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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. 2016Edit

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.

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.

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 2016Edit

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.

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. 2016Edit

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.

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.

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.

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. 2016Edit

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 filledEdit

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.

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 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.

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. 2016Edit

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.

University of Western Ontario (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - BioarchaeologyEdit

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Discussion / Rumors / SpeculationEdit

  • 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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