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Welcome! This page has been created to reflect the 2018-19 academic year job search.

  • NOTE: Please post only jobs that begin in 2019 on this page.
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See also: Cultural Anthropology 2018-2019 and Archaeology Jobs 2018-2019


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

Appalachian State University (NC) - TT Assistant Professor – Biological Anthropology - Priority Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018 - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biological Anthropology to begin August, 2019. Applicants must have in-hand a Ph.D. in Anthropology by the position start date. As the third tenure-stream faculty member in an undergraduate program, preference will be given to applicants whose research area and teaching interests both complement and expand our current curriculum, particularly candidates whose research and teaching are focused on evolutionary and biocultural anthropological theory. Candidates must be able to interact effectively with faculty in a broadly-inclusive three-fields department, and demonstrate an ability to develop and sustain an active research program in Biological Anthropology with potential for involving undergraduate students. The successful candidate will teach 6 courses per year. This includes a section of our General Education course in Biological Anthropology (Gender, Race, and Class) and an upper-division course on Human Evolution. Applicants will also have the opportunity to develop new courses in their area of specialization.

Applicants must provide: (1) letter of application; (2) separate statements of research and teaching interests; and (3) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. In your research and teaching statements, please include information about how your past experiences, current interests/activities, and future goals demonstrate your commitment to creating and retaining diverse communities both within the academy and across broader contexts. All materials should be sent electronically in a single PDF file to bioanth2018@appstate.edu. Review of all applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University, located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, is a highly ranked master’s comprehensive university and part of the 16 campus University of North Carolina system. With nearly 19,000 students, Appalachian State strives to maintain its reputation for excellence in teaching, while continuing to enhance its research reputation. Additional information about the university and the surrounding area is located at http://www.appstate.edu. The anthropology department has 12 tenure-track faculty and nearly 200 majors, 45 specializing in biological anthropology. Our current faculty expertise, research clusters, facilities, curriculum, and field school programs are described on our website (https://anthro.appstate.edu/).

  • (Priority Deadline November 1 but position is open until filled).
  • 11/27: Additional Materials Requested
  • 1/5: Campus visits scheduled
  • Rejection e-mail indicating position was filled (3/6/19)

Baylor University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Bio/Med/Env Anthropology - Deadline: Open Until Filled - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Baylor University is seeking an assistant professor (tenure-track) to being in August, 2019. This position is open to applicants with research and teaching interests in medical anthropology, biomedical anthropology, molecular anthropology, applied anthropology, environmental anthropology, and related areas. Specific topics might include, but are certainly not limited to (listed alphabetically with no ranking): aging/senescence, behavioral ecology, bioethics, bioinformatics and big dataset analyses, child/maternal/family health, chronic or infectious disease epidemiology, developmental origins of disease, diet and food, climate/environmental change, ethnomedicine, environmental crisis mitigation, environmental policy, environmental program evaluation, evolutionary medicine, genetics and epigenetics, geographic information systems, global health issues, health communication, health disparities, health program evaluation, health system/hospital ethnography, human biology, human-environment interactions, international health policy, medical missionary work, medical pluralism and complementary/alternative/traditional healing systems, medicalization and pharmaceutical development, mental health and cross-cultural psychiatry, microbiome analyses, migration and refugee studies, nonhuman models of human disease, palaeopathology, reproductive ecology, social demography, social network modelling, spirituality/religiosity and health, structural violence and access to healthcare, qualitative methods, vaccine studies/compliance, and water and food security.   The new faculty member will join a growing department with interest in applied perspectives on the anthropology of health, broadly conceived.  Interest in supporting the development of a new PhD program (in the Anthropology of Health) is required, and skills appropriate for training graduates for non-academic jobs are preferred. Faculty members are required to contribute to teaching, research, and service. Expectations for an active research agenda include publishing and granting, as well as involving students, as appropriate. Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in the appropriate field of study. Applications should be emailed to Dr. Michael Muehlenbein (michael_muehlenbein@baylor.edu) with a single PDF file containing the following information: a letter of application (explaining your qualifications, current and future research plans, and teaching experience and philosophy), current curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom letters of recommendation have been requested. Finalists for this position will be required to submit official doctoral transcripts in advance of a campus visit. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, and salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

  • Slightly confusing wording about letters of recommendation - are letters being requested up front or just contact info? (8/13)
  • Only names, email addresses, and phone numbers at this time.
  • Letters of rec requested 11/1
  • Campus visits scheduled
  • Position has been filled. 

California State University, Los Angeles (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (Forensics) - Deadline: 10 Dec 2018  -  PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

​​​​​​Position: Department of Anthropology, College of Natural and Social Sciences. Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Starting Date: August 2019

Minimum Qualifications: 1) Earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Anthropology or other closely-related field from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required by the date of the appointment. 2) Evidence of successful and effective teaching experience at the undergraduate level. 3) Documented record of scholarship and research in biological anthropology, including any combination of professional conference presentations, publications, field site participation, funding, or case report preparation. 4) Demonstrated experience working in or running a Forensic Anthropology or equivalent laboratory. 

Preferred Qualifications: 1)    Evidence of experience mentoring undergraduates and/or graduate students in a research setting 2)    Evidence of teaching general classes in Biological Anthropology and specialized classes in Forensic Anthropology 3)    Ability to integrate with the department’s existing strengths in bioarchaeology, Mesoamerican archaeology, coastal archaeology, international human rights, or refugee affairs.

Duties:     The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The selected candidate may be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the following areas:  introductory biological anthropology, human evolution, human variation, human osteology, bioanthropological method and theory, and forensic anthropology.  The applicant will be expected to maintain and expand the Forensic Anthropology Lab.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good. 

Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:  1) a cover letter specifically addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications.  2) a curriculum vitae. 3) a narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students. 4) a list of three professional references. 5) a university application for employment (www.calstatela.edu/academic/position).

Finalists will be required to submit:  1) official transcripts. 2) three current letters of recommendation. 

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: Maricela Godinez at mgodin18@calstatela.edu. Please type “Anthropology Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line.

Please address all questions to the search committee chair (Elizabeth Miller) at: bethmiller@calstatela.eduor 323-343-2440.

  • Review of applications will begin December 10, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Anyone have an update on this yet? 1/28
  • Request for Phone Interviews 1/30 (x2)
  • Recommendations requested (directly to references) 2-26
  • 3/21  Has anyone been invited to interview on campus?

Colorado State University (CO) - TT Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2018 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in biological anthropology or related discipline to begin August 16, 2019. We seek an individual that employs evolutionary perspectives to broadly understand human diversity and adaptation with a preference for candidates whose research and teaching interests complement that of existing faculty. Qualified candidates will use genomic, environmental and/or other biological datasets to explore population dispersals and coalescence, genotype-phenotype interactions, clinical distributions, or paleo-ecosystem modeling.

Required qualifications: PhD in anthropology or related discipline at the time of appointment. Research focus on human evolution, excluding those who limit their research to only hominin morphology, lithic analysis, and zooarchaeology. Evidence for a promising record in scholarship/research. Expertise to teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate level biological anthropology courses. Ability to mentor and/or integrate students into one’s research

Preferred qualifications: Research with a spatial perspective on evolutionary questions. Temporal foci on the Plio-Pleistocene and/or Holocene. Ability to teach new courses on race, anthropological genetics and/or computational methods related to paleoenvironmental/niche modeling. Ability to work collaboratively and with diverse student populations in teaching and research. The Department seeks applicants with the ability to advance our commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities.

  • Deadline: 16 Nov. 2018.
  • Anyone have any insight into this position? The second line seems to indicate an openness to contemporary human biologists, while the last line (and preferred qualifications) seems to not.
  • Any updates?
  • Nothing here. Has anyone heard anything?
  • Nothing here either. Last year phone interview requests went out on 12/8 and campus interviews were scheduled 12/22. Wondering if we won't hear til Jan or if everyone who got invites is not on the wiki.
  • Phone interview requested (12/19).
  • Rejection email 1/23
    • If you don't mind saying, was the rejection email after you had a phone interview?
  • Can anyone confirm that invitations have been made for campus visits? There was email mention of selecting finalists by 1/28. 
  • I've been wondering the same thing because I haven't received an email from them since the phone interview.
  • Campus interviews scheduled 2/1

Eastern New Mexico University (NM) - TT Asst. Professor of Forensic or Biological Anthropology / Director of Forensic Science Program (begin Jan. 2019) - Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 9/12/18) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Eastern New Mexico University's Department of Anthropology and Applied Archeology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Forensic Anthropology or Biological Anthropology position, who will also serve as the Director of our Forensic Science Program, to begin in January 2019. ENMU seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. The core focus of our department is its hands-on scientific approach to anthropology that enables engaged learning and supports a research-based Master's degree program.

  • - any developments on this one?  Given a preferred January start date, one would expect early traction...
  • Invitation for Phone/Skype interview - Oct 29
  • Heard that the campus interviews have been conducted (1/8/2019), not sure if an offer has been accepted.

Emory University (GA) - Associate or Full Professor of Human Biology (Biological Anthropology) - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University, Atlanta GA, invites applications for a full-time position in Biological Anthropology at the rank of associate or full professor, to begin August, 2019. We seek a scientifically-oriented anthropologist pursuing theoretically rigorous study in the area of Human Biology. The ideal candidate will examine variation in human biology (e.g., endocrine function, immune function, energetics, neurobiology, anatomy, genetics) either across or within human populations from an evolutionary perspective.

The ideal candidate also will have an established field and lab-based research program that will provide research opportunities for both the candidate and future graduate students. Candidates must be able to interact effectively with faculty in a broadly-inclusive department with joint biological and cultural focus, hold a doctoral degree, have a strong research record, and be committed to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates also must be able and willing to regularly teach an introductory course in Human Biology.

Applications should include curriculum vita, research statement, teaching statement, and complete contact information for three references. The Department of Anthropology, Emory College and Emory University embrace diversity and seek candidates who will participate in a climate that attracts students of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, and genders. In a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Applications will be accepted through November 9, 2018. To apply for this position, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/53927 and submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio.
  • Also posted at Archaeology Jobs 2018-2019
  • Request for letters of recommendation (11/20)
  • Received email stating that the search has been paused until next year (12/17)

Emory University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor -Evolutionary Modeling/Bioinformatics - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology and the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods at Emory University invite applications for a joint tenure-track assistant professor position, with tenure home in Anthropology. We seek a scholar with an active anthropological research program addressing core issues in biological and/or cultural evolution, using the tools of computational biology with application to empirical datasets. Candidates must have a doctoral degree, an excellent research record, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Qualified candidates will be able to teach advanced statistics courses and introductory courses in Anthropology. Ability to interact effectively with faculty in two broadly inclusive departments is important.

Applications should include a curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, and complete contact information for three references. The Department of Anthropology, Emory College and Emory University embrace diversity and seek candidates who will participate in a climate that attracts students of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, and genders. In a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Applications will be accepted through November 9, 2018. To apply for this position, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/53932 and submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio.
  • Also posted at Archaeology Jobs 2018-2019
  • LORs requested - 19 Nov. 2018
  • Rejection email (12/17)
    • These rejections were at least for those who were not long listed as my reference writers did not get asked to submit a letter.

George Washington University (DC) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Human Paleobiology - Deadline: 25 Oct. 2018 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Human Paleobiology in the Department of Anthropology, to begin as early as Fall 2019. We seek candidates with a research program that focuses on analyzing the hominin fossil record and/or its ecological context, and complements the current strengths of the faculty in the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (http://cashp.columbian.gwu.edu).

Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. in anthropology or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered, but must have all requirements for the Ph.D. completed by date of appointment. Applicants must have teaching experience, a strong publication record, and an active field or laboratory research program that can involve students. The Department seeks candidates with exceptional promise as scholars and teachers to offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application procedure: Applicants should complete the online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/56194 and upload a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and include the names of three referees.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. The position is pending final budgetary approval.
  • Request for campus visit 11/21/2018
  • Any idea what level candidates were shortlisted? people in postdocs? people in tenure-track positions? 
    • at least one was junior/instructor/postdoc level

Grinnell College (IA) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Biological/Physical) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018 -CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in biological/physical anthropology beginning Fall 2019. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests are open to any area in the subfield. Teaching areas will include an introductory four-fields topics course (such as adaptation, kinship, childhood, migration), intermediate courses in biological/physical anthropology, and seminars in biological/physical anthropology. We are particularly interested in candidates who have competency in teaching statistical methods, which may be a regular part of the teaching rotation, and who can incorporate students into their research. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.

  • To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by December 1, 2018. Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a syllabus for an introductory four-fields topics course, titles and course descriptions for 4 courses at advanced levels in biological/physical anthropology, a diversity statement, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Associate Professor J. MONTGOMERY (Monty) ROPER, at [ANTHROPOLOGYSearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-3017.
  • Note that although official job description only asks for referee contact information, the HR system is likely prompting letter submission immediately.  The ad states that letters of recommendation are due by the application deadline - see the special Instructions listed at the bottom of the HR page:
  • We need to receive a minimum of 3 letters of reference in order to be fully considered for this position. Once your application is complete and you have received your confirmation number, the system will email requests for letters of reference to your reference providers. You will be able to track the status of these reference letters online. Be certain to submit your application well in advance of the deadline to ensure that your letters arrive by the closing date.
  • Invited for phone interviews (12/13)
  • Campus interview scheduled (1/7)
  • Rejection e-mail indicating position was filled (2/28/19)

Harvard University (MA) - Open Faculty Position (Tenure-track or Tenured) - Human Evolutionary Biology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks to appoint a tenured or tenure-track professor in the field of human biology, potentially with expertise in physiology, anatomy, paleoanthropoloogy, life-history and/or neurobiology.

We are interested in candidates who emphasize an evolutionary approach and whose interests complement or strengthen the existing research in our department or other affiliated departments at Harvard including Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology, and Psychology, as well as the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019.

The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The department 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.

  • More details: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8477
  • We will evaluate applications beginning November 15, 2018 and will conclude when the position is filled.
  • Any updates? 
  • Received rejection email on 1/3 indicating that a short list has been chosen.x2

Illinois State University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018 - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professorship in anthropology beginning August 16, 2019. We seek a biological anthropologist with the ability to teach introduction to biological anthropology and upper-level courses in their area of expertise. A Ph.D. in anthropology or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate will have an established record of research and teaching. Research specialization is open, however we seek candidates with the ability to integrate undergraduate and masters-level students into their active research agenda.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in anthropology or a closely related field is required prior to the start date of this position. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

  • --Request for Skype interview (10/9/2018) x 2
  • request for campus visit 10/30/2018
  • Rejection email received 12/13

Ithaca College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 25 Oct. 2018 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Ithaca College Department of Anthropology (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applications for a full time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology effective August 16, 2019. Preference is given to candidates who specialize in primatology or anthropological human biology. The position involves: teaching undergraduate courses in biological anthropology appropriate to the candidate’s expertise and the department’s needs including introductory courses and a methods course; supervising undergraduate research/field experiences; conducting and publishing research; advising students; and participating in service obligations.

Position qualifications include the following: a PhD in Anthropology at time of appointment; demonstrated effectiveness of teaching; an active program of research that will involve undergraduates; a commitment to the creation of an inclusive educational experience; and an enthusiasm for working effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and students. Preference will be given to candidates who value the intersections of the subdisciplines of anthropology and demonstrate this in their teaching and/or research.

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/ and attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching statement (not to exceed two pages), and a list containing the contact information for three professional references. The cover letter should include discussion of the applicant’s relevant work experience, scholarly interests, research agenda, and how these relate to the above position description. The teaching statement should include discussion of teaching experience, effectiveness, and philosophy, including the applicant’s commitment to the creation of an inclusive educational environment. The teaching statement should also address specific plans for including undergraduate students in the applicant’s research. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

  • To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 25, 2018.
  • Request for skype interview and additional documents (11/8)
  • Heard campus visit were scheduled--can anyone confirm?
    • I know of at least one that was scheduled (12/14)

Kent State University (OH) - TT Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 12 Dec. 2018Edit

Kent State University’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, Tenure-track position with a specialization in brain evolution and/or cognition.

The successful candidate will join a growing department with excellent research and educational programs. For this position, we are looking for applicants with a specialization in brain evolution and/or cognition using a broad comparative research agenda that uses nonhuman primate models to inform human evolution.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, engage in collaborative research, direct student research, and exhibit a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D at the time of hire and postdoctoral experience is desirable. This position is available at the assistant or associate professor rank; candidates at the associate professor level are expected to have a history of successful extramural funding.

This search is part of an expansion of the Anthropology department and Kent State University’s newly launched brain health Research Institute (BHRI), whose mission is to improve our understanding of brain function in health, disease, and recovery. Kent State University is making significant investments in facilities, resources, and tenure-track faculty with expertise in Brain Health, including positions in Anthropology and Psychological Sciences. The BHRI, which consists of faculty and student members from many academic departments, multiple hospital partners, and area research institutes, seeks to foster collaboration, promote interdisciplinary research, and train the next generation of researchers.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation by email to bioanth@kent.edu or by mail to:

Dr. Anthony Tosi
Kent State University
Department of Anthropology
750 Hilltop Drive
226 Lowry Hall
Kent, Ohio 44242

  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Liverpool John Moores University - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Anthropology - Deadline: 10 Mar. 2019Edit

The School of Natural Sciences and Psychology seeks to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with demonstrated research potential to contribute to our successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology.

Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates with an evolutionary approach to biological anthropology. The ability and desire to teach research methods would also be required.  This appointment is part of a strategic investment in the research and teaching of forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology at LJMU.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Joel Irish, email j.d.irish@ljmu.ac.uk , Subject Leader, Anthropology and Archaeology.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter for promoting the career of Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post and all appointments will be made on merit.

LJMU values diversity and provides a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can fulfil their potential.

  • Deadline: 10 Mar. 2019. Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.

Liverpool John Moores University - Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology - Deadline: 10 Mar. 2019Edit

The School of Natural Sciences and Psychology is seeking to appoint an inspirational Professor with an established reputation for conducting research of leading international quality in Evolutionary Anthropology.

You will be expected to take a lead role in driving forward the School’s research excellence in the field. You will have excellent leadership and management skills, and exceptional communication skills.  You will also contribute to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including BSc Forensic Anthropology, MSc Bioarchaeology, and MSc Forensic Anthropology.

Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates with a specialism in hominin functional morphology and physiology from an evolutionary perspective. This appointment is part of a strategic investment in the research and teaching of Anthropology in the School.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Joel Irish, Subject Leader for Anthropology and Archaeology on 0151 231 2387 or email j.d.irish@ljmu.ac.uk.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter for promoting the career of Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post and all appointments will be made on merit.

LJMU values diversity and provides a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can fulfil their potential.

  • Deadline: 10 Mar. 2019. Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.

New College of Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology (incl. Biological Anthro.) - Deadline: 5 Nov. 2018Edit

New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position in Medical Anthropology. We are seeking a theoretically engaged scholar who works at the intersection of biological and cultural anthropology. Candidates should have teaching experience, a career interest in liberal arts education, and a vibrant research agenda. Geographic area is open. The person filling this position will be expected to teach courses in medical anthropology, biological anthropology, and cultural courses within his or her field of expertise. The candidate must have completed the Ph.D. by the start of employment in August 2019

Candidates should apply on-line at https://www.ncf.edu/employment and upload the following: a cover letter; c.v.; statements regarding teaching philosophy, the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment; research interests; syllabi; teaching evaluations; one writing sample (article or chapter length); and unofficial graduate transcript(s). In addition, please ask at least three references to email signed recommendations on letterhead to anthrosearch@ncf.edu . According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants who need accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting. For questions about the application process, please contact Kristi Fecteau, Division of Social Sciences Office Manager, at kfecteau@ncf.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2018.

New Mexico State University (NM) - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 9 Nov. 2018 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at New Mexico State University seeks to hire a full-time, tenure track assistant professor in biological anthropology who is broadly trained and with preferred expertise in one or more of the following: molecular anthropology, human variation and health, evolutionary medicine, or neuroanthropology. Ability to teach human osteology and skeletal variation and biocultural perspectives is desired. Teaching experience in biological anthropology laboratory settings is strongly preferred. Strengths in evolutionary theory and research methods are essential. Successful candidates will show evidence of a strong record of scholarship; the development of a problem-oriented research program with potential for securing external funding is highly desirable.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in Anthropology at the time of application

Preferred Qualifications: Specializations in molecular anthropology, human variation and health, evolutionary medicine, neuroanthropology, and biocultural perspectives are preferred. Ability to teach in biological anthropology laboratory settings is strongly preferred. Ability to offer courses in human osteology and skeletal variation and related specialties is desirable.

Applicant Instructions: Applications are only accepted online (see link). When submitting your application you will need to upload: 1. Letter of interest 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Unofficial transcripts that show award of terminal degree 4. If desired you may upload either one article or one book chapter 5. You will also need to provide names and contact information (to include email) for 3 references.

  • Closing Date: 11/09/2018.
  • Request for phone interview (11/20) x2
  • Invited for campus interview (12/6)
  • Offer made and accepted

New York Institute of Technology (NY) - Assistant/Associate Professor in Anatomy - Biomechanics - Deadline: 16 Nov 2018Edit

The New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT-COM, Long Island, NY campus) Department of Anatomy invites applications for a full-time, 12-month faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level specializing in Comparative Biomechanics and/or Motor Control. Candidates with strong research and funding records of accomplishment at the level of Full Professor will also be considered. Successful candidates will possess a PhD, MD, DO, DVM, DO/PhD, or MD/PhD or equivalent degree and are expected to contribute to medical school teaching, including courses in the newly approved DO/PhD program, and to develop and maintain a productive research program able to attract extramural funding. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in computational methodologies (e.g. inverse/forward dynamics, musculoskeletal modeling/SIMM, control theory). Previous teaching experience in Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, or Embryology is preferred but not required. The successful candidate will join the Department of Anatomy with strengths in functional morphology, evolutionary biology, and vertebrate paleontology and will add to the current research strengths of the newly-formed Biomechanics and Motor Control group specializing in human, primate, and reptile locomotion, human upper limb coordination, and functional/clinical anatomy.

To apply, submit an electronic copy of the application materials through the online portal at: https://careers-nyit.icims.com/jobs/1617/assistant-associate-professor---comparative-biomechanics-and-or-quantitative-motor-control%2c-department-of-anatomy/job

The New York Institute of Technology is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Applications should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for 3 professional references including e-mail addresses (letters are not solicited at the time of application). Please direct any questions to the NYIT-COM Anatomy Search Committee Chair, Dr. Nathan E Thompson (nthomp03@nyit.edu).

  • Applications should be submitted by November 16, 2018 to receive full consideration.


Updates:

  • rejection letter received 12/8

Princeton University (NJ) - Professor/Associate Professor - Biological and Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2018 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a senior scholar who works at the intersections of Biological and Sociocultural Anthropology, to begin September 1, 2019.

We seek theoretically engaged scholars whose research and teaching are firmly at the intersections of Biological and Sociocultural Anthropology. Our preference is for a scholar who uses his or her research to address sociocultural phenomenon such as sex, gender, race, childhood and youth, language, disease, disability, reproduction, aging, health disparities, agriculture, foodways, and/or the human implications of built and natural environments.

Our Department does not have a graduate biological anthropology program, so the teaching focus for this position would be on our undergraduate program. The position does, however, entail a small amount of graduate teaching and graduate advising for students who work in areas such as medical anthropology, environmental studies, science and technology studies, multispecies ethnography, food studies, race and gender, among others.

Applicants should send a cover letter summarizing their teaching and research experience as well as their theoretical interests and contributions should be submitted to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7761.

Application dossiers should also include: a full cv, names and contact information for four referees, a writing sample (e.g. published or recently submitted article or book chapter), a one-page statement describing research and writing goals for the next three to five years, teaching evaluations, syllabi for two courses (an introductory one in Biological Anthropology and an advanced thematic one at the intersection of Biological Anthropology and Sociocultural Anthropology), and a one to two-page statement of teaching philosophy as it relates to our job description and your current research and teaching.

  • To receive full consideration application materials should be received by October 30, 2018.
  • Referees contacted for recommendations 28 November 2018

Purdue University (IN) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor - "Anthropology of Tomorrow" (2 Positions) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018 - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Purdue University Department of Anthropology invites applications for two positions to begin August 2019. Assistant/Associate Professor of anthropology, tenure-track with a focus on the Anthropology of Tomorrow. We are seeking dynamic scholars with innovative research programs that address humanity’s grand challenges. We expect to make one open subfield hire at the assistant professor level and one sociocultural anthropology hire at the assistant/associate level.

We seek scholars with a promising record of publications and funding, active research agendas, teaching experience, and a commitment to the application of anthropology. All subfields are encouraged to apply to the assistant professor position, and we welcome creative approaches to the Anthropology of Tomorrow. The successful candidates will join a vibrant department with a focus on and commitment to impactful anthropological inquiry, interdisciplinary scholarly and public engagement, innovative pedagogy, and external funding.

Purdue’s Department of Anthropology is located in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). The Anthropology of Tomorrow positions will contribute to Purdue’s strategic areas including integrating data science across the University, the life sciences, Advanced Social & Behavioral Science Research Methodologies at Purdue (AMAP), Center for Aging and the Life Course, the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, and the Center for the Environment, Climate Change, Global Food Security. Our faculty regularly join interdisciplinary research teams to work on global challenges, and help the next generation of scholars and professionals develop the integrative analytical toolkits they need for the diverse careers of tomorrow.

Purdue University is a leading research intensive public university (LINK) with a land grant mission and a strong reputation in fields focusing on future-making including data science, engineering, and agriculture. The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue (CLA) includes ten academic units across the social sciences, humanities and arts. CLA (LINK) is incubating an array of forward thinking programs including the broad integration of liberal arts into the University Curriculum (Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program LINK). The program provides an opportunity for Anthropology of Tomorrow scholar-teachers to innovate creative approaches to the 21st century and beyond in thematic areas of conflict resolution and justice, science and technology, environment and sustainability, healthcare and medicine, and management and organization. Purdue's Department of Anthropology has 15 full-time faculty and offers BA, MS and PhD degrees.

Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or related field is required at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Articulate a vision of research and teaching that demonstrates forward thinking anthropology and using and developing social science for solving grand challenges. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) Human Rights/Social Justice, Tourism/Cultural Heritage, Social Implications of Big Data, Human-Animal Interaction, and Design Anthropology.
Foster research and public engagement linkages with Purdue’s already established programs or centers addressing humanity’s grand challenges
Demonstrate strong teaching skills and potential to develop innovative and broad undergraduate anthropology courses as well as field-based, interdisciplinary, cross-listed, and/or service learning opportunities at introductory, advanced, and graduate levels
Teach in Anthropology and courses that are part of the College of Liberal Arts’ Integrated Cornerstone first-year curriculum
Prepare students for a diversity of careers and mentor their development
Show evidence of a commitment to diversity and promoting a multicultural environment
Participate in departmental and university administrative activities.

Send electronic applications including a CV and a cover letter specifying which position you are applying to: Anthropology Professor Search, c/o Brenda Gunion, (gunion@purdue.edu), Assistant to Head, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059. The cover letter should include information on research program, teaching interests, engagement record, diversity experience, and contact information for three references. Purdue University’s Department of Anthropology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

  • For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2018, and review will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, visit our webpage: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/anthropology
  • The Cultural Anthro page indicates that interview requests went out Nov 2

St. John's University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Biocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2018 - CONFERENCE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion: A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Division/Department Information: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in St. John’s College offers a major and a minor in Anthropology to a diverse body of students as well as undergraduate and graduate M.A. level programs in Sociology and Criminology. We have fourteen full-time faculty members along with a qualified pool of instructors who teach the Anthropology, Sociology and Criminology courses. The Department’s faculty are highly devoted to students while maintaining an active research agenda and presence in the regional, national and international academic community. The Anthropology program at St. John’s has a global, critical and applied perspective. It offers one-on-one mentoring for each one of its majors, including the completion of a Senior Research Thesis in anthropology and other High Impact Practices. The program is invested in enhancing student retention and graduation rates by offering a broad range of courses that span the humanities, social and natural sciences. It is focused on teaching applicable research and analytical skills so students are ready to move smoothly and successfully between academia and the workplace. Students from the major attend top tier graduate programs and have been awarded prestigious fellowships and scholarships. There are plans to create a new Master’s Degree in Applied Anthropology, too. The program and its faculty are also active in contributing to other interdisciplinary programs such as the Ozanam Scholars, the M.A. in Global Development and Social Justice, and the University’s core curriculum. The program has been actively committed to supporting the University’s mission locally, regionally and globally.

Responsibilities: As tenure-track Assistant Professor, the new hire will be responsible for teaching a wide-range of Anthropology courses, advise students and contribute to developing a new M.A. program, while actively doing research to build their portfolio towards tenure.

Qualifications: Applicants for the tenure-track Assistant Professor position should hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (Fall 2019). We are looking for applicants within the area of Biocultural Anthropology. Geographic area is open. Preference will be given to candidates with applied fieldwork and an ability to regularly teach courses in biological anthropology. Candidates should have a promising record of scholarship and publications, and a genuine interest in both service and student mentoring.

  • Application Process: Send letter of application, CV, writing samples, a brief research plan and statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of 3 references. For full consideration please submit your materials by October 15, 2018 November 30, 2018 (deadline updated per application link).
  • Offered interview at AAA
  • Note that as of November 11, 2018, this application is no longer available online.

University at Albany, SUNY (NY) - TT Associate Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University at Albany, State University of New York, invites applications for a tenured associate professor position in Biological Anthropology. The faculty member will serve as director of a large and growing major in human biology and pre-health sciences and offer courses in his/her area of expertise in the major. The successful candidate’s research should focus on contemporary human populations and complement existing strengths in the department. We welcome a research agenda in human nutrition, genetics, the microbiome, or epigenetics, but other areas will also be considered. The regional focus is open. The candidate is expected to have an externally funded program of research in human biology. Some administrative experience is preferred. The position entails a competitive salary and start-up package.

Requirements: The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. A doctoral degree in anthropology is strongly preferred. Applicants must possess a significant record of scholarship and have demonstrated ability to conduct an independent program of research with external funding. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Associate Professor, salary competitive and commensurate with rank.

Federal regulations require notice to all prospective employees with information on crimes that occurred on campus. Please refer to the following website for complete details: http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml

You may apply online via https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=103486

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit the following: • Cover letter • CV • List of three references

  • A review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019 and the search will remain open until the position is filled. The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA Employer.

University at Buffalo - TT Assistant Professor - Biological/Evolutionary Anthropology - Deadline: 25 Jan. 2019Edit

The UB Department of Anthropology invites applications for a 10-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in biological/evolutionary anthropology to begin Fall 2019. The successful candidate will have an active research program in evolutionary and scientific approaches to the human condition, and be committed to excellence in teaching and student mentoring. We are interested in candidates with a demonstrated record of original scholarship, and who actively engage in field, laboratory or computationally-based research. The area of research interest and expertise is open, but preference will be given to candidates who apply quantitative or experimental approaches within an evolutionary theoretical framework, and whose work compliments and extends the existing research strengths within the department.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in anthropology or a related discipline at the time of hire. In their application, candidates should describe their ongoing and future research plans, and how their research program will provide learning opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. They should also provide a clear vision for how their research and teaching interests intersect with, build on, and complement existing activities in the department. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning January 25, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. More information about anthropology at UB can be found here: https://www.buffalo.edu/cas/anthropology.html 

Review of applications will begin January 25, 2019. Applicants must submit a CV, cover letter, contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (1-2 pages), and a statement of research experience and future plans (1-2 pages). All materials should be submitted via UB Jobs. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will not be acknowledged and cannot be considered.

  • 2/13: LoR requested

University College London (UCL) - Lecturer/Associate Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology - Deadline: 3 Feb. 2019Edit

The Department of Anthropology at UCL is a research-led department with an interna;onal reputa;on, offering innova;ve teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

We invite applications for a Lecturer/Associate Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology. The successful candidates will be expected to carry out high-quality research and contribute to teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, to develop and teach advanced Undergraduate and Taught Graduate (Masters) courses in the appointee’s area of specialisation, and to contribute to teaching research methods at all levels.

The post is available from September 2019.

  • The posting is no longer active as it's past the deadline, but I noticed it wasn't listed on the wiki so I've added it in case those that applied want to know about its progression.
  • Has anyone been asked for LOR yet?
    I think this happens at a later stage compared to the US. Long list is made and letters are requested at interiew. Typically, the UK system is 3 weeks from close of application.
  • Rejection email 2/26

University of Arkansas - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 15 January 2019Edit

The Department of Anthropology in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology. The anticipated start date is August 2019. Responsibilities will include directorship of the successful pre-dental advising program for the university and teaching graduate- and undergraduate-level courses, including dental science.

Candidates whose research program includes dental or craniodental studies that complement historical departmental strengths in bioarcheology and forensics as well as existing strengths in paleoanthropology and functional morphology will be given preference.

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit https://jobs.uark.edu/postings/31353. Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number). Completed applications received by 15 January 2019 will be assured full consideration. Later applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

  • FYI - the HR system sends letter of rec requests to writers automatically upon submission of applications
    • Update: the committee acknowledged that this was an HR error and issued emails to all current applicants and letter writers to rescind the request for LORs.  They are NOT required at time of application.
  • heard that campus interviews have been scheduled

University of California Riverside (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2018 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology beginning on July 1, 2019. We seek a Human or Skeletal Biological Anthropologist with research expertise in one or more of the following areas: human health, diet, nutrition, disease, migration, adaptation to climate change, and/or plasticity in living or ancient human populations. Candidates should have a research agenda that examines human adaptation and survival amidst social and ecological transformations from a broad, intersectional, four-field perspective. Regional focus is open. The successful candidate would join a diverse faculty committed to research that examines the intersections of power, identity, ideology, inequality, gender, class, race, and ethnicity. Typical course load is four classes over the academic year. Candidates are encouraged to consider their fit with current department courses and to design new courses within their research focus. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. A Ph.D. in Anthropology at time of appointment is required.

Complete applications 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 December 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting material received by December 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Applications are accepted electronically at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00995

University of California San Diego (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2018 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology (http://anthro.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California San Diego invites applications for a position in biological anthropology at the rank of assistant professor with a start date of July 1, 2019. Candidates must have received their PhD in biological anthropology or a closely related field by the start date of the appointment. Candidates who have yet to receive their PhD at the time of application will be required to show proof of the in progress PhD with the expected date of conferment. We are looking for candidates with cross disciplinary research interests relevant to human or non-human primate diversity, evolution, behavior, or health. We particularly seek a colleague whose research interests bridge and integrate with those of our existing biological anthropology faculty. Areas of interest presently covered by our faculty include human brain evolution and neurodevelopmental disorders, primate behavior and socioecology, cognition and conservation, social and racial disparities in health, epigenetics of adversity, molecular diversity beyond the genome, affecting reproduction and disease susceptibility. We consider this spirit of integration especially relevant to the training of our graduate and undergraduate biological anthropology students. We seek a colleague who will complement and expand our department's current conceptual and methodological strengths while communicating across disciplinary and departmental boundaries.

Applicants will be judged on evidence of and their potential for accomplishments in research, teaching, academic and professional service, and contributions to diversity.

Applications are accepted electronically at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01858.

Applicants are required to submit an application cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, a statement on how the candidate's research can bridge and integrate across our existing biological anthropology faculty, teaching statement, sample(s) of written work, and a statement summarizing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity. UCSD is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. See the UC San Diego Faculty Excellence and Diversity Website (http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html for assistance with UCSD's diversity expectations. Applicants who have yet to receive their PhD must provide a letter from their advisor stating their PhD progress and expected conferment date. Applicants are encouraged to submit teaching evaluations and sample syllabi.

References: Applicants will provide current contact information for three references (do not send letter of recommendations and/or placement files).

INITIAL REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 31, 2018

  • Recruitment for this position will remain open until the position is filled. All applications received by the initial review deadline (Oct. 31, 2018) will be fully considered by the search committee. Those received after the initial review deadline will be reviewed only at the discretion of the committee. For questions about this job announcement, email Anita Wu at ayw001@ucsd.edu. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
  • Has anyone ever heard of a dept asking for this whole separate statement of fit?
  • I served on a job search committee at another UC a couple of years ago. We asked for a statement of fit, along with research and diversity statements, only from candidates whom we had long-listed. This seems like an excessive amount of materials to ask for up front.
  • References requested 11/27 (x2)
  • Campus invite - 5 candidates - 12/22

University of Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology with a specialization in Primatology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2019. We seek a primatologist with research interests in behavior, evolution, and/or ecology of extant non-human primates. We are interested in candidates with a demonstrated record of original scholarship and who actively conduct field-based research. The selected candidate will be expected to obtain extramural funding to support their research, and be committed to excellence in teaching and student mentoring both on campus and in the field. The selected candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with other units on campus, such as Biology/Zoology (CLAS), Psychology (CLAS), Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH), Biodiversity Institute, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Genetics Institute, and Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD).

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida has 30 faculty members, 125 graduate students, and 325 undergraduate majors. We are an interdisciplinary unit within a large research-intensive university of over 52,000 students. More information on the Department can be found at: www.anthro.ufl.edu

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology, or related discipline, by August 15, 2019. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected 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 in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The Department particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

  • Applications are due November 15, 2018, and must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/56302. A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on teaching and research goals, and (4) a list of at least three references.
  • Letters of recommendation have been requested (11/29)
  • Skype interview request (12/3)
  • Campus visit invitation (12/14)

University of Idaho (ID) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropologist  - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2018 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Idaho is seeking a biological anthropologist as a tenure-track assistant professor. The applicant should be able to teach a four-field introduction to anthropology class, an introductory course in bioanthropology, and other courses related to their specialty. The applicant should be able to teach in a research specialty of forensic anthropology and/or bioarcheology. Ideally, the candidate's research will complement our departmental focus areas in one or more of the following areas; historical archeology, applied anthropology, criminology and forensics, or American Indian Studies. The successful candidate should be interested in developing collaborative, interdisciplinary research programs that can incorporate both undergraduate and graduate students and have an interest in conducting research in the Intermountain West or Pacific Northwest.

Minimum Qualifications: -PhD in Anthropology. -Ability to teach physical anthropology, intro to anthropology, and general education freshman seminars -Mentor and supervise graduate student research. -Ability to teach and do research in specialty area of forensic anthropology and/or bioarcheology.

Preferred Qualifications: -Contribute to one or more of our department focus areas in historical archeology, criminology, or American Indian Studies. -Demonstrated interest in conducting research in the Intermountain West or Pacific Northwest. -Willingness to work collaboratively on interdisciplinary research projects.

To apply, please visit: http://jobs.uidaho.edu

Posting Number: F000706P

Posting Date: 07/18/2018

  • Closing Date: 9/30/2018.
  • (10/18) Contacted for phone interview.  Will be completed by end of October.
  • Heard campus invites were extended.  Can someone confirm?
    • They were extended and have been completed at this time

University of Kentucky (KY) - TT Asst. Professor - Bioarchaeology - Deadline Jan. 3, 2019Edit

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in bioarchaeology to begin in August 2019. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist with specializations in bioarchaeology and human osteology to develop an active research program building on the world-class collections in the William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology and complementing existing departmental archaeological research interests. Applicants should have a research and teaching emphasis in biological anthropology, osteological analysis, the archaeology of human remains, and the ethics of bioarchaeological research. The successful applicant will be directly involved in managing NAGPRA collections and compliance and in establishing relationships with tribal communities. Preferred geographic area of expertise is North America with the expectation that a portion of the candidate’s future research will focus on Kentucky.

Interested candidates should apply via the UK Jobs site here: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/208089 and submit the following documents: • A cover letter describing research and teaching interests • A CV • Up to three sample publications (upload under Writing Sample) • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (upload under Specific Request 1) • A one or two page diversity statement, in which applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity (upload under Specific Request 2) • A list of three references with contact information when prompted in the application.

Applications received by January 3rd, 2019 will receive full review, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information, contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Christopher Pool at christopher.pool@uky.edu. Our website: https://anthropology.as.uky.edu.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

  • Letters of recommendations requested 1/25 x5
  • Campus Interview request 2/21

University of Memphis (TN) - TT Asst. Professor - Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 25 Oct. 2018Edit

The University of Memphis, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology with a specialization in Medical Anthropology, and a focus on minority health and health disparities. Research interests are open, but may include reproductive and sexual health, immigrant health, disability, program evaluation and planning, medicine and biomedical technologies, substance use, chronic disease, and mental health. We particularly encourage applications from scholars working in traditions of applied, engaged, public and activist anthropology. The position will begin August 2019.

The U of Memphis offers a BA and a nationally recognized MA program in Applied Sociocultural Anthropology, established in 1976, with an emphasis on engaged scholarship, and a concentration in Medical Anthropology. Qualifications include a PhD in anthropology in hand by June 1, 2019. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching classroom-based introductory undergraduate courses in cultural and/or biological anthropology, area/topical studies, and courses at the graduate level, with additional opportunities to develop and teach online courses. Geographic specialization is open. Must demonstrate a commitment to developing a local/regional research agenda and mentoring graduate students in applying anthropology. The U of Memphis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

  • Application reviews begin October 25th and may continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will occur at the 2018 American Anthropological Association meetings November 14-18 in Washington, DC. Skype interviews will be possible for those who are unable to attend. Submit a cover letter including a statement of teaching & research experience and interest, a statement on your contributions to inclusivity and diversity (250 words max), a full vita & names of 3 references, including phone/fax/email at https://workforum.memphis.edu/. For questions or further information contact Dr. Kathryn Hicks, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, The U of Memphis at kahicks2@memphis.edu.
  • - Internal information makes me think they may be open to a bio person, so probably worth throwing in an application if you do health/medical oriented work and can speak to culturals well.

University of Miami (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Miami invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Biological Anthropology, to begin August of 2019. Preference will be given to an anthropological primatologist who will advance our departmental commitment to a robust four-field approach. We are open to a range of research, including behavior, communication, biogeography, ecology, evolution, genetics, and functional morphology, and to any geographic and taxonomic specialization. The successful applicant will have an established record of original research, funding, teaching, and publication, with a clear framework for continued progress in these areas. The candidate should demonstrate how undergraduate and graduate students would be engaged in those efforts. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field must be in-hand by the position start date.

Responsibilities: Teaching duties include two courses per semester at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate levels. The candidate will develop additional classes, perform undergraduate and graduate advising, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. The ideal candidate will commit to teaching a primatology field school and also will contribute to the development of our graduate curricula. Demonstrable service in the habitat country or community is also desirable. Other duties include departmental and university-level service on committees, working groups, etc., as directed by the Chair.

Please apply to this position through the University’s Faculty Careers Website: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UMFaculty. For your application, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, up to three sample publications, and the names and contact information for three professional references as a single pdf file (pdfs larger than 10MB also should be sent to the search committee chair).

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

The University of Miami (UM) is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami- Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

  • Review of applications will continue until November 1st, 2018. Please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, William J. Pestle (w.pestle@miami.edu) with any questions.
  • Just a heads up - the only time the application will allow you to upload any documents is when it asks you to upload a CV/resume.
  • They have been processing applications ahead of the deadline as they receive them. Applicants are contacted for skype interviews within a few days of submission.
  • Based on the South Florida Primatology Facebook group, it seems campus visits are underway
  • Heard that this was filled but didn't get a rejection e-mail.

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Primatology - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2018 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track professor in Primatology, starting September 2019. This is a university year appointment. We seek an anthropologically trained primatologist with a Ph.D. and a record of original research and publication focusing on the behavior, biogeography, ecology, biology, genetics, or evolution of non-human primates. We are open to a range of geographic and taxonomic foci, but are especially interested in applications from individuals studying African great apes. The successful applicant will show a clear plan for a continuing program of research that complements current faculty strengths within the Department of Anthropology and across campus. Preference is for candidates who have an active field and/or laboratory research program.

Responsibilities: Teaching duties include four courses per academic year (semester system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level, including primate social behavior. The candidate will develop additional classes, perform undergraduate and graduate advising, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. The University of Michigan and the Department of Anthropology are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to the development of a campus environment that supports equality and diversity.

  • Applications are due September 15, 2018. Please send copies of: (1) a cover letter; (2) a CV; (3) a statement of current and future research plans; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; (5) evidence of teaching excellence; (6) 3 publications that represent your current work; and (7) the names and addresses of three references to umich.anthro.chair@umich.edu - Please make sure the names of each attached file starts with your name (Last Name, First Name).
  • --Request for letters of rec, additional materials received on 9/26.
  • Rejection received 12/13.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE) - TT Asst. Professor - Forensic Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018 - Campus Interview StageEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln has a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position beginning August, 2019. Area of specialization is Forensic Anthropology. The tenure-track candidate is expected to teach and research. The faculty member will be required to develop, manage and expand the Forensic Anthropology Program through curricular development and by establishing connections with other relevant departments and programs, including the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Laboratory at Offutt AFB, Nebraska.

Minimum Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Anthropology or related field from an accredited institution is required. 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. Publication track record and ability to attract external funding commensurate with the level of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications An ability to adapt teaching in Biological and Forensic Anthropology, Human Gross Anatomy, Biometrics in Human Identification, Statistics, and basic Computer Programming to students in different undergraduate programs and to deliver information in a variety of formats. An ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote the academic discipline of anatomy at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies. High professional and personal standards & knowledge of state regulations.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required Criminal History Background Check Required Posted Salary

  • Apply at: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/60509
  • Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date): 11/01/2018.
  • Long list Skype interviews going on now (1/4/2019)
  • Short list interviews going on this month (1/8/2019)

University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Anthropology Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology beginning fall semester 2019. Applicants must have expertise and training in both bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.

Requirements of the position are that the candidate demonstrates an active research program in both bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. The successful candidate will teach a 2-2 course load of introductory courses in biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization. Candidate’s research interests should complement but not duplicate those of current departmental members. Visit our website at http://www.unlv.edu/anthro. Preference will be given to candidates who currently have or will actively pursue certification as a Diplomate in the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (DABFA). The successful candidate will be invited to collaborate with the Chief Forensic Anthropologist at Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner, including participation in recoveries, casework, research, and helping direct the forensic anthropology internship program. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with a plan of action for recruiting and mentoring graduate students in the department's PhD program and to those who have a plan for obtaining external funding for their research.

  • The committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2018. Applications for the position are made online at UNLV’s portal for faculty vacancies: https://www.unlv.edu/jobs/openings. Candidates attending the AAA meetings in San Jose Nov. 14-18, 2018, could arrange for a pre-interview with committee members. For additional information about that or other questions, contact Debra L. Martin, Search Chair, debra.martin@unlv.edu.
  • Request for letters of rec., additional materials on 11/26.
  • Short list interviews extended (1/18/2019)

University of New Mexico (NM) - TT Asst. Professor - Evolutionary Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The UNM Department of Anthropology invites applications for a probationary tenure-track faculty position in Evolutionary Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor to work in a highly diverse and inclusive university. We seek a dynamic scholar whose research complements scholarship in a new interdisciplinary sciences initiative blending field, laboratory, and experimental approaches while providing novel training opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned PhD in Anthropology or associated field with an evolutionary emphasis by time of appointment. An active independent field and/or laboratory research program. Evidence of at least 2 peer-reviewed publications, published or in press. Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of research quality and productivity. Evidence of commitment to pursuing extramural funding. Demonstrated teaching or mentoring experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Evidence of ability in desired areas of specialty that include but are not limited to evolutionary developmental biology; health; physiology; cognition; functional morphology; and microbial, reproductive, or behavioral ecology. Demonstrated ability to collaborate in integrative interdisciplinary research and expertise that will complement existing strengths in UNM. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Applications must include a letter of intent addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position, as well as a description of the applicant's current research activities, teaching interests and experience, and five-year research plan. Please also include a curriculum vitae and full contact information of three references. Electronic submissions are required; please visit: http://unmjobs.unm.edu/. Requisition 6636. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Applications received by November 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Ugh does anyone else think this is really ambiguous? Are those all thing to include in the cover letter, or separate statements?? The application system just has a place for uploading "other documents" so it's not clear there either.
  • I e-mailed Martin Muller and he clarified that there is no need for separate documents - everything should be addressed in the cover letter (10/21)
  • Thanks, great to know!
  • Any updates on this position?
  • Rejection email (11/26)
  • Anyone get anything else? I did not receive a rejection email but also did not receive any other request.
  • Nothing here either-  I haven't received any updates.x3
  • I have not heard anything 12/05
  • Perhaps the "rejection email 11/26" was actually meant for the Univ of Nevada listing?
  • Nope, I definitely didn't apply there, and I definitely got a sad rejection email from UNM Anthro.
  • Sorry.  Thanks for clarifying though!
  • Request for additional materials, letters of rec 12/11
  • Any updates on scheduling of campus visits?
  • Invite for campus visit (1/25)
  • Rejection email (2/18)

University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The University of Notre Dame, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in biological anthropology. The start date for this position is August 1, 2019, Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will be an integrative anthropologist embracing a four-field department. The candidate’s research should complement or extend our existing departmental faculty expertise, with a perspective on the connections between lived, social experiences and biological processes. Our department has an active program of undergraduate research and attracts top graduate students, therefore the candidate must demonstrate excellent lab/field and quantitative skills, to aid our students with innovative research to position them for post-doctoral and faculty positions, while providing the skills for professional opportunities in the government and private sectors. They must be an excellent teacher, mentoring highly qualified graduate and undergraduate student research, and advising them towards academic and non-academic career goals.

Geographical and temporal foci are open, with the successful candidate demonstrating a strong record of studying areas such as embodiment of social processes, social determinants of health, and biocultural approaches to inequity. We encourage applications from scholars using theoretical approaches related to the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD). We have a particular interest in scholars incorporating aspects of human immunology, epigenetics, nutrition, or the microbiome in their research, while welcoming applicants in related areas as well. The Department of Anthropology seeks creative collaboration across disciplinary lines, engaged scholarship, collegial relations, and the ability to incorporate students into active learning, research, and fieldwork.

For questions concerning this search, please contact afuentes@nd.edu. Do not submit applications, or application materials to this email address. Please submit your application via INTERFOLIO by using this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/51883

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, cover letter containing statements of teaching and research interests, and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation or copies of publications are not required at this stage.

  • Applications will be accepted through October 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.
  • Has anyone heard anything yet?
  • not me 11/1 (x6)
  • Anything? 11/18
  • Request for additional materials and phone interview (11/26) x 2
  • Rejection e-mail (11/27) x 2
  • Any updates? Phone interviews were a couple weeks ago, so I'm assuming campus invites have been made.
  • On campus interview scheduled (12/19)
  • Anyone know if an offer has been made? (3/15)
    • Not to this candidate (03/18)

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Human Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-line position in human biological anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2019, pending budgetary approval. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application.

We seek an individual with research specialization in anthropological genetics, epigenetics and/or epidemiology, who works with contemporary living populations. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses in the fall term and two courses in the spring term, at undergraduate and graduate levels. The applicant will be expected to develop courses that reflect her/his area of expertise in anthropological genetics, the human life cycle, and/or environment and health. Geographic specialization is open. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program, advise and mentor students, and contribute to departmental and university administration.

The online application must include a cover letter that discusses the candidate’s research expertise, teaching and pedagogical approaches. The application must also include a diversity statement, CV and the names and contact information of three referees.

  • For full consideration applications must be received by November 1, 2018 when review of the applications will begin. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of minority groups under-represented in academia, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Contact: Margaret A. Judd, Search Committee Chair mjudd@pitt.edu
  • Anyone who lands this job will be walking into a quagmire... there is no program in biological anthropology, no support for students, not enough students (or faculty) to support a coherent curriculum, no existing laboratory facilities (certainly nothing to support molecular research), and aside from a small handful of people, no real interest in scientific inquiry. Best tailor your letters to appeal to the STS set.
  • I count 21 faculty on the webpage. Can you provide more details about how the current faculty do not support a coherent curriculum? An idea what average salary is for Asst Profs there?
  • Request for additional materials and Skype interview (11/9)
  • Updates? Skype interviews were two weeks ago, so I'm assuming that campus invites were sent by now.
  • Informed during Skype interview that I'd receive an update after New Year's.
  • Rejection email received (12/19)
    • Was this 12/19 rejection received following a Skype interview, or without a Skype interview?
      • Without
  • Received campus invite via email (1/6)--three candidates

University of South Dakota (SD) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - Forensic Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2018  - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of South Dakota invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in Biological Anthropology, to begin August 19, 2019. For applicants at the rank of Associate Professor, tenure will be considered, based on credentials and experience.

The candidate will be expected to teach introductory and upper-level courses in physical, biological, and forensic anthropology, and to develop and teach courses related to programs in forensic anthropology. Teaching online courses may be required. Excellence in teaching is expected, both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside the classroom. An ongoing research agenda is assumed.

Qualified applicants may also be considered for the position of Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology. The department seeks an effective, practical leader with a clear vision for the disciplines of Anthropology and Sociology within the liberal arts and sciences, as well as an ability to communicate that vision to multiple constituencies. The chair will be responsible for providing leadership for the department, representing the department’s interests in the College of Arts & Sciences, recruiting faculty and students, developing and maintaining a schedule of course offerings, conducting program assessment, managing the fiscal resources of the department, evaluating and mentoring faculty, and driving program development.

A Ph.D. in anthropology is required. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience and demonstrated scholarly expertise in biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, or medical anthropology. The department would also welcome the ability to teach interdisciplinary courses in collaboration with such areas as Sustainability, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or the University Honors Program.

Candidates must submit application materials online at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Application materials should include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Additional information may be requested of finalists for the position. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience. USD’s benefit package includes health, dental, and vision insurances as well as retirement contributions. Additional questions may be addressed to John Dudley, Interim Chair, Anthropology and Sociology, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069 (John.Dudley@usd.edu). The University of South Dakota is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

  • Apply at: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/postings/13704
  • Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date): 12/15/2018.
  • Skype interviews scheduled (1/16)
    • anyone hear anything yet? 2-7-19
  • Any developments? Short list? (2/15)

University of West Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor - Bioarchaeology, Human Biology, or Skeletal Biomechanics - Deadline: 15 January 2019Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor, position 107590, to start August 2019. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist with an active research agenda and commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students. Preference will be given to biological anthropologists with expertise in bioarchaeology, human biology, evolutionary anthropology, and/or skeletal biomechanics. Ability to teach a local field school in biological anthropology is ideal; ability to include students in some form of field or laboratory research is a necessity. Research and teaching expertise in biostatistics and quantitative methods is preferred. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester that complement our existing BA and MA programs in archaeological, biological, and cultural anthropology; will advise and mentor BA and MA students; will serve on and direct master’s thesis committees; and will engage in service and research activities.

This position will benefit from and strengthen existing collaborations between our faculty and those in other departments, and with campus organizations such as the Archaeology Institute, the Florida Public Archaeology Network, and the UWF Health Equity Working Group, as well as external organizations such as the Escambia County Health Department.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related discipline with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in bioarchaeology, human biology, evolutionary anthropology, and/or skeletal biomechanics; experience teaching a range of courses in biological anthropology; ability or potential to secure research funding; ability to publish in high-quality journals.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Apply online at https://jobs.uwf.edu/postings/8313

With the online application, please include the following: 1) Cover letter; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Names and contact information for three referees; 4) One-page statement of teaching philosophy; 5) One-page research statement; and 6) Writing sample. Review of applications will begin on 15 January 2019, but the posting will remain open until filled.

Questions: Contact search committee chair, Dr. Allysha Winburn, at awinburn@uwf.edu / 850-474-2795.

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action employer.  Any individual requiring special accommodations to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting ADA Compliance at 1-850-474-2059 (voice) or 1 850 857 6114 (TTY).  A criminal background check is required for successful candidates.  E-Verify requirements may apply for employment in certain positions. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.


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  • </li>===Western University of Health Sciences (CA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor - Anatomy - Deadline: October 29, 2018=== Western University of Health Sciences is a center for human and veterinary health education. The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) is based at campuses in Pomona, CA (COMP) and Lebanon, Oregon (COMP-Northwest). The Department of Medical Anatomical Sciences is responsible for the teaching of dissection-based medical gross anatomy, histology, neuroanatomy, and embryology to first- and second-year osteopathic medical students. The Pomona campus, located 30 miles east of Los Angeles, California, invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, dependent upon qualifications, to begin July 1, 2019. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in Anatomy or equivalent terminal degree with a background in teaching dissection-based human anatomical sciences at the graduate level. We are strongly interested in candidates who have the ability to teach histology, neuroanatomy, or embryology in tandem with gross medical anatomy. We are interested in candidates who have an active research program with either extramural funding or the ability to obtain such. Candidates who could demonstrate collaborative potential in our existing research programs in morphometric-based anatomy, vertebrate paleontology, functional morphology, biological anthropology, or clinical and surgical anatomy are encouraged to apply. The primary teaching responsibility of this position will be to collaboratively deliver our pre-clinical, cadaver-based curriculum. We also expect this position to supplement teaching in histology, neuroanatomy, or embryology as fits the applicant’s expertise and departmental needs. Innovative curriculum development in the candidate’s area of expertise will be strongly encouraged. Competitive laboratory start-up support, laboratory space, and salary will be offered. Moving and equipment relocation packages are negotiable. Applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter expressing their interest and qualifications along with a curriculum vitae, a one-page teaching statement, one-page research statement, and contact information for three people who may provide letters of recommendations to the WesternU employment site when requested, as they are not required at this time.===Western Washington University (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological/Physical Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE=== The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in biological/physical anthropology, to begin in September 2019. The ideal candidate will have PhD in hand and a strong foundation in the biological/physical basis of evolutionary theory. Preferred academic specialties include human growth and development, and the continuum of health and disease (evolutionary biology and medicine). An additional working knowledge of molecular anthropology and comparative primate osteology is desired. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate dedication to effective teaching and active-learning practices. They must also be able to demonstrate an ability to develop and sustain a research program, to mentor students and engage them in research. the WWU Department of Anthropology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of the topical areas outlined above in their cover letter, indicating how their past experiences, current interests and activities, and/or future goals could promote a work climate that values and supports inclusion. About the Position: The position requires a strong commitment to teaching. Class responsibilities may include introductory biological anthropology, osteology, medical anthropology, statistical analysis and original courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate will maintain a research program involving both undergraduate and graduate students and will collaborate with researchers in and beyond the department. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill teaching and mentoring responsibilities in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students. Apply at: http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/495941/assistant-professor-biologicalphysical-anthropology Anyone heard anything about campus visits? Anyone know if an offer has been made? (3/8) </li>

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                  • We will begin reviewing applications on October 29, 2018. Applications can be submitted here: https://jobs.westernu.edu/hr/postings/12226
                  • Anything? Anyone?
                  • Application review begins November 15, 2018; position is open until filled
                  • "Contact information for three letters of reference (reference letter requests will be sent from our system)". I found this confusing, called the admin services manager and she says just references are needed now, not letters.
                  • Invite for Skype interview (12/6)
                  • The committee is meeting tomorrow to finalize the campus invites (1/10)
                  • Campus visits scheduled for early to mid February

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    Yale University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropological Genetics - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDYale University, Department of Anthropology anticipates making a tenure-track appointment in anthropological genetics at the assistant professor rank, beginning on July 1, 2019. Yale University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, members of underrepresented minority groups, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities are particularly welcomed. For questions concerning this search, please contact ann.minton@yale.edu. Do not submit applications, or application materials to this email address. Please submit your application via INTERFOLIO by using this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/50926 Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated research and teaching interests in genetic approaches to understanding the evolution of human and/or nonhuman primates. Appropriate fields include, but are not restricted to: molecular ecology and landscape genetics of nonhuman primates; genomic variation, including that associated with disease risk; the use of methods in genomics, bioinformatics, and computational biology to address questions about human and nonhuman primate evolution; epigenetics and the genotype-phenotype linkage in human and nonhuman primates; and the reconstruction of population histories, dispersal patterns, and modern human origins. Candidates who combine laboratory and field based research are preferred. </li> </li>

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    Baylor University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Biomedical Anthropology - Deadline: Open Until FilledEdit

    The Department of Anthropology at Baylor University seeks to fill a post-doctoral fellowship focused on biomedical anthropology. This Fellow will join a growing department with interest in applied perspectives on the anthropology of health, broadly conceived. Candidates should have personal research interests that combine topics and tools from the social/behavioral and physical/life sciences to address problems relating to global/public health, human biology, and/or evolutionary medicine. The Fellow will work with Dr. Mark Flinn on ongoing projects related to child health and family relationships, and will assist with grant writing, database management and statistical analyses, and research project implementation, likely outside the United States. The Fellow will also be tasked with forming linkages among current faculty in Anthropology with those in related disciplines, including Biology, Psychology and Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Sociology, Education, Family Studies, Public Health, and the College of Medicine.

    The successful candidate for this position will have high proficiencies in health-related research design, management, and analyses, with strong interests in combining field work with laboratory methods. Addressing global health issues using methods and perspectives from anthropology in international settings is critical.

    Members of the Department of Anthropology accept the American Association of Physical Anthropologists' Code of Ethics, the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Statement of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities, and the American Association of University Professors' Sexual Harassment Policy. The faulty pledge to respect each other, the students, and the people, animals, and places they work with and study. To learn more about the Department of Anthropology, please visit www.baylor.edu/anthropology/ . Please contact Dr. Mark Flinn (Mark_Flinn@baylor.edu) and Dr. Michael Muehlenbein (Michael_muehlenbein@baylor.edu) with any questions about Baylor, the Department, and the position.

    Qualifications: An earned doctorate (at the time of appointment) in an appropriate field of study is required. Candidates are asked to provide a letter of interest (with potential research plans), curriculum vitae, and a list of three references (with contact information). All application materials must be submitted to the Baylor jobs page. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and verification of degrees earned. This annual appointment is renewable (pending review) up to a total of three years.

    Boise State University - Lecturer in Anthropology - Deadline: 28 Feb 2019Edit

    The Boise State University Anthropology Department seeks outstanding candidates to fill one position for a Lecturer in Anthropology.  We are seeking candidates with research and teaching interests in human biology, primatology, biomedical anthropology, human behavioral ecology, environmental anthropology, quantitative anthropology or any related areas of specialization in applied, biological, or cultural anthropology.  

    The regional focus of research is open. We encourage candidates to demonstrate how their methodological and analytical skills complement and contribute to the department’s focus on human adaptation, ecology, and evolution. In addition to teaching, duties include advising and mentoring students and participating in shared departmental service obligations at the college and university levels. Boise State University seeks a candidate who is highly motivated in promoting cultural competency and/or diversity in their chosen field of expertise. 

    The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

    Minimum Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications

    Required Application Materials

    Please submit: 1) a cover letter indicating your interest and how you meet required/preferred qualifications for this position; 2) a CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and professional service; 3) the names and email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation; 4) a statement of current research that includes an assessment of the impact of your research; and 5) documentation of teaching experience, including summaries of teaching evaluation and a statement reflecting on your teaching. Application available at: https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/exfac/jobdetail.ftl?job=190033&tz=GMT-07%3A00

    Dartmouth College (NH) - 1 year Visiting faculty appointment - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2019Edit

    Dartmouth College Department of Anthropology welcomes applications for a one-year visiting faculty appointment with the title of Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, or Visiting Professor. We are seeking a biological anthropologist who complements the research interests of current faculty. Successful applicants will be expected to pursue independent research, contribute to the intellectual life of the department, and teach an introductory course in biological anthropology and/or existing courses in the department or courses in his or her area of specialty. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. no later than Spring 2019. The position includes access to the Claire Garber Goodman Fund, a department endowment that supports research and conference travel.

    Dartmouth undergraduate and graduate student populations are diverse by many measures. We are especially interested in applicants with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ, etc.). Applicants are encouraged to discuss relevant skills and experiences in their cover letter. Dartmouth offers health insurance and other benefits to same-sex domestic partners. Information about all of Dartmouth's benefits is available at <http://www.dartmouth.edu/~hrs/benefits/index.html>.

    Please submit a cover letter, a 1-page teaching statement, c.v., and the names and contact information for three references to Jeremy DeSilva: jeremy.m.desilva@dartmouth.edu

    Formal review will begin on February 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

    • Conference interview requested 3/15

    Duke University (NC) - Postdoctoral Associate - Evolutionary Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2019Edit

    The Goldberg lab in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar to join in 2019. The candidate will develop and apply quantitative methods to study genetic data from multiple species in the context of demographic, archeological, paleontological, and environmental records. The associate is expected to prepare related manuscripts for publications and present results at annual conferences.

    The postdoctoral scholar may work on a range of projects in evolutionary and human genetics, computational archeology, and human-environment interactions, including

    The Goldberg lab combines theory and computational data analysis; interest in biological applications of programming, statistics, and/or mathematics is required. Candidates must have a PhD in biological anthropology, evolutionary biology, statistics, mathematics, or a related area by the time they start. Demonstrated ability to prepare and present scientific research in the form of peer-reviewed publications preferred. Initial appointment is for 1 year, with planned annual renewal. Applicants should submit a CV, a draft or published version of a manuscript, and brief statement of research interests.

    To apply to this position please upload a cover letter, C.V., relevant scientific articles, and contact information for 3 references to Academics Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11373. No paper applications will be accepted unless specifically solicited.

    Harvard University (MA) - College Fellow in Human Evolutionary Biology - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2019Edit

    The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks applications for a College Fellow in Human Evolutionary Biology, specializing in human evolution, anatomy or physiology.

    The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Teaching duties will include teaching three courses or their equivalents. This will likely involve some combination of a lecture course, undergraduate seminar, one or more sections of sophomore tutorial, and section teaching in a department foundation course. The Fellow might advise and evaluate senior theses.

    Candidates are required to have a doctorate of an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start-date. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization.

    Required application documents include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, sample syllabus, and three letters of reference. Complete applications, including letters of reference, should be submitted by March 15, 2019.

    Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in human evolutionary biology or related discipline required by the expected start-date and must have been received no earlier than 2015.

    Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.

    Special Instructions: Detailed requirements, position information, and a link to the online application are available at https://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program.

    Complete applications, including letters of reference, should be submitted no later than March 15, 2019.

    For letters of reference, please provide in the online application the names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

    The following documents are required: • A cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position to which you are applying • A curriculum vitae • A research statement • A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience • Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching awards and evaluations) • Three letters of recommendation • Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received their doctorate: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will receive your doctoral by the expected start-date

    Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Contact Information: Office for Faculty Affairs, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

    Contact Email: facaff@fas.harvard.edu

    Indiana University (IN) - 1 Year Visiting Assistant Professor - Deadline: 1 Mar. 2019Edit

    The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington seeks to hire a biological anthropologist for a 1 year Visiting Assistant Professor position to for the 2019-20 academic year. We are particularly interested in a scholar with research interests that are informed by evolutionary theory and address questions of broad anthropological significance and who demonstrates ability and interest in innovative undergraduate teaching. The candidate will teach 4 courses (2 per semester), including a large introductory class in human prehistory, and upper level classes in human variation, diet in human evolution, and medical anthropology. Draft syllabi are welcomed, but not required, with the application.

    Candidates will have Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment: ABDs may be considered. Review of applications will begin March 1 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted by Skype or at the HBA/AAPA meetings in Cleveland. IU Anthropology is an established top-ranked four-field department with large graduate (primarily doctoral) and undergraduate programs.

    Indiana University offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/7269. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Dr. Andrea Wiley, wileya@indiana.edu, 130 Student Bldg 701 E Kirkwood Ave Indiana University Bloomington, IN 47405.

    Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Fung Global Fellows - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018Edit

    University of Arizona (AZ) - Postdoc - Human-Animal Interaction - Review begins 29 Oct. 2018Edit

    The Arizona Canine Cognition Center (PI Evan MacLean) and Laboratory for the Evolutionary Endocrinology of Primates (PI Stacey Tecot) seek a Postdoctoral Scholar to lead studies on the biology of human-animal interaction. The position is fully funded for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal contingent on availability of funding.

    University of Arkansas (AR) - Postdoctoral Fellow - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 15Edit

    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 January 2019 (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 presentations 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). Applications should be submitted by September 15, 2018.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Preferred Qualifications:        

    For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit https://jobs.uark.edu/postings/28390

    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

    University of California, Santa Barbara (CA) - Postdoctoral Position - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: Open Until FilledEdit

    The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), invites applications for a full-time, Postdoctoral Scholar position in the area of evolution in human health and disease and genomics under the supervision of Dr. Amy M. Boddy and Dr. Aaron D. Blackwell. This position will be for one year with the potential of a second year renewal. This position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed immediately as received. Once candidate is selected, the start date is flexible.

    Qualifications: We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to lead projects on life history trade-offs in human health and disease. Ideally, applicants should be interested in playing a key role in projects led by Dr. Amy M. Boddy (www.amyboddy.com) and Dr. Aaron Blackwell (www.anth.ucsb.edu/faculty/blackwell), including 1) effects of early life conditions on the development of immunity and risk of diseases such as cancer, 2) life history trade-offs, and/or 3) microchimerism and maternal and infant health. Applicants should have strong writing and communication skills, interest in gaining experience in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research students and the desire to work in an interdisciplinary research environment that merges evolutionary and ecological theory with human health and disease. We encourage applications from individuals with training and/or active interests in: human biology, biological anthropology, evolutionary medicine, computational biology, genomics and cancer biology. Applicants should have a proven track record of project completion, including publication in peer-reviewed journals. Previous experience and skills with bioinformatics tools, (such as programming in, R, Perl, Python) and/or laboratory methods (such as ELISAs, PCRs, flow cytometry) are highly desirable. The position may also include opportunities for field research in Honduras, so ability to speak Spanish is also helpful.

    Research Environment: The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and collaborative department that has international recognition as a center for excellence in evolutionary anthropology. As part of the Integrated Anthropological Sciences Unit (http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/graduate/specializations/ias), there is access to a newly renovated Human Biodemography Laboratory as well as high performance computing resources housed at UCSB (https://csc.cnsi.ucsb.edu).

    Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Annual salary will be in the range of $48,216 to $58,560 depending on experience and qualifications. Fringe benefits such as medical, dental, disability and vision insurance are also included. To apply for this post please email [as a single PDF file] (i) a cover letter explaining your suitability to the advertised post, (ii) a CV, including names and addresses of three referees to Amy M. Boddy at boddy@anth.ucsb.edu and Aaron D. Blackwell at blackwell@anth.ucsb.edu.

    University of Southern California (CA) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2019Edit

    The Department of Integrative Anatomical Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine is searching for a post-doctoral teaching fellow to teach gross anatomy and osteology in a new Master’s of Science Program in Human Anatomy. Specific teaching responsibilities include directing an intensive, 10-week summer gross anatomy course, which is the cornerstone of the MS program, and a teaching role in a team-taught human osteology course in the fall term. This is a 1-year position, potentially renewable for a second year with permission of the department chair. The position will begin April 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter. Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D., and/or equivalent degree (ABD applicants will also be considered), and have prior experience in teaching human gross anatomy to graduate or medical students. The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to research in some area of the anatomical sciences, and we are especially interested in scholars who focus on functional morphology, vertebrate evolution, and/or biological anthropology. There are ample opportunities for collaboration within the department (Drs. Kristian Carlson, Michael Habib, Adam Huttenlocker, Kristi Lewton, Biren Patel, and Erik Seiffert). Teaching utilizes our newly-renovated gross anatomy lab, featuring traditional dissection and extensive computer-based technologies. Information about the department is at https://keck.usc.edu/integrative-anatomical-sciences/. The fellow will receive a salary and benefits for 1 year commensurate with training and experience. For questions, please contact Dr. Kristi Lewton: lewton@usc.edu

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience, summary of research/scholarly interests and accomplishments, and the contact information for 3-5 professional references including e-mail addresses. (Reference letters are not required at this time). The full application must be submitted electronically online through USC’s Employee Recruitment Services at https://usccareers.usc.edu/. In addition to the formal online submission process, applicants should send a copy of their submitted application materials (as a single PDF document) directed to Dr. Kristi Lewton USC Postdoctoral Search Committee, at anatomypostdoc.usc@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin immediately, but all applications should be submitted by February 15, 2019 to receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

    Washburn University (KS) - Lecturer - Biocultural Anthropology - Deadline: October 24, 2018Edit

    Washburn University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Biocultural Anthropology to begin January 2019. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position. The selected candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to the development of inclusive pedagogies that support equity and student success.

    Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology with an emphasis in Biocultural Anthropology; ABD applicants will also be considered. Experience teaching university-level introductory courses in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and/or general anthropology.

    Preferred Qualifications: Experience as the sole instructor for introductory courses in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and/or general anthropology. Experience advising and/or mentoring undergraduate students. Documented department and/or university service work. Responsibilities Teach 12 credit hours per semester, including introductory cultural and biological anthropology courses. Advise and mentor anthropology undergraduate students. Perform teaching-related departmental and university service.

    Application Procedures: Application review will begin October 24, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of interest, vitae, copies of transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, examples of advising and/or mentoring students, evidence of teaching excellence, and the names and contact information of three professional references to melissa.lewis@washburn.edu. Only electronic application materials will be accepted. Please use "Lecturer in Anthropology Search" in the subject line. Questions may be sent to Dr. Laura Murphy, Anthropology Search Committee Chair, at laura.murphy@washburn.edu. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire.

    Washburn is an EOE and dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service. Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status

    See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit

    Discussion / Rumors / SpeculationEdit

    It seems like there are significantly fewer jobs this year than last. Is it just too early?..

    Did anyone else notice that there isn't a link to an application on the St. John's posting? I tried to find it online through their HR department and couldn't find it. There is a link on the Physical Anthropology website (http://www.physanth.org) but it has a different due date.

    What's up with interview invites going out before the application deadlines? There's at least two this year that have done this (U of Miami and St. Johns'), and they seem to be happen well ahead (1-3 weeks) ahead of the deadlines.

    Miscellaneous Questions Edit

    Hello All,

    Just want to ask your opinion on the following questions.

    I applied for several positions and they initially did not ask for the LOR. Some of them (2 weeks after the deadline) asked me to request my references to send them the LORs within two weeks. Some other just put a message on my dashboard (for the application website) that additional OPTIONAL documents are requested. It is weird because they indicated OPTIONAL while "-Required" is also added to each of those documents.

    So, my questions:

    1. How large is this initial long list? Will they interview (Skype) all candidates (i.e. those asked for recommendation letters) at this stage? What is the main purpose of letters at this stage? 

    2. How long does it usually take for the SC to select the semi-finalists (Skype interview)?

    3. Will they use the LORs now to make further shortlisting or will they look at the whole package again? (maybe they have just done an initial shortlisting and will check the whole package from this point and the initial shortlist is just based on some rough criteria such as having Ph.D., having the other requested documents, ... !!)

    Thank you for sharing your experience and opinion.  --Unfortunately, there's not a straightforward answer to any of these questions. With #2, that's a question you can ask at the end of the Skype interview--they should tell you what next steps are. Overall, it's a good sign that they are asking you for other materials. If you have a question about optional/required materials, send an email to the search chair so that you're sure you're submitting what you need to. All of these questions are dependent on the department you're applying to, the HR department requirements at the institution (they often set when ref letters are required, not the departments), and the composition of the search committee. There's no one-size-fits-all search. The best you can do, if you have the time and the inclination, is to look back through the wikis for the last several years to see if the department has done a recent search and what the timeline looked like. Don't stress yourself out with too much over-analysis of what is a very arbitrary and opaque process.---->Re: I completely agree with you. Thank you for the answer. 

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              • Applications should be received by October 1, 2018 and should include a curriculum vitae, statements 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, 2018.
              • Has anyone heard anything yet? (Nov 6, 2018)
              • Not a word; surely they are shortlisting by now, so I am assuming we just didn't make the cut... (Nov 7, 2018)
              • Got email asking for 3 pubs, 3 recommendation letters and teaching evaluations (optional) (Nov 7 2018) 1x
            • Open Until Filled (posted 6/22/18)
            • Ability to teach introductory anthropology courses, such as Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Evolution and Human Behavior, as well as upper division courses in their area of expertise.
            • Ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity in their chosen field of expertise.
            • Ph.D. in Anthropology, or a Master's degree with four years of contractual experience
            • Interest, experience and/or ability to promote cultural competency, diversity and/or inclusive excellence
            • Demonstrated professional development in teaching
            • Publication history in anthropology
            • Deadline: 15 Feb. 2019.
          • Methods to combine genetic and archeological data for inference
            Theoretical modeling of sexual selection and polygenic traits
            Computational modeling of population dynamics
            Adaptation to malaria in the AmericasOther proposed research within the scope of lab interests is welcome.
            • Deadline: 1 Jan. 2019.
            • Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. Candidates will be considered in three categories: (1) Four of the fellowships will be awarded to early-career scholars employed in the equivalent of tenure-track positions who are expected to return to their position. (2) One fellowship is set aside for a postdoctoral research associate who at the time of application does not have a tenure-track faculty appointment. (3) In addition, one fellowship will be awarded to a senior scholar. All candidates must be based outside the United States.
            • During the academic year 2019-20, the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be “Thinking Globally.” How people have thought about the planet has informed the institutions, norms, and policies that have pulled it together and torn it apart. For centuries, ideas of free trade, human rights or global governance have framed cooperation and competition, order and disorder. Such ideas have also spawned border-crossing movements, from campaigns to end slavery to commitments to reduce carbon emissions. In turn, global thinking and action have often reinforced commitments to national ideas and efforts to curb global exchange. The goal of this research theme is to explore how ideas framed the understanding of interests and the making of institutions that have yielded commonness and conflict across and within borders. We also want to understand how these ideas and practices came into being through scientific networks, foundations, and think tanks. The Program will also examine rival world ideas that have challenged prevailing orthodoxies. Nowadays, with cooperative norms under challenge, global institutions under stress, and a century of guiding ideas about global convergence in doubt, we want to take a broad look at where these ideas came from, their effects, and the prospects for intellectual renewal or rethinking. The goal of the 2019-20 Fung Global Fellows cohort will be to explore the ways people learned to rely on or to reject strangers far away, as well as to imagine how global relationships came to be and could be different. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields from the sciences to the humanities whose work addresses this set of themes in any historical period or world region.
            • All candidates must reside outside the United States. To be eligible, postdoctoral applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before August 1, 2019 but cannot have received their degrees more than three years prior to the start of the appointment on September 1, 2019. Early-career fellows must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent no earlier than September 1, 2009. Senior scholars, who have received their doctorates before 2009, must have faculty appointments and a record of scholarly accomplishment in the designated theme of the program. Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program theme, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program.
            • Review Begins On: 10/29/2018.
            • Are there any updates on this? I had a Skype interview the week of 11/26. Has anyone who had an interview heard anything since?
            • Same here, haven't heard anything yet.
            • Got my rejection on Jan 10. (x2)
            • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., DPhil) in biological anthropology, evolutionary biology, or a related field conferred by the start of employment
            • Record of original research and scientific publication
            • Doctoral degree in hand by the time of application
            • Experience in geometric morphometric techniques
            • Experience with 3D modeling programs (Avizo, Geomagic)
            • Experience with programming (Matlab, R)
            • Experience in primate craniofacial morphology/masticatory biomechanics
            • Deadline: 15 September 2018 (extended to October 15)
            • Position has been filled
            • Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 7/13/18)
            • Deadline: October 24, 2018.
          • Hope there's a flurry of job postings soon :) Good luck everyone!
          • Did anyone else apply for that open-department health sciences position at CU Denver? Have you heard anything?
            • It's still relatively early ... if you're looking at last year's page, bear in mind that represents a full cycle, whereas the current one is still in process. What this page looks like by mid-late October of this year will be more telling [9/8/18]
            • The deadline has been updated to November 30, 2018. This seems to be the correct application link. Also fixed deadline above. (posted 9/30/18).
            • -St. John's originally had an earlier deadline, they reposted it with the new later deadline. Could there be two rounds of preliminary interviews?
            • The St. John's posting has been odd. They moved their deadline and then also changed the ad to indicate they wanted someone with more medical anthropology/health focus.
            • I would also really like an update on this posting. I got an offer of a preliminary interview before the deadline changed, but it was never scheduled, and I haven't heard anything since. Did the criteria of the search change mid-year, and I was cut without the interview? Are they still just processing the more recent applications?