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


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

American Museum of Natural History (NY) - TT Position - Curator of Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2017Edit

The Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), is conducting an open search for a position in Biological Anthropology with a specialization in paleoanthropology (human origins) at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Curator. This is a tenure-track position. For candidates showing notable experience and accomplishment, there is possibility of tenure at the time of appointment, pending review and determination through the Museum’s tenure process. Candidates should have a strong background and evidence of documented or potential international leadership in paleoanthropological research. AMNH Biological Anthropology collections are some of the most comprehensive in the world, offering a unique opportunity for collections research. Extensive possibilities also exist for professional interaction with colleagues at AMNH across the biological and physical sciences. AMNH curatorships are defined as research positions and evidence of an active research program is essential, ideally including an active field component. Prior experience with museum collections is also an asset.

AMNH curators are expected to maintain a high level of productivity in original research, to seek extramural funding, and to assume oversight responsibility for the management of Museum collections relevant to their areas of expertise. Other responsibilities or opportunities may include advising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, offering courses in the Museum’s Richard Gilder Graduate School, serving on academic and administrative committees, and participating in Museum-sponsored exhibits and educational programs. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. degree. The American Museum of Natural History is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. For further information about the position contact Dr. David Hurst Thomas (thomasd@amnh.org).

Interested candidates should submit the following materials in PDF format: a) cover statement including the candidate’s name, address, and current position and including a description of the candidate’s research interests, accomplishments, and plans. b) list of dissertation advisors, committee members, co-authors and co-PIs on funded grants during the preceding five years. c) detailed curriculum vitae, complete bibliography, copies of up to five relevant publications. d) names, positions, institutional affiliations and contact information for no more than three referees regarding the applicant's professional qualifications.

  • All materials should be submitted in PDF format directed to Anita Caltabiano (attention, Anthropology Search Committee) (anita@amnh.org). To receive the fullest consideration, applications should be received no later than November 30, 2017.

Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Asst. Professor - Evolutionary Social Science - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2017 ADDITIONAL MATERIALS AND LORs REQUESTEDEdit

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.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2017-2018
  • Anyone know what "additional materials" means?
  • ^Depends on the position. Could mean teaching statement, research plan, etc.

Allegheny College (PA) - TT Open Rank - Global Health Studies - Deadline: review begins Nov. 1, 2017Edit

The interdisciplinary program in Global Health Studies at Allegheny College is accepting applications for a tenure-track position, rank open, beginning in August 2018. Candidates should have a PhD or terminal degree, a strong commitment to liberal arts education, and demonstrated experience in qualitative approaches to health. Preference will be given to candidates who use an interpretive or critical approach in their teaching and research. Global Health Studies at Allegheny College encompasses both domestic and international perspectives working from a range of disciplinary approaches that underscore the environmental and social determinants of health as well as the ethical and cultural dimensions of health and development. We support interdisciplinary and interdepartmental teaching and research, community-based research, and service learning.

Teaching responsibility is 5.5 – 6 course equivalencies per year, depending on Senior Project advising, and will include participation in the core Global Health Studies courses, college-wide seminars that emphasize writing and speaking, and upper-level courses in an area of specialty, such as health policy, public health education, health disparities, maternal and child health, health geography, and program planning/evaluation. Geographic area of specialization is open, but previous experience in international settings is particularly desirable. Candidate must demonstrate: (a) a commitment to undergraduate teaching; (b) an openness to involving students in research and programming, and (c) expertise in public health at the local and/or global scale. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, ongoing scholarship, and professional development. Excellent teaching and research facilities are available.

Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Applicants should submit materials as a single PDF file (not to exceed 10 pages) that contains a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, and a list with brief descriptions of specialized courses of interest. A strong teaching statement will include demonstrated experience with a variety of teaching methods or curricular perspectives and a discussion of approaches to teaching and advising a diverse student population. Candidates also should arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent electronically. All materials should be sent to Search Chair, Professor Ken Pinnow, at: GHS2017@allegheny.edu.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and the Allegheny College Statement of Community represents a strong commitment of students and employees to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

  • Review of applications will begin on 11/01/17.

Brooklyn College, CUNY (NY) - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 13 Dec. 2017Edit

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology with a starting date of August 2018.Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City itself. A vibrant, intellectually engaged community, our student body comprises individuals from 150 countries, speaking 105 different languages. The College and the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology are committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff.Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are encouraged to apply. The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology is a four-field department with faculty in each sub-discipline. The faculty member will be required to manage and expand the Forensics Program through curricular development and by establishing connections with other relevant departments and programs. 

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Teach undergraduate courses in Biological Anthropology including, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Variation, Human Osteology, Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Science. There is also the possibility of teaching graduate students at the CUNY Graduate Center and participating in the NYCEP collaborative.

Pursue a productive program of field and/or laboratory research, and contribute to existing programmatic strengths.• Engage in research in biological anthropology and scholarship involving peer reviewed publications.

Student advisement and research mentoring.

Provide service to the department, college, university, and community, e.g. committee, administrative, supervisory, and other assignments. 

QUALIFICATIONS • Ph.D. degree in Anthropology from an accredited institution is required by June 2018. • Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the department and the institution. • Candidate must have an active record of research and scholarship. 

COMPENSATION Salary commensurate with education and experience. All appointments are subject to financial availability.CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. 

HOW TO APPLY(1) Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:• An application letter indicating the desired position, and should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.• Current curriculum vitae• A sample of published scholarly writing to which the applicant is the primary or single author(2) Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders on the Brooklyn College Online Recommendation System.Visit http://cuny.jobs/brooklyn-college/new-jobs/ for more information and instructions to apply. Please note there are two steps to the application process. Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. 

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.

California State University, Sacramento (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 8 Jan. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Sacramento invites candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biological Anthropology to begin Fall 2018. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. This position consists of classroom teaching, research and scholarly activity, student advising and institutional and community service/contributions. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist specializing on primate behavior and/or ecology and primate fieldwork with an active research agenda leading to conference presentation(s) and/or peer-reviewed publication(s). S/he must demonstrate teaching experience and potential for excellence with a commitment and capacity to prepare students for a career in Anthropology through instruction and research and contribute to the diversity of the institution. The candidate’s topical and research specialization is open, but the research program must have be rigorous and have a solid foundation in evolutionary theory in Biological Anthropology and scientific approaches to anthropology.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology. ABD candidates will be considered, but must have completed the doctoral degree by August 2018. The successful individual will contribute to the University mission to strengthen and support education in STEM disciplines as manifested through the following required expectations: Teach large sections of lower division major/general education courses in Introduction to Biological Anthropology (with an interest in online course design) and Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory, teach existing upper division major courses in Primate Behavior and Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology, a Core Graduate Seminar in Biological Anthropology and develop courses in their specialty in support of the major and the Archaeology and Biological Anthropology (ABA) Concentration. Additionally, s/he will be expected to continue engaging in original research and disseminate research through conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and other means. The hire will supervise graduate students and master’s level instructors of the Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory course; perform department, college and university service, including student advising, in keeping with department guidelines and work collaboratively with Biological Anthropology and Archaeology faculty to support and contribute to the department as part of the ABA concentration.

Sacramento State has a strong commitment to social and workplace diversity, and welcome applications from underrepresented groups. Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their research interests, scholarship, and teaching background; a curriculum vita, including contact information for three referees on last page of CV; teaching effectiveness by submitting syllabi for two proposed courses as a single PDF; and unofficial transcripts.

  • Review of applications will begin January 8, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. Materials received by this date will be given full consideration. For full job description, requirements, and application, go to http://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/2356

Colorado State University (CO) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology or Geography - Deadline: 3rd Nov. 2017Edit

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Assistant Professor of Anthropology or Geography at Colorado State University. In support of a new Place, Space, and Adaptation PhD program in anthropology that integrates geographic perspectives and techniques, the Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor to begin August 16th, 2018. We are searching for an anthropologist or a geographer who specializes in contemporary human health and well-being in the context of global environmental and/or social change. Candidates who integrate biological, cultural, and geographic perspectives into their research and teaching are preferred, including those that do this from an evolutionary perspective. Candidates need to have a PhD in anthropology, geography, or a related discipline at the time of appointment (Aug. 16th, 2018). To see full position announcement and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/50177.

By Nov. 3rd, we request (1) a cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications (as described in the full job description) as well as pertinent research and teaching interests, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references and their contact information. Letters should be addressed to: Anthropology Search Chair, Position 1: Health & Well-Being Anthropologist/Geographer, Colorado State University, Department of Anthropology, 1787 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1787. Routine inquiries should be directed to Brenda Avery at (970) 491-5447 or Brenda.Avery@Colostate.edu. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Anthropology.

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, applications should be uploaded by November 3rd, 2017

East Carolina University (NC) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - Biomedical Anthropology - Review begins 9 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at East Carolina University (ECU) seeks a biomedical anthropologist for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor starting August 13, 2018. We seek applications from candidates with a field or lab-based research program that crosses disciplinary boundaries to explore biological, social, cultural, environmental, and dimensions of health and the human experience. Examples include combining forensic and cultural anthropology to address increased deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border or biocultural and medical anthropology to examine the relationships between occupational health and substance abuse.

The successful candidate is expected to teach introductory courses in general anthropology and biological anthropology as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural and biological anthropology. Appropriate service to the university, community, and profession is expected.

PhD in anthropology is required. Qualifying degree must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should have experience in securing external funding and demonstrate their potential for research and publication. Associate Professor-level applicants are expected to have active portable funding.

Preference will be given to candidates who can address how their research complements one or more of the newly developed research clusters at ECU (Bio-Medical Sciences & Engineering; Energy and Natural Resources; Chronic Disease; Health Behavior; Precision Medicine; and Marine and Coastal Systems). 

To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and teaching experience/philosophy, and contact information for three references online at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu. Official transcripts and hard-copy, original, signed reference letters are required upon employment.

  • Screening begins November 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Grand Valley State University (MI) - TT Asst Professor - Anatomy and Physiology - Deadline: 3rd Nov. 2017Edit

Qualified applicants will be committed to both classroom teaching and collaborative research involving undergraduate and graduate students.  Applicants with the capability to teach an integrated human anatomy and physiology course and associated labs are encouraged to apply.   In addition, experience teaching cadaver-based anatomy or advanced physiology is desired.  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, physiology, biological anthropology, biology, or a related field. 

Responsibilities: Duties include a 9-contact hour 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, including cadaver-based anatomy or advanced physiology, depending on past experience and educational background. 

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.  Startup funds for research are available.

Department: The Biomedical Sciences department has been a rapidly expanding department at Grand Valley State University.  The department has approximately 1,300 undergraduate majors, 42 full time faculty members, a Master’s degree program, and offers courses that support other undergraduate majors, the university’s general education program, and select graduate programs.  Along with our primary teaching and research facilities, a new science building was recently completed to support laboratory opportunities for students and faculty, including a vivarium, aquatic facility, plastination lab, and advanced microscopy suite including a confocal microscope.  For more information, see http://www.gvsu.edu/bms.

University: Grand Valley State University is a public institution with 22,209 undergraduate and 3,251 graduate students located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The university is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment for faculty and students while promoting enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service.  More information can be found here: http://www.gvsu.edu/. Grand Valley State University is an EOE, which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. See http://www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/.

How to Apply: A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vita; (3) research statement that addresses how undergraduates and/or graduate students will participate in your research program; (4) teaching statement that addresses relevant teaching experience and philosophy; (5) contact information for three references; and (6) graduate transcripts (unofficial).  Please apply at: http://jobs.gvsu.edu/.  If you have questions about applying online or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.  Email questions about the position to: Dr. Laura Stroik, Search Committee Chair (stroikl@gvsu.edu).

  • Application Deadline: The review process will begin on November 3rd and will continue until the position is filled.

Harvard University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Human Evolutionary Biology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017 (CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED)Edit

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in the field of human or primate behavior from the perspectives of behavioral ecology, life-history, or physiology. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology values diversity among its faculty, and we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

  • Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2017.
  • Campus interview invite extended November 15th.

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

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.

Iowa State University (IA) - TT Asst. Professor - Bio-Archaeology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017Edit

The Anthropology Program in the Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. This appointment will support our Anthropology Program in the area of Bio-Archaeology.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to instruction in both undergrad and graduate programs, as well as, a graduate certificate program in forensics; mentor graduate students; and contribute to institutional service.

The standard course load for anthropology faculty is four courses per year. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course in biological and archaeological anthropology, a combined lecture/lab course for anthropology majors in biological anthropology, and at least one advanced course in forensics, the theory and methods of bio-archaeology, or human evolution. In addition, the successful candidate also will be expected to sustain a robust research program that results in peer-reviewed publications and external grant funding. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research includes an applied component and who can provide students with field research experiences.

Required Education and Experience: - PhD in Anthropology - An active research program with peer-reviewed publications on anatomically modern humans

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Statement of Research and Teaching Interests 4) Reprints of Recent Publications – attach as ‘Other Document(s) 1’ 5) Name and Contact Information for Three Professional References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

  • Guaranteed Consideration Date: 12/01/2017.

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

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).

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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.
  • October 24, 2017: Reference letters requested for long list candidates.
  • November 14, 2017: Contacted for Phone interview.

MacEwan University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 14 Nov. 2017Edit

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to approximately 12,000 FTE students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement and faculty professional development. The Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science at MacEwan University invites applications for a Tenure-Track appointment in Anthropology, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.

Although the area of research specialization is open, the successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to teach a variety of introductory and more advanced courses. The ideal candidate would be able to teach courses in any two of the traditional fields of anthropology.

Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field and will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, and academic transcripts. All application materials, including three letters of reference sent directly by referees, quoting the competition number, should be sent to careers@macewan.ca

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Shahidul Islam, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science. Contact information available at: http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/SchoolsFaculties/ArtsScience/Programs/BachelorofArts/Disciplines/Anthropology/index.htm

How to Apply: Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Mississippi State University (MSU) - Professor & Department Head - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology & Middle Eastern Cultures (AMEC) at Mississippi State University seeks applications for the position of Department Head to begin July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology and have or be eligible for tenure at the rank of Professor. Ideally, candidates should have administrative experience, experience with contracts and grants, and a research agenda complementing the department’s B.A. program in Anthropology and M.A. program in Applied Anthropology. Subfield, interest area, and geographic area are open. 

Mississippi State University (MSU), is located in Starkville, MS, which is a progressive, growing, sun-belt community. MSU is a top 100 major research university, with growing enrollment (23,000), and is the recipient of a Higher Research Activity and a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. MSU also received recognition as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2016 and 2017.

AMEC (http://amec.msstate.edu/) is a dynamic, young, growing department, which offers an anthropology major, Middle Eastern studies minor, and a growing applied anthropology MA program. The MA program has two tracks: archaeology/bioarchaeology and cultural anthropology. The Department Head will serve on graduate committees and as major professor for a very limited number of students. The Department Head will guide curricular revision and programmatic assessment; guide faculty through the tenure and promotion process; oversee all personnel matters; manage the budget; serve as liaison between faculty and administration; and sustain and enhance collaborative programs with other campus units. Documented experience in departmental or college leadership positions is required. Teaching expectation is one course per semester. AMEC is in the College of Arts & Sciences, which includes 14 academic departments and eleven programs. The department is housed in the Cobb Institute of Archaeology (http://www.cobb.msstate.edu/), an endowed institute with office and lab space, a research library, a museum, and a CRM office. The Head of AMEC (regardless of subfield) will work in consultation with the Director of the Cobb Institute to meet shared goals of the Department and Institute. 

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, a statement detailing the applicant’s vision for an applied program, and names & contact information for at least three references to Quintara Miller, PO Box PC, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Applicants must also apply online at http://www.explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/  (PARF 496316).

  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, although applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

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.

North Carolina State University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - Bioarchaeology - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2017 ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is accepting applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) appointment to begin fall 2018. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology, or related field, by start date (anticipated 8/16/2018); strong record or promise of research and publication, including potential for obtaining extramural funding; strong commitment to student mentorship. The faculty member hired will serve 75% of the position in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and 25% in the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Program in Interdisciplinary Studies. Teaching load is two courses per semester for research active faculty, of which one course per year would apply to the B.A or B.S. curriculum in STS. Undergraduate courses in STS will contribute to a program that combines historical, philosophical, social, and policy approaches to the conduct and impacts of science. Candidates should have a research background in areas of study pertaining to bioarchaeology. In anthropology, candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in bioarchaeology, human osteology, and biological anthropology theory. Priority will be given to candidates whose research areas complement existing program strengths, including, but not limited to: health and disease, paleodemography, paleopathology, or dental anthropology. The Anthropology program at NCSU values a holistic approach, and candidates with the ability to reach across sub-disciplinary boundaries are especially welcome.

North Carolina State University is the largest public university in North Carolina. Located in Raleigh at the heart of the Research Triangle, it offers excellent area amenities. To learn more, please visit our website at https://socant.chass.ncsu.edu/.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

  • To Apply: All applicants must apply online by going to https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/91895.  All applicants should submit a vita and a cover letter. The vita should include the names of three references and their email addresses. The cover letter should describe qualifications, research agenda, and teaching interests and philosophy. Applicants may be contacted for additional materials such as writing samples and evidence of effective teaching. Formal screening of applications will begin November 10, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

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. 2017 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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).
  • Skype interviewed on 27 Sept

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

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.

  • Update: CAMPUS INTERVIEW INVITATIONS SENT [posted 10/19]

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

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.
  • Phone Interviews: October 12th through 20th
  • Anyone have an update on this position? 11/8
  • Haven't heard anything yet 11/9
  • Campus visits announced earlier this week (11/7) for later in November-December. Good luck everyone.

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.
  • Also posted at Archaeology Jobs 2017-2018
  • I'm pretty sure that this position has been altered to reflect it as an Assistant Professor in physical anthropology position. If this is so then the deadline isn't until December 8, 2017. Here is the link to their posting on the AAPA website: http://physanth.org/jobs/1354/

University of Alabama (AL) - TT Asst. Professor in Medical Anthropology (incl. Biological Anthro.) - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology of The University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in medical anthropology beginning Fall 2018. Ph.D. in Anthropology is expected to be in hand at the time of the appointment. We seek a medical anthropologist whose research focuses on health disparities, broadly construed, and whose interests converge with the biocultural focus of the department. Beyond these criteria, topical and geographic specialization are open, although the applicant should complement existing specialties in the department, and be well-versed in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The successful applicant will have research skills and interests that contribute directly to our undergraduate and graduate programs, with particular reference to our Ph.D. program and its focus on biocultural medical anthropology. The proposed faculty member will have teaching responsibilities that include specific core undergraduate and graduate level classes in cultural, biological, and/or biocultural anthropology, and courses of their own development. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

To apply, go to (http://facultyjobs.ua.edu) and complete the online application. Upload (1) a letter of application (outlining research interests, plans and relevant experience) including the names of and contact information for three references; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) examples of manuscripts (for submission as publications) and/or published articles and (4) teaching evaluations (if available). Chair of search committee: Dr. Jason A. DeCaro (jason.a.decaro@ua.edu, phone: 205-348-9061), Department of Anthropology, Box 870210, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0210.

  • Review of applications will begin November 16, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

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 Kentucky (KY) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 6 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor in biological anthropology to begin August 2018. This position is one of three in a health-related social science cluster hire in the College of Arts and Sciences, which the college expects will invigorate a vibrant and collaborative community of health-related research and teaching. Applicants should be biological anthropologists who utilize a biocultural approach in research with living human populations. Geographical area of expertise is open. We encourage candidates who are conversant in cultural anthropology and who use a biocultural approach with interests among the following: nutrition and food/hunger issues, child growth and development; social or environmental justice; global health; and health inequalities. We see candidates who can further collaborations in medical anthropology and the Health, Society, and Populations undergraduate major within the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, and with community partnerships.

We seek applicants with an active externally funded research program, a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching, and evidence of effective teaching. Applicants should demonstrate ongoing or potential research projects that could include student involvement and advance students’ career opportunities. We actively seek candidates who can contribute to the department and university goals to diversify our faculty.

UK seeks to recruit faculty who support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. UK’s commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a reflection of our broader commitment to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand or by August 2018

Applicants must submit the following: 1) cover letter describing research and teaching interests, 2) CV, 3) up to three sample publications (upload as one document under Specific Request 1), and 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (upload under Specific Request 2). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

For more information, contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Erin Koch (erin.koch@uky.edu). Our website: https://anthropology.as.uky.edu .

University of New Mexico (NM) - TT Open Rank - UNM Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Director - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017Edit

The UNM College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Anthropology at the level of Full Professor with tenure, Associate Professor with tenure, or probationary tenure track Associate Professor (as applicable) to begin August, 2018. The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology on a 5-year term basis (may be renewed), and will also teach in the Department. We seek a scholar who will complement a three-subfield department (including archaeology, ethnology and evolutionary anthropology) with national recognition for scholarship and graduate training.

A complete application consists of: 1) letter of intent addressing the applicant's qualifications for the position, 2) a description of the applicant's current research activities, teaching interests and experience, 3) five-year research plan, 4) current CV, 5) a vision statement for the Maxwell museum, and 6) full contact information of three professional references. All application materials must be submitted via http://unmjobs.unm.edu/. Requisition # 2607. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or related field has been awarded by time of appointment. Two years of prior museum employment by start of appointment. Evidence of an active research program as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and grant funding. Experience in supervising employees and managing budgets. Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of extensive experience in museum administration, including in a university setting. Evidence of successful institutional fundraising and development. Evidence of curatorial and/or collections management. Evidence of public outreach to diverse communities. Evidence of leadership and ability to foster multidisciplinary research to complement existing strengths in UNM Anthropology. Demonstrated teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Evidence of an established extramurally funded research program in any of the subfields of anthropology. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

  • Applications received by November 15, 2017 will receive best consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

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. 2017 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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/.
  • LORs requested and contacted to schedule skype interview [posted 11/2}
  • Contacted 11/15 to schedule on-campus interview

University of Northern Colorado (CO) - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017Edit

We seek a tenure-track biological anthropologist with an active research agenda in human biology (preferred) or primatology. The individual’s research program must demonstrate potential for external grant funding and community-engaged scholarship. The individual must be able to teach upper and lower division biological anthropology classes, and our new Professional Development course. The new hire would also need to help design and coordinate a new laboratory component to our Introduction to Biological Anthropology course. Specific research topic, methods, and regional emphasis are open. Teaching responsibilities include 5-6 courses (15-18 credit hours) per year. Attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information for three current professional references.

For questions about the position, contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Britney Kyle, at Britney.kyle@unco.edu

LINK: https://careers.unco.edu/postings/1940

  • Applications for the position will be considered until the position is filled, however, for best consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2017.

University of Oklahoma (OK) - TT Assistant Professor - Proteomics - Deadline: EXTENDED to DECEMBER 1, 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. 5) Candidates should provide names and contact information of three references.

  • A review of applications will begin DECEMBER 1, 2017 and continue until filled. The position will begin in August 2018.

University of Oklahoma (OK) - TT Open Rank - Osteologist - Deadline: 28 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, Norman is seeking outstanding applicants for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in biological anthropology. Our vibrant department has over twenty faculty members whose innovative research programs include molecular anthropology, microbiome, medical anthropology, North and Mesoamerican archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistics. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program.

QUALIFICATIONS: We are particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in human osteology, bioarchaeology, and paleopathology, with a geographic focus that includes the Americas. Preference is given to candidates who complement, expand, and strengthen existing department research and teaching. Successful applicants 1) will have a record of published research or demonstrate research potential, including through external funding, 2) will have the ability to collaborate within the department and across the university, 3) can create research opportunities for students, and 4) demonstrate superior teaching ability at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The regular teaching load is 2+2.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates should submit the following to http://apply.interfolio.com/45743: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae (with names, addresses, and email addresses of three references), 3) research statement (2 page limit), and 4) teaching statement (2 page limit).

  • Review of applications begins on October 28 and continues until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Archaeology Jobs 2017-2018
  • Despite open rank status, ABD and junior faculty are encouraged to apply--Search Comittee member
  • Anyone hear anything yet? (11/14)
  • Nope, but rumor is the SC has someone in mind for the position (11/14)

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

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.
  • Rec letters requested Oct 12

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 San Diego (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology, spec. Primatology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017Edit

The department of Anthropology at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2018. We seek a Biological Anthropologist with a focus on primatology. Research specialty may include the behavior, evolutionary biology, and/or ecology of the non-human primates.

We seek applicants with an active research agenda, a record of scholarly publication, and experience in teaching anthropology courses. Responsibilities include: maintaining an active research program; department and college service; and teaching introductory courses in biological anthropology, upper level courses in primate behavior and ecology, and developing specialty courses within the candidate's research area. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach a broad range of courses and who have the potential to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with other units of the university. The successful candidate must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.

USD is an Equal Opportunity employer, and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

To apply, go to http://www.sandiego.edu/jobs, search for IRC23436 and apply as an applicant.

In addition, send brief (limit two pages) letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of three referees to: Angelo Orona, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492,

  • Please submit your application prior to November 1, 2017.
  • Does anyone know if applicants are supposed to mail hard copies of the job docs? Seems a bit strange, but the wording of the last paragraph has me second-guessing myself.
  • From the search committee: No, we don't need hard copies. 
  • Also, we will consider applicants with a specialty in human or non-human primate genetics.

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.
  • Application system generates automatic letter of rec requests

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

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.
  • Contacted for Skype interview 10/20/2017
  • Very nice rejection email received 11/9

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

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.
  • Contacted for Skype interview 11/03/2017

University of Toronto (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Evolutionary Anthropology - Deadline: 22 Jan. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Evolutionary Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor that will commence July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related discipline by July 1, 2018, or shortly thereafter, with a research focus that complements existing faculty expertise. The successful applicant must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, as demonstrated by a teaching dossier that outlines past experience and accomplishments, a teaching statement that outlines teaching philosophy and plans for future teaching, and strong letters of reference. The dossier must also provide demonstrated evidence of expertise in human skeletal biology in the context of one or more of the following: evolutionary biology, developmental biology, paleoanthropology, bioarchaeology, and bone biology, as well as evidence of an active research program that contributes to one or more of these areas, and an emerging reputation in research as demonstrated by an ability to attract external research funding, publication in appropriate peer-reviewed journals with strong reputations, research in progress that targets such publication venues, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Experience with indigenous community engagement, facility with crossing sub-disciplinary boundaries, and mastery over both scientific methods and ethical dimensions of research would be definite assets. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a large, three-campus institution in a vibrant, multi-ethnic region and has a very diverse student population. The Department of Anthropology is a multi-field unit with diverse research and teaching. It has 30 full-time faculty at the St. George campus and 52 graduate faculty across its three campuses. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please see our home page at http://anthropology.utoronto.ca.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a brief outline of current and proposed future research interests and two samples of published work. Application materials must be submitted online. Submission guidelines are available at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply If you have questions about this position, please contact anthro.officeofthechair@utoronto.ca

Please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF or MS Word format as follows: (1) Cover letter and CV (2) teaching dossier, research statement, and sample publications.

  • Applicants should arrange for three referees to send letters of reference directly to Professor Edward B. Banning, Chair, Department of Anthropology, by email to anthro.officeofthechair@utoronto.ca by the closing date of January 22, 2018. If you have questions about the position, please contact anthro.officeofthechair@utoronto.ca

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga seeks an enthusiastic and innovative teacher for a full-time appointment in Biological Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, to commence on July 1, 2018.

We seek candidates who have a record of excellent teaching and pedagogical research, pursue novel and innovative methods of thinking and teaching, and are interested in establishing a long-term teaching career with the Department.

Candidates must have a PhD in Anthropology or a related area with a focus on Biological Anthropology by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate must also have a record of excellence in teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical enquiry, curriculum development, and teaching innovation. Evidence of excellence and commitment will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference, teaching accomplishments documented in a teaching dossier, and publications or conference presentations on pedagogical research in the discipline. A creative, coherent and complete teaching dossier will highlight the candidate’s teaching accomplishments and any professional experience that may enhance teaching, and typically would include a teaching statement, course outlines, course evaluations, and select course materials that directly support and illustrate the teaching statement. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated interest in developing a long-term career in teaching and related scholarly activity in biological anthropology.

Teaching duties in the undergraduate program include core and service courses at the first and/or second year level, as well as upper-level courses in the candidate's fields of expertise. Areas of expertise of interest include but are not limited to general biological anthropology, evolution of human biological sexuality, human evolution, comparative (primate) osteology, medical anthropology, and science education. Introducing anthropological topics to undergraduates outside the discipline is a major aspect of this position, as well as engaging with undergraduate specialists, majors, and minors in Anthropology broadly and students interested in topics in biological anthropology in particular.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please visit our home page: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/anthropology/.

Application Information: All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701587. 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.

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is October 31, 2017.

University of Victoria (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor of Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 24 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the area of Biological Anthropology. The appointment, effective July 1, 2018, will be made at the rank of assistant professor. Candidates must have a PhD in hand by the position start date.

We seek a colleague who is interested in joining a department that values cooperation between anthropological sub-disciplines; has demonstrated excellence in UG teaching and excellent potential for graduate teaching and mentoring; has demonstrated evidence of strong scholarship in the form of publications; an active or well-formulated plan for a continuing research program; a demonstrated ability or strong potential to attract external research funding; and potential for involving students in research. We seek an individual whose primary research and teaching interests will contribute strength primarily towards our “Evolution and Ecology” program theme, with research that approaches the study of human biology in living or past populations using an evolutionary perspective and complements existing faculty strengths.

Examples of possible specialties include but are not limited to human evolutionary biology, human growth and development, human life history, ecology of epidemics or disease, human adaptation, global health and nutrition, and developmental origins of disease.

The successful candidate will contribute to the success of the new BSc Anthropology program (Fall 2018) as well as the current BA, MA and PhD programs through undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants must be able to teach introductory biological anthropology. The ability to teach methods-based courses, quantitative methods in anthropology, and a breadth of biological anthropology courses will be a strong asset. The four course (1.5 unit each) per annum teaching commitment comes with the expectation that the successful candidate will be actively engaged in research and graduate student mentoring.

The new faculty member may also benefit from connecting with one or more of the University of Victoria’s research centers, such as the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH), Centre for Biomedical Research (CBR), Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC), or the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE). Click here for a full list of UVIC research centres.

Applications must include a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, the names and complete contact information of three references, copies of selected relevant publications and evidence of excellence in teaching.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to further diversification of the University.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • Applications should be sent to: Dr. Ann Stahl, Chair, e-mail: anthone@uvic.ca, by the close of business (4:30 PST) on Friday November 24, 2017.

Western Carolina University (NC) - TT Position - Director of Forensic Anthropology Program - Deadline: October 30, 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Western Carolina University seeks to hire an anthropologist with a background in human skeletal biology to direct our Forensic Anthropology Program's human decomposition facility and human identification laboratory beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other faculty in WCU's anthropology, forensic anthropology, and forensic science programs. Facilities director responsibilities include facility oversight and decision-making, strategic planning and evaluation, enforcement and revision of safety and security protocols, community outreach, oversight of the body donation program, and budgetary planning. Applicants will be expected to conduct research with undergraduate students and teach undergraduate courses in forensic and biological anthropology as well as contribute to the university's Liberal Studies program. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience working in the context of human decomposition facilities, conducting human decomposition fieldwork and/or casework, teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, and/or who have a record of external funding. Areas of specialization are open.

Applicants are required to have: (1) a Ph.D. in Anthropology by the August 2018 start date, (2) an active research program with a record of publications in human skeletal biology, (3) experience teaching and mentoring students at the graduate or undergraduate level, and (4) a record of teaching, scholarship, and service to qualify at the appropriate rank. Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and separate one to two page statements regarding their: (1) teaching interests and philosophy, and (2) facilities-related vision.

The undergraduate forensic anthropology program at Western Carolina University is one of a kind with an outdoor human decomposition research laboratory, growing willed body donation program, and two diplomates of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants are required to have: (1) a Ph.D. in Anthropology by the August 2018 start date, (2) an active research program with a record of publications in human skeletal biology, (3) experience teaching and mentoring students at the graduate or undergraduate level, and (4) a record of teaching, scholarship, and service to qualify at the appropriate rank.

Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications must be made online. Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, the names and contact information for three references, and separate one to two page statements regarding their: (1) teaching interests and philosophy, and (2) facilities-related vision.

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. John Williams, Search Committee Chair at 828-227-2430.

Carnegie Statement: WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Online App. Form: http://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/7700

  • Deadline not stated; posted 9/21/17.

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 .
  • 11/14 - Has anyone heard anything on this?  Have letters been called?

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Duke University (NC) - Evolutionary Anthropology Post-Doctoral Teaching and Research Position - Deadline: 1 Jan 2018Edit

The Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University invites applications for two three-year post-doctoral positions at the Assistant Research Professor level to begin in July of 2018. Each post-doc will contribute to the department’s teaching mission by teaching two courses each semester, and each is also expected to be active in research. Teaching and research will be supported in part through mentoring by senior faculty members. Consideration will be given to applicants in all areas of Evolutionary Anthropology, but the applicant must be qualified to teach our introductory course, as well as intermediate-level courses in either 1) primate/human anatomy and evolution or 2) primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. All candidates will teach at both the introductory and intermediate levels. Only candidates who have completed their Ph.D. at least one full month before the start date of July 1, 2018 can be considered.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests and the contact information for three referees to our job posting at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10394.

  • Applications received by January 1, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration.

University of Arkansas (AR) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Jan 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas is recruiting for a 12-month Postdoctoral Fellow to start in May 2018 (start date is flexible). The Postdoctoral Fellow will be funded as part of a project exploring normal and pathological covariation in the masticatory apparatus of anthropoid primates, supported by an NSF award. The successful applicant will have familiarity with evolutionary theory, masticatory biomechanics, and geometric morphometric techniques. Responsibilities will include assisting with data management, data collection and analysis, contributing to scientific publications and presentatiosn disseminating the results of the research, and supervising undergraduate students. Some travel may be required. Applicants should submit a cover letter/ letter of application describing experience related to this position, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number). Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Claire Terhune (cterhune@uark.edu).

Minimum qualifications: Doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil) in biological anthropology, evolutionary biology, or a related field conferred by the start of employment; record of original research and scientific publication. 

Preferred qualifications: Doctoral degree in hand by time of application; experience in geometric morphometric techniques, experience with 3D modeling programs (Avizo, Geomagic); experience with programming (Matlab, R); experience with primate craniofacial morphology/ masticatory biomechanics.  

  • Applications should be submitted by January 15, 2018.

University of Florida (FL) - Research Assistant Scientist - Forensic Anthropology - Deadline: 13 Nov. 2017Edit

The University of Florida, Department of Anthropology enthusiastically announces a search for a nontenure track position at the rank of Research Assistant Scientist in forensic anthropology, available immediately. This is a twelve-month, full-time, time-limited position, to be renewed on a year-to-year basis, contingent on funding. The successful candidate will participate in forensic casework and lab management at the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory (CAPHIL). In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate on research initiatives in human biological variation, contribute to publications and requests for external funding, and pursue independent research. We seek a candidate with forensic case work experience, including independent preparation of forensic case reports. Experience with trauma analysis and field recovery methods is desirable. A Ph.D. in biological anthropology or related field is required at the time of appointment, and eligibility for ABFA certification is preferred.

The University of Florida is a leading research institution with over 52,000 students and is ranked in the top ten public universities. The Department of Anthropology (www.anthro.ufl.edu) has 28 faculty members, ~140 graduate students, and ~370 undergraduate majors and is one of the top rated programs in the country. The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/enus/listing/ and must include: (1) a letter detailing case work accomplishments and research interests, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a representative forensic case report authored by the candidate and redacted to protect privacy, and (4) the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three references familiar with the candidate’s case work and/or research.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). 

  • Applications will be reviewed beginning October 16, 2017 and will continue until November 13, 2017.

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.).


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