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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

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 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

Lehman College, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - Physical Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Aug. 2017Edit

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

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

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

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

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


  • While the formal job ad says applications will start being reviewed on August 1, the search committee will actually start reviewing on September 1.

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

The Department of Anthropology ( and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences ( 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

  • 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 (

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 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.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

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

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