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

Appalachian State University - TT Associate/Full Professor - Chair of Anthropology - Deadline 21 Dec 2020[]

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair at the rank of Professor (advanced Associate Professors may be considered).

This is a tenure-track 9 month position with twelve month duties, appointment to begin July 1, 2021. Candidates must have a PhD in Anthropology. Anthropologists from any subfield are welcome to apply.

We seek an individual with a leadership philosophy oriented toward building consensus and fostering collaborative and equitable relations. The successful candidate will provide evidence of administrative experience and skill; provide evidence of fostering collaborative relations and partnerships within and beyond the university; maintain an active research program in Anthropology; and demonstrate strengths in undergraduate teaching. We value candidates interested in working with us to nurture a vibrant undergraduate anthropology curriculum and community that fosters hope and prepares students to face the future. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

The Department of Anthropology is a four-field undergraduate program with 13 tenure lines and more than 150 majors. Our faculty excel in scholarship and teaching, carrying a 12 hour load with 3 hours of reassign time for those with an active research agenda, and considerable service commitments within and beyond the institution. Our current faculty expertise, research clusters, facilities, curriculum, and field school programs are described on our website, click here. Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s 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.

The department has an appointed chair with the general responsibility for guiding the department toward selected goals. It is the specific responsibility of the chair to:

  • Participate in the development of University policies and be responsible for their communication and implementation at the department level;
  • Communicate the needs of the department (personnel, space, fiscal) to the appropriate administrative units;
  • Serve as an advocate for the department and represent the department in the University, the community, to appropriate external agencies, and at meetings of learned and professional societies;
  • Provide leadership in the recruitment and appointment of faculty members;
  • Arrange effective and equitable distribution of faculty responsibilities, including: (i) teaching duties and committee assignments within the department; (ii) evaluate and counsel with all departmental faculty members concerning the performance of their duties;
  • Encourage and support good teaching, scholarly activity, and professional development within the department;
  • Initiate, in consultation with the appropriate faculty committee recommendations for appointment, reappointment, promotion, tenure, and dismissal in accordance with the University and college policy;
  • Endeavor to maintain faculty morale by reducing, resolving, or preventing conflicts;
  • Make salary recommendations in accordance with University and college guidelines;
  • Organize and coordinate the departmental faculty and staff in developing, implementing and evaluating short and long-range departmental goals, objectives, standards, and programs;
  • Work with the faculty to develop standards, curricula, and procedures, which provide adequate preparation of graduates for professional or further academic endeavor;
  • Provide for appropriate advisement of students majoring in the department;
  • Provide leadership in supporting equality of opportunity and the protections available to members of the University community under all applicable laws;
  • Manage the departmental resources, including the budget, in accordance with college and University guidelines;
  • Participate in planning capital improvements and maintenance of physical facilities;
  • Endeavor to secure and maintain adequate supplies, materials, and equipment for the department;
  • Supervise the departmental support staff; and
  • Lead full departmental meetings (with the exception of PTC meetings) and ensure that formal agendas be sent out ahead of time and that minutes be approved at the next departmental meeting.

As a part of the COVID-19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID-19 pandemic, as necessary.

A complete application consists of:

(1) Letter of application;

(2) Statement on leadership philosophy;

(3) Statement on diversity and inclusion;

(4) Current C.V.;

(5) Names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references.

Contact Diane Mines, Search Committee Chair at with questions.

Review of applications will begin on December 21, and applications will continue to be reviewed util the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

Appalachian State University is an equal employment 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. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or [[1]]

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.

Binghamton University - TT Assistant Professor - Biomedical Anthropology - Deadline 15 Feb 2021[]

Job Description:

The Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University (SUNY) seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track instructor position in support of the graduate-level Biomedical Anthropology Program.

Position Requirements

Teach courses in biomedical anthropology at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including a large, lower-level undergraduate biomedical anthropology course and graduate level biomedical anthropology courses for the Master's of Science program. Possible graduate courses include, but are not limited to Anthropology and Global Health, Community-based Research Methods, Evolutionary Medicine, and Human Biological Variation. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester.


Ph.D. in biological anthropology. Strong teaching record in biomedical anthropology, including teaching experience at the graduate level. Interests at the intersection of biological anthropology and public health are strongly preferred, particularly if those interests complement current departmental strengths.

Service activities associated with this position include organizing student internships, including the department's on-going collaborations with Health Departments and non-profit organizations in upstate New York and surrounding areas, particularly related to public health and medicine broadly. Experience working with Native American communities is a plus. The ideal candidate will recruit students to the department's graduate programs and will have skills in marketing, managing social media platforms (such as Facebook and Twitter), and website design.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Formal review of applications will begin February 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications consisting of a cover letter addressing teaching interests, philosophy and experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references must be sent electronically by visiting Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Questions must be submitted through internet exchange.

  • Once again, VAP who fits the description.
  • Does anyone know what exactly "tenure-track instructor" means here? No other "instructors" are listed on their faculty page
    • Not 100% sure, but my guess is "Instructor" is lower rank than "Assistant Professor" which might mean less pay, and the title also implies that the focus will be on teaching with no expectations for research to get tenure.

**Late-breaking announcement for an additional position at Binghamton University for one year; full-time ten-month lecturer/laboratory support position: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.**

Cleveland Museum of Natural History - Physical Anthropology Collection Manager (OFFER ACCEPTED)[]

Summary: The Cleveland Museum of Natural History invites applications for the position of Collections Manager of Physical Anthropology. The Department of Physical Anthropology houses specimens of humans, primates, fossils, and casts. Extensive records associated with this collection mark it as one of the world's most important collection of human specimens. The collections manager will oversee the maintenance and development of all collections within the Department of Physical Anthropology. The collections manager will work in collaboration with the curatorial staff to advance mutual interests pertaining to the collection and the research requirements for that collection. The collections manager will work in collaboration with other collections management staff to develop collaborative efforts to secure and advance the institutional collections through methodological development and external funding. The collections manager will oversee the fiscal year operations budget for the collection area by working with the Head of Collections through the annual budgeting process. The collections manager will oversee collections assistant staff, supervise volunteers, manage access to the laboratory and specimens by external users. The successful candidate will work to modernize management of these collections, digitized specimens and records, rehouse specimens, and develop a long-term strategy. The successful candidate will offer context expertise for Museum programs, marketing, and exhibit development.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation).

Responsible for the management and proper curation of existing research and archival specimens retained within the physical anthropology collection.

Responsible for working closely with curatorial team to ensure research access, new accessions, and prioritizing collection advancement that enhances research capabilities.

Responsible for the management of the systematic arrangement and proper storage of specimens.

Responsible for tracking the collection growth and activity.

Responsible for the identification of new material and producing labels.

Responsible for computer database development of new and existing material and entering the data into the database. Responsible for the management of loan program and filing loan paperwork with the Registrar.

Responsible for collections monitoring to ensure safety and security of objects. For ordering supplies and equipment in support of collection operations. To oversee collections assistant staff members and volunteer activities as they pertain to collection activities.

Responsible for offering collection services to museum members, the general public, and businesses based on current collection and division policies. Seeks additional training or professional development opportunities. Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of Collections or management, as required. Performs all duties according to established museum operating, safety, and environmental and quality policies.

Adheres to the CMNH Manual of Research and Collections Policies. Oversees the fiscal year operations budget for the collection area by working with the Head of Collections through the annual budgeting process.

Responsible for coordination and management of standard lab processes such as protocol regarding lab access, supplies, space allocation, resource scheduling and student training.

Responsible for the acquisition of new material and treatment of that material through curator research, collections acquisitions, and general sampling efforts. Maintains the student training sessions for summer interns as well as undergraduate and graduate students participating in curator research projects.

Responsible for offering content expertise for Museum of programs, marketing, and exhibit development. Coordinate with Partnerships & Programs staff to provide access and educational opportunities that aim to utilize the laboratory and collections during normal and summer programming.

Responsible for seeking external funding opportunities in support of collections development or pursuing strategic goals for collections improvement as outlined by Head of Collections and collections management staff.

Education/Experience: Master's degree (M.S.) or higher degree in relevant field to the collection area of appointment; with 2-5 years of experience and /or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Knowledge of collections management methods and current best practices.

The ability to plan, direct, and report on collections activities.

Ability to research scientific information, ideas and methods.

Excellent organizational and attention to detail skills.

The ability to deal effectively with public and private agencies and individuals in matters relating to collections objects at the Museum.

Strong computer operating system and database management experience.

Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally.

Ability to work successfully with Museum members, employees and the general public. Strong problem solving and listening skills.

Ability to manage staff assistants and volunteers.

Ability to function in a fast paced environment with time constraints and within established deadlines.

Knowledge of field and laboratory research activities and collections management practices including publications on original research in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Ability to speak effectively with groups or donors, communicating the museum's mission as well as why collections are necessary. Demonstrated ability to serve Museum visitors in a friendly and professional manner. Ability to communicate a passion for science to diverse audiences.

Ability to work with an interdisciplinary, professional team. Ability to function and act independently.

Physical Working Conditions: Indoor/Outdoor, all-weather conditions

Position may require sitting, walking, standing, reaching, kneeling, stooping and crouching. Some physical effort may occasionally be required. Must be able to lift 30 lbs and run or respond to emergency situations.

  • Does anyone know when this posting closes? I'm not seeing it anywhere. I already applied but need to know when to start obsessively checking my email etc.
  • Apparently there is no close date and you only get contacted if they want to hire you. Otherwise, they just keep your application on file.
  • The posting is no longer available. I'm guessing someone was hired, given how their application process goes.
  • Offer was accepted.

Colorado State University - NTT Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Medical Human Anatomy Director - Deadline August 4 2020 (POSITION FILLED)[]

Leadership in biomedical research, education and outreach is the mission of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the unit is an interdisciplinary department including over 40 faculty with strong international reputations, excellence in extramural support, and a history of educational program development and outreach. The department is the home of both undergraduate and graduate majors and delivers anatomy and physiology teaching to professional veterinary medical students and will participate in future medical school instruction. Undergraduate and graduate students participate in cutting-edge biomedical research in three areas of focus –neurobiology, reproductive biology and integrative physiology. Research faculty within the Department of Biomedical Sciences often participate in one of the University-wide Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence (PRSE) at Colorado State University: the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory (ARBL) or the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN) program. Additional information about research focus areas, educational programs and service and outreach can be found at

% Research 5

% Teaching 70

% Service 25

% Administration 0

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 08/24/2020

Desired Start Date 01/01/2021

Position Summary: Directorship responsibilities include development, adaptation and successful delivery of the newly developed CU Medical School curriculum to the CSU branch campus with elements of innovative content delivery. Virtual reality learning, dissection, and prosection logistics are desired skills for the successful candidate. Experience spanning gross anatomy and neuroanatomy is essential with histology and embryology experience considered desired but not essential. The curriculum is patient-centered and will introduce medical students to core Anatomy knowledge and impart the skills necessary to develop into a competent physician. Anatomy content will largely be delivered directly by the Anatomy Director and additional co-educators. The position requires incorporating Human Anatomy into all aspects of medical education in the following key areas in the Foundation (Basic Sciences) year: General Principles of Medicine; Pulmonary/Cardiovascular; Hematology; Renal/Urinary System; Central Nervous System, Senses, & Mind; Gastrointestinal; Skin/Musculoskeletal; Endocrine/Metabolism; and Reproductive/Development Science.

Human Anatomy content spans all four years of the CSU branch program; thus, the position will involve teaching anatomic principles in other areas such as electives and basecamps. The successful candidate will be hired as a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) at CSU. Accordingly, the position will include assistance in teaching of human anatomy and neuroanatomy to non-medical students and to participate in other BMS departmental service activities.

The Directorship is expected to begin as a non-tenure track position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. Final hiring rank and effort distribution considerations are negotiable and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the applicant. The successful candidate should possess a PhD, MD, or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) in a relevant discipline. Prior experience teaching in a medical school environment is highly desirable but not essential.

Required Job Qualifications

Assistant Professor -

*PhD, MD or DO in a relevant discipline.

*Five or fewer years of experience at the assistant professor level and other qualifying credentials.

*Experience spanning gross anatomy and neuroanatomy is essential.

Associate Professor –

*PhD, MD or DO in a relevant discipline.

*Currently at the rank of associate professor or six or more years of experience at the assistant professor level with evidence of sufficient scholarly activity and other qualifying credentials.

*Experience spanning gross anatomy and neuroanatomy is essential.

Full Professor -

*PhD, MD or DO in a relevant discipline.

*Currently at the rank of full professor or five or more years of experience at the associate professor level with evidence of sufficient scholarly activity and other qualifying credentials.

*Experience spanning gross anatomy and neuroanatomy is essential.

*For each level, the other qualifying credentials could include: history of grant funding, publications, citations, letters of recommendation, history of invited talks, professional society involvement, creating and directing courses, peer teaching reviews and course surveys, and statements on teaching/research/service.

Progress is expected in these areas over time, and whether or not a candidate is qualified at each level is evaluated by department faculty.

Preferred Job Qualifications

*Prior medical school teaching experience is desired.

*Virtual reality learning, dissection, and prosection logistics are desired skills.

*Histology and embryology experience is desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a current resume, and a list of professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

  • Does anyone know anything about this search? x2 12/20
  • The position has been filled. 1/10

Emory University - TT Associate/Full Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 1 Dec 2020 (ZOOM INTERVIEWS)[]

The Department of Anthropology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) invites applications for a tenured position in biological anthropology to begin Fall 2021. We seek scholars at the associate or full professor 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, neuroscience and anthropology, and scientifically-based medical anthropology. Candidates should be willing and able to regularly teach a large introductory or foundational course in biological anthropology 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 of Arts and Science, 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.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, and applications will be accepted through December 1, 2020. To apply for this position, please submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio: .

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

  • First round Zoom interview December 3rd. Notification of short list expected mid-January.

Georgia Southern University - TT Assistant Professor - Deadline 4 Jan 2021(CANCELLED)[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Anthropology. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus. Within this setting, we seek an applied Biological Anthropologist to contribute to the four-field focus of our anthropology program. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a community of engaged teacher-scholars committed to engaging students with the perspectives of anthropology by providing them with a set of frameworks for understanding and studying the variations and similarities in biology, behaviors, and beliefs of people from around the world. As citizens and students of the world, anthropology majors examine what it means to be a human being across all time, in every place, and with an appropriate sense of cultural relativism that paves the way for intercultural understanding and cooperation. The Assistant Professor of Anthropology will enhance the current offerings and expand the biological anthropology options for our students.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor of Anthropology will teach four-field introductory anthropology courses, a lower-division course in biological anthropology, and upper division courses relevant to their specialty. The successful candidate will maintain an active research agenda and engage in service to the department, University, community, region, and profession. The standard teaching load for tenure-track and tenured faculty is 3 courses per semester. The position is an academic (9 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

• Earned Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field, by August 1, 2021, with at least 18 graduate semester hours in anthropology.

• The successful candidate will have experience in applied biological anthropology, biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, and/or bioarchaeology.

• The successful candidate will have the ability to contribute to required courses in the Anthropology major (including a four-field introduction to anthropology).

• Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.

• Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.

• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will

• Be active in scholarly activity that brings added perspectives to contemporary discussion of race, class, and gender.

• Demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly activity.

• Demonstrate the ability and/or desire to seek out and procure external funding.

• Demonstrate an ability to teach and mentor graduate students.

Screening of applications begins January 4, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence (

A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; evidence of teaching experience (including sample syllabi); and three letters of reference that include current contact phone numbers. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach, particularly as relevant to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Jennifer Sweeney Tookes, Search Chair, Search #67795

Georgia Southern University Electronic mail: [[2]]

Telephone: 912-478-5443

More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

  • OK, this is getting ridiculous. An excellent research and teaching record isn't enough? We must now all submit to the culture of WOKENESS.
    • Diversity and inclusion statements are increasingly common, for good reason, but please feel free to tell them why you shouldn't have to be "woke" in your application.
    • Guaranteed some bleach boy cis white male wrote this. Sorry but qualified POC, especially BLACK women, have been historically passed over for y'all in academia. Your patriarchal system of oppression is coming to an end. Trump lost and this is only the beginning. Pack your bags. It's our time. Cope.
  • (1/22/2021) Has anyone heard anything yet?
    • nothing here (1/22) (x3)
  • 2-12 Anything?
    • Nothing here. Was actually just coming here to ask the same thing... (2/12) x3
  • (03/01) Has anybody heard anything? Or did they just cancel this search and not tell anyone?
    • Haven't heard anything still. Just checked if there's hiring freeze, but apparently not (there was one last year, though). That doesn't mean the search didn't get cancelled, though, of course. Fingers crossed we hear something soon (3/1)
    • Nothing here either, hope they tell us something soon!
    • Emailed the search chair. The response: "This search is currently on hold due to budget constraints, but has not been cancelled. When we have more information we will reach out to all candidates."
    • Thanks for sharing this! (3/5)
  • 5/13 Email from search chair that search has been cancelled, with the hope of reinstating it next year.

Grand Valley State University -TT Assistant Professor - Biomedical Sciences[]

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank starting August 6, 2021. Applicants with interests in teaching nutrition and/or human anatomy and physiology courses and associated labs are highly encouraged to apply. Faculty area of research emphasis may be diverse, although we encourage candidates whose research is in the area of digestive physiology or nutritional sciences to apply. The successful candidate must have obtained a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a science or health-related field from an accredited institution. ABD with a completion date by December 2021, will be considered.

Tenure-track duties include a 9 contact hour teaching load per semester, as well as scholarship/research productivity with students, and professional/public service. The option to teach in the summer months is also ordinarily available.

Grand Valley State University is a public institution with 21,112 undergraduate and 2,921 graduate students located in the Grand Rapids, Michigan region. The university is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment for faculty and students while promoting enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and service. The Biomedical Sciences Department has approximately 1,100 undergraduate majors and 43 full-time faculty members. It also has an expanding Master’s degree program with both thesis and non-thesis students. We offer a variety of courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, nutrition and neurosciences that support our Biomedical Sciences majors, as well as courses that support other health science majors.

We seek faculty who have experience working with diverse student and community populations as well as in new and emerging fields that can contribute to diversifying the expertise in our department. We especially encourage candidates to apply who have research and teaching interests with the potential to engage the West Michigan community to address regional and national health disparities.

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter addressing qualifications and your motivation to teach at GVSU, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement, a statement on commitment to inclusive excellence that includes a summary of ongoing and anticipated activities to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in your teaching, scholarship, and service, the contact information for three references, and graduate school transcripts. For more information and to apply visit The review process will begin on February 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be submitted to Dr. Theodore Towse, search committee chair at

Idaho State University - TT Assistant Professor - Anthropology[]

Primary Purpose

The Department of Anthropology at Idaho State University invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor opening for a broadly trained biological anthropologist with a focus in forensic anthropology to begin August 2021.

Key Responsibilities

Faculty in the department typically teach a total of six courses per year (three courses per semester). The candidate will be expected to teach courses in forensics and biological anthropology, including developing introductory courses, upper level courses and graduate courses that may be field-based, lab-based, service learning, online, and/or interdisciplinary. Faculty are expected to supervise graduate and undergraduate students, perform university and professional service, and conduct active research that involves students.

The department is housed within the ISU College of Arts and Letters. As a college, we pride ourselves on being a community of scholars who make meaningful, professional contributions to our disciplines, departments, university, and community. This includes being passionate about providing outstanding learning opportunities for our students, many of whom are first-generation college students from Idaho. We also pride ourselves on our commitment to working collegially with other members of the department to achieve university goals to meet our collective mission. Our goal in the College of Arts and Letters is to work together in putting students first, and we expect all our faculty to embrace this core value.

Minimum Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D in Anthropology or other related field in-hand at the time of appointment and demonstrate collaborative and diverse research interests in support of the four-field mission of the Department. We seek a forensically trained anthropologist with interest in pursuing casework in the region, but with versatile research topics of broader anthropological significance. Evidence of superior and innovative pedagogy, student mentoring, and community engagement is essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Research focus includes, but is not limited to human rights, skeletal biology, decomposition and taphonomy, pathology and trauma, and quantitative analysis. Experience with GIS, molecular, or isotopic methods, or other methodological specialties are highly desirable.

Please submit the following documents with your application:

Cover letter that includes a statement of interest with goals for both teaching and research, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

  • Anyone heard anything on this one?
  • Zoom interview request received 3/5, 3/8
  • Letters requested following interview but no word since. Anyone heard anything?
    • Nothing here (3/30)
    • Any update here?
    • Nothing since letters were submitted.
    • Do we think the search was cancelled?

Loyola University Chicago - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 4 Jan 2021 (POSITION FILLED)[]

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, for academic year 2021-22. The department seeks a biological anthropologist with expertise in medical anthropology. We are especially interested in candidates who take a holistic, community-centered approach to human health, inequality and race, including innovative research on global/local health disparities in living people, health outreach and education, and/or ethics and inequities. Applicants should describe how their research advances community-based collaboration, equity, and justice, as well as how their work articulates with Loyola’s undergraduate programs in Public Health and/or Biology. The successful candidate will be joining a department with eight full-time faculty members, and over 140 majors and minors. For more information about the department, please visit

This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We seek candidates with an excellent record of teaching and research, and a deep commitment to undergraduate education. Candidates will be expected to teach two courses per semester centered in the life/natural sciences, contribute to and develop interdisciplinary initiatives that enhance collaboration between Life and Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Humanities, and serve on Departmental committees. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants.

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Candidates should submit to (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels, and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Letters of recommendations will be requested after a preliminary selection process has been completed. Candidates are welcomed to upload additional materials to related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications. Questions can be directed to

Kristin Krueger, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair

Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

*01/14- additional materials and letters requested

  • Were you asked by the committee, or by your recommenders?

03/01: Any updates on this position?

Virtual campus visits on 02/25

3/26/21--notification of rejection by committee chair, who said the position has been filled.

Mississippi State University - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 20 Oct 2020 (POSITION FILLED)[]

The department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures (AMEC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology with a focus in Forensic Anthropology and knowledge of bioarchaeology. The successful candidate will have a research focus in Forensic Anthropology and demonstrate a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Teaching responsibility is five courses per year, to include introductory, upper division, and graduate instruction, including Introduction to Forensic Anthropology and Human Origins and Variation. The candidate will also be expected to develop relationships with the medicolegal establishment of Mississippi to facilitate research and internship opportunities for students. A Diplomate from the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (DABFA) or progress towards this certification is preferred. Phi Beta Kappa membership is preferred.

AMEC is a dynamic, growing department offering an anthropology major and Middle Eastern studies minor, with an applied anthropology MA program. AMEC is housed within the Cobb Institute of Archaeology, and the successful candidate will be eligible to become a Senior Research Associate of the Cobb Institute. A strong, active research agenda with the potential for involving graduate students is crucial to this position as the candidate is expected to contribute to the applied M.A. archaeology/bioarchaeology track.

Mississippi State University is a top 100 major research university, designated as a “higher research activity university” and recipient of a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Mississippi State University is located in Starkville, MS, which is a progressive, growing, sun-belt community.

Rank: Assistant professor.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Basic qualifications: Applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Anthropology or closely related field. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 16th, 2021. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong research activity and an excellent record of teaching.

Position available: August 16th, 2021, with academic year beginning Fall 2021.

To apply: All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter (which should address the candidate's current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three references willing to write a letter of recommendation. Please submit attachments as PDF files only.

Additional materials will be requested from a selection of applicants.

Communication about this position should be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Anna Osterholtz (

Additional materials will be solicited from a selection of applicants.

EEO Statement: MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Closing date: Review of applications will begin on October 20th, 2020. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than August 16th, 2021.

  • Campus interviews (virtual) happening now (late January)
  • Word on the street is that this position has been filled.

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences - NTT Assistant/Associate Professor of Anatomy - Open Until Filled[]

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) invites applications for Assistant/Associate Professor of Anatomy in the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM).

The Assistant/Associate Professor will provide support to the Department of Anatomy and will be expected to fulfill the educational, service, and scholarly activity objectives of the COM. This position reports directly to the Chair of Anatomy.

The Anatomy Department at PNWU is a vibrant group of five full-time and two part-time faculty who work collaboratively among themselves and with all other departments in the COM preclinical curriculum. The main teaching responsibilities of the department include human gross anatomy and neuroanatomy with cadaver dissection, and histology and embryology in systems courses. With the expansion of PNWU to include Physical Therapy and other health professional programs, teaching opportunities beyond the College of Medicine will likely increase in the near future. Scholarly activities range from bench research to clinical studies and educational research.

Essential Job Functions:

• Lecture and laboratory instruction in some combination of gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology, and histology disciplines, and other curricular content as assigned and consistent with expertise

• Involvement in curriculum development

• Committee work and other service to the University

• Development of assessments in areas of expertise

• Research or other scholarly activity

• Other responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair or Dean

The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated interest in teaching anatomy and related disciplines to osteopathic medicine and other health professions students and in developing and executing educational programs. The candidate will be a broadly trained anatomist, able to deliver various aspects of the anatomical sciences curriculum through a variety of educational platforms. Ideally the candidate will have strong training in related disciplines such as cell biology and physiology.



• Required: Earned Doctor of Philosophy degree or equivalent in an anatomical or closely related discipline (e.g., gross anatomy, neuroanatomy/neuroscience/neurobiology, developmental biology/embryology, cell biology, physiology). Applicants with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) or Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from a COCA or LCME-accredited institution of higher learning (or equivalent) are encouraged to apply where teaching experience matches PNWU’s needs. Applicants who have earned a terminal graduate degree from an accredited institution outside of the United States will also be considered.


• Experience in teaching advanced human anatomy with human cadaveric dissection, and/or in teaching cell biological aspects of histology, embryology, or neuroscience.

• A demonstrated history of scholarly achievements.

• Excellent interpersonal communication, and pedagogical skills.

• Ability to work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and students in a manner that evokes trust and respect.

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent presentation skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct work flow; ability to work with and manage different computer programs and databases; and schedule activities and/or meetings.

To ensure full consideration submit:

• A letter of introduction outlining background and qualifications for the position

• Detailed curriculum vitae

• Contact information for three professional references

The job announcement above is not the full job description, but represents the job responsibilities and requirements. A full job description can be provided upon request.

PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.

For information about life in Yakima visit our PNWU website here.

  • (2/3) Received rejection letter from HR, I think this position has been filled.

SUNY Oneonta - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 15 Jan 2021 (POSITION FILLED)[]

The Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (Paleoanthropology) beginning Fall 2021. The professional obligation is for a ten-month academic year. Expectations include, but are not limited to, teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta’s main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The college’s and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

The Department of Anthropology has six full-time faculty members and is distinguished by small classes, highly accessible faculty, and facilities that include research and teaching laboratories, a teaching gallery, and a paleoanthropology teaching collection. There are two tracks in the major: General Anthropology and Human Biology. The Department is part of the School of Sciences, which consists of 10 academic departments and 2,400 students majoring in 22 programs. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit or

Duties include but not limited to: teaching courses in areas such as introductory biological anthropology, paleoanthropology and another area of specialization, and other courses to meet department needs; involving students in research; advising and mentoring students; contributing to gallery exhibits and programs; and actively participating in departmental and university life.

Required qualifications: PhD in anthropology (ABD considered; doctorate required at time of first renewal notification); ability to teach courses listed in duties above; ability to initiate a suitable and productive research program.

Preferred: evidence of teaching effectiveness; experience teaching courses in the areas listed in duties; experience teaching other courses in anthropology; demonstrated experience involving students in research; evidence of the capability to provide effective advisement and mentoring to students; experience with curating exhibits and/or science communication; experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts (official required at time of appointment). Contact information for three professional references is required.

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [[3]].

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


  • Anyone know when application materials are due?
    • On the AAPA website it says 1/15.
      • Job website says it's still open...
        • It got reposted to the AAPA website earlier this month so I think they extended the deadline?
        • AAPA website now lists a deadline of 1/31
        • Update: Application site *still* says it's open as of 2/2.
        • Update: As of 2/8 the job posting has expired (the post's still up but if you click "apply" it says it's expired). Hopefully that's good news for us!
  • 1/17 Letters of rec requested (notified by letter writer)
    • I submitted app on 1/15 and noticed one of my letter writers submitted a letter of rec for me 2 hours later, so I think that requests for letters may have gone out automatically once I submitted the application (just a guess though).
    • My letter writers got requests immediately upon submission of the first part of the application in mid-December; I wouldn't read too much into it.
    • Ah that makes much more sense. My letter writer was excited for me, lol. I'll have to burst her bubble..! Good luck to all
      • Sorry for raining on your parade! Thanks for the well wishes; likewise :).
  • 3/1 phone interview request via email
  • 3/18 virtual campus visit request
  • 4/13 offer accepted

Université de Montréal - TT Assistant Professor - Bioanthropology - Deadline 15 Jan 2021 (Zoom Interviews)[]


The Department of Anthropology invites applications for the full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in bioanthropology specialised in the study of past or present humans from an evolutionary perspective. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates engaged in genetic research in one or more of the following fields: ontogeny, phylogeny, disease ecology, behavioural ecology or adaptive variability. Other fields of specialisation will also be considered.


The appointed candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students, be active in research, publishing, and the diffusion of knowledge, and contribute to the activities of the department and the wider university.


  • The candidate must have a doctoral degree in anthropology or a related discipline before the date of appointment (scheduled on June 1st, 2021 or after)
  • A strong research programme and relevant publication profile
  • A demonstrated ability to teach at the university level
  • An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance with the Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional support program is offered to all professors needing to learn French or wishing to improve their communication skills.

How to submit your application

The application file should contain the following documents:

  • A cover letter describing interests and motivation In accordance with requirements of the Government of Canada, the application must include in the cover letter one of the following statements: “I am a citizen / permanent resident of Canada.” or “I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.”
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Recent publications and research papers
  • A teaching philosophy (maximum one page)
  • A presentation of your research program (maximum two pages)
  • Candidates must also include a list of three potential references who could be asked to supply letters of support

Application materials must be sent by email before January 15th 2021 to:

Professor Guy Lanoue,

Chair Department of Anthropology



  • (2/2) Letters requested via email from the department chair. - x3
  • (2/25) Received email to schedule zoom interview - 2x

University of Arizona - TT Assistant Professor - Human-Animal Interaction (joint appointment with School of Anthropology and College of Veterinary Medicine) Review begins 3/1/2021[]

The University of Arizona’s College of Veterinary Medicine (UA-CVM) and School of Anthropology (SOA) invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure track position with a focus on Human-Animal Interaction (HAI), broadly conceived. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, animal behavior, biology, physiology and cognition; evolutionary perspectives on human-animal interaction; the biopsychosocial effects of human-animal interaction; One Health; and behavioral ecology. The successful candidate will contribute to the University of Arizona’s growing emphasis on research at the intersection of humans and nonhuman animals and will create bridges between the CVM and SOA.

The UA SOA consistently ranks as one of the best anthropology programs in the US and provides graduate and undergraduate training across the four anthropology subdisciplines: archaeology, biological, linguistic, and sociocultural anthropology. Faculty and graduate students from across these subdisciplines share interests in anthrozoology (the study of HAI). The successful candidate will join the biological anthropology faculty and contribute to this thematic area. While the specific area of research is open, we seek an outstanding scholar whose work will complement our existing research programs investigating human and animal behavioral ecology, physiology, and cognition through an evolutionary lens.

The UA-CVM curriculum is built on an inclusive, evidence-based pedagogy with the goal of graduating “day-one-ready” veterinarians prepared to excel in diverse career trajectories. By partnering with SOA to explore the broad scientific areas underlying HAI, the UA-CVM aims to transform veterinary research and training and to equip DVM graduates with innovative approaches to client communication and support. The successful candidate will aid in developing the UA-CVM research program on HAI as well as connections between the University and animal organizations in the local region.

To apply:

-Anyone hear anything on this yet?

- nothing yet (Mar 31)

-still nothing? (April 7)

I havent heard anything. (April 8)

- nothing, but I'm thinking it looks hopeless at this point... (April 8)

No idea. I can see in the application portal that it has been modified several times. It is also no longer on the UA job website, so I assume they have received enough applications and/or notified some people of long-listing.

Don’t panic. Review of applications is still underway (April 10).

Anyone end up hearing anything about this?

-still nothing (April 25) X 2

Still nothing (May 4) and I wasn't one of the x2 on April 25. Given that it's been eight weeks since the deadline, I wonder if it's safe to assume that the search has advanced and that none of us on the Wiki were shortlisted.

Also have not heard anything and not one of the x2 on April 25. It seems like there is an insider keeping an eye on this post. It would be nice to hear something about the search, either way.

Still nothing?

Still nothing (May 24)

Got my "thanks but no thanks" email in mid-June.

U of California Berkeley - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 30 Oct 2020 (CAMPUS INTERVIEWS)[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, in the area of Biological Anthropology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.

The ideal candidate will engage with critical questions in Biological Anthropology, and demonstrate consideration of the emergent properties of the human biocultural being with evidence of reflexive attention to the broader context of bioanthropological research in contemporary society. Current faculty specializations include tracing histories of development of human capacities for cognition, the effects of labor, health, and diet over the life course, and interests in the more-than-human and environmental situations affecting human development. The ideal candidate would complement these specializations and add to strengths in biological, archaeological and sociocultural anthropology.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Anthropology. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. Successful applicants will have evidence of an ongoing research program (active fieldwork and/or lab, and/or museum/archival research), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and evidence of a commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in academia.

Basic qualifications:
The completion of all PhD or equivalent international degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:
A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in the candidates’ field is preferred by the start date.

The Anthropology Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents.

To apply, please go to the following link:

Applications must be received by October 30, 2020. Please direct questions to Professor Sabrina Agarwal, Search Committee Chair at

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - The cover letter should include the names/contact information for three references (one letter is required at time of application, additional two letters will be solicited by the committee for candidates under serious consideration.)
  • Research Statement - (one page)
  • Teaching Statement - (one page)
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

Reference requirements

  • 1 letter of reference required


-Anyone know the teaching load for this job at Berkeley? (x2)

-Applied, no news yet as of 11/23 (x4)

-11/20- Additional materials and letters of rec requested

- Did you get an email request or did you hear indirectly from a letter writer that a letter was requested?

-Received an email request from the search committee chair

- 12/7 - received rejection email.

- Received invitation for campus interview.

University of California Santa Barbara - Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropologist



The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Integrative Anthropological Sciences (IAS) Unit, is currently accepting applications for a tenure- track position at the Assistant Professor level, with a start date of July 1, 2022. Seeking a scientist with a research program addressing health disparities from evolutionary and/or ecological perspectives. Someone studying health consequences of inequality in human populations is preferred but a focus on other primates directly relevant to humans, will also be considered.

Expertise should include at least one of the following subfields: ecological immunology, host- parasite dynamics, disease ecology, social determinants of health, nutritional ecology, microbiome, human-environment dynamics, energetics, growth and development, evolutionary medicine, reproductive ecology, infectious disease, aging, life course epidemiology, genomics, or related areas of study. The applicant’s research program should effectively complement and augment existing strengths to advance the mission of the and also contribute expertise to the Geographical area of specialization is open.

Candidates must have a theoretically rigorous research program grounded in laboratory techniques; those who also have a field component are preferred. The successful candidate will help direct the, teach at least one lab-based course and upper-division courses in human biology, social epidemiology, evolutionary anthropology, and other areas related to the candidate’s specialization. History of successfully mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and proven success in obtaining extramural funding, are both critical requirements.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

Applications must include the following criteria: (1) a one-page cover letter emphasizing fit to the position and IAS Unit, (2) a 2-3 page statement detailing past and current research experience and 5 year research plan, (3) a maximum 2-page statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion will advance UCSB’s commitment to inclusive excellence, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) name and email address of three reference letter writers, (6) three representative publications.

Submit application via UC Recruit: Please direct any questions to Academic Personnel Coordinator, Debbie Fingerle, . For primary consideration, submit application and materials on or before December 23, 2021. Interviews are to commence in February 2022.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS- CoV-2 (COVID- 19) Vaccination Program Policy 2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

University of Indianapolis - TT Assistant Professor of Biology - Deadline April 15, 2021 (POSITION FILLED)[]

The Biology Department seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in the area of biological anthropology with experience in teaching gross anatomy, to begin August 2021. Applicants with specialties in paleoanthropology or human development and adaptation are preferred. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position.

Teaching duties will include undergraduate anatomy with vertebrate dissection, graduate human anatomy with cadaver dissection, evolution, and courses in the applicant's specialty area(s). Preference will be given to candidates who complement existing program strengths, which currently include skeletal biology, forensics, evolutionary biology, and human variation. The successful candidate will also be expected to attract and advise Master’s level graduate students and perform administrative duties related to graduate programs and/or coordinating anatomy offerings and laboratories.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or evidence of completion by start date required; formal graduate training in human gross anatomy; prior university-level teaching experience; and an active research program or the potential to establish one. The successful candidate is expected to have an aptitude and commitment to innovative teaching and student mentoring. In addition, the candidate should be able to involve both advanced undergraduate and graduate students in research projects as appropriate for a teaching-focused institution. Faculty members at UIndy are expected to serve the department, the University, and the wider community.

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We also seek applicants with interests in mentoring under-represented students, diversifying curricular offerings, or sponsoring diverse community engagement. Applicants are asked to address their potential contributions in support of a diverse community in their cover letters.

To apply, please visit For primary consideration, applications should be submitted by April 15, 2021. Offer is contingent upon final approval of funding.

Information on the University of Indianapolis and its undergraduate and graduate programs is available at Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Sandra L. Davis at [[4]].

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.

  • 3/22: Someone deleted this previous comment of mine. (3/18: Received message from the chair of the search committee via the application messaging system saying that they are still early in the review process but would be in touch later. I doubt it means anything since they are one of the few institutions committed to transparency and communication during the hiring process.)
  • 4/26: The posting is still open but it sounds like letters have been requested for a long list.
  • 5/03: Received a rejection. Despite what the posting says, they are looking for someone who is classically trained in paleoanthropology.

University of Kansas - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 15 Feb 2021[]

Position Overview

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 Next-Gen sequence analysis, cross-disciplinary big data analytical methods, and research and teaching interests in human evolutionary genetics and paleogenomics. The ideal candidate will be expected to creatively use genomic data and methods to address questions in one or more of the following areas: human evolution, regional population histories, diversity of human commensal or prey species, migration, archaic admixture, evolution of pathogens and disease, and/or human adaptability. The successful candidate will also 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.The University of Kansas values candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically marginalized peoples. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by time of appointment.

Job Description

40% Teaching/Advising

In addition to courses on DNA sequence analysis, population history modeling, and big data analytical methods relevant to the broad spectrum of career interests of students across the discipline, the new faculty member will also be expected to offer courses in biological anthropology and anthropological genetics. The standard teaching expectation is two courses per semester. All faculty are expected to:

Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, faculty member must make arrangements for a substitute to teach class. Classes should not be canceled.

Provide instruction throughout the semester, usually 3 hours/week.

Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades.

Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. Be available for a minimum of three office hours each week including reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.

Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in independent research projects.

Adhere to program, College, and University policies.

All faculty members are expected to be active in advising. All faculty members are to take their teaching and advising responsibilities seriously and to strive for excellence in the classroom.

40% Research

The successful candidate will conduct research in human evolutionary genomics to complement existing faculty research foci in human evolutionary genetics, ancient DNA analysis, biogeoarchaeology, the initial peopling of the Western Hemisphere, and regional population history. Geographic area of interest is open, but should complement existing faculty expertise in the circumarctic, the North American mid-continent, and Latin America. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain a research program of national and international stature that substantially advances scholarship and knowledge discovery throughout their career. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and books, gain extramural support for their research activities, and present findings at national and international professional conferences.

20% Service

Tenure-track faculty members are expected to participate in appropriate professional activities, such as attending faculty meetings, carrying out departmental committee assignments, attending national and international meetings or conferences, serving the College and KU as appropriate, and serving the profession as a reviewer for grant proposals and manuscripts, or as an officer of a professional society.


All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in anthropology or related discipline by the start date of appointment.

One or more years of postdoctoral research experience.

Commitment and plan to obtain extramural grants to support research and collections.

Commitment to excellent and innovation in the teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.

Commitment to teaching courses in Next-Gen sequence analysis, big data analytical methods, and additional courses in areas of expertise.

Additional Candidate Instruction

Applicants should submit the following items: (a) a letter of interest, (b) full curriculum vitae, and (c) the names and email addresses for three references. The 3 references should be submitted directly to

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. In addition to the materials listed above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application (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.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

University of Louisville - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 15 Nov 2020 (POSITION FILLED)[]

Position Description

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology. We seek candidates focused on the areas of forensic anthropology, biogeochemistry, paleopathology, or paleoepidemiology. The successful candidate should be prepared to develop student skills in technical areas such as human osteology, stable isotope analyses, etc. In addition, we anticipate that the new hire will assist our Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (CACHe) with NAGPRA compliance as necessary. The appointment will begin August 1, 2021.

Candidates should have an active field research agenda, be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biological anthropology, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in departmental activities. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The hire is contingent on the availability of funding.

Applicants must apply online and attach one document containing a cover letter with a statement outlining a vision for a new archaeology lab and research center, current vitae, and names and email addresses of at least three referees. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2020. For more information about the Anthropology program at UofL, visit

  • Does anyone know if this posting is rigged? There is currently a Visiting AP there who fits this description.
    • I don't know for sure but given the posting date is incredibly close to the closing date I am inclined to believe it will probably go to that visiting AP eventually.
    • I thought the same thing when I looked at the faculty listings on their site.
    • While I also thought that, note that the date is actually just when REVIEW BEGINS, not when apps are closed. So it may just be that they are trying to move quickly with this later search. Regardless, it could go to the VAP &/or have 100+ applicants due to the lack of jobs.
  • Virtual interview requested (11/16/20)
    • Well, that was quick. Thanks for the update, since god knows I won't be formally rejected for months and it will be radio silence until then.
  • Virtual job talk requested (11/21/20)
  • Received email that search was concluded (01/04/21)
    • $20 says it went to the internal candidate. Also how polite of them to only send rejections to people who interviewed. I'm getting so tired of these rigged searches and uncommunicative committees.

University of Mississippi Medical Center - NTT Lead Bioarchaeologist - Deadline September 15, 2021[]

The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has an exceptional set of circumstances requiring a bioarchaeologist with extensive field and laboratory experience to lead the excavation of a historic cemetery on the UMMC campus. The primary responsibility is to direct the archaeological component of the Asylum Hill Project ( which includes excavation of at least 4000 burial sites and the curation of the skeletal remains as well as the development of field schools. This project is a 12mo/year operation taking a minimum of 5 to 7 years to complete. The occupant of this position will recruit and supervise a team of seven technicians dedicated to the excavation. The Asylum Hill Project is a distinctly transdisciplinary endeavor and the successful applicant will be expected to collaborate among a variety of professional disciplines in order to maximize the cultural, scientific, and educational value of the enterprise. Further, the lead bioarchaeologist is expected to model and maintain the highest ethical standards of community-engaged archaeology, the management of human remains, cultural sensitivity, supervision of a complex work environment, and compliance with applicable state and federal law. UMMC’s senior leadership is committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining future-oriented faculty in support of the institution’s tripartite mission of education, research, and health care. The successful candidate must have a PhD or equivalent in anthropology or archaeology and will receive a non-tenure track academic appointment in the School of Medicine at the appropriate rank. Compensation arrangements are competitive and will be commensurate with the selected candidate’s experience, achievements, and the responsibilities of the position. Interested individuals may submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Lida B. Gibson [[5]] by September 15, 2021.

University of New Hampshire - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 1 February 2021 (Position filled)[]

fSummary of position

The Department of Anthropology in the University of New Hampshire’s College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position in biological anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2021. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist with an active research agenda in the biological consequences of inequality, racial and gender disparities in terms of health and resource access, and social (in)justice. The ideal candidate will have expertise in forensics and/or bioarchaeology. This position requires teaching 2 undergraduate courses per semester, including lab-based courses in bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology and topical courses in their area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who work and have the ability to teach across subfields, especially archaeology or medical anthropology. Geographic area of expertise is open.

The university aims to actively nurture and expand our dynamic and multidisciplinary learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry. The ideal candidate will show evidence of their commitment to diversity and social justice and an ability to work with faculty, staff, students, and community groups of varied backgrounds, not limited to socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, disability, age, race, or ethnicity. Advancing diversity and dialogue around social (in)justice (both in the past and present) is of vital importance for our Department and the University of New Hampshire.

Minimum job qualifications

Doctoral degree in anthropology with a focus on biological anthropology, forensics, bioarchaeology or closely related field. Ability to teach introductory biological anthropology, lab-based bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology courses, and other broadly appealing topical courses using hands-on, active-learning approaches that avail students to more advanced research and career opportunities; evidence of teaching effectiveness (ideally with at least one course as sole instructor); desire and ability to contribute to the growth and excellence of an undergraduate-only program and strengthen links among departmental interests and teaching in archaeology, biological anthropology, and medical anthropology; and desire and ability to educate anthropology students with either academic or applied career goals. Must show a demonstrated commitment to collaboratively working with and promoting excellence among diverse communities within and external to the university.

Additional application information

Applications should include: (1) Cover letter discussing research and teaching experiences, (2) Curriculum vitae, (3) Additional Teaching Materials: syllabus for at least one prospective course in candidate’s area of expertise, (4) Teaching Evaluations: course evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, (5) Other: A statement on experiences with and commitments to diversity (max 500 words), (6) Contact information of three referees to provide confidential letters of recommendation. References will be contacted at the time of application.

Cover letters should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Eleanor Harrison-Buck. Questions should be directed to the Anthropology Administrative Assistant, Emerson Doiron (

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2021. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom with the possibility of subsequent on-campus interviews.

  • Heads up that there is a lecturer at UNH with these exact qualifications. I contacted the department with some questions and tried to gauge whether it was an internal hire, especially since they are requiring letters upfront and it feels like virtually every posting this year has been for an internal hire and a complete waste of time. They are claiming it is an national search to expand their biological anthropology offerings but I'm not convinved. Also they said that they can request letters after the initial screening, so it doesn't seem like letters are actually required at the time of application.
  • I was a bioanth lecturer there before (yes, I know my IP address is visible) and I was not treated well. I am sitting out this application, even though my qualifications are exactly as described.
    • Can you elaborate? Was it the UNH climate, administration, anth faculty, etc? I'm trying to decide whether or not I should bother to apply (leaning towards no but trying to get as much info as possible).
    • Without going into exact details (such as year of the incidents or what happened) for fear of potential retaliation, it was a combination of all those factors. UNH was doing a particularly concerted union busting effort at the time, and I'm glad they had not succeeded at that point, as I had to call on my union support to halt various actions against me that would have violated the rules/contract stipulations for lecturers. My efforts were *robustly* fought against by the then chair. When the administration determined that my contract was not up for renewal (which I was expecting--it was a one year contract), I did not object in the slightest. The current chair is not the person I worked under, and I actually like Dr. Harrison-Buck very much, but I would be surprised if the overall power structure, both internal to and outside of the department, had changed much.
    • Wow that sounds like a nightmare! Thank you so much for letting me know.
  • Rejection email 2/12/21
  • (2/12) Invitation to Zoom interview from department chair received. x2
  • Anyone heard anything after the Zoom interviews? (4/2)
    • Heard it through the grapevine that campus visit was this past week.
    • Bummer. Thanks for the update, though!

University of North Carolina Wilmington - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 1 Dec 2020 (Position filled)[]

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology position, to start August 2021.

This position carries a teaching load of three sections per term while maintaining an active research agenda in their specialization area. Selected candidate will be actively engaged in departmental meetings, committees, and special project work to further goals of the department.

Duties include teaching introduction to general anthropology, introduction to physical anthropology and advanced courses in their fields of expertise. Potential class offerings include Primate Biology and Behavior, Human Origins, Environmental Anthropology, and courses in critical theory and research methods in Anthropology.

The Anthropology Department at UNCW is committed to increasing the representation and participation of historically marginalized populations excluded from higher education and our discipline. The Department understands that drawing from diverse perspectives and experiences is the key to building a welcoming and rich academic, intellectual, and cultural environment.

To learn more about our program, please see:

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to the discipline at the time of employment.

Candidates who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date, but Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of employment.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Candidates who provide evidence of success in teaching and publishing, and demonstrate potential for extramural research funding.
  • Candidates who engage undergraduates in research and those with a strong record of working with students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • Anthropologist with research interests in ecological/evolutionary approaches to past or present populations that complement, but do not overlap with those of current departmental faculty. Research areas may include primate biology, ethnoprimatology, ethnoecology, human origins and/or human evolution, health, diet, and nutrition. Areas of geographic concentration should focus outside the United States.

Special Notes to Applicants

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 1, 2020, the position closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:
1) Cover Letter – demonstrates your interest in the position and includes a brief teaching philosophy and a statement of diversity inclusion addressing how issues of diversity shape your working practices, past and planned.
2) Curriculum Vita

Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications.

References will be requested during the screening process. Please direct questions concerning the search to Dr. Midori Albert, Chair, Biological Anthropology Search Committee, at For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Lolly Williams at

  • looks like this posting is also written for a visiting lecturer already in the department. It seems like every posting this year is for an inside person. Sigh.
    • I applied anyway. Partly because they asked for less materials than that U of Louisville job and it is relatively easy to prepare. Partly because this job ad is written in a less specific way so maybe we have a chance?
    • ^^ me too with the same logic.
    • Would be crazy if they hired the current lecturer.. NO RECORD
      • Don't be an asshole. (x2)
    • Any updates?? (Jan 4 2021)
      • None here (01/05/21)
      • None here as well. Will probably take a bit longer due to the holidays. (01/05/21)
      • Letters of recommendation requested (1/14/21)
        • Quick question: were you contacted by the search committee chair or a letter writer? Thanks!
          • committee chair
          • Does anyone have any updates on this position? Are they on to the next stage of the process (interviews, tours, etc.)? (03/01/21)
      • Requested teaching video 2/12
      • Zoom interview invitation 3/8 (x2)
        • Curious if anyone knows what the outcome is here (5/18)

University of Southern Mississippi - TT Assistant Professor - Biocultural Anthropology - Deadline 31 Jan 2021 (VIRTUAL CAMPUS INTERVIEWS)[]

The School of Social Science and Global Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in anthropology to begin in August of 2021. The position is open to all specialties in biocultural anthropology, but priority will be given to those who complement/augment existing faculty specialties.

Those with a research focus in medical anthropology, growth and development, and/or nutritional anthropology are especially encouraged to apply. The ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines, including the dual master’s degree program with Public Health, is also desirable.

The successful candidate will assume a 3/3 teaching load that may include the following classes: four-field introduction to anthropology, introduction to archaeology and biological anthropology, medical anthropology, as well as electives in the applicant’s particular area of expertise.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1. Teach three courses per semester for Fall and Spring terms;

2. Engage in research appropriate to the mission of the school, college and university.

3. Hold regular office hours;

4. Attend faculty meetings as determined by the Director of the School of Social Science and Global Studies and the coordinator of the Anthropology program;

5. Advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the program;

6. Provide service in order to assist the functioning of the program and school;

7. Assist in collecting assessment data as outlined by the program coordinator;

8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Anthropology by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of effective teaching that seeks to engage a diverse student body;

An established publication record; An active research agenda that fosters mentorship with and fieldwork opportunities for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

-1/15/21 letters of rec and official transcripts requested via email from search chair (x1)

-2/4/21 Chair of search committee emailed to schedule 30 min Zoom interview for week of Feb 8. (x1)

-2/19/21 Chair of search committee called to schedule virtual campus visit.

University of Toronto Mississauga - TT Assistant Professor - Anthropology of Health - Deadline 18 Jan 2021[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Anthropology of Health. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology, with a specialization in Biological Anthropology by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. Candidates must have a track record in the field of Anthropology of Health, with demonstrated experience working with rural/remote northern and/or Indigenous North American populations, and with children and youth. We seek a scholar whose research engages with health inequities and their socio-environmental context in human populations, past or present, using theory and methods from biological anthropology and a biocultural approach. The successful applicant’s work must engage with the role of bioanthropological research within contemporary society through translational and/or applied research, as evidenced by strong research networks; a proven track record of community-engaged, participatory scholarship; and successful collaboration with health-focused organizations.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen existing faculty strengths in the UTM Department of Anthropology and in the tri-campus University of Toronto Anthropology Graduate Program. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, outstanding, innovative, independent, and externally funded program of research, to pursue excellence in teaching in the UTM Anthropology undergraduate program (, and to participate actively in the tri-campus University of Toronto Anthropology Graduate Program (

Excellence in research will be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals meeting high international standards as appropriate for stage of career, equivalent peer-reviewed venues, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant disciplinary conferences; grants or awards as appropriate for stage of career; and strong endorsements by referees of international stature.

Evidence for excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments; strong letters of reference; and the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application. 

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the UTM Department of Anthropology’s innovative Anthropology of Health undergraduate focus, and there will be opportunities to participate in other UTM initiatives, such as the new Mamow [Together] Centre for Northern Community Well-Being, UTM’s new Centre for Child Development, Mental Health & Policy; and UTM’s partnerships with regional Public Health providers. 

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto Mississauga has an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern and spacious campus.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample (of no more than 15 pages); and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.  Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching, and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore asked to submit a 1–2-page statement about their contributions to equity and diversity, covering such topics as: research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities; the development of inclusive pedagogies; the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups; and other relevant activities. Candidates are encouraged within their statements to provide clear and detailed ideas for what existing initiatives they would get involved with and what new ideas they have for advancing equity and inclusion at UTM and within their field, through their research, teaching, and/or service.  

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead, signed and dated) to [of Health Hire|], addressed to Professor Esteban Parra, Chair of the UTM Department of Anthropology, and with the Subject line “Anthropology of Health Hire” by the closing date of January 18, 2021. PLEASE NOTE: this search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Aside from the CV and cover letter, we ask that candidates combine all other requested documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format:

  1. Research statement, teaching dossier and equity and diversity statement, titled: YourSurnameFirstname application.pdf (or .doc)
  1. A Recent writing sample can be a separate document if too large to bundle with the above; if a separate document, please title as: YourSurnameFirstname WritingSample.pdf (or .doc). Documents too large to be submitted to the online system will not be accepted (maximum file size of 10 MB per attachment).

Submission guidelines can be found at  If you have questions about this position or the program, please contact Professor Esteban Parra at [[6]].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of January 18, 2021.

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

- this looks like a posting for the existing VAP

Applied (x1)

- Rejection email sent 3/1

University of Utah - TT Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Ecology - Deadline 1 Feb 2021 (SHORT LIST INVITED)[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position in evolutionary ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2021. We seek diverse candidates who complement this historical strength of the department and take a quantitative, empirical approach to the study of human behavior, biology, or evolution.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field by the time of appointment, an established record of high-quality research indicated by external funding and publications, and evidence of relevant teaching and field work experience. A competitive application will present evidence of teaching and research excellence, or potential for the same. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences.

The selected candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a productive and externally-funded research program, direct graduate research, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. The University of Utah is an AA/EEO employer.

Application Instructions: Please submit (1) a cover letter detailing your research and teaching expertise; (2) a CV; (3) three publications; (4) a one-page statement on how your teaching, research and/or service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through scholarship, outreach, or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups; and (5) the names and contact information for three references.

The Department of Anthropology is actively working to remove barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. The University of Utah offers benefits to spouses, and to same- and different-sex domestic partners.

Salt Lake City is a mecca of outdoor recreation praised for its scenic beauty and home to a robust array of diverse communities facilitating numerous opportunities for interaction with a range of civic and political organizations. Utah public schools serve a diverse student body (statewide average: eight percent ELs [English Learners] and twenty-six percent non-white), notably higher in its urban districts. Utah is also home to the first state-legislated and funded K-16 dual language education model in the country.

We acknowledge that this land, which is named for the Ute Tribe, is the traditional and ancestral homeland of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes. The University of Utah recognizes and respects the enduring relationship that exists between many Indigenous peoples and their traditional homelands. We respect the sovereign relationship between tribes, states, and the federal government, and we affirm the University of Utah’s commitment to a partnership with Native Nations and Urban Indian communities through research, education, and community outreach activities.

- Letters requested 16/02/21 - letter writers contacted directly

-- Were letters requested through the PeopleAdmin application system? If you click on the Reference Requests link under your Completed Application, does the "Recommendation solicited" column indicate "yes" for your references?

  • nothing has changed on the online portal, the recommendation solicited column still says no. Department contacted my references via email.

Hearing through the grapevine that the short-list is close to finalized and people will be contacted soon. 2/25

3/9: Any updates on the short-list?

  • No, I haven't heard (3/15). Has anyone else?

3/22: Short list invites have been sent out

4/26: Emailed and was told I was not selected

Washington University in St. Louis - TT Assistant/Associate Professor - Paleoanthropology - 26 February 2021: LETTERS REQUESTED[]

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of Anthropology – Assistant or Associate Professor. The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured appointment in Paleoanthropology at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2021. We seek an exceptional researcher to join a department with a record of excellence in biological anthropology, and who will participate in a Digital Transformation cluster within the University ( The successful candidate will explain how their research program uses digital data, digital methods, and/or large databases to push the boundaries of human origins research. Candidates must also explain how their research program relates directly or indirectly to important research questions in human biology, primatology, anthropological genetics, other sub-disciplines of anthropology, and/or other fields of study in departments across the university. The successful candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Duties will include teaching courses, conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service. Applicants seeking an appointment as Associate Professor must have demonstrated excellence in empirical research, as well as success in attracting external research funds.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 a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a cognate discipline, and the degree must be in hand by time of appointment. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio ( Applications received before February 26 will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee. Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and 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 in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Each year Washington University publishes a Safety and Security brochure that details what to do and whom to contact in an emergency. This report also publishes the federally required annual security and fire safety reports, containing campus crime and fire statistics as well as key university policies and procedures. You may access the Safety and Security brochure at

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments[]

University of Washington -Postdoctoral Scholar — Human biology and anthropological genetics[]

Position Description[]

The University of Washington (Seattle, WA) invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Scholar position, with likely renewal for at least a second year. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dan Eisenberg, Associate Professor of Anthropology. Ideal applicants will have broad interests in the evolutionary biology of living humans. Job duties will be adapted based on the interests and career goals of the Postdoctoral Scholar. The fellow is likely to work on projects investigating telomere biology using data and samples from the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey, and the Tsimane Health and Life History Project.

The position is 100% FTE for 12 months and offers a competitive salary of at least $50,004 depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits such as medical, dental, and retirement are also included (more details at Review of applications will begin immediately, and priority given to those received by August 15, 2021. Applicants with appropriate interests are strongly encouraged to get in touch with Dr. Eisenberg about also applying for the Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging Training Program ( The anticipated start date is October 15, 2021, but this is negotiable for possible earlier or later start.


  • The candidate will work in collaboration with Professor Eisenberg on research projects related to the evolutionary biology of aging, life history theory, and/or intergenerational plasticity.
  • The candidate will lead and manage day-to-day operations of the Anthropological Genetics Lab, including mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research students.
  • Collaborative research, discussion, and presentation of research results is expected.

Note: The University of Washington restricts Postdoctoral Scholar appointments to a total of five years, including postdoctoral experience(s) at other institutions.

The University of Washington and the International Union, Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 4121 (UAW 4121) have negotiated a collective bargaining agreement for Postdoctoral Scholars. Employees in this title are represented by UAW 4121 and will be subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For details on the agreement reached, please visit:


By the start date, all elements of the PhD should be completed and the degree conferred in biological anthropology, or similar field.


Please submit the following documents via Interfolio (

  • Cover letter which includes 1-2 pages explaining your research experience and future goals
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three references
  • PDF copies of two publications or research papers in preparation.

Cleveland State University - Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology - Deadline 1 March 2021 (LETTERS REQUESTED)[]

Cleveland State University is searching for active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

CSU's Department of Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology position available August 16, 2021. Major responsibilities: teach up to a maximum of 32 credits per year of undergraduate courses in biological anthropology. The appointment is for one year, with possible reappointments for up to two additional years.

Minimum qualifications are a PhD in anthropology with a specialization in biological anthropology, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and a willingness to teach a course in forensic anthropology. Preferred qualifications are teaching experience with introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in biological anthropology and urban medical anthropology. An active research and publication agenda will be an advantage, particularly one that includes issues in urban biological or medical anthropology.

Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU's diverse community.

Please send CV, a cover letter, and a statement of teaching philosophy with a list of courses taught, and the CSU diversity prompt addressed. Applicants will be asked to provide the contact information for three references, but not letters of recommendation are required until requested by the search committee.

Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Applications will be exclusively accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Direct questions to Dr. Robert Kleidman, search committee chair, at [[7]]. Review of applications begins on March 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

  • 3/05 Letters requests sent to references
  • 4/01: Any updates? I'm guessing I didn't make it to the next round.
  • They did Zoom interviews last week (4/06)

Tulane University - Visiting Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 22 February 2021 (LETTERS REQUESTED)[]


The Department of Anthropology at Tulane University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in biological anthropology, for an appointment period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist who specializes in the study of human biology and behavior from an evolutionary perspective. Topical areas may include (but are not limited to) the study of human nutrition and disease, global health/biomedicine, health inequality, reproduction, genetics and/or human adaptation. Geographic area is open, although special consideration will be given to candidates working in those areas in which Tulane has traditional strengths and/or is currently increasing its curricular offerings, including the Gulf South and Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Candidates must have a strong foundation in evolutionary theory and a proven record of teaching, research, and scholarly success. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching and training. Teaching responsibilities will include six courses per year, including Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Human Adaptation and Variability, as well as new (more specialized) courses related to their own research area.

As a four-field department, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests and expertise complement those of other faculty in our department as well as intersect with questions and topics of broad anthropological significance. An interest in establishing connections with interdisciplinary programs in Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts, such as environmental studies, gender and sexuality studies, and Africana Studies, is also strongly desired.

The mission of the Department of Anthropology is to provide undergraduate and graduate instruction in anthropology and to produce innovative research and scholarship. Key to our research and teaching mission is maintaining integration and balance among anthropology’s four fields: biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology, and archaeology. Through research and publication, and the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, we strive to advance and disseminate knowledge of the human condition and an appreciation of modern cultural, biological, and linguistic diversity.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology at the time of appointment, a commitment to innovative graduate and undergraduate teaching, and an active research program.

Application Instructions

Application deadline is February 22, 2021, 5pm CT.

All application materials must be submitted online at Required materials include 1) a cover letter addressing research and teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and email addresses of three references. Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Katharine Jack, [[8]].

  • Edit 2/23: the info at the link says "Application deadline is March 15, 2021, 5pm CT."
  • 3/3: Letter writers were informed I made the "long list" and were asked to provide letters.
  • 3/29: Rejection e-mail saying they've done the first round of interviews

University of Calgary - Sessional Instructors - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 21June 2021[]

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology in the Faculty of Arts is seeking Sessional Instructors in Biological Anthropology to teach undergraduate level courses for the Fall Semester 2021 and Winter Semester 2022 as follows:

Fall Semester (August 30 - December 24, 2021)

  • ANTH 311 Primate Behaviour
  • ANTH 350 Laboratory Practice in Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 451 Topics in Primate Behavioural Ecology and Conservation
  • ANTH 505 Advanced Topics in Biological Anthropology (open topic based on instructor¿s area of specialization)

Winter Semester (January 3 - April 29, 2022)

  • ANTH 201 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (2 sections)
  • ANTH 350 Laboratory Practice in Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 505 Advanced Topics in Biological Anthropology (open topic based on instructor¿s area of specialization)
  • ARKY 555 Human Osteology

Interested candidates can apply to teach a single course, or bundle more than one course per term, depending on their teaching and research expertise. Currently, we are planning for in person delivery of Fall and Winter term. Interested candidates should plan on being in Calgary for the duration of the term.

Qualifications and required skills:

  • PhD Anthropology or a related discipline**
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses at a university level

The application deadline is: June 21, 2021

Apply here:

University of Cincinnati - Visiting Assistant Professor - Bioarchaeology - Deadline 4 Dec 2020[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of CIncinnati invites applications for a full-time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position for the period from January 2021 through December 2021. This includes Spring Semester 2021 and Fall Semester 2021, with the potential for renewal.

The duties of this position include teaching bioanthropology and archaeology courses and to contribute to the department's NAGPRA consultation and documentation process. We are particularly interested in a scholar with experience with NAGPRA compliance, consultation and project management.

The successful candidate will teach 4 courses (1 Spring, 3 Fall), including a large online introductory class, Introduction to Bioanthropology (Anthropology 1003), and bioarchaeological courses to be determined in consultation with the selected candidate. In addition to teaching, the VAP will also contribute to management of Tribal consultation, documentation, and the repatriation of culturally identifiable remains and objects in the department’s NAGPRA collections.

Candidates with a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related fields in hand by the time of appointment are preferred, but ABDs will be considered.

Application Process:

Interested and qualified candidates must complete our online application. In addition to the online application you must attach a current copy of your CV, which includes the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) references. In addition to these items, you must also include a letter of application, describing your research, teaching, NAGPRA experience. You will also be asked to respond to a question describing your experience with, and commitment to diversity. We will begin reviewing applications as they are received and continue to accept and review applications until the position has been filled. Interviews will be conducted via WebEx.



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

University of Pennsylvania - Visiting Professor of Biological Anthropology[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) invites applications for a one-year Visiting Professor position in biological anthropology to begin Fall 2021, with the possibility of renewal. We seek scholars who are engaged in research in any area of biological anthropology and have a strong teaching record. Candidates will be expected to teach two courses per semester during the 2021-22 Academic Year.

Areas of expertise of particular interest include human biology, human ecology, growth and development, nutritional anthropology, neurobiology and anthropological demography. Candidates must be able to teach courses in Evolutionary Medicine and Nutritional Anthropology along with two focused on their area of expertise. They must also be willing to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must further have a doctoral degree, a strong research record, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching summary, and complete contact information for three references. The Department of Anthropology and the University of Pennsylvania 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.

The Department of Anthropology is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply

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