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See also: Cultural Anthropology 2017-2018 and Archaeology Jobs 2017-2018


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Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Asst. Professor - Evolutionary Social Science - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2017Edit

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University invites applications for an assistant professor to join our world-leading program in evolutionary social science. We seek applicants with exceptional scholarly potential for advancing our understanding of human uniqueness, most especially those with ethnographic or genetic expertise. Anticipated start date is August 2018.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, or related field by the time appointment starts. A strong record of research on the interactions between human biology and culture that is grounded in evolutionary theory, and potential for achieving high levels of research productivity and impact. Specific research topic, approach, methods, and region are open, and the candidate’s program of research may be focused in deep or more recent times, including with contemporary societies.

Desired qualifications: Include evidence of success in obtaining external funding; Classroom and online teaching experience; Experience mentoring and supporting students; Capacity to cross-teach and mentor students in anthropology and other programs offered across the School such as global health, applied mathematics, or environmental social science; Specific expertise in ethnographic fieldwork, field or laboratory studies in genetics and/or human behavior. Collaborative experiences with an interdisciplinary research team; A strong potential for success in serving the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

Specific job duties include conducting collaborative field and/or laboratory research in evolutionary social science, presenting research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets, seeking external research funding, teaching, training and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, providing service to the university and academy, and outreach such as providing expert advice and the public communication of science.

Applicants must apply online at http://academicjobsonline.org and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your cover letter to Professor Robert Boyd, Evolutionary Anthropology Search Committee Chair. A background check is required for employment.

Information about the School can be found at http://shesc.asu.edu. The School collaborates extensively with ASU’s Institute for Human Origins (http://iho.asu.edu) and the Center for Evolution and Medicine (https://evmed.asu.edu).

  • Application deadline is October 31, 2017.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Applied Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2017Edit

The Department of Geography and Anthropology in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. Candidates specializing in applied research in anthropology are especially encouraged to apply. Regional area and subdiscipline are open.

The Position: The faculty member will teach undergraduate classes in applied anthropology, quantitative methods, environmental anthropology, anthropology as a STEM discipline, and/or method and theory. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in involving undergraduates in research and/or field activity, an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and enthusiasm for a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach to education, and a commitment to service. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology with a focus on applied approaches to anthropology or closely related field from an accredited university by August 1, 2018; Evidence of university teaching experience (please send teaching evaluations if available); Evidence of scholarly potential (e.g., publications, conference presentations, grant development, extramural funding); Evidence of ability to work with, and mentor a diverse student population (e.g., advising, student club involvement, independent study supervision); Ability to teach courses in applied areas of anthropology and regional area of specialization.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: Regional area of focus is open; Specialization in applied approaches in anthropology, more specifically quantitative methods, environmental anthropology, anthropology as a STEM discipline, and/or method and theory; An applied focus in research and/or teaching; Willingness to develop local research project that includes undergraduate students in research; Willingness to conduct fieldwork or applied community projects with students.

Application Procedure: A completed online application will consist of (prepare all files in .pdf format): a Cover Letter that describes the candidate's research and teaching experience and interests. The letter should also address the duties and qualifications as articulated in the position description. a statement of Teaching Philosophy within a multicultural environment, with examples of past experiences (1, single-spaced page); a Student Success Statement about your teaching, experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (1, single-spaced page); a Curriculum Vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form; the names, titles, addresses, email and telephone numbers of at least five individual References who can speak to the candidate's potential for success in this position; Teaching Evaluations (if available); a completed Academic Employment Application Form http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication.pdf a Transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists); and Three Recent (signed and dated within the past 2 years) letters of reference. The link for reference letter writers to follow is http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/applications/ant-applied-letters.shtml

California State University, Fresno (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Biophysical Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Fresno, seeks to hire a biophysical anthropologist with research interests in bioarchaeology, human osteology, and forensics. The successful candidate will develop and offer BA-level courses in biophysical anthropology, including courses in the candidate's teaching and research expertise. Other responsibilities will include advising and mentoring students, research, publication, and other scholarly activities, as well as and engaging in university and community service. The successful candidate will work at revitalizing physical anthropology at Fresno State through teaching, student mentoring, research, and grant writing.

The Department of Anthropology emphasizes a four field, applied approach to undergraduate education with a strong tradition of mentoring students and involving them in faculty research.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Anthropology or closely related field by the time of appointment (August 17, 2018) is required.

Required Experience: Demonstrated expertise in bioarchaeology, human osteology, and forensics; Applied/practicing orientation; Ability to teach broadly within physical anthropology, including courses on human evolution, osteology, forensics, and primatology; Commitment to interdisciplinary work and a willingness to build connections with other disciplines on campus, such as criminology and chemistry; Commitment to public and applied scholarship and community engagement; Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at the university level and a record of teaching excellence; Record of, or potential for, developing grant proposals and attracting external funding; Experience in human rights and social justice work; Experience with Native American communities and repatriation issues.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all materials by November 15, 2017.

To apply, complete an online application at http://jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach 1) a cover letter addressing specifically qualifications and experience, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts to the search committee. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Henry D. Delcore, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Fresno, 5245 N. Backer Ave. M/S PB20, Fresno, CA 93740, 559-278-2784, hdelcore@csufresno.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Idaho State University (ID) - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Review begins: 10 Nov 2017 Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Idaho State University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in biological anthropology. The position will start August 2018. Candidates will have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. 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, nutrition, health and disease, and forensics. We also prefer candidates who demonstrate inventive undergraduate teaching.

The candidate will teach 6 courses (3 per semester), including introductory courses in biological anthropology, upper level courses, and graduate courses. Experience in online instruction and a willingness to develop online courses in physical anthropology is preferred. Faculty are expected to supervise graduate and undergraduate students, perform university and professional service, and conduct active research that involves students. Priority will be given to candidates who complement current faculty expertise and advance the Department’s strategic mission (see departmental website at https://isu.edu/anthropology/).

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a cover letter (that includes a statement of interest with goals for both teaching and research) and a curriculum vitae (with names and contact information for three references) to the Idaho State University Human Resources website, http://www.isu.edu/hr.

  • Review of applications will begin November 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting materials received by this date will receive full consideration.

Lehman College, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - Physical Anthropology - Review begins:  30 Sept 2017Edit

The Lehman College Department of Anthropology invites applications for tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professorship in Physical Anthropology with specialization in human skeletal biology with an emphasis on forensic anthropology beginning Fall 2018. Candidates must have an active record of research and scholarship, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Introduction to Human Variation, Human Osteology and Forensic Anthropology; engage in research in physical anthropology and scholarship involving peer reviewed publication; advise students; provide service to the department, college, university, and community; i.e. committee, administrative, supervisory, and other assignments normally associated with a full-time tenure-track academic appointment. Evening teaching may be required.

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students preparing them for employment, the professions and further study. The teaching load is 21 hours (7 courses) per year and although the college is predominantly teaching focused, faculty at Lehman are active in research, scholarship and creative works. Service to the college, university and community is part of the mission as is a clear commitment to student engagement including advisement. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty over the first five years for scholarly development and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available for faculty development and travel awards. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support. The Lehman College Department of Anthropology seeks to build a faculty diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and disability, and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in Anthropology or a related academic field is required on commencement of the appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. We seek colleagues who are sincerely committed to supporting students' learning and advancement and who maintain active involvement in professional organizations. The preferred candidate will be a physical anthropologist specializing in modern human skeletal biology with expertise in forensic anthropology and human osteology. Evidence of forensic anthropology casework (national or international) and membership in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Anthropology Section and/or meeting the criteria necessary to sit for the American Board of Forensic Anthropology exam are preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit http://www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).

For technical issues: Contact the service desk by email: service.desk@cuny.edu. If you can, provide screenshots. Please do not provide your User Account password; it is not needed to investigate any issue.

For other questions: For questions about the content of any job posting, please contact the Human Resources department: Recruiting@lehman.cuny.edu.

  • CLOSING DATE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning August 1, 2017 and continue until a candidate is identified.

UPDATES:

  • While the formal job ad says applications will start being reviewed on August 1, the search committee will consider all applications received by September 30th.
  • Apparently they are just as interested in people specializing in human skeletal biology as forensics, despite the wording of the job posting.

Montclair State University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Montclair State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, beginning Fall 2018. We seek applicants who share our commitment to community engagement and social justice, who can integrate it into their teaching and scholarship, and who can create field opportunities for students. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research utilizes a biocultural approach to human biology. We seek a colleague with strong experience in public health and/or medical humanities, and whose research focuses on human social inequality, in order to complement the department’s existing strengths. Applicants must be able and willing to teach introductory laboratory-based courses in Physical Anthropology. Geographic area is open. Applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspectives that arise from the experience of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States are particularly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications & Requirements: Ph.D. in anthropology or related field with focus in biological anthropology

Send cover letter and resume to (include vacancy # if above) Application (CV, cover letter, teaching and research statements, recommendation letters, and relevant publications) to Search Committee Chair: Anthrosearch@montclair.edu And to: MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, Box C316-V – F12, Montclair, NJ 07043

  • APPLY BY : December 15, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Oxford College of Emory University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - Medical Anthropologist (incl. Biological Anthropology) - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017Edit

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory's original campus in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College invites applications for an: Assistant Professor of Anthropology, tenure-track. The successful candidate will be an associated member of Emory College's Center for the Study of Human Health and Oxford College's liaison to that program. ( http://s165322.gridserver.com/wordpress/). The ordinary teaching load is three courses per semester, including a four-field Introduction to Anthropology, and the opportunity to develop courses in Human Health. The position will begin August 2018.

Preferred Qualifications PhD in anthropology by the time of appointment, a proven track record in teaching, experience in ethnographic and qualitative research and scholarly publication will be given priority. The ability to teach a foundational course in Biological Anthropology is welcome. The applicant will also be expected to teach courses in their area of expertise.

We have a preference for a broadly trained four-field medical anthropologist, who specializes in human health and whose concentration incorporates a focus on the implications for culture and health in relation to one or more of the following: environment, migration, reproductive health, mental health/trauma and resilience, chronic disease, health and human rights, and global epidemics. Geographic area is open but must complement existing expertise within the division. We place significant value on how health and inequality are shaped by race, class, gender, sexuality and citizenship.

Additional Job Details Interested candidates should submit a current CV, a cover letter describing current and future teaching and research directions, a statement on potential contributions on diversity, a statement of teaching philosophy that summarizes evidence of teaching excellence, no more than three writing samples of chapter/article length work, graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted), and the names and contact information for three references via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/43885.

  • Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017. Applications and supporting materials received by the deadline will receive full consideration. Selected candidates will be interviewed via Skype or at the AAA annual in Washington, D.C. (Nov 29th - Dec 3rd 2017)

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in the Evolutionary Anthropology of Human Health - Deadline: 8 Sept. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology (http://anth.la.psu.edu) and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences (http://www.huck.psu.edu) at The Pennsylvania State University invite applications for a tenure-track, early to mid-career scholar whose research uses an evolutionary perspective to inform understandings of human health, starting in August 2018. Topical and methodological areas are open, but the research program of the successful candidate will be integrative and trans-disciplinary, drawing on various approaches from across the anthropological, evolutionary, and biomedical sciences. The candidate could deepen and/or broaden the Department of Anthropology's existing health-related research strengths in human diversity, human genomics, developmental biology, functional anatomy, quantitative imaging, cell culture and animal models for human biology and disease, biocultural-environment interaction, human-pathogen coevolution, and other areas. The new faculty member will also benefit from Penn State's exceptional cross-departmental research environment while they contribute to University-level efforts in developing interdisciplinary expertise on the evolutionary mechanisms of human health. The successful candidate will have opportunities to train graduate students in the top-ranked Department of Anthropology program and through various Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences-sponsored intercollege programs, and as part of a new (pending final approval) MD-PhD in Anthropology program in cooperation with the College of Medicine.

Applications should be submitted online and include: 1) a one-page cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae with educational background, employment history, and a list of publications; 3) a two-page future research program statement; 4) a one to two-page teaching statement; and 5) the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three professional references.

Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/72742

  • Review of applications will begin September 8, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Direct questions regarding this faculty position to Dr. George Perry (ghp3@psu.edu).

Santa Monica Community College (CA) - TT Instructor in Physical Anthropology - Deadline: 22 Sept. 2017Edit

Duties: Teach lower division lecture and laboratory courses in physical anthropology; paleoanthropology, and forensic anthropology; participate in the development of anthropology curriculum, student field work, and anthropology club advisement; maintain academic and technological currency in physical anthropology; teach evening classes as needed;, academic and career advisement, and staff development programs; perform peer reviews; serve as an active committee member in college, departmental, and student organizations; and maintain office hours; and maintain currency in subject matter and instructional techniques; academic and career advisement, staff development programs, and college, departmental, and faculty organization activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in anthropology or archaeology or Bachelor's degree in anthropology and Master's in biological sciences, forensic sciences, genetics, paleontology OR the equivalent* OR possession of an appropriate valid California Community College Credential authorizing service in the specified subject area(s). Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the socio-economic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the college student population including students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in anthropology with a specialization in paleoanthropology or skeletal biology; demonstrated experience in teaching college level physical anthropology lecture and laboratory courses; interest in active research program that can incorporate student participation.

SUNY Cortland (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological/Physical Anthropology - Deadline: 11 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Sociology/Anthropology of the State University of New York at Cortland invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biological/Physical Anthropology with an ability to teach forensic anthropology, beginning Fall 2018. A PhD in Anthropology is required by the start of appointment.

We seek a biological or physical anthropologist who specializes in human evolutionary biology and osteology; preference will be given to applicants with experience in genetic analysis, and who are concerned with issues of social justice, human rights, environment, climate change, and their relevance for both past and contemporary human populations. This position will strengthen the Department’s anthropology curriculum, as well as its criminology major.

The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and will be expected to teach introductory courses in human evolution and forensic anthropology, and develop new undergraduate physical/biological anthropology courses. Geographic area of specialization is open. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Apply at: https://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/1423

  • Review of applications will begin on October 11, 2017.

Texas Tech University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Forensic Anthropology - Deadline: 8 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work (SASW) at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Forensic Anthropology to begin September 1, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates whose research area complements the existing strengths of the department in the Indigenous Americas. Research focus is open, but preference will be given to candidates that have a successful research agenda specific to forensic anthropology as it applies to issues of human rights, genocide, and/or the excavation and interpretation of mass graves.

The successful candidate will have experience in GIS, quantitative analysis, anthropological DNA, or other methodological specialty and will contribute to the curriculum by teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology including Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Archaeology, and Human Skeletal Biology and Forensic Techniques. In addition, the new colleague will be expected to develop courses related to his or her specializations, to mentor graduate students, and to involve graduate students in research. The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes teaching undergraduate and graduate students.

Service duties include program building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected. The successful candidate will be expected to seek outside research funding.

Qualified candidates should complete an online application available here using requisition ID# 11533BR or through this direct link.

  • Applications should be submitted by November 8, 2017.

University of California Riverside (CA) - TT Assistant Professor Human Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 9 Oct. 2017Edit

University of California, Riverside. The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in human biological anthropology beginning July 1, 2018. A Ph.D. in Anthropology at time of hire is required. We seek applications from broadly trained biological anthropologists who are concerned with human health via diet, nutrition, disease, adaptability, and plasticity (i.e., developmental plasticity, neuroplasticity, epigenetics) in contemporary living populations with a regional focus in the Americas, Asia, or Southeast Asia. The position will strengthen the department's combination of science and social science to better understand humanity’s health and wellbeing from a broad, cross-cultural perspective. This position could include regional crossovers (African American Studies, Asian Studies, Chicano Studies, Ethnic Studies, Hispanic Studies, Southeast Asian Studies) and campus-wide connections made via the Medical School, Biology, Environmental Sciences, and Neuroscience. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower- division anthropology courses as well as upper-division and graduate courses in the field of specialization.

Application materials should be submitted to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00777 and must include a current CV, a cover letter of interest describing current and future research and teaching directions, a statement on potential contributions to diversity, copies of up to three publications, evidence of teaching excellence, and the names and contact information for three references.

  • Review of applications will begin October 9, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting material received by October 9 will receive full consideration. Electronic submission is strongly preferred.


University of New Mexico (NM) - Open Rank - Cultural or Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 16 Aug. 2017 for best considerationEdit

The University of New Mexico, Department of Family and Community Medicine is seeking an innovative researcher to join an established, productive and growing department research group.  The successful candidate will both lead and be a part of research that addresses the priorities of the Department, the School of Medicine, the Health Sciences Center, the state of New Mexico and federal research agendas.  These priorities include research addressing the needs of New Mexico’s culturally diverse population, with emphasis on its medically underserved communities. The primary research for the department is in the area of health disparities.

A number of opportunities for independent and collaborative research are in place in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and within the Health Science Center with leadership by departmental faculty.  These include a nationally recognized, productive practice-based research network (PBRN), Research Involving Outpatient Settings Network (RIOS Net), an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the Office for Community Health (OCH), a Center for Native American Health and a new College of Population Health that offers a Masters of Public Health program.  Active departmental maternal and child health and sports medicine fellowships provide additional opportunities for clinical research.  The Health Sciences Center also includes an NCI-funded cancer research and treatment center, an NCI-SEER registry and an advanced neuro-imaging center (MIND institute).  The department has an international reputation for expertise in community-based participatory research (CBPR) and for its work with Native American and Hispanic/Latino communities.  There are opportunities for collaboration with the NM Department of Health, the U.S. Public Health Service/Indian Health Service, local units of government and tribes and tribally-sanctioned organizations.

The successful applicant will be expected to show evidence of training and/or experience in clinical and community research with evidence of research productivity. Priority will be given to scholars with demonstrated community-engaged and patient-engaged research experience and expertise in using engagement practices. The position will combine education and research responsibilities. Effort of time allocated toward each responsibility is negotiable, with the majority of time being devoted to research. The applicant will work closely with the Family Medicine residency program to lead and facilitate required scholarly activity.

This position will be embedded in the work of the OCH and will serve the mission of the Department as well as that of the OCH. The OCH was established in 2007 as an overarching unit at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center to bring together multiple community-engaged initiatives as well as to strengthen community partnerships around the state to improve the health of New Mexicans with an emphasis on social determinants of health. The OCH oversees several innovative programs, as well as being charged with addressing minority health issues across the state. The OCH is leading the Health Sciences Center to connect with communities across New Mexico and in Albuquerque to:

  • Provide services and resources
  • Collaborate and partner with others to build strong and healthy communities
  • Study and solve health problems

The applicant will work closely with the Vice Chancellor for Community Health who directs the OCH to develop research, education and service strategies to innovatively respond to community-identified priorities, needs and interests.

Minimum Requirements: Must have terminal degree in Anthropology (DrPH, Sc.D, or Ph.D.); Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications: Current funding with Principle Investigator status or high probability of obtaining and maintaining external funding. Experience teaching students and residents, programmatic evaluation of educational activity. Experience designing and conducting research in New Mexico with particular emphasis on social determinants of health using a community engaged approach. Experience integrating and evaluating social determinants of health interventions within a clinical setting. Demonstrated ability to mentor junior faculty, medical residents, graduate students, medical students, and undergraduate students.

  • For best consideration, please apply by 8/16/2017. This position will remain open until filled.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology with a specialization in Biological Anthropology. Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field, with specialization in Biological Anthropology in hand by the time of appointment, evidence of scholarly productivity, and the potential to secure appropriate external funding. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Anthropology, and foster research engagement with students in a diverse academic environment. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester. This position will begin August 15, 2018.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences includes diverse faculty, staff and students. Accordingly, we welcome candidates whose experience in research and teaching has prepared them to contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity. Candidates will be asked during the interview stage to discuss how their qualifications, experience and professional background prepare them to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching, research, and/or service activities.

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

We welcome applicants whose primary focus is on human macroevolution, with research interests in the study of human origins by comparison with extant nonhuman primates or extinct species. We seek a dynamic and broadly trained scholar committed to high quality research and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Geographical area of research is open, with preference given to scholars who will complement the department’s current strengths. The successful applicant should demonstrate the potential to contribute to an anticipated MA/ MPH dual degree program in Anthropology and Public Health. The Department of Anthropology at UNC Charlotte emphasizes four-field training for its students, and offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology with optional concentrations in Applied Anthropology at both levels.

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology with a specialization in Biological Anthropology. Candidates should submit the following to https://jobs.uncc.edu [Position Number #007571]: (1) a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names and contact information for three referees.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Jonathan Marks (jmarks@uncc.edu). Our website: http://www.anthropology.uncc.edu/.

University of Oklahoma (OK) - TT Assistant Professor - Proteomics - Deadline: October 10, 2017Edit

The University of Oklahoma invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, as part of a multi-departmental cluster-hire initiative. The successful candidate, will be expected to establish a leading-edge research program using proteomics methods to address wide-ranging basic and translational research problems that bridge biological and anthropological sciences.  Areas of research focus may include ecological and evolutionary research, basic biomedical science, host-microbiome dynamics, diet and metabolism, ancient biomolecules, or human biology. Strong consideration will also be given to candidates who complement and contribute to OU’s Biology of Behavior initiative (http://www.ou.edu/bb/) integrating evolutionary, developmental, physiological and genetic mechanisms of behavior from the social to molecular levels.

This strategic cluster hire initiative expands upon the success of our highly collaborative team of researchers who are addressing critical questions in biological and anthropological sciences from diverse perspectives. These studies, which span the range from extant to prehistoric cultures, are helping to shape perspectives about cultural and evolutionary drivers of human biology, health and disease, as well as human-enviroment interactions on many scales. The successful candidate is expected to lead teams applying modern proteomic technologies, especially mass spectrometry tools, to better understand the intersection of biological and anthropological science. Strong candidates will bring novel perspectives to partners in the University’s Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research (http://lmamr.org/ ), facilitated by access to cutting-edge equipment, including top of the line spectrometric instruments for proteomics.

The primary appointment will be within either the Department of Biology or the Department of Anthropology, depending on expertise. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to proteomics approaches to basic biology and to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels (one course per semester in general courses and areas of expertise). Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in biological science, anthropology or a closely related field (postdoctoral experience preferred) by the appointment start date.

Interested individuals should post the following at http://apply.interfolio.com/44555: 1) a cover letter describing their interest in this position, 2) a full curriculum vita, 3) a description of research accomplishments and future research plans as they relate to this focused search (6-page limit), and 4) a statement of teaching experience and interests. Candidates should request three letters of recommendation, to be uploaded to http://apply.interfolio.com/44555

  • A review of applications will begin October 10, 2017 and continue until filled. The position will begin in August 2018.

University of Oregon (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in biological anthropology to begin on September 16, 2018. We seek an outstanding, broadly-trained evolutionary biological anthropologist who will complement, not duplicate, the existing strengths within the department. Examples of possible specialties include, but are not limited to, human evolutionary biology, evolutionary medicine, evolutionary anatomy, paleobiology, and paleogenomics. The successful candidate is expected to conduct a rigorous, fieldwork and/or laboratory based, externally-funded research program as well as teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. is required by September 15, 2018. Postdoctoral experience and an established publication record are preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a research statement, a teaching statement, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Submission is via academicjobsonline.org. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Nelson Ting (nting@uoregon.edu) with “Bioanth Search” in the subject line.

  • For full consideration, materials should be submitted by September 15, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

University of Oregon (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Biocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 22 Sept. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of biocultural anthropology to begin on September 16, 2018. We are interested in candidates with research at the intersection of biological and cultural anthropology, trained broadly in human biology and the social sciences, and offering a global perspective. We seek applicants with a biocultural focus on issues of human health and well-being, such as through the study of the impact of gender and racial inequities, the developmental origins of disease, or risk and resilience in contexts of poverty and social marginalization. An important dimension of this position is its contribution to the emerging interdisciplinary, campus-level initiative on gender-based violence.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct a rigorous, fieldwork and/or laboratory based, externally-funded research program as well as teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Postdoctoral experience and an established publication record are preferred. PhD must be in hand by September 15, 2018. Salary is competitive.

We are a diverse and growing department with strengths within and across all our subfields. The department plays a key role in a variety of interdisciplinary collaborations, and many faculty are closely aligned with units such as the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

  • For full consideration, materials should be submitted by September 22, 2017 (position will remain open until filled). Applicants should submit a cover letter, a research statement, a teaching statement, a CV, up to three writing samples, and the names and contact information of three references. Submission is via academicjobsonline.org. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Josh Snodgrass (jjosh@uoregon.edu).

University of Southern California (CA) - TT Asst. / Assoc - Human Evolutionary Biology - Deadline: review begins 1 Nov. 2017Edit

The Human & Evolutionary Biology (HEB) section of the Department of Biological Sciences in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of human origins. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2018.

We seek an outstanding scholar in the area of hominin or hominoid evolutionary biology, with a research focus in functional morphology, evolutionary biomechanics, or the intersection of hominid evolutionary biology and behavioral primatology. An ideal candidate’s approach would involve experimental or field research, or ideally a combination of the two. The successful candidate will have an active research program, a commitment to excellence in both graduate and undergraduate teaching and will become an integral member of the interdisciplinary program in Human and Evolutionary Biology. Further information about the HEB program and its faculty can be found at http://dornsife.usc.edu/bisc/heb/ .

  • Consideration of complete applications will begin November 1, 2017. For more information, contact Craig Stanford (stanford@usc.edu), search committee chair.

University of Texas at San Antonio (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropologist (Health, Disease, and Environment) - Deadline: 02 Oct. 2017Edit

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a Biological Anthropologist at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek an integrative biological anthropologist with research interests in the evolutionary biology of human and/or non-human primates, focusing on the intersection of health, disease, and environment. Research areas could include but are not limited to: behavioral, nutritional or reproductive ecology; physiology or morphology of growth and development; metabolism; and ecological immunology. This hire will amplify the department’s growing focus on health, strengthen bridges between cultural and biological anthropology, and add to the department’s commitment to a holistic view of anthropology. We are looking for a theoretically motivated researcher, with a track record of external funding and publication, and preferably an established field research site. We are interested in a scholar whose research complements existing faculty, will help build our BA, MA, and PhD programs, and demonstrates an openness to interdisciplinary collaboration and the ability to engage cross–campus linkages.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or Human Evolutionary Biology in-hand by time of appointment; theoretically motivated research; desire and ability to contribute to growth and excellence of a PhD program broadly engaging ecology and environmental issues; desire and ability to educate and mentor students with either academic or applied career goals; and successful granting and publication records.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellence in teaching; strong record of external funding; fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in anthropology and biology; laboratory and/or field/laboratory integrated methods; strong quantitative background; commitment to multidisciplinary anthropology; interests that complement existing faculty; potential to contribute to interdisciplinary areas of collaborative excellence; and record of service appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Responsibilities include: Maintaining an active research program; teaching introductory courses in general anthropology and biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization; mentoring graduate students in the department’s MA and PhD programs; department and college service.

Applicants must submit: 1) Letter of application that includes research, teaching, and service goals; 2) a CV; 3) sample publications; 4) teaching evaluations if available; and 5) the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of three references. Materials must be submitted on-line via https://jobs.utsa.edu/ no later than October 2, 2017. Please reference posting TT20170005P.

Online App. Form: https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/7224

  • Posting Close Date at midnight on: 10/02/2017.

University of Texas at San Antonio (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropologist (Primate Conservation) - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017Edit

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a Biological Anthropologist at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek a theoretically motivated scholar with a research focus on primate conservation who has a track record of external funding and publications and preferably an established field research site. Research interests could include, but are not limited to: biogeography, human-primate interaction, macroecology, ethnoprimatology, and conservation strategies and policies. We are interested in a scholar whose research complements existing faculty, will help build our BA, MA, and PhD programs, and demonstrates an openness to interdisciplinary collaboration and the ability to engage cross–campus linkages.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or Human Evolutionary Biology in-hand by time of appointment; theoretically motivated research; desire and ability to contribute to growth and excellence of a PhD program broadly engaging ecology and environmental issues; desire and ability to educate and mentor students with either academic or applied career goals; and successful granting and publication records.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellence in teaching; strong record of external funding; fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in anthropology and biology; laboratory and/or field/laboratory integrated methods; strong quantitative background; commitment to multidisciplinary anthropology; interests that complement existing faculty; potential to contribute to interdisciplinary areas of collaborative excellence; and record of service appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Responsibilities include: Maintaining an active research program; teaching introductory courses in general anthropology and biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization; mentoring graduate students in the department’s MA and PhD programs; department and college service. Applicants must submit: 1) Letter of application that includes research, teaching, and service goals; 2) a CV; 3) sample publications; 4) teaching evaluations if available; and 5) the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of three references. Materials must be submitted on-line via https://jobs.utsa.edu/ no later than October 16, 2017. Please reference posting TT20170004P.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected to interview must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States.

Online App. Form: https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/7226

  • Posting Close Date at midnight on: 10/16/2017.

Yale University (CT) - TT Asst. / Assoc. / Full - Paleoanthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017Edit

Yale University, Department of Anthropology anticipates making an appointment in paleoanthropology at the assistant, associate, or full professor level, beginning on July 1, 2018. Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree at the time of hire. This is a tenure-track faculty position with rank and tenure negotiable based on the candidate's profressional experience and accomplishments. Candidates at all ranks should have demonstrated interests in paleoanthropological research. Research specialization is open, but expertise relevant to understanding the ecological context of human evolution is desirable and evidence of an active paleontological field program is preferred.

  • Applications should be received by October 1, 2017 and should include CV, statement of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation or copies of publications are not required at this stage. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017 but applicaitons will continue to be accepted until the Oct. 1 deadline.
  • For questions, please contact ann.minton@yale.edu. Please submit your application via INTERFOLIO by using this link .

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - Visiting Asst. Professor - Biomedical Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a full-time, one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biomedical Anthropology (renewable for a total of three years), beginning August 16, 2018. For additional information about the department, go to http://anth.uic.edu/. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017. To apply please complete an on-line application at https://jobs.uic.edu. Please include in the application the names and email addresses of three academic references. Please upload a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly agenda, and a writing sample. Inquiries can be sent to: Dr. Sloan Williams (sloanw@uic.edu). The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Duties: Candidates are expected to teach four courses a year, contribute to the research and teaching mission of the department, and advise graduate and undergraduate students.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate in Anthropology. Well-qualified candidates will be considered if completion of PhD degree requirements is imminent. The Department is interested in candidates who work on structural and sociocultural factors contributing to variation and/or disparities in morbidity and mortality. Theoretical and methodological perspectives on global health include, but are not limited to, developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), big data, and –omics (e.g. genomics, epigenomics, microbiomics, etc.).


See Also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

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