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Welcome! This page has been created to reflect the 2016-17 academic year job search.

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See also: Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017 and Archaeology Jobs 2016-2017


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Open Searches: Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions in Biological Anthropology Edit

American University (DC) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - Anthropology - Open Until FilledEdit

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for one full-time, tenure-line position to begin September 1, 2017. We are seeking an anthropologist who focuses on urban contexts and populations. All sub-disciplines of anthropology (e.g., cultural, linguistic, archaeology, medical and biological anthropology) will be considered for this position. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2017 in the field of Anthropology. This one position will be filled at either the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

We welcome applications from candidates who are at once committed to public engagement in their research and scholarship and whose work is explicit in its use of social theory and rigorous qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. The successful candidate’s research will focus on processes of social and economic marginalization among communities and other social groups, with particular interest in one or more of the following: environmental degradation and ruin; disparities in access to quality public education; poverty, class, and citizenship struggles; public health, disease, and medical crises; and community and state security in the city and suburbia. For this position, we would particularly welcome applicants who have worked on the United States. We will also pay special attention to those who work in Washington D.C. region or elsewhere on the East Coast or those who have conducted other urban research and demonstrate a well-developed research agenda clearly linking previous work to future research in the Washington D.C area and/or broader East Coast region. The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong teaching record, and share the department’s commitment to collaboration among fields within anthropology and across disciplines within the University. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school and university activities. The successful applicant for Assistant Professor will demonstrate the potential for external research funding. The successful applicant for Associate Professor will demonstrate that they have already received significant external funding for their research.

Candidates should apply for either Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank. In the case of Associate Professor rank, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring, depending on their qualifications.

  • Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Please submit applications via: https://apply.interfolio.com/36870. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), copies of recent published papers or working papers, and the names of three persons willing to provide letters of recommendation. Please contact Jean Wogaman, Senior Administrative Assistant, 202-885-1838 or wogaman@american.edu if you have any questions. [posted 8/24/16]

Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor - Social Science Research Methods - Deadline: November 7Edit

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with advanced expertise in social science research methods, including statistics. Anticipated start date is August 2017. This position is part of a cluster of hires, in collaboration with ASU’s Institute for Social Science Research (https://issr.asu.edu),to advance the university’s global leadership in social science methods innovation and training. We seek applicants with an established record of research that deploys advanced social science research methods to study pressing social questions that fit the intellectual mission of the School (https://shesc.asu.edu), and with a capacity to teach advanced statistics to undergraduate and graduate students in the range of social science programs offered across the School (e.g., global health, anthropology, and environmental social science) and the University.

The successful candidate is expected to teach advanced social science statistics and social science methods at the graduate and undergraduate level, mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, conduct collaborative research, present research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and in public fora, seek external funding, and provide service to the university and profession.

Minimum qualifications:

Ph.D. in social statistics, sociology, policy, political science, epidemiology, econometrics, anthropology or related fields by the time of appointment
A strong record of research accomplishments, appropriate to time since Ph.D.
A record of or demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching

Desired qualifications:

Evidence of success in obtaining external funding
Experience teaching in a variety of modalities (e.g. classroom, hybrid, online)
Demonstrated record of collaborative experiences with interdisciplinary research teams
Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

ASU is ranked sixth nationally in the National Science Foundation HERD survey for social science research. The School of Human Evolution and Social Change houses programs in anthropology, global health, environmental social sciences, and applied math in the life sciences. Faculty in our School collaborate through other dynamic research centers including the Center for Global Health, the Center for Evolution and Medicine, the Center for Bioarchaeological Research, the Center for Archaeology and Society, the Institute of Human Origins and the Global Institute of Sustainability. For more information, please visit https://shesc.asu.edu.

  • Initial deadline for complete applications is November 7, 2016. If not filled, review will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please submit to http://academicjobsonline.org the following materials: 1) a letter of application that outlines qualifications and includes a statement of teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your letter of application to Dr. Dan Hruschka, Social Science Methods Search Committee Chair. This is a paperless search; only materials submitted electronically as described above will be considered. A background check is required for employment.

California State University, Chico (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Physical Anthropology - Deadline: 24 Oct. 2016 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology is searching for a tenure track Assistant professor to start August 2017. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. Position is contingent on funding.

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. (by time of appointment) in Anthropology with specialization in biological/physical anthropology. Research grounded in forensic-related areas. College teaching experience, strong record of professional and scholarly activities, capability to teach introductory statistics for Anthropology Majors, and expertise complementing those of current faculty. Ability to co-direct the Certificate in Forensic Identification.

Preferred Qualifications: Complement academic background of current faculty. Background in teaching and research related to forensic anthropology, forensic science, human genetics, human variation, and bioarchaeology highly desirable. Involvement in forensic anthropology case work and progress toward board certification. Experience teaching a breadth of undergraduate and graduate level courses in physical anthropology. Willingness to work with MA-level graduate students and Forensic Certificate interns.

Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate is expected to teach general education courses and majors courses in anthropology at the undergraduate level as well as teach graduate level seminars and serve on MA thesis committees. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department. The successful candidate should also demonstrate the following: Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The Department: The Department of Anthropology enrolls approximately 180 majors, undergraduate and graduate. It is committed to the four-field approach and offers certificate programs in Museum Studies, Applied Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Resources Management, and Forensic Anthropology. The department also supports a respected MA program producing graduates that have gone on to distinguished doctoral programs or obtained relevant employment. The Department is noted for excellence in teaching and for its student-centered learning environment. For additional information, as well as this position announcement in its entirety, go to the department website: http://www.csuchico.edu/anth/

Link to Apply Online: http://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/3845

  • Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on October 24th and continue until the position is filled.
  • Invitation for phone interview

California State University Dominguez Hills (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2016Edit

The faculty of the Department of Anthropology at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the Biological Anthropology department.

Responsibilities: Teach general undergraduate courses in more than one of the major subfields (ethnology, archaeology, biological anthropology, anthropological linguistics). Assist with advising of majors and serve on appropriate departmental, college and university committees.

Department of Anthropology: The CSUDH Department of Anthropology offers a major and a minor in the discipline with course work in the four anthropological sub-disciplines: ethnology, archaeology, physical anthropology and anthropological linguistics. In addition, courses focus on contemporary disciplinary research, area studies and societal applications of anthropological knowledge. In addition to a common core of courses, majors may choose concentrations in General Anthropology, Archaeology, Applied Anthropology or Biological Anthropology.

Mission: The Department of Anthropology is a community of scholars dedicated to teaching and learning excellence in our field and for our students. Our curriculum emphasizes skill development and diverse undergraduate field experiences. Through scholarly work and direct participation in research programs both locally and outside the United States, students gain direct understanding of the varied nature of human experience in cultures of the world.

For more information see: http://www.nbs.csudh.edu/anthropology

The Department of Anthropology, CSUDH, seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in biological anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2017. The candidate’s research interests may be in any area of biological anthropology that complements current program strengths in archaeology and or sociocultural anthropology.

Minimum Qualifications: ABD considered; completed PhD is preferred. Area of expertise may include any dimension of biological anthropology and complements existing departmental strengths in archaeology and sociocultural anthropology. We seek candidates who can demonstrate their commitment to undergraduate teaching and scholarly excellence. Scholarly research excellence as evidenced by publication record is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates qualified to teach courses in human osteology, forensic anthropology, human variation and whose research expertise complements our program’s emphasis in the interaction between humans and their environments. Additional preference will be given to candidates with ongoing or potential projects in Southern California that can foster undergraduate involvement and career opportunities.

California State University, Sacramento (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Skeletal Morphology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology is seeking a professional specializing in human or non-human primate skeletal morphology, including, but not limited to: functional aspects of anatomy/biomechanics (e.g., locomotor and/or dietary adaptations), taxonomic differences in morphology/biodistance analysis, and/or other aspects of skeletal biology. The individual will work collaboratively with Biological Anthropology and Archaeology faculty to support and contribute to the department as a part of the ABA concentration.   

The position requires classroom teaching, research and scholarly activity, student advising and institutional and community service/contributions.

This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2017 semester.  Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment.  Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link.  External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link.  Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Applicants must include the following attachments with the application:

1.  Cover Letter detailing their research interests, scholarship, and teaching background. 2.  Current curriculum vita. 3.  Statement of teaching philosophy (including their experience in working with a diverse student population). 4.  Syllabi for two proposed courses 5.  Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required if invited for an interview) 6.  Contact information for three recent professional references (including name, telephone number and email address).

Additionally, candidates will be contacted and provided instructions for submission of confidential letters of recommendations and teaching evaluations.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016.  All materials must be received by this date to ensure full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.
    • Letters of recommendation requested on Nov 19

Christopher Newport University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropology - Deadline: 17 Oct. 2016Edit

The Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology, effective August 21, 2017. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. The Department offers majors in Sociology and Social Work with concentrations in Anthropology and Criminology. Research specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with topical expertise in one or more of the following areas: food and nutrition, medical anthropology, environmental anthropology, language and culture, and migration. Teaching responsibilities for this position will include introductory courses in cultural and biological anthropology, upper-level electives in the candidate's area of expertise, and qualitative methods. Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated ability to teach courses across the sub-disciplines, as well as courses cross-listed with sociology. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. The Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript (photocopies are acceptable for initial screening), research statement, statement of teaching philosophy or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three recommendation letters with at least one addressing the applicant's teaching capabilities to: Director of Faculty Recruitment, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Faculty Search, Search #8284, Christopher Newport University, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606-3072. Or facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu

  • Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2016.

Cleveland State University (OH) - TT Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 26 Sept 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Cleveland State University is searching for active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Cleveland State University Department of Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology position available August 21, 2017. Major responsibilities: teach up to a maximum of 9 credits per semester of undergraduate courses in biological anthropology, maintain an active research and publication agenda, serve on committees as required.=== PhD in anthropology, with a specialization in biomedical physical anthropology, an active research agenda; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and a willingness to develop a course in forensic anthropology. Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. Teaching experience with introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in biological anthropology and urban medical anthropology. An active research agenda that includes issues in urban biological or medical anthropology, such as nutrition and health in local ethnic communities, will be an advantage, and the ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the CSU academic community.

Send cover letter addressed to Chair, ANT Search Committee that details experience and interests, research agenda and teaching philosophy, along with curriculum vitae, a summary chart of teaching evaluations, and three references. All materials must be submitted through http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/hrd/employment.html.

  • Review of applications will begin September 26, 2016; the position is open until filled. Hiring is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the State.
  • Invitation for campus interview (x1)

Cornell University (NY) - TT Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Global Health and Nutrition - Deadline: 31 Dec 2016Edit

The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University invites applications for a 9-month, full-salaried, tenure-track position. We seek candidates with experience in interdisciplinary research in global health and nutrition and an interest in studying the biological and/or social dimensions of nutrition in human populations.  Areas of expertise include epidemiology and intervention targeting & evaluation. Scholarship related to nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate's research interests.  The qualifications of the candidate should be consistent with a tenure-track or tenured appointment at the level of an assistant, associate or full professor, with a doctoral degree in nutrition, epidemiology, medicine, social-behavioral sciences or a related field. Demonstrated research excellence in areas of interest include, but are not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, and food systems for health and nutrition disparities.  This position is aligned with University initiatives in big data, information sciences, and global and public health. The successful candidate will teach in the Division’s undergraduate and/or graduate program, bring unique expertise and perspectives to the Cornell curriculum, and mentor graduate students within and outside the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility is to establish and maintain an independent and extramurally funded research program.  Distribution of professional effort will be approximately 50% research, 50% teaching.

Please visit http://www.human.cornell.edu/dns for more information on the Division of Nutritional Sciences and to review the full advertisement.

Review of applications is underway.

Qualifications: PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH, DVM or equivalent degree in human or public health nutrition, epidemiology, medicine and/or the social-behavioral sciences including sociology, anthropology, economics and demography or in a related field; Demonstrated research excellence in areas including, but not limited to, maternal and child nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention, food systems for human health and nutrition. Experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; Research excellence should be demonstrated by a substantial record of publication (in books and recognized journals) in the field and a strong history of externally supported research; Scholarship related to food, diet, nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense should be central to the candidate's research program. Interest in building academic linkages within DNS program areas, and with other departments and centers throughout the university such as the Weill Cornell Medical College, the Cornell Population Program, the Cornell Center for Sustainable Futures, the Institute for Social Sciences, and/or the Center for Comparative and Population Genomics.

  • To Apply: Applicants must upload a cover letter, their CV, a research statement and a teaching statement.  Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted to Cornell through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7319

Duke University (NC) - TT Position - Evolutionary Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - REFERENCES REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in July or August, 2017. Candidates with specialties in any area of evolutionary anthropology are invited to apply. Consideration will be given to applicants in areas of our current strength (e.g., primate behavioral ecology and/or cognition, evolutionary endocrinology and physiology, paleontology, and functional anatomy) but also to those studying any aspect of human biological variation, genetics and genomics, growth and development, demography, and human adaptation to climate or disease. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and demonstrate the potential to build an outstanding, externally funded research program. In addition, they must contribute to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and fortify the department’s interdisciplinary links to other units in the University. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, three representative reprints and the contact information for three potential referees to our job posting at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7666.

  • Applications received by November 1, 2016 will be guaranteed consideration.
    • -Letters of reference requested 11/22

Grand Valley State University (MI)- TT Position - Anatomy & Physiology - Deadline: 24 Oct. 2016Edit

The Biomedical Sciences department at Grand Valley State University is pleased to announce it is searching for a new tenure-track faculty member to join our department in Fall 2017. Qualified applicants will be committed to both classroom teaching and research involving undergraduate and/or graduate students. Applicants with demonstrated experience teaching an integrated human anatomy and physiology course and associated labs are encouraged to apply. The area of research emphasis is open, although we encourage candidates whose research complements foci of existing faculty to apply. The successful candidate must have obtained a Ph.D. or equivalent in anatomy and/or physiology, or a related field. Duties include a 9 contact hour (3 course) teaching load per semester, scholarship, and service. The primary teaching duties for this position will be an integrated anatomy and physiology course, although faculty may be asked to teach in other areas of expertise. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Startup funds for research are available.

How to Apply: A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vita, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) names and contact information for three references, and (6) graduate transcripts (unofficial). Please apply at: http://jobs.gvsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492402/assistant-professor-biomedical-sciences-anatomyphysiology. If you have questions about applying online or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Email questions about the position to: Dr. Cynthia Thompson, search committee chair (thompscy@gvsu.edu).

  • The review process will begin on October 24th and continue until the position is filled.

Harvard University (MA)- Tenure track or Tenured Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology - Review begins November 30, 2016.Edit

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks to appoint a tenure-track or tenured professor in the fields of physiology or behavioral ecology, including, but not limited to, areas such as energetics, life-history, aging, immune function, and reproductive ecology. We are interested in candidates who address these fields from an evolutionary perspective in humans or non-human primates, and welcome candidates whose research includes fieldwork as well as laboratory-based studies (including on model organisms). The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology values diversity among its faculty, and we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu).  We will evaluate applications beginning November 30, 2016, and will conclude when the position is filled.  Please submit: a cover letter, CV, teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy), research statment, and representative publications. Candidates for a tenure-track position are also required to submit names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Hamilton College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Anthropological Archaeology, incl. Bio. Anthro.) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016Edit

The Anthropology Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2017. We seek candidates with a specialization in archaeology and general ability to teach biological anthropology. We seek candidates whose research and teaching broadly reflect training in archaeological science – specifically, candidates who specialize in early human adaptations and continental discovery with consideration of human/environment interactions and whose interests complement current faculty interests and course offerings. We expect candidates to be able to offer annually one semester of introduction to archaeology (with 20% biological anthropology), one 200 level biological anthropology course on human evolution, a biennial course on analytical methods in archaeology and other 200-300 level topical courses associated with the candidate’s expertise. In particular, we seek applicants who can demonstrate course contributions to Geoarchaeology and/or Environmental Studies Programs. We expect that the successful applicant will develop an ongoing research program involving undergraduate students. Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. For ABD candidates, the requirements for the Ph.D. should be expected to be completed by July 1, 2017. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. Candidates should submit materials via interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/36527. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Nathan Goodale, Search Committee Chair, at ngoodale@hamilton.edu.

  • The deadline for applications to be considered is October 15, 2016.

Mississippi State University (MS) - TT Assistant Professor, Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures (AMEC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in cultural anthropology, beginning August 16th, 2017, with preference for a specialization in medical anthropology. Preference will be given to candidates with active research programs in North America that focus on health/medical issues amongst indigenous North Americans, communities of color, and/or diasporic communities. The preferred candidate’s research will also build on the existing strengths of the department. AMEC is a dynamic, growing department offering an anthropology major and Middle Eastern studies minor, with an applied anthropology MA program including a cultural anthropology track. A strong, active research agenda with the potential for involving graduate students is crucial to this position. The successful candidate will contribute to our track in applied cultural anthropology and must demonstrate a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The preferred candidate will be able to teach introduction to cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, and qualitative/quantitative research methods, as well as topical courses in their area of study. The position carries a 2:3 teaching load and a nationally competitive salary.

Mississippi State University (MSU) is a top 100 major research university and is the recipient of a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. MSU also received recognition as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Mississippi State University is located in Starkville, MS, which is a progressive, growing, sun-belt community.

Rank: Assistant Professor.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Basic qualifications: Applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Anthropology or closely related field. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 16th, 2017. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong research activity and an excellent record of teaching.

Position available: August 16th, 2017, with academic year beginning Fall 2017.

  • To apply: All applicants must apply online at http://www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter (which should address the candidate's current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three references willing to write a letter of recommendation if solicited. Please submit attachments as PDF files only. Additional materials will be requested from a selection of applicants.

Northern Arizona University - TT Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 16 November 2016 or until filled. --PHONE INTERVIEW REQUESTED Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in biological anthropology, beginning Fall 2017. Minimum qualifications: PhD in anthropology, specializing in biological anthropology, by August 2017. We seek a biological anthropologist with a strong record of teaching, research, publication, the potential to obtain external funding, and an interest in collaboration with sociocultural faculty, as well as researchers across the university. We are interested in individuals who conduct field-based, interdisciplinary research integrating biological data from living populations in a social context. Potential areas of specialization include but are not limited to: human biology and physiology, health and disease, growth and development, and epigenetics and genetics. Geographic area is open.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate biological anthropology courses, quantitative methods, and other courses related to the candidate’s area of specialization. This position will complement existing departmental strengths in medical anthropology and NAU’s interdisciplinary health focus. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Northern Arizona University and the surrounding area are strongly desired.

Upload as a single file: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) one-page teaching philosophy, 4) two-page five-year research plan, and 5) names and contact information of three references to: http://nau.edu/human-resources/careers/faculty-and-administrator-openings/ (Click on the apply button under vacancy number 602850).

  • Application review will begin November 16, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Corina M. Kellner, corina.kellner@nau.edu.
    • REQUEST FOR PHONE INTERVIEW 11/30/16

Penn State University (PA) - Assistant or Associate Professor in Ecological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology (http://www.anthro.psu.edu) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an early to middle-career human ecologist, starting in August 2017. We seek a scholar with an established program of active field or laboratory research, who will integrate and complement existing strengths in our program and contribute to trans-disciplinary initiatives across the university. Candidates' skills and interests should be consistent with the Anthropology Department`s strongly integrative, scientific, and quantitative scholarship in population, ecological, genetic, and evolutionary research. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, ethnographic approaches to socio-ecological systems, evolutionary approaches to human environmental interaction, demography, and ecological approaches to reproduction and well-being. Methodological and geographic areas of expertise are open, although applicants with established records of community-based fieldwork are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, an ability to obtain external funding, and a strong publication record. We encourage collaborative research projects within the department and participation in inter-disciplinary research institutes on campus (e.g., Population Research Institute [1], Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment [2], Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences [www.huck.psu.edu/content/research], Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment [3], Ecology Institute [4] and Global Studies program [5]).

Applications should be submitted online and include: 1) a curriculum vitae with educational background, employment history, and list of publications; 2) a statement covering research and teaching interests; and 3) the names, addresses, and emails of at least three references.

  • Application review will begin September 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Direct questions regarding this faculty position to Dr. Rebecca Bliege Bird (rub33@psu.edu). Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/64412

Purdue University (IN) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 7 Oct. 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Purdue University Department of Anthropology invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology to begin August 2017. Area of specialization may include past or present humans or non-human primates with a preference for research interests in diet, nutrition, and/or biocultural aspects of food; other specializations will be considered. Research should complement current faculty interests in health and the environment.

We seek applicants with an excellent record of scholarly publications and funding, teaching experience, and an active research agenda. The position will require conducting original research, undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, as well as participation in departmental and university administrative activities. An ability to link to Purdue programs or centers addressing society’s grand challenges is preferred (e.g., interdisciplinary studies programs in the College of Liberal Arts or University: Ingestive Behavior Research Center, Centers for Aging and the Life Course, Research on Diversity and Inclusion, The Environment, and Discovery Park). Evidence of strong teaching skills is desired. Potential courses include introductory, advanced, and graduate courses in biological anthropology, nutrition, health, laboratory methods, and specialty courses in the candidate’s research area. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field is required.

Send electronic applications including a vita and a cover letter stating research and teaching interests and experience and contact information for three references to: Dr. Michele Buzon, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059; gunion@purdue.edu (Assistant to the Head, Brenda Gunion).

  • For full consideration applications should be received by October 7, 2016 and review will continue until filled. We plan to begin on-campus interviews in November. A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • Letters and further material requested (10/12) (x3)
  • Job talks have been scheduled 11/14/2016

Stony Brook University, SUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Paleoanthropology and/or Skeletal Biology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016 - LONGLISTINGEdit

The Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, seeks an individual whose research focuses on paleoanthropology and/or skeletal biology to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek to deliver an expanded undergraduate curriculum, to strengthen the graduate program, and to further strengthen synergistic relations with other departments and institutes on campus such as Anatomical Sciences, Ecology & Evolution, Biomedical Engineering, Geosciences and the Turkana Basin Institute. We seek to hire and individual with expertise in the area of hominin paleontology (evolutionary morphology) and/or skeletal biology (e.g. mechanobiology, heritability, developmental genetics, adaptation). The candidate must possess the qualifications and skills necessary to teach a large enrollment undergraduate course in human anatomy. Candidates must hold a PhD by the starting date of appointment.

Applicants should apply via: AcademicJobsOnline.Org https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7348 (Position ID: 7348). Applications should include a cover letter stating research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, up to three examples of publications, and the names and addresses of three individuals who will be submitting references letters. The applicant should request their reference writers to submit their letters through AcademicJobsOnline.org. Applications should be addressed to the Paleoanthropology - Skeletal Biology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4364, USA.

  • For full consideration applications and letters of reference should be submitted by October 15, 2016. Questions about the search should be directed to the Paleoanthropology - Skeletal Biology Search Committee at anthropology@stonybrook.edu. Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.
  • Nov 14 - Long list candidates contacted

University of British Columbia (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor, Archaeological Sciences/Bioarchaeology - Deadline: Dec. 1Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in archaeological sciences/bioarchaeology.  This position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2017.  A Ph.D. in anthropology/archaeology as well as a strong record of research and demonstrated potential for excellence are required.  While a Ph.D. is preferred, applicants who will have successfully defended the Ph.D. dissertation by the position start date may be considered.  We welcome applicants whose primary expertise is in the domains of archaeological sciences and bioarchaeology and whose research interests intersect both the natural and social sciences in understanding past human societies.  More specifically, we seek candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: archaeochemistry, archaeological-anthropological genetics, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, and related sub-disciplines.  Also desirable is experience in the application and teaching of quantitative methods. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, service, graduate supervision, and undergraduate and graduate teaching.  S/He will have access to the Laboratory of Archaeology facilities including specialized labs for isotope analysis and scanning electron microscopy.  For information about the Department, visit: http://anth.ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Applicants should apply by December 1, 2016 through the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/), Job ID: 24449, and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vita; a statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to anth.recruitment@ubc.ca (or by post to the address below) by the same deadline.

  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to: The Head, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1.UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Hyperlink to the job posting: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=24449

University of California, Davis (CA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor, Genetic Anthropologist - Deadline: 3 Oct. 2016 - INTERVIEWSEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Genetic Anthropology. Ph.D. must be completed by the first day of courses (September 2017). This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant or Associate rank. The resulting hire will not be at the full professor rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications.

We seek applicants with a record of original research and scientific publication on using genetic and genomic data to illuminate human or non-human primate evolution (phylogeny, demography, adaptation), with a background in bioinformatics, molecular biology, and/or population genetics. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers.

The position is a nine-month appointment within the Department of Anthropology. The proposed start date is July 1, 2017. Teaching duties will be four courses per academic year (quarter system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level. Courses will include an introductory undergraduate course in Human Evolutionary Biology, an advanced undergraduate course in Anthropological Genetics, and a graduate seminar. The candidate will develop additional classes, perform undergraduate and graduate advising, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Anthropology are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus environment that supports equality and diversity.

Applicants should submit: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter; (3) a statement that indicates completed research, current research program, and teaching experience; (4) copies of up to three publications (5) a Statement of Contributions to Diversity and (6) the names and addresses of three referees. Applications must be submitted online to: http://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01142.

  • Email saying they emailed references -- Oct 25
  • scheduling interviews (11/22)

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropologist - Deadline 15 Oct. 2016 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks a biological anthropologist for a tenure-track position at any level within the assistant professor rank, starting July 2017. Candidates must have a PhD degree in Anthropology or a closely related field in hand at time of appointment. The successful candidate's research interests will complement existing strengths of the UCLA biological anthropology program, which emphasizes an evolutionary (adaptationist) perspective. Specialists in all research areas are invited to apply. Please visit the following websites for more information about the current focus of the biological anthropology program (http://uclabioanthro.weebly.com/) and the affiliated Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture (http://bec.ucla.edu).

Applications should include electronic versions of: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, up to three representative publications, and names and addresses of three referees. Please submit your application through UCLA Academic Recruit at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/. Recruitment number JPF02429.

  • For further information please contact Dr. Joe Manson (jmanson@anthro.ucla.edu). Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and the final deadline for application submission is November 3, 2016. Appointment begins July 1, 2017. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and based on University of California pay scales.
  • Letters of recommendation requested Nov 12

University of California, Santa Barbara (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Biomedical Anthropologist/Demographer - Deadline: Sept. 1, 2016 Primary Consideration; Open until Oct 15, 2015 if not filled - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Open May 15th, 2016 through October 15, 2016

If you apply to this recruitment by September 1st, 2016, you will have until October 15th, 2016 to complete your application.

The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Integrative Anthropological Sciences (IAS), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2017. We seek a scientist specializing in any area of biomedical anthropology or biomedical demography. Subfield expertise includes human biology, health and infectious disease, epidemiological transitions, human development and plasticity, aging, demography, human/animal disease transmission, host-parasite coevolution, stress, nutrition, reproductive biology, life history, life course epidemiology, global health, evolutionary medicine, genetics/epigenetics or related fields. Research program should be theoretically rigorous, and candidates with an active field program integrating biomedical and/or demographic data gathered in contemporary human populations will be preferred. Candidates will be preferred who can ground their research with respect to the unifying themes of evolutionary and ecological theory. It should effectively complement and augment existing strengths to help bolster the mission of the IAS Unit (see Department website: http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/graduate/specializations/ias). Research program should also contribute expertise to the Broom Center for Demography. Geographical area of specialization is open.

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach lower-division introductory courses in quantitative methods, and upper-division courses in evolutionary medicine, public health or other areas related to the anthropologist’s areas of specialization. The ability to direct graduate students and to obtain extramural funding are critical requirements.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Please apply and submit via https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00719: (1) a statement detailing past and current research experience, (2) a five-year research plan, (3) a statement on teaching experience, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) names and email addresses for three reference letter writers, (6) three representative publications, and (7) a brief cover letter. Please direct any questions to Professor Michael Gurven, Chair, IAS Search Committee, at searchias@anth.ucsb.edu.

  • For primary consideration, submit application and materials on or before September 1, 2016; if not filled, applications will be accepted until October 15, 2016. Interviews are expected to be conducted by mid-October.
  • On campus interview scheduled (11/16)

University of Colorado Denver (CO) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biological Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning fall 2017. We seek a biological anthropologist with specialization in the biology of past and/or present human populations. Potential areas of interest include but are not limited to epigenetics, early life antecedents of adult disease, and human ecology/adaptation. Candidates with a proven track record of high impact publications, an ongoing field and/or lab-based research project, high potential for garnering external funding, and an ability to complement faculty strengths and solidify links to the Anschutz Medical Campus are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Colorado Denver, which is tasked with supporting the general education of the undergraduate student body, offers a major and minor program, and a terminal M.A. degree in Anthropology. The department sees undergraduate education as an opportunity to produce educated citizens, where majors receive broad preparation for a variety of careers that draw upon technical skills and an understanding of human culture. The terminal Master’s program is designed to produce practitioner-scholars trained both in specific skill sets and in the critical theories that allow them to interrogate and improve upon the status quo. Within our M.A., we have developed concentrations of Medical Anthropology, Archaeology, and Biological Anthropology.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology required at time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Proven track record of high impact publications. An ongoing field and/or lab-based research project. High potential for bringing in external funding. Ability to complement faculty strengths and solidify links to the UCD medical campus. Develop and teach courses in biological anthropology including: Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Human Variation, and Quantitative Research Methods. Proven ability to teach online classes is also desired.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services

  • Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct all inquiries to Charles Musiba at Charles.Musiba@ucdenver.edu, Chair of the Search Committee. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 30, 2016.

University of Montréal (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Biological Anthropologist - Deadline - Nov. 4, 2016Edit

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Poste de professeure ou de professeur en bioanthropologie évolutionniste. Le Département d’anthropologie sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeure ou de professeur à temps plein au rang d’adjoint en bioanthropologie évolutionniste, avec un champ de recherche axé de préférence sur l’écologie comportementale humaine ou des primates non humains, ou sur les phénomènes d’adaptation et de plasticité phénotypique.

Fonctions : La personne retenue sera appelée à enseigner aux trois cycles, à encadrer des étudiants aux études supérieures, à poursuivre des activités de recherche, de publication et de rayonnement ainsi qu’à contribuer aux activités de l’institution.

Exigences: Doctorat en anthropologie ou dans une discipline pertinente. Les candidatures de personnes en fin de rédaction de thèse seront également prises en considération. Le doctorat doit être octroyé avant l’entrée en fonction. Excellent dossier de publications dans le domaine. Aptitude en enseignement universitaire. Maîtrise de la langue française*

Traitement: L’Université de Montréal offre un salaire concurrentiel jumelé à une gamme complète d’avantages sociaux. Échelle salariale

Entrée en fonction: Le ou après le 1er juin 2017.

Constitution du dossier: Le dossier de candidature doit être constitué des documents suivants: - une lettre de motivation - un curriculum vitæ - un exemplaire des publications ou des travaux de recherche récents. Le dossier doit également comporter trois lettres de recommandation. Celles-ci doivent être transmises directement par leur auteur au Département.

Clôture du concours: Le dossier de candidature et les lettres de recommandation doivent parvenir au directeur du Département d’anthropologie au plus tard le 4 novembre 2016 à l’adresse suivante : M. Guy Lanoue, directeur, Département d’anthropologie, Faculté des arts et des sciences, Université de Montréal, C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville, Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7.

Le dossier de candidature et les lettres peuvent aussi être transmis par voie électronique à : suzane.girard@umontreal.ca. Cependant, les originaux imprimés et signés sont également requis et devront suivre par courrier. Les personnes intéressées trouveront plusieurs informations sur le Département en consultant son site Web à l’adresse http://www.anthropo.umontreal.ca./

Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal: L’Université de Montréal est une université québécoise de langue française, à rayonnement international. Dans le cadre du renouvellement de son corps professoral, elle intensifie le recrutement des meilleurs spécialistes dans le monde et s’assure par ailleurs que, conformément à la Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal http://secretariatgeneral.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/user_upload/secretariat/doc_officiels/reglements/administration/adm10-34_politique-linguistique.pdf, les professeurs qu’elle recrute qui ne maîtrisent pas le français à leur entrée en fonction bénéficient d’un programme de soutien à l’apprentissage de la langue française.

Privilège de confidentialité des candidatures: Les procédures de nomination en vigueur à l’Université de Montréal prévoient que tous les dossiers de candidature peuvent être consultés par les membres de l’Assemblée des professeurs. Toute personne désirant que sa candidature demeure confidentielle jusqu’à l’établissement de la liste restreinte de recrutement (candidats retenus pour entrevue) est priée de le mentionner dans sa lettre de motivation.

Programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi: L’Université de Montréal prône la diversité de son personnel et encourage les membres des minorités visibles et ethniques ainsi que les femmes, les autochtones, les personnes handicapées et les personnes de toutes orientations et identités sexuelles à poser leur candidature.

Exigences en matière d’immigration: Nous invitons tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler à l’UdeM. Conformément aux exigences de l’immigration au Canada, veuillez noter que la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents.


The Département d’anthropologie of the Université de Montréal invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in evolutionary biological anthropology, with a preferred research focus on the behavioral ecology of human or non-human primates, or on adaptation and phenotypic plasticity.

Responsibilities: The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.

Requirements: Ph.D. in anthropology or in a related discipline. Applications from ABDs will be considered as long as the doctoral degree is obtained by the starting date. Excellent dossier of relevant publications. University level teaching ability. Proficiency in French.

Linguistic Policy: The Université de Montréal is a Québec University with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy http://secretariatgeneral.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/user_upload/secretariat/doc_officiels/reglements/administration/adm10-34_politique-linguistique.pdf, the Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.

Salary: The Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

Starting Date: On or after June 1st, 2017.

The application must include the following documents:- a cover letter - a curriculum vitæ - copies of recent publications and research. Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department chair by the referees.

Application and letters of recommendation may also be sent to the following e-mail: suzane.girard@umontreal.ca. However, the signed originals are required and must be sent by post. For more information about the Department, please consult its Web site at: http://www.anthropo.umontreal.ca.

Confidentiality: The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Equal Access Employment Program: Université de Montréal promotes diversity in its workforce and encourages members of visible and ethnic minorities as well as women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply.

Immigration Requirements: We invite all qualified candidates to apply at Université de Montréal. However, in accordance with immigration requirements in Canada, please note that priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

  • Deadline: Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the chair of the Département d’anthropologie by November 4th, 2016 at the following address: M. Guy Lanoue, directeur, Département d’anthropologie, Faculté des arts et des sciences, Université de Montréal, C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville, Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7.
  • Member of the search committee here: Don’t let the French requirement deter you from applying, you can definitely submit applications and conduct interviews in English. If you do not speak French but are interested in this position and think you’d be a good fit, by all means apply. UdeM is actively renewing its faculty and is seeking the best possible candidates first and foremost. The university will train you to learn French should you get the job. Some of our recent hires have come out of US programs and did not speak French upon hiring.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE) - Chair (Pref. for Bio-Anthro) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016Edit

We are seeking an extraordinary individual to serve as Chair of the Anthropology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a public land grant research university and member of the Big10 Academic Alliance with enrollment of over 25,000 students. We seek a Chair who will guide the rebuilding of Anthropology at UNL, and who will promote integration and collaboration across subfields of anthropology. The Chair will provide strategic leadership and vision to promote excellence in research, education, and outreach for a growing cadre of junior and established faculty; will effectively manage department resources at a time of transformation and opportunity; will be instrumental in fund raising and alumni/ae relations; and will play a key role in developing strong relationships between Anthropology and other units in the College and across the University.

The Chair will have a mandate to rebuild the department, including hiring faculty, across three sub-fields (biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and archaeology; linguistic anthropology is pursued outside the department); enhance the department research profile; grow the undergraduate major; and reinvigorate the graduate program. Opportunities exist to develop partnerships with local and regional agencies outside the University including: the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) at Offutt Air Force Base; the Midwest Archaeological Center of the National Park Service, the Nebraska State Historical Society, and the Nebraska State Museum.

Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in Anthropology from an accredited college or university and current rank as an established associate professor or full professor; evidence of administrative experience; evidence of excellence in teaching; and a strong and active record of refereed publications and externally funded research. The Chair will maintain a vigorous research program involving undergraduate and graduate students in any area of anthropology, but with particular preference for biological or bio-cultural anthropology. The academic record must warrant appointment as a tenured full professor.

For consideration applicants must complete the on-line Faculty/Administrative form and submit application materials at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition f_160213 . Application materials should include a cover letter describing administrative experience and philosophy; a curriculum vitae with a full list of publications and a summary of past, current, and pending research support; the names of three references; and brief statements of research, educational, and service interests. Inquiries regarding the position or the application process should be directed to: anthropologysearch@unl.edu, or Anthropology Search Committee Chair, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1223 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0312 (Fax: 402-472-1123).

  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE) - Assistant Professor of Practice - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications for a Professor of Practice position in Archaeological Methods at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017. This is a non-tenure leading position, but comes with other faculty rights and benefits. Professors of Practice hold longer-term renewable contract appointments, with primary responsibility in instructional activities. A Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Anthropology or Archaeology is required; candidates must also provide evidence for excellence in teaching; a North American research focus is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have their degree in hand by August, 2017. We seek an experienced, anthropologically-trained archaeologist to teach hands-on courses in field archaeological methods, laboratory methods, cultural heritage management, material culture manufacture and analysis, and research design. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison with the local and regional professional communities. This individual will be involved in undergraduate and graduate teaching and will help coordinate an archaeological field school program.

We expect this individual to find synergy working with archaeologists in other units at UNL, such as the Departments of Art and Art History, Classics and Religious Studies and the School of Natural Resources, as well as scholars in the NIMBUS lab, geophysicists and geologists in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and possibly also History. Community partners include the National Park Service Midwest Archaeological Center, the Nebraska State Historical Society, and the USDA Forest Service. In addition, the potential exists to build a strong partnership with the University of Nebraska State Museum. For this reason experience in curating anthropological/archaeological collections would also be preferred.

For consideration, applicants must complete the on-line Faculty/Administrative form and submit the following application materials at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_160202: 1. cover letter describing teaching experience and philosophy; 2. curriculum vitae with a full list of publications and a summary of past, current, and pending research support; 3. list of three references 4. teaching portfolio (under ‘Other Document’)

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV) - Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology Job Search No. 17031

ROLE of the POSITION: Applicants should have expertise in both bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program; teach introductory courses in biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization; recruit and mentor graduate students in the department's PhD program; demonstrate ability to obtain external funding for research; and, perform departmental, college and university service. Preference will be given to candidates who will pursue certification as a diplomate in the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (DABFA). Preference will also be given to candidates who have access to a field site(s) for undergraduate and graduate field experience. The candidate will be expected to oversee the forensic anthropology internship program and work closely with the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner.

QUALIFICATIONS This position requires a PhD in Anthropology from a regionally accredited college or university and expertise in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology by May 30th 2017; active research agenda in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology; demonstrated ability to contribute to the growth and excellence of the graduate program; and, willingness to invest in recruiting and mentoring undergraduate majors and MA/PhD students with either academic or applied career goals.

Preferred Qualifications: Record of external funding and publication; experience in teaching; fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in anthropology; laboratory and/or field-based integrated methods; commitment to interdisciplinary biocultural approaches in anthropology; interests that complement existing faculty; and potential to contribute to departmental focus areas (http://www.unlv.edu/anthro/about).

SALARY RANGE: Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS: Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

  • Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on Nov. 1, 2016 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Debra Martin, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.
  • Always appreciated when a search committee 1) thanks you for applying; and 2) gives a timeline for their decision making. It's professional and respectful and makes applicants even more eager to be considered in such a department!

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania is currently seeking outstanding applicants for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in biological anthropology. Specifically, we expect the successful candidate to have an active research program on the intersection between human biology, energetics and evolution. Potential research areas include biomechanics, biocultural adaptation, nutrition, and evolutionary medicine. We are looking for a colleague with a doctoral degree in anthropology that complements the existing programs in the department and whose research interests foster a multidisciplinary dialogue with other groups across the University. This position also articulates with the university-wide Integration of Knowledge Initiative of Diversity, Health and Society, which seeks a “a more sophisticated portrait of human difference, exploring the profound questions raised by economic inequality, the historical legacies of discrimination, and the social dimensions of health.” Teaching responsibilities would include introductory classes in biological anthropology, intermediate classes in the human evolutionary biology concentration, and advanced classes in the area of research specialization.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and CV at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1016. Also include contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website.

  • Review of applications will begin December 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 18 Oct. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Biological Anthropology. The appointment will begin July 1, 2017.

We seek a biological anthropologist with an established research program focused on evolutionary anthropology. Relevant specialities include paleoanthropology, primatology with an evolutionary focus, human physiology and adaptation, and related topics, including behavioural aspects of human evolution. The successful candidate will complement existing faculty strengths across Anthropology at UTM and in the tri-campus Anthropology Graduate Program.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, show evidence of excellence in teaching, and demonstrate excellence in research. Excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals or equivalent peer-reviewed venues, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature. Evidence for excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.

The University of Toronto Mississauga has an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern and spacious campus, including recently built or renovated research and teaching labs for Anthropology. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, innovative, externally funded program of research, to pursue excellence in teaching in the UTM Anthropology undergraduate program (http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/anthropology/), and to actively participate in the tri-campus University of Toronto Anthropology Graduate Program (www.anthropology.utoronto.ca/graduate/), where they may participate in both the Evolutionary Anthropology and Medical Anthropology sub-fields as appropriate. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Information: All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601198. Applications must be submitted online and submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply . A link to the online application system will also be available at the UTM Anthropology website under Jobs.

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is October 18, 2016.

University of Utah (UT) - TT Asst. Professor - Human Evolutionary Geneticist - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - REFERENCES CONTACTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2017. We seek applicants with a record of original research and scientific publication who use genetic and genomic data to study human history, demography and/or adaptation. Relevant specialties include modern or ancient DNA, population genetics and the genetic basis of human adaptation and/or disease. Applicants should have a background in molecular biology, bioinformatics and/or population genetics and a demonstrated ability to generate extramural funding. Post-doctoral research in a modern and/or ancient DNA laboratory and an active field research program will be considered strengths in the search process. Applicants are required to have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment.

The University of Utah’s Department of Anthropology has a strong evolutionary orientation. Candidates’ skills and interests should be consistent with the Anthropology Department`s strongly integrative, scientific, and quantitative scholarship in population, ecological, genetic, and evolutionary research. We seek a scholar who will integrate and complement existing strengths in our program and potentially work with existing faculty in the Department’s Archaeological Center and contribute to trans-disciplinary initiatives across the university. In Summer 2018, the Department will relocate to a new building featuring a suite of new anthropology laboratories for modern and ancient DNA, isotope, osteological, archaeological, archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological research.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in the field of human evolutionary genetics and anthropology, teach up to two courses in anthropology each semester, advise and mentor students, and participate in service to the department, college, and university.

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Jack Broughton (jack.broughton@anthro.utah.edu). Using the online application system (http://utah.people.admin.com/postings/56444), applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, representative publication, teaching statement, research statement, examples of research and contact details for three referees.
  • Letter writers contacted 11/11

University of Washington (WA) - TT Assistant Professor - Anthropology - Human Evolutionary Biology of Living Populations - Deadline: Nov 18Edit

Submitted: 17 October 2016

Department: Anthropology

Institution: University of Washington

Job type: Tenure-track

Application URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/38473

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in biocultural anthropology, beginning September 16, 2017. A PhD, or foreign equivalent, in anthropology by appointment start date, demonstrated teaching ability, and evidence of a successful research program are required. We seek applicants with an active research program in the human evolutionary biology of living populations, who can contribute to our department’s new Human Evolutionary Biology undergraduate program. Possible areas of focus include, but are not limited to: social behavior, nutrition, immune function, reproductive ecology, energetics, life history, resource security, health, race and ethnicity, migration, and health disparities. We particularly encourage applications from individuals with laboratory-based biomarker research and/or field research with a commitment to interdisciplinary work, who could build ties across campus with other units (e.g. Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, Department of Biology, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences). Teaching responsibilities include four courses per academic year across three quarters at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Biocultural Anthropology program. Successful candidates will be committed to helping students from diverse backgrounds thrive in academic spaces and must demonstrate strong commitment to diversity, access, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service.

To apply, use http://apply.interfolio.com/38473 and include the following items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement, (4) diversity statement (a brief statement on how your teaching, research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), and (5) the names of three referees. The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Darryl Holman, Department of Anthropology. Priority will be given to applications received by November 18, 2016.

  • Apply by: 18 November 2016.
  • I'm guessing "human evolutionary biology of living populations" means they are not interested in bioarchy or paleo folks? Would make sense given that most of the people there seem to study living people.

University of Western Ontario (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Bioarchaeology - REFERENCES CONTACTEDEdit

We are seeking a Biological Anthropologist with a focus on Bioarchaeology, studying the intersection of culture, biology and environment in the past using archaeometric methods. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in human skeletal analysis. These skills will allow the successful candidate to contribute to a strong department research program on ancient human societies, particularly in the Americas.

The successful candidate will build on our department’s established strength in bioarchaeology, which we take in the broadest sense to include all biological components of the archaeological record. Our bioarchaeological approach cross-cuts traditional anthropological sub-disciplines and is built on synergies between archaeologists and biological anthropologists to produce dynamic externally-funded collaborative research.

The successful candidate will be able to benefit from and further strengthen existing collaborations with campus partners such as the Bone and Joint Institute, the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, the Department of Chemistry, the Laboratory for Stable Isotope Science, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Sustainable Archaeology.

The Department of Anthropology at Western is a four-field department with strong collaborative relations within the department, with other departments and programs on campus, and with the Canadian and international communities where we carry out research. We have Ph.D. and M.A. level graduate programs that consistently attract outstanding Canadian and International applicants. We also offer a wide range of courses, including rich experiential learning opportunities, for undergraduate students in all subfields.

To be considered for a probationary (tenure track) appointment, candidates must have a completed PhD degree in Anthropology. The candidate will demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in research and teaching, including the ability to publish in the highest quality journals and develop an externally-funded research program relevant to the Department’s core research areas. The applicant must also demonstrate the ability to teach at the postsecondary level and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

To be considered for a tenured appointment, candidates must hold a PhD in Anthropology and provide evidence of research excellence through an outstanding record of internationally recognized publication in the discipline’s leading journals, invited talks, and strong endorsements from referees. Evidence that a candidate conducts, and will continue to conduct, innovative, externally-funded research projects that complement the Department’s existing research activity must be provided. Applications should also include evidence of excellence in teaching, such as strong course evaluations, teaching awards, graduate student supervision, and development of new academic programs. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and provide evidence of the development and management of research collaborations.

Application must include the following: (1) Application for Full-Time Faculty Position form http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/careers/Faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf , (2) a C.V., (3) Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, and (4) Names, addresses, and email addresses for three referees.

Applications should be emailed to:

Professor Kim Clark, Chair

Department of Anthropology

Western University

London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2

Email: Anthro-Chair@uwo.ca

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is September 30, 2016.
  • LOR requested - 10/26

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology - Anthropological Genetics/Genomics - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - REFERENCES CONTACTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured appointment in Anthropological Genetics/Genomics at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2017.

We seek an exceptional researcher to join a department with a record of excellence in biological anthropology. The successful candidate will be an individual with expertise that involves using genetic/genomic data and associated analytical techniques to address anthropological research questions pertaining to humans and/or nonhuman primates. Candidates must explain how their research program relates directly or indirectly to important research questions in human biology, primatology, paleoanthropology and/or other disciplines in biological anthropology. The successful candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Duties will include teaching assigned courses, conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service.

Applicants seeking an appointment as Associate Professor must have demonstrated excellence in empirical research, as well as success in attracting external research funds. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three references.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a cognate discipline, and the degree must be in hand by time of appointment. All materials should be sent as PDFs via e-mail with “Genetics/Genomics Search” in the subject line to: Jen Masterson <jmasterson@wustl.edu>.

  • Applications received before November 1 will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee.
  • References contacted 11/16

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology - Primatology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - Letters Requested (11/16)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment in Biological Anthropology with a research specialization in Primatology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2017. We seek an exceptional researcher to join a department with a record of excellence in biological anthropology. The successful candidate will have expertise in studying the behavior and ecology of extant primates with an active research program involving field studies. The candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. Duties will include teaching assigned courses, conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service. Applicants seeking an appointment as Associate Professor must have demonstrated excellence in empirical research, as well as success in attracting external research funds. Application materials should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names and email addresses of three references. All materials should be sent as PDF files via e-mail with “Primatology Search” in the subject line to: Jen Masterson <jmasterson@wustl.edu>.

  • Applications received before November 1 will receive full consideration.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

Appalachian State University in Boone (NC)- Non-TT Part Time Adjunct Professor of Biological Anthropology (begin Jan. 2017) - Priority Deadline: November 1Edit

Appalachian State University in Boone (NC)- Non-TT Part Time Adjunct Professor of Biological Anthropology- Priority Deadline November 1 but position is Open Until Filled The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure track adjunct position for the Spring 2017 semester (Biological Anthropology). For this non-renewable, replacement position, a PhD in anthropology preferred but ABD will be considered. Teaching experience is required. The successful applicant will teach one section of Living Primates, one section of Human Reproduction from an Evolutionary Perspective, and the possibility of one section of Biological Anthropology or another course of their choosing. Start date is January 2017. Applicants must provide in one single PDF file: (1) letter of application outlining teaching and research interests; (2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; and (3) teaching evaluations. All materials should be sent electronically in a single PDF file to the Department Chair, Dr. Timothy J. Smith, at smithtj2@appstate.edu with the position indicated in the subject line for which they are applying. Review of all applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Appalachian State University, located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, is a highly ranked master’s comprehensive university and part of the 16 campus University of North Carolina system. With nearly 18,000 students, Appalachian State strives to maintain its reputation for excellence in teaching, while continuing to enhance its research reputation. The anthropology department has 11 tenure-track faculty and approximately 150 majors. Additional information about this position, the university, and the surrounding area is located at www.appstate.edu. Appalachian State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, ASU strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting the Department Chair, Dr. Timothy J. Smith, at smithtj2@appstate.edu. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the university’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report

  • Priority deadline: Nov. 1 but position is Open Until Filled

Idaho State University (ID) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Idaho State University is seeking applications for a visiting assistant professor in biological anthropology. The position will start August 2017. Candidates will have Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment: ABDs may be considered. We seek an active biological anthropologist with evidence of superior teaching ability and an active research program. Research specialty is open, but we prefer candidates with research topics of broad anthropological significance including human adaptation, demography, disease and health, forensics, and nutrition. We also prefer candidates who demonstrate inventive undergraduate teaching.

The candidate will teach 6 courses (3 per semester), including three introductory classes in biological anthropology, two upper level courses, and one graduate class. Experience in online instruction and a willingness to develop online courses in physical anthropology is also a requirement. Priority will be given to candidates who complement current faculty expertise and advance the Department’s strategic mission (see departmental website at http://www.isu.edu/anthro/people.shtml).

About the University: Idaho State University is situated in the picturesque Portneuf Valley of Southeastern Idaho. The University is home to over 12,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students in 66 departments over 6 major colleges.

  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a cover letter, including a statement of interest with goals for both teaching and research, and a curriculum vitae. Please apply through the Idaho State University - Human Resources website, http://www.isu.edu/hr. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAA meetings, Nov. 16th-20th in Minneapolis. Full review of applications will begin January 15 and continue until the position is filled.

See Also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17Edit

Discussion / Rumors / SpeculationEdit

  • Noticed a few ABDs looking for jobs. How common is that? I'm just lurking this year.
  • Why are there half the people on here as previous years? (past few years were 55ish...)
  • A lot of users don't bother to fill in demographics... there are most certainly more using this site than are listed above (and that will go up when more deadlines pass and interviewing really kicks in...)
  • Why is the AAA's position that letters of recommendation should not be requested until a candidate has made it through the first selection round still being ignored? It was very annoying as a graduate student to have to pester my letter writers so often, and now as someone with a tenure-track position, I would prefer not to make my search for a new job so public before I am even being considered for the position.
  • Because the universities know they can ask for them, and people with do it? If the AAA wanted to help, they could refuse to post any jobs that require LoR up front.  And yet they have posted plenty that violate their position. *sigh* I'm in the same boat, so I empathize.
  • Sometimes it's HR rules, not the department. If the requests aren't automatically sent, I usually email the department to ask if I can submit the refs after they've reviewed my materials. Usually they are amenable.
  • I keep telling myself it's early yet, but the picking seem slim so far this year...any rumors on positions that might become availble?
  • - I feel the same. I've heard rumors about primatology-focused positions at Miami of Ohio and Wash U

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