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Postings in Physical Anthropology 2012-13

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 .


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

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How many people use the wiki? 69
Why are you using the wiki?
I'm on the market

55

I'm a lurker 13
Are you done or not?
I'm ABD 17
I have my degree in hand 50
Do you have a current job?
I have a current but term-limited faculty job 17
I have a current tenure-track or tenured faculty job 14
I am a post-doc 16
I am a graduate student (TA, instructor, etc.) 15
I have some other teaching, research, or non-academic gig 7
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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: 0 0: 1 0: 22
1-3: 6 1-3: 18 1: 4
4-6: 10 4-6: 5 2: 0
7-9: 7 7-9: 5 3: 0
10-12: 3 10-12: 2 >3: 0
13-15: 2 13-15: 0
16-20: 3 16-20: 1
>20: 1 >20: 0











TotalGrant$withyouasPIorco-PI(US$) YearsActivelyontheMarket _Sex_
0: 0 0: 7 M: 10
1-10k: 8 1: 12 F: 22
10-50k: 14 2: 7
50-100k: 6 3: 6
100-200k: 2 4: 0
200-500k: 4 5: 1
>500k: 0 6 or more: 0

2012-13 Open Searches

Johns Hopkins University - Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Dec. 5, 2012)

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: 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.

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

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 8

Binghamton University, SUNY (Nov. 20, 2012)

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.

Boston University (Nov. 2, 2012)

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). x3
  • References requested (via email; 9 Nov). x10
  • 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 (x7) (Dec 4)

Brooklyn College, CUNY (Oct. 15)

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...

Bryn Mawr College (Nov. 1)

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). (x2)

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

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.

AAA job ad

Cambridge University (Dec. 17, 2012)

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

Colorado College (Nov. 15, 2012)

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)

Colorado State University (Oct. 1)

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

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

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.

East Carolina University (January 14, 2013)

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!

Eastern Michigan University (Oct. 15, 2012)

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)

Emory University (Nov. 15, 2012)

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) x3

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

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).

Grand Valley State (Oct. 31, 2012)

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

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

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

Memorial University of Newfoundland (No date specified)

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.

AAPA Job Posting

  • 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).

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

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)

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

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.

Job posting at AAA

Northern Kentucky University (December 1, 2012)

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)

Ohio State University (no date provided)

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).

AAPA job posting

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.

Queens College, CUNY (December 25, 2012)

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!

Simon Fraser University (August 1, 2012)

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)

Skidmore College (Oct. 15, 2012)

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)

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

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)
  • Email requesting letters of recommendation, sample pubs, and teaching information 11/20 (x6)

St. Lawrence University (Nov. 7, 2012)

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

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

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)

University of Alabama at Birmingham (Dec 1, 2012)

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)

University of Alaska Anchorage (Nov. 1, 2012)

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  

University of Alaska Fairbanks (Dec. 1, 2012)

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)...

University at Albany (SUNY) - Lecturer (Sept. 28, 2012)

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 & 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.

University at Albany (SUNY) - immediately

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

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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

University of Arkansas (Nov. 15, 2012)

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 (x2)

11/20- Received Affirmative Action form via snail mail

11/21 - Request for letters of recommendation (x6)

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

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 (x5) - Note: Pretty amazing that it has been more than 2 months now.

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

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?

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

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

University of Mississippi (ASAP)

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.

Job posting

  • 10/29/12 - Request for recommendation letters and a phone interview. 

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

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].

Job listing

University of New Mexico (Dec 1, 2012)

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

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

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 Job posting

University of Southern California (Nov 1. 2012)

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 3

- Dec 7 - No news (x2); 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.

University of Tennessee (ASAP)

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

AAPA Job Posting

Vancouver Island University (Nov. 7, 2012)

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.

AAPA Job Posting

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

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. (x4)

Yale University (September 14, 2012)

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

Closed/Cancelled Searches

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

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)

Discussion/Rumors/Speculation

  • 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. 

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