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Postings in Physical Anthropology 2012-13Edit

Welcome! This page has been created to reflect the 2012-13 academic year job search.

To view the aftermath of the 2010-11 season go here.

To view the aftermath of the 2011-12 season go here .


3. Keep job descriptions brief, but add a link to the full announcement.

4. Avoid clutter (to make checking this page easier). Miscellaneous comments not related to a specific job can be placed in the "Discussion, Rumors, and Speculation" section.

5. Update the "Last edited" date and your User information.

Thanks! And good luck this season!

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Last Edited June 26, 2013 -- Please remember to UPDATE!Edit


UsersEdit

How many people use the wiki? 87
Why are you using the wiki?
I'm on the market

69

I'm a lurker 18
Are you done or not?
I'm ABD 19
I have my degree in hand 64
Do you have a current job?
I have a current but term-limited faculty job 23
I have a current tenure-track or tenured faculty job 16
I am a post-doc 20
I am a graduate student (TA, instructor, etc.) 19
I have some other teaching, research, or non-academic gig 10
Nope

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I've stolen/adapted the below table from one a friend showed me on an old ecology wiki. I don't know if other people here would be interested if we all filled this in. I would be, but I'm happy to delete this, or have it be deleted by someone else if others here aren't interested. (And if anyone can figure out why I can't seem to put spaced in the column titles, that would be good too!) As soon as there's some feedback from the community, I'm happy to go ahead an put my data in.

- I'm interested. I can't see any harm in putting my information in, and it would be nice to get a sense of what the field looks like (x3). I'll fill it in now. Someone has to go first, right?

- OK, now I'm really curious about whether the sex skew represents the field, the wiki users, or the wiki users comfortable putting their info in the table. - I'd go with d) all of the above (agreed- that would be my guess too).

- This is tricky though - how can we capture the individuals at different career stages? Although it seems fair to venture a guess that the lone individual with 16-20 publications is not applying for Assistant Professor positions, it would be nice to know the distribution at each level, also - post-doc vs. dissertation only, etc.

- I did the original table, but agree that there are several variables uncaptured within it. I would be more than happy if you'd like to suggest a more informative format. Perhaps a single line per individual with variables across the top so we could see with # of pubs goes with which amount of grant $ goes with how many years since graduation? I don't know what would be best, but would be delighted if someone had a go.

TotalPeerReviewedPubs: TotalFirstAuthorPubs: Authoredbooks(not_editedvolumes)
0: 2 0: 3 0: 30
1-3: 10 1-3: 23 1: 6
4-6: 12 4-6: 7 2: 0
7-9: 9 7-9: 6 3: 0
10-12: 4 10-12: 2 >3: 0
13-15: 2 13-15: 0
16-20: 3 16-20: 2
>20: 3 >20: 1











TotalGrant$withyouasPIorco-PI(US$) YearsActivelyontheMarket _Sex_
0: 0 0: 14 M: 14
1-10k: 9 1: 13 F: 31
10-50k: 22 2: 8
50-100k: 6 3: 7
100-200k: 4 4: 1
200-500k: 5 5: 1
>500k: 0 6 or more: 1

2012-13 Open Searches Edit

Western Michigan University (July 29, 2013)

 Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology seeks Candidates for Instructor – Biological Anthropology to begin August 19, 2013.  Research area and specialty are open, but we are most interested in candidates who complement our existing interests in issues of human health, nutrition, and disease disparities and inequalities in a global context. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology in hand by fall 2013 and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the ability to teach lab-based introductory and general education courses.

Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate level, specifically Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Race, Biology and Culture, as well as a topics course in his/her specific area of expertise.  The successful candidate will also advise MA students, serve on MA thesis committees as appropriate, and perform departmental service assignments as appropriate.

Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. The university’s vision is founded on three pillars and aspires to distinguish itself as learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged.  The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.  For more information on the University’s vision and strategic plan, visit http://www.wmich.edu/strategic. For more information on the on the College’s new strategic plan, see www.wmich.edu/cas.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter describing qualifications, accomplishments, and professional experiences related to the position; CV; contact information for three (3) references, and student evaluations of teaching, if available to www.wmich.edu/hr/careers-at-wmu.htm. Questions about the position can be sent to Dr. LouAnn Wurst, chair Anthropology Department, at louann.wurst@wmuch.edu.


Binghamton University, SUNY (Nov. 20, 2012)Edit

Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY), Anthropology Department seeks a biological anthropologist for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2013. Applicants must have a PhD, demonstrated teaching experience, an active research program, and publications. The areas of expertise within biological anthropology should include bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, and skeletal biology. Geographic area is open, but linkage with other faculty working in Europe and the Near East, Oceania, or North/South America is desirable. Applicants should review the graduate and undergraduate programs and other faculty interests at http://www.binghamton.edu/anthropology/. In addition to offering courses in her/his specific areas of interest, the successful candidate will contribute to teaching core courses for the anthropology department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as the MS program in biomedical anthropology.

Formal review of applications will begin 20 November 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications consisting of a cover letter addressing teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references must be sent electronically by visiting http://Binghamton.interviewexchange.com. In addition, hard copies should be sent to: Chair, Biological Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000. Questions about the position may be directed to anthsrch@binghamton.edu.

Job posting

  • 10/17: Does anyone know if they're looking to replace someone or if they're expanding the department? - I assume it's to replace Dawnie Steadman, who took a new position.
  • 10/25: Thanks for the info! Any idea of what the teaching load is, or the expected teaching/research/service effort?
  • 10/31: Automated References Requested Notification
  • Q: automated? sounds like everybody who applied should get this request...so I am wondering if again somethings wrong with my mailer....or if maybe only people on a long list got this request?
  • 11/1: Shouldn't there have been a review for there to be a long list? That shouldn't start until the 20th. There have been issues with the kind of internet browser used to submit referee info for Brooklyn College (see thread below), so maybe there's a similar issue here.
  • 11/3: Sorry for repeating myself, but does anyone know what the teaching load is here?
  • 11/5 References requested
  • 11/19 In terms of references, I asked HR if it was automatic or not and didn't get an answer, but it seems like they may review the app. once it's completed and then ask?
  • 11/19 I sent an e-mail to the address given above with some questions and never got a reply. No references requested yet to the best of my knowledge.
  • 11/20 HR got back to me about references and said they are not automatic/automated.
  • 11/20 References requested. Got an email with a link to to set up ability for references to submit online letters.
  • 11/21 There's no way the references aren't automated. I submitted my app at 7pm last night and then got the link described above at 6am.
  • 11/21 I submitted mine days ago and never got anything but the initial e-mail saying my application has been processed and that's it.
  • 11/21 Is the confusion about references stemming from the fact that the online system asks for reference information separately (e.g., there is a reference link that is separate from the job application link)? Perhaps some people filled out the application form but missed the reference information form and were set a link to complete that...? Just an idea since they haven't begun review yet...
  • 11/22 You may be right - I'm the one w/the email from HR saying the committee would get back to me if they wanted references, but I also uploaded the contact information for my recommenders on the website so no need for an automated reference request. Either way, they have that info in hard copy as well.
  • 12/15 Campus invitations extended to finalists.


Boston University (Nov. 2, 2012)Edit

Boston University invites applications from biological anthropologists for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Anthropology, starting in Fall 2013. The department seeks a human biologist who does field research on the adaptations of modern human populations and can teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The preferred focus will be on one or more of the following: human behavioral ecology, hunter-gatherer societies, the evolution of human cognition, and/or human brain science. Applicants should have Ph.D. in hand, proven teaching ability, and a strong record of research and publications. Applications should be received before November 2, 2012 to ensure full consideration. Please submit a letter of application (including statement of research and teaching), vita, and names of three references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1862 , and address any queries to Prof. Matt Cartmill, Chair, Biological Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Boston University, at bioanjob@bu.edu.

  • Does anyone know whether this means just a cover letter (highlighting research and teaching), or whether they want separate, longer research + teaching statements? (10/15)
  • I'm confused about that, too. Right now, I'm planning to include a few paragraphs about research and one about teaching in my cover letter, but if someone knows more, I'd be happy to hear details. (10/17)
  • Just a cover letter is fine, though there is no problem with separate statements as well. The search is now completely approved by the administration, so I have removed langauge about "pending approval." (I am chair of the departrment.) (10/20)
  • Acknowledgement of application and diversity data request received (10/30). x4
  • References requested (via email; 9 Nov). x11
  • Email saying I'm not being considered further (11/16) - x3
  • Were you asked for references and then got this email, or not asked for references? Thanks.
  • They are reviewing materials this weekend for those who had letters and publications sent.
  • Has anyone heard anything further about this one?
  • No news here (x8) (Dec 4)
  • 18 Dec: Invitation to interview (via phone call)
  • 2/8: Rejection letter by snail mail. Does not say that they have made their final selection (have campus visits happened yet?), just that the short list has been formed and they are "no longer considering" my app.
  • 2/8-the dept webpage lists the candidates (you can figure it out by looking at events I think) but no dates. I assume visits have happened though
  • 8 Feb. I interviewed, and recently received a "no thanks" email.


Boston University (March 1, 2013)Edit

The Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the Boston University School of Medicine invites applications for a full time Assistant Professor or above (contingent upon level of experience) to teach in the lecture and laboratory components of the dissection-based human Medical Gross Anatomy and Physician Assistant Gross Anatomy courses, the Medical Histology course, and in the Vesalius Program, our degree program for training the next generation of educators in the biomedical sciences. Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Anatomy or equivalent and 2+ years of anatomy teaching experience at any level. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching dissection-based human gross anatomy, experience or interest in teaching histology, and strong interest in training future educators in the biomedical sciences and/or the application of neuroscience principles to education. Candidates should have demonstrated research potential through participation in national meetings and publications. 

http://www.bu.edu/vesalius/ Information on the Department may be found at http://www.bumc.bu.edu/anatneuro/. Candidates at all levels will be expected to actively participate in medical and graduate education.  Boston University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and has built a culturally diverse faculty. Applications from female and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter addressing their teaching experience and career trajectory to Dr. Ann Zumwalt, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine by March 1, 2013 using the following email:

Address:  anatneur@bu.edu

Subject: Faculty Search - Anatomy 

AAPA job ad


California State University Bakersfield (Jan 15, 2013)Edit

The Department of Biology, California State University Bakersfield invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Animal Physiology/Morphology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The candidate must be capable of developing an externally funded research program that includes both undergraduate and graduate students (M.S. level). Candidates will teach courses in animal biology, their area of specialty, physiology, comparative anatomy, and genetics. Position available September 1, 2013. Application deadline January 15, 2013.

See http://www.csub.edu/biology for full details.


Campbell University (no deadline, posted March 2013)Edit

The School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University (http://campbell.edu/cusom) invited applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Anatomical Sciences (Anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Clinical/Functional Anatomy). The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Anatomy or a related field, or a D.O. or M.D. degree with higher education teaching experience in anatomy (with human dissection). The Assistant or Association Professor position in Anatomical Sciences in a tenure-track postion. This position will require maintaining research in the area of expertise. Duties of the postion will specifically include: lab instruction and contribution to the development of the graduate program. The successful candidate will need to work effectively with minimal supervision and be able to handle several projects simultaneously. An amicable professional demeanor is essential. Salary is competitive and based upon experience. 

Please visit www.campbell.edu for job positings. You will find the ad under the following links, Faculty and Staff and Human Resources. Please click the "apply online" link at the bottom of the posting, with attachments of letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and five references. You may contact the Campbell University Human Resources Department at 910-893-1256 if you have any questions concerning the position and/or issues with your application. 

Cambridge University (Dec. 17, 2012)Edit

Applications are invited for a permanent University Lectureship in Human Biology, to start on 1st April 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.? Division of Biological Anthropology
Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

£37,012 - £46,846 per annum

Applicants will be expected to have a PhD, a proven ability to carry out research, a strong publication record and, preferably, an active research programme, or plans for one, which will attract graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. The post holder will be expected to have knowledge and expertise in either human nutritional ecology or reproductive ecology and, ideally, to be primarily laboratory based, overseeing research and teaching in the Human Biology Laboratory. Applicants must be able to teach biostatistics, to take a leading role in the teaching of human ecology, and to provide teaching in thematic courses within the Division and Department, as appropriate. ? In addition to research, normal duties include lecturing, examination and assessment, supervision of MPhil and PhD students, Divisional, Departmental and University administration.

Further information about Biological Anthropology at Cambridge is available at? http://www.bioanth.cam.ac.uk/and further information about the post can be found at http://www.bioanth.cam.ac.uk/news.html?

Applications should include a covering letter, a CV with a full list of publications and a signed and completed copy of Parts 1 and 3 of the CHRIS/6 form, which may be downloaded from? http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/chris6.doc? or obtained from the Administrative Secretary, Division of Biological Anthropology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QG, or? archanth-enquiries@lists.cam.ac.uk. Candidates should prepare a one page statement of research and teaching interests, including how they envision their research complementing current research in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology and Anthropology in general. The applicant should include the names, contacts details and email addresses of three referees who can provide references. ? ? ? Please submit one hard copy of your application to the Administrative Secretary and also send one single pdf file of the whole application to? archanth-enquiries@lists.cam.ac.uk.?

The post’s reference number is JE15662

Deadline for applications: 17th December 2012

Interviews in mid-January 2013

Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel - (29 March 2013)Edit

The Medical Faculty of Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel invites applications for a full-time Junior Professor (W1) position for Ancient DNA Analysis initially for 3 years with a tenure track option starting as soon as possible. The Junior Professor will be employed as a civil servant (Beamtenverhältnis) on a temporary basis.

We are seeking an energetic and highly motivated scientist to conduct world-class research in the field of ancient DNA (aDNA) analysis. The applicant is expected to address research questions in Evolutionary Medicine and Archaeology with a focus on the genetic and genomic analysis of aDNA. Special emphasis will be placed on the establishment of a state-of-the-art aDNA laboratory and the development of innovative research methods, e.g. Next Generation Sequencing technologies.

http://www.uni-kiel.de/landscapes/allgemein/jobs/jrprof_adna.shtml

  • 2/4 - acknowledgement of application by email
  • Has anyone heard anything about this one?

College of William and Mary - VAPEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary invites applications for a non-tenure track one year renewable full-time position at the rank of Visiting Lecturer from anthropologists with a research focus on the relationships of biology, culture, and history to begin in August of 2013. The applicant must have experience teaching courses in biological or biocultural anthropology. Experience engaging the public in a program of research is valued. Applicants must submit a cover letter describing the focus and trajectory of their work, a CV, two samples of written work, and contact information for three references to: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/13137 The PhD in Anthropology or related field must be in hand by August, 2013. Applications must be received by April 6, 2013.

William and Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access employer and actively encourages applications from minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans. The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

  • anyone hear anything? (4/23)
  • still nothing? (5/10)


Colorado College (Nov. 15, 2012)Edit

The Colorado College Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure track position in biological anthropology beginning fall 2013 at the Assistant Professor level. PhD and teaching experience required. Candidates are expected to be active scholars and committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Research specialization is open; candidates are encouraged to identify secondary interests in which they would be prepared to offer an undergraduate course and contribute to the college’s Interdisciplinary Programs (e.g., Southwest Studies, Environmental Science, Feminist and Gender Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies; see website). Candidates are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths or experiences in contributing to greater diversity. Candidates would be expected to teach both introductory and advanced courses in biological anthropology, including human evolution, variation, and adaptation and to develop opportunities for undergraduate research.

Colorado College is an undergraduate liberal arts institution with an intensive modular schedule that is uniquely suited to in-depth faculty-student interactions, including research collaborations. The Colorado College calendar, called the Block Plan, is a unique academic system in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, with an academic year of eight and a half blocks; faculty teach six blocks per year. The preferred candidate will have broad training in biological anthropology and evidence of a four-field education in anthropology. Candidates whose work meaningfully integrates aspects from one or more other subfields will be at an advantage. The successful candidate will be committed to the mission of a liberal arts college, will support and contribute to the goal of achieving greater diversity at Colorado College, and will be able to work effectively with the many constituencies at the college as a contribution to a positive learning and work environment for all members.

The Colorado College welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications must be received by November 15, 2012. Submit letter of application, c.v., four reference letters, unofficial graduate transcript, teaching statement/philosophy, research statement, sample of scholarly publications, course evaluations and sample syllabi with discussion of teaching method and rationale on line at https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/.

For information about Colorado College, please visit our website (http://www.coloradocollege.edu).

AAA job ad

  • Anyone know if it's four letters or four names? The posted ad and the ad on the employment website conflict.
  • Your references get automatic emails requesting letters when you submit the application.
  • Does anyone know what the "Required Other Document" is that you are supposed to upload? The instructions say "Please upload your course evaluations to Alternate Reference Documents and for syllabi please upload to Other Document." However, there is no link for the "alternate reference document" and both the course evaluations and syllabi have their own labeled links.
  • I think probably just ignore the thing about Alternate Reference Document and maybe upload a short note to "Other Document" saying "Please see [wherever] for [whatever]." But is it possible to upload multiple documents (e.g. syllabi for multiple courses) in one category? I emailed HR about this and haven't heard a response.
  • 11/28 Phone interview scheduled.(x3)
  • 12/18 Generic rejection email received (I did not phone interview)(x 3) - It says a lot about the process that I have become disporportionately grateful for actual rejection emails instead of death by never ending silence.
  • Was this position filled?


George Washington University - Postdoc (until filled)Edit

Applications are invited for a full-time, benefitted position as Postdoctoral Scientist in GW’s Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology (CASHP), to contribute to morphological research on the development and life history of Virunga mountain gorillas in Rwanda. The successful applicant will contribute to a field-based research program employing photogrammetry methods to investigate relationships between the physical ontogeny and life history of living mountain gorillas monitored by the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda, and will also take advantage of a recently-established collection of well documented mountain gorilla skeletal remains in Rwanda to generate new research. 

The project will require spending the majority of the year based at the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda, and will involve close collaboration with the CASHP-based Project Director and with researchers, field assistants and other staff of Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International’s Karisoke Research Center, Rwanda Development Board’s Department of Tourism and Conservation (national parks authority), and the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project. Activities will include field observational studies and behavioral data collection from wild gorillas, digital photogrammetry to measure physical traits of wild gorillas, collection of skeletal data, statistical analysis of results, and writing research articles. There may also be opportunities to contribute to ongoing laboratory-based research on the hard tissue biology of mountain gorillas, and field efforts based at other long-term primate study sites, depending on interests.  

The position is currently supported for a period of two years. Desired start date is July-August, 2013. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in biological anthropology, zoology, primatology or a related discipline before the start date.  Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with methods employed in field primatology and/or morphology based research, and a demonstrated ability to conduct and publish their research.  Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Applicants must complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/13959.  

In addition, the following application materials must be emailed directly to Dr. Shannon McFarlin (scmcfarlin@gmail.com): (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) writing sample, and (4) names of three people who can be contacted for letters of reference. Please direct any questions about the position to Dr. McFarlin.

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The George Washington University - Research Associate in Human Evolutionary Biology (until filled)Edit

The George Washington University Department of Anthropology announces a Research Associate position in Human Evolutionary Biology. This is a one-year, full-time position in the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology (CASHP) that may be extended at the discretion of the department contingent on the availability of funding. The primary function is to contribute to a systematics-related research agenda in the area of human evolutionary biology. The Research Associate will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate and/or graduate training in the conduct of research. Applicants should include a cover letter with a brief proposal describing the research they intend to perform while funded by CASHP. Salary is commensurate with experience. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated their ability to conduct and publish their research, have research experience in the area of human evolutionary biology, and who have completed their PhD.

Full details of the position are at the George Washington University Employment Portal: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/15979. For more information, contact Charlotte Krohn, chark629@gwu.edu, 202-994-0351. Find more information about CASHP atcashp.gwu.edu.

AAPA job ad

Grand Valley State - 2 Anatomy/Physiology Afffiliate faculty members (May 13, 2013)Edit

The Biomedical Sciences Department seeks two Anatomy/Physiology Affiliate faculty members for Fall 2013. An opportunity to teach other undergraduate courses will depend on departmental needs and the candidate's background and experience. Affiliate faculty teach 15 to 18 credit hours per semester often a mixture of both laboratory and lectures courses. The initial appointment is for one year, followed by an opportunity for a second year appointment. Thereafter, affiliate faculty are eligible for renewable three year contracts. -Advanced degree past Bachelor (Masters, PhD, M.D) 
-Expertise in teaching human anatomy/physiology 
-Demonstrated excellent communication skills and interactions with students  

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Include a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and experience, contact information for three references, and scanned copies of your transcripts.

Review of applications will begin May 13, 2013 and continue until position is filled.  https://www.gvsujobs.org/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=366441

AAPA job ad

Harvard University (2 positions) (Oct 1, 2012)Edit

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University is seeking to make up to two full-time tenure-track or tenured appointments in behavioral biology. This area includes but is not limited to human behavioral ecology and non-human primate behavior. Applicants’ interests should be explicitly related to human evolution.We seek candidates who will complement the current strengths of the program, particularly those whose interests in behavior extend to cognition, ecology, genetics, or physiology. The appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2013.

Link to Job Ad

  • 10/29 - Request for references from referees
  • 1/4 - Notified that I am on the short list (for the junior-level search)


Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (no date provided)Edit

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Anatomy. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Anatomy or related discipline, and experience teaching histology and human gross anatomy. Duties will include teaching in histology; selected sections of clinically-oriented human gross anatomy and associated dissection labs; and participate in our Clinical Anatomy Fellowship training program. Some experience in teaching embryology is desirable. The successful applicant may elect to teach in graduate programs in the College of Biosciences. Successful applicants will be expected to sustain a productive research program and maintain a consistent history of published research.   For additional information, contact Robert E. Stephens, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Anatomy, 816-654-7532, rstephens@kcumb.edu

Founded in 1916, KCUMB is a non-profit, private university, with a proud tradition of providing exemplary educational opportunities to its more than 1,000 students. KCUMB’s College of Osteopathic Medicine is the largest medical school in Missouri and one of the oldest of the country’s 26 colleges of osteopathic medicine, and the University’s College of Biosciences offers master’s-level programs in biomedical sciences and bioethics.  With approximately 225 employees, KCUMB offers competitive compensation and benefits, with advancement opportunities for those who excel.

To apply, go to https://jobs.kcumb.edu.  Pre-employment drug screen and background check required.  www.kcumb.edu. Tobacco free environment.

Liverpool John Moores University (Jan 31, 2013)Edit

£47,314 - £53,233. The School of Natural Sciences and Psychology is looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join the Forensic Anthropology teaching team as Programme Manager for our successful undergraduate programme. Applications from forensic anthropologists with demonstrable experience of practice and consultancy within the medico-legal or law enforcement community in the UK and/or overseas will be especially welcome. You will be encouraged to develop your own research and consultancy, in conjunction with other members of the School. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor L C Bishop, Subject Leader on 0151 231 2144 or email l.c.bishop@ljmu.ac.uk

Contract Type:  Permanent  Hours:  Full Time   Job Type:  Academic  Vacancy Type:  Academic / Research Vacancies   Closing Date: 31/01/2013  Ref No: 391

https://jobs.ljmu.ac.uk/intranet/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=4005&p_web_page_id=159457


Liverpool John Moores University (Jan 31, 2013)Edit

£37,382 – £45,941. The School of Natural Sciences and Psychology would like to invite applications from successful researchers in vertebrate palaeoecology to join the Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology. The person appointed will teach vertebrate evolution and biology in a range of undergraduate programmes in biological and environmental sciences. Applications from individuals researching aspects of mammalian palaeoecology relevant to hominin evolution would be particularly welcome.For an informal discussion, please contact Professor L C Bishop, Subject Leader on 0151 231 2144 or emaill.c.bishop@ljmu.ac.uk  Contract Type:  Permanent  Hours:  Full Time   Job Type:  Academic  Vacancy Type:  Academic / Research Vacancies   Closing Date: 31/01/2013  Ref No: 387

https://jobs.ljmu.ac.uk/intranet/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=4005&p_web_page_id=159441

  • 1/29 Received confirmation number and email confirmation that application was received.


Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology - Postdoc (Jan 15, 2013)Edit

The Department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany) is seeking a post-doctoral researcher with a specialization in faunal analysis.We will consider favorably researchers developing novel or interesting methods addressing such faunal topics as, for example: human subsistence, organic artifacts, bone surface modification, bone as fuel for fires, seasonality, and taphonomy. We are not seeking a researcher who primarily specializes in isotopic analysis. Experimental programs are welcome, and the department is prepared to invest in equipment to support a research program. Chronological and spatial overlap with the Department’s current research interests is preferred. However, we will also consider researchers specialized in Upper Paleolithic or LSA assemblages/artifacts who are prepared to start a program of comparison with earlier assemblages. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing physically impaired individuals and to increasing the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented, and therefore expressly encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The application deadline is January 15, 2013. Please send a one page research agenda along with a CV and the names of three references via e-mail to Diana Carstens (carstens@eva.mpg.de), as well as a hard copy.

  • 1/23 Received email confirmation of application receipt
  • 03/28 Rejection letter


Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology - 2 Junior Scientist positions (until filled)Edit

The Department of Human Evolution of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany) invites applications for two post-doctoral junior scientist positions in Physical Anthropology. In the department, palaeoanthropological research is conducted within a multidisciplinary environment involving three main groups of scientists: biological anthropologists, Palaeolithic archeologists, and archaeological scientists/geochronologists. More information about the Department of Human Evolution can be found at http://www.eva.mpg.de/evolution.

The department encourages unique and innovative research projects, particularly, but not exclusively, those related to:
A) the locomotion and biomechanics of plio-pleistocene hominids
B) dental microstructures and primate life histories.

These research positions will begin in January, 2014. The initial length of the appointment is two years, with an option for extension. The selected candidate will have a Ph.D. and a significant track record of research. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more physically impaired individuals and to increasing the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented, and therefore expressly encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

For further information please contact Professor Jean-Jacques Hublin (hublin@eva.mpg.de). Applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, reprints of selected publications, a short statement of research interests, and the names of three referees should be sent by mail to the address below. The search for these positions will continue until a successful candidate has been selected.

Jean-Jacques Hublin Department of Human Evolution Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Deutscher Platz 6 D-04103 Leipzig (Germany)

Memorial University of Newfoundland (No date specified)Edit

The Department of Archaeology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Bioarchaeology or Physical Anthropology, commencing July 1, 2013. The successful candidate will have an excellent record in research and teaching. Areas of expertise that complement and extend the department’s interests will be preferred. These may include, but are not limited to, the following: human osteology, palaeopathology, forensic anthropology, palaeoanthropology, ancient demography and palaeonutrition.

You will be expected to implement an active program of research, contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching and supervision, and fulfill service responsibilities. The Department of Archaeology has a strong program of research with specific emphasis in North Atlantic archaeology, biomolecular archaeology, subsistence and settlement studies, historic archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, aboriginal studies and archaeological theory. You will be joining a dynamic and engaged group in a growing department. For more information about the Department of Archaeology, please visit www.mun.ca/archaeology/about/. Please send a letter of application, CV, an example of scholarly work, evidence of teaching excellence, and three reference letters to: Dr. Lisa Rankin, Head, Department of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7. Phone: (709) 864-8192; fax (709) 864-2374; email: kwoosley@mun.ca.

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  • 11/4: Request for references and additional info
  • 11/7: But reference letters were required at the time of application... did they ask for additional letters??
  • 11/11: Yes, reference letters were requested up front - also was asked for teaching evaluations and sample syllabi when I submitted materials in early October. The deadline posted on the CAPA and AAPA sites was October 26th (no date was listed here).
  • 12/20: Any new news here?  12/21:  Not on my end.  Last time MUN did a hire like this they took a VERY long time to get from the application deadline to scheduling interviews.  Putting it to the back of my mind for the holidays ;)
  • 12/21: short-listed and campus visit set for early Jan


Mercyhurst University (Jan 7, 2013)Edit

Mercyhurst University invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Biology and Sportsmedicine. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Biomechanics/Kinesiology, Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Functional Human Biology, and upper level courses within the departments of Biology and Sportsmedicine. The candidate will also be expected to participate in the exploration and development of future graduate programs in Biology and Sportsmedicine. We are especially interested in applicants with broad research interests in anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology that intersect the fields of Biology and Sportsmedicine, indicate potential for extramural funding, and take advantage of existing facilities and equipment available http://biology.mercyhurst.edu/research/research-facilities/ and http://sportsmed.mercyhurst.edu/facilities/

Inquiries about the position can be sent to biology@mercyhurst.edu.

To apply for the position, please send CV, teaching and research statements, official transcripts for degrees received, and three reference letters to: 

Dr. Steven Mauro, Ph.D.

Biology and Sportsmedicine Search Committee

Mercyhurst University

501 East 38th Street

Erie, PA. 16546

Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Michigan State University - Dept. of Anthropology (Dec 1, 2012 or until filled)Edit

Michigan State University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-system position in physical anthropology at the assistant professor level. The appointment will begin August 16, 2013. They seek a physical anthropologist specializing in forensic anthropology. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the MSU Forensic Anthropology Laboratory and perform forensic anthropology casework involving medical examiner offices and law enforcement agencies. Candidates must be committed to both undergraduate and graduate education, must display evidence of excellence in research, and will be expected to obtain extramural funding for their research. Priority will be given to candidates whose scholarly and teaching interests complement current faculty expertise. A Ph.D. in anthropology is required by date of appointment. Please send application letter, including statement of research and teaching interests, CV, names and email addresses of three references. Electronic submission is required and materials should be uploaded at jobs.msu.edu (do not include publications). Please email up to three publications to the Staffing Coordinator, Annette Werener at werner15@msu.edu. The closing date fo rapplications is December 1, 2012, or until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Todd Fenton at fentont@msu.edu.

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  • 12/9: Heard that there were only 5 applications so far
  • 12-21: Any news here?
  • 1/12: Short list has been made.
  • 1/15: Email sent asking for candidates on the long-short list to have their recommenders send in letters. Looking for three finalists to come to campus in February.
  • 3/5: Any news?
  • 3/20: On campus interviews scheduled for three finalists.


Michigan State University - 2 positions (Nov. 12, 2012)Edit

The interdisciplinary graduate program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior (EEBB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty positions in the quantitative biology of organisms and/or populations. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate expertise and leadership in the development and application of quantitative approaches to theory and data that address fundamental questions in ecology, evolutionary biology, and/or behavior. They will be expected to establish externally-funded research programs that support graduate training within their research groups and to make significant contributions in the domains of both graduate and undergraduate teaching. A competitive start-up and compensation package will be offered according to the applicant’s experience and qualifications. MSU has additional funding opportunities, as part of an Excellence Hiring Initiative, to recruit exceptional candidates at the Associate and Full Professor levels.


With 136 graduate students and over 100 participating faculty, EEBB at MSU is one of the most successful graduate training programs in the world. The EEBB core curriculum trains students in effective application of key theoretical, mathematical, computational and statistical modeling tools used by ecologists, evolutionary biologists and behavioral biologists. Successful applicants will contribute to teaching in the EEBB core curriculum, including the possibility of new courses in their areas of expertise. Depending upon research interests and programmatic fit, the successful applicants will have their tenure home in one of the following academic departments: Plant Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Zoology. Both new faculty members will have the opportunity to participate in the NSF-funded BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through diversity. We actively encourage applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities and individuals who can contribute to the intellectual diversity and cultural richness at Michigan State University.

Application materials should be submitted to the MSU Applicant Page (MAP) for faculty positions (online at https://jobs.msu.edu; posting number 6886) as a single, concatenated pdf document that includes: a letter of interest, CV, three representative publications, a statement of research accomplishments and goals and a statement of teaching accomplishments and goals. The research and teaching statements should highlight the applicant’s approach to achieving excellence through diversity. Please provide the names of three potential referees in your cover letter. Letters of recommendation will be solicited later.

Applications will be accepted until both positions are filled. Review of applications will begin
on November 12, 2012. Questions can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair (Tom Getty) at eebbsrch@msu.edu .

  • email saying my application was no longer being considered (11/26)


Midwestern University Glendale, Arizona - 3 TT positions (no date provided)Edit

The Department of Anatomy at Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona, invites applications for three new full-time tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the new College of Veterinary Medicine. Ph.D., D.V.M., or equivalent degree is required. Teaching responsibilities include team-taught courses in the College of Veterinary Medicine, with secondary responsibilities in the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, or Health Sciences. Courses include: gross anatomy, neuroscience, histology, and embryology. Previous teaching experience in gross anatomy is strongly preferred and teaching experience in veterinary or comparative vertebrate gross anatomy is highly desirable.


Faculty are expected to develop a productive research program with the potential to attract extramural funding. Departmental research strengths include: comparative and functional morphology of vertebrates, vertebrate paleontology, biological anthropology, and developmental and comparative neuroscience.  

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, the names of three references, and a statement describing research interests to:

Wade Grow, Ph.D., Chair of Anatomy wgrowx@midwestern.edu Midwestern University
19555 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308

Qualified and interested applicants may apply online at www.midwestern.edu. Go to the ‘Jump To’ drop down box at the top of the page -> Employment at MWU

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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Mississippi State University - Department Head (Nov. 16, 2012)Edit

The Department of Anthropology & Middle Eastern Cultures (AMEC) at Mississippi State University seeks applications for the position of Department Head to begin July 1, 2013. AMEC (http://amec.msstate.edu/) is a young, rapidly growing department. Undergraduates receive basic grounding in four-field anthropology. The applied M.A. program has two tracks: archaeology/bioarchaeology and cultural anthropology. Faculty areas include environmental anthropology and archaeology, human skeletal analysis, household and settlement pattern archaeology, and medical anthropology. Applied aspects include cultural resource management (CRM), forensic anthropology, isotope studies, geophysics, and human-environment interaction. The Department Head will serve on graduate committees and as major professor for a limited number of students. Teaching expectation is one course per semester. AMEC is in the College of Arts & Sciences, which includes 14 academic departments and eleven programs. The department is housed in the Cobb Institute of Archaeology (http://www.cobb.msstate.edu/) , an endowed institute with office and lab space, a research library, a museum and a CRM office. The Head of AMEC will work in consultation with the Director of the Cobb Institute to coordinate activities and meet shared goals of the Department and Institute. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology and have or be eligible for tenure at the rank of Professor. Candidates should have a substantial publication record, experience with grants and contracts, and a research agenda complementing the department’s B.A. program in Anthropology and M.A. program in Applied Anthropology. Subfield, interest area, and geographic area are open. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statement detailing the applicant’s vision for and fit in an applied program, evidence of scholarly activity and teaching effectiveness, and names & contact information for at least three references to Chair, AMEC Search Committee, PO Box AR, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Applicants must also apply online at http://www.jobs.msstate.edu (PARF # 6854). Review of applications will begin Nov. 16, 2012, although applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

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The National Center for Science Education - Executive Director (July 1, 2013)Edit

The National Center for Science Education, a non-profit organization that defends the teaching of evolution and climate science, seeks a new Executive Director to serve as chief executive officer and public face of NCSE.The Executive Director supervises all NCSE staff and reports to the Board of Directors.

This is a full-time permanent position with medical, dental, and retirement benefits. The Executive Director would be expected to be on site in NCSE’s office in Oakland, California; telecommuting is not an option. Extensive travel and public speaking is required. A detailed description of the position follows below.

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience and comparable with similar positions in similarly sized non-profits in the San Francisco Bay Area. Applications should include three references familiar with applicant’s qualifications for the position, a résumé, and a writing sample demonstrating applicant’s ability to communicate effectively with a general audience. Applications will be accepted until July 1. 

See http://ncse.com/about/jobs  for full description of the position and instructions for application.

North Carolina State University - Postdoc (March 31, 2013)Edit

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in anthropology.  Ability to teach upper division courses in the candidate’s specialty, and some experience in teaching introductory courses in archaeology is preferred. Successful applicants should demonstrate motivation to teach and mentor undergraduate students, and show evidence of an ability to publish research in their substantive specialty.  The Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar will be expected to teach two courses each semester and the Scholar will also be expected to pursue their own research agenda.  This is a one year position with the possibility of renewal.

Ph.D. in hand is required at time of appointment, and the applicant must have received their Ph.D within three years of the date of appointment. To apply to the position, please visit the job posting on NC State’s website: http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/18704 . After submitting the application, applicants should submit a letter of application addressing current and future teaching and research interests, along with curriculum vitae and sample teaching evaluations (if applicable) to: Dr. Tim Wallace, Postdoctoral Teaching Search Committee, Box 8017, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, tim_wallace@ncsu.edu. We will begin reviewing applications on March 31, 2013. NC State is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged.

North Carolina Zoo - Assistant Curator of Conservation and Research (July 5, 2013)Edit

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA invites applications for the position of: Assistant Curator of Conservation and Research
JOB CLASS TITLE: Natural Science Research Curator I
POSITION NUMBER: 60033323
DEPARTMENT: Dept of Environment & Natural Resource
DIVISION/SECTION: NC Zoo
SALARY RANGE:
$34,474.00 - $54,460.00 Annually
SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: 67
COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
WORK LOCATION: Randolph County
OPENING DATE: 06/05/13
CLOSING DATE: 07/05/13 5:00 PM Eastern Time

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
This position will have significant involvement with the North Carolina Zoo’s Conservation and Research Program. The employee will have partial responsibility for the zoo’s field conservation projects and for conducting and overseeing original research at the zoo. The employee will also provide managerial, technical and administrative support for the Conservation and Research Program as directed by the Curator of Conservation and Research. The Conservation and Research Program involves all Sections of the zoo and covers a wide variety of topics; for example conservation of endangered species, animal husbandry, plant/animal interactions, evaluation of programs, and others. Areas of field conservation focus include sub-Saharan Africa and North Carolina. This position works closely with the Curator of Conservation and Research to ensure objectives of field projects are being met and that research conducted at the zoo meets accepted scientific standards. The position has significant responsibility for fundraising (both through generating grant applications and working with the North Carolina Zoological Society’s development department) and for communications outreach in support of the Conservation and Research Program. Work is performed with considerable independence under the general guidance of the Curator of Conservation and Research.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:
To receive credit applicants must document on their application their knowledge, skills and abilities as well as all related work experience to the position for which they apply. 

Qualified applicants must have the following:
•    Considerable knowledge of wildlife biology, zoology, animal behavior and/or conservation biology.
•    Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of scientific research.
•    Demonstrated skills with grant, scientific, and popular writing.
•    Skilled in conversing and presenting lectures on topics in areas of expertise to professionals and laymen.
***Prefer experience working in other countries and in different cultural contexts.


MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from a four-year college/university with a degree in biology, zoology, or a science curriculum related to the area of expertise and two years of experience in specialty area; a master's degree in natural science area may be substituted for experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
Minimum Education and Experience for a Trainee Appointment - Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in biology, zoology, botany, or other natural science curriculum related to the area of assignment.

SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION:
All relevant experience must be included on application to receive proper credit.  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state application. SEE ATTACHED RESUME WILL RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION. 

To receive credit, all experience must be included in the work history sections.  Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit.

Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214. You may attach a copy with your application.  

DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

For additional information, please contact: 
NC Zoo 
HR Department 
336-879-7310 

Please visit our website at www.nczoo.org for additional information regarding our facility.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT:
 http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/index.html

Position #13-04249 ZOO60033323 


ASSISTANT CURATOR OF CONSERVATION AND RESEARCH

NOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting


An Equal Opportunity Employer, NC State Government


Northeast Ohio Medical University (March 10, 2013)Edit

The Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology of the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) seeks a full-time educator to teach anatomy-related topics to medical and pharmacy students. The successful candidate will develop lectures and electronic course material in microscopic anatomy and other anatomy-related subjects throughout the health professions curricula, participate in microscopic and gross anatomy laboratory instruction, maintain regular office hours, and contribute to examination preparation and grading. Over the long term, it is expected that the Educator will assume some course leadership duties. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a related field or an M.D., and a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience in anatomy. Ability to teach in microscopic anatomy is essential, experience in gross anatomy is a strong positive, and experience in neuroanatomy is a positive. The level (Assistant/Associate Professor) and type of appointment (tenure-track or non-tenured) will depend on the candidate’s experience and career goals.

Interested candidates should apply electronically at https://neomed.peopleadmin.com/postings/search. Please include a curriculum vitae with a statement of teaching experience and names of three references. For full consideration, application should be received by March 10, 2013, but position will remain open until filled by a qualified applicant. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Jeffrey J. Wenstrup, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at jjw@neomed.edu.

NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law.  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices.  In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment. AAPA job ad


Oakland University (Jan 28, 2013)Edit

The Department of Biological Sciences at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to be filled by August 2013. We seek candidates whose research plans are focused on key questions of modern genetics and genomics. A Ph.D. and at least two years postdoctoral experience are required, as well as a strong research track record evidenced by publications. Lab space and competitive start up package will be provided. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research program, to teach genetics effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to mentor graduate students (MS and Ph.D.). The Department of Biological Sciences (http://www2.oakland.edu/biology/) is a vibrant and growing research-oriented department with active graduate programs at the Master's and Ph.D. level. The department has faculty in a broad range of disciplines, and within the field of genetics faculty interests include functional genomics, developmental genetics, human genetics, and evolutionary biology. Oakland University is a state-supported institution of 20,000 students. It is located on a beautiful 1,600-acre campus in the heart of Oakland County, 25 miles north of Detroit.

Applications should be submitted by January 28, 2013. Applications are to be submitted online at http://academicjobs.oakland.edu/postings/575 and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests, three representative publications, and a list of three or more references. Questions should be addressed to Doug Wendell, Genetics Search Chair, Department of Biological Sciences (wendell@oakland.edu).

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Ohio State University (no date provided)Edit

The Ohio State University’s Anatomy program seeks two Assistant/Associate Professors to contribute to the continued growth of our MS and PhD programs and our expanding research portfolio. Candidates must be able to contribute to teaching in one of the following areas: embryology, histology, gross, and/or neuro anatomy. The Division of Anatomy has a strong history of academic excellence and competitive candidates must be able to complement the current faculty, who are successful scientists and master educators. We are located in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences within the College of Medicine amidst a major academic medical center and on a campus with the largest grouping of health sciences programs nationally. Our extensive university offers nearly limitless possibilities for collaboration and innovation.

The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in anatomy or a related field and a record of excellence or strong evidence of potential as a teacher, professional leader and extramurally funded scientist. Laboratory space and a start-up package will be negotiated based on the candidate’s needs and record of success. With our location in affordable and family-friendly Columbus, Ohio, faculty enjoy life in Ohio’s largest metropolitan community with a vibrant and diverse economic and cultural base. Letter of application that includes a statement of teaching and research focus, curriculum vita, and three references that can be contacted should be submitted to: John Bolte, Chair, Search Committee, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, 453 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (john.bolte@osumc.edu).

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  • 11/13: These jobs were first advertised months ago, but the search is still open.
  • 12/5: to the above poster, do you know if this is still teh case? I can't seem to locate the posting anymore.
  • 12/5: At the time I posted the ad, the search was still open. I have no idea what happened to the posting since then, sorry. I guess you could try contacting the department to see if the search is still ongoing, if you're interested in applying.


Rutgers University - one year visiting instructor (immediately, until filled)Edit

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Department of Anthropology. We invite applications for a one-year instructor position in archaeology beginning September 1, 2013, contingent upon funding. Areas of specialty are open but should complement those of our current faculty. Teaching responsibilities consist of five undergraduate courses for the 2013-14 academic year. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in teaching: 1) Introduction to Archaeology or Introduction to Human Evolution, 2) Lithic Analysis, and 3) Pleistocene or Post-Pleistocene Hominin Adaptations. ABD candidates will be considered but candidates holding a Ph.D. are preferred.  A complete application packet should include a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a one-page statement of research and teaching interests, and a teaching portfolio to demonstrate excellence in teaching (including syllabi of courses taught or descriptions of academic specializations), and the names and contacts of three referees. ABD candidates need a letter of support from their Ph.D. advisor, indicating status of their work, and expected date of thesis completion.  Electronic submission of materials is required.  Please e-mail application materials to Professor Craig S. Feibel, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Anthropology (feibel@eps.rutgers.edu).  Please include the phrase “EA Instructor Applicant” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Rutgers is one of 36 public U.S. institutions that comprise the Association of American Universities, and is counted among the leading research universities in the U.S.A. and Canada.  Rutgers University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and has an historic commitment to maintaining diversity. 

Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute/UC Davis - postdoc (April 15, 2013)Edit

Postdoctoral Position in Collective Movement and Decision Making.

An NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available to apply network based analytical approaches to understanding collective movement and consensus decision-making in primate social groups.

The position is affiliated with and funded through the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, but the work will be based at the University of California, Davis in the laboratory of Dr. Meg Crofoot, in collaboration with Dr. Tanya Berger-Wolf at University of Illinois at Chicago.

The research will involve (1) developing an analytical framework for studying collective decision-making that explicitly incorporates the role of inter-individual relationships and (2) using this framework to investigate the collective decision-making process in baboon social groups using a unique whole-group, high-resolution GPS tracking dataset. The applicant will work with the PI, collaborators, and graduate and undergraduate students, and will participate in all aspects of the research project from managing and analyzing existing data to writing manuscripts and grant proposals, and will be expected to contribute to the development of research approaches and directions. 

Eligibility: a Ph.D. in biological sciences or a related field with expertise in collective behavior or movement ecology.  Experience with (or the burning desire to learn) R, GIS software, and Python or other programming environments is necessary.  

The position is available from Fall 2013 and, subject to performance and funding, will last up to two years, with an initial appointment of 12 months and a possible renewal for another 12 months.  Salary will be commensurate with experience, and additional funding will be provided to defray the cost of health benefits and professional travel. Career development support is available through UC Davis and UIC.

To apply for this position, send a single pdf file containing: a CV, a 1-page statement of research and professional goals, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Crofoot at crofootm@si.edu.  Please include “Collective Movement Postdoc” in the subject header.  Informal inquiries are welcome at the same address. Review of applications will begin April 15th, and continue until the position is filled.

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer, and veterans and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.  U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.

4/24: A decision is expected in early May

5/6: any news?


Smithsonian Institution; Curator, Physical Anthropology (March 21, 2013)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is seeking a physical anthropology curator who will conduct scholarly and scientific research in physical anthropology, with an emphasis on human skeletal biology, including the study of skeletal remains in archeological contexts, paleoanthropology, morphology, evolution, and/or other areas pertinent to developing and investigating museum skeletal collections. The successful candidate will develop research based on Smithsonian collections, expand collections use and build collections, in addition to conducting research on human skeletal remains in museum collections and on those recovered from archeological and/or paleontological contexts. Research will investigate novel research questions using innovative methodologies while also addressing major research themes within anthropology. Curators are expected to regularly publish scholarly manuscripts in reviewed journals and to seek external funding via grants and other funding sources.

This position will be offered as a four-year Federal term position, which is comparable to a tenure-track position, and the position will be filled at the GS-12 level. The museum’s authorized salary range for this position at this time is $74,872-$79,864 per year. U.S. citizenship is required. College transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study must be submitted online by the closing date of announcement or your application will be disqualified. Please see announcement number 13A-JW-298238-DEU-NMNH at www.sihr.si.edu or www.usajobs.gov for details about the application process for this position. All supporting documentation must be received online by March 21, 2013 and must reference the announcement number. Applicants will be notified by email when their applications are received.

3/28: Acknowledgement of application via email.

4/27: Any news about this job?

5/9: Rejection email. 


Stony Brook University (Feb 21, 2013)Edit

As an initial appointment in an interdepartmental initiative in Human Evolutionary Biology, Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning September 2013. The successful candidate for this position will have an outstanding research program, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and will participate along with our recent hire in human population genetics in a new undergraduate initiative in Human Evolutionary Biology coordinated with the Department of Anthropology. We seek an individual specializing in the evolutionary genomics of primates, including humans. Basic descriptive, statistical modeling, or bioinformatics approaches will be considered.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching an undergraduate course in primate genomics. The candidate will be expected to teach additional undergraduate or graduate courses in his or her area of expertise, secure external research funding, and play an active role in our highly ranked graduate programs. 

Stony Brook is located on the north shore of eastern Long Island, NY, amid extensive farmland and vineyards and miles of beaches, with easy access to the cultural resources of New York City. This is a great place to establish a career. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the starting date and a strong publication record. Please upload a letter of application (including research and teaching interests), a New York State Employment application form (see application page), a curriculum vitae, and up to three examples of publications to http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/ee/cv_upload/cv_primate_genomics.html. Provide the names and email addresses of three referees on the online application form and ask them to submit their letters of reference tohttp://life.bio.sunysb.edu/ee/cv_upload/ref_primate_genomics.html.  For full consideration, applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted on line before February 21, 2013. Questions about this position should be directed to Mike Bell (mabell@life.bio.sunysb.edu). Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Stony Brook University (Mar. 30, 2013)Edit

As an appointment in an interdepartmental initiative in Human Evolutionary Biology, Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning Spring 2014. The successful candidate for this position will have an outstanding research program, a commitment to excellence in teaching and will participate in a new interdepartmental university initiative in Human Evolutionary Biology, an undergraduate major jointly offered by the Departments of Anthropology and Ecology & Evolution.

The Department of Anthropology seeks a Physiologist with an evolutionary perspective. Research area may include, but is not limited to, behavioral endocrinology/genetics, musculoskeletal physiology, digestive physiology or sensory physiology/ecology. The successful candidate will teach an undergraduate course on the physiology of human behavior for the Human Evolutionary Biology major and develop advanced courses in his/her area of expertise. The candidate will be expected to secure external research funding, and play an active role in our highly ranked graduate programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the starting date and a strong publication record.

Applicants should apply via AcademicJobsOnline.Org http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2572. Applications should include a cover letter stating research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, up to three examples of publications, and three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers through AcademicJobsOnline.Org). Applications should be addressed to the Physiology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, SBS Bldg. S-501, Circle Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4364, USA. For full consideration applications and letters of reference should be submitted by March 30, 2013. Questions about the search should be directed to the Physiology Search Committee at <anthropology@stonybrook.edu>. Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

Texas Tech University - VAP (no date provided)Edit

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work seeks applications for a visiting assistant professor position to begin September 1, 2013. Position is for one academic year, and may be renewed pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate will teach multiple sections of Introduction to Physical Anthropology as well as both undergraduate and graduate sections of Human Variation. Areas of substantive specialization are open. We strongly prefer candidates with the PhD in hand, but will consider someone that is an advanced ABD. Applicants can submit their application by going to http://jobs.texastech.edu. Position number is 88860. Please attach (1) a letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information of four references. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. Please contact Dr. Arthur Durband (arthur.durband@ttu.edu) with any questions or for more information.

Texas Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and actively encourages applications from women and persons of color, as well as veterans, persons with disabilities and others who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University.

University of Alaska Fairbanks (Dec. 1, 2012)Edit

The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Anthropology Department (http://www.uaf.edu/anthro) invites applications for a tenure track biological anthropologist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin August 2013. Research and geographic areas open, but should complement current faculty. Specializations in human biology or biomedical anthropology are a plus, as is research with applications to the circumpolar North. Candidates should have a record of external funding, be able to teach established courses in biological anthropology (including quantitative methods), and show evidence of research mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of application.

View a detailed job description and apply on-line at www.uakjobs.com. Position closes December 1, 2012. The direct link to the job posting is: www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=78845 Questions regarding this specific position may be directed to Dr. Ben A. Potter, search committee chair, bapotter@alaska.edu. The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.

  • 26 Nov--There is a small pool of applicants for this job so far. So, if you want better chances of making the cut (especially if you have a few years of experience already--or more), APPLY! FYI: We can't accept late applications (I am in the department)...
  • 17 Dec -- any update on the review of applications?
  • 17 Dec-phone interviews will be scheduled soon...waiting for hr.
  • 12/19: Rejection email (x4)
  • 12/28: Request for phone Interview (x2)
  • 1/3 I applied in November and I have not heard anything- no emails one way or another. Is anyone else in this situation? (x2)
  • 1/7-there's a long list of finalists and a shorter list for prelim interviews
  • 1/29-interviews scheduled


University at Albany (SUNY) - Lecturer [NTT] (Sept. 28, 2012)Edit

The Department of Anthropology of the University at Albany (SUNY) seeks a Lecturer (non-tenure track) in Physical Anthropology to serve as the Laboratory Director for a large and growing pre-health undergraduate major in Human Biology. The Lecturer will be responsible for organizing, teaching and managing laboratory sections of physical anthropology classes including Introduction to Human Evolution and Anatomy and Physiology. The Lecturer will also assist with the advising of Human Biology majors. This is a teaching position, but applicants possessing a research interest in physical anthropology are welcome.

The successful candidate must either hold a Doctoral degree, or be ABD with the expectation that the doctoral degree will be completed within one year of the start of the appointment. Degrees must be from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.

Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population.

 Professional Rank and Salary Range: Lecturer, $40,000. 

Start Date: August 2013. 



Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=34228. 

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

. THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY IS AN EO/AA/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER.

  • 13 Feb: Letters of recommendation requested.


University at Albany (SUNY) - immediatelyEdit

The Department of Anthropology of the University at Albany (SUNY) seeks to hire a professor of Human Population Biology in Contemporary Populations, rank open. The candidate should have a research focus concerning nutrition, reproductive ecology, fetal programming, immunology and/or demography, among contemporary human populations. The candidate will be expected to teach classes relevant to a large and growing Human Biology Major, as well as graduate classes in human biology.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. Applicants at the assistant professor level must possess a significant record of scholarship and have demonstrated ability to develop an independent, extramurally funded program of research. Applicants for an associate or full professor appointment must have a strong publication record and sustained levels of extramural research support, including an active grant. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Additional Information: Professional Rank and Salary Range: Rank Open 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 http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=35470. Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • List of references

Online applicants please note:

  • After submitting your CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (ie. cover letter, etc.).
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  • Returning applicants - Login to your U-Albany Careers Account to check your completed application.

A review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/dmsdz86

  • 1/4: Did anyone who applied for this position get any news from Search Committee?
  • 25 Jan: Letters of recommendation requested.
  • 4 Mar: Invitation to interview.


University of Bradford (April 2, 2013) Lecturer in Biological Anthropology/Paleopathology Edit

Grade 8: £31,948 - £35,938 per annum. Applications are invited for a permanent academic post in Archaeological Sciences to specialise in one or more of the following: palaeopathology, skeletal biology, biological identification including forensic applications. The postholder will join a highly active and successful interdisciplinary research group and is aimed at candidates with a strong research portfolio. The successful candidate will have the potential to be a research leader in the identification, analysis and interpretation of human skeletal material from archaeological contexts. There will be designated teaching responsibilities from Level 1-M to students on a range of degree programmes and will include supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate projects and outreach sessions/taster days. The successful candidate will be expected to develop close links, in teaching and research, with the Bradford School of Medical Sciences. http://www.brad.ac.uk/human-resources/media/hr/allfiles/pdfs/ALS2206.pdf

  • 4/19 rejection email


University of California Merced - lecturer (until filled)Edit

The University of California, Merced seeks a Lecturer to teach courses in Biological Anthropology for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. Courses being offered may include: Growth, Development, and Human Evolution; Human Adaptability; Human Origins; and Introduction to Biological Anthropology. Masters and/or PhD and experience teaching at the college or university level are required. Applicants must be able to provide a record of excellence in teaching. For complete information on this position and application procedures see: http://jobs.ucmerced.edu/n/academic/position.jsf?positionId=4575

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  • 5/8- request for phone interview (x2)


University of Cambridge - two postdoc positions (March 11, 2013)Edit

Department of Archaeology and Anthropology is pleased to announce two full time Research Associate Fellowships one with the effect from 23rd April 2013 or soon after that date and the second from January 2014. The Research Associates would be funded by a grant from the ERC titled, ‘An inter-disciplinary approach for identifying evolutionary active regions in the human genome’. 


Vacancy Reference No: JE25642  Salary: £27,578 - £35,938

Limit of tenure applies*

The project involves research on the variation of human genome in populations from various climate zones. It will combine evidence from Humanities and Natural Sciences to build realistic models of population dispersals over the past 100 thousand years and using high-throughput genotyping and second generation sequencing methods will attempt to reveal regions in the genome that have been affected by natural selection due to environment and life style differences. 

Applicants should have, or must be expecting to complete, a Ph.D. in Population Genetics, Bioinformatics or related field before they take up this position. A good knowledge of models, methods, and theory in human population genetics and working experience with genomic data bases is required. In addition, programming skills, experience with computer simulations and familiarity with analysis tools designed for genome-wide genotype and second generation sequencing data will be an advantage. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Toomas Kivisild at tk331@cam.ac.uk 

Applications consisting of a full CV, letter of application and a signed CHRIS/6 application cover sheet (Parts 1 and 3 only) with the names and contact details of two referees should be sent to Mrs Fiona Moore, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3DZ, e-mail: fcm30@cam.ac.uk to arrive no later than 11th March 2013. A CHRIS/6 application cover sheet can be downloaded from www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/ 

Interviews will take place on 25th - 29th March 2013 

  • Limit of tenure: 20 months for one Research Associate starting in April 2013 and 30 months for the one starting in January 2014.

Closing date: 11th March 2013.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University of Cambridge only advertises their own and college vacancies on this website; we do not advertise any external vacancies.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (March 15, 2013)Edit

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, seeks candidates who examine the interdependence of biology and social behavior, with a particular interest in human sociogenomics, to fill multiple faculty positions in the social and behavioral sciences. The new science of genomics reveals that environmental factors can affect the activity of genes, rendering incomplete the deterministic, genes-to-behavior model that has long dominated biology. By providing a biological explanation for how social factors can “get under the skin,” sociogenomics allows for a deeper analysis of the microfoundations of human social behavior that can unite the social and life sciences. We seek social scientists who use genomics to inform the interface between biology and classic issues in the social sciences that focus on environmental contributors to human functioning. We welcome applications from senior and mid-career scholars in various fields – including anthropology, communication, political science, psychology, sociology, and related fields – whose research agenda engages the biological sciences, broadly defined. We also invite biological science scholars whose research lies at the interface with the social sciences. Applicants must have an earned doctorate and qualifications appropriate to appointment with tenure as an Associate or Full Professor. Applicants should have a distinguished publication record with experience with collaborative research projects that bridge the life sciences and social and behavioral sciences; evidence of both graduate and undergraduate teaching excellence; and a strong record of attracting external grants to fund their research. The University of Illinois is positioned to be a global leader in this emerging area of research bridging campus strengths in the social, behavioral and biological sciences and has a significant research culture and resources in the Institute for Genomic Biology and the Beckman Institute.

These senior level positions are part of a new multi-year Strategic Excellence Hiring Program at Illinois that focuses on (a) Information, Technology, and Society; (b) Human Health and Wellness; (c) Energy and Sustainability; and (d) Culture, Communication, and Global Issues.

To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by March 15, 2013. Interviews may take place prior to the close date, however no decision will be made until after the close date. The target start date is August 16, 2013 but is negotiable. To apply, create your candidate profile through jobs.illinois.edu and upload application materials: application letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

http://www.humansociogenomics.illinois.edu/content/home

http://www.igb.illinois.edu/

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University of Massachusetts Boston (May 2013)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks a biological anthropologist for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) to begin September 1, 2013, with a biocultural or ecological focus in the study of human biology and health. Preferred specializations include the study of health disparities, international health, reproductive ecology, sexuality and health, human adaptability, infectious or chronic/metabolic disease, and cultural change and biomarkers of stress. Geographic area of study is open. Applicants should be committed to an engaged pedagogy in an urban public university setting and be able to teach a range of courses, from an introductory course in biological anthropology to more advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in their research area. The faculty position will be a key contributor to the development of a new M.A. program in Public Anthropology centering on the environment, health, and cultural heritage. We would be particularly receptive to candidates with an interest in locally-based collaborative research involving students. Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Anthropology completed no later than August 1, 2013.

To apply, please submit electronic copies of your CV with a cover letter describing in detail your research and teaching interests and the names of three referees online: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=38755. Please direct any questions about the position or our department to Judith Zeitlin, Anthropology Department Chair, atAnthropology@umb.edu.  Application review will begin May 2013 and continue until the position is filled. UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln (July 16, 2012 - until filled) Edit

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), through the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, seeks applications to fill a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position (50% teaching, 25% research, 25% administration) at the Associate Professor rank in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (casnr.unl.edu). The successful candidate will direct the interdisciplinary undergraduate Degree Program in Forensic Science (forensic.unl.edu) and fulfill research responsibilities through a variety of academic units depending on the training of the individual [e.g. School of Natural Resources, Department of Entomology, Department of Biochemistry, Department of Food Science and Technology, and/or School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences].

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  • has anyone applied for this? I can't seem to find the job listing through the site. I'm assuming it's been taken down/closed?


University of Nevada, Las Vegas - VAP (May 15, or until filled)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship. Expertise in biological anthropology is required, with more specific interests including paleoanthropology and skeletal biology. The Department offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees, and has research emphases in adaptive strategies; food and nutrition; childhood and parenting; and sexuality, gender, and identity. The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand by July 1, and be able to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Introduction to Physical Anthropology. There will also be an opportunity to teach a class drawing upon the applicant’s expertise. Review of applications begins on May 15 and continues until the position is filled. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, and the contact information, including email addresses, for three references via an online application at http://jobs.unlv.edu/openings.html. For assistance with UNLV’s online applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu. Applicants of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA Educator and Employer.

--June 26: The position has been filled.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department Chair (no date provided)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Head, the appointment to be effective August 1, 2013. The appointment carries permanent tenure and may be at the rank of either Professor or Associate Professor, depending upon the individual’s qualifications and experience. The Head is expected to provide effective administrative and intellectual leadership for the department, to have a strong commitment to the department’s undergraduate mission, to support the faculty in their work as teachers and researchers, to supervise further development of the undergraduate program and undergraduate research opportunities, and to establish strong ties between the department and university initiatives. The department welcomes applications from individuals representing any area of anthropology, particularly those whose empirical research would complement the emphases already represented in the department.

Details: http://www.uncg.edu/ant/jobs.html

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/7jq9f73

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University of Oklahoma - Molecular Anthropology Lab Manager/Research Associate (no date provided)Edit

Position requires a Masters or higher degree in biological science related field, with at least five years of experience in genomics (metagenomics preferred). Strong organization skills and the ability to manage a genomics wet-lab is a must. Duties include next generation DNA sequencing library preparation, molecular cloning, extraction and amplification of degraded/low copy number DNA. Earliest start date: July 1, 2013. Salary: 50K plus fringe. Email resumes or CVs to Cecil M. Lewis, cmlewis@ou.edu, with "Laboratory Manager - Research Associate" in the subject line. 

Located in Norman, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma’s Molecular Anthropology Laboratories specializes in anthropological genomics and metagenomics. Current projects include characterizing diverse host-associated microbiomes using biological samples collected from traditional indigenous communities, non-human primates, and archaeological "ancient" materials. An example of recent interviews: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/121-a118/. Our labs are located in the SRTC (http://srtc.ou.edu/index.php), a new building with several research groups working in environmental genomics (e.g., http://ieg.ou.edu/) and genome sequencing (e.g., http://www.genome.ou.edu/). Our building also houses part of OSCER, OU's supercomputer (http://www.oscer.ou.edu/). In 2008, CNN/Money Magazine ranked Norman as the sixth best small city within the United States.

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University of Oklahoma - Molecular Anthropology Postdoc (no date provided)Edit

Position requires previous bioinformatics training, with emphasis in metagenomics and analysis of next-generation DNA sequencing data (HiSeq/MiSeq preferred). Proficiency with programming languages "R" and either Perl or Python are expected. Earliest start date: July 1, 2013. Salary: 60K plus fringe. Email resumes or CVs to Cecil M. Lewis, cmlewis@ou.edu, with "Post-doctoral Fellow (bioinformatics emphasis) - Research Associate" in the subject line.

Located in Norman, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma's Molecular Anthropology Laboratories specializes in anthropological genomics and metagenomics. Current projects include characterizing diverse host-associated microbiomes using biological samples collected from traditional indigenous communities, non-human primates, and archaeological "ancient" materials. An example of recent interviews: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/121-a118/. Our labs are located in the SRTC (http://srtc.ou.edu/index.php), a new building with several research groups working in environmental genomics (e.g., http://ieg.ou.edu/) and genome sequencing (e.g., http://www.genome.ou.edu/). Our building also houses part of OSCER, OU's supercomputer (http://www.oscer.ou.edu/). In 2008, CNN/Money Magazine ranked Norman as the sixth best small city within the United States.

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University of Southern California (Nov 1. 2012)Edit

The University of Southern California invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the Human and Evolutionary Biology program in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. We seek an outstanding scholar in the area of human or nonhuman primate evolutionary genetics, with the goal of understanding and reconstructing human prehistory. An ideal candidate would conduct research in molecular phylogenetics, population genetics, or paleogenomics of humans or nonhuman primates. The successful candidate will have an active research program, a commitment to excellence in both graduate and undergraduate teaching and will become an integral member of a new interdisciplinary program in Human and Evolutionary Biology. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree and have a strong record of publishing and grant funding. Applicants should apply by email with a cover letter that describes research and teaching interests, a C.V., pdfs of up to three sample publications and should request the three letters of recommendation be sent no later than November 1, 2012 to: Search Chair, Human and Evolutionary Biology, PED 107, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0652. Application materials and letters of recommendation may be emailed as pdfs to stanford@usc.edu.

  • Acknowledgement by email (11/1) x 4
  • Dec 7 - No news (x3); It's been a long time since the applications went in. I have to wonder if they're interviewing people with biology rather than anthropology degrees.
  • Dec 21 - Any news yet people??
  • Dec 21 - Nothing here (3x).
  • 16 Jan - Still nothing? (x3)
  • 23 Jan - Received an email that I am on the shortlist.
  • 30 Jan - On-campus interview scheduled (x2)
  • 26 March - Offer made
  • Was offer accepted?
  • 16 July - Offer declined

University of Southern California - VAP (immediately, until filled)Edit

The Department of Anthropology in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, seeks a part-time or full-time non-tenure-track faculty member for a one-year appointment during the 2013-14 academic year. We seek a scholar who has experience teaching courses in the following: Introductory Biological Anthropology, Biocultural Anthropology, and Primate Behavior. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and must demonstrate teaching excellence in the subject area. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference that speak to teaching abilities to Rita Jones (ritaj@usc.edu), and cc Dr. Craig Stanford (stanford@usc.edu). Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are also required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70557

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.  

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6/19 - Note that the job application site describes this position as part-time.

University of Tübingen - Junior Research Group Leader (March 20, 2013)Edit

The Paleoanthropology Section at the Institute for Early Prehistory and Medieval Archaeology of the University of Tübingen seeks to fill a limited ( 3 years ) position of a Junior Research Group Leader (E14 TV-L, 100%)with an excellent publication and third party funding track record. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, dental anthropology, virtual anthropology and functional anatomy. The position should start at the earliest possible date and will be limited to 3 years, with the option for an extension of another 3 years, depending on performance. Salary will be according to the German Salary System TV 14, 100 %. The successful candidate will be expected to develop his/her research program and to attract third party funding to support it; to collaborate on existing projects of the Paleoanthropology section; to contribute to the Palaeoanthropology teaching curriculum and to the supervision of students.


Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology or equivalent, postdoctoral experience and an outstanding research record. The University of Tübingen wishes to enhance the share of employed women in research and teaching. Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and having the same occupational aptitude will be preferred.


Applications should be submitted electronically no later than March 20, 2013. They should include a statement of research achievements and future directions with special emphasis on collaboration with the Paleoanthropology group (not to exceed 3 pages), curriculum vitae, pdf files of up to 5 key publications, as well as the names and addresses of three referees.


Universität Tübingen, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Paläoanthropologie, Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati, Rümelinstr. 23, 72070 Tübingen
E-Mail: monika.doll@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de

University of Washington- SeattleEdit

The UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (Seattle) Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a bioarchaeologist lecturer (renewable every 3 years, non-tenure track appointment), who would teach upper and lower division courses in our Archaeology and Biocultural Programs, to begin September 15, 2013. Expertise in human osteology required. This full-time 9-month appointment would be 50% in the Archaeology Program and 50% in the Biocultural Program. We seek an enthusiastic instructor to teach an introductory course in biological anthropology, an upper division course on human osteology, and four additional courses. Those additional courses might include, but are not limited to, world or regional prehistory, public archaeology, and forensic anthropology. The lecturer will offer a total of six courses per year, including two upper division courses in the UW Evening Degree Program. The University of Washington and the Anthropology Department value colleagues who have a strong commitment to an academic environment that promotes diversity. The University strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service. Applicants must have earned a doctorate by the date of appointment; applicants who have not completed their PhD at the time of application will be considered.

To apply, send a single PDF file including the following items in the specified order: (1) a cover letter that describes the applicant’s teaching interests and experience and academic preparation and publications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) up to two course syllabi; (4) contact information for three professional references; and (5) a brief statement on how your teaching addresses diversity and encourages inclusion of individuals and groups from underrepresented backgrounds in the classroom and larger university community. Send this file to bioarchy@uw.edu with the following subject header: ‘UW Lecturer Position – Your Name.’ Cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Patricia Kramer, Chair, Bioarchaeology Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Anthropology. Applications received by December 15, 2012 are assured consideration. Questions should be directed to Dr. Patricia Kramer at bioarchy@uw.edu.

  • This was originally listed in the Tenure-Track category
  • Additional materials requested via email (1/18) x 2
  • Rejection letter received via snail mail (2/19)
  • Invited for on-campus interview (2/20) x2
  • 5 candidates for the campus interviews. The last completes this week. (4-18-13)


Vancouver Island University (Nov. 7, 2012)Edit

As we enter an exciting new phase of our history, VIU seeks applications for the position of Regular Ongoing Faculty, Anthropology (Competition #12-4038) within the Faculty of Social Sciences. This regular, full-time appointment will be made effective August 01, 2013.

Duties: Develop and prepare lessons; instruct, assess and grade student achievement in the sub-field of biological or physical anthropology. Besides two lower-level courses - Introductory Anthropology: Physical Anthropology /Archaeology (ANTH 111) and Human Evolution (ANTH 214)- the successful candidate must be able to teach Primatology (ANTH 350) and Palaeoanthropology (ANTH 351). S/he will also be expected to eventually teach Forensic Anthropology (ANTH 430). Area and methodological specialties are open, but preference is for someone with geographic and topical interests that complement existing faculty strengths.

See the online VIU department webpage viu.ca/anthropology/index.asp for course descriptions and program information.

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  • 12/18 - Anyone ever hear anything from them? -- I went into the online system to check the status of my application and it just says "processing." The full job listing said that they wouldn't be contacting people with rejections, though, so I imagine silence means no dice. (12/19) But wouldn't you think someone on here would have heard from them?
  • They also said preference would be given to Canadian applicants, so there's that to consider too.
  • 12/18 - Nope x4
  • 12/20 - I'm Canadian (though that probably doesn't mean much) and I haven't heard anything
  • 12/20 - invited for a campus interview in late January via email


West Chester University (March 1, 2013)Edit

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty joint appointment (Psychology and Anthropology/Sociology) in Primatology at the assistant professor level. Candidates must have a PhD in Anthropology or Psychology with specialization in Primatology and Evolution, and an active program of applied research that involves students. Access to an international field site is preferred as is a commitment to engaging undergraduate students in field and/or research experiences that are local or otherwise readily accessible. In addition, candidates will be expected to teach existing courses and laboratories in the areas of Animal Behavior and Biological Anthropology, and to develop new cross-listed courses related to Primatology and Human/Primate Evolution. Ability to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology is expected if the candidate holds the PhD in Anthropology, and interest in teaching other core undergraduate classes, such as Statistics, Research Methods, and Introduction to Psychology, is preferred. Completion of the Ph.D. is required before the start of the Fall 2013 semester. We are especially interested in recruiting faculty from under-represented groups. West Chester University is a regional comprehensive institution that is one of the largest universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.  It has a population of 15,400 graduate and undergraduate students and is located 25 miles west of Philadelphia and 120 miles from New York City and Washington, DC.  Additional information is available at http://www.wcupa.edu.

Applicants should provide a letter identifying the courses they are prepared to teach, their curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, 3 letters of reference, and no more than 3 reprints or preprints.  Materials should be uploaded electronically to: https://wcupa.peopleadmin.com.  Review of candidates will begin on March 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  Candidates selected for on-campus interviews will present a colloquium to demonstrate teaching and research excellence. Applicants will not be considered finalists until the interview process has been successfully completed.  The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks.  West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


2/14 FYI, reference requests are sent out automatically when you submit.

2/28 FYI, there is an inside candidate for this position. 

Doh!!

Ugh. Big disappointment. Thanks for the heads up.

4/9 - Invitation for phone interview.


Western Carolina University - Visiting Lecturer (until filled)Edit

Western Carolina University seeks a candidate for an appointment as Visiting Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology. A masters degree in Anthropology with a background in forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, or human osteology is required. Duties will be divided between classroom teaching and staffing a student osteology laboratory. Teaching load is three courses per semester including Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology and Introduction to Forensic Anthropology. Salary is $27,000 for this potentially renewable one-year appointment. Western Carolina University is a 9,500-student campus in the University of North Carolina system. The university is implementing its cutting edge Quality Enhancement Program (QEP), Synthesis: Pathways to Intentional Learning. Western Carolina University is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement. The campus is located in the picturesque Cullowhee valley between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina, and 150 miles northwest of Atlanta. Four-season outdoor activities abound nearby. Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications must be submitted electronically (jobs.wcu.edu). Please attach a current CV, a cover letter, and a list of references (provide complete contact information). A statement of teaching goals/philosophy is optional. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. John A. Williams, search committee chair at 828-227-2430. Western Carolina is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that conducts background checks. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. All new employees are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. 

  • Rejection letter received via snail mail 3/21/13


William Carey University (until filled)Edit

The College of Osteopathic Medicine at William Carey University is seeking qualified physical anthropology applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor level position in the Biomedical Sciences capable of teaching Human Gross Anatomy. Preference will given to applicants with some teaching expertise. The position will remain open through the Summer and Fall of 2013 or until filled. All applications must be initiated online athttp://www.wmcarey.edu/.  Click on Jobs at the bottom of the page then click on Search Jobs on the left side of the next page and follow the instructions as directed. Please Note: The University does not sponsor H1B visas.  For additional information, Contact: Dr. T. G. Sarphie, Assoc. Dean for Biomedical Sciences attsarphie@wmcarey.edu.

Yale University - postdoc (May 1, 2013)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Yale University invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher to join a collaborative project on primate evolutionary genetics. Specifically, the successful candidate will develop and implement methods for characterizing and comparing patterns of gene expression in primate tissues, especially primate hair and skin.Start date:  negotiable; as early as June 1st, 2013

Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension

S/he will be part of the Yale Molecular Anthropology Lab (http://pantheon.yale.edu/~bb53/ymal.html), and will work closely with the Yale Center for Genome Analysis (http://ycga.yale.edu). Candidates should have a PhD in Anthropology, Genetics, Biology, Bioinformatics or a relevant discipline prior to the start date.  Strong preference will be given to candidates who have expertise/experience with computational approaches to analyzing large-scale sequence data sets (e.g. RNA-seq, genome sequencing, etc.)

The successful candidate will be directly involved in generating and analyzing comparative transcriptomic/genomic data for a variety of primates species to address questions regarding the adaptive evolution of primate traits.  Duties will include sample preparation, assembly and analysis of data, publication and presentation of results, and helping mentor Yale graduate and undergraduate students. The successful applicant will also be encouraged to explore new research directions of his/her choosing.

A complete application should include a current CV, statement of research interests and qualifications, and a list of three references (names, affiliations, email addresses).  Please direct inquiries to Dr. Brenda Bradley (brenda.bradley@yale.edu). 

Application materials should be sent to brenda.bradley@yale.edu.  Review of applications will begin May 1st, although the position will remain open until filled.  The start date is negotiable, but the position could begin as early as June 1st 2013.  The initial appointment will be for 12 months, but the position could potentially be extended for an additional year.

Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on account of that individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

AAPA job ad

Closed/Cancelled SearchesEdit

Arizona State University - 2 Positions (Dec. 1, 2012)Edit

The Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change seeks to build on existing strengths to develop a world-class program in evolutionary social science, with a focus on on the dynamic interactions between biology and culture responsible for human uniqueness. We seek to hire two assistant professors with exceptional scholarly potential in this scientific domain. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology, psychology, or a closely-related field, and evidence of research productivity and teaching effectiveness. Desired qualifications include a strong record of field, laboratory, and/or model-based research on the interactions between human culture and biology that is grounded in evolutionary theory. Research should focus on human biocultural evolution in deep or more recent time, biocultural interactions in contemporary societies, and/or research on nonhuman primates (particularly great apes) relevant to human uniqueness. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • the evolution of the human language and cognition;
  • the evolution or mechanics of cooperation,sociality, and institutions;
  • human behavioral ecology, technology, and innovation;
  • behavior, cognition, and sociality of great apes.

Additional desired qualifications include evidence of success in obtaining external funding, teaching experience in anthropology or related fields, experience mentoring and supporting students, and collaborative experiences with an interdisciplinary research team.

Application deadline is December 1, 2012. If not filled, reviews will occur on the first of the month thereafter until the search is closed. Applicants must apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2014 and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure that your last name appears in each uploaded file name. You may address your cover letter to Professor Michael Barton, Evolutionary Anthropology Search Committee Chair.

Information about the school can be found at http://shesc.asu.edu. The school collaborates extensively with ASU's Institute for Human Origins (http://iho.asu.edu). Arizona State University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/. A background check is required for employment. ASU job ID #10202.

NOTES: 2 openings

AAPA job ad

  • 12/4: Does anyone receive acknowledgement of his/her application?
  • 4 Dec: automated email confirmation of application from AcademicJobOnline.org (nothing from the department) X 9

12/18: Email requesting more information- vision statement, teaching philosophy, pubs x6

  • 12/18: Email indicating that no additional information is needed from me at this time. x10
  • 12/18: I would imagine that "no additional information is needed at this time" is a nice way to say you are not being considered further. (Counterpoint: I also got this version of the email, but I interpreted it as still being considered but only if they can't get their 2 hires from the priority list. Did anyone get a straight up rejection, or are there only these two categories. Would be nice to get a definitive answer on this.)
  • 12/19: I heard that some people didn't get any email at all, so that supports the still-being-considered notion. However, I wouldn't be too hopeful that they can't get their 2 hires from the long short list
  • 12/20: I heard from a good source that they plan to invite 10-12 people for on-campus interviews. Not sure how that relates to the recent email correspondence (or lack thereof).
  • 12/22: Did the folks receiving the "Email requesting more information" message also include a request for reference letters? - The email says: 'We also will be asking your referees to upload letters of reference to the AcademicJobsOnline.org site. It is important that they have letters submitted as soon as possible and prior to 4 January 2013.'
  • 1/15: Judging by the due date for the second round of materials, there must be a shortlist by now. Has anyone received any further communication? - Nope. And who knows how long they take to make one.. I wouldn't be so sure that they already have
  • 1/16: I just received an email invitation to interview. 6 short-listed candidates for the two positions.
  • 3/9: I heard that one offer has been made.
  • 4/2: Any news?
  • 4/24: Received email that the job search was closed -- two offers made, both accepted.


Boise State University (Dec. 1)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Boise State University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor, starting August 20, 2013. The successful candidate will contribute to the department's focus on human evolution, ecology, and behavior. Applications from individuals with interests in human behavioral ecology, life history theory, evolutionary archaeology, evolutionary modeling and simulation, and an active field research program and external funding experience would be particularly welcome. The geographic area of specialization is open. A Ph.D. in hand is required at time employment begins. The successful applicant will teach up to 3 courses per semester within the Anthropology undergraduate and Master's curriculum, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and pursue an active research program. Please submit a letter of application indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Attach a CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and three professional references with contact information. Application materials should be emailed to: fbrigha@boisestate.edu ("preferred method") or mailed to: John P. Ziker, Chair, Search Committee Search #SS-0008-23 Boise State University 1910 University Dr. Boise, ID 83725-1950. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2012.  •Any word on this?  Why/when was it deleted from the wiki?

  • Don't know why this vanished from here, but I reposted it because I saw on the archy wiki that a few people got rejections today and I wanted to what anyone has heard here (1/18)
  • See the Discussion section for more about this position.
  • Informed by search committee chair that the position has been filled (1/22) <-- Already? Did you interview? That was really quick. I wonder if this was an inside job.
  • Was this or was this not filled? Why is there a similar post for VAP now?
  • Total speculation--maybe the person they hired can't actually start until next year and they need a VAP to fill teaching needs in the meantime.
  • Early on, heard that this was supposed to be an inside hire. Perhaps someone got a job elsewhere?

Boise State University - VAP (immediately, until filled)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Boise State University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor, starting August, 2013, pending budgetary approval. The successful candidates will contribute to the department's focus on human evolution, ecology, and behavior. 

We seek a Biological Anthropologist at the Assistant Professor level (Visiting), beginning in August 2013. A Ph.D. in hand is required by time employment begins. Applications from individuals with interests in bioarchaeology or human biology would be particularly welcome. The geographic area of interest is open; experience in the intermountain West would be beneficial. The successful applicant will teach 2 or 3 courses/semester, publish, and seek external funding to support research.If you are interested in the position:  Please submit a cover letter, CV, sample publications, and contact information for three references.  Application materials should be addressed to John Ziker, and emailed to: anthropology@boisestate.edu (“preferred method”) or mailed to:

John P. Ziker

Chair, Anthropology Search Committee

Department of Anthropology

Boise State University

1910 University Dr.

Boise, ID  83725-1950

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.   

Boise State University invites interested applicants for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor, to become a part of our team to continue our quest toward becoming a Metropolitan Research University of Distinction.  Boise State University is a public, metropolitan research university located in Idaho’s population center and the capital city, a hub of government business, the arts, health care, industry, and technology.  Boise State is the largest university in Idaho with approximately 20,000 students.

Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EEO/AA Institution, Veterans preference.

AAPA job ad

  • 4/30- email with a link to Applicant Data Request form
  • 5/8- email request for skype interview next Monday.
  • This position has been filled.

Brooklyn College, CUNY (Oct. 15)Edit

The Brooklyn College Department of Anthropology and Archaeology invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in physical anthropology beginning Fall, 2013. Teaching duties will involve introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate courses in physical anthropology to complement faculty interest in developing cross-curricular courses integrating physical anthropology with archaeology, zoo archaeology, anatomy and physiology and forensic/medical anthropology. He/she will be expected to involve students in laboratory and/or field research, locally or abroad. Ability to partner with other departments and teach Core Curriculum courses linked with the Departments of Biology and Geology is a plus. All appointments are subject to financial availability. The College offers a competitive salary and an excellent fringe benefits package.
All applications must be submitted online. For complete job description and application instructions please see www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/faculty2013. Review of applications to begin on October 15, 2012.

Link to job ad

10/4: does anyone know if this is a new hire or a replacement for someone leaving?

10/5: Doug Boyer took a new position. I'm not sure if they're looking to replace him with someone with similar research interests, or just a morphologist in general. Lots of things are mentioned in that ad!

10/8: Research area is wide open

  • 10/12 The job ad I was forwarded (a copy of the AAA post) said that they "seek a scholar/teacher with a research program in anatomy/osteology and forensic anthropology"
  • 10/12 Confirmation that letters were recieved and confrimation of online application
  • 10/13 Yes, that sentence was buried pretty far down in the ad. I have no idea if that means they are definitely looking for a forensic anthropologist, or is it an and/or situation. But then the first part of the ad is so broad, it's unclear. I tried e-mailing them for a clarification, but no response so far.
  • 10/14 I don't know for sure, but my suspicion is that they don't know exaclty what they want. Last time the short list was all over the place in terms of areas of expertise. They will want someone to be able to teach these clases, but if you have an interesting research program it probably doesn't have to be forensic.
  • 10/15: Those are the classes that need to be taught - I'm pretty sure that research expertise is wide open. Just be sure to demonstrate you can do osteo-type stuff in your cover letter/teaching statement.
  • 10/25 Q: I am a little bit confused by the reference submission system...I entered three references as requested...but up to now only one of them (position 1) got a mail asking for the letter. Any comparable experiences...or did I do something wrong?
  • 10/25 A: Sorry, no. All three of my referees got e-mails requesting letters. You should also receive a confirmation e-mail for each letter that they submit on your behalf. Q: A follow-up general question, what would be a reasonable timeframe within which one's referees should submit those letters? The instructions for the letter submission don't provide any details about that.
  • 10/26 So, a long list has been formed then.
  • 10/26 Is that something you know for a fact, or concluded from any of the above?
  • 10/26 I also wondered if the reference submission system worked properly--none of my references received requests, although the submission system seemed to imply that references would be requested for all applicants.
  • 10/26 That was my impression too. I submitted my application really late at night, and all three referees confirmed they got the requests next morning. I don't think there was much time for anyone to review anything, especially since (I'm guessing) they probably got tons of submissions right before and on the 15th.
  • 10/29 FYI for those with letter request problems: This happened to me as well and I called Brooklyn HR help to resolve the issue. You have to use Explorer (maybe Firefox) for the reference letter submission form.
  • 11/15 Q: any news here??? - this is going to be a loooong search process, there probably won't be news for quite some time (11/19) - Does anyone know/remember/can backtrack to how long it took last time (when they hired Doug) for the long shortlist to be formed? (11/19)
  • 12/7 Does anyone have an inkling whether anything will be decided before the holidays?
  • 12/7 This seems to be one of many slow searches with early due dates. I thought b/c they had all info up front, including letters, that they would be able to move more quickly...makes you wonder a bit...
  • 12-18 When I interviewed there in 2009/2010 I submitted an application in October and was asked to interview in late late January with a visit scheduled for mid-Feb. **On offer was made to Doug in March (I think, I can't remember the exact day/month).  - Wow. Good to know!
  • 1/22 - Email saying they are no longer considering my application. (x2)
  • 1/24 - request for interview (x2)
  • --> Q: by mail or phone? (wondering because there is neither a rejection nor a request for me until now)...Me also (no rejection/no contact). (x5)
  • --> A: personal email
  • Only 2 interviewees?  Wonder if more are yet to be decided.
  • I would guess everyone that was invited for an interview already received their invite. There are many people on the job market that don't use this wiki or read it but do not post info. - I agree. In the past, CUNY schools have interviewed 5 people for various positions, which may or may not be the case this time. I would think most schools interview 3 candidates. I haven't received a rejection e-mail or an interview request either, and even though it's possible there's some sort of a contingency list, the safest bet is that this means "no". (Update 3/22: two months later I finally got a rejection e-mail, so "no" was the right hunch.) -- did the email indicate that they had made an offer? A: Nope, it just said that the screening process is now in its final stages and that my application is no longer considered. I wouldn't be surprised if that's the same e-mail sent to other applicants two months ago. Just reminds me why I love this wiki so much! Thanks to everyone for contributing, honestly.
  • The position has been filled.


Bryn Mawr College (Nov. 1)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, beginning tenure-track Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology beginning July 1, 2013. Ph.D. in hand is required at the time of appointment. We seek a teacher-scholar broadly trained in the major subfields of anthropology to join our four-field department. Preferred topical areas of specialization include human evolution, human biology and adaptation, forensic anthropology, or bioarchaeology, but other areas will be considered. Ability to include undergraduates in ongoing research is welcome. Teaching responsibilities will include a lower level introductory course and lab plus elective courses in the successful candidate's specialties.

Applicants should send by November 1, 2012 a CV, letter outlining research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for three referees. Send application materials in a single PDF file (electronic submissions only, subject line should read "Biological Anthropology Search") to: anthropology_search@brynmawr.edu. Preliminary interviews will be held November 15-17, 2012 during the AAA meeting in San Francisco.

  • Does anyone know if they are expanding the department or is the person they have leaving?
  • 9/26: I assume that this is to replace Denise Su who took a new position.
  • 10/11: Does anyone know the teaching load here? Or how much substantial the startup might be?
  • 10/13: Not exactly sure, but in terms of effort I think that teaching and research are about equal.
  • 11/2: E-mail acknowledging application has been received and is being reviewed. (x9)
  • 11/6: One of my references received an email asking for a letter and the email says that they have narrowed the field to a shortlist of candidates (x8)
  • Has anyone heard about the preliminary interviews in SanFran mentioned in the ad? I wasn't planning on attending the AAAs but was just informed by a ref that letters have been requested. Haven't actually heard from BM.
  • I was just about to ask that! Same here. I'm guessing this is now a "long short list".
  • Did anyone else apply and NOT receive an email confirmation? I realized today that I never got one, called the department, and was told that my application was not received (I emailed it Oct. 21 and didn't get a bounce-back or anything) and that although I should re-send it, it would likely not be considered at this point as they have formed their short list.
  • 11/7 I heard from one of my letter writers that zhe had been contacted on my behalf. Then today, I got a phone call from the department. The committee wanted to schedule a meeting at AAAs, but since I'm not going, zhe said we could schedule a Skype interview after the meetings. It sounds like there's still a rather long list, but they are planning to meet/speak with everyone on it in order to make a short list for campus interviews. (x3)
  • 11/9: Same as above, only I got an e-mail (x3)
  • 11-15 Ditto above but I also had a phone call and email.
  • 11/13: Out of curiosity, have they scheduled anyone's preliminary interview yet? Also, for those of you who were contacted by e-mail, did you receive a follow-up if/when you replied? Thanks.
  • 11/14: Was told verbally that they would schedule interviews next week for after the Thanksgiving holiday break, but I only got a telephone call, no email.
  • 11/17: I was contacted by email (only) on Nov. 9 and responded the same day saying I would not be at the AAAs but would be happy to do the conference call. Have yet to hear back. - Same here. I was a bit worried about not being at the AAAs being seen as a no-no, but it doesn't look like many candidates were planning to attend.
  • 11/20 - just got an email asking to send relevant publications and syllabi (I had already heard from them about scheduling an interview at AAAs, said I wasn't going, and they said we would schedule a phone interview for after Thanksgiving but I haven't heard back again to actually schedule the interview) (x7)
  • 11/21 - I have no actual evidence for this, but I'm wondering if maybe nobody was at the AAAs and they are using the publications and syllabi to narrow the field a little bit before they actually schedule the phone interviews? - I think it's certainly possible, though I don't have any evidence for that either. :)
  • 11/27- scheduled conference call (x5) - May I ask if you were asked for syllabi and publications before they scheduled the calls? - yes and you? - I was asked for syllabi and publications, and was told a couple of weeks ago that they'd schedule a phone interview, but that hasn't happened yet. Thanks for the info! (Update 11/28: got an e-mail and scheduled a phone interview.)
  • 11/27 - I was asked for publications and syllabi but haven't heard back from the department yet. May I ask whether those who have been scheduled for a conference call were contacted by phone or email?
  • 11/28 - in reply to above--email requesting phone interview and offering suggested times.
  • 11/28 - I called the administrator to schedule the interview, and it looks like there could be 5-6 people in that conference call, including an emeritus professor from another department. May I ask if the setup is similar across the board?
  • 11-28-I was given 2 names specifically and told there could be other members of the search committee on the call. I assume that, given the times throughout the day, not everyone could be at every call...
  • 11/28 - my email said sorry for the short notice but that was the only time the "search committee" could get together for the "conference calls", it wasn't more specific about exactly who would be on the call
  • 12/7 - at the end of my interview I was told the search committee will decide on the 3-4 candidates for campus visits in the next couple of weeks; the visits would take place in late January (I'm guessing after Winter Break). (x3)
  • 12/14- heard a rumor that they have contacted people for January interviews. Anyone here been contacted?  - A: I haven't heard anything back yet one way or another. A: I haven't heard but they did tell me after my phone interview that they would make the decision by last week so the rumour might be true... A: I was told they'd decide in the next couple of weeks, but who knows. How well-substantiated is that rumor? A: I haven't been contact yet either -- so that makes 5 people who haven't been contacted as of 12/15? A: I posted twice, so I'm guessing the MNI is actually 4 (so far). During this process we've been very good at keeping this updated with any and all developments in almost real time, so hopefully that was just a rumor (or all of us Wiki users had bad luck this time around). Q: Would the person who heard the rumor be comfortable giving more information? A: This is my first time posting but I figured I'd stop being a freeloader. I seriously doubt this rumor is true. I was told that the decision about on-campus interviews would be made by the end of the month. I have also not been contacted. A: Thanks for posting, Former Freeloader! :) I guess there's nothing we can do but wait and see what happens this week. I'll make sure I update this page as soon as I hear anything, and I imagine everyone else will be just as prompt as they have been over the past month or so. -- (12/18) Ditto on above, no response from them (sorry was late at checking this week). 
  • 12/18: I just got a call inviting me to an on-campus interview.  However, I declined because I got another offer this morning, and was hours away from calling them to remove myself from consideration (big week).  Good luck, everyone!
  • 12/19: (Thanks and congrats to the poster above, that is a big week!) I was just invited for a campus visit at the end of January or beginning of February (x2). They said a total of about 160 candidates applied, and they have 3-4 visiting.
  • 1/7: Campus interview scheduled (x2)
  • 2/11: Offer made
  • 2/19: Offer accepted


California State University Dominguez Hills (Dec. 1, 2012)Edit

The Department of Anthropology, CSUDH, seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in biological anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2013. The candidate's research interests may be in any area of biological anthropology that complements current program strengths in archaeology and or sociocultural anthropology. We seek an individual whose research interest with living human populations complements our program's emphasis in the interactions between humans and their environments. The individual would be expected to develop new courses in biological anthropology including a lab course that would incorporate genetics, human variation, primatology and human evolution.

Review of applications, consisting of a current CV, cover letter and a list of 3 references will begin December 1, 2012. Applications should be submitted online at the following link: http://www.csudh.edu/employment/

Questions regarding the position and application process should be directed to:

Dr. Susan Needham, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, CSU Dominguez Hills, 1000 Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747, 310-243-3485, sneedham@csudh.edu

PLEASE NOTE: The search committee has scheduled times in the Placement Center at the AAA November meeting in San Francisco and will be available to talk with interested candidates about the position.


  • noticed that they re-posted and/or edited this job yesterday on AAA, the only difference I can tell is now it has a sentence in there about preference given to people who can do/are doing research in Southern California. wondering if they already have someone in mind for this...
  • (12-5)- request for additional materials (x7)
  • Wow -- that was quick. Wonder if they'll have a candidate nailed down before we see any signs of life from UCSD.
  • 1/8/13 - Invited for a campus interview. 
  • Are campus interviews over? How many were invited? Any news on if they made an offer? I sent more materials in December, but have not heard anything.
  • 1/28 - I haven't heard anything either. I sent in more materials as well, but was not asked to interview.
  • 2/15 - Was told they are interviewing four people and it's ongoing through February. 
  • 3/17- Any word? Any offer? -- same boat, I've heard nothing 
  • 4/5/13 - An offer was made and accepted


Colorado State University (Oct. 1)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Anthropology (subdiscipline: biological). This is an entry-level, tenure-track position with a nine-month appointment, beginning August 15, 2013. The successful candidate’s research and teaching will enhance two of our existing thematic specializations, Humans and the Environment and Professional Methods and Techniques. In addition, the successful candidate will specialize in methods used to address questions concerning hominin evolution and adaptation.

http://anthropology.colostate.edu/pdf/BioJobDesc..pdf

  • Received confirmation of application + EOE statement (Oct.2) (x5)
  • Did you get them by email or snail mail? I haven't got one yet, although that may be because my application was sent (with a 1 Oct postmark required) from Not-NorthAmerica (TM).
  • By email.
  • Request for letters of reference and phone interview (10/19) (x3)
  • Judging by the Doodle scheduler for the phone interviews, there are at least 16 18 current candidates.
  • Wow that's a lot! Even for phone interviews that seems like a really long list.
  • I imagine that the doodle also included the faculty that were present at the meeting--I doubt there were >12 candidates.
  • 11/12: email stating that my application is no longer being considered (x6)
  • Did a phone interview on 10/29. As of 11/17 haven't heard back yet (x3)
  • short listed and campus interview scheduled
  • 12/20 any updates on this search?
  • 1/31 From what I've heard, they've filled the position.


Dartmouth College, Neukom Fellows (Dec. 1, 2012)Edit

Neukom Fellows 2013-2014

Neukom Fellows are interdisciplinary positions for recent Ph.D.s whose research interests cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, but has some computational component, whether it be a framing concept for intellectual exploration or an explicit component of the work that is pursued. The successful candidate should have a history of collaborative work across disciplines, but still show good evidence of independence and initiative. The Fellowships are two- to three-year appointments, with the third year extension considered upon request after a review early in the second year. Neukom Fellows will be mentored by faculty in two departments at Dartmouth College, take up residence in one department, and will teach one seminar course each year on a subject of their interest. Beyond that there are no additional duties. Neukom Fellow stipends are $60,000 for 2013-2014. Additional funds are available for equipment, travel, and research materials.

See http://www.dartmouth.edu/~neukom/programs/ for additional information.


DePaul University (Feb. 3, 2013)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at DePaul University seeks a broadly trained biological anthropologist for a tenure-track position as assistant professor beginning in September 2013. DePaul's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is committed to maintaining a diverse faculty. Candidates of color are especially encouraged to apply. DePaul strongly supports its faculty in the development of research opportunities. The successful candidate will show a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching. Candidates’ teaching and research should be congruent with DePaul’s mission to educate a diverse, urban student body as well as our departmental focus on service learning and applied practice. The candidate should be prepared to teach courses in the College’s general education program, and major courses in biological anthropology. Teaching should demonstrate a commitment to innovative and experiential pedagogies. Preference will be given to candidates with experience developing and teaching lab and field-based courses. We are open to considering all specialties, but preference will be given to those who have additional experience with bio-archaeology. Initial interviews will be conducted by online video chat. Department website: http://las.depaul.edu/ant/. Please visit the following URL to electronically submit a cover letter, C.V., and statement of teaching philosophy: http://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51000. The deadline for applications is February 3, 2013.

AAPA job ad

2/15 Rejection email (x8)

2/15-request for skype interview by early March (x3)

2/20-just curious-- are all the folks who made the first cut bioarch? yep.

2/25-I have done work in bioarch but am not entirely bioarch...

3/14-request for campus interview (x2)

5/16-Kindly worded snail mail rejection dated 5/7. The position was filled.


Duke University - VAP (Jan 15, 2013) Edit

The Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University is seeking applications for a Visiting Assistant Professorship in any one or combination of the following areas: 1) primate behavior, ecology and conservation and/or human behavioral ecology and 2) human and primate anatomy and/or human variation. The ability to teach both introductory and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area(s) is required and candidates should be prepared to teach Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology. Opportunities for professional research development include anatomical collections, fossil collections, laboratory facilities, a microCT facility, and SEM facility. Applicants may also find research opportunities available through the Duke Lemur Center, the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Center for Tropical Conservation, and the Duke Population Research Institute. The candidate should have a PhD in biological anthropology or a related area (for those nearing completion of a PhD, degree must be completed no later than June 2013). The position is for one year with renewal possible contingent on satisfactory performance, budgetary constraints, and need. Applicants should submit a letter of interest summarizing teaching experience and research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to our job posting (Duke-Evolutionary Anthropology-VAP #2455 at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org.  No paper applications will be accepted unless specifically solicited. Questions may be directed to jones079@duke.edu.

Screening of applications will begin on January 15th and will continue until position is filled. Interviews, if needed, may occur on campus or at professional meetings. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer.

(2/3) Any word?

2/4-no word, not even confirmation

2/12 - notified that I'm on the short-list (x3)

2/25 - Invited for interview in late March (x2)

Just curious those on the shortlist are you anatomy or primate behavior? (2/27 primate behavior x2; 3/1 mostly primate behavior, but also anatomy experience x1) Thanks for the answer, I'm anatomy and didn't make the short -list

3/28 - Offer made and accepted.


East Carolina University (January 14, 2013) Edit

East Carolina University (ECU) seeks a biological anthropologist for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 12, 2013. Specialization is open, but preference is for individuals focusing on human biological variation, evolutionary anthropology, or population/behavioral biology. The candidate's research should complement the biological and medical anthropologists in the department. A Ph.D. is required. The successful candidate will teach general anthropology, introduction to biological anthropology (both lecture and laboratory), and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialty. Applicants should demonstrate the potential for research and publication, and have had experience securing extramural funding. Appropriate service to the university, community, and profession is expected. The department has 16 anthropologists and offers the BA and MA degrees.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD from an appropriately accredited institution required.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current references online at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu. Questions may be sent to Dr. Megan A. Perry, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Flanagan 231, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353 (perrym@ecu.edu).

Screening begins January 14, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Official transcript is required at the time of employment.

  • Received a snail mailed letter simply reiterating that they're gonna start lookin' at apps in January and that they hope to do on-campus interviews in February.  Signed letter, a nice touch! (x 4)
  • Invited for Skype interview (1/27/13) X2
  • Invited for on-campus interview (2/8)
  • 2/14 Rejection by snail mail. (x4)
  • Offer made and accepted (3/6/2013)


Eastern Michigan University (Oct. 15, 2012) Edit

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at Eastern has posted an open position with a focus on physical anthropology. A Ph.D. in anthropology at the time of signing the contract as well as teaching and research experience in physical anthropology are required. The preferred candidate will expand our physical anthropology course offerings while complementing current faculty strengths in archaeology and/or cultural anthropology. International and/or applied research expertise as well as grant acquisition abilities are added assets.

Applicants must have a strong instructional and research record, and be prepared to teach undergraduate courses of various size and type, from introductory to culminating and from experiential to theoretical. The position also demands student mentoring, departmental service, and an active research agenda.

https://www.emujobs.com/postings/11211

  • 10/9 Email confirmation that application was recieved
  • 11/5 Email received requesting additional information (x3)
  • 11/15 on campus interview scheduled for early December (x2)
  • 12/18 offer made & respectfully declined
  • 1/5 received notification that a candidate had been selected and submitted a signed contract
  • can someone move this one down to the closed searches section since it won't seem to let me do that as a user? 


Emory University (Nov. 15, 2012) Edit

EMORY UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in Biological Anthropology. We seek a scientifically-oriented anthropologist who specializes in human or great ape behavioral ecology. The ideal candidate will have a field-orientation, an established field site, or strengths in computational modeling. Candidates must have a strong research record, be committed to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and be willing to engage in cross-disciplinary dialogue. Candidates must also be able and willing to teach an introductory course in biological anthropology. The department strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minorities. Please send CV, description of current and future research, teaching philosophy and names of four references to:

AnthroFacultySrch@emory.edu

http://physanth.org/jobs/emory-university-biological-anthropologist

  • Has anyone had their application acknowledged? (11/19)
  • No acknowledgement (11/21)
  • rec letters requested, applications to be reviewed december 10 (11/26) x4
  • campus visit scheduled (12/17) x2
  • 4/18 heard at AAPAs from people in the department that the hire has been made.

George Mason University (Review of applications begins November 5, 2012)Edit

George Mason University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology announces a Tenure-Track/Tenured opening for a mid-level Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor of Anthropology, specializing in the bioarchaeology of the New World, beginning in the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year.

We seek a New World bioarcheologist specializing in forensics and human osteology, with regional and topical interests that complement the interests and specializations of the department. Experience in establishing and running an archaeology lab on campus is strongly desired. We also seek a candidate with an ongoing field/research project who is able and/or has experience providing training to students in a lab setting. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a successful research, publication and funding trajectory. They should also be outstanding in both large and small classroom teaching settings. The successful candidate must be competent to teach introductory and advanced courses in forensics/osteology, archaeology, physical anthropology, and in his/her specific areas of interest. 


George Mason University’s undergraduate program includes offerings in all four fields of anthropology with many opportunities for collaboration across sub-disciplines. Our graduate program offers a master’s degree with emphasis upon advanced training in sociocultural anthropology; culture, health and bioethics; and transnational and global issues. Candidates will also have the opportunity to teach in the graduate program.

The teaching load for this position is 2/2. The successful candidate must have teaching experience in forensics, or demonstrable training in that area. Women and minority candidates are especially urged to apply. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8612z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three persons whom we may contact for letters of reference. Any questions should be directed to Dr. Andrew Bickford, Chair, Bioarchaeology Search Committee, at: ABICKFO1@GMU.EDU or 703-993-1424. Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2012. George Mason is located in Fairfax, VA, about 30 minutes from Washington D.C.

  • Email confirmation of application (10-27) x2
  • 11/28-one of my friends who applied received a request for more information a few weeks ago (I didn't apply so this isn't first-hand knowledge).
  • 12/21-one of my colleagues was invited to interview
  • an offer was made and accepted


The George Washington University (postdoc)  (March 25, 2013)Edit

The successful candidate will participate in research in the laboratories of the Center for Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology (CASHP). This is an opportunity to work with a team of human evolutionary biology researchers including current departmental faculty as well as CASHP-affiliated faculty at the Smithsonian Institution and Carnegie Institution. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated their ability to to conduct and publish their research, have relevant teaching experience and who have completed their PhD.

This is a one year limited term appointment which may be extended at the discretion of the department contingent on the availability of funding. In addition to the application, the applicant should include a cover letter with a brief proposal describing the research you intend to perform while funded by CASHP. The cover letter should clearly state how your proposal and past research relate to the goals and interests of CASHP. The application should also include a CV and three names of individuals who can be contacted for letters of reference.

AAPA job ad: http://physanth.org/jobs/george-washington-university-research-associate-position-in-hominid-paleobiology

GWU HR job listing: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/14126

4/6 Anyone hear anything?

4/11 short-listed and interviewing at AAPA; I am one of four candidates

5/2 offer made and accepted


Grand Valley State (Oct. 31, 2012)Edit

The Department of Biomedical Sciences continues to grow and is recruiting for a new tenure track position to join our 25 member faculty for Fall of 2013. Grand Valley State University is a comprehensive state-supported university of 24,000+ students with a commitment to undergraduate education. We seek faculty who are committed to excellence in both classroom teaching and collaborative student research. Ph.D. in anatomy or related field by time of appointment strongly preferred; ABD considered for appointment at Instructor rank. Post-doctoral experience is desirable. Assistant Professor- Anatomy Individual must be able to teach introductory and advanced human anatomy courses and their associated human cadaver laboratories. Additional experience in related areas of anatomy is desirable. Interested candidates should apply online only at www.gvsujobs.org Include a letter of intent discussing your teaching philosophy and experiences along with a statement of research interests, a current Curriculum Vita, scanned copies of your graduate transcripts and the contact information of three references. If you have questions about applying online or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Email questions about the position to: Tim Strickler; Search chair (stricklt@gvsu.edu). Review process will begin on October 31, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Link to job ad

  • 10/3: For what it's worth, there appear to be several physical anthropologists in this department.
  • 10/27: Some more info about the job: 3/3 teaching load, start up funds available, and there maybe research space. Currently, a new science building is being constructed.
  • 10/27: References contacted and asked to submit letters
  • 11/1: Invite for on-campus interview
  • An offer has been extended and accepted.


Johns Hopkins University - Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Feb 1, 2013)Edit

The Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship, to begin July 1, 2013. The initial term of appointment is for one year, with a possible extension for a second year. Responsibilities will include participation in teaching of Human Anatomy to medical students and an undergraduate anatomy course, as well as giving a graduate seminar on a topic of one’s choice.Research opportunities in several areas of functional anatomy are also available (see: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/fae/fae.html). Experience in anatomy teaching is essential. A letter of application, CV, and the names of three referees should be e-mailed to Dr. Chris Ruff at the following address: cbruff@jhmi.edu.The deadline for applications is February 1, 2013.

Equal Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status in any student program or activity administered by the university or with regard to admission or employment.

2/26- rejection email. Did anyone on here make the short-list? If so, do you have a bias as to which faculty member you would work with? 

2/28-  Letters were requested from my referees, but I was not contacted directly.

3/4- Received email confirming short-list, contact of refs, and would hear again at the end of March.

3/4- Just curious if you don't mind my asking- are your research interests biased towards one faculty member more than another? 

3/22 - Rejection email. They've made an offer and the candidate accepted.

Mercer University School of Medicine (no date provided)Edit

Mercer University School of Medicine, Division of Basic Medical Sciences, invites applications for a salaried, twelve-month, tenure-track position in Human Gross Anatomy at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in medical education, will teach systems-based humananatomy utilizing cadaver dissection and prosection and will have the opportunity to pursue scholarly activity. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree from an accredited college/university. Preference will be given to individuals with demonstrated dissection-basedhuman gross anatomy training and medical student teaching experience.

Mercer University School of Medicine Macon campus is located one hour southeast of Atlanta and is a community-based medical school with approximately 350 full- and part-time teaching faculty and 240 medical students. The School's mission is to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia.

Interested applicants will need to complete the brief online application (https://www.mercerjobs.com) and attach the following: 1) summary of teaching experience, including a statement of teaching goals and objectives, 2) current curriculum vitae and 3) names and contact information for three references.

  • Candidate selected (05-15-2013)

Northern Kentucky University (December 1, 2012)Edit

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology beginning August 2013. Research interests are open, but candidates should be prepared to teach introduction to physical anthropology, physical anthropology lab, human osteology, world prehistory, and introduction to cultural anthropology. In addition, candidates must be able to develop upper-division courses in one or more of these areas: medical anthropology, human evolution, primate behavior, and forensic anthropology. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand, evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, a current research project, professional papers and/or publications in hand, success in writing grants, willingness to involve undergraduate students in research, and willingness to participate in civic engagement. Salary competitive. Department representatives will be available at the AAA meetings in San Francisco to meet informally with candidates (email anthropology@nku.edu to schedule a meeting). Applications should include a cover letter, current vita, and names and email addresses of at least three references. Submit application online at https://jobs.nku.edu/. Letters of recommendation will be requested upon narrowing the candidate pool. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. For more information, visit http://anthropology.nku.edu/. AAPA job post

  • For what it's worth, Highland Heights is just outside of Cincinnati.
  • 11/4: request for interview @ AAA's (x3-- 11/11)
  • 11/7: email confirmation of application
  • They requested an interview before the review of applications is supposed to begin? Did the application deadline get changed.
  • The original ad stated they would be doing 'meetings' at AAA, despite that the conference is before the deadline to submit. The email I got insisted that this was an informational meeting and not an interview. As such, did anyone who has applied for this job so far NOT get an invitation to meet at the AAA? I'm sorry if this question is negative, but it would be nice to know if this meeting is just a courtesy to applicants or whether they are actually interested. (11/11)
  • 12/18: Invited for Skype interview and additional materials requested (x6)
  • 12/18: Rejection email
  • 12/19: Has anyone besides me not heard from NKU?
  • 12/19 I have also heard nothing form NKU (x4). I wonder what that means?
  • 12/20 Probably that we slipped through the cracks at some point. Or maybe it was just a glitch and we got left off a mass email by mistake.
  • 12/21: In an optimistic perspective, perhaps we are still under consideration and they did not want to reject us outright. Keep hope alive :)
  • 12/22: Does that ever happen? - Did you check your spam folder? - Yes.
  • 1/14: My former PhD supervisor says that on several job search committees she has been on, they have kept a separate "back-up" pile in case the first chosen group does not work out
  • 11/14: I am a search committee right now that is doing exactly that: 8 for phone interview and 8 for back-up.
  • 1/14: Thanks for sharing that information.
  • 1/15: They actually said that (more or less) in my phone interview--if they can't put together a short list from that group, they will go back to the applicant pool. So, there does appear to be a "purgatory" list for this search.
  • 1/16: Anyone know how many people were in the Skype/phone interview group? I'm wondering what my chances are of making it out of purgatory...
  • 1/17: I don't know about that, but they did say that they'd form their short list within three weeks (and that was a week ago).
  • 1/24: Invited for a campus visit in early Feb. (x 2)
  • 1/26: Got my email confirmation that I am in purgatory today; 9 candidates were Skype interviewed (not including me), 3 were invited for on campus interviews, but "we reserve the opportunity to contact you in the near future should the need arise." (x 5)
  • 2/19: Offer extended and accepted
  • 3/4: Email that the position has now been filled (x2).

Purdue University - VAP (May 15, 2013)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Purdue University seeks applicants for a one academic year Visiting Assistant Professor position in biological or bio-cultural anthropology beginning August 2013. A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required at the time of appointment. Teaching load is three undergraduate courses per semester, including Culture Food and Health, with additional courses to be determined. Teaching and research experience in one or more of the following areas are desirable: introduction to biological anthropology, global health, human biology, biological basis of human social behavior, human evolution, primate behavior and archaeology. Purdue is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  Participation in departmental and university activities is also welcome. 
Please send a letter of application that includes an explanation of your research and teaching experience, a CV, the names of three referees, and sample syllabi of courses taught/planned.  Application materials should be sent by May 15 to: Brenda Gunion, Assistant to the Head, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 West State Street Rm 219, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059; or e-mail them to gunion@purdue.edu

Purdue University is a large land-grant University, enrolling approximately 40,000 students per year.  The West Lafayette campus is the main campus for Purdue, conveniently located on the Wabash River between Chicago and Indianapolis.  Purdue's Department of Anthropology is located within The College of Liberal Arts and offers BA, MS and PhD degrees (http://www.cla.purdue.edu/anthropology).  The department reaches outward to collaborate with other programs including Women's Studies, American Studies and African-American Studies within Liberal Arts and to broader interdisciplinary centers and initiatives across campus including Discovery Park, The Center for the Environment, the Center for Aging and the Life Course, and the Center for Ingestive Behavior.

AAPA job ad

5/15-Email confirmation of application x 2

5/22 - Scheduled Skype interview

6/12 - Offer made and accepted.


Queens College, CUNY (December 25, 2012)Edit

The Department of Anthropology seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, specializing in human biology. Beginning Fall 2013, the successful candidate is expected to teach courses including introductory biological anthropology, an intermediate level course emphasizing micro- and macroevolution, human variation, and courses in her/his own research area. The Department emphasizes an integrated four-field approach to anthropology and is associated with the CUNY PhD Program in Anthropology. The Department of Anthropology has 16 full time faculty, 175 majors in the BA program, and an enrollment of 2,500 undergraduate students in anthropology courses every semester. The faculty is unionized, and CUNY offers an excellent benefits package.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD is required at time of appointment. Demonstrated excellence in research and undergraduate teaching are required. Preference is for research in human adaptation, demography, growth and development, nutrition, health and disease, or for the use of genetics as a tool to explore human adaptation. Applicants should have research interests that complement those of the current faculty (see departmental website at http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/ANTHRO/).

COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY [please contact Kate Pechenkina: pechenkina@yahoo.com, if you run into any problems with our on-line application system]. If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow the instructions below: - Go to www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment" - Click "Search job listings" - Click on "More options to search for CUNY jobs" - Search by Job Opening ID number (6644) - Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions for creating a user account.

Please note that candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, and a CV as one document in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format. **Please use a simple name for the document that you upload, for example, JDoeCV. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system. Arrange for three letters of recommendation, selected publications, and documents supporting teaching excellence to be sent to: Biological Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367.

Visit the CUNY website to Apply!

AAPA job posting

Q: does anybody know if the letters of recommendation and other additional material should be send directly or if the would request them when they start reviewing the applications?

A: The way I'm reading this, they want all this info from the outset. I could be wrong, though.

A: 12-2 I asked and the HR dept requires physical copies of materials up front. - Thanks for checking!

  • 12/10: Just FYI, the CUNY online application system says that January 2, 2013 is the closing date.
  • 01/23: Email asking for additional material and recommendations (which I didn't supply up front) (x2) Q: May I ask, anything other than publications and "documents supporting teaching excellence"? A: no...only these materials plus the letters of reference that I forgot to sent up front. A: I got the same email. You are not alone in forgetting.
  • 1/25: Just to clarify -- do these requests mean that they have a long or short list? Or are they follow-ups for incomplete applications? A: no clue...but I think they are only follow-ups (x2).... - Agreed. It sounds like they're follow-ups, which is quite nice of them to do, I must say.
  • 1/28 I received an email on the 22nd asking for a missing letter. My impression is that they are making sure files are complete for review, which is really nice since some of us obviously didn't have complete files as instructed!
  • 2/5-email request for interview (3x)
  • 2/19: rejection letter via snail mail
  • 4/5: Email confirmation that offer was made and accepted


St. Lawrence University (Nov. 7, 2012)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at St. Lawrence University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology, beginning August 2013. Qualified candidates will teach our required introductory course in Human Origins as well as upper-level research seminars in biological anthropology. Course load is three per semester; the particular array of remaining courses is open but should complement the offerings of a four-field anthropology department and take advantage of the department's extensive biological anthropology teaching collections. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand preferred. We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic and national perspectives to their scholarship and teaching. Strong evidence of desire and ability to teach in a small liberal arts college setting is essential.

To apply, please send a detailed cover letter that addresses teaching philosophy and desire to teach in a small, liberal arts college environment; CV; teaching evaluations; and names and addresses (including email contacts) of three references to: Shinu Abraham, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, 13617. Priority consideration will be given to applications received on or before November 7, 2012. Application materials may also be submitted electronically to sabraham@stlawu.edu.

Job posting

  • Received confirmation of application and EEO form via snail mail. 11/7. (x4)
  • 11/13 short(er?) list made, invited for Skype interview late November
  • 12/31 On campus interview scheduled for late Jan./early Feb.
  • 3/19 Word that offer was made and accepted (internal candidate, for what that's worth).

Simon Fraser University (August 1, 2012)Edit

The Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a three-year Limited Term Assistant Professor position (with possibility for renewal and/or opportunity to apply for the position if it is approved as a tenure-track position) specialising in bioanthropology or environmental archaeology, beginning 1 January 2013. We seek an individual with an established research programme in bioanthropology or environmental archaeology as well as proven ability to publish results and secure research funding. The bioanthropologist must have expertise in human osteology, with specialization in forensics preferred. The environmental archaeologist requires expertise in archaeological science or quantitative applications, with a focus on human-environmental interactions. Regional area of specialization is open. The successful applicant must demonstrate potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate level, including general archaeology courses as well as upper division courses in human osteology or environmental archaeology. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

Job posting

  • long listed (08/17/12) - letters of reference due by Sept 6 2012
  • short-listed (10/01/12)

3/14 - Since this job was supposed to start more than two months ago, I'm making an executive decision and moving it to Closed/Cancelled searches. There's a longer thread in Archaeology jobs indicating people interviewed in October and some received rejection letters in November, though it's unclear if the position was filled or not. If someone has more information, feel free to edit.

6/4 - This position has definitely been filled.

Skidmore College (Oct. 15, 2012)Edit

The Anthropology Program at Skidmore College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Biological Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level, to begin September 2013. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist able to integrate biocultural perspectives in teaching and research. The successful applicant will have topical and geographical interests that complement existing faculty expertise, with preference for a candidate with fieldwork experience among populations with a non-European heritage. The position requires teaching 5 courses per year, including an introductory course on the anthropology of the human past as well as upper-level courses focusing on the candidate’s geographic and topical interests, with a preference for courses on human variation, including race and racism, human evolution, biobases of human behavior, nutritional anthropology, or forensics. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how their qualifications and experiences will allow them to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

We are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Requirements: PhD at time of appointment, and applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. We also desire candidates with an interest in contributing to interdisciplinary programs.

Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Anthropological Association 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Job posting


  • More info requested (10-22): transcripts, one writing sample, 3 letters, course descriptions, course evals., sample syllabi (x6)
  • (11/6): Email inviting to interview at AAAs.(x4)
  • (11/19): Couldn't attend AAAs, so I got an email to schedule a skype interview for next Tuesday. (x4)
  • (12/14): Had second skype interview (x2)
  • anyone know about short-lists for this job? A: Don't know for sure, but I received a rejection email in late Dec after two Skype interviews.
  • (2/10): Four campus interviews completed.
  • (3/9): Offer made and accepted


Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (Nov. 1, 2012)Edit

SIU Carbondale invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biological Anthropology, Assistant Professor rank, beginning August 16, 2013. Applicants must have Ph.D. degree in Anthropology or related field at the time of application, an established record of excellence in research and teaching, as well as an active research program. Research specialty open, but those working on modern humans preferred; research should complement interests of a four-field oriented faculty.

Applicants must have ability to teach a lab-based introduction to biological anthropology, to contribute to a 4-field Anthropology program, to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and must have interest and competence in general anthropology. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) levels; pursuing research and scholarly publications; mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; and participating in regular department activities; teaching general four-field introduction to anthropology, introduction to biological anthropology, undergraduate/graduate topical courses in biological anthropology and graduate seminar (in candidate’s areas of interest).

Application deadline: November 1, 2012 or until filled. Send vita, letter detailing professional interests, research, and teaching experience, and names/addresses/e-mail addresses/phone/fax #s of four references to: Ulrich Reichard, Chair, Biological Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Mailcode 4502, SIU Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901 (email: ureich@siu.edu; phone 618-453-5052). SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Job posting

  • 10/30 Email from chair in confirmation of application (x5)
  • 11/14 Snail mail from chair with confirmation of application, and 'personnel data card' (x6)
  • 11/20 Email requesting letters of recommendation, sample pubs, and teaching information (x6)
  • 12/21: Any news anyone?- nope, nothing. I suspect if we haven't heard anything by now there won't be anything until after the holidays. - The last I heard was confirmation that my application was complete on 12/3 (email message from the chair -- and let me say that I am very, very impressed with this).
  • 1/22: On campus interview scheduled for last week in January.
  • 1/25: Do you mind if I ask when the interview was scheduled? I'm just curious if they contacted you this week or if it happened earlier and 1/22 was when you were able to post the update. A: The interview was scheduled on 1/22 for the following week (this coming week).
  • Jan 30: Anyone else being interviewed? I have yet to receive a "no thanks".
  • 2/27: request for a "phone screening" (which is apparently not the same as a phone interview) (x3).  They must have lost their first choice.
  • March 2013: On-campus interview scheduled. Decisions should be made by early April.
  • 27 March: Offer made
  • Was the offer accepted?
  • May 1: Offer made.
  • May 16: Offer accepted.


Southern Utah University (Dec 10, 2012)Edit

The Department of History, Sociology, & Anthropology at Southern Utah University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology with a specialization in Physical and/or Bio-Cultural Anthropology. The position will begin August 2013. Southern Utah University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin December 10th and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their teaching and research interests, a vita, a statement of teaching philosophy (accompanied by sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations), a statement of research interests, and the names of 3 references (including phone/fax/email contact information for each reference) at https://jobs.suu.edu/applicants/. Additional materials, such as sample publications, may later be requested of short-listed candidates. For questions or further information please contact Emily Dean, Dept. of History, Sociology, & Anthropology, at DeanE@suu.edu, or James McDonald, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at McDonaldJ@suu.edu.

  • Note: When I submitted, my references were sent automatic emails requesting them to upload letters of recommendation, despite that the job ad does not ask for them.
  • was told they are reviewing applications beginning January
  • 1/10- email stating that the search has been suspended. (x 5 - Hey, at least it wasn't a rejection email! :P)
    • Frankly, I'd rather have my application considered and rejected than know I wasted my time applying for a job that wasn't ever going to be filled!  :(  (x3 especially since they made us get letters of rec'd)
    • This jobs season is brutal. (x2)


Stony Brook University, SUNY (Oct. 18, 2012)Edit

As part of an interdepartmental initiative in Human Evolutionary Biology, Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning September 2013. The Department seeks a biostatistician with a strong anthropological focus. Applicants must have a PhD by starting date and a strong publication record. Please submit a cover letter stating research and teaching interests, CV, and three reference letters via Academic Jobs Online at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/1856 by Oct. 18, 2012. Questions about the search should be addressed to the Biostatistician Search Committee at anthropology@stonybrook.edu.

See AAPA Posting for further details

  • short-listed and campus visit scheduled (11/1)
  • 12/20: notified by email that the position was offered to someone else

University of Alabama at Birmingham (Dec 1, 2012)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Biological Anthropology. Candidates will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level beginning August, 2013. Candidates for this position should be broadly trained, and have a clearly defined research agenda and teaching philosophy. The ideal candidate will also have practical experience in biological anthropology. Experience in online and blended instruction is also a plus. Willingness to develop online courses and to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology is also a requirement. Candidates must have a PhD in hand at the time of hire. Salary is negotiable.

UAB is the premier comprehensive research university in Alabama, ranked as one of the top 15 research universities in the nation. Please contact the Search Committee Chair, Loretta Cormier if you have any questions about this position (phone 205-934-8701 or email lcormier@uab.edu ).

Applications should be received no later than December 1, 2012. Please submit a single pdf file containing the following documents: 1) a letter describing research, teaching interests, and teaching philosophy; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three references; 4) a teaching portfolio; 5) a copy of your graduate transcript with evidence of the terminal degree.

Please email your electronic application to: lcormier@uab.edu

HigherEd Jobs ad

  • 11/2: E-mail from search chair acknowledging application has been received, reiterated that committee will be at AAA for interviews.
  • 11/4: invited for interview @ AAA's (x2)
  • 3/31: I heard an offer was made and accepted.  Can anyone confirm?
  • 4/20: The offer was accepted.


University of Alaska Anchorage (Nov. 1, 2012)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology with a preference for bioarcheological and/or forensic anthropology specializations beginning August, 2013. This is a tenure-track position requiring teaching excellence, research, and service. The successful candidate will have PhD in hand by June 1, 2013.

The candidate should expect to teach general courses in anthropology (Intro to Anthropology or Rise of Civilization), in addition to offerings in biological anthropology (ex: Biological Anthropology, Modern Human Diversity, Human Evolution, Human Osteology, Paleopathology) and other specialty areas of their choosing. The candidate will also be expected to accept and guide graduate students through the MA program.

The review of applications will begin November 1, 2012; the position will close when an adequate pool of applications have been received.

Job posting

  • Any news here (12/11)?
  • Nothing here (12/11)
  • Request for phone interview (12/12) (x3)
  • Invited for in-person interview. To the person who posted this, when did you receive this and was it by email or snail mail (1/24)?
  • Campus interviews for candidates to take place in Feburary (1/28).
  • Offer extended (3/14).


University of Arkansas (Nov. 15, 2012) Edit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand, and a record of substantial funding and publication. Research areas include but are not limited to dental anatomy and evolution, and paleoanthropology. Research that crosses into the biomedical domain is preferred. This individual will contribute to our new BS degree program, and our other undergraduate and graduate programs. Salary and startup package will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Send cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Chair, Biological Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 330 Old Main, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 72701. Applications received by November 15, 2012 will receive full consideration.

Job posting

  • 11/20- has anyone gotten confirmation that their application was received? I mailed mine on the 12th but haven't heard a peep. 11/30 - I recieved a snail mail acknowledgement and EOP form on 11/26 (x3)
  • 11/20- Received Affirmative Action form via snail mail
  • 11/21 - Request for letters of recommendation (x7)
  • 1/13 - there was a note saying the search had been cancelled, which has now disappeared. Anyone know what's going on? -- Hope that was a mistake! I received an email from Southern Utah last week saying that their search had been canceled. Maybe the wires got crossed and that got posted under UArk by mistake?
  • 1/14 - It was a mistake! Sorry! -- [heart starts beating again]
  • 1/30 - Has anyone heard anything about this? I'm starting to wonder if maybe people have been invited for interviews but no one has posted about them here. 
  • 2/10-Four campus interviews completed.
  • 4/9 - Invitation to meet with the committee at the AAPA's. x2
  • Anyone know what happened with the earlier round of campus interviews? -- I heard that all senior people interviewed and ended up using the offfer(s) for leverage at other institutions
  • 4/17- Invitation for on-campus interview
  • 5/10- Offer made and accepted


University of California, Santa Cruz (Oct. 15, 2012) Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for a tenure-track position in physical anthropology at the level of assistant professor beginning July 1, 2013. Research area is open, although the department recognizes its need for expertise in several fields that resonate with the department's current strengths: bioarchaeology, multi-species anthropology, health and disease in living populations, and human migration.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Anthropology or closely related field, completed by July 1, 2013. The successful candidate must present strong evidence of research activity and demonstrated potential for university teaching.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2013, with academic year beginning September 2013.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. The following documents/materials are required for the application to be complete: letter of application, curriculum vitae, three dissertation or book chapters, names of three referees willing to write a letter of recommendation* if solicited later in the search process

Applicants are invited to submit any additional publications and an optional statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service.

Apply at recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00009 Refer to Position #JPF00009-13 in all correspondence

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012. To ensure full consideration, applications must be complete by this date. The search will remain open until the position is filled, but not later than 6/30/2014.


Question: Does anyone know why the ad specifically requests "three disseration or book chapters"? I assume that journal publications will work just as well, but just below that the ad states "Applicants are invited to submit any additional publications . . ." Confusing.

Yes. A little confusing, especially given that physical anthropologists often have papers. I think, it is a generic application procedure for a archaeology/cultural heavy department.

HigherEdJobs.com

  • Does anyone know who is on the search committee?
  • 10/8: Since no bioanths in dept, search committee includes archeologists, a cultural anthropologist, and someone from outside anthro that does comparative genomics.
  • 10/15: Am I correct in that this application requires the following: 1) Letter of application, 2) CV, 3) Writing examples (chapters and/or publications), 4) Names of referees, and 5) diversity statement. Are they not asking for a personal and or teaching statement??
  • A: yes, that is exactly what they requested....I am not really sure but I think the diversity statement comprises personal and teaching statement (but this "diversity statement"-thing is new to me)
  • Thanks! Its an odd applcation request, with diss chapters and no teaching statement.
  • 11/5: Does anyone know who the chair of the search committee is? And has anyone heard from these guys?
  • 11/5: Besides confirmation email, I did not get any news from them. 11/5: Same here. I'm hoping it means we all still get to keep hoping for a few more days...
  • 11/6: I heard that the committee is meeting right around now and trying to boil it down to a short list. They may also conduct interviews at AAA's
  • 11/7: Received email requesting further info (teaching evals etc.) and request to meet for "pre-interview" at the AAAs. (4x)
  • 11/9: Reference letters requested
  • 11/15 Had skype interview from AAAs.(5x)
  • Q: does anybody know how many (pre)interviews they conducted?
  • They told me they were interviewing 20 people.
  • 20?! Wow, that is a lot. Have all those chosen been notified?
  • 12/18 Has anyone heard any updates on this?
  • 12/17 Invited for campus interview (3x)
  • Q: did anybody ask how many people have been invited ?
  • 1/18: They are interviewing four people
  • 3/19 Any updates?
  • 3/21 I heard that an offer was made to a genetics person, but don't know how reliable that info is
  • 3/29 Confirmed with dept chair. Offer was made.


University of California, San Diego (Sept. 30, 2012) Edit

The Department of Anthropology within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (http://www.anthro.ucsd.edu/ ) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is seeking a biological anthropologist who specializes in evolutionary anthropology. We are seeking an energetic scholar with an active research program who can engage with our department as a whole for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2013. Successful candidates will be judged both on research accomplishments and potential for and demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity. For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/offices/partneropp/ . Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Application deadline is September 30, 2012. Applicants are asked to submit a CV, samples of their written work, a statement on their research and, under separate cover, three letters of reference. Applicants are also asked to submit a separate statement of their teaching. Applicants must also include a separate personal statement summarizing their contributions, or potential for contribution, to diversity and leadership.

AAA posting 

Does anyone know who is on the search committee?

10/8: Usually the entire search committee is not publicized - just the chair.

10/20: I sent a general inquiry and found out that the search committee chair is Guillermo Algaze.


  • 11/6: Has anyone heard anything about this position? 11/6: I haven't heard anything. Letters up front are annoying because you have to get them organized, but they're also annoying because there's no information until they actually schedule interviews!
  • 11/7: I heard they're reviewing applications this week
  • 11/6: Still no news?
  • 11/18: No news here...(x10)
  • 12/7: Still no news (x7) - Note: Pretty amazing that it has been more than 2 months now.
  • 12/12: Notified (via phone call from chair) that I am on the short list, interview scheduled for Jan  (x3)
  • 1/20: Short list interview complete - heard they are interviewing 4 candidates
  • 2/6: All interviews completed
  • 2/9: Q: has anyone been made an offer? (I interviewed, haven't heard anything.)(X3) - if the last interview was finished 2/6 I imagine it would be at least another week before anyone heard anything ? - They are bringing out a 5th candidate to interview in late Feb.
  • (I know we want to keep this information concise, but just a quick thank you to everyone for sharing, makes this process easier.)(X2)
  • Well, this looks pretty grim for those of us who interviewed then, if they're bringing out an additional candidate.
  • Agreed - it was a broad search announcement and seemed like the department was divided on what sort of direction they want to go next. I wouldn't give up hope yet - seems like they are just putting a lot of thought into trying to make a good hire since they waited so long for this line. Good luck to everyone!
  • Word is they are having their faculty meeting on Monday, March 4th to decide
  • 3/5: Email received this morning indicating that they have decided to hire.... nobody. 
  • 3/6: OMFG (x3!)
  • Take heart candidates.  You were all great, but the department couldn't agree and there were problems from above as well.  I hope all of you get good offers elsewhere!
  • Email from search committee chair suggesting that the position may be re-posted again next year. 


University of Central Arkansas - VAPEdit

ARKANSAS, CONWAY 72035. The University of Central Arkansas, Department of Sociology, seeks a broadly trained anthropologist with expertise and teaching experience for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in archaeology and/or biological anthropology, beginning August 2013. The duration of the position may be extended, contingent upon funding. The ideal candidate should be prepared to teach courses in the Archaeology of North America, Biological Anthropology, a four-field Introduction to Anthropology, and other upper division courses in their region(s) of specialization. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application. The department offers a major and minor in sociology and a minor in anthropology. Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas is an accredited state institution with an enrollment of approximately 11,000 students and a faculty of more than 400. Conway, a community of over 55,000, has three colleges and universities, and is located thirty miles north of Little Rock, the state capital. UCA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and full contact information for three current references. Apply to: Dr. John Toth, Chair, Department of Sociology, Irby Hall 306, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, AR 72035. Forward questions to: jtoth@uca.edu

5/14 -- Rejection email stating that the "position has been filled"


University of Chicago (immediately, or before Oct. 1, 2012) Edit

The Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago invites applications for an open tenure track first term or second term assistant professor position. The department is an interdisciplinary unit that studies the individual in context. Its members include cultural anthropologists, behavioral biologists, psychologists and sociologists. The successful candidate will have an innovative research agenda, which both complements and expands existing departmental strengths, demonstrated productivity and teaching talent. We particularly seek scholars whose research connects with more than one area of expertise within the department.Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website. Application documents must be submitted online at http://tinyurl.com/7cvqpee. Applicants are required to upload 1) a cover letter 2) a current curriculum vitae and 3) the names and contact information of three referees.

Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2012. The application process will continue until the position is filled or until the application deadline of October 1, 2012.

The position will begin on July 1, 2013.

Job ad

  • Has anyone heard back from these guys? (09/26)
  • Yes, I just heard that I am on the "long short list" (10/3)
  • I guess the silence then means I'm not. Congrats and good luck! (10/4)
  • Notified that I am on the short list (10/13)
  • For the person notified that he/she was on the short list, when and how did you hear? And what else, if anything, was said? Thanks! (10/16)
  • I heard via email on 10/13, and then talked to the chair of the search on 10/14. Not much else said other than scheduling the campus visit (10/22)
  • Notified that an offer has been extended (to someone else, 11/9)
  • 12/17: Notified by email that they had over 280 applicants and moved forward with what they "feel was a strategic hire for the department" 
  • I heard from a grad student in the dept that the search committee was divided on whether they wanted sociologist or a bioanthropologist, but they went with a soc person. They may be opening another position next year.

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (Oct. 22, 2012) Edit

We seek a scholar with a research focus on contemporary human populations and/or applied human biological research. Teaching responsibilities will include a core introductory course in biological anthropology, upper division courses in areas of expertise, and also a four-field senior level capstone seminar (taught in rotation with other department faculty).

The UCCS Department of Anthropology offers a strong four-field undergraduate curriculum with a developing emphasis on applied anthropology in both teaching and research. There is currently no graduate program, and faculty typically involve undergraduates in their research and publication. This will be the sixth tenure-track position in the department. Teaching load is typically five courses per year.

Applications should include a current curriculum vita, cover letter describing research and teaching experience and interests, and the names of at least three references. Applicants must have completed the PhD by the time of hire. Applications should be sent in MS Word format by email or post to Thomas Wynn (twynn@uccs.edu), Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO, 80918. Priority will be given to applications received by October 22, 2012.

Job posting

  • 10/12: Application acknowledgment (email) (x3)
  • 12/5: Request for additional materials
  • 1/7: Rejection email (x 5)
  • 1/15/12 Any word on this? I didn't get a rejection letter, submitted additional materials, but still no news
  • 2/12: According to their Anthropology Club's Facebook page, at least one interview is scheduled.
  • 4/22: Notification that the search is complete. (I think this is actually the second rejection email I got for this job!)


University of Colorado, Denver (November 30, 2012)Edit

Ph.D required at time of appointment. Ph.D. in Anthropology with specialty in human biology. Ability to teach an upper division quantitative methods course. Demonstrated excellence in teaching.

  • 12/14: Contacted by chair over email: request for additional materials and letters of rec (x2)
  • 2/2: Short listed and invited to on-campus interview 
  • Any updates?
  • An offer was extended, just waiting to sign the contract
  • 4/18: Offer accepted


University of Mississippi (ASAP)Edit

The University of Mississippi invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Anthropology. This is a tenure track position beginning August 2013. We are looking for a biological anthropologist with a specialty in bioarcheology and a traditional, four-field education. A background in osteology with an area interest in the southeastern United States or Mesoamerica would allow this person to take advantage of opportunities for research collaboration within the department.

Ph.D.‘s and advanced ABD’s in anthropology will be considered. We will be interviewing at the AAA meetings. To help us in scheduling interviews in San Francisco, please submit your application materials as soon as possible. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer. Interested candidates should apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu by submitting their curriculum vitæ with the names and contact information for three references, letter of application, and one-page statement of teaching philosophy (using the “Other 1” link). The position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established.

  • 1/10/13 - Invited for a campus visit. 
  • 2/22/13 - Informed by chair they hired someone.  


University of New Mexico (Dec 1, 2012)Edit

The UNM Department of Anthropology invites applications for a probationary tenure track, assistant professor in Evolutionary Anthropology. We seek a scientifically-oriented anthropologist who specializes in human and/or great ape life histories, with a focus on behavior or physiology.Minimum Qualifications: 1. Earned PhD by January 2013 in Anthropology (or Related Field) with Emphasis in Evolutionary Anthropology,  Biological Anthropology, Physical Anthropology 2. Expertise in the life history of human and/or nonhuman primates  3. Peer-reviewed  publications 4. Commitment to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level

Preferred Qualifications: 1. Research that includes explicit field-work orientation  2. Funded research program 3. Demonstrated evidence of an interest in the anthropology of health 4. Strong research record  5. Interdisciplinary research collaborations

Applications received by December 1, 2012 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.  Applications must include letter of intent addressing the applicant's 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/. Posting # 0817981 The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job posting

  • 12/10: email indicating that a "final screening" of applicants had been conducted and that my application is no longer being considered. x6
  • 12/18: email requesting additional materials (3-5 pubs) (x4)
  • 12/20: I received neither of the emails above. Anyone else in this boat?
  • 12/21: I'm in the boat and it's pretty lonely.
  • 12/21: Same here. No requests for additional materials, but no rejection letter either. Hmm? (+1)
  • 12/22: Was a request for letters of reference included in the "email requesting additional materials"? Yes--sent directly to referees.
  • 1/29: Invitation to interview. x2
  • 3/10: Heard that offers were made
  • Spring Break 2013 is scheduled for 10 to 17 Mar
  • 5/7: Rejection email; search completed.


University of Texas at Austin - postdoc  (Feb 25, 2013)Edit

The Molecular Anthropology Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher to study genetic diversity in contemporary and ancient Native Americans. This research is part of a funded project investigating the impact of European contact on Native American genomic diversity and disease prevalence. Responsibilities will include the generation and analysis of genomic data, manuscript preparation, and helping to mentor graduate and undergraduate students involved in the project. The position includes a competitive salary and benefits and is available for at least one year, with the possibility of extension.  Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in anthropology, evolutionary biology, or a relevant discipline within the biological sciences prior to starting the position.  Candidates should have a record of successful publishing in scientific journals, and excellent analytical and communication skills are required.  Preference will be given to candidates with a background in population genetics, genomics, and/or ancient DNA, or who have experience analyzing next-generation DNA sequence data or genome-wide population genetic data.

Please direct inquiries to Dr. Deborah Bolnick (deborah.bolnick@austin.utexas.edu).  To apply for the position, please send an email to Dr. Bolnick with a current CV, 1-page statement of research interests and qualifications, PDF of one relevant publication, and a list of three people (including name, affiliation, and email address) who can serve as references.  Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2013, and the position will remain open until filled by a suitable candidate.  Start date is negotiable but no later than June 2013.

The Molecular Anthropology Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin is affiliated with the Department of Anthropology (http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/anthropology) and the Population Research Center (http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/prc).  

The University of Texas is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

AAPA job ad

  • April 10: Rejection email
  • May 20: Offer accepted

University of Tennessee (ASAP)Edit

The Forensic Anthropology Center, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, is seeking applications for a Research Assistant Professor in forensic anthropology effective Spring 2013. The duties and responsibilities of the successful candidate will include initiating and collaborating on new research involving the FAC resources, including external grant writing and publications. Responsibilities also include coordinating and teaching short courses throughout the year and assisting with the Body Donation Program. The position also entails supervising graduate student teaching and research assistants as well as the training of undergraduate interns and volunteers.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology, previous experience in osteological or archaeological fieldwork, organizing and coordinating short courses, and developing or following formal lab and field standard operating procedures. Preference will be given to candidates who have gained international research and/or fieldwork experience, demonstrate a funding record and have database management skills.

Applicants should send a letter of interest that includes a statement of research, CV, and full contact information for four references to Dr. Dawnie Steadman, Director, Forensic Anthropology Center, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0720. Review of applications will begin September 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

  • 11/14 - has anyone heard anything?
  • 11/23 - I was asked last week to write a letter for someone who applied for this position
  • 12/13 - The position has been offered and accepted.

AAPA Job Posting


University of Missouri (no date provided)Edit

The Integrative Anatomy group at University of Missouri is searching for a new faculty member to help us redesign and improve our undergraduate anatomy teaching by integrating online materials and activities into our courses. We have a great group of evolutionary morphologists here, and it's a great place to work. We hope to have the new faculty member in place by May or June. This position is not tenure-track, but also is not term-limited. If anyone has questions, they can contact Carol Ward, Director of Anatomical Sciences (wardcv@missouri.edu). Assistant Teaching Professor of Anatomy 2013 The Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Missouri School of Medicine is seeking a non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor of anatomy beginning June 2013.  The primary responsibility of this position is the development and implementation of technology-enhanced anatomy education for pre-health professional undergraduate students.  This position will involve the design the delivery of online courses in collaboration with the anatomy teaching team. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in teaching human anatomy.  Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship.  The position requires a PhD, MD or equivalent in professional training and expertise. Application will be accepted until the position is filled.    

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, a current CV, and a list of at least three references to the MU web site at hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/.  At the bottom of the webpage, select ‘prospective employees’ and search for ‘pathology’ to reach the link for the position.  The Job ID number is 9452. The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action and welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. For ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA coordinator at 573-884-7278 (V/TTY). AAPA job ad


Wake Forest University - VAP Edit

Wake Forest University’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable, Visiting Assistant Professor position in Biological Anthropology, beginning Fall 2013. Applicants must be able to teach Introduction to Biological Anthropology and an additional course in their research specialty, which is open. Total teaching load will be 3-3 for the 2013-2014 academic year. Evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to the training and professional development of undergraduates is required.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities. With 4,700 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html. Send a single PDF containing a letter of interest, current vita, and list of three references to Rosemary McCarthy, Anthropology Administrative Assistant, at mccartjr@wfu.edu. Cover letters should be addressed to Dr. Paul Thacker, Chair of Anthropology. Additional questions may be addressed to Dr. Ellen Miller (millerer@wfu.edu) For full consideration, please submit file by March 15, 2013. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

4/2--request for additional materials and phone/Skype interview scheduling

position filled

Washington University in St. Louis (Nov. 1, 2012)Edit

We seek an anthropologist with a research specialization in Anthropological Population Genetics. The successful candidate will be an individual with expertise that involves using genetic/genomic data and analytical techniques to address anthropological research questions among human and/or non-human primate populations. The individual should have appropriate training and skills in the field of human/primate population genetics (including current appropriate biomolecular techniques) and be engaged in an ongoing research program that involves both laboratory and (especially) field research. The successful candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Duties include teaching courses, advising students, conducting sponsored research and writing for publication, and university service.

Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing current research and teaching interests, and names of three referees. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment. All materials should be sent as MSWord files or PDFs via e-mail with “Physical Anthropology Search” in the subject line to: Melanie McDowell (melanie@artsci.wustl.edu) .

Priority will be given to applications received on or before November 1, 2012, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

Job Posting

  • Got confirmation for my application (email)
  • Nov 16 - Any news anyone? - Nov 16. Nothing here.
  • 21 Nov--two of my references received letter requests on 20 November. (x5)
  • Dec 17 - A colleague of mine was invited for a campus interview.
  • Dec 18 - I was invited by phone for a campus interview (x4)
  • Dec 19 - Campus interview scheduled for early Jan
  • Feb 4 - Rejection Letter
  • March 2013 - Heard that an offer was made. No official confirmation, however.
  • Offer accepted.

Yale University (September 14, 2012)Edit

Yale University, Department of Anthropology, seeks applications from scholars with at least five years full time faculty experience for a position at the level of Associate or Full Professor with significant research experience in the evolutionary biology of contemporary human populations and/or non-human primates. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of engaging with both laboratory and field research methods related to the evolutionary biology of human and/or non-human primate life histories, such as the physiology of growth, reproduction, metabolism, aging, immune function, nutrition, and/or neuroendocrine aspects of behavior. A proven record of research excellence and experience with managing a long term field site would be highly desirable. Successful candidates would also be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses that would complement the existing Anthropology curriculum as well as mentor Ph.D. students. The position would begin on January 1, 2013.

AAPA posting

02/7/2013 - Since the stated start date for this position was over a month ago, I made an executive decision and moved it to Closed/Cancelled Searches. If someone has more info, feel free to edit accordingly.

2/19/2013 - Offer was made and accepted. Not to me, but to a colleague.


York College, PennsylvaniaEdit

Assistant Professor - Anthropology The Behavioral Sciences Department at York College of Pennsylvania invites applicants for a full time tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to begin fall 2013. York College is committed to excellent classroom teaching with a focus on student success through individual attention and hands-on learning.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: We seek a colleague who can contribute to our anthropology concentration and minor, participate in curriculum development, and teach in their area of specialization.  As a component of the Behavioral Science major, the anthropology concentration and minor prepares students for careers or advanced study. Other concentrations in the major include human services, gerontology, and applied behavioral sciences.  Course areas would include some relevant combination of the following: introduction to physical anthropology, advanced physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, food and culture, applied anthropology, culture and personality, anthropology of religion, anthropology of aging, and anthropology of family.  The position also includes the opportunity to develop new courses to support the concentration and minor and to work in our newly-renovated anthropology lab.   Prior experience teaching and conducting research with undergraduates is highly valued.   Current research in anthropology and/or related career in a non-academic setting are also desirable.   Course loads are four classes per semester.  Department, college and community service are highly valued.  Engagement in scholarly activity is encouraged and supported. 

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. (or ABD status with evidence of degree completion by August of 2013) in Anthropology and demonstrable record of teaching excellence.

APPLICATIONS: Interested candidates should electronically submit the following to the attention of Dr. Mary Ligon, Chair, Behavioral Sciences Department: a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, three letters of recommendation and/or contact information for three references toemployment@ycp.edu.  Review of applications will begin by February 25 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • 3/13/13 - Phone interview scheduled. (x2)
  • 3/25/13 - Invited for a campus visit. (x2)
  • Offer made.
  • 4/30/13 - Offer accepted. 

Discussion/Rumors/SpeculationEdit

  • 6/12/12 - Why are the one-year jobs being posted here too? Isn't this page for the upcoming round of jobs? Anything that starts in August of 2012 should be posted over at the 2011-2012 page , not this one, and certainly not both (who has time to update the same position in two places?). </rant> Anyone opposed to my removing the fall 2012 start dates from this page and keeping them on the 2011-2012 page?
    • I went ahead and took down positions that begin in Aug. 2012. Those positions should be tracked on the appropriate page: Physical Anthropology 2011-12.
    • 7/4/12 - I agree that jobs starting in Fall 2012 should not be posted here.
  • 11/26/12 - Got a reject letter from Missouri (wasn't that posted here?), tht said there were 250 applicants. Could that possibly be true? If so, there is a serious glut on the market, and there will be a lot of unemployed Physical Anthropologists out there come August.
    • The Mizzou job was in the Bio Dept. It was also not very specific in terms of research focus. That combo will easily produce 200+ applicants. That being said, there will be plenty of unemployed Phys Anth people after this round of job searches is complete.
    • Odd--I am on a search committee to which only 12 people have applied! There might be a lot of unemployed phys anths, but they must be picky about where they are applying to or have jobs that are extendable!
    • ...beggars can't be choosers.....
    • It does make me interested to know how many people apply for each of these jobs...
    • Might this be something that the AAPA could begin keeping tabs on? I would certainly be informative to know what one is up against! I know that some larger organizations such as MLA do this.
    • I think keeping tabs would be a good idea (but not sure how that would get operationalized). I doubt that every job gets the same number of applications due to location, requirements in job ad, etc. This would also be helpful for institutions hiring so they can gage the competitiveness of their job.
  • 11/28/2012 - Is anyone else wondering why UCSD would have applications due on 9/30 and two months later, still not have any contact with applicants? This seems like an exceptionally long time to me. UCSC had a later due date for apps and has already had long list interviews (and from what I heard is planning on having candidates out right after the holiday break for on campus interviews). At this point, it is hard to imagine UCSD doing on campus interviews until January - in which case, why bother with the early app due date? I'm wondering if they know who they want to hire and are just working on negotiating with that person. Anyone have any scoop?!
    • 12/08/2012- As far as I know, members of the search committe have been unusually busy with various responsibilities and were unable to get to applications promptly. The University is responsible for when adds are published and then faculty review apps on their own schedule. No negotiations have taken place as far as I know, and I beleive this to be a true search for a complementary candidate. 
  • 1/5/13 - Whatever happened to the Boise State Job? Wasn't that a tenure-track job? -- They changed the deadline and moved it forward.
    • 1/7/13--whoa! What the hell happened? I really wanted to apply for that one but had it on the back burner since the deadline was pretty far off. -- Same story, but when I went to look at the job specifics I noticed they'd moved it a few months forward (Dec. 1 or 15 maybe??), and didn't repost their ad with the new deadline. No idea why. 
    • 1/10/13 With that said, has anyone heard anything from them? I was beginning to wonder if they even received my application.
    • Received a confirmation/EOE email back when I submitted my application, which indicated we should expect to hear more in early January 2013.
    • 1/18 - received an email stating that my application is no longer being considered

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