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Welcome! This page has been created to reflect the 2014-15 academic year job search.

  • NOTE: Please post only jobs that begin in 2015 on this page.

Jobs with a start date in 2014 should be posted at last year's page: Physical Anthropology 2013-2014 .

NEW PAGE for 2016 positions: Physical Anthropology 2015-2016

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Other relevant pages: Archaeology Jobs 2014-2015, Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015 and Environmental Studies 2014-2015


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Australia National University - Lecturer in Biological Anthropology (Human Evolution) - May 1 Edit

The School of Archaeology and Anthropology in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a biological anthropologist broadly specialising in human evolution to contribute to its research and teaching program, commencing in 2016. We seek to appoint a lecturer with an active commitment to research, who is able to translate that research interest into lively and engaging courses taught at the undergraduate level and above, and to supervise postgraduate research students. That person will be able to demonstrate energy and expertise in teaching, research and publication, at an early-career level. The successful candidate will be able to deliver existing courses in human evolution and will also be expected to develop their own courses and teaching program in evolutionary biology that complements existing course offerings within the discipline of biological anthropology in the School. Being able to teach primate evolutionary biology would be an advantage. The principal research skill sets sought are those of a biological anthropologist specialising in aspects of evolutionary history of humans or other primates. The appointee will also be required to contribute to the Honours program, potentially supervise graduate students, and undertake a modest, proportionate role in School administration.


California State University, Long Beach (CA) - Physical Anthropology - Jan. 5 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

RECRUITMENT NUMBER: 2227

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Physical Anthropology

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 17, 2015 (Fall Semester)

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2015.
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for, effective teaching at the lower division through graduate levels. Demonstrated potential for successful research, scholarly and creative activities.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Trained in physical anthropology with a specialization in biocultural or medical anthropology. Areas of concentration may include human genetics, human variation, human growth and development or human evolution.
  • A research interest in living human populations and an established research program.
  • Ongoing or potential research projects that can foster student involvement and advance their career opportunities.
  • Demonstrated potential for successful research, program development and grant writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop the anthropology program and to form cross-disciplinary and community partnerships.

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to: Dr. Marcus Young Owl, Co-Chair of Search Committee, Dr. Karen Quintiliani, Co-Chair of Search Committee, California State University, Long Beach, Department of Anthropology, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-1003. Dr.YoungOwl@csulb.edu or Karen.Quintiliani@csulb.edu

Link to Announcement: http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/personnel/jobs/posting/2227/index.html

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin on January 5, 2015. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)
  • Can anyone clarify the letters of reference issue?  The advertisement on AAPA and AAA websites says 3-5 letters of reference must be submitted (up-front apparently?) but also says finalists will be required to submit "three to five current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted)".  So, does this mean that we don't send letters at time of submission?
  • Has anyone heard anything since submitting their application?
  • I didn't understand whether the letters should be sent or not either and I just received notice (2/16) that they have not received my letters of reference yet so please submit them now. 
  • Same here. I replied and stated that the AAA has asked that letters not be requested from referees until after initial review of applications is complete. I also indicated that there had been some confusion about whether letters were requested a priori or after finalists had been determined. I said I'd be happy to provide letters if I'd passed initial screening and was now on a long list, but that I'd told my referees I wouldn't be asking for letters before initial screening was complete out of respect for their time. 
  • Request for phone interview (2/25). (x3)
  • Interviewed today. No indication of timeline, but expect not overly drawn out...(x3-They mentioned being on a pretty short timeline)
  • Campus visit scheduled (x1)

Central Washington University (WA) - Biological Anthropologist - Mar. 11 - CAMPUS VISITS COMPLETEDEdit

Job Summary: The Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies, in the College of the Sciences at Central Washington University, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track biological anthropologist at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate will have expertise in paleoanthropology and/or human osteology. The new faculty member will participate in an interdisciplinary Forensics Certificate program currently under development. He or she will also be responsible for continuing several aspects of our existing curriculum such as: undergraduate classes on fossil humans, comparative skeletal analysis and primate evolution, General Education classes in biological anthropology, graduate courses and thesis advancement in the Resource Management and/or Primate Behavior master's programs. The successful applicant must have an active research program and should describe how that program would involve undergraduate and graduate students. The successful applicant will be committed to working in a "four-field" department.

  • LINK to APPLY: https://jobs.cwu.edu/postings/7139
  • Applications received after November 1, 2014 cannot be guaranteed full consideration; complete applications received prior to this date will be given priority consideration.
  • 12/17 Reference letters and additional materials requested
  • 1/15: Rejection letter by email (x3)
  • Phone interview [posted 1/16]
  • Contacted 3/4 for reference letters and additional materials. Asked for a phone interview in the same email, to take place next week. I was NOT one of the people contacted in December for additional materials, but I also never received a rejection letter in January. So they seem to have had some kind of 'reserve pool' of candidates that they've gone back to. (x2)
  • Campus interviews completed.

Florida State University- Open Rank Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Feb. 16 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the Florida State University invites applications for an appointment in archaeology/bioarchaeology. Ph.D. required. We seek a candidate with a strong teaching and field research record and RPA certification. Candidates with expertise in osteological analysis, remote sensing, collections management, or forensic anthropology are especially welcome. This is a tenurable position which will begin in August 2015.  

When applying online please include a cover letter with research interests, a CV, and the names of three references by February 16, 2015.

  • On the Archaeology Jobs page someone has posted "contacted for a site interview". Not sure if it is accurate or not, but good to know they could be moving quickly.
  • I've heard that on-campus interviews are being scheduled for both positions already.


Liverpool John Moores University (UK) - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Genetics - Jan. 16Edit

The School of Natural Sciences and Psychology seeks to appoint a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Human Genetics with demonstrated research potential to contribute to our successful undergraduate programmes in Forensic Anthropology and Biology and to postgraduate taught programmes in Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology. The successful candidate will work within the Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology and will be expected to contribute to research themes in forensic anthropology, human evolution, human variation or bioarchaeology. This appointment is part of a strategic investment in the research and teaching of the School. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Laura Bishop, email l.c.bishop@ljmu.ac.uk (Subject Head for Animal Behaviour and Biological Anthropology). Salary Range: £38,511 - £47,328 Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time Job Type: Academic Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies

  • Closing Date: 16/01/2015 Ref No: 974

MacEwan University (CAN) - Asst. Professor, Biological Anthropology - CANCELLEDEdit

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).

The Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science at MacEwan University invites applications for a full-time probationary appointment in anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2015, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will have expertise in biocultural medical anthropology and must be able to teach junior and senior courses in biological anthropology. All areas of specialization will be considered, including human growth and development, human variation, human genetics, nutrition and health, and epidemiology; however, priority will be given to applicants who work with living populations and who have an active research program that could incorporate student participation.

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

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Shahidul Islam, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science, at IslamS@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

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

Apply Online: Apply Now

  • A review of applications will begin February 17, 2015 and will continue until shortlisting is complete.  Note, this job is still accepting applications.
  • THIS JOB SEARCH IS STILL OPEN, BUT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL AT LEAST MAY 2015 DUE TO UNCERTAINTY AROUND THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA'S BUDGET/ELECTION
  • Search has been cancelled. Didn't get budgetary approval.(April 9 2015)

Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO) - TT Asst. Professor, Biological Anthropology - Jan. 16 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology of Metropolitan State University of Denver invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in biological anthropology beginning August 2015. We seek a biological anthropologist with a specialty in bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in introductory biological anthropology, osteology, bioarchaeology/ paleopathology, forensic anthropology, and specialized courses in her/his area of expertise. The position requires teaching 12 credit hours per semester (4 courses) at the annual academic year load of 24 semester credit hours or the equivalent, day, evening, and weekend, as needed unless they receive reassigned time to engage in other activities. Teaching involves activities that impart knowledge and critical thinking skills to students. It includes preparing for and conducting courses assigned, assessing student progress, curriculum development and revision, and staying current in the discipline. It also involves the use of new technology as appropriate. Advising is also part of teaching requirements and involves activities specifically directed to assist the student in choosing career options, choosing a degree program, successfully completing his or her degree, obtaining employment or graduate school placement, and keeping informed of University policies. The position also requires ongoing involvement in scholarly activities, and service to the department, college, university, profession, and community.

EO STATEMENT: Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS:Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology with a specialization in bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology must be completed no later than June 1, 2015.Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should be able to demonstrate quality teaching experience in bioarchaeology/paleopathology, forensic anthropology, and general biological anthropology. Quality experience in bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology field work and/or laboratory analysis and a willingness to involve undergraduate students in field/lab projects are additional preferred qualifications. MSU Denver has an established Human Identification Lab that would provide the successful candidate with immediate opportunities for local research in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.The successful candidate must also have the ability to work with an historically underrepresented, first generation, diverse student population at a large urban academic institution and a demonstrated commitment to improve their access to higher education. The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

RANK & SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

APPOINTMENT: Fall 2015

  • APPLICATION: IMPORTANT: in order to be considered as applicant YOU MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION AT https://www.msudenverjobs.com.
  • DEADLINE: 01/07/2015.
    • Received e-mail that minimum qualifications for this position are met (1/23) x6
    • Letters of recommendation requested (1/26) x9
    • Was this for everyone?
    • 3/5 Anyone hear anything?
    • The search committee will be meeting next week to come up with a short list.  Sorry for the delay.
    • rejection email (4/8) x2
    • 3/30 - On-Campus interviews were scheduled for mid-end of April
    • 5/13 offer accepted

Monmouth University (NJ) - Biological Anthropology - Jan. 19 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Monmouth University’s Department of History and Anthropology seeks applicants for an assistant professor in Biological Anthropology with a knowledge of general anthropology. This anticipated opening is for the 2015-2016 academic year and is a tenure-track appointment.Specialization in Human Evolution, Forensics and/or Bioarchaeology a plus.

We have strong BA and MA programs that strive to enhance methodological and theoretical bases with the practical skills that give graduates the edge to practice their anthropology in many settings.We have both local and international field schools, and we anticipate that the successful candidate can provide additional opportunities for biological anthropological participation. The department is also home to a growing interdisciplinary GIS Program.The course load is three courses per semester, with the opportunity to teach in the summers. Although candidates will be expected to develop the bio-anthropology curriculum at both BA and MA levels in ways that complement our existing strengths, we seek someone who is able to teach introductory courses in cultural anthropology as well. Candidates must be committed to Monmouth’s teaching and scholarship mission, including the course and career advising of undergraduates and engaging in such department activities as outcomes assessment and advising student groups and honor societies.

  • Interested candidates must apply on-line and upload a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references. At a later date, candidates may be asked to provide signed copies of references, course evaluations, transcripts and other relevant materials via mail to: Edward Gonzalez-Tennant, Biological Anthropology Search Committee Chair, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764. ABD candidates may be considered with degree completion expected by date of employment or shortly thereafter
  • Request for Skype interview (2/3) (x2)
  • In the email I received, they mention 12 candidates were selected for Skype interviews.
  • Any news?
  • Nothing here.
  • During the phone interview I had on 2/6 they said they were hoping to notify candidates about campus interviews within two weeks and conduct the interviews during the first two weeks of March, the second of which is their spring break.  I have not heard anything further.  I assume we basically have to hear by the end of this week in order to keep to their stated campus interview schedule.
  • I was told the same. (x2 - also that they would let us know either way) 
  • It is possible they have contacted candidates for a site visit that do not use the wiki. But I should add, I also remain optimistic.
  • Do you know something the rest of us don't or is that idle speculation?
  • Idle speculation, but always something to consider on here.
  • Good to know. I like to keep optimistic via a little self-delusion, so glad the door is still open for that.
  • While there is always the chance for any of these positions on here that non-wiki-users are getting contacted, if multiple people were told by the search committee that they would be letting us know either way I choose to believe that since I haven't yet heard a "no" that means I could still get a "yes"
  • 2/28 - Invited for an on-campus interview
  • Anything new?
  • 5/15 rejection email

Northwestern University (IL) - Biological Anthropology - Nov. 14 - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Northwestern University, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a Full time tenure-track assistant professorship in biological anthropology beginning September, 2015. We seek an anthropologist with interests that complement current faculty strengths in biocultural and evolutionary perspectives on human biology, development, and health. Potential areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, molecular or population genetics, epigenetics, demography, life history theory, neurobiology, microbiome, and human adaptability. Applicants should have active research and publications related to human biology, and should demonstrate the potential to obtain external funding. The successful candidate will be involved in the ongoing development of the Laboratory for Human Biology Research, and undergraduate and graduate curricula in human biology within the context of a four-field anthropology program that encourages dialogue across the subfields.

  • Inside candidate?
  • The website says the deadline is actually November 17, 2014
  • It does say Nov 17th, but I think it might be an error; that section of the page talks about both the bio search and the medical anthropology of Africa search, which definitely does have a deadline of Nov 17. I'm not 100% sure, but I'm going to assume that the AAA posting has the right information.
  • (11/25) Letters of rec requested. I'm wondering whether this is automatically going out for all applicants, since they asked for contact info up front.
  • 11/25: i think that was the same for everyone
  • Actually, I did not receive such a request... (x2)
  • Interviews scheduled [posted 1/31]

Oregon State University-Cascades (OR) - TT Assistant Professor, Ecological Anthropology - Nov 14 Edit

Oregon State University-Cascades, and the School of Language, Culture, and Society at Oregon State University invites applications for one 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Environmental/Ecological Anthropology. The person in this position is assigned to work at Oregon State University-Cascades, located in Bend, Oregon.

In order to receive full consideration for this position, your application must be received by 11/14/14. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) Resume/Vita 2) Cover Letter/Letter of application 3) Teaching Statement 4) Research Statement 5) Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references (If your references are not included in your resume, attach them as Other Document) For information regarding this posting please contact: susan.jett@osucascades.edu

Link to Apply: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=37709

  • Does anyone have a clue if this is a more cultural or more biological position? (10/30)
  • I emailed them to ask this exact question and was told it was intended for cultural anthropologists (10/31)
  • And the phys anth wiki emits a collective sigh...

Sam Houston State University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor, Forensic Science - Deadline Not Stated; posted 09/06/14Edit

A successful candidate must be able to develop and teach graduate-level courses in forensic biology and/or anthropology, pursue a sustained research agenda, supervise graduate student research and actively participate in the continuous development of forensic science programming at SHSU. Candidates for this tenure-track faculty position should have a Ph.D. degree with one-year research experience in forensic biology and/or anthropology.

Link to Apply: https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/11264

  • To ensure full consideration, applicants need to apply on line at https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/ In addition to the electronic application, applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current vita, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references addressed to: Dr. Sarah Kerrigan, Chair, Search Committee; College of Criminal Justice, Department of Forensic Science, Sam Houston State University; Box 2525; Huntsville, Texas 77341-2525, sarah.kerrigan@shsu.edu.

State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Biophysical Anthropologist - Dec. 1 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS COMPLETEDEdit

The State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in Anthropology for a tenure-track position to begin at the end of August 2015. We are looking for a biophysical anthropologist with an active research program and record of involving undergraduate students in research. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching and service in an institution dedicated primarily to undergraduate education. He or she will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and gender issues, as SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to ensuring that its graduates are educated to succeed in an increasingly complex, multicultural, and interdependent world.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach courses each semester; engage in service to the department, college, and profession; maintain an active program of research and publication; and engage students in research. She or he will be expected to develop courses reflecting her/his own expertise, and may be asked to teach courses in a distance learning format.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required for appointment as Assistant Professor. ABDs will be considered for appointment at a lesser (qualified) rank and salary, upon proof that the applicant’s defense of his/her dissertation will be scheduled within the first year of the appointment. A successful ABD applicant will receive promotion to the rank of Assistant Professor and a salary increment at the start of the semester following verification of the terminal degree completion. An ABD hire will be limited to a one-year appointment, subject to renewal for one year only (2 years maximum). Experience teaching Human Evolution or equivalent and a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness and innovative pedagogy are required. We value collegiality, availability to students, and an interdisciplinary perspective. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators.

Preferred Qualifications: Record of mentoring student research; experience teaching other courses in our curriculum such as Forensic Anthropology or Race and Human Variation.

  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Materials received by December 1 will be guaranteed full consideration. To be considered for the position you must provide a complete application and materials. Please submit a resume/CV; cover letter of interest; record of scholarly works; statement of teaching philosophy along with evaluations, syllabi and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness; unofficial transcripts; and contact information for three current references. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.
  • Link to Apply: http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/5717
    • Any news?
    • Their spring semester just started Monday so the committee might not have met yet. 
    • Phone interview request (2/9/15) x2
    • Phone interview (2/14/15)
    • Has anybody heard anything? (3/12/15)
    • Campus interviews were completed

Texas State University (TX) - Forensic Anthropology - Open Rank - December 1Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for an appointment in Forensic Anthropology, rank open, to begin Fall 2015. The successful candidate will be the fourth forensic anthropologist in the department. Texas State currently has a large outdoor human decomposition research laboratory (Forensic Anthropology Research Facility), a growing willed body donation program, and two dedicated forensic labs that comprise the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS). The Grady Early Forensic Research Laboratory houses the permanent donated skeletal collection and advanced imaging systems. The Osteological Research and Processing Laboratory contains state of the art processing facilities and a secure laboratory for medico-legal casework. FACTS attracts international and interdisciplinary researchers, and provides training and research opportunities for students.

At the time of application applicants are required to have 1) a PhD in Anthropology with a focus in Forensic Anthropology, 2) an active research program with a record of publications in forensic anthropology, and 3) experience teaching and mentoring students at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching and mentoring PhD students, and who have a record of external funding. Areas of specialization are open but preference will be given to applicants with experience in morgue-based trauma analysis, stable isotopic analysis, chemical decomposition analysis, forensic DNA, and/or quantitative methods. We especially encourage applications at the associate and full professor level, or from those at the advanced assistant professor level. Diplomates of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology are encouraged to apply. Rank and salary will be negotiated and commensurate with qualifications.

Applicants will be expected to conduct research in forensic anthropology and teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in forensic anthropology and biological anthropology. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the development and implementation of a proposed PhD program in Applied Anthropology.

  • To Apply: For full consideration all application materials must be received by December 1, 2014. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter highlighting research interests, publications, teaching, and external funding; 2) a detailed curriculum vita; and 3) the names and contact information of three references. Application materials will only be accepted electronically. Please email all materials to Dr. Christina Conlee, Search Committee Chair, cconlee@txstate.edu, in the Department of Anthropology, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. Phone: 512-245-8272.
  • 1/23 - Rejection letter

University of Arizona - Biological Anthropology - 10 Nov. 2014 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS COMPLETEEdit

The School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Biological Anthropology, to start August 2015, contingent upon availability of funding. While the specific area of research is open, we seek an outstanding scholar whose research program focuses on fundamental questions in human evolution. Examples include (but are not limited to) research areas that explore past and present human biology using evolutionary physiology and anatomy; signals of local ecology (e.g. gut microbiome); and brain/cognitive evolution. To that end, we would appreciate a discussion in your cover letter that includes how your research advances our understanding of human evolution.

Our current strengths converge on human health through research in evolutionary medicine, physiology, biomechanics, endocrinology, and ecology. Our ideal candidate will have a multi-disciplinary approach that builds on these strengths. Applicants should have Ph.D. in hand by August 1st 2015, a strong record of research and publications, including evidence of efforts to generate external funding, and a clear commitment to teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The School is seeking an individual who is able to work with diverse students and colleagues, and who has experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Apply at: University of Arizona Human Resources Job #: 56101

  • Invitation for Skype interview (11/21*3)
  • I heard this was a failed search from last year. Can anyone provide more information on why it was a failed search?
  • Yes, it was a failed search
  • The faculty couldn't come to a consensus on who to hire
  • I've heard from people at UA that campus interviews have already been scheduled. 1/14
  • I can confirm that interviews are scheduled (1/15/2015)
  • Interviews complete
  • 5-18 Online system lists status as "No Longer Under Considration"

University of Calgary (CAN) - Primate Genomics - Jan 30Edit

The Department of Anthropology & Archaeology at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Primate Genomics and Dietary Ecology, effective July 1, 2015. The Chair will be appointment to a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with tenure position and the successful candidate will be nominated for a Canada Research Chair. The successful candidate will combine genomics research with primate behavioural ecology to provide insights into the pressures that have shaped dietary adaptations in primates. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the Chair will study the interplay of diet, the senses and the environment. Research foci may include, but are not limited to, genomic analysis of microbiomes, evolution and ecology of primate sensory systems, and reconstructing diet in extinct species.

There is an expectation that the Chair establish an extensive independent research program aligned with the University of Calgary’s Strategic Research Plan and to provide high quality teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition, the Chair will be expected to actively recruit and supervise graduate students, obtain peer-review external funding and participate in industry partnerships. Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. in Anthropology by the time of appointment, and be within 10 years of having received their PhD. Previous postdoctoral experience (or equivalent) is preferred. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate expertise in genomics and dietary ecology through a record of high impact publication and/or funding records, and teaching effectiveness. If an appointment is made at the Associate Professor level, the candidate would be expected to have evidence of effective graduate supervision and further evidence of leadership through a well-developed research plan.

The Department of Anthropology & Archaeology is a multi-track program in biological anthropology, archaeology, and socio-cultural anthropology. We offer undergraduate (B.A. and B.Sc.) and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) degrees. The department plays leading roles in anthropological and archaeological studies throughout the Americas as well as in Africa, Asia, and Europe and has a concentration of researchers working on primate behavioural ecology and human diets. For more information about the department, see our home page: http://antharky.ucalgary.ca/

  • Along with their letter of application, applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, evidence of their highest degree attained (such as a copy of the diploma), a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interest, and three samples of scholarly work. Applicants should also provide the names and addresses (including email address) of three referees. Complete applications should be sent to: Primate Genomics and Dietary Ecology search c/o Julie Boyd
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada. boydj@ucalgary.ca. The closing date for applications is January 30, 2015. Electronic applications are preferred.
  • Hiring will be made in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements associated with the Canada Research Chairs Program.  Information about the Canada Research Chair program can be found at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/
  • Potential applicants should be aware that Canada Research Chairs often go to non-Canadians. Everyone is encouraged to apply.  


University of California, Davis (CA) - Tropical Conservation Science - Nov. 10 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Tropical Conservation Science position. The successful candidate must have an active research program focusing on human dimensions of tropical conservation. Candidates whose research addresses anthropogenic change in tropical ecosystems from an explicitly ecological and/or evolutionary perspective, and who take a scientific approach to finding ways to engage multiple stakeholder groups as stewards of biodiversity in the tropics will be preferred. Ph.D. in Anthropology, Ecology or related field must be completed by the first day of courses (September 24, 2015). Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers.

Link to Apply: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00347

  • Deadline: November 10th, 2014. Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee
  • Does anyone know who is on the search committee? Or how this position became open?
  • They're replacing Andy Marshall
  • This is not a replacement position, it is a new position in conservation science
  • This position is part of a cluster of hires in conservation science: (http://provost.ucdavis.edu/initiatives-and-activities/initiatives/HIP.html).
  • The online recruitment system asks for research and teaching statements even though the job ad doesn't say so (11/8)
  • Asked to provide an additional research statement (11/28)- i.e.: long-short-list has been made, but refs not contacted.
  • 1/9: Invited for campus interview by phone

University of Chicago (IL) - Department of Comparative Human Development (Deadline: 8 Sept. 2014) - CAMPUS VISITS UNDERWAY Edit

The Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary department whose faculty includes anthropologists, biologists, linguists, psychologists, sociologists and methodologists whose methods and theories cross individual social science disciplines. Research in the Department explores the social, cultural, psychological, and biological processes of individual and societal changes that vary across time, between cultures, and between species

The department announces two openings for tenure track assistant professors; we hope to make at least one appointment in sociology. Special attention will be paid to applicants whose research contributes to social scientific understandings of the life course, immigration, bilingualism, medicine and health, and the relationship between people and non-human animals.  The successful candidate will have an innovative research agenda, which both complements and expands existing departmental strengths. Applicants must have PhD already in hand and have demonstrated that the groundwork has been laid for an outstanding career.  The Department encourages applications from minority candidates. 

  • Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website. Application documents must be submitted online at http://tinyurl.com/nnvkqmy. Applicants are required to upload 1) a cover letter 2) a current curriculum vitae and 3) the names and contact information of three referees. At a later date we may request letters of recommendation and writing samples. The application process will continue until the position is filled or until the application deadline of September 8, 2014. The position will begin on July 1, 2015.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015
  • Rejection email (11/13)
  • Job talks are happening already on campus (11/19)
  • Rejection email (11/19)

University of Hawai`i at Hilo (HI) - Pacific Paleobotany - Feb. 15Edit

Position #83555, UH Hilo, College of Arts and Sciences, general funds, permanent, nine-month, tenure track, full-time position, to begin approximately August 2015, pending position clearance and availability of funding.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in human-environment interactions with a topical specialty in Pacific paleobotany; advise students; contribute to program development, including the establishment of a paleobotany laboratory through grant funding; conduct research; contribute to curriculum and advising in UH Hilo's Heritage Management M.A. degree program, serve on university committees, engage in scholarly activities and/or creative endeavors which contribute to the mission of the University. Perform service to the University and community.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in anthropology or a related field with a primary focus on paleobotanical research; demonstrated expertise in Island Pacific paleobotany with an emphasis in anthropological applications; evidence of good teaching skills.

Desirable Qualifications: Evidence of successful college level teaching in a multicultural environment; qualitative and quantitative skills; commitment to a program in empirical research and education; willingness to contribute to existing Pacific Islands Studies Certificate Program; expertise to teach about cultures of Oceania.

Pay range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter describing research interests and teaching philosophy, transcript(s) showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (copies are acceptable, however original official transcripts will be required prior to employment), and contact information (including email) of at least three (3) references. All requested documents/information become the property of the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application address: Peter R. Mills, Search Committee Chair, Anthropology Department, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, 200 W. Kāwili St., Hilo, Hawai'i 96720-4091.

Inquiries: Peter R. Mills, millsp@hawaii.edu, tel:(808) 932-7268">(808) 932-7268

  • Closing date: Continuous recruitment, application review begins February 15, 2015.

University of Missouri-St. Louis (MO) - Tenured department head (subdiscipline open) - Nov. 15 - SEARCH FROZENEdit

The Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages at the University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a tenured position at the Full Professor level to begin in the Fall of 2015.  The successful candidate will serve a three-year, renewable term as Department Chair, and must provide evidence of leadership skills and three years of experience in college or university administration.  Preferred experience includes curriculum design, program-building, and outreach.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in a discipline related to one or more of the programs in the department, a record of outstanding scholarship and excellence in undergraduate teaching, and a tenured position at a comparable institution.  We are searching for a candidate with an interdisciplinary vision that will facilitate integration between the department’s programs and enhance the department’s existing strengths.

Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses at all levels of the curriculum in one or more of the department’s major fields of study, as well as in the applicant's area of specialization.

The Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages offers undergraduate majors in anthropology, sociology, Spanish, French, Japanese, and German, as well as minors/certificates in those disciplines along with archaeology and classical studies.  It houses two endowed professors who direct programs in Japanese Studies and Greek Studies.  A third endowed professor heads the M.A. in Museum Studies. To learn more about the department, visit http://www.umsl.edu/~asl/.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Letter of application,
  • Vision statement for future of the department,
  • Curriculum Vitae, and
  • Complete contact information for three referees.

Applications should be submitted electronically

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The University Missouri-St. Louis is a premier metropolitan public research university and is a university of choice for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our educational mission.  The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

University of Oregon - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Evolutionary Sciences Clark Honors College - 01 Jan 2015 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Robert D. Clark Honors College (CHC) at the University of Oregon (UO) invites applications for a tenure-track position in evolutionary sciences. This position may carry the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor and a salary commensurate with experience. Start date September 16, 2015. The position is a full-time, nine-month academic year appointment. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research interests include evolution, genetics, statistics, quantitative analysis, and historical science, and whose teaching interests would add breadth to our Honors College science curriculum. Candidates should show evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduates, as well as an outstanding research program.

  • Biological anthropologists are being encouraged to apply for this position. The Dean of the Honors College is an evolutionary archaeologist and there are biological anthropologists on the search committee. While the successful candidate will have to demonstrate a strong passion for undergraduate teaching, this is still considered a research-heavy position, which will be reflected in teaching load and resources. Those with research interests that complement the current biological anthropology faculty (e.g., paleoanthropology, human biology, primatology) would make particularly strong candidates. 
  • 2/4: According to the ecology jobs wiki, Skype interviews have been requested

University of Otago (NZ) - Lecturer in Biological Anthropology, 5 year fixed-term - 16 Jan. - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

Lecturer in Biological Anthropology-1402075 DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY OTAGO SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic researcher to join a growing and highly committed group of biological anthropology researchers and teachers in a large, diverse and research-oriented Department. A 5-year, fixed-term, commencing at the Lecturer level, is available from mid-2015. Applicants will hold a PhD or equivalent research qualification. All applicants must have proven research ability within the field of biological anthropology, with the potential to develop an on-going and active independent research programme capable of attracting external funding. Ideally, the successful candidate’s research will align with the Department’s current research strengths in anthropological genetics, including aDNA, and bioarchaeology projects in the regions of SE Asia and the Pacific Islands. The successful applicant will be required to teach biological anthropology, at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, and contribute to other relevant teaching at the undergraduate level.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Neil Gemmell, Head of Department, Department of Anatomy athod@anatomy.otago.ac.nz

  • Applications quoting reference number 1402075 will close on Friday, 16 January 2015.
  • rejection email (Feb. 19)
  • campus interviews were held in March

University of Oxford (UK) - Paleoanthropology - 16 April 2015Edit

Applications are invited for an Associate Professorship of Palaeoanthropology. The post is full-time, and subject to completion of a successful review, permanent. The appointment will be made in association with a three-hour Lecturership in Palaeoanthropology at St Hugh’s College.

The school offers an MSc in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology and BAs in Human Sciences and in Archaeology and Anthropology. The Associate Professor will make a key contribution to teaching, both at undergraduate and graduate level, and to DPhil supervision in the field of palaeoanthropology. She/He will also engage in research of international excellence.

Applicants should have a doctorate in anthropology with a specialisation in palaeoanthropology and evolutionary anthropology; an outstanding research and publication record commensurate with stage of academic career; university teaching experience in areas related to palaeoanthropology at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including thesis supervision; and a record of securing competitive external funding for research and managing research projects and teams.

The further particulars, which include details of the selection criteria and application procedure may be obtained by visiting http://www.anthro.ox.ac.uk/latest/vacancies/. Applicants should submit a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and a list of publications (eight copies, or one copy for overseas applicants) and provide the names and addresses of three referees.

  • Applications should be sent by post to Miss Michelle Mhlanga, School of Anthropology, 51-53 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE, UK, to arrive no later than 12.00 noon (UK time) on 16 April 2015. Emailed applications will be accepted only from overseas applicants (to recruit@anthro.ox.ac.uk). Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Associate/Full Professor - Biological Anthropology - Dec. 1Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin seeks a biological anthropologist for a new position at the level of Associate or Full Professor specializing in nonhuman primate and/or human socioendocrinology or nutritional ecology. Candidates with ongoing field and laboratory research programs are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate's research interests will complement existing strengths of the UT Austin biological anthropology program, which emphasizes an evolutionary perspective, and will fit comfortably among other anthropologists in a strong, multidisciplinary department.

The selected candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval. Background check conducted on applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • To Apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three referees via http://apply.interfolio.com/25005
  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014. Questions about application submission should be directed to adriana.d@austin.utexas.edu.

University of Texas at San Antonio (TX) - Open Rank - Biological Anthropology - Dec 1 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a tenured or tenure-track Biological Anthropologist, rank open. This is a new position, and we aim to recruit an integrative biological anthropologist with research interests in the evolutionary biology of human and/or non-human primates. We are looking for a theoretically motivated researcher, with a proven track record of external funding and publication and a strong background in biostatistics. Research areas could include, but are not limited to: anthropological genetics/genomics/epigenetics, physiology or morphology of growth and development, reproduction/reproductive ecology, metabolism, ecological immunology, microbiome studies, and/or behavioral endocrinology. Area focus is open, and we strongly encourage all interested biological anthropologists to apply, but we have a preference for a colleague who demonstrates openness to interdisciplinary collaboration and who has the ability to engage cross–campus linkages.

Required Qualifications: For all ranks: Ph.D. in anthropology or human evolutionary biology; theoretically motivated research; desire and ability to contribute to growth and excellence of a Ph.D. program broadly engaging ecology and environmental issues; desire and ability to educate and mentor anthropology students with either academic or applied career goals; and successful external granting and publication. For consideration as Associate Professor, candidates must have a strong history of external granting and publication, a record of successful teaching, and experience in department, university, and professional service. For consideration as full Professor, candidates must have a very strong history of external granting and publication, a record of successful teaching, and experience in department, university, and professional service. Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.

Preferred Qualifications: excellence in teaching; fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in anthropology and biology; laboratory and/or field/laboratory integrated methods; strong quantitative background; commitment to multidisciplinary anthropology; interests that complement existing faculty specializations; and potential to contribute to developing university-wide, interdisciplinary areas of collaborative excellence.

Responsibilities in addition to research: teaching introductory courses in general anthropology and biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and core and elective graduate-level courses in areas of specialization; mentoring graduate students in the department’s M.A. and Ph.D. programs; undertaking department and college service responsibilities.

Applicants must submit: a letter of application describing research, teaching, and service; a curriculum vitae; sample publications; and the names, addresses, email, and phone numbers of three references. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire.

  • To Apply: Electronic submission only; all documents should be formatted as pdf files. Send all application materials to Carolyn Cochran at: carolyn.cochran@utsa.edu. Please direct inquiries to Carolyn Cochran via email, or by phone at <a href="tel:(210) 458-4075">(210) 458-4075</a>. The University of Texas at San Antonio is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  All materials must be received by December 1st, 2014.
  • Rejection email (1/21)
  • Invited for on-campus interview (1/21)

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - Biological Anthropology of Health- Sept. 17 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream position in biological anthropology with a focus on health, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2015. Relevant specialties may include human physiology, growth and development (including childhood and aging), human diversity, nutrition, epidemiology, public health and global health (including environmental health). For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/anthropology/jobs/academic-jobs.

  • On campus interviews scheduled (Oct 28)
  • Rejection email (12/8*2)

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Biological/Physical Anthropology - Oct. 15 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS COMPLETEDEdit

We invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in Biological/Physical Anthropology to begin in fall 2015, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek an anthropologist with a research specialization in Paleoanthropology, with an emphasis on the paleobiology of the human lineage (including Australopithecus sensu lato and Homo). The successful candidate will be an individual with expertise that involves analyzing aspects of the human paleontological record, in its Paleolithic and paleoecological context, to understand changes in human biology and behavior through human evolution. The individual should have appropriate training and skills in the relevant areas of human anatomy and biology with direct applications to the human fossil record. Active involvement in human paleontological and/or Paleolithic archeological fieldwork is desired. 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, writing for publication, and university service.

Applications should consist of a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names and addresses (with emails) of three referees. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment. The primary qualification for this position is demonstrated excellence in empirical research and teaching. All materials should be sent as MSWord files or PDFs via e-mail with “Paleoanthropology Search” in the subject line to: M. McDowell .

  • Priority will be given to applications received on or before October 15, 2014, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment.The primary qualification for this position is demonstrated excellence in empirical research and teaching.
  • 10/25 Letters requested
  • 12/19 Rejection email (x3)
  • 1/15 Short list decided
  • 1/28 interviewing
  • 2/6 interviews completed
  • 3/4 email rejection

Western Carolina University (NC) - TT Assistant, Associate or Full Professor / Program Coordinator of Forensic Anthropology - Open Until Filled (posted 5/21/15)Edit

Posting Information: Tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor / Program Coordinator of Forensic Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Western Carolina University seeks to hire a forensic anthropologist at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor beginning August 2015. The successful candidate will coordinate the forensic anthropology program while working collaboratively with the two departmental American Board of Forensic Anthropology diplomates.

Program coordinator responsibilities include curriculum oversight, student recruitment and retention, community outreach, strategic planning, program development, and program evaluation. Applicants will be expected to conduct research with undergraduate students and teach a variety of undergraduate courses in forensic and biological anthropology. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, and who have a record of external funding. Areas of specialization are open.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: At the time of application applicants are required to have 1) a Ph.D. in Anthropology with an emphasis in Forensic Anthropology, 2) an active research program with a record of publications in forensic anthropology, 3) experience teaching and mentoring students at the graduate or undergraduate level, and 4) a record of teaching, scholarship, and service to qualify at the appropriate rank.


Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, and who have a record of external funding. Areas of specialization are open.

Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications must be submitted electronically. Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a list (included names and contact information) of three references, and a one to two page statement of teaching interests and philosophy, as well as vision for program development.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Kathleen Brennan, Department Head, Department of Anthropology and Sociology at 828-227-3835.

Whitman College (WA) - Anthropology and Environmental Studies - 10 Oct. 2014Edit

Tenure-track position in Anthropology and Environmental Studies at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2015. Ph.D. required. We seek to hire a scholar with training in environmental anthropology and/or bio-cultural anthropology. Geographic focus open, but should not overlap existing faculty expertise, see: http://www.whitman.edu/environmental_studies/ and http://www.whitman.edu/academics/courses-of-study/anthropology/department-profile. More specific interests might include urban ecology, water and health, nutrition and food security, the built environment, hazards and vulnerability, climate change, global migration, and/or science/technology studies.

The successful candidate's appointment will be shared between the Anthropology Department and the Environmental Studies Program. The successful candidate will offer introductory and advanced courses in Environmental Studies, in Anthropology, as well as interdisciplinary health offerings and courses that contribute to the College's general education requirements. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.

All applications must include the following materials: letter of application as well as separate statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; graduate transcripts; course syllabi; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, applicants should explain how their pedagogy will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment.

  • To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click "Faculty" and "Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies". Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the AAA meetings in Washington, DC in December. For questions related to this search, please contact Jason Pribilsky, Search Committee Chair, at pribiljc@whitman.edu.

Willamette University (OR) - Global Climate Change and Environmental Health - Aug 29Edit

The Environmental and Earth Sciences Department at Willamette University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2015. The Department of Environmental and Earth Sciences (EES) is hiring a full-time, tenure track position in Global Climate Change and Environmental Health. Successful applicants will have expertise in the human health dimensions of global climate change such as (but not limited to) infectious disease, food security, water resources, or population displacement, and an aptitude for and commitment to teaching and research in an interdisciplinary environmental science department. The individual will contribute to our core EES curriculum at both the upper and lower division levels (including participation in rotational team teaching of our introductory courses, and supervising senior theses), and also teach one to two upper level courses in his/her area of expertise.

Open Searches: Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

Arizona State University (AZ) - Full-time Lecturer in Anthropology and Global Health (Deadline 19/04/2015)Edit

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change invites applications for a full-time lecturer with an anticipated start date in summer 2015. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible non-tenure eligible position renewable on a fiscal year basis (July 1-June 30) contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit. Salary range is $54,000-$65,000 per year, DOE.

The successful candidate will teach classes mainly in the areas of anthropology and global health. Course assignments may occur during the academic year and the summer, in online or in-person formats, and may include study abroad or other experiential education opportunities. Although teaching will typically constitute a majority of the workload, the successful candidate will also be responsible for administrative duties including, but not limited to, developing new online courses or materials, training faculty and graduate students in online development and teaching, tracking instructional outcomes, serving as a liaison to ASU Online, working closely with instructional designers, coordinating online teaching plans, management of course blackboard roll-overs, hiring and managing graders, and other duties as assigned in support the success of our courses and degrees.

Minimum qualifications: • An earned master's degree by time of appointment in anthropology or closely related field from a regionally-accredited university • Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the baccalaureate level • Experience working in online environments • Three years of instructional experience in a university environment • One year of related administrative work experience

Desired qualifications: • An earned doctorate by time of appointment in anthropology, or a related social-scientific field, from a regionally-accredited university • An MPH or related graduate level training in global health or related fields • Knowledge and/or certification in Quality Matters and proficiency in Blackboard as an instructor • Familiarity with ASU instructional procedures and software • Experience with experiential learning, such as in study abroad • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and manage multiple tasks • Previous experience in developing online educational materials and course evaluation • Evidence of effective written and verbal communication skills • Evidence of a career trajectory focused predominantly on university-level instruction • Evidence of teaching excellence, such as teaching awards • Experience in undergraduate student and academic support services, such as advising

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change is a global leader in social science research and teaching with degree programs in such traditional areas of anthropology as paleoanthropology, cultural anthropology and archaeology as well as newer transdisciplinary fields like mathematical epidemiology, global health and environmental studies. The successful candidate will be a key member of a highly effective and collegial academic and student service team and welcome to participate in the broader academic life of the unit, such as attending faculty meetings. Information about the School of Human Evolution and Social Change can be found at http://shesc.asu.edu.

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change actively seeks and supports a diverse workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For more information on ASU's non-discrimination statement, please visit: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

  • To apply, please submit to https://academicjobsonline.org the following materials: 1). letter of application explaining your interest in the position, administrative experience, and professional goals, 2) teaching philosophy statement relevant to teaching a diverse student body in online and in-person settings, interest in experiential and other less traditional teaching modalities, 3) resume/curriculum vitae, 4) names and email addresses of three people willing to provide a professional reference, 5) any other materials you believe will assist the committee in evaluating your candidacy. Initial review of applications will begin on April 19, 2015. If not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Only complete applications will be considered. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. The School does not pay for expenses associated with travel or interviews. A background check is required for employment.

Cleveland State University - Visiting Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology Edit

Cleveland State University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor position available August 17, 2015, for the academic year, with the possibility of renewal for one more year.

Duties: Teach up to a maximum of 16 credits per semester of undergraduate courses in biological anthropology, serve on committees as required.

Salary range: Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications: ABD in anthropology by August 17, 2015, with a specialization in biological anthropology; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology; teaching experience with introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in biological anthropology and urban medical anthropology. Interest in investigating issues in urban biological or medical anthropology, such as nutrition and health in local ethnic communities, will be an advantage. Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. Additional preferred qualifications include the ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

  • Application Requirements: Send cover letter that details experience and interests, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, a summary chart of teaching evaluations, and three references. All materials must be submitted through http://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/3119. Position is Open until Filled. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Hiring is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

7/27: Position filled

Duke University-- Evolutionary Anatomy/Anthropology - Postdoctoral Associates (Application Review Immediately) Edit

The School of Medicine and Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University are seeking full-time Postdoctoral Associates who will contribute to the teaching of medical students in Medical Human Gross Anatomy and students and residents in other anatomically-based medical school courses at an advanced and clinical level. Candidates will be expected to participate in research in the laboratories of the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology. Priority will be given to candidates interested in working with faculty who teach in the medical school or teach anatomy courses at the university using medical school resources, which include Daniel Schmitt, Richard Kay, and Christine Wall.

Appointments may be for one to three years with the possibility of annual renewal thereafter. The length of initial and renewal appointments is based on multiple factors including experience, performance, and budgetary considerations. Teaching and research performance are evaluated annually with renewal based on these evaluations. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D or expect to do so prior to starting in the position.

Applicants should send an application letter summarizing teaching experience and research interests, CV, and contact information for three references to Daniel Schmitt (Daniel.schmitt@duke.edu). Applications will be evaluated by a search committee, with final appointment recommended by the Gross Anatomy Course Director. Applicants are welcome to contact Drs. Schmitt, Kay, or Wall to discuss research opportunities

  • Screening of applications will begin immediately. The positions are available to begin by March 1, 2015 and priority will be given to applicants with an early availability, however it may be possible to start in the position as late as July 1, 2015. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and especially encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.

Grand Valley State University (MI) - Non-TT, Full-Time Anatomy and/or Physiology (1 yr. renewable) - May 18Edit

Grand Valley State University is accepting applications for a 9-month, full-time affiliate faculty position in Anatomy and Physiology in the Biomedical Sciences Department, with employment beginning August 2015.  Qualified applicants will be committed to classroom teaching in anatomy and physiology and be willing to intellectually engage undergraduate students.  Individuals must have demonstrated the ability to teach human anatomy and physiology lectures and associated labs.  The successful applicant must have an advanced degree beyond a Bachelors and expertise in teaching human anatomy and /or physiology.  Duties include a 12-15 contact hour teaching load per semester with at most three unique course preparations. 

  • The initial appointment is for one year, followed by an opportunity for a second year appointment.  Thereafter, affiliate faculty are eligible for renewable three-year contracts.
  • The review process will begin on May 18th and will continue until the position is filled.  For more information and to apply: https://www.gvsujobs.org.  Include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, contact information for three references, and scanned copies of your transcripts.  Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Frank Sylvester; Affiliate Search Chair; (sylvestf@gvsu.edu).
  • Note: Affiliates mainly teach gen ed level courses and A&P for nursing students.  Affiliates with the appropriate expertise may also teach 200-level human physiology labs, 200-level human anatomy lectures and/or 300-level cadaver anatomy labs.

Indiana University South Bend - Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology (Deadline 15 February 2015) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Indiana University South Bend invites applications for a Visiting Lecturer position. The successful candidate will be broadly trained and will teach 12 credits per semester, including introductory courses in cultural anthropology and/or human origins and prehistory. IU South Bend is the third largest campus in the Indiana University system and serves the north central Indiana community.

Eligibility: MA in Anthropology, PhD preferred.

The position will begin August 2015 and is for one year. Subject to performance and funding, a second year as visitor may be added.

  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015
  • Phone interview stage (3/18)--The rejection e-mail stated they went with candidates with a cultural anth focus
  • Same here, they provided a list of criteria they used to select the short-list candidates. Nicest rejection letter one could receive.
  • Would you mind sharing what those criteria were?
  • Ph.D. in hand, focus in cultural anthropology, emphasis on teaching (over research), evidence of researching the department and potential complimentary contributions.
  • Thanks, that's interesting.

Johns Hopkins University - 2 Anatomy Postdoctoral Fellowships - Feb 1, 2015Edit

The Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is seeking applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships, to begin July 1, 2015. Applicants must have completed Ph.D. degree by the date of appointment. The initial term of appointment is for one year, with a possible extension for a second year. Responsibilities include 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 available (see: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/fae/fae.html). Prior experience teaching in a cadaver-based human anatomy course is essential. A letter of application, CV, and the names of three referees should be e-mailed to adaniel@jhmi.edu.

  • The deadline for applications is February 1, 2015. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)- Lecturer in Anatomy (apply by March 15)Edit

The Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Missouri School of Medicine is seeking a non-tenure track lecturer to begin in the Fall of 2015. The primary responsibility of this position will be anatomical education for graduate students, medical students, and/or undergraduate nursing and health care professions students. 

Preference will be given to individuals with experience teaching a lab-based human gross anatomy course. Candidates with interests in morphology-based research and whose interests complement those of current faculty in the Integrative Anatomy group (http://anatomy.missouri.edu) will be given priority. The Integrative Anatomy Group provides a collegial environment with substantial opportunities for intellectual creativity and diverse research. Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. The position requires a PhD or MD, or equivalent professional training and expertise.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, a current CV, and a list of at least three references to the MU web site. University of Missouri web site is hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/. At the top of the webpage, select ‘prospective employees’ and search for ‘pathology’ to reach the link for the position. The Job ID number is 15689. For questions about the position, you can contact Carol Ward at wardcv@missouri.edu. This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.  The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

  • This position is in addition to the Assistant Teaching Professor position.
  • Apply by March 15

University of Montana (MT) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology, non-TT (Deadline April 30 2015) - OFFER MADEEdit

The University of Montana invites applications for a non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor position in Anthropology, beginning August 2015, focused on Forensic Anthropology.  The teaching load will consist of four courses per semester, which will range from introductory courses through graduate seminars and will include classes in forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, osteology, forensic science, and other subjects in biological anthropology.  Duties will also include advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, including serving on graduate committees.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology Certification (those without may still be considered, so you may still apply!)
  • A research agenda in forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and/or skeletal biology as evidenced by funding, publications, presentations, and experience
  • A geographic focus that enhances the Department, preferably in an area or areas within western North America
  • Use of advanced computational methods in research
  • Experience with stable isotope analysis of bones
  • Strong teaching abilities, demonstrated through experience, favorable evaluations, and philosophy, preferably including experience with lab and online classes
  • No offense to anyone who applies to this, but this job ad makes me want to throw up. (x2) - We'd like you to have sophisticated analysis tools at your fingertips, but we'll have you teach 4/4 so you won't actually have time to use them. Also, you will serve on graduate committees, but we won't employ you for long enough to actually see anyone to graduation. Delightful. [Note from the person who has done this job for the past 3 years and was just hired on a TT line here, it's a tough load, but you'd have a ton of support from other faculty. There's a TT line that will be opening shortly and this person would have the inside track--which doesn't guaranty a hire, but does make it more likely.]
  • 5/8 - Skype interviews scheduled
  • 6/4 - Rejection. Offer made to other candidate.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC) - Biological Anthropology Lecturer (Deadline June 1, 2015) - CANCELLEDEdit

https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/74384

The Department of Anthropology seeks a biological anthropologist whose research emphasizes a developmental perspective on human biology and variation, with an emphasis on evolutionary approaches to development and health (such as life history theory or the developmental origins of health and disease) and/or the interaction between human biology and the environment. Areas of interest include anthropological dimensions of genetics, epigenetics, nutrition, energetics, or the microbiome. We are interested in individuals who conduct field-based research integrating biological data within an ecological and social context. Geographic areas are open.

Likely courses include: Human Genetics, Evolutionary Medicine, Human Evolution and Adaptation, Biological Anthropology Theory and Proactive, and a fifth class to be determined.

  • For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, CV/Resume, Cover Letter and contact information of three references.
  • (6/22) According to the online application status, this posting has been canceled.

University of Washington - Biological Anthropology-Lecturer, Full-time (Deadline April 10 2015) - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa10553/

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a one-year, full-time lecturer position (not tenure eligible) in biocultural anthropology, beginning September 16, 2015. Reappointment for an additional year or years is possible pending funding. We seek a biological anthropologist who has a record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants must have earned a doctorate by the date of appointment; applicants who have not completed their PhD at the time of application will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will include six undergraduate courses in biological anthropology, across three quarters of a nine-month academic year. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Salary is competitive.

To apply, send a single PDF file including the following items in the specified order: (1) a cover letter that describes the applicant’s teaching interests, experience, academic preparation and publications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) up to two course syllabi; (4) contact information for three professional references; and (5) a brief statement on how the applicant’s teaching addresses diversity and encourages an inclusive environment of individuals and groups from underrepresented backgrounds in the classroom and larger university community. Send this file to biolec15@uw.edu with the following subject header: UW Lecturer Position Your Name. Cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Steven Goodreau, Chair, Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Anthropology. Applications received by April 10, 2015 are assured consideration. Questions should be directed to Dr. Steven Goodreau at goodreau@uw.edu.

The Department of Anthropology values colleagues who have a strong commitment to an academic environment that promotes diversity. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or other protected veterans.

  • from an email sent around with the advertisement:
  • A few things are worth noting about the position:
  • -The teaching load is reasonable---six courses a year on a quarter system which means two courses per quarter for three quarters (Sept-June).
  • -While only 1-year is guaranteed, we regularly get enough buyouts and have a growing undergraduate program so renewals are likely. The last two people to occupy this position stayed for multiple years and then left for tenure-track positions.
  • -While the specific courses are TBD based on our developing curriculum needs, the faculty are in agreement that we want the lecturer to have  flexibility to teach at least some of the courses they have the most passion/experience with. 
  • -The UW and the anthropology department cares a lot about diversity issues, so is particularly trying to get a diverse pool of applicants who have inclusive teaching and mentoring styles. 
  • -Salary is competitive
  • Seattle is a pretty great place to live (although housing is pricey because of this).
  • Has anyone heard anything about this position yet? (May 6)
  • 5/12 - rejection email
  • I've had no notification of rejection or otherwise. Anyone invited to interview?
  • Nothing here (5/6) (x2)
  • 7/8 - interviews conducted this week.
  • 7/6 - rejection email.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15Edit

Open Searches: Half-Time / Part-Time PositionsEdit

MacEwan University (Edmonton, Canada) Permanant Half time Lab Instructor, Biological Anthropology & Archaeology - Feb 17Edit

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).

The Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science at MacEwan University invites applications for a half-time probationary appointment as a lab instructor in anthropology, commencing July 1, 2015, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will teach introductory and senior labs in both archaeology and biological anthropology, and will also be expected to support the work of the department by maintaining, enhancing, and facilitating student access to the anthropology lab collections.

Preferred candidates will hold at least an M.A. in a relevant area of expertise, will have lab experience involving both material culture and skeletal remains (human and faunal), and will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), and academic transcripts. Three letters of reference, quoting the competition number, should be sent directly from referees to careers@macewan.ca.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Shahidul Islam, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science, at IslamS@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

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

Apply Online: Apply Now

  • A review of applications will begin February 17, 2015 and will continue until shortlisting is complete.

COMPLETED SEARCHESEdit

Appalachian State University (AZ) - Adjunct in Biological Anthropology (Open until Filled 05/04/2015) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a non-tenure track appointment in Biological Anthropology at the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor. The position will begin August 15, 2015 and may be renewable for the spring semester (pending funding). PhD in anthropology preferred, but ABD will be considered. Teaching experience is required. Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching general education and/or courses with an evolutionary focus. The successful applicant will teach one lecture section of our general education course (Our Primate Heritage) and four lab sections (lab manual provided). This course is intended to introduce non-majors to topics in biological anthropology and the syllabus may be developed based on the interests of the instructor.

Applicants must provide (1) a letter of application, which includes very brief research and teaching statements; and (2) a CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Applications should be sent electronically to Robbinsgm@appstate.edu (Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug, Department of Anthropology, Boone, North Carolina, 28608). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University is one of the 16 members of the University of North Carolina system, located near the Blue Ridge Parkway.The Department of Anthropology has 10 tenure-stream faculty and 2 full-time lecturers. We have approximately 120 majors (30 in biological anthropology) and campus enrollment is about 16,000. ASU anthropology is well known for collegiality and the University is ranked 9th in the Southeast for Master’s level universities. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Robbins Schug. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. The university website is http://www.appstate.edu.

  • Note: The lecture is scheduled for T/TH 3:30 to 4:45 and labs run all day Wednesday starting at 9:00 and ending at 5:00. So, this position is equivalent to a three course load and it requires the lecturer to be on campus one full day and two afternoons a week. An undergraduate lab assistant will be provided so lab set-up and break-down is done for you.
  • Offer made and accepted.

Arizona State University (AZ) - Evolutionary Medicine  - two positions, assistant or associate - Dec 1st - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

Arizona State University is making a major commitment to developing the field of Evolutionary Medicine. There are plans to recruit up to eight faculty members for the new interdisciplinary Center for Evolution & Medicine, headed by Dr. Randolph Nesse.

The Center and the School of Human Evolution and Social Change invite applications for up to two tenure-eligible faculty positions in a transformative research and teaching initiative that will establish evolutionary biology as a crucial basic science for medicine and public health. Appointment may be at the assistant or associate level. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Research areas may include topical focus on the implications for health of one or more of the following: diet/metabolism, the developmental origins of human disease, behavior, reproduction/development, environmental exposures, life history, and ecological conditions in small scale societies. These topics can be in reference to current and past epidemics and/or diseases of modern environments.

Minimum qualifications include a M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent in anthropology, human/evolutionary biology, genetics, epidemiology, demography, or related field; demonstrated readiness to teach undergraduate social science and/or global health courses; and capacity to operate effectively in a collaborative, transdisciplinary research environment. For assistant rank candidates, we require evidence of potential for high levels of research productivity and impact, as well as for teaching excellence. For associate rank candidates, research of outstanding quality and international impact, success in obtaining external funding, and evidence of teaching excellence are required.

Desired qualifications for all candidates include experience mentoring and supporting students, and a strong record of field, laboratory, and/or model-based research.

  • The application deadline is December 1, 2014. If not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Applicants must apply online athttp://academicjobsonline.org and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references.
  • Rejection email saying no additional materials needed (12/15) x 2
  • Invitation for campus interview (1/30)
  • There are 5 candidates total.
  • Offers have been made. (3/26)
  • And accepted. 

Arizona State University (AZ) - Evolutionary Anthropology - two positions - Oct. 20 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University invites applications for Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of August 2015. The School intends to hire up to two candidates as we continue to expand our world-class program in evolutionary social science. We seek applicants with exceptional scholarly potential in advancing understandings of the dynamic interactions between biology and culture responsible for human uniqueness. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology, psychology, or related field, and evidence of potential for high levels of research productivity and impact, and for teaching excellence. 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. Specific research topic, approach, and region is open, and the candidate’s program of research may be focused on human biocultural evolution in deep or more recent times, including in contemporary societies. 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.

  • We will begin reviewing applicants on October 20, 2014. Reviews may occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Applicants must apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4523 and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. You may address your cover letter to Professor Robert Boyd, 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).
  • (Nov 6) I received an email saying "We do not require any additional information from you at this time", one day after submitting my application. A similarly worded email was sent around last year; folks were confused about whether it was a rejection or just a confirmation of receipt. Any ideas?
  • Probably a rejection as I know someone who was asked for additional materials (11/6)
  • Request for additional materials via Interfolio (~11/1)
  • I can confirm based on last year that's a politely worded rejection. Of course, it leaves options open for them to ask for more info later. But highly unlikely that will happen.
  • Have any of the long-listed people heard anything?
  • No news?
  • Has anyone received a rejection letter yet? (1/15)
  • Still haven't heard anything either way.
  • Were you asked for additional materials?
  • yes, I submitted additional materials on November 20th and haven't heard anything about campus visits
  • Still nothing? Seems like a while since the request for additional materials (1/22)
  • Heard that shortlist has been made and job talks scheduled. (1/24)
  • Can anyone confirm this? (1/30)
  • Yes. (1/31)
  • Does anyone know if offers were made for these positions yet?
  • Credible rumor is yes. (3/26)
  • Offer made and accepted.
  • Anyone know if they ended up making one or two offers?
  • One offer. 

Boston University (MA) - Biological Anthropology - Oct. 15 - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Boston University Department of Anthropology invites applications from biological anthropologists for a tenure-­‐track position at the level of Assistant Professor starting July 2015, pending Provost approval. The department encourages applicants with research interests in the biology of humans and other primates. The preferred focus will be one or more of the following: evolutionary theory, population or behavioral genetics, and/or brain evolution. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. by the start date, proven teaching ability, and a strong record of research and publications.

Please submit a letter of application including research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4297 and address any queries to Prof. Cheryl Knott, Chair, Biological Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Boston University, at bioanjob@bu.edu.

  • Applications should be received before October 15, 2014 to ensure full consideration.
  • Again?  This seach must have failed last year.  (8/9)
  • It's a different search. Kevin Langergraber left. (8/9)
  • Has anybody heard anything about this position? Is it approved?
  • I don't know if it is approved, but I did get an affirmative action form to fill out from HR on 10/20, so I would assume so?
  • Reasonably certain that this is an approved search... 
  • Letters and reprints requested (11/18) (x4)
  • Any news about this search? The deadline for additional material and letters of recommendation was two months ago but I haven't heard anything after that... (02/06)
  • Nothing; I have gotten no updates since submitting letters and reprints on Dec 3rd (2/06) (x2)
  • Invitation for on campus interview (3/12) (x2)
  • Offer has gone out.
  • Offer has been accepted (6/11)

California State University, Northridge (CA) - Bio Archaelogist or Bio Cultural Anthropologist - Oct. 15 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The California State University, Northridge Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a 3-field-trained (archaeology, biological, socio-cultural) anthropologist who studies the interface of culture and human biology in either modern or archaeological human populations. Specific areas of interest can include: some aspect of human biocultural evolution; biocultural adaptation to environmental or culture change; the causes and consequences of disease or physical violence in ancient or modern populations; past or contemporary patterns of health, nutrition, diet, and/or reproduction. Geographic area of research is open, but preference will be given to candidates who work in the Americas. The successful candidate will complement or enhance the existing strengths of the program, support the three-field emphases of our B.A. and M.A. programs, and be able to teach some or all of the following: Introduction to Archaeology and/or Physical Anthropology; Human Variation; Medical Anthropology; Applied Anthropology; Quantitative Methods; Archaeological and/or Biological Theory; Anthropological Methods; undergraduate and graduate seminars in Archaeology or Biological Anthropology; as well as develop new courses in their specific area of specialization.

The standard teaching load at CSUN is three courses per semester the first year of appointment, and four courses per semester thereafter. Faculty are also expected to maintain an active research or consulting programme, including pursuing external funding and publishing in appropriate scholarly or professional venues. Candidates will be expected to affiliate their research with the Anthropological Research Institute associated with the Department of Anthropology. Service to the department, college, and university is also a key job responsibility. For more information about the department and University, visit our website at http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/anthropology.

  • Screening of applications will begin 15 October, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three referees to the address below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide letters of recommendation; sample syllabi; copies of publications; and/or verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. Evidence of Ph.D. in Anthropology or related discipline required at time of Appointment
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015 and Archaeology Jobs 2014-2015
  • Request for additional materials (10/24) (x4)
  • Their original email asking for materials and letters was lost (not even in spam) and thankfully they emailed again. Still, might be worth it for people to check their spam folders! (X2)
  • Phone interview requested (x3)
  • Campus visit scheduled
  • 4/16 - Met the person who got the job 

Central Connecticut State University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor, Biological Anthropology - Jan. 31 - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Central Connecticut State University's Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2015. We are a small, friendly department whose faculty members are engaged in research, writing, and teaching. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Biological Anthropology and contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology; ABD will be hired at the rank of instructor. Commitment to serving culturally diverse communities. College teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications: Specialization in Biological Anthropology. Will teach: Introduction to Biological Anthropology; Laboratory in Biological Anthropology; Theories of Evolution and Behavior; the Anthropology of Human Differences; additional courses reflecting the specialty of the applicant. A record of scholarly activity (e.g., publications and presentations at professional conferences). Acceptable publications and presentations are those that have been externally-reviewed for appropriateness (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles and conference presentations, edited book chapters, or books).

2/11:Any news?

2/12: I emailed on Monday to double check that my materials made it from the automated system to the actual search committee and was told that they did, I was hoping they might also include information in their reply on a timeline for decisions/notifications but they did not

Anything? (x2)

  • 3/6/15  Just got a request for letters of reference to be sent in ASAP and to schedule a phone interview for next week. (x3)
  • 3/13/15 invitation for campus interview (by phone from dept chair) (x2)
  • 4/23/15 rejection email (x2)
    • Did the people who got rejection emails have phone and/or campus interviews?  Did the email say an offer had been made and/or accepted?
      • No, I didn't get a phone/campus interview. The email said they identified other candidates [plural] whose qualifications more closely matched what they're looking for. So sounds like they are narrowing down their long/short list.
  • 5/11/15 offer was made and accepted

College of New Jersey (NJ) - Biological Anthropology - review begins Oct. 1 - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Sociology & Anthropology Department at the College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in biological anthropology at the Assistant Professor rank, to commence in Fall 2015. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. We are seeking a teacher-scholar committed to undergraduate liberal arts education with an active research program in the health of modern humans. Any geographic focus is welcome. Successful candidates will be able to teach Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Human Evolution, and will develop courses related to health and human biology. We welcome a colleague whose research and teaching combines biological research and attention to human inequality. This hire will join a small but growing anthropology program that supports a rapidly expanding Public Health minor popular with pre-Med students. The hire will create courses in biological/physical anthropology that would complement our existing strengths in cultural anthropology, in preparation for launching a new anthropology major. Candidates should provide evidence that they can maintain a successful program of research at an undergraduate-focused public college with a limited research budget. The standard teaching load is three courses (usually two preps) per semester. In addition to teaching and research, faculty participates in the TCNJ community through a variety of service contributions. Candidates must provide evidence that they can contribute to the development of our intellectual community.

The TCNJ Department of Sociology & Anthropology values diversity and appreciates the perspective that members of a diverse community can bring to the enhancement of learning. For more information on our program and specific descriptions of the undergraduate specializations, visit our website at: http://sociology.pages.tcnj.edu/.

  • Send a letter describing how your credentials meet these needs, a copy of your curriculum vitae, a recent publication, and names of three references by September 1, 2014, to Dr. Elizabeth Borland, Chair of Sociology & Anthropology, bioant@tcnj.edu. After initial review, candidates may then be asked to submit a statement of teaching philosophy, description of research program, student evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and copies of additional publications. They may also be asked to request letters of recommendation be emailed by the recommenders. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. The successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Request for additional materials (9/5) (x4)
  • Note: AAA website says that the deadline has been extended, now a rolling deadline. And I have inquired about medical anthro and they are happy to accept applications from medical anthropologists.[posted 09/16]
  • Link to new ad (review begins Oct. 1).
  • Request for Skype interview (x3) (10/8)
  • Interesting, since it appears they did a first round and are asking for more interviews - did they happen to give any information in the request about when they expected to be making decisions on campus interviews etc?
  • Wonder if it's too early to ask for an update...
  • Any news, campus interviews scheduled?
  • Rejection email (x3) (11/18)
  • Anyone heard from them?
  • 12/16: the position just got posted again (?): http://careercenter.aaanet.org/jobs/6700474
  • They will not reconsider applicants from previous rounds, FYI. Wonder what's going on with this search... 
  • It looks like they are starting the search over. As mentioned above, they have re-posted the position but it is for "new applicants"...just in case anybody else was planning to email them. Kind of strange indeed.
  • I applied in the first round, had a skype interview, and a few days ago got an email asking if I still wanted to be considered for the position.
  • Jeez, that makes the email I got seem somewhat disingenuous. How unpleasant! They must realize that we check the Wikis... 
  • I heard they cannot re-consider applicants who were rejected in the first round.
  • I had a first round Skype interview in October and just got called for a campus interview in February. Not sure how many people they are bringing in.

Dartmouth College (NH) - Biological Anthropologist - Sept. 1 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time appointment at the tenure-track or tenured levels in biological anthropology. A preference exists for specializations in paleoanthropology or human biology and for advanced assistant or recently tenured associate professors, although post-docs and recent PhD recipients are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a proven capacity for integrating lab and field research and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring. The appointment will begin July 1, 2015.

  • Formal review of applications will begin September 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references via Interfolio at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/25291.
  • 8/4 - anyone know what the course load is?
  • Since this is Dartmouth, would assume 2/2...
  • -They are on quarter system, so not sure what it would be
  • Does anyone experienced with Dartmouth know what the tenure requirements/expectations are? (8/11)
  • I've heard they might be kind of unrealistic like some of the other Ivies. Being a private Ivy, I doubt they release transparent data on tenure rates.  (x2)
  • For what it is worth I believe this is a replacement hire for a faculty member who was denied tenure
  • It also might be worth knowing that they have twice, in the last 4 years, hired associate professors (bioanth in 2010, archaeology in 2011) even though they explicitly advertised for positions at the assistant professor level.
  • 9/10: Submitted by the 1st, then today got an email from Interfolio asking me to fill out a 'General Applicant Information' form which basically is a summary of cover letter info (name, date of degree, diss title, sig pub, areas of interest, names and institutions of references). Kind of tacky to make the candidates resummarize themselves in this way after submission of full apps...
  • 9/26 - request for additional materials (x2)
  • 10/17 - any more recent news?
  • 10/19 - and I am curious to know what kinds of additional materials were requested.  Was this the 'General Applicant Information' sent to applicants after submission, letters of reference, or something else entirely?
  • 10/20 They have announced their shortlist
    • Was short list announced by email?
    • 11/21 Any recent news? 
  • Offer made and accepted.

Emory University (GA) - Biological Anthropology / Behavioral Ecologist - Nov. 8 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Emory University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Biological Anthropology. We seek a scientifically-oriented anthropologist pursuing theoretically rigorous study of behavior and ecology of free-ranging non-human primates. The ideal candidate will have an established field research program that will provide research opportunities for both the candidate and future graduate students. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree, have a strong research record, and be committed to quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates also must be able and willing to regularly teach an introductory course in primatology. Ability to interact effectively with faculty in a broadly inclusive department is important. The Department of Anthropology and Emory University embrace diversity and seek candidates who will participate in a climate that attracts students of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage qualified women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

  • Please send a curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, and complete contact information for three references to: AnthroFacultySrch@emory.edu. Applications accepted through November 8, 2014. Emory University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
  • The original AAA posting said the deadline was Nov 15th "for full consideration" and names of four references, not three. Is it safe to assume they're still accepting applications as of 11/14? 
  • 11/18: Email requesting letters (x4)
  • 12/12: Notified by phone that I'm on the short-list
  • Offer made and accepted.

George Washington University (DC) - Hominid Paleobiology - Oct. 31 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured (i.e., Assistant/Associate Professor-level) position in Hominid Paleobiology in the Department of Anthropology, to begin August 1, 2015. We seek candidates that complement the current strengths of the faculty in the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology (http://cashp.columbian.gwu.edu ).

Essential qualifications: 1) research that focuses on analyzing the morphology of the fossil evidence relevant to human evolution, 2) excellence in research and teaching as demonstrated by publications and course evaluations, 3) an active field and/or laboratory program, 4) evidence of the demonstrated ability or potential to attract external funding for research support; 5) a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field in hand by August 1, 2015.

  • Applicants should complete an online application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/23710 and upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a c.1,000-word statement of research agenda and teaching interests. Finalists will be required to submit three letters from professional referees. Review will begin on October 31, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Questions about the position should be addressed to Bernard Wood, Chair of the Search Committee, at bwood@gwu.edu or <a href="tel:202-994-6077">202-994-6077</a>. In addition to completing the online application, applicants should send their application material directly to bwood@gwu.edu.
  • 11/11 letters requested
  • Talks scheduled [posted 11/26]
  • offer made
  • offer accepted (posted 4-13)

Humboldt State University (CA) - Biological Anthropology - Jan. 12 - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Tenure-Track Faculty, Biological Anthropology Starting August 2015. Department of Anthropology, Humboldt State University. Job #7600 

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state.

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Biological Anthropology.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/Salary-Schedule.xls. Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.calstate.edu/Benefits/Summaries/2007_Faculty-Unit%203.pdf.

Professional Qualifications: An earned PhD or related terminal degree in Anthropology or related field with an emphasis in Biological Anthropology or related emphasis from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment.The successful candidate must demonstrate the following: Expertise in several of the core areas of Biological Anthropology; Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds; Potential for teaching excellence that incorporates a variety of active learning methodologies; Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences (including online graduate courses for the Applied Anthropology MA program); Ability to begin offering a regular summer field school within two years of appointment; Record of, or potential for, involving and/or supervising students in research and scholarly activity; and Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, upper and lower-division, general education and graduate level).

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

Professional Duties: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence that includes effective and innovative pedagogical approaches and active learning. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach and supervise research across several major topics in Biological Anthropology and develop their own research program. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students and may include the following courses: an upper-division Human Biology and Evolution course (General Education); upper-division major courses such as Biological Anthropology Lab, Skeletal Biology and Forensics, Paleoanthropology, Primatology, Tropical Ecology and Conservation, and Topics in Evolutionary Medicine; and graduate level courses in the Applied Anthropology MA program. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are teaching; research, creative activity and scholarship; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

General Information: Dedication to superior instruction of undergraduates is a long-standing tradition at Humboldt State University. The Department of Anthropology is known for providing students with well-rounded degrees and opportunities to undertake research in Archaeology, Cultural and Biological Anthropology. The department is growing with 160 majors and has a strong interest in fostering communication across the sub-disciplines in Anthropology. The department has an Archaeology Lab, a Biological Anthropology Lab, and an integrated Cultural Resources Facility (an active CRM operation). The department runs annual field schools in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology and has a newly instituted 'limited residency' M.A. in Applied Anthropology where students attend a Summer Institute and continue their degree online. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/anthropology/.

Application: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:Letter of application; Curriculum vitae; Application for Academic Employment: http://apptrkr.com/537965; Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and Names and contact information for three professional references.

Additional application materials such as three letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations (if available) will be requested after initial review.

Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to: anthrosearch@humboldt.edu'

In letter of application, please refer to Job #7600. Please direct any questions pertaining to this position to: Dr. Mary Scoggin, Search Committee Chair Department of Anthropology Humboldt State University One Harpst Street Arcata, California 95521-8299 Phone: (707) 826-4124 Email: anthrosearch@humboldt.edu

  • Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 12, 2015. Early response is encouraged.
  • 1/4: Anyone know if this is geared toward an inside candidate?
  • 1/6: Hmmm. I don't think so, although I believe there are several individuals associated with the department that would be well-suited for the position. I emailed to ask a question and the response was quite encouraging (and I have no connection to/experience with this department). If there is an inside candidate, they seem to be open to considering outside candidates as well.
  • 1/31: Has anyone heard anything? It sounded like they had planned for a quick turn around but I have not heard either way.
  • 2/4: Nothing here
  • 2/11: request for a phone interview next week (X 3).
  • 2/24: Any news? 
  • Invitation for campus interview. (2/27)
  • 4/22: Rejection letter received (x3) stated offer was made and accepted 

Indiana University Bloomington (IN) - Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology/Human Biology - Nov. 1 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington seeks to hire a biological anthropologist at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) to start August 2015 with PhD in hand. This hire will be shared with the undergraduate interdisciplinary Human Biology program, with teaching responsibilities split equally between the two units. We are particularly interested in a scholar with an active laboratory and/or field-based research program in human biology (broadly defined to include molecules to morphology to behavior, and from the past to the present) that is informed by evolutionary theory and that addresses questions of broad anthropological significance. The candidate should demonstrate ability and interest in innovative undergraduate teaching in the human biology program (including case-based learning and interdisciplinary team-teaching) as well as a large introductory class in biological anthropology and upper-level and graduate courses in the areas of expertise.

  • Link to Apply: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/1052
  • Review of applications will begin by November 1st and will continue until the position is filled. We may conduct preliminary interviews through Skype or at the AAA meetings in Washington D.C.
  • References were contacted for letters (~11/10) x 5
  • Anyone know if all applicants had refs contacted? Or is this some kind of long-long list?
  • I have not had references contacted, may be some kind of long list.
  • 12/1: Anyone heard anything about AAA interviews?
  • Invitation for skype interview (12/2/2014) x3
  • No news here - guess that's a rejection... x2
  • Any news on this front?
  • Fairly certain campus interviews have been scheduled. (Yes, they have.)
  • Can anyone confirm?
  • I  had a skype interview and asked the search chair afterwards when they might have a short list. She replied (on 12/12) that it will take several weeks to get university approval and that they're hoping to interview end of Jan - early Feb. Haven't heard anything since.
  • Yes, same here.
  • Sometimes departments schedule talks just to reserve the timeslots without having selected candidates yet- there will just be a placeholder (candidate 1, candidate 2, etc.) later to be filled. Two questions therefore: 1) Has anyone actually been invited to interview? 2) For the people who wrote "interviews have been scheduled", what's your source of information?
  • Yes, interviews have been scheduled.
  • This is now listed as a 1 yr. position on the AAPA website. This happened for a position at IU Northwest last year. It started as TT and then the funding was taken away. It is too bad IU cant get their act together.
  • Could they be hiring 2 candidates? I know the Human Biology program is a fairly new development.
  • Offer made and accepted for TT position.  Candidate delayed start date, thus the 1 year position.
  • And they emailed everyone who applied for the TT job to invite them to apply for the 1 year position - a bit obnoxious, right?
  • Did anyone receive feedback on what they were (and I guess are) looking for?
    • I was told by search committee chair that they did not consider any ADB candidates at all during the original search, though she did encourage me to apply for 1-year position (I'm ADB).

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (MD) - Primate Functional Morphologist/Anatomist - Feb. 1, 2015 - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2015. The applicant should have a well-developed research program in primate functional morphology, with particular expertise in geometric morphometric methods. Experience in teaching a full cadaver-based human anatomy course to medical students is required. Send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three referees to: adaniel@jhmi.edu. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 1, 2015. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

  • 2/18: rejection email
  • on-campus interviews scheduled
  • 2/25: Anyone know how many candidates are being interviewed?
  • 5/21: How is this search going? 
  • I heard someone was hired (6/12)

Lincoln Memorial University (TN) - Anatomist - Ongoing - TWO OFFERS ACCEPTED; SEARCH CLOSEDEdit

Lincoln Memorial University invites applications for the full-time position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Anatomy. The Assistant/Associate Professor of Anatomy shall have the primary responsibility of the teaching function and shall be held accountable for the teaching obligations as it contributes to the attainment of the mission of the University, the College, and the Department. Qualifications; Required: Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline or equivalent professional preparation. 

  • Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants should submit an LMU application for employment, a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, resume with contact information for three references and official transcripts to Lincoln Memorial University, 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752, Attention: Pamela Lester. Electronic submissions are encouraged to pamela.lester@lmunet.edu. [posted 1 Aug. 2014]

Louisiana State University (LA) - Biological Anthropology - Jan. 26 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Geography and Anthropology invites applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning August 2015. This position will be full-time, tenure-track, with a typical teaching load of two courses fall and spring semester each year, Biological Anthropology etc.; and will meet with and advise graduate and undergraduate students.

Candidates should have a promising program of research, excellence in teaching, potential for external funding, and an interest in graduate mentoring.

Candidate will conduct scholarly research with a focus in Biological Anthropology; work closely with other Anthropologists.

Required Qualifications: A PhD degree in Anthropology or a related field is required at the time of appointment; candidates should have a strong background in skeletal biology, to complement that of current faculty.

Preferred Qualifications: Areas of expertise in which we are interested include, but are not limited to, analysis of isotopes, trace elements, or DNA, biochemistry, and evolutionary developmental biology.

  • 12/9 Letters of recommendation requested
  • They have a "short" list of 6 people.
  • 6 on the short list? Have interviews for all 6 been scheduled or will they narrow down further beforehand? 
  • They are aiming to schedule interviews with 2 or 3 after all letters are received 
  • 1/26 - On-campus interview invitation
  • 2/27 - rejection email x4
  • Does this mean an offer was made/accepted??
  • 3/4 - Rejection email. Offer made and accepted

Ohio University (OH) - Biological Anthro. - Sept. 22 - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University invites applications for a tenure‐track Assistant Professor of Anthropology in biological anthropology beginning in August 2015. We are interested in candidates with research and teaching specialization in human evolution, human diversity, and/or primate behavior and conservation. The specific research area is open. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an active and innovative research program and will be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach upper‐level courses in Human Evolution and their areas of expertise, as well as Introduction to Biological Anthropology. Anthropology faculty at Ohio University currently teach 2 courses per semester: 1 upper‐level course and 1 Introduction to Biological Anthropology course.

Minimum Qualifications: ABD with PhD in Anthropology by the time of appointment; demonstrated teaching excellence; established research agenda; established or promising publication record.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology; demonstrated teaching excellence; established research agenda; established or promising publication record.

LINK to Apply: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/10188

  • For full consideration, please apply by September 22, 2014.
  • FYI - recommendation letters. To me, this advertisement reads as if the system is going to automatically request letters for ALL applicants. I submitted my application a week ago, and no letter requests were sent. I emailed HR (no answer). Now I've called HR and the woman on the phone said, 'no, they would only ask for letters for candidates they were interested in'.
  • in this case we should scratch them from the list of universities violating AAA guidelines
  • Removed from AAA violators list
  • When I emailed HR about it, they manually sent the LOR requests to my recommenders. So, a bit confused.
  • Request for Skype interview (<a href="tel:10/8/2014">10/8/2014</a>) x3
  • On campus interview scheduled [posted 10/24]
  • Offer made and accepted (12/5)

Purdue University (IN) - TT Asst Professor, Biological Anthropology - November 5 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Purdue University Department of Anthropology invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology to begin August 2015. We seek candidates specializing in human biology research focused on contemporary human populations that complements but does not duplicate the work of current faculty. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related discipline is required. Areas of interest include but are not limited to human biology, human biological diversity, nutrition, health, aging, endocrinology, life history, human genetics/epigenetics, microbiome. Individuals working with underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

We seek applicants with an excellent record of scholarly publications and funding, teaching experience, and an active research agenda. The position will require conducting original research, undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, as well as participation in departmental and university administrative activities. An ability to link to Purdue programs or centers addressing society’s grand challenges is preferred (e.g., interdisciplinary studies programs in the College of Liberal Arts or University Centers for Aging and the Life Course, Research on Diversity and Inclusion, The Environment, Ingestive Behavior Research Center, and Discovery Park). Evidence of strong teaching skills is desired. Potential courses include introductory, advanced, and graduate courses in biological anthropology, nutrition, health, quantitative and/or laboratory methods, and specialty courses in the candidate’s research area.

  • To apply: Send electronic applications including a vita and a cover letter stating research and teaching interests and experience, and also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Dr. Michele Buzon, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059; gunion@purdue.edu.
  • For full consideration applications should be received by November 5, 2014 and review will continue until filled. We plan to begin on-campus interviews in December. A background check will be required for employment in this position. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, visit our webpage: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/anthropology. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • 11/19: Rejection letter by email
  • offer made
  • offer accepted [posted 1/17]

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute/UC Davis - Post-doc in Movement and Foraging Ecology of Neotropical Frugivores - Jan. 20th - POSITION FILLEDEdit

A postdoctoral position is available on an NSF-funded project investigating the relationship between cognition and foraging efficiency in a Neotropical frugivore guild. The position is funded by and will be based at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama, but the successful applicant will be expected to spend time each year at the University of California, Davis in the laboratory of Dr. Meg Crofoot.

The research will involve (1) GPS-tracking the movements of six large-bodied, frugivorous mammal species on Barro Colorado Island, Panama during an ecologically simple period when only one major fruit source is available, mapping the spatial distribution of this keystone fruit tree species via remote sensing, and collecting data on individual travel routes, patch visit durations, and fruit intake rates to estimate the relative foraging efficiency of each species, and (2) analyzing observed animal movement patterns to evaluate what frugivores know about the distribution of resources in their habitat and how they integrate that information. The applicant will work as part of a collaborative team with Dr. Crofoot and project collaborators Roland Kays (North Carolina Museum of Natural Science), Ben Hirsch (STRI) and Damien Caillaud (Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund). S/he will be expected to supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and to participate in all aspects of the research project from field work and data collection to managing and analyzing data to writing manuscripts and grant proposals, and will be asked to contribute to the development of research approaches and directions.

Eligibility: a Ph.D. in ecology, animal behavior or a related field with expertise in movement ecology or animal foraging behavior. Experience with field-based animal research and movement modelling is necessary. Proficiency in (or the burning desire to learn) R and/or C/C++, the ability to communicate in Spanish, and experience with animal capture, GPS-tracking and GIS software are highly desirable.

The position will begin May 2015 and, subject to performance and funding, will last up to two years, with an initial appointment of 13/2 months and a possible renewal for another 12 months.  Salary will be commensurate with experience, and additional funding to defray the costs of professional travel is available. STRI in Panama is home to a lively and diverse academic community, and hosts 100s of visiting scientists from around the world each year (http://www.stri.si.edu/). The field station on Barro Colorado Island is well-equipped, accessible and family-friendly.

To apply for this position, send a single pdf file containing: a CV, a 1-page statement of research and professional goals, one representative publication and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Crofoot at crofootm@si.edu.  Please include “Frugivore Cognition Postdoc” in the subject header.  Informal inquiries are welcome at the same address.

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

  • Review of applications will begin Jan 20th, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Position filled (3/19)

Texas A&M University (TX) - Medical Anthropology - 1 Oct. 2014 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in medical anthropology beginning August 2015. We are seeking a scholar whose research explores the intersection between human health/nutrition and migration/development/globalization. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research that is empirically grounded and bridges cultural and biological anthropology. While geographic specialization is open, strong preference will be given to candidates who are working in areas strongly affected by ongoing processes of migration, development, and/or globalization.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses in anthropology each semester ranging from introductory and upper level undergraduate classes to graduate seminars; conduct research in the area of medical anthropology; advise and mentor students; and participate in service to the department, college, and university.

Minimum qualifications: PhD received in 2014 or earlier and a graduate degree in Anthropology. Prior teaching experience, an active ethnographic field research program, research publications in top tier venues, and success in obtaining external grants for research will be considered as strengths in the search process. Applicants are encouraged to articulate how they may contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015
  • Review of applications will begin Oct. 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references as a single pdf file by email to medanth@tamu.edu addressed to the Search Committee chair, Dr. Lori Wright.
  • Letters of reference requested (Oct 16)
  • Short list has been made
  • On campus interviews scheduled
  • Offer accepted

Texas Tech University (TX) - Physical Anthropology - Feb. 1 - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in physical anthropology, to begin September 1, 2015. Candidates must have the PhD by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates whose research area complements the existing strengths of the department in the Indigenous Americas and who have an active field research agenda. Research focus is open, but preference will be given to candidates that have a successful research agenda specific to bio-archaeological issues. The successful candidate will contribute to curriculum by teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in biological anthropology within an evolutionary framework including introduction to physical anthropology, human evolution, human variation, human osteology, paleopathology, and bio-archaeology. In addition, the new colleague will be expected to develop courses related to his or her specializations and to develop a record of seeking outside research funding while at TTU. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. The Anthropology Program within the Department of SASW consists of five full-time tenured and tenure-track anthropologists in a three-field program that offers both Bachelors and Masters Degrees. We also offer a forensic concentration for undergraduate majors, and this candidate will be asked to contribute to this concentration. TTU is a major research university of over 30,000 students. Additional information about the Department and the University can be found at www.ttu.edu. We especially encourage applications from and nominations of members of under-represented groups. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position to the Tech Personnel website http://jobs.texastech.edu. Use the TTU job requisition # 2218BR to apply. The names and contact information of three references should be sent to Robert R. Paine, Department of SASW, Box 1012, TTU, Lubbock, TX 79409-3083, or torobert.paine@ttu.edu. 

  • Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Application email: robert.paine@ttu.edu
  • Application URL: http://www.texastech.edu/careers/faculty-positions.php
  • 2/11 Request for phone interview (x2)
  • 2/16 phone interview (x2)
  • 3/3 Did any phone interviewees get a timeline for the next step?
  • Nothing specific...but I believe it has only been 2 weeks since the phone interviews were completed.
  • 3/9 Contacted to schedule campus interviews
  • Heard an offer was made and accepted (4/14)
  • Rejection email (4/15)

University of Calgary - Postdoctoral Scholar in Primatology - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

We seek a Postdoctoral Scholar for a two-year position to begin in early 2015. The position is funded by the University of Calgary, the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, and grant funds from the main supervisor, Dr. Linda Fedigan.  The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology is the home of four full-time faculty primatologists and their research teams with long-term field projects in Belize, Costa Rica, Ghana and Madagascar. Our collaborative objective is to create synergies and new insights from comparative analyses of our datasets. To that end, we have developed an integrated database as part of the PACE project (Primates Adapting to Changing Environments). PACE currently includes long-term data on three primate species (with three more species datasets shortly to be integrated) and is comprised of behavioural, ecological, demographic, genetic, nutritional and spatial data.  It is both an online database and a physical space with computers, software and data storage devices, including a collection of satellite imagery for our field sites.  We seek a scholar with expertise in one or more of these areas: behavioural, social, spatial and/or reproductive ecology; life history and demography; primate (including human) adaptability in changing environments. The postdoctoral fellow should have a strong interest in collaborative research and cross-specific, comparative studies. They will be given access to the PACE database and encouraged to develop collaborative publications based on the PACE data (and their own data if available), to mentor graduate students and to organize workshops relevant to areas of overlapping interest areas.  

The salary is $50,000CDN per year, plus funds to cover extended health care and some relocation/travel/conference expenses that will be detailed in the offer letter. There are no citizenship requirements but the applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent and be within five years of being awarded the PhD. They must also have a strong publication record, evidence of good analytical and quantitative skills, a history of grant/scholarship success and some experience with relational databases.

  • If you are interested, please send your CV, names of and contact information for two referees, and a short description of your suitability for this position to Neil Griffin via e-mail (ncgriffi@ucalgary.ca).  Applications are being accepted immediately and the position will remain open until filled.  (posted 08/06/14)
  • - Interviews have been held (9/8/2014)
  • Offer made and accepted (10/3/2014)

University of Calgary (CAN) - Palaeoanthropology - Nov. 30 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology & Archaeology at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Palaeoanthropology starting July 1, 2015. Research specializations are open; however, a scholar with interests in hominid evolution and ecology, including palaeoenvironment, diet, and health, would complement current strengths and align with strategic priorities. Geographic and temporal focus is open.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain and grow an active research program with potential multidisciplinary collaboration, and engage in meaningful service activities within the department, faculty, university and community. The incumbent will also be responsible for managing and expanding the teaching paleoanthropology collection housed in the department.

The successful applicant must have a completed Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or a related discipline, with a demonstrated expertise in Paleoanthropology, and a strong record of or potential for teaching and research excellence.

The Department of Anthropology & Archaeology is a multi-track program in biological anthropology, archaeology, and socio-cultural anthropology. We offer undergraduate (B.A. and B.Sc.) and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) degrees. The department plays leading roles in anthropological and archaeological studies throughout the Americas as well as in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Along with a letter of application, applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, evidence of highest degree attained (such as a copy of the diploma), a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interest, and samples of scholarly work. Applicants should also provide the names and addresses (including email address) of three referees.

Complete applications should be sent or emailed to: Palaeoanthropology Search c/o Julie Boyd, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology University of Calgary 2500 University Dr NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada Or by e-mail to: boydj@ucalgary.ca

  • To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by November 30, 2014.
  • Also posted at Archaeology Jobs 2014-2015
  • Confirmation of application (12/2)
  • 12/18: letters requested x 3
  • Interview scheduled (1/28)
  • Offer accepted (4/6)

University of California, Riverside (CA) - Biological Anthropology - Nov. 16 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in biological anthropology beginning July 1, 2015. We seek applications from candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on past human populations, especially in bioarchaeology concerned with health issues resulting from class, gender, or ethnic differences through the study of osteological remains, both in their burial and lived contexts. The ideal candidate’s research and teaching should interface with one or more of the areas of departmental strength. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-division as well as upper-division and graduate courses in her or his field of specialization. Candidates must be ABD at the time of application and must have a PhD. by the time of appointment (07/01/15). Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Complete applications must include a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, up to three scholarly writing samples, recent teaching evidence, and three letters of recommendation. 

Apply here: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00199

  • Review of applications will begin November 16, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Anyone heard anything about this one?
  • Nothing here (x2)
  • 12-19 - Invited for a campus interview (x3)
  • Wow. Did anyone hear anything about a long list? Or a long-short list?--they asked for references up front, so it isn't surprising they didn't contact the long list.
  • No, I  did not (x2).
  • Any news?
  • Job offer made. 
  • Offer accepted 3/26

University of Central Florida (FL) - Biological Anthropology - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

University of Central Florida Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology. Preference will be given to candidates with research interests in skeletal biology or bioarchaeology, with specializations in any of the following areas: bone histology, histopathology, bone chemistry, and human skeletal growth and development. Applicants' research area should emphasize interdisciplinary methods with a STEM-focus, and complement those of existing faculty. Geographical research area is open. Besides their area or field of specialty, it is expected that the hire will teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in biological anthropology, including graduate-level quantitative methods. Ph.D. in Anthropology required at the time of hire with documented evidence of excellence in teaching, an active research agenda, and the ability to successfully obtain grants.

  • The deadline for applications is December 4th. Qualified applicants must apply through the University of Central Florida Department of Human Resources at: http://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, candidates should upload their curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references. Candidates can contact Dr. John Schultz, Chair, Biological Anthropology Search Committee, at 407-823-2227or john.schultz@.ucf.edu with questions.
  • 1/30: Any news? (x2)- have not heard anything
  • Campus interviews were conducted at the end of January. Offer to be made shortly. [posted 2/2]
  • 2/25: Rejection letter (via snail mail)
  • 3/12: Offer accepted

University of Central Missouri (MO), Assistant Professor of Anthropology - November 15 - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of Central Missouri Department of History and Anthropology invites applications for a Tenure Track position, Assistant Professor in Anthropology, Position #998429, and beginning in August 2015.

We seek a biological anthropologist committed to undergraduate teaching and scholarship, with the ability to advise students and teach courses in paleoanthropology, osteology, and forensic anthropology. The applicant must present a record of success in the classroom and evidence of scholarly promise. The teaching load would be four anthropology courses per semester, both introductory and upper-level, as well as advising undergraduate students. A Ph.D. is required by July 31, 2015.

  • Review begins on November 15, 2014, and continues until the position is filled.
  • To apply: Applicants must submit on-line a letter of application, current CV, three current letters of reference, and evidence of teaching excellence to jobs.ucmo.edu. UCM also requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile at jobs.ucmo.edu. For further information contact Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone, Anthropology Search Chair, Clifford@ucmo.edu. UCM is committed to diversity within its community. AA/EEO/ADA
  • Rejection email - 12/19 (x4)
  • On campus interviews scheduled (contacted in January for February or March dates)
  • Email that position was filled

University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO) - Biological Anthropology - Sept. 15 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with an emphasis on biological anthropology. Appointment will begin Fall 2015.

We seek a scholar preferably with a strong history of research and teaching. Preference will be given to researchers whose areas of interest may complement faculty research. These areas may include human behavioral ecology, and/or health or medicine, behavioral research, paleo-archaeology, or population genetics. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory level courses in physical and biological anthropology, and upper division courses in areas of expertise. Preference will be given to applicants with an active field program. Geographical area is open. Ph.D. in hand is required by the time of appointment.

The UCCS Department of Anthropology offers a strong four-field undergraduate curriculum. There is currently no graduate program, and faculty typically involve undergraduates in their research and publication. Standard teaching load is five courses per year (semester system).

  • Request for additional materials 9/25 (x2)
  • Campus interviews are completed (there were three candidates) 11/14
  • 1/15: Rejection letter by email (x5)
  • Offer made and accepted

University of Kansas (KS) - Molecular Genetics: Application to Human Migration and Health - Oct. 27 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Kansas invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track, Assistant Professor level in molecular genetics. Candidates must be involved in an active research program in molecular genetics and its application to human migration and health.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/1850BR or https://employment.ku.edu and click "Search Faculty Jobs"; search by key word [Genetics]. A complete online application includes the following materials: a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research goals, statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references.

  • Initial review of applications begins October 27, 2014 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. Informal inquiries can be directed to Michael Crawford (crawford@ku.edu), Chair of the search committee.
  • Phone interview scheduled (11/7/14)
  • campus interviews completed (12/17/14)
  • It's third hand gossip, so take it for what it's worth, but I heard that an offer has been made (1/21/15)
  • I heard the same thing this morning. But no news on whether the offer has been accepted (1/23/15)
  • The position has been accepted

University of Massachusetts-Amherst (MA) - Biological Anthropologist (Primatology) - Sept. 30 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts seeks a Biological Anthropologist with a research focus in primatology, at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall 2015. PhD required in Anthropology or closely related field at time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a field-based evolutionary ecology perspective focused on the behavior and/or comparative morphology of extant primates, strong record of publication and sponsored research, and a record of teaching excellence. Geographic area is open, but a preference exists for someone with a research focus on African catarrhines. An interest in conservation and the relationships between primate communities and local human populations would be considered a plus.

The department values and encourages research and teaching across the sub-disciplines of anthropology and will be looking to sustain this tradition with this hire. The candidate will be expected to mentor graduate students, and to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, including primate behavior, primate evolution, and a large introductory general education course in biological anthropology. The ability to teach primate anatomy is also desired.

Please submit a letter describing interests and qualifications, and a CV to http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=8AA26E3AF825A56AEEAA584D2E0DBC65?JOBID=51718&type=7. Please also submit three letters of reference to holtb@anthro.umass.edu (or via postal mail: Chair, Primatologist Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Machmer Hall, 240 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003). Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Brigitte Holt, Chair, Primatologist Search Committee at holtb@anthro.umass.edu.

  • Application screening commences on September 30, 2014, and continues until the position is filled.
  • 10/1 - Confirmation of application (x5)
  • 10/29: Rejection email (x6)
  • 10/31 No interviews scheduled??
  • 11/3 Invited for campus interview (x2)
  • 11/5 Haven't heard either way, is this common? (x1)
  • 11/13 It's not uncommon to find out you didn't make the cut via the wiki
  • Offer accepted

University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)- Assistant Teaching Professor- Anatomy (until filled) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Missouri School of Medicine is seeking a non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor of anatomy beginning June 2015.  The primary responsibility of this position is teaching technology-enhanced anatomy education to pre-health professional undergraduate students and developing and implementing online anatomy instruction in collaboration with the anatomy teaching team.

Preference will be given to individuals with experience in teaching human anatomy.  Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship.  Candidates with interests in morphology-based research and whose interests complement those of current faculty in the Integrative Anatomy group (http://anatomy.missouri.edu) will be given greatest consideration.  The Integrative Anatomy Group provides a collegial environment with substantial opportunities for intellectual creativity and diverse research. The position requires a PhD, MD or equivalent in professional training and expertise.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application Materials: Interested individuals should use our online application, be prepared to upload a letter of interest, a list of at least three references and curriculum vitae.  University of Missouri web site is hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/.  At the top of the webpage, select ‘prospective employees’ and search for ‘pathology’ to reach the link for the position.  The Job ID number is 15453.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified person with a disability.

  • This is in addition to the term-limited Lecturer position
  • letters requested
  • filled 

University of Missouri - Postdoctoral Scholar in Evolutionary Anthropology - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Missouri invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in scientific and/or evolutionary anthropology. The successful candidate will (1) teach one course per semester based on departmental needs and the candidate’s expertise, (2) pursue his or her own research, and (3) work with Dr. Mary Shenk (http://faculty.missouri.edu/~shenkm/index.shtml) on ongoing projects related to fertility, marriage, and kinship in South Asia and cross-culturally. This position also involves engagement with the Life Sciences & Society Program (http://lssp.missouri.edu/home) under the direction of Dr. Shenk. We are looking for candidates who can also form linkages to other current faculty (http://anthropology.missouri.edu/?q=faculty). Candidates should have PhD in hand. The salary is $40,000 per year, benefit eligible. The start date can be as early as September 2014, and a two-year appointment is anticipated.

  • Application Materials and Instructions: A cover letter with description of previous research, potential research plans, previous teaching experience including courses taught, a list of three references (with contact information), and CV, all compiled into a single PDF file with the applicant’s name as the file name, are required for application. Please send as an email attachment to Mark Flinn (flinnm@missouri.edu), Mary Shenk (shenkm@missouri.edu) and Robert Walker (walkerro@missouri.edu). Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. To request ADA accommodations, please contact Mary Shenk.
  • Offer made and accepted. [posted 12/6/14]

University of Montana-Missoula (MT) - Molecular Anthropology - Nov. 1 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Montana invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology, beginning August 2015, in the field of biological anthropology with a focus on molecular anthropology. Duties include teaching, research and service to support the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Anthropology. The teaching load will range from Introduction to Physical Anthropology (with concomitant lab) through graduate seminars, including Human Variation and Evolution. The successful candidate is expected to advise students and direct theses and dissertations in the area of Biological Anthropology. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program. UM, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Department embrace diversity as a core value. Persons from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Montana is ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Employer.

  • Link to Apply
  • Application review will begin after the closing date of November 1, 2014
  • Request for additional materials and a brief phone interview 11/24. (There should be 7 people who were contacted.)
  • Looks like there's a strong internal candidate for this one. Can anyone comment?
  • That would be a fair assessment, though it's been made very clear to not be a guaranty for the internal candidate. (I hate how having an internal candidate isn't announced, but that's a whole other topic.) 
  • I don't know. I've never been an internal candidate, but it sounds to me like undergoing a year-long, or even multi-year, job interview. That sounds to me like Dante's first circle of hell (limbo), and if you then don't get it, straight to the fifth circle (anger).
  • Hah! I think your assessment would be very accurate! 
  • Any news on this one? (12/19)
  • Campus interviews have been scheduled--there were 3 people invited, one of whom is the in-house candidate. (12/23)
  • Offer extended and accepted.
  • It must be almost a month since the offer acceptance was posted here, and yet, no formal rejection for the rest of us from the university. Classy, Montana. Very classy.
  • It's par for the course, really. I interviewed at two other schools, and was shortlisted at three more, and haven't heard back from any as of today. It's not classy, but it's the norm.

University of New Mexico (NM) - Evolutionary Anthropology - Oct. 15 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The UNM Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Evolutionary Anthropology at the level of probationary assistant professor. We seek a STEM-based scientist with expertise in contemporary humans who can complement a three-subfield department (including ethnology and archaeology) with national recognition for scholarship and graduate training.

  • Applications received by October 15, 2014 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 # 0826604.
  • seems to be a lot of turnover in this department
  • what do you mean? who left?
  • i have heard the department is expanding, it is not necessarily a replacement.
  • Rejection email (10/27/2014)
  • Interesting, I've gotten neither rejection nor request for additional materials. Anyone else heard anything? (10/28/2014) (x3)
  • Request for additional materials (12/2/2014) x 4
  • Any updates?
  • This week was UNM's first week back after the winter break. It seems likely that invitations will go out next week (1/16/2015). 
  • Campus interview scheduled (1/23/15) x2
  • Credible rumor that offer has been made (3/26) (x2)
  • Offer made and accepted

University of North Carolina at Wilmington (NC) - Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, seeks a broadly trained biological anthropologist to fill a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2015. Preference will be given to individuals with an active research program in areas such as paleoanthropology, human variation, growth and development, health and disease, and molecular biology. Position requires teaching introductory courses, and advanced courses in evolutionary theory and area of specialization. Preference will be given to candidates who can engage students in field- or laboratory-based research. PhD in anthropology required at time of appointment.

  • Priority review of applications will be given to those received by November 5, 2014 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be filed electronically at http://consensus.uncw.edu.To Apply: A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to A. Midori Albert, Chair of Search Committee, and attached to the online application—not e-mailed or mailed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.  Vacancy #15F036 Position#6991.
  • 11/13: Recommendation letters requested
  • 11/13: Rejection email. (x8)
  • 12/12: Invitation to interview (x3)
  • Does anyone know if there is an internal candidate for this job? Interesting that there were no phone/Skype interviews
  • looks like it. there is a lecturer there who fits the job description and seems to be a popular teacher. 

University of San Diego (CA) - Biological Anthropology - Oct. 1 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology of the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, with a specialization in Biological Anthropology beginning September 2015. A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required. The successful applicant should have two areas of interest, teach undergraduate classes, and participate fully in program development.

To apply, go to www.sandiego.edu/jobs and look for job IRC15047. Please register as an applicant and send brief (limit two pages) letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of three referees to: Angelo Orona, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492.

  • Application review begins October 1, 2014.
  • 30 Sep: This is not UCSD, it is University of San Diego.
  • Can anyone clarify 'two areas of interest'? 
  • Anyone heard anything about this one?
  • 24 Nov: Nothing here (x4)
  • 25 Nov: Search is still on. Nothing else to my knowledge.
  • 20 Dec: Recommendation letters requested (x2)
  • 2 Jan: Did you hear directly from committee? 
  • No, they just contacted my letter writers.
  • 2/25: phone interview scheduled (x2)
  • 4/21: Does anyone know how many people had campus visits and/or has anyone heard anything further?
  • 4/21: I had a campus visit in late March, and I was told I would be notified in 2-3 weeks, but have not heard anything since then.  Has anyone else heard anything? (x2)
  • 5/7: offer accepted

University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine (CA) - Assistant/Associate Professor - Human Anatomy - Jan. 26 - MULTIPLE OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Cell and Neurobiology invites applications for a full-time 12-month faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the non-tenure Medical Educator track. The position will begin July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., and/or equivalent degree, and have prior experience in teaching human gross anatomy.  The primary responsibility of the role is to fulfill the department’s obligation for continued excellence in teaching human anatomy with a clinical emphasis in an integrated medical curriculum. Ability to contribute to the teaching of related anatomical sciences is desirable but not required (e.g., embryology, neuroanatomy, or histology). The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and the person selected is expected to make significant contributions to innovation in anatomical instruction. Of particular interest are candidates capable of adapting and applying new communication and technology tools to best meet the needs of 21st Century students in mastering the anatomy relevant to their careers in medicine. Applicants must also have a strong commitment to continued research/scholarship in some area of the anatomical sciences (e.g., functional morphology, evolutionary morphology, physical anthropology, human anatomy, comparative anatomy, neurosciences, developmental biology) and/or medical education (e.g., innovative teaching methods, curriculum development with technology).  

Applicants should prepare a full application (to be submitted electronically online through USC’s Applicant Tracking System: https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/37191 that includes: - a cover letter - a curriculum vitae - a statement of teaching experience and philosophy - a summary of research/scholarly accomplishments, interests and future plans - the contact information for 3-5 professional references, including e-mail addresses (reference letters are not required at this time).  In addition to the formal online submission process, applicants should send a copy of their submitted application materials (as a single PDF document) directed to the USC Gross Anatomy Search Committee, at: anatomy.usc@gmail.com..

  • Review of applications will begin immediately, but all applications should be submitted by January 26, 2015 to receive full consideration.
  • - Question (Dec. 11): Does anyone know what the teaching load is like? I've heard that USC first year medical gross runs all year (Summer-Fall-Spring). Is that correct?
  • - Answer (Dec. 11): medical anatomy runs from the middle of August to the end of May, and is integrated with the rest of the first and second year medical school curriculum. On average, there is one lecture and one lab per week (~4 hours total).  At some times during the year there may be two labs per week, and at other times there are consecutive weeks with no teaching obligations. There is a lot of time for research related activities including traveling to museums and conducting fieldwork (depending on when and where you need to go) throughout the year.
  • Interviews scheduled (Feb. 6).
  • Multiple offers made and accepted (April 10).

University of Toronto Scarborough (CAN) - Behavioural Primatology - Oct. 14 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Behavioural Primatology. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter. Candidates must have a PhD in Anthropology by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Those whose research includes active fieldwork on nonhuman primate behaviour as a primary component of their research program will be considered. Geographic area, species of interest, and topic of research focus are open. Candidates must also have a record of excellence in research in order to develop an independently funded research program, and must exhibit demonstrated excellence in teaching.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a range of collaborative programs and centres of research. In addition to teaching in the undergraduate program at the University of Toronto Scarborough, the successful candidate will be a member of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto and expected to teach in its graduate programs and supervise graduate students. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1401703

  • Applications will be reviewed starting October 14, 2014, but applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. If you have questions about this position, please contact us at anthropology-ca@utsc.utoronto.ca. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please visit: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/anthropology/. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • 10/14 - Received an email asking for 2 writing samples and letters of recommendation. (x2)
  • Did everyone who applied receive this email? If so, Scarborough should probably be on the list of AAA policy violators because that's basically asking for letters up front...
  • No. I do not believe everyone that applied received that email.
  • No. I applied and did not receive this email. Regardless, it is surprisingly quick to request letters one day after the application deadline.
  • I'm wondering if only the Canadians got this email...
  • 11/3 - Short-list made (notification by email)
  • You were notified that the list was made? or that you are ON the list?
  • Notified that I am on the list. Sorry for the confusion.
  • On campus interviews scheduled [posted 11/08]
  • 1/3 - Offer made and accepted

University of West Georgia (GA) - Biological Anthropology - Dec. 8 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of West Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2015. Ph.D. in Anthropology and college teaching experience are required. We seek candidates in biological/physical anthropology with a commitment to four-field anthropology, undergraduate teaching, and who have an active research agenda. Ability and interest in teaching Introduction to Anthropology (4-subfield), Physical/Biological Anthropology, and courses in area of specialty are essential. The ideal candidate will be capable of teaching forensic anthropology and directing a forensic anthropology laboratory.

Send letter of application with a statement of qualifications and interests, vitae, and the names/addresses of three references to Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA 30118. This position is contingent upon funding. The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race/ethnicity, age, religion, physical handicap, or sexual orientation. Candidates from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about UWG at http://www.westga.edu .

Ph.D. in Anthropology and college teaching experience are required.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications postmarked by 8 December 2014 will receive full consideration.
  • 12/17 - Additional materials requested (x4)
  • 1/15 - Any long-short listers hear anything about phone interviews?
  • 1/15 - They are taking place tomorrow (1/16)
  • 1/16 - Phone  (skype) interview
  • 1/23 - Has anyone heard anything that was Skype interviewed? (x2)
  • Anything?
  • I heard that an offer was made
  • Offer made and accepted.

Wright State University (OH) - Instructor of Biological Anthropology - Jan 2 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Wright State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology is accepting applications for an Instructor of Biological Anthropology to start August 2015 (with the likelihood of paid course-specific training to begin in July, 2015). The ideal candidate will be a biological anthropologist with demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will teach an established and popular introductory biological anthropology course and several sections of weekly labs. Wright State follows a semester system and this position will include teaching 2 lecture sections and 9 lab sections per academic year. Some opportunities for summer teaching may also be available.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have an MA degree in Anthropology (or a closely related field) though preference will be given to advanced ABD students or applicants with a PhD.

Wright State is a four-year public university located near Dayton, OH. The Anthropology program, housed in the College of Liberal Arts, serves undergraduate students primarily from the Miami Valley region who come from diverse academic and personal backgrounds including military personnel, first-generation students, and non-traditional students. As such, the ideal candidate will come from a diverse background and have a strong desire to be a part of our academic as well as local community. Wright State University is a member of HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/) and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

  • The following items should be included in your application: 1) A letter of interest describing your experience and research focus, 2) A curriculum vitae 3) The names and contact information for three persons who can provide reference letters, 4) A statement of teaching philosophy, 5) Teaching evaluations, and 6) Any relevant course syllabi. All materials should be submitted electronically at http://jobs.wright.edu/postings/8200 by January 2, 2015 for first consideration. Any questions should be directed to Soc_Anth@wright.edu.
  • 23 Jan: letters requested
  • Invited for campus interview (2/18)
  • Offer accepted (4/27)

Discussion / Rumors / SpeculationEdit

Is it just me, or is this round looking like it might be a bit more thicker in terms of number of searches than the past two years? I'm hoping.

It's good to hope, but it's way too early to tell. (7/26/14)

Anatomy positionsEdit

Next year, should we consider having a separate section for gross anatomy positions?  Would this make it easier for everyone to navigate?

2/22: I like the idea of adding an anatomy section, lots of anatomy positions go unposted here. btw did anyone apply for the Marshall anatomy position? 

  • I had a phone interview ~ Jan 20th, but haven't heard anything since. It's listed on the ecology wiki, but there have been no updates posted there. I also like the idea of an anatomy section.
  • Agreed - an anatomy section would be greatly appreciated.
  • Campus interviews are scheduled, they are flying me out to Huntington on March 12

2/24:How many candidates were invited?

  • I don't know, I honestly don't remember if they ever said a number in any of our correspondence

4/14: Has there been any news re: Marshall job?

  • An offer has been made, I don't know if it has been accepted

Miscellaneous - High Point UniversityEdit

Did anyone here apply for the High Point Anatomy job and receive an email that the search was deferred? 

  • Yes, I received an email saying that the search is deferred.
  • It appears that this search has been re-posted on the American Association of Anatomists website. 1/28
  • 1/29: Saw the listing in AAA website but listed with additional teaching needs for biology classes. A bit different from the Exercise Science listing.

Misc: Has anyone heard anything about the University of North Florida job search?Edit

Does anyone know why it is not listed on the wiki?

  • 1/29: Haven't heard from UNF. It's not listed here maybe just because no one bothered to do it?
  • 1/30: Letters were solicited from writers two weeks ago. Didn't hear anything since then.
  • Interviews were held the last week of January and are continuing the first week of Feb
  • Skype interviews, right? Were campus interviews scheduled?
  • Phone interviews
  • 3/2: Has anyone heard anything post-phone interviews?
  • 3/3: I still have not heard anything.  They said in the phone interview that they were planning to move forward with the search the week following phone interviews.  So, my assumption has been I did not make the short list....
  • 3/5: Yeah, they posted the job talks on the university acitivities calendar.
  • 6/5: Rejection email.

A Running List of Schools Violating AAA Career Center RequestEdit

The AAA has requested that search committees refrain from asking for letters of recommendation until initial screening of applicants has been completed:

"Solicitation of letters of recommendation should occur only after an initial screening of candidates to minimize inconvenience to applicants and referees. Names of references may be requested, however."

http://www.aaanet.org/profdev/index.cfm

Despite this (at least three year-old request), many institutions persist in requiring letters of recommendation as part of an initial application package.  This places a burden on both the applicant and his/her reviewers and places undue stress on advisor/advisee relationships.  Please list here the names of schools/job posts asking for up-front letters of recommendation so that we may alert the AAA to violations of their request:

  • UM Amherst
  • Whitman
  • University of Toronto Mississauga
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Purdue
  • University of Montana - Missoula
  • University of Central Missouri
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • University of Oregon - Clark Honors College
  • MacEwan University

For what it's worth, I applied to one of these positions without submitting letters. When HR emailed saying my application was incomplete and that I needed to get my letters submitted I replied saying that I was unwilling to do so. I said that the AAA is anthropology's primary professional organization and that it had asked that letters not be requested until after initial screening because it unnecessarily burdens reviewers and places stress on the relationships between job applicants and their colleagues. Finally, I said that if they could tell me I was on a long list after an evaluation of applications I would be happy to solicit letters. I assumed my application would be circular filed, but was then invited for an interview. 

Misc. - Utah Valley UniversityEdit

  • Nothing was every posted on this position on this site.  Anyone know the status of it?  I imagine they are well into the search and I simply wasn't a candidate.

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