Academic Jobs Wiki

 Welcome to the Biological Anthropology Academic Jobs Wiki for 2019-2020.[]

NEW PAGE FOR 2020-2021 AY job search:

NOTE: Please post only jobs with a 2020 start date on this page.

  • Please add any information as you find it, simply edit the page and add your info under the job in question. You don't need an account to edit, just press the "Edit" button at the top of the page. (Note, though, that creating an account masks your IP address).
  • Keep job descriptions brief, but add a link to the full announcement. Use Heading 3 to format the name of the school / deadline when adding jobs to this page; please place jobs in the appropriate category below (i.e. "Tenure-Track," "Visiting," etc.)
  • Please add jobs in alphabetical order so they are easy for users to find.
  • Avoid clutter (to make checking this page easier). Miscellaneous comments not related to a specific job can be placed in the "Discussion, Rumors, and Speculation" section.
  • Update your "User" information.
  • When you have news on a listing, please update the status (e.g., "INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED," "CAMPUS INTERVIEWS," "OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED") at the end of the heading as well as your specific note at the bottom after a bullet point. Please date any information added to a post.
  • This works best when more people use the wiki, so pass along the link to other people who would be interested.

Thanks! And good luck this season!

Archaeology Academic Jobs Wiki for 2019-2020[]



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I'm a lurker 2
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I have a current but term-limited faculty job 5
I have a current tenure-track or tenured faculty job 7
I am a post-doc 15
I am a graduate student (TA, instructor, etc.) 9
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Open Searches: Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions in Biological Anthropology[]

Baylor University: Assistant Professor of Anthropology  - Deadline October 1, 2019 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

The Department of Anthropology at Baylor University (Waco, TX) invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track).  This position is open to applicants with research and teaching interests in human genetics, including molecular anthropology, genetics of modern diseases, genetic epidemiology, evolutionary/population genetics, behavioral genetics, epigenetics, the microbiome, ancient DNA, bioinformatics, and all related topics.  Preference will be given to those who use genetic methods to study human health, and who are capable of teaching laboratory-based courses to undergraduate and graduate students.  Someone with a combination of active field and laboratory research is preferred.  The candidate should possess an earned doctorate (at the time of appointment) in an appropriate field of study.

The new faculty member will join a growing department with interest in applied perspectives on the anthropology of health, broadly conceived.  Interest in contributing to a new PhD program (in the Anthropology of Health) is required, and skills appropriate for training graduates for non-academic jobs are preferred.  Faculty members are required to contribute to teaching, research, and service.  Expectations for an active research agenda include publishing and granting, as well as involving students as appropriate.

The Department of Anthropology values diversity and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through research, teaching, and service.  We also accept the American Association of Physical Anthropologists' Code of Ethics, the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Statement of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities, and the American Association of University Professors' Sexual Harassment Policy.  We pledge to respect each other, our students, and the people, animals, and places we study.

Applications will be reviewed beginning 08/15/2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 10/01/2019.  The following materials should be uploaded into Interfolio : letter of application (explaining your qualifications, current and future research plans, and teaching experience and philosophy), current curriculum vitae, transcript of highest degree earned (or if PhD is in progress, a copy of official transcript showing completed PhD hours), and the contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) for three potential references.  Finalists for this position will be required to submit official doctoral transcripts in advance of a campus visit.  Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. To learn more about the above position, the Department of Anthropology, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Baylor University, please visit .  Please contact Dr. Michael Muehlenbein ( with any questions.

  • Question: I've heard all kinds of rumours about professions of religious identity and church based activity if employed by Baylor. Does anyone know if it's actually true?
  • Answer: Baylor discriminates against LGBTQ bc these are behaviors "contrary to biblical teaching," so i ca imagine they also discriminate against other non-Christian behaviors too. "The University encourages students struggling with (homosexual behavior) to avail themselves of opportunities for serious, confidential discussion, and support through the Spiritual Life Office..
  • Second answer, I work at Baylor in Anthro and we have no prob with LGBTQ, other faiths, or anything. To characterize the Anthropology dept as anti-anything is false. We are anthropologists, paleontologists, archaeologists, and work all around the world. To imply/say that we discriminate against anyone is false.
  • 10/16 - Letters of rec requested
  • 11/4 - invited for campus visit

California State University Channel Islands: Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology  - Deadline: December 6, 2019 - THE CSU SYSTEM HAS CANCELLED ALL OPEN SEARCHES, THEREFORE RECRUITMENT CANCELLED (CITING COVID-19)[]

Description: Preference for an expert in biological anthropology with a demonstrated ability to teach osteology, bioarchaeology, and/or forensic anthropology. The specific research focus is open (example subfields: Paleoanthropology, Primatology, Forensic Anthropology), but should include field and/or lab-based research. The program welcomes candidates whose research has an applied focus and who have an established track record of working with undergraduate students. The successful candidate will teach courses ranging from introductory to specialty, with the expectation that lab components will be incorporated at all levels. The program is particularly interested in individuals who can address biocultural issues broadly to work with Anthropology students and colleagues from other subfields, and with those from other disciplines.

The Program:  The CI Anthropology program is 7 years old with 75 undergraduate majors and has a dedicated bioanthropology lab with teaching collections. The Bioanthropology hire will be the first in the subfield, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow the discipline at CI. All members of the faculty are expected to assume an active collegial role in the planning and governance of the institution through service on campus-wide, divisional, and Academic Senate committees. Campus faculty are expected to contribute to the CI Mission by facilitating learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizing experiential and service learning, and provide students with multicultural and international experiences.

About the University:    CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) is located in Camarillo, California, halfway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and just minutes from both the mountains and the coast. CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. CSUCI is located in Ventura County and home to more than 6,800 undergraduate and 240 graduate students. We are proud to note that our campus is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). 50% of the CSUCI undergraduate students are Latinx, 29% are White, 2% are African-American, 5% are Asian-American, and 4.5% are multiracial. We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving CSUCI’s growing diverse student body as a tenure-track assistant professor beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in anthropology or closely related field from an accredited university; PhD is required at the time of appointment.
  • Evidence of excellence in university teaching
  • Evidence of scholarly accomplishments or potential
  • Evidence of ability to work with and mentor a diverse student population
  • Ability to teach courses in biological anthropology and areas of specialization
  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Specialization in bioanthropology
  • Ability to teach a variety of biological anthropology courses, including introductory, Human Evolution & Diversity, Forensic Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, & Osteology
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Evidence of or potential for including students in research projects
  • Demonstrated applied focus in research and teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with academic partners within/outside of Anthropology
  • Strong grounding in quantitative methods.
  • Application Process:  Applicants should submit the following material through CSUCI PeopleAdmin:

Required application materials: application/cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, a statement describing experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students, and  a teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students.

  • 12/6 submitting application: Please be aware that before you get to upload documents, the portal will require you to answer two supplemental questions. Although you won't know until after you've typed out your responses, there is a limit of 1200 characters (including spaces) for each of those questions. Then, when you advance to upload the documents, you will see that, other than CV and cover letter, none of the other categories match the documents requested by the add. There is no chair of the search committee listed to direct questions to. Good luck!
  • The above comment is incorrect. The search committee chair's email is listed at the end of the post: I applied to the position with no problem.
  • Any updates? (12/23)
  • Request for video interview received on 12/23/19 x2
  • Request for campus interview sent on 2/4/2020
  • 3/27: Got email that recruitment has been closed because of COVID-19 pandemic and the position will re-open in the fall X2

California State Polytechnic University Pomona: Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology - Deadline: September 15, 2019--CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

The Department of Geography and Anthropology in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biological Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor for appointment beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year.  Candidates specializing in health or medicine, broadly construed, are especially encouraged to apply.  Regional area of focus open.

The Position:  The faculty member will teach undergraduate classes in biological anthropology, such as introduction to biological anthropology, human evolution and variation, primatology, health systems, and forensic anthropology.  Research will be in a medicine/health field, with strong focus on disparities, and/or human rights, and/or environmental health.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in involving undergraduates in research and/or field activity, an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, enthusiasm for a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach to education, and teacher/scholarship.  Applicants whose work  demonstrates a commitment to inclusive excellence and diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • They moved the deadline back to today (Oct 15), but look at what they are asking for:
  • Invite for campus interview (11/21) x2
  • Invite for campus interview (1/19/2020)
    • Was this an invite that just happened (ie, about 2 months after early campus invites went out)? yes, it was.

Application Instructions[]

A completed application will consist of (prepare all files in .pdf format):

  • Cover Letter that describes the candidate’s research and teaching experience and interests.  The letter should also address the duties and qualifications as articulated in the position description.
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy within an inclusive environment (1 single-spaced page);
  • Student Success Statement about your teaching, experiences, successes and challenges in working with a diverse student population (1 single-spaced page);
  • Curriculum Vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form;
  • The names, titles, addresses, email and telephone numbers of at least five individual References who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available);
  • Completed Academic Employment Application Form;
  • Transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists);
  • Three recent Letters of Recommendation (candidates provide contact information for recommenders during the application process and the system contacts recommenders and provides a method for uploading letters).

California State University, Long Beach: Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology- Deadline December 31, 2019 - CAMPUS VISITS[]

Required Qualifications: 

  • • Ph.D. in Anthropology 
  • • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020 
  • • Demonstrated potential for research productivity  
  • • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels  
  • • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population 

  Preferred Qualifications:

  • • Trained in Biological Anthropology 
  • • Demonstrated experience working with living human populations 
  • • Evidence of a solid foundation in evolutionary theory and the theories and methods of biological and biocultural anthropology 
  • • Demonstrated ability to teach courses such as Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Research Methods in Biological Anthropology, Human Variation, Human Growth and Development, Osteology, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health, and Human Evolution insupport of Anthropology and Human Development majors 
  • • Ongoing or potential research projects that can foster student involvement and advance student career opportunities 
  • • Demonstrated potential to contribute to the anthropology program and to form interdisciplinary partnerships 

Any news? (Dec 7)

  • I think they extended the search to 12/31 now. If you look on the AcademicJobsOnline portal, you can see they are still accepting applications. 
    • Evidently a lot has changed from the original post... their ad on AcademicJobsOnline says:
      • "Deadline: 2019/12/31 (accepting applications; posted 2019/08/19, listed until 2020/05/06)" (Deadline updated in title from October 1, based on the ad as read today, 12/27)
    • Request for phone interview (01/08) x 3
    • Invited for campus visit (1/22) x 2
    • Did campus visit in early March. No news since. Assuming they either made an offer or are on a hiring freeze (4/22) x2
    • 5/6: Offer made and accepted

California State University Los Angeles, Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology. Deadline: December 1, 2019[]

Starting Date: August, 2020

Minimum Qualifications: 1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Anthropology or other closely-related field from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing the completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. The doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/20/2020). 2) Evidence of effective teaching in anthropology at the undergraduate level, particularly in biological anthropology. 3) Evidence of scholarly engagement (e.g., publications, external funding, presentations, and partnerships).

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Evidence of experience mentoring undergraduates and/or graduate students. 2) Demonstrated ability to work with and mentor a diverse student population. 3) Experience developing fieldwork, research projects, or community-based projects with students. 4) Teaching and/or research experience that complements current faculty specializations, including but not limited to: human skeletal biology, forensics, dental anthropology, primatology, human ecology, immigration/migration, socioeconomic inequality, contact/colonization, or gender and identity.

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

Required Documentation: Applications should include the following: 1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications. 2) A curriculum vitae. 3) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students. 4) A list of three professional references. 5) A University Application for Employment Form (

Email all application materials in a single PDF to Ms. Maricela Godinez (, with “Biological Anthropology Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line.

  • 12/27: Any news? 
    • Nothing yet (12/27;12/30)
    • One of my friends received an invitation for an interview earlier this month (12/30)
  • 4/11: Rejection letter indicating offer had been extended and accepted x2

Coastal Carolina University, Assistant Professor of Physical Anthropology. Deadline: October 31, 2019 -PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

The Department of Anthropology and Geography at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology, with a specialization in Physical Anthropology. The candidate must be able to teach a range of lower and upper-level courses in service to an innovative combined B.A. in Anthropology and Geography, and the minor in Anthropology. We specifically seek candidates able to teach undergraduate courses in human evolution, forensic anthropology, biological adaptation, or human health, as well as other introductory courses and upper-level seminars.

Candidates should hold an earned Ph.D. in anthropology or a related discipline, exhibit scholarly promise, and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, student learning, and inclusive pedagogy. The teaching load is 7 classes over the course of a 12-month academic year, and includes limited opportunities for periodically teaching evening, weekend, study-abroad, summer and distance-learning courses. The salary range is within CUPA averages.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Interested candidates should submit: a letter of application that addresses their qualifications and commitment to teaching and diversity, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references electronically at: Completed applications are due by October 31, 2019. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. David Palmer (

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

For more information, and to apply, please go to: 

  • 11/14 - Has anyone heard anything?
    • 11/17 - rejection email received x2
  • 11/19 - HR status still says "In Progress" & I have not recieved a rejection email (x3)
  • 11/20 - Phone interview request x3
    • Huh. I haven't gotten a rejection e-mail or a phone interview request. Certainly doesn't bode well...
    • Check your spam box - that's where my email request was...
    • I checked my spam and inbox and I don't have anything? Did the HR department send the interview request or was it from the chair of the search committee? (x3)
      • It was from the chair of the search committee
  • 3/10: Rejection email (I did not have a phone interview)
  • 3/11 - Rejection email. I did have a phone interview

Christopher Newport University: Assistant Professor of Anthropology -Deadline October 10, 2019 -- Phone Interviews[]

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology Appointment Type: Full Time Purpose of Position: The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology, effective August, 2020. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. We seek candidates who are able to teach introductory courses in cultural and biological anthropology as well as upper level elective courses that contribute to the anthropology concentration and complement the strengths of the department. Topical and regional specializations are open, though preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to and strengthen our women and gender studies offerings. The successful candidate will have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary department and teach classes that support the sociology major and liberal learning core within their topical expertise. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and potential for scholarly research are required. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. The Ph.D. in Anthropology, Sociology, or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable. Departmental Information: The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Christopher Newport University is composed of 16 faculty and offers majors in Sociology and Social Work as well as concentrations in Criminology and Anthropology. Our goal is to develop students into critical thinkers, readers and writers who go on to become global citizens with compassion, communicative skills, and knowledge to help others. In new faculty we always seek excellent teaching, promising scholarship, supportive collegiality, and the ability to inspire passion for research in our students. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit Faculty Information: CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2019 freshman class of 1,238 students was selected from 7,200 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1202, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world. Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. CNU is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at Posting Detail Information Posting Number: F101P Application Deadline: 10/10/2019 Application Instructions: To apply, please visit to upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to Letters of reference will be the only documents accepted via email. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2019. Applications received after October 10, 2019 will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. Quick Link for Internal Postings:

11/14 - "11/11- any news on campus interviews? (phone interviews held last week of October) "- listed on the Cultural Anthropology Wiki page...

Eckerd College, Assistant Professor of Anthropology -- Deadline: Nov, 1, 2019 (Phone Interviews)[]

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, tenure-track position, to start in September 2020. Ph.D. in Anthropology required. Teach seven courses per academic year (3-1-3), including regular delivery of Introduction to Anthropology and opportunities to take students abroad during the January term or summer. Specialization open within the subfields of archaeology or biological anthropology, with a strong preference for those with empirically oriented field research programs that encourage undergraduate participation. Candidates with teaching experience in a liberal arts setting and/or the ability to offer a culturally-focused introductory course for the Latin American Studies minor are also desirable.

Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester first-year program. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Submit a letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via . Applications must be complete by November 1, 2019. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Allan Meyers,

Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.

  • On the Arch wiki page someone updated this position:  "LOR requested 10/22: they probably review the applications as they come. & LOR requested from recommender: 10/28 (x1)"
  • 10-30 It looks like their application system auto-sends requests for letters.... It says: "Faculty applicants must list the name and email address for their 3 references. An email will be sent shorty after submission of your application to the reference writers requesting the letters of recommendation. Please communicate to your references that you have applied for a position at Eckerd College and have listed them as a reference. Applications will not be considered completed until all 3 references have been received"
    • 10/30: I'm not sure if that's actually how it's working, although I saw the same thing you did. I submitted my application on 10/19 and none of my references have been contacted to provide a letter.
  • Application submitted 10/21, letters requested 10/28
  • From arch page: "12/2: Request for video interview"
  • Rejection email indicating position filled 3/17


Emory University: 3 assistant/associate professors of Biological Anthropology Deadline: November 1, 2019 (OFFER ACCEPTED)[]

The Department of Anthropology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) invites applications for three tenure track positions to begin Fall 2020. For this cluster hire, we seek scholars at the assistant or associate level who are engaged in cutting-edge research in any area of biological anthropology. To complement existing departmental strengths, we are particularly interested in scholars engaged in field and/or lab-based research in the areas of behavioral/human ecology, genetics, human biology, paleoanthropology, prehistoric archaeology, primatology, and scientifically-based medical anthropology. Candidates should be willing and able to regularly teach a large introductory course in biological anthropology or human biology along with courses in their area of expertise and be willing to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must have a doctoral degree, excellent research record, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching.

Applications should include cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement, teaching statement, a statement about teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds, and complete contact information for three references. The Department of Anthropology, Emory College and Emory University embrace diversity and seek candidates who will participate in a climate that attracts students of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, genders, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2019. To apply for this position, please visit and submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio. Please direct questions regarding the search to Committee Chair Dr. Craig Hadley at Questions regarding applications may be directed to Lora McDonald at

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Anyone know if review has begun? 
    • Haven't heard anything yet. x3  (all before the first 11/20 letter requests)
  • Letters requested 11/20 x7
    • Did others get an email from Interfolio? I did not get an email but saw that letters were requested in my Interfolio Dossier (despite being signed up for email alerts). There is also no due date for the letters listed on the Dossier - if anyone knows this, please share. 11/20.    x4
      • Received an email from the chair of the search committee requesting letters.  11/20 (x5) 
        • The email from the chair says they're hoping to have letters submitted by next Wednesday (Nov. 27).
    • In response to above - what do we think is going on for those of us who have a letter request in Interfolio but haven't received an email from the chair? Could the Interfolio request be a mistake? Given the tight deadline for letters, I'm not super hopeful. 11/21
      • Just received this message from the admin: "Thank you for your application for the positions in our department. At this time, please disregard the notification that you received from Interfolio that your application requires attention. It was sent due to a glitch in the system. No additional documents are needed for now. We apologize for the error." 11/21 (x6)
        • FFS.
  • Does anyone who has applied NOT have this request in Interfolio?
    • 11/21: I applied and DO NOT have a request in Interfolio. So presumably the Interfolio requests are legitimate. Although the fact that only some applicants have heard directly from the search committee is strange. Is it possible there are multiple committees since they are hiring for three positions?
    • 11/21: I applied and while I don't have any direct Interfolio notifications, if i review my application it says that 3 letters are required (and missing from my application). It doesn't give me any instructions or options on how to (or if I should) take action on this and it doesn't seem like I can edit the application to request/add these. Very confused! (x2)
    • 11/21: You can ignore that unless you heard from the chair of the search committee. There was a glitch in the system. Emory just notified a bunch of applicants via email that they didn't mean to request letters from them on Interfolio. You can see the full text of it in a comment above.
  • 12/3: Skype interview invitation. x4
  • 12/11: For those interviewed on Skype -- any idea when campus invites will be sent? (x2)
    • Nope. I'm guessing they need to share the recordings with the full committee (I believe one member was absent) and go over their notes. I would give it to to the end of the week. 
    • I got an email on 12/11 with a follow-up Q from the committee so they're already deliberating.
  • 12/13: Campus invite extended. (x3)
  • 12/13: Rejection e-mail (x5)
  • 12/17: Has everyone who interviewed on Skype already heard back? I still haven't received an email.
  • 12/13: Campus interview (posted on 2020/01/05)
  • 3/3: Rejection email after campus interview. 
  • 4/9: Junior offers extended; senior search apparently canceled. 
  • 4/11: Confirming senior search is frozen without indication of being reopened

George Mason University: Assistant Professor - Biocultural Anthropology- Deadline October 10, 2019 - OFFER MADE[]

The George Mason University Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor opening for a biocultural anthropologist (geographic area open) to begin August 2020 (teaching load is 2:2). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity and excellence among its faculty and staff and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

  • The online application calls for a "Cover Letter" and a "Letter of Intent" - anyone know what they want from these?
  • 10/11 - Letters of rec requested
  • 10/28 - Invited for phone interview x2
  • 11/3 - All phone interviews were 10/31 or 11/1. Anyone invited for on campus interviews yet? Know they want to do them in November.
    • 11/5 - Nothing here
  • 11/6 - Campus invite
  • 12/12 - Offer made

Hamline University: Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Bioarchaeology/Human Osteology/Forensic Anthropology) - Deadine: April 17, 2020 - Additional Materials Requested/2nd round[]

The Anthropology Department at Hamline University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Biological Anthropology. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered. The successful candidate will have demonstrated effective success in teaching anthropology to diverse populations of students at the undergraduate level and possess a robust research or professional experience record. Research area is open as is geographic area, but preference will be given to biological anthropologists who can contribute to the strong legacy of bioarchaeology, human osteology, and forensic anthropology at Hamline, work with native communities, and contribute to the development of our Center for Anthropological Services. We also encourage biological anthropologists whose work engages living communities, fieldwork in the global south, climate change, ongoing debates about repatriation of human remains, or negotiations of history, ethnicity and race.

The Hamline anthropology department is dedicated to educational practices that encourage undergraduates to do independent research, collaborative research and fieldwork. The Anthropology department has funding to support high impact learning practices, and a long history of mentoring and supporting diverse undergraduate students and connecting education to career goals.

Applicants will be asked to attach a letter of interest, a CV, statement of teaching philosophy emphasizing their engagement with student success, evidence of scholarship, a sample syllybi, and a diversity statement (outlining the applicant’s past, present, and projected contributions to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in institutional contexts). Candidates will be asked to provide two letters of reference during the application process. For best consideration, please submit materials by April 17, 2020; the position will remain open until filled.

Hamline University is located midway between the downtowns of Minneapolis and Saint Paul in the cosmopolitan heart of the metropolitan area. The Anthropology department is in Hamline’s College of Liberal Arts,which offers a strong and holistic foundation in the discipline. Department faculty are actively engaged in research that meaningfully connects to coursework and often offers opportunities for undergraduates to participate or collaborate. The College of Liberal Arts, together with Hamline’s School of Business, serves approximately 2,000 undergraduate students. The University’s mission is to create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the development of students’ knowledge, values, and skills for successful lives of leadership, scholarship, and service.

  • Any updates on this position?
    • Nothing here (4/29; 5/6; 5/13 x2; 5/20 x3)
    • Zoom interview requested for 5/27 or 5/28 (on 5/22) x3
  • Anyone hear about final interviews yet? (6/9)
Nothing here (6/9; 6/10)
Sent email 6/12 at noon Eastern asking for update, have not heard anything back yet.  Will report back to this page if they respond.
  • 6/15 - Request for Teaching Evaluations x3
  • Anyone hear about second interviews yet? (6/24)

Nothing here (6/24) x2

  • Still nothing here (7/3).  Anyone else? x3
  • Still nothing here (7/10 x2)--does anyone else think maybe they pulled the position and just haven't told us?
    • Sent email 7/2 asking for update, have heard nothing
    • Suppose it is possible that it got canceled. It's still listed on the HR website but that could be delayed if they have staff furloughs like most places.
    • I've sent an email today (7/13) asking for an update, I'll update here if I hear anything.
      • x2 (without knowing anyone else was also emailing)
  • Received a response that the committee will be approving the finalist list shortly (7/14)
    • I did not get that response; I'm guessing it's safe to assume I'm out of the running.  Good luck everyone.
    • Has anyone heard anything more about a finalist list? I've heard nothing (7/17)
      • no (7/17)
  • 7/17: Second round interview requested
  • 10/28--rejection email received: anyone know who got the position? It's not on the web page yet.

Marquette University: Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Biological/Biocultural/Medical) - Deadine: October 21, 2019.--Campus Visits[]

The Department of Social and Cultural Sciences seeks an anthropologist with expertise in biosocial/biocultural anthropology to contribute to both our anthropology program and the university’s developing curriculum in Race, Ethnic, and Indigenous Studies. The candidate will teach required and elective courses in the anthropology major. The ability to develop elective courses that bridge anthropology and Race, Ethnic, and Indigenous Studies, and/or another major in Social and Cultural Sciences (Social Welfare and Justice, Criminology and Law Studies, and Sociology) is considered a plus. Research and geographic specializations are open, but program priorities include, race, racism and health inequalities; indigenous and/or migrant health; epidemiology; genomics/epigenetics; urban ecologies; public health; environmental justice; feminist science studies; state violence; and health and human rights, particularly through molecular, genetic, and osteological methods. Successful applicants will have a PhD in Anthropology with specialization in either Biological Anthropology or Medical Anthropology; evidence of an active research program; and a record of teaching effectiveness. ABD will be considered with expected degree conferral by end of 2020.

  • 10/31--Request for video interview and letters x3
  • 12/9: Letters were due Nov 21--any word since?
    • 12/10: None here. They said during my video interview that they anticipated notifying people during the first week of December. Having received no notification, my assumption is that I did not move forward.
    • 12/10: None here either. In my video interview, they said early-mid December (with a mention of that upper administrators need to approve their list, which would take longer beyond the committee decision). So... no news right now may not definitely be bad news... yet?
    • 12/16 Received campus visit invite today.
  • 2/12: Received notice that the dept has extended an offer to top candidate (I had a video interview, no campus visit, so it wasn't me) x2

Metropolitan State University of Denver: Director of Human Identification Lab (HIL)/Biological Anthropology Assistant Professor - Deadline: January 10, 2020 OFFER MADE, ACCEPTED[]

Position Number: F 477

Salary for Announcement: Commensurate with experience and education

Employee Category: Faculty

Department: SOAN - ANT

Position Summary:

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Metropolitan State University of Denver invites candidates to apply for a full-time, tenure-track biological anthropologist to serve as Director of MSU Denver's Human Identification Lab (HIL). Duties for this position will be divided as 50% HIL Director and 50% Assistant Professor. We invite candidates that specialize in forensic anthropology with preferred additional expertise in bioarchaeology and/or paleopathology. This position is a 12-month appointment that begins August 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to oversee the day-to-day operations of the HIL, including coordinating forensic anthropology casework, and teach courses in introductory biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and paleopathology. The successful candidate will also have experience or demonstrated interest in cultivating community partnerships to provide students with applied education opportunities and connect those opportunities to curriculum in innovative and meaningful ways.

The MSU Denver Anthropology Program has faculty members with research interests in all four anthropology subfields. The program is part of a Sociology and Anthropology Department that also has sociology faculty, an administrative assistant, a lab coordinator, and a professional advisor serving a growing program.

MSU Denver prioritizes teaching and learning excellence. MSU Denver defines teaching as activities that impart knowledge and critical thinking skills to students. We are among the largest public four-year universities in Colorado, with nearly 20,000 students. MSU Denver is one of the state's most affordable, accessible, and diverse universities; the University attracts and serves students from a variety of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. As an urban university committed to serving the local community, excellence in teaching and learning is MSU Denver's primary objective. MSU Denver emphasizes maintaining Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI ) status. Located in the heart of Denver, MSU Denver shares the 75-acre Auraria campus with two other post-secondary institutions.

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.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.


Human Identification Lab (HIL ) Director duties: • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the HIL. • Mentor students in forensic anthropology case work. • Continue the ongoing development and expansion of the HIL, including fostering relationships with local medical examiner and coroner’s offices.

Assistant Professor Responsibilities: • Teach a 2/2 load. This includes preparing for courses, assessing student progress, conducting curricular review, and integrating technology, as appropriate. • Advise students. This involves assisting students in choosing career options, choosing a degree program, successfully completing his or her degree, obtaining employment or graduate school placement, and staying informed of University and College policies. • Pursue a program of scholarly activities that contributes to teaching and intellectual work that is peer reviewed and publicly disseminated. • Engage in service to the department, college, profession, and/or community.

Required Qualifications:

• PhD in Anthropology with a specialization in forensic anthropology (or closely related field). ABD candidates will be considered, but PhD must be conferred no later than July 1, 2020 • Demonstrated experience in forensic anthropology case work • Ability to involve undergraduate students in forensic anthropology field and/or lab projects

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience directing and/or supervising forensic anthropology casework • College teaching experience • Ability to teach and/or develop online courses • Expertise in experiential learning (e.g., internships, service learning) • Experience with non-traditional students and diverse urban groups and an ability to teach from a perspective that includes U.S. ethnic minorities, other marginalized groups, and/or women • Demonstrated interest in working with diverse students in programs of recruitment and retention

Posting Date: 11/21/2019

Closing Date:

Closing Instructions: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Complete applications received by January 10, 2020 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled.

In order to be considered as an applicant, you must apply via the online application system,

IMPORTANT : For your application to be considered complete, all applicants must submit the following documents: 1. CV 2. Cover Letter summarizing teaching and professional interests 3. References 4. A Sample Syllabus submitted under “Other Document” within the application.

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Candidates invited to on-campus interviews will be asked to provide unofficial transcripts of their highest degree at that time.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

1/26 - Anyone heard anything yet?

2/6 - nothing here (x2)

2-19  - Updates anyone?

2/20 - Campus interviews scheduled

4/9 - Offer extended and accepted

Texas A&M University Assistant or Associate Professor in Biological Anthropology (Functional Morphology) - OFFER MADE, ACCEPTED.[]

The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for one Tenured Track/Tenured Assistant/Associate Professor in Biological Anthropology to begin September 1, 2020.  This is a full-time, 9 month appointment. We are seeking someone with expertise related to evolutionary morphology, focused in particular on skeletal form and function. The ideal candidate will have an active research program that articulates well with the current interests of faculty including questions related to migration, health and nutrition, technology, and ecology.  The candidate will teach a 2-2 course load including upper-level undergraduate and graduate level courses in their specialty.

About the university: Texas A&M University is a public land-grant institution that serves undergraduates who are primarily from the state of Texas, along with a graduate and faculty body from around the world.  We are a member of the Association of American Universities and our tenure-track faculty are evaluated on their research, teaching and service records.  The ADVANCE center provides a wide range of networking, mentoring, and development opportunities to support faculty in their professional and personal success.

About the department: The Anthropology Department is made up of 23 full-time tenure-track faculty. Along with Biological Anthropology we have programs in Nautical Archaeology, Terrestrial Archaeology, and Cultural Anthropology.   Students and faculty in Biological Anthropology regularly collaborate with experts in the Health Sciences Center, College of Dentistry, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Science (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Genetics programs) and Department of Health and Kinesiology, among others.


Required qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2020. 

About the evaluation process:[]

We define excellence in a scholar as one who has an active research program that is making an intellectual contribution to the discipline.  This is measured along many dimensions including the conventional outputs of publications and grants, but also other activities including mentoring students, particularly those from underrepresented communities, public outreach that demonstrates the social value of anthropology, and teaching courses that recognize the value of decolonizing our field.  In their application materials, candidates should demonstrate the varied ways they see themselves contributing to the advancement of the field along these, or other similar dimensions.

Application Instructions[]

Complete applications must be submitted by November 11, 2019.  The following materials should be uploaded to Interfolio ( : a 1-2 page cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a maximum two-page statement of research detailing current and future research plans, and a maximum two-page statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy and experience.  Please do not upload any additional materials at this time.  We anticipate requesting additional materials from a long list of candidates in late November and contacting a short list of candidates in December to visit the campus in late January 2020.   Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Sheela Athreya, Chair of the Biological Anthropology Search Committee at

-11/14: Got an email saying they will invite skype interviews by around Dec 3

- beware (or at least go in with eyes open):

-12/9: Was anyone contacted last week? I didn't hear anything

12/16: Rejection email that was then retracted, but I am pretty sure it is a rejection haha! (x2)

- yeah, they really need to figure out how to use Interfolio communications...

1/16 - Rejection email (for real this time)

3/27 - Position was filled.

Texas Tech University: Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: October 15, 2019 - VIDEO INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work (SASW) at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in forensic anthropology to begin September 1, 2020. Candidates whose research area complements the existing strengths of the department in the Indigenous Americas are highly desired. Research focus is open, but candidates that have a successful research agenda specific to forensic anthropology as it applies to issues of human rights, genocide, and/or the excavation and interpretation of mass graves a encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have experience in GIS, quantitative analysis, anthropological DNA, or other methodological specialty and will contribute to the curriculum by teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology including Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Archaeology, and Human Skeletal Biology and Forensic Techniques.  The successful candidate will be expected to seek outside research funding.

Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.  Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.

  • Request for a Skype interview sent on 10/28

University at Albany (SUNY): Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology - Deadline: October 25, 2019 (Offer made)[]

The Department of Anthropology of the University at Albany (SUNY) seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology. The candidate should have a research focus on evolutionary anthropology with application of evolutionary theory and/or bio-cultural theory relevant to human evolution, which can include work on modern humans. The candidate will teach classes relevant to a large and growing Human Biology Major, specifically Introduction to Human Evolution (AANT 110) and upper level courses, as well as graduate classes in Biological Anthropology. In addition to these required courses, the ability to teach Human Population Biology (AANT 211) on occasion would be preferred. The candidate will also participate in advising undergraduate and graduate students. 

The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Applicants must possess a significant record of scholarship and have demonstrated ability to develop an independent program of research. Applications should discuss their potential for external funding. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population.

Anticipated Start: September 2020

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references

A review of applications will start on October 25, 2019 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

  • 10/30 - LOR requested
  • 11/14 - Invited for on-campus interview
  • 2/1/20 - Offer made

Univerity of Calgary (CAN): Assistant Professor in Primatology - Deadline: September 15, 2019 (Campus interview)[]

The Faculty of Arts, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Primatology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1st, 2020. The successful candidate will have an active field and/or laboratory-based research program asking broad, evolutionary questions related to primate biology, ecology and/or sociality. We welcome candidates bringing expertise in research areas, techniques, and training that diversify and expand the strengths of our department and align with the strategic directions of the University of Calgary. The regional and taxonomic focus for this hire is open, but ideally should diversify and add to the current areas of research. The successful candidate will be expected to produce high-impact research and scholarship, to secure external research funding and to play an active role in teaching and in graduate supervision in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. The successful candidate will have regular teaching duties of 2/2. Service to the department, faculty, University and community will also be expected. The preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or in a related field. The preferred candidate must demonstrate evidence of excellence in research, such as publications in high-quality journals and an ability to obtain external funding. Demonstration of, or potential for, teaching excellence is also expected through a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and evidence of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision and mentorship.

  • 10/28: Letters of Rec requested.
  • 12/17: Invitation for campus interview: scheduled for January

University of California- Merced: Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology Deadline: October 15, 2019 -- CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

The Department of Anthropology and Heritage Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in biological anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist with a research specialization in past human populations and a preferred methodological expertise in laboratory techniques including isotopic analyses, paleogenomics, trace elements, or bone histology, and a strong grounding in quantitative methods. The position is broadly conceived to stress the use of modern scientific methodologies for studying human remains with a research agenda focused on important anthropological issues, including questions of gender, health, nutrition, migration, and mobility.

The successful candidate will complement and enhance existing strengths in the Anthropology and Heritage Studies Department; be active in field or laboratory research; and be willing to work to support and/or establish vigorous teaching and research programs involving undergraduates and interdisciplinary graduate students. We seek a candidate with a strong record of publication and demonstrable interest in obtaining external funding who will establish and maintain strong research programs, participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs and research, and teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We expect this individual to contribute to the teaching of biological anthropology courses within the Anthropology undergraduate curriculum as well as participate in graduate teaching as appropriate. This includes introductory Biological Anthropology and quantitative analyses, and upper division elective courses including those emphasizing the candidate’s research interests and methodological skills. We are also interested in scholars whose work intersects with heritage studies, broadly defined.

In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in anthropology or a closely related field by the position start date.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020.

Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than September 17, 2019, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) 2-3 writing samples; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates. For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than October 15, 2019.

- (11/23/19) has anyone heard anything yet? - (approx. 11/15/19) campus interviews scheduled

University of Central Florida: Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology (Open), Deadline: October 31, 2019 -- CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

Description: The Department of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-earning assistant professor, anticipated to begin August 2020.  While the primary research area in Biological Anthropology is open, the successful applicant must have a methodological specialization in quantitative methods. Geographical research area is open. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biological anthropology and quantitative methods in anthropology

Minimal Qualifications: A doctorate in Anthropology or a closely related discipline with a specialization in Biological Anthropology from an accredited institution by time of hire is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a successful research program that includes peer-reviewed publications, evidence of external funding, and the ability to include graduate students in their research.

  • Has anyone heard anything about either of the UCF positions? I'm curious how many applicants there were. They wound up extending the deadline to 10/31, presumably because most potential applicants weren't too keen on having to submit a two-semester graduate syllabus for quantitative methods in anthropology.
  • Letters of reference and Skype interview requested (11/19)
  • 3/25: Rejection letter saying someone was hired

University of Central Florida: Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology (Osteology), Deadline: October 31, 2019 -- CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

Description: The Department of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-earning assistant professor, anticipated to begin August 2020. The successful applicant must have a research focus in an area of human osteology and a methodological specialization in quantitative methods,  Geographical research area is open.  The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas related to human osteology and quantitative methods in anthropology.  

Minimal Qualifications: A doctorate in Anthropology or a closely related discipline with a specialization in Biological Anthropology from an accredited institution by time of hire is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a successful research program that includes peer-reviewed publications, evidence of external funding, and the ability to include graduate students in their research.

  • Has anyone heard anything about either of the UCF positions? I'm curious how many applicants there were. They wound up extending the deadline to 10/31, presumably because most potential applicants weren't too keen on having to submit a two-semester graduate syllabus for quantitative methods in anthropology.
  • Nothing yet, "Application Under Review" (11/21)
  • Letters of reference and Skype interview requested (11/19)
  • 3/25: Rejection letter saying someone was hired

University of Colorado, Boulder: Assistant Professor of Anthropology Deadline: January 31, 2020 -- LOR REQUESTED[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. This full time, 9-month position is funded by a strategic university program (the STAR program). Specifically, we seek a scholar who can contribute to the diversity and inclusion mission of our department, with an expertise in Evolutionary Genomics or a closely related field. As noted on the STAR program website, the university is “particularly interested in scholars with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.” Many STEM disciplines have been historically lacking in diversity, and because Biological Anthropology is both a STEM and social science discipline, it is in the unique position to foster the development of scholars that straddle the boundaries between these two areas. We are interested in scholars conducting research in such diverse topics as the evolutionary history of our species, disease-host co-evolution (e.g., malaria), genetics of diseases more broadly (e.g. cancer), ancient DNA, paleoproteomics , the evolution of human adaptation (including high altitude, skin color, and lactose tolerance adaptations), nutrition, behavior, and forensics.  

The applicant will be expected to have an active research program in the field of evolutionary genomics or closely related field, and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biological anthropology. The regular teaching commitment for department faculty is three courses per academic year.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. Please include a writing sample/sample of work
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy
  5. Statement of research philosophy
  6. Diversity and inclusion statement - please address how you have contributed to diversity and inclusion in the higher education setting within teaching, service, and/or research.
  7. You will be asked by our system to provide three (3) professional references. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

Review of applications will begin on January 1st. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application materials are accepted electronically via CU Boulder Jobs (

Any updates? 

02/24/2020 -- request for LOR sent.

Has this search been canceled or postponed?

University of Kansas, Lawrence: Assistant Professor of Anthropology Deadline: November 4, 2019 -- CAMPUS INTERVIEWS []

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Kansas (KU) invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in anthropological genetics. The successful applicant will have expertise in bioinformatics and cross-disciplinary big data analytical methods. Teaching interests should include biological anthropology, quantitative methods, human evolutionary genetics and paleogenomics. The ideal candidate will be expected to creatively use genomic data and methods to address questions in human evolution, regional population histories, diversity of human commensal or prey species, migration, archaic admixture, evolution of pathogens and disease, and adaptation. The selected candidate will be expected to procure external funding for their research program and teach courses and engage in mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

A complete online application will include the following materials:
(1) a letter of interest;
(2) full curriculum vitae; and
(3) the names and contact information of three references

Only complete application packages submitted online at will be considered.

As part of the materials above, applicants should inform us of their contribution and engagement in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.

  • Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
  • In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.

Application review will begin November 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. (11/26/2019) - LoR and additional materials requested. Invites for phone interview sent. (12/?/2019) Invite for on site interview. (3/6/20) Rejection following phone interview/no campus visit.

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Disease Ecology) - Deadine: September 16, 2019 - ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED.[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire a scholar with a specialization in disease ecology for a tenure track position to begin September 1, 2020. PhD required at time of appointment. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an Assistant Professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

The candidate is expected to have had and plan to continue field-based research to study health and disease within living populations in ethnographic contexts. We seek someone with a record of research and scholarly success, including plans for NSF and/or NIH grant proposals. Candidates employing biocultural, eco-social, and/or evolutionary frameworks in the study of disease ecology, health, and human biology are welcome, including an interest in the impacts of cultural factors such as developmental, economic, environmental, and political on the distribution and diversity of disease. Specializations might include biomarkers, epigenetics, infectious and/or chronic/metabolic disease, the microbiome, nutrition, reproductive ecology, or zoonotic disease ecology, as well as disease patterns and susceptibility as related to climate change, multispecies interactions, and structural inequalities. Geographic area of study is open. The department values and encourages research and teaching across the sub-disciplines of anthropology. The position will contribute to the expanding undergraduate concentrations in “Medical Anthropology and Global Health” and “Evolutionary Anthropology.” The department faculty participate in Five Colleges initiatives, including but not limited to the vibrant undergraduate certificate in Culture, Health, and Science and the graduate program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.


The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire a scholar with a specialization in disease ecology for a tenure track position to begin September 1, 2020. PhD required at time of appointment. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an Assistant Professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for three references. Please use this website to apply:

Additional Information:

We share a fundamental commitment to teach, support and attract a diverse student body. Therefore, in addition to the materials noted above, applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses past or future contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching and/or outreach.

Application screening will commence promptly on September 16, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

  • 10/2 - Invitation for Zoom interview
  • 10/29 - Short list should be approved over the next week or 2
  • 11/15 - Invitations for on-campus interviews 

3/5 I heard through the grapevine that an offer has been made. 

Troy University:Assistant/Associate Professor Deadline: October 25, 2019[]

The Department of Social Science ( at Troy University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant, associate, or full professor of Anthropology, anticipated to begin in January or August 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Biological Anthropology and quantitative methods in Anthropology. The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach four undergraduate and graduate courses per semester, conduct scholarly activities including research and publish their findings in academic publications. Full participation in departmental activities, serve on committees, advise and mentor students, and other duties may be assigned.

While the area of specialty should be Biological Anthropology, the subject of research is open. Preferential consideration will be given to the candidate who:
1. Has expertise in Forensic Anthropology or Bioarchaeology.
2. Demonstrates the abiiity to teach courses such as Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Osteology, Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology.
3. Shows the capacity to involve students in ongoing or potential research project(s) or grant(s).
4. Demonstrates the potential to form interdisciplinary partnership(s).

Qualified applications will be made available to the department/committee for review immediately upon submission. We ask that you provide email addresses for your reference providers and please be certain that the email addresses you list are accurate. If you are selected as a candidate for consideration by the department/committee, an instructional email will be sent to your reference providers to ask that they submit a reference letter on your behalf via a link to our reference portal. Separate reference letters will be requested for each position to which you apply (if applicable), so your reference providers will be contacted separately for each application on which you list them. Reference letters will not be copied from one application to another. You can assure your reference providers that our system is secure and that all letters are confidential. If your reference providers have trouble using the reference portal, please advise them to contact Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Stephen Carmody at Under Review : October 29, 2019

11/18 - any updates?

11/18 - None here. Still says "Under Review" on HR website. (x2)
From arch page: "11/21 - Invited for Video Interview to be completed Dec. 6."

University of Minnesota: Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Molecular Anthropologyl) - Deadine: October 18, 2019 (Campus Interviews)[]

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in biological anthropology at the assistant professor level beginning fall semester 2020 (08/31/2020).  We seek scholars at the cutting edge of biological anthropology who critically utilize tools at the molecular scale, broadly conceived, to answer anthropological questions related to the evolution and variation of humans and/or their primate relatives. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to: genomics, functional genetics, proteomics, endocrinology, immunology, quantitative genetics, epigenetics, and ancient DNA. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy. Faculty in the Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research or creative activity that includes publication; teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses; advising students; and contributing service appropriate for the level of appointment to the department, college, university and profession. The holder of this position will be expected to teach two courses per semester, which will include joining the teaching rotation for a large introductory course in biological anthropology as well as developing specific undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. We are especially interested in candidates who, broadly conceived, enhance diversity in the department and whose interests integrate with and expand on current department expertise in evolutionary anthropology. 

  • Is anyone else having problems to log in? yes 10/18/19 10am EST.
  • 11/01/19 -- additional materials and LOR requested.
  • 12/18/19 -- Does anybody have any news about this position? 
  • 12/20/19 -- Campus interview request (x2)

University of Illinois at ChicagoAssistant Professor of Biomedical Anthropology - Deadline October 15, 2019. (CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED, 12/4/19)[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Anthropology beginning August 16, 2020. The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate in Anthropology.

Well-qualified candidates will be considered if completion of PhD degree requirements is imminent. The Department is interested in candidates who work on structural and sociocultural factors contributing to variation and/or disparities in morbidity and mortality. Theoretical and methodological perspectives on global health include, but are not limited to, developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), big data, and –omics (e.g. genomics, epigenomics, microbiomics, etc.).

Candidates are expected to teach four courses a year, contribute to the research and teaching mission of the department, and advise graduate and undergraduate students. Click here for additional information about the department.

For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2019.

  • Any updates on this position? (11/1/19)
    • Nothing here (11/14/19)
    • Letters requested (11/14/19)
    • Rejection email (11/24/19)

University of Victoria (CAN): Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline October 1, 2019  (CAMPUS INTERVIEWS)[]

We seek a colleague who has demonstrated excellence in effectively teaching a diverse undergraduate student body and robust potential for graduate teaching and mentoring in a manner that facilitates participation of students diversified by gender, ethnicity and other social locations; has demonstrated evidence of strong scholarship in the form of publications and has an outstanding record of research achievement that contributes to the diversity of research and methodological perspectives in the discipline; an active or well-formulated plan for a continuing research program; a demonstrated ability or strong potential to attract external research funding; and potential for involving students in research. We seek an individual whose research and teaching interests will contribute strength primarily towards our “Evolution and Ecology” and/or “Inequality, Culture, and Health” program themes with research that focuses on human or primate diversity, evolution, and/or health, and complements but does not duplicate current faculty strengths (faculty profiles: Examples of possible specialties include but are not limited to human/primate evolutionary biology, life history, evolutionary energetics, social determinants of health, developmental origins of health and disease, primate behavioural ecology, and/or paleoanthropology. The successful candidate will contribute to the success of the new BSc Anthropology program as well as the current BA, MA, and PhD programs through undergraduate and graduate teaching with a strong skill-based focus. Applicants must be able to teach introductory biological anthropology. The ability to teach methods-based courses and a breadth of biological anthropology courses will be a strong asset.

  • 10/01/19: I received an email saying only aboriginal peoples and people of visible minorites are eligible for the position
  • 10/10/19: Letters of reference requested.
  • 10/30/19: Rejection email stating they are only considering aboriginal and minority candidates
  • 11/14/19: Invite for campus interview.

Washington University in St. Louis: Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology - Deadline October 21, 2019 (CAMPUS INTERVIEWS)[]

The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Biological Anthropology with a specialization in Human Biology. We seek an exceptional researcher to join a department with historical excellence in biological anthropology. The successful candidate will be an individual with expertise in human biology and in global health, broadly defined as working with living human populations using theoretical frameworks from human biology. Candidates should explain how their research program relates directly or indirectly to important research questions in human biology, primatology, paleoanthropology and/or other disciplines in biological anthropology, as well as global health. The successful candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and to have a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Duties will include teaching assigned courses (including a lecture course on Global Health), conducting research, securing funding for research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service. Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in empirical research, and will be expected to compete for external funding. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three referees. Applicants must have Ph.D. in Anthropology or a cognate discipline, and the degree must be in hand by time of appointment. All materials should be submitted via Interfolio. Applications received before October 21 will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee. Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University; the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Notified that letters would be requested 10/29 
  • Rejection e-mail. x2
  • 12/3: Invite for campus interview.
  • Rejection email 12/5

Western Carolina University: Assistant Professor, Forensic Anthropology - Deadline September 30, 2019 - VIDEO INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Western Carolina University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track assistant professor of anthropology to begin August 2020. WCU’s four-field undergraduate anthropology program is seeking a forensic anthropologist to support its general anthropology program, in addition to its popular concentration in forensic anthropology. The undergraduate forensic anthropology program at Western Carolina University is one-of-a-kind with an outdoor human decomposition research laboratory, growing willed-body donation program, and well-equipped forensic anthropology laboratory.

The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 course load, including undergraduate courses in forensic and biological anthropology along with introductory anthropology course offerings. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students and working in the context of human decomposition facilities.

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology is a community of scholars made up of students, faculty, and staff who embrace a humanistic and humanitarian view of the world. We value rigorous empirical inquiry into issues of social justice, environmental sustainability, human diversity, and the struggle for equality. We encourage an engaged approach to contemporary social problems which recognizes the importance of activism in creating solutions and positive changes. We challenge pseudo-scientific and populist discourses that seek to naturalize and normalize oppression and exploitation. Instead, we emphasize the social-scientific reality that all people are intrinsically equal and deserving of respect and compassion. We seek to provide a place where people of all identities can be actively engaged in supporting and extending our community and these values.

Application review will begin early October 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.

Video interview request emailed on Oct. 8, 2019

  • 2/1 - any updates?

Wichita State University: Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology - Application Review Starts December 1, 2019 - Open Until Filled [OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED][]

The Department of Anthropology is searching for a biological anthropologist with expertise in human variation and adaptation. The candidate should complement current applied research of the Department, and develop new research opportunities that take advantage of current facilities, including but not limited to our outdoor Skeleton Acres Research Facility and an individually assigned Biological Anthropology Laboratory, and/or to engage actively with local communities. Preferred skills include applicable quantitative and qualitative methods such as, but not limited to: contemporary human demography, taphonomy, paleopathology, and skeletal biology. The candidate is required to teach a full load of three regular courses (3 credit hours each) per semester as scheduled and assigned by the department chair. In addition the candidate is also expected to teach independent reading, research, lab, and field studies courses.

The candidate is expected to:

  • teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biological anthropology as offered in the course catalog.
  • develop topical and area courses in their field of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses which have an applied dimension.
  • mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students in our program.
  • engage actively in the recruitment and retention of students.
  • pursue external funding in support of research, including sponsoring student research opportunities.

Preferred experience

  • Background in quantitative/qualitative analysis.
  • Additional possible areas of expertise include contemporary human demography, GIS, growth and development, paleopathology, paleoanthropology, forensic anthropology, or taphonomy but are not limited to such.
  • Willingness and ability to teach elementary and intermediate level GIS courses is preferred.

Ph.D. in Anthropology in hand at time of employment.

Documentation of quality of teaching and three professional references are required. Actual letters of references will be requested from candidates selected for an interview. Both the documentation and letters may be emailed to or mailed to:
Wichita State University Department of Anthropology Attention: Faculty Search Committee 1845 Fairmount St
Box 52, 114 Neff Hall Wichita, KS 67260 Position will remain open until filled; however, preference will be given to fully completed applications received by 12/1/2019.

12/19: Rejection email received (x2)

  • 2/1 - any updates?

2/25: Rejection email received

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments[]

Appalachian State University: Visiting Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, Full-time, Non-Tenure Track - May 1, 2020 Priority Deadline

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer position in Biological Anthropology to begin August 1, 2020. This is a one-year replacement position. The successful candidate will teach a 4-course load equivalency per semester. In the Fall, this will include one section of ANT 2230 Biological Anthropology (introduction to the discipline for majors) and 4 two-hour lab sections held in conjunction with the General Education course ANT 1430: Our Primate Heritage. These lab sections are offered on the same day, once a week. Duties include setting up and breaking down the lab materials, administering on-site lab activities, grading the resulting lab submissions, and providing instructional support for students enrolled in the lab sections. For the Spring, the successful candidate will teach ANT 2230 Biological Anthropology, ANT 3300 Human Osteology, and ANT 4330 Bioarchaeology in addition to a specialty course of their choosing that meets student needs. Individuals specializing in Bioarchaeology or Paleopathology are encouraged to apply and the geographical interest area is open. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program (having completed 18 hours) or hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology by the position start date.

Applicants must provide: (1) letter of application including information about relevant research and teaching goals and experience; (2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; (3) one set of teaching evaluations (that might include evaluations for a course for which the applicant was a teaching assistant); and (4) a statement on their experience and commitment to diversity. Review of all applications will begin after a priority deadline of May 1, 2020,and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit:

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University is the largest undergraduate-only department of anthropology in the United States with 13 tenure-track faculty and nearly 200 majors (50 specializing in biological anthropology). Our very strong current faculty expertise, research clusters, facilities, curriculum, and field school programs are described on our website (

Appalachian State University, in North Carolinas Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution. We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all. We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

  • Letters of reference requested (05/05)
  • Zoom interview requested (05/16)

Clemson University: Lecturer in Biological Anthropology, Full-time, Non-Tenure Track - March 16, 2020 - RECRUITMENT CANCELLED (CITING COVID-19)[]

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice invites applications for a non-tenure track Lecturer position beginning 15 August 2020. We seek applicants with experience teaching anthropology courses with a preferred focus on biological anthropology who will add to and complement existing curriculum. The successful applicant will teach four-field Introduction to Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and courses in their specific area of expertise. The teaching load for full-time lecturers is 4 courses per semester. Lecturers are eligible for promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer following a period of service.

Clemson University is a Top 25, Carnegie Research 1 (R-1) public university and was recently awarded an NSF ADVANCE grant to foster gender equity and improve the status of women faculty. With significant ambitions to increase its profile nationally and internationally, Clemson University – and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice in particular – prioritizes the preparation of graduates for an increasingly global and diverse society, and in ways that value just outcomes. Towards this end, the department is building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities able to bring fresh perspectives and scholarship to the campus and community.

Clemson University is a public land-grant institution with nearly 20,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, located near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice is a member of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences and is home to 18 faculty members across the three represented disciplines. Successful candidates will integrate and complement existing strengths in our program and contribute to the interdisciplinary focus of the department. For more information about Clemson University, please see or the departmental website

  • Email stating hiring freeze due to pandemic (3/26)


Applicants must have a master’s degree in Anthropology or closely related field with a Ph.D. in Anthropology or closely related disciplines preferred.

Application Instructions[]

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio: (1) a letter of application, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) teaching evaluations for up to two classes, and (4) names and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin on March 16 and continue until the position is filled.  

Application Process[]

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.Apply Here through Interfolio:

Bryn Mawr College: One year, full-time Lecturer position, Biological Anthropology - Feb 24, 2020 (OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED)[]

The Department of Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a one-year, full-time Lecturer position to begin August 1, 2020 contingent upon budgetary approval and department staffing needs. We seek a biological anthropologist who will add to and complement the existing curriculum. The teaching load is 3/3. The successful candidate will co-teach the lectures and labs for two sections of the introductory course on biological and archaeological anthropology, and offer three upper-division electives that focus on the candidate’s geographical and/or topical interests. Contingent on department needs, in lieu of one elective, teaching duties may include co-teaching one semester of the senior thesis seminar. Topics for electives might include, but are not limited to: bioarchaeology, paleoanthropology, race and human variation, and/or human biology.

A Ph.D. in hand by the start of the position is required, and previous teaching experience is preferred. To apply, please send a cover letter that addresses your teaching and research interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi (no more than 3), and names and contact information (including email addresses) of three references via Interfolio at Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women with a vibrant faculty of scholar-teachers, a talented staff and intellectually curious students eager to make a difference in the world.  The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its students, faculty, staff, and curricular offerings with a particular focus on enhancing ethnic and racial diversity and advancing social justice and inclusion.  We believe diversity strengthens our community and enriches the education of our students.  We have a student body of 1,350 undergraduates (34 percent are U.S. students of color and 22 percent are international students). There are 310 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. Bryn Mawr College is located in metropolitan Philadelphia and enjoys strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. The Department of Anthropology includes faculty who specialize in sociocultural, medical and linguistic anthropology, as well as biological and archaeological anthropology. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

University of Washington: Lecturer Full-time, Medical Anthropology and Global Health - Jan 15, 2020 []

Job ad:

Position Description: The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for an anthropologist to teach in the area of medical anthropology and global health (MAGH). The criteria for merit evaluation and promotion in this position will be based primarily on teaching and service and not on research. This is a 3-year, renewable, full-time Lecturer position with competitive salary, university benefits, opportunities for promotion, and protection of academic freedom. The appointment will begin in September 2020.

UW Anthropology lecturers engage in teaching, advising, and mentoring and have an annual service period of nine months (September 16-June 15). Other professional duties will include service to the Department and University, most of which will be curriculum-related. The Department of Anthropology is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Members of the Department of Anthropology who participate in the MAGH option maintain strong connections to a variety of other units on campus, including the Center for Teaching and Learning, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Center for Social Science Computation and Research, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, Department of Global Health, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, The Burke Museum, Jackson School for International Studies, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, the Science Studies Network, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities. The University of Washington serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 34% first-generation college students and over 27% Pell Grant students.

Teaching responsibilities are (6) classes over 3 quarters, including a lower division, introductory course that is offered each quarter in Medical Anthropology and Global Health (ANTH 215, a large lecture class with 3 teaching assistants). The remaining courses will include upper division courses that are or can be approved for the MAGH option (see ).

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a teaching record that includes medical anthropology, the anthropology of health, or anthropological approaches to global health concerns and issues. They will be expected to complement existing expertise in the MAGH program. The successful candidate will have topical expertise in community-engaged and participatory health approaches, intersectionality, ethics, health disparities, or decolonizing approaches to medical anthropology and global health. They must demonstrate strong commitments to integrity, equity, access, and inclusion in their teaching.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate teaching, pedagogical innovation, and introducing students to research.  Applicants must have earned a doctorate, or foreign equivalent, in anthropology or related field, by the date of appointment; however, applicants who have not completed their PhD at the time of application will be considered.

Instructions: To apply, use Interfolio and please include the following items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae highlighting prior teaching experience, (3) up to 3 syllabi, evidence of teaching efficacy, and a list of courses prepared to teach, including at least one large lecture course; (4) a teaching statement describing teaching philosophy, equity in the classroom, awareness of teaching challenges and their possible solutions, the centrality of ethics in teaching, and experience or goals regarding student mentoring in research or other realms. We are especially eager to attract applicants whose teaching foci address the question: In what ways might a decolonizing framework in medical anthropology and global health facilitate the work of challenging the status quo, to create health systems founded on equity, compassion, and social and racial justice?; (5) a vision on diversity statement that highlights how your teaching can contribute to diversity by making higher education accessible to, and relevant for, individuals from underrepresented groups; and (6) the names and contacts for three referees. As a guideline, we are looking for 1-2 pages (single-spaced) for each of the statements. The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Bettina Shell Duncan, search committee chair, Department of Anthropology. Priority will be given to applications received by 5 PM PST, January 15, 2020.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity: The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint
( ). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code
recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal
opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and
responsibilities ( ).

Apply Now: The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877)997-8807.

  • Some insights I have learned which might be helpful
    • Take the diversity statement and diversity issues very seriously
    • Many MAGH clasess in the department are taught by bio anthropologists and the search committee chair is a bio anthropologist. Still, the eventual candidate will need to be approved by the entire faculty
    • There is a movement within the university (working its way through the faculty senate) to change the titles of lecturers like this to something like "Assistant Professor of Teaching, Associate Professor of Teaching, and Professor of Teaching". This would not change the terms of employment, but would better reflect the role of these state line lecturers (who are already voting members of their departments and larger faculty and are protected by academic freedom like other faculty). Some at the university would like to convert these lines into tenure lines--but that is a more long term and less likely prospect. 

Baylor University: Non-tenure track position in Honors College  - No deadline[]

Baylor University seeks to fill a position for a non-tenure track faculty member in the Honors College.  This individual will work with students who are interested in careers in medicine and dentistry.  Rank ranges from Clinical Assistant Professor through Clinical Professor or Lecturer through Senior Lecturer. A terminal degree is the minimum qualification for consideration for this position.  The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate classes each semester in his or her area of specialization and will be expected to serve as a mentor for undergraduate students writing Honors theses and preparing to apply to medical, dental and graduate school.  The ideal candidate will possess one or more of the following areas of expertise: Public Health, Epidemiology, Healthcare Policy, Healthcare Administration, Global Environmental Health, Medical Sociology, Human Biology, Medical Anthropology or Medical Ethics.  Experience in clinical medicine, human health science research, clinical human health research, healthcare administration or health science policy will also be valued highly in a candidate’s application. Qualifications • Earned terminal degree in area of appointment or appropriately related field. • Successful professional experience in this field/area (ordinarily at least 10 years) as a broadly respected practitioner and/or educator. • Seasoned performance and leadership as an outstanding teacher as evidenced in performance evaluations. • Commitment to and/or record of successful direction of honors theses and service on thesis committees. • Distinguished record of contributions and/or leadership in scholarly or practitioner organizations in the field/area. • Meaningful commitment/participation in the community and in a local congregation. • Collaborative and respectful professional relationships with colleague faculty, staff, and clinical partners. • Active mentorship of individual students and/or student groups. The application can be accessed here: . Please provide a letter of interest; current curriculum vitae; transcripts and a list of three references. Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Loyola University Chicago: Lecturer in Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Non-Tenure-Track - Additional materials requested[]

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time position as a Lecturer in Biological Anthropology (preference given to Medical Anthropology), beginning Fall 2020. The appointment is full-time, non-tenure track with a multi-year renewable contract. The department serves over 100 majors and minors, offers BA and BS degrees, and is a substantial contributor to the University Core Curriculum and Interdisciplinary Programs. (For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please visit its website at

Candidates will be expected to teach four courses per semester, the majority of which will be the College of Arts and Sciences Foundational Core Course UCSF 137: The Scientific Basis of Environmental Issues. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to and develop interdisciplinary teaching initiatives that enhance collaboration between Life and Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Humanities, develop courses specifically designed to support and enhance the Anthropology program alongside other programs such as Public Health, Environmental Science, and Biology, and develop new opportunities for student experiential learning.

We seek candidates with an excellent record of teaching and a deep commitment to undergraduate education in medical, biological or applied anthropology, whose expertise focuses on issues including global and local health disparities in living populations, health outreach and education, and/or ethics and inequities. Requirements include a Ph.D. in hand by May 2020 in anthropology, an exceptional enthusiasm for and commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a dedication to student development. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. 

Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, and a letter of interest to They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of undergraduate teaching and mentorship. Referees will not be contacted immediately, but might be contacted at subsequent points in the review process. Candidates should, if they desire, forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and mentoring to:

Anne L. Grauer, Ph.D., Chair  Department of Anthropology  Loyola University Chicago  1032 W. Sheridan Road  Chicago, Illinois 60660 Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

  • Additional materials requestion (1/9)

James Madison University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology - OFFER MADE[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at James Madison University invites applications for a one year visiting position in biological anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2020. The position has the potential to be renewed for a second year. Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus in human biology, human health and disease, and/or race and human variation.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology consists of 22 full-time faculty, 13 in Sociology and 9 in Anthropology. The Anthropology program is committed to four-field undergraduate teaching. The faculty are active in professional fields at the national and international level and are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education.

Teaching duties include a large introductory course in biological anthropology and one upper level course in the candidate’s area of specialization per semester.

A Ph.D. by time of appointment is preferred.  We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Candidates must demonstrate their potential to teach in both small and large classroom settings.


  • Skype interview requested (04/25)
  • Rejection email (05/05)

Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, Michigan): Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Sociology (May 11, 2020)[]

Kalamazoo College invites applications for a two-year visiting position at the assistant professor level in the Anthropology and Sociology Department. Area of specialization and geographic focus is open, but an ability to teach quantitative research methods is required. The quantitative methods course is an introduction to survey research methods and a few basic statistical analysis tools. As a truly joint department, all courses offered seek to blur the boundaries between the two disciplines.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching and a commitment to the liberal arts. A completed Ph.D. or evidence that it will be completed by September 1, 2020 is required. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches to the discipline will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience. Kalamazoo College is on the trimester system, and the teaching load is two courses per trimester.

Completed applications received by May 11, 2020 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and diversity and inclusion statement in PDF format below. Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to with the subject line formatted as lastname_firstname. For more information about the College, see our home page. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Any updates on this position? (06/03)

Utah State (Logan, Utah): Temporary Assistant Professor in Anthropology (May 15, 2020)(OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED)[]

The Anthropology Program at USU seeks a Temporary Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology for a one-year (9 month), full-time appointment beginning August 1, 2020. We seek applicants with a strong record of research, publication, and the integration of their research interests with teaching. The successful applicant will teach a 2/3 course load (on-line and face-to-face courses) including introduction to Biological Anthropology, Perspectives on Race, and Sex, Evolution, and Health. Other courses will be determined based upon department needs and candidate interests. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will teach courses in Biological Anthropology to fill departmental needs and other courses relevant to their expertise. The successful candidate will also advise undergraduate students pursuing the biological anthropology track in the major. Topic and area specialization is open. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests complement, rather than replicate, current program offerings.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. (ABD acceptable) in Anthropology from a CHEA accredited institution or international equivalent.

Demonstrated potential for effective on-line course development and teaching experience.

Demonstrated ability to live and work legally in the U.S.

The successful candidate must be able to satisfactorily complete a background check prior to employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Anthropology from CHEA accredited institution or international equivalent and evidence of successful experience in on-line course-development and teaching.

Required Documents:

1. A complete curriculum vitae (uploaded to applicant profile)

2. Evidence of teaching effectiveness if available (e.g., teaching evaluations)

3. Official transcript (uploaded to applicant profile)

4. A list of the names and contact information for three references (collected within the online application)

5. A letter of interest (to be typed/copied and pasted into the Cover Letter section within the application)

6. A statement of teaching philosophy (to be typed/copied and pasted into the Teaching Philosophy section within the application)

7. A statement of research interests (to be typed/copied and pasted into the Research Statement section within the application)

Application Link:

  • Zoom interview requested (05/27)

McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario): Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, Contractually Limited Appointment (May 29, 2020)[]

Job Description

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a contractually-limited appointment (CLA) at the rank of Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, for the period covering July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. The current annual salary floor is $81,466 for an assistant professor (for appointee with an appropriate doctoral degree).  A package of benefits as well as a professional development allowance will be provided.  The position includes teaching undergraduate classes and some administrative responsibilities.  The successful candidate will teach seven 3-unit courses, as listed below in 2020-2021.  Enrolment capacities are in parentheses.  Fall courses will probably be taught online.

Term 1

ANTH 1AA3E    Introduction to Anthropology:  Sex, Food and Death (500)

ANTH 1AA3      Introduction to Anthropology:  Sex, Food and Death (500)

ANTH 4R03      Skeletal Biology of Earlier Human Populations (25) 

Term 2

ANTH 1AA3E    Introduction to Anthropology:  Sex, Food and Death (500)

ANTH 2FF3       Human Skeletal Biology & Bioarchaeology (50)

ANTH 3BA3      Special Topics in Biological Anthropology (30)

ANTH 3FA3      Forensic Anthropology (180)

A Ph.D. degree in Anthropology is required, together with successful teaching experience.

Note: Full description of the department and course descriptions may be viewed at our website

How to Apply

Applicants should apply online at including a letter of application with names and contacts of 3 references, a curriculum vitae and teaching dossier.  Please address your letter to: Dr. Tina Moffat, Chair, Department of Anthropology. ​​​The Department will begin reviewing applications on May 29, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

Search Summary Table[]

Institution Link to apply Position Specialty Apply by Skype/Phone invitiation? Flyout invitation? Rejections received? Offer received?
Baylor TT AP genetics 1 Oct N/A Yes (11/4) Yes
Cal State Channel Islands TT AP 6 Dec Yes (12/23) Yes (2/4)
Cal State Long Beach TT AP 1 Oct Yes (1/8) Yes (1/22)
Cal State Los Angeles TT AP 1 Dec Yes (12/30?)
Cal Poly Pomona TT AP 15 Oct Yes (unclear)
Christopher Newport TT AP 10 Oct Yes (unclear)
Coastal Carolina TT AP 31 Oct Yes (11/20) Yes (3/10)
Eckerd College TT AP open 1 Nov Yes (12/2) Yes (3/17)
Emory TT AP (3) 1 Nov Yes (12/3) Yes (12/13) Yes
George Mason TT AP biocultural 10 Oct Yes (10/28) Yes (10/28) Yes (11/6) Yes (12/12)
Marquette TT AP biocultural 21 Oct Yes (10/31) Yes (12/16) Yes (2/12) Yes (2/12)
Metropolitan State U TT AP forensic 10 Jan Yes (2/20)
Texas Tech TT AP forensic 15 Oct Yes (10/28)
Texas A&M Open Func morph 11 Nov Yes (1/16)
Troy U TT Open forensic/bioarch 25 Oct Yes (11/21)
UAlbany TT AP evolutionary anthropology 25 Oct Yes (11/14) Yes (2/1)
Calgary TT AP primatology

15 Sept

Yes (12/17)
UC Merced TT AP 15 Oct Yes (11/15)
Central Florida TT AP quant methods Changed to 31 Oct Yes (11/19) Yes (unclear)
Central Florida TT AP osteology Changed to 31 Oct Yes (11/19) Yes (unclear)
Colorado Boulder TT AP genomics 31 Jan
U Illinois Chicago TT AP biomedical 15 Oct Yes Yes (11/24) Yes
Kansas TT AP genetics 4 Nov Yes (11/26) Yes (12/?) Yes (3/6)
UMass Amherst TT AP disease ecology 16 Sept Yes (10/2) Yes (11/15)
Minnesota TT AP molecular 18 Oct Yes (12/20) Yes (3/16) Yes
Victoria TT AP 1 Oct Yes (11/14)
Vanderbilt TT AP evo genomics 25 Oct
Wash U TT AP human bio 21 Oct Yes (12/3) Yes (12/5) Yes

Western Carolina TT AP forensic 30 Sept Yes (10/8)
Wichita State TT AP 1 Dec

Discussion / Rumors / Speculation[]

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