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

Arizona State University, Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Letters of reference and additional materials requested[]


The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor to join our world-leading program in evolutionary social science.  We seek applicants with exceptional scholarly potential for advancing our understanding of the evolution of human uniqueness, including those with backgrounds in human genetics, human behavioral ecology, evolutionary psychology, or cultural evolution. The candidate will have a research associate position in the Institute of Human Origins and help advance the institute’s interdisciplinary research and public outreach activities. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, or related field by the time the appointment starts, a proficient record of research on the interactions between human biology and culture that is grounded in evolutionary theory, and potential for achieving high levels of research productivity and impact.  Specific research topic, approach, methods, and region are open, and the candidate’s program of research may be focused in deep or more recent times, including on contemporary societies. Anticipated start date is August 2022.

Specific job duties include conducting collaborative field and/or laboratory research in evolutionary social science, presenting research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets, seeking external research funding, teaching, training and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, providing service to the university and academy, and outreach such as providing expert advice and the public communication of science.

Information about the School can be found at The School collaborates extensively with ASU’s Institute for Human Origins ( and the Center for Evolution and Medicine (

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.


Additional desired qualifications include evidence of success in obtaining external funding, classroom and online teaching experience, experience mentoring and supporting students, collaborative experiences with an interdisciplinary research team, and capacity to cross-teach and mentor students in anthropology and other programs offered across the School such as global health, or environmental social science, and specific expertise in ethnographic fieldwork, field or laboratory studies in genetics and/or human behavior.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of and commitment to challenging and disrupting harmful and unethical historical scholarly practices relevant to doing cutting-edge evolutionary social sciences; A demonstrated potential to meet the needs of diverse student populations and/or reach out to diverse communities.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit to (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence, and (4) contact information including emails for three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name.  Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is 11/10/2021.  If the position is not filled, reviews will occur every week thereafter until the search is closed. Please address your cover letter to Professor Robert Boyd, Evolutionary Social Science Search Committee Chair.

- 11/16: received an email requesting additional materials & saying that referees are being contacted

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco CA: Assistant/Associate Curator of Anthropology[]

The California Academy of Sciences is seeking candidates to fill the Irvine Chair of Anthropology. The Irvine Chair focuses on research that advances fundamental knowledge within the fields of archaeology, cultural and/or biological anthropology. The new curator would join nearly 100 staff and students in the Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability (IBSS) and help us address some of the world’s most pressing problems related to biodiversity conservation, evolutionary processes, ecosystem health, and global environmental change – and communicate findings to diverse audiences. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program in anthropology (archaeology, cultural and/or biological), provide service to the scientific and Academy communities, pursue external funding, engage in outreach activities, and mentor students. In addition, this position helps steward the Academy’s anthropology collection, which includes over 16,000 objects encompassing ethnographic and archaeological material from around the globe with particular strengths in California, the US Southwest and Pacific Islands. The Irvine Chair will join the Academy’s innovative team striving to lead the world in addressing biodiversity conservation through research, science-based conservation, and engaging communities in our work. Currently, the Academy has a new strategic plan including three initiatives – Hope for Reefs, Thriving California, and Islands 2030 – that leverage biodiversity science, environmental learning, and collaborative engagement to regenerate fragile ecosystems around the world. Learn more at

The Academy offers a unique and powerful setting to conduct scientific research and engagement. Housed in a Double LEED Platinum building in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the Academy combines a world-class natural history museum, a research institute, and educational center all under one roof. Facilities include outstanding research collections (with over 46 million specimens); a world-leading digital planetarium/visualization studio; a premiere aquarium with nearly 40,000 living animals and unique culturing facilities; an indoor rainforest, living coral reef, and California habitats; numerous other public exhibits and educational facilities; and advanced research laboratories for genomics, specimen preparation, high-performance computing, microscopy, scientific visualization, etc. The Academy also has a powerful community science engine in our Center for Biodiversity & Community and iNaturalist, which engages global observers in high-quality biodiversity data collection.

This is a full-time (10-month) position and applicants at the Assistant and Associate levels will be given consideration.

Applications Applications must be submitted through the Academy’s careers page:

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions For submission questions related to JazzHR, please contact Mari Morell, Talent Acquisition Recruiter ( or Karen Umana, Recruiting Coordinator ( Questions about the position should  be sent to Dr. Rayna Bell and Dr. Nathalie Nagalingum, Search Committee co-Chairs (,

California State University Channel Islands Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology, begins August 2022 - Zoom interview scheduled; In-person interview scheduled[]

Application Deadline: apply by October 1, 2021 for full consideration; position open until filled

About the Position: We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist with a focus on biocultural or human biology perspectives. The program has a preference for candidates whose research includes biological consequences related to health, (in)equity, and/or socio-environmental issues, past or present, and who can proficiently teach medical anthropology, osteology, bioarchaeology, and/or forensic anthropology. The program also has a preference for faculty whose research has an applied focus and can be tied back to the diverse populations of California, and who has an established track record of working with undergraduate students. The successful candidate will teach courses ranging from introductory to specialty (lab components expected at all levels), will be able to work broadly with all Anthropology students and colleagues across campus, and will work with local Chumash tribal members and the newly formed campus archaeology team.

About the Program: The mission of the Anthropology program at CSUCI is to foster an inclusive academic environment that stimulates social and intellectual growth by providing critical interdisciplinary perspectives on human social and biological diversity across space and time. We do so by teaching key theoretical concepts that allow for a deep appreciation of the multifaceted nature of human communities and the practical skills necessary for academic and professional success. The program has dedicated Archaeology and Bioanthropology lab classrooms with teaching collections, an oral history and ethnography “lab,” as well as an outdoor workspace. Students also undertake coursework and research at CI Park and the Santa Rosa Island Research Station.

The Bioanthropology laboratory is a working laboratory used as a classroom and workspace for students and faculty. The collection consists of a wide range of human and non-human primate specimens. Non-human primate specimens include a variety of cranial casts and full disarticulated skeletons that illustrate morphological variation between species. Forensic material includes a variety of individuals and comparative casts for age-at-death, sex, stature, and trauma determination. Students work with real human bone as well as high-quality plastic casts. Analytical tools available include microscopes, bone boards, and calipers. This laboratory also contains a comparative faunal collection used for forensic and archaeological research.

As the first tenure track hire in Biological Anthropology, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop the Biological Anthropology program at CSU Channel Islands.

Minimum degree requirements: Ph.D. in anthropology or closely related field from an accredited university is required at the time of appointment.

Required Qualifications:

--Specialization in bioanthropology with a focus on biocultural or human biological perspectives

--  Ability to teach a variety of biological anthropology courses, including introductory, Human Evolution & Diversity, Forensic Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Osteology, plus specialized courses

--Ability to teach in at least one other subfield of Anthropology

--Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level

--Evidence of or potential for including students in research projects

--Demonstrated applied focus in research and teaching

--Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with academic partners within and outside of Anthropology

--Strong grounding in quantitative methods; experience teaching Quantitative Methods preferred

-- Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and provide evidence of how they would successfully mentor women in STEM and minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African- American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and Native American students.

Preferred Qualifications:

--Evidence of excellence in university teaching

--  Evidence of scholarly accomplishments or potential

--  Ability to teach courses in biological anthropology and areas of specialization

--Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and provide evidence of how they would successfully mentor women in STEM and minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African- American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and Native American students.


-- Teach Bioanthropology courses at all levels

--  Maintain an active role as a Teacher-Scholar with an active research agenda with publications

-- Actively mentor our diverse Anthropology student population

--  Assume an active collegial role in the planning and governance of the institution through service on program, campus-wide, divisional, and Academic Senate committees

-- Contribute to the CI Mission by facilitating learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizing experiential and service learning, and provide students with multicultural and international experiences.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2021 Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. To Apply please submit the following information for full consideration (open until filled): cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references, and provide two statements describing a) experience mentoring and/or working with women in STEM and minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian students, and b) a teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students, with a special focus on women in STEM and minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian students

Submit all materials to:

Any questions can be directed to Colleen Delaney, search committee chair): colleen.delaney at

At later stages of the search process, applicants may be asked to verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule: Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

About the University:

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among “Top Public Schools” in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020, College NET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its “Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation. CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students. Approximately 55% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was awarded Excelencia in Education’s inaugural “Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success. CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx, 9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.

10/27: Zoom interview scheduled x4

11/15: References Contacted x2

Florida Atlantic University, TT Assistant Professorship in Biocultural/Medical Anthropology[]

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure earning Assistant Professor position in Biocultural or Medical Anthropology for the 2022-2023 academic year.

This position is part of a cluster of new hires whose research interests are broadly or thematically related to issues of Crisis, Resistance, Sustainability, and Resilience.  Issues such as climate change, inequality, new technological systems, ethno-nationalism, and political-economic competition, among other dynamics, drive the predominant global challenges.

We are searching for scholars whose work addresses the “human side” of these challenges:

-on human adaptations to crises and catastrophes (from hurricanes, to increasing global temperatures and sea level rise, to war, conquest, and political struggle) and/or

-on human adaptations that move towards (or provide evidence for) sustainable lifeways (e.g., eco villages, new technologies) and resilient communities.

Geographic area and specialization are open, but research that addresses issues of human biological adaptations to stresses, especially heat/humidity, global public health, anthropological epidemiology, aging, demography, or related dimensions is preferred.  In addition, applications reflecting expertise in new research techniques and technologies will receive special consideration. A successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, demonstrate research potential, and have an active, field-based presence.  

The teaching load is 5 courses (3/2) during the academic year. The candidate should be prepared to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels associated with their specialization and geographic region..

The Department of Anthropology embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will participate in a climate that attracts students of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, genders, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the department actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. Of special interest are 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.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology from an accredited institution. The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. completed by the start of the Fall 2022 semester. Salary: Commensurate with Experience College or Department: College of Arts & Letters Location: Boca Raton Application Deadline: 2022-01-09-08:00 Special Instructions to Applicant: This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice. When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter addressing research and teaching interests , (2) curriculum vitae, (3) complete contact information for three references.

Apply here:

Harvard University, TT Professorship in Human Evolutionary Biology[]

Tenure-Track Professorship in Human Evolutionary Biology Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Human Evolutionary Biology Harvard University

Position Description The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology is conducting an open field search for a tenure-track professor. We welcome applications in all subfields of human evolutionary biology and are particularly interested in researchers focused on human paleobiology, including but not limited to hominin/hominoid paleontology and paleoecology, especially within the context of climate and habitat change. We are interested in candidates who address these fields from an evolutionary perspective in humans or non-human primates, and welcome candidates whose research includes fieldwork as well as laboratory-based studies (including on model organisms). The appointment is expected to begin at the level of Assistant Professor and to begin on July 1, 2022. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology values diversity among its faculty, and we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Basic Qualifications Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and research is desired.

Special Instructions We will evaluate applications beginning October 15, 2021, and will conclude when the position is filled. Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices) 4. Research statement 5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. 6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. 7. Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable

Contact Information Daniel Lieberman Edwin M Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences Department of Human Evolutionary Biology Faculty of Arts and Sciences Harvard University 11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 Contact Email [[1]]

Equal Opportunity Employer. We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.

Lehigh University - Assistant Professor of Bioarchaeology[]

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, effective Fall 2022. Potential candidates must have a strong record of empirical research in bioarchaeology as evidenced by peer review publications and/or external funding. We will consider candidates with topical specializations within bioarchaeology that focus on humans or hominins. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program and teach introductory anthropology courses, including human evolution and archeology, as well as advanced courses in their area of interest. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to partner with interdisciplinary programs across campus. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology completed by the effective starting date of employment. Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university experiencing significant growth. We are located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The standard teaching load is 2/2. Lehigh University’s core mission includes a strong commitment to developing global initiatives. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has 13 faculty members and offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology. Department faculty are active researchers and dedicated teachers who collaborate in a variety of interdisciplinary academic programs. Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering ( and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at:

Candidates should submit the following at 1) a cover letter that includes a statement on how the candidate would contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment as a faculty member, 2) statements of research interests and teaching effectiveness (one statement for each, not to exceed two pages each), and 3) a curriculum vitae. Please do not submit additional materials at this time. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must be completed by December 1, 2021 to receive full consideration. Questions concerning the position should be directed to Dr. David Casagrande, Search Committee Chair, at

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Penn State University - Assistant or Associate Professor - Co-hire by Anthropology and Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences[]

The Department of Anthropology ( and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences ( at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park invite applications for a tenure-line position starting Fall Semester 2022. We aim to hire at the early or mid-career level (Assistant or Associate Professor).

We seek leading researchers at the interface of anthropology and the life sciences whose research uses either anthropological or interdisciplinary life sciences frameworks to study human health. As examples, research programs of interest may include the sociocultural factors and epigenomic processes or the health-related consequences of inequalities, evolutionary medicine-framed investigations of disease risk-related mismatches between past adaptations and present environments, sociocultural-biological studies of human health among diverse human populations, and other approaches.

The Department of Anthropology is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Penn State. We encourage applicants whose work can contribute toward collaborative scholarship within the department and across the university on initiatives focused on inequality, sustainability and human-environmental systems, and human health.

Candidates for Associate Professor must demonstrate effective teaching at university levels, an ability to obtain external funding, a strong record of academic outputs, and an innovative and integrative research program with a commitment to community engagement. Duties will involve a combination of teaching and research, based on the candidate’s qualifications. Candidates for Assistant Professor must demonstrate potential for effective teaching at university levels, an ability to obtain external funding, a record of academic outputs, and an innovative and integrative research program with a commitment to community engagement. Duties will involve a combination of teaching and research, based on the candidate’s qualifications. PhD required at time of appointment. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.  PhD required at time of appointment.

Candidates must address how their research contributes to both The Department of Anthropology ( and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences ( Candidates may also wish to consider how they might integrate with one or more of the Social Sciences Research Institute (, Institutes of Energy and the Environment (, Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (, the Rock Ethics Institute (, and other Penn State interdisciplinary programs.

Applicants can apply at and should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae detailing the candidate’s educational background, employment history, grants, and publications; 3) a statement summarizing the candidate’s research and teaching experience and interests, as well as how they relate to a commitment to diversity and inclusion; and 4) the names, addresses, and emails of three references. Review of applications will begin November 12, 2021.

The application portal has a technical limit of 5 documents (5mb per document). If you have more documents for the committee to consider, please forward them to the Search Committee, Kaitlin Nelson, at The additional material will be uploaded into the system manually.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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San Diego State University - Biological Anthropologist - Paleoanthropology/Paleoprimatology[]

The Department of Anthropology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of assistant professor to begin Fall 2022. We are seeking candidates who can complement and augment the department’s biological anthropology strengths in human and nonhuman primate biology and behavior, human-environment interactions, and biocultural approaches to nutrition, health, and disease. We are particularly interested in applicants 1) with a research specialization in primate/hominin paleoecology and evolution or the functional and comparative morphology of humans and other primates; 2) who conduct field-based, interdisciplinary research integrating biological data within an ecological and social context; and, 3) who demonstrate experience in and/or commitment to conducting engaged public anthropology (e.g., helping maintain public scientific literacy regarding human evolution). Geographic area is open. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology completed by the effective starting date of employment (August 18, 2022). Candidates should have teaching experience and an active research program. The successful applicant will show a strong record of research and publication and the potential to obtain external funding. The successful candidate will teach low-to-mid-level subfield-specific courses for the curriculum, undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s research specialties, and advise undergraduate and master’s level students. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with students from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

SDSU anthropology faculty and students address real-world problems through theoretically driven yet practical applications of anthropology, promoting an understanding of human diversity and commonality across the globe and through time. The department currently has 189 undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and 41 graduate students working on their Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Anthropology. The department’s faculty members are dedicated teacher-scholars; they are active researchers and engaged instructors who regularly unite these tasks by involving students in their projects through firsthand field, lab, and internship opportunities and bringing their original research into student-centered learning environments.

SDSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the San Diego region, with a campus and microsites in San Diego and locations in Southern California’s Imperial Valley and Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of approximately 36,000. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation’s Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 97 areas, masters in 84 and doctorates in 23. See for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and a Hispanic-Serving (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio: Review of applications will begin February 7, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled.  Candidates should submit 1) a cover letter addressed to Dr. Erin Riley, the chair of the search committee, 2) a full curriculum vitae, 3) the names and contact information of three (3) references, and 4) a separate diversity statement. The diversity statement should clearly indicate how candidates satisfy at least two (2) of the following eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria:  (1) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline; (2) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline; (3) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students; (4) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research; (5) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group; (6) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities; (7) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration; and/or (8) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Santa Clara University, TT Cluster Hire-Race, Inequality, and Social Justice, Biological Anthropology[]

The Department of Anthropology at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic university, invites applications for a Biological Anthropologist, to be appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor beginning in September 2022. This search is part of a cluster hire in Race, Inequality, and Social Justice taking place in seven departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department seeks applicants that are theoretically grounded and empirically engaged in biological anthropology. We are open to scholars conducting field and/or lab-based research in the areas of biocultural anthropology, human biology, paleoanthropology, or human evolution in ways that enhance the cluster hire topic of Race, Inequality, and Social Justice. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Anthropology at time of appointment. Quality scholarship and undergraduate teaching is essential. The successful applicant will teach Introduction to Biological Anthropology (lecture and lab) and other classes in biological anthropology. The normal teaching load is six undergraduate (lower- and upper-division) courses per year on the quarter system. Santa Clara faculty are teaching scholars who value excellent teaching, engage in scholarly work that involves undergraduates in the research process, and are committed to service to the department, college, and university. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity, and who provide evidence of experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Please submit the following as PDFs to  by October 31, 2021. 1) curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for three references; 2) graduate transcript(s) (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage); 3) sample syllabuses; 4) teaching evaluations; 5) personal statement covering (a) teaching philosophy, (b) research plans, (c) your potential to foster intra- and interdepartmental connections at Santa Clara, (d) your experiences working with people of diverse cultures and identities, and (e) how your work fits the theme of the cluster hire in Race, Inequality and Social Justice; 6) up to three examples of representative scholarship, e.g., published article or book chapter. Preliminary interviews will take place via Zoom shortly after the closing date. Three letters of recommendation will be requested in later stages of the search process. Queries about the position may be sent to [[2]]

12/1 - Rejection letter received

Tulane University - Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology - Zoom interviews[]


We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist who specializes in the study of human biology and behavior from an evolutionary and/or biocultural 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.

Teaching responsibilities will include four courses per year, and candidates must have a demonstrated ability or potential to teach Introduction to Biological Anthropology, 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, cognitive studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Africana Studies, is also strongly desired.


Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology, a commitment to innovative graduate and undergraduate teaching, and an active research program. Candidates must have a strong foundation in evolutionary theory and a proven record of research and scholarly success, including plans for submission of NSF and/or NIH grant proposals. The successful candidate will be expected to work with PhD students in developing dissertation projects, have a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching and training, and facilitate student access to field and/or laboratory research.

Application Instructions

All application materials must be submitted online at Required materials include 1) a cover letter addressing research and teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a representative writing sample, and 4) the names and email addresses of three references.

Deadline for the receipt of completed applications is November 1, 2021. Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Trenton Holliday (

11/12: Rejection letter received x3

11/12: Notified by referee that a letter of rec had been requested x2

11/30: Zoom interview invite via email from chair of search committee - scheduling 30 min interviews for next week

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Assistant Professor in Biocultural Anthropology - Epigenetics[]

Working Title Assistant Professor in Biocultural Anthropology - Epigenetics
Department School of Global Integrative Studies-11300
Requisition Number F_210115
Posting Open Date 09/14/2021
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 11/01/2021
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work The successful candidate will develop an outstanding research program that results in peer-reviewed publications and external funding appropriate to the subdiscipline and that can accommodate participation of graduate and undergraduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute to program, college, and university affairs to an extent appropriate to their rank.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications
  1. PhD in Anthropology at time of appointment.  
  2. A research agenda, with, or promise of, external funding and publications in relevant peer-reviewed venues.
  3. Evidence of excellence in undergraduate university-level teaching.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching,  engagement in scholarly work, and experience in research mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.
  2. Demonstrated experience with inclusive pedagogical practices and who provide evidence of experience in teaching and mentoring a diverse population of students.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required No
Posted Salary
How to Apply Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:
  1. Cover letter.
  2. Curriculum vitae including list of publications; presentations; past, current, and pending funding; and research and teaching appointments.
  3. A statement describing:
    • Research, teaching interests, and experience.
    • Your potential to foster intra and interdepartmental connections.
    • Your experiences working with people of diverse cultures and identities.
    • How your work fits the focus of the RDAR COBRE mission.
  4. List of three references.

Please attach statement as “Other Document.”

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact Ray Hames

Job Category
Job Category (old) Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading
Job Type Full-Time
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date 08/15/2022

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Assistant Professor[]

Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Assistant Professor
Position Number
Appointment Type Tenured/Tenure Track
Salary Range Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Vacancy ID FAC0003659
Posting Open Date 10/01/2021
Application Deadline 11/15/2021
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2022
Position Summary The Department of Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill invites applications for an Assistant Professor rank, tenure-track, biological anthropologist with a start date of July 1, 2022. We seek a biological anthropologist whose research emphasizes intergenerational, epigenetic or genetic approaches to health inequities. We are particularly interested in faculty whose teaching and research focus on evolutionary or developmental approaches to human health, including chronic or infectious diseases, nutrition, or reproductive health, or the underlying social and environmental determinants of health. We seek a scholar and teacher who will contribute to our vibrant undergraduate and graduate program in Human Biology, Ecology and Evolution and our interdisciplinary minor and major in Medical Anthropology. The standard teaching load is 2 courses per semester and could include a large introductory course, mid- to upper-level specialized courses for the major, and graduate seminars in the candidate’s specialty. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work would connect to other research units on campus such as the Carolina Population Center, the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Genome Sciences, and the Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program. Candidates should have an active lab and/or field research program. Geographical region is open but applicants whose expertise complements that of existing faculty are especially welcome. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We welcome applicants from under-represented groups or from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their current and planned research, teaching experience and commitment to diversity, a CV and the names of 4 references.
Educational Requirements A PhD in Anthropology or in a related field by the time of appointment 7/1/2022.
Qualifications and Experience Candidates must have an active research program and demonstrated potential, in the form of publications and other scholarly activity. Candidates must be excellent teachers willing to work closely with undergraduate and graduate students.
Equal Opportunity Employer The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Special Instructions Applications will only be accepted online at Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their current and planned research, teaching and experience, and commitment to diversity. Applicants will also be required to submit a CV as well as identify the names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers of four professional references when applying. Reference providers identified will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support.
Quick Link
Department Contact Name and Title Amanda Thompson, Professor
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Contact Information If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [[3]]

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

12/6: Any updates?

University of South Carolina, Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology[]

Posting Number


Advertised Title

Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology




College of Arts and Sciences


CAS Anthropology

Advertised Salary Range

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Part/Full Time

Full Time

Hours per Week


Position Category

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)


9 months

Work County


Tenure Information


Job Search Category


About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities ( USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses ( USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Advertised Job Summary

The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina seeks a biological anthropologist for a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning August 16, 2022. Geographic area of research is open. Candidates who study health and disease in living human populations and whose research and teaching complements that of existing faculty in the department are especially encouraged to apply. We are looking for scholars who focus on the biological mechanisms underlying: 1) the developmental origins of health and disease, and/or 2) health disparities in and across living populations. Applicants must have and maintain an active program of research and demonstrate success in securing extramural funding. Candidates will be expected to teach large introductory undergraduate courses, as well as courses in their area of specialization. A typical teaching load in our department is two courses per semester. We are particularly interested in scholars who will complement departmental strengths in medical anthropology and the bioarchaeology of human health and health disparities, expand department offerings relevant to the Department’s new Minor in Medical Anthropology, as well as build on university-wide strengths in global health and the College’s Minor in Medical Humanities. The Department of Anthropology is highly committed to both undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring, offering programs leading to bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. degrees. For more information about the Department, please visit . The program provides all students grounding in four-field anthropology. The department is also committed to furthering social justice initiatives, incorporating anti-racist methodologies into teaching and research programs.

Required Education and Experience

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology by the time of appointment. We are looking for scholars who focus on the biological mechanisms underlying: 1) the developmental origins of health and disease, and/or 2) health disparities in and across living populations.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates who study health and disease in living human populations and whose research and teaching complements that of existing faculty in the department are especially encouraged to apply.

Desired Start Date


Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates must upload a CV, a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a writing sample and the names and e-mail addresses for three references.

Complete applications must be received no later than December 15, 2021 . Interested applicants can send questions or contact the search committee chair, Carlina de la Cova at .

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by December 15, 2021 .

Quicklink for Posting

EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

University of Tennessee, Assistant Professor - Paleoanthropology/Paleoprimatology and Anatomy, Fall 2022 - Zoom interviews scheduled[]


The Department of Anthropology at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks a full-time tenure-track anatomist and paleoanthropologist/paleoprimatologist at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2022.  This faculty member will have a theoretically driven research program of national and international significance and will have advanced knowledge in anatomy as well as open specialization in human and/or non-human primate paleontology.  The faculty member will instruct undergraduate and graduate level students in human anatomy and in human paleontology, as well as courses of their own design.   

The Department of Anthropology is housed in a state-of-the art research and teaching facility at the flagship campus for The University of Tennessee system.  Anthropology at the University of Tennessee encompasses Cultural, Biological and Archaeological Anthropology.  Research conducted by the faculty and graduate students of the Department is as wide-ranging both topically and geographically as the field itself.  This includes research into ancient biomolecules, functional and comparative anatomy, quantitative genetics and evolutionary modeling, stable isotopes, taphonomy, foodways, human/animal interactions, ancient ecosystems, and cultural and social justice.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.  

The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants. UT is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains.


A Ph.D. in Anthropology, Anatomy, or other relevant equivalent disciplines must be in hand at the time of appointment. Required qualifications include having an early-career research program, a record of seeking and/or securing funding, peer-reviewed publications, and a trajectory for the continued development of their research program. Qualified applicants should have field and/or laboratory experience working with fossil evidence of human and/or nonhuman primates. In addition, the candidate is expected to manage and further develop our extensive fossil cast collection for research and teaching purposes. Desirable research qualifications include specializations in comparative anatomy, quantitative methods, geometric morphometrics, or developmental biology.

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach human anatomy courses, working with our current faculty who also instruct these courses. This includes training in cadaveric dissection and the ability to direct cadaver prosection for use in teaching labs. The ability to teach human evolution and paleontology is required, and ability to instruct quantitative methods, non-human primate evolution, and gross human anatomy are desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to mentor students for both academic and other professional career courses, and to chair and serve on M.A. and Ph.D. committees from the start.

Application Instructions

Please submit a (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references in digital format via Interfolio at Review of applications will begin November  8, 2021, and will continue until campus interviews.  Questions about the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Benjamin Auerbach (

Update 11/11/21: Long list contacted for initial interviews and supplementary materials.

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology or Bioarchaeology - Zoom interviews scheduled[]

Posting Number FRGV1233
Working Title Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology or Bioarchaeology/College of Liberal Arts
Number of Vacancies 1
Location Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Scope of Job We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s diverse student body as Assistant Professor of Anthropology beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. The department seeks a candidate whose work complements the existing strengths of the department and who can make contributions to our undergraduate major in anthropology, including concentrations in Archaeology and Global Health & Migration, and our Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. We encourage applications from individuals who can help us expand our course offerings in all aspects of biological anthropology. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory-level courses in human evolution and forensics, and preference will be given to candidates who address human conflict, human-environment interactions, or other elements of human health in their research.

Applicants should have an active program of research and scholarly publications, documented classroom excellence with innovative course delivery, and demonstrated potential for funded research. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Selected candidates will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities. Applications must be submitted through the UTRGV employment portal.

About UTRGV:

It is UTRGV’s Vision “To be one of the nation’s leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success.

UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students.


Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the fall 2021 semester.  For additional information, please visit our website (

Department Background:

The Department of Anthropology is one of thirteen departments in the College of Liberal Arts. See our webpage for more info

Minimum Qualifications 1) Ph.D. in Anthropology (or related field), with degree conferred by 1 September 2022, from an accredited institution of higher education. (18 credit hours or more of graduate level work in Anthropology).

2) An active program of research and scholarly publication.

3) Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence using multiple delivery modes.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications Experience with online course delivery
License or Certification Required? No
Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Desired Start Date 09/01/2022
EEO Statement EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Diversity Statement

UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date 10/07/2021
Close Date 11/07/2021
Additional Information UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
Special Instructions to Applicants Dear Applicant,


Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:


Date of Birth

Social Security Number




Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

Please Note Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Required Documents should include:1. List of 3 References (including name, rank, institutional affiliation, telephone number, and email address of each reference)

2. Letter of Interest with a statement of teaching philosophy 3. Writing/Publication Sample (limited to 50 pages)

Quick Link

11/18: Zoom interview scheduled x2

University of Waterloo (ON, Canada), Open Rank Cluster Hire.[]

University of Waterloo (Canada) is looking to hire 10 Indigenous and 10 Black scholars:

Review of applications will begin Oct. 18th, but will continue until the positions are filled. There is no set timeline for the initiative (meaning that If candidates are found immediately, the cluster will be hired immediately).

Positions are open at the assistant professor, associate professor and professor levels, with the intention to recruit faculty at a range of career stages. At least half of the positions will occur at the assistant professor rank.

Positions will be available for broad areas of research across all Faculties. The fundamental purpose of the cluster hiring initiatives is to increase representation of Black and Indigenous faculty across the spectrum of Waterloo’s teaching and scholarship activities; while there may be some natural synergies with the current development of academic programming in the areas of Black Studies and Indigenous Studies, the cluster initiatives are not intended to recruit solely/primarily for these areas.

Vanderbilt University, Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology[]

Unit: Anthropology Position Type: Faculty Location: Nashville, TN URL: Open Date: Sep 13, 2021 Close Date: No date set

Description The Department of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in biological anthropology. We seek a scholar with an active research agenda that focuses on biocultural processes related to health and disease within Latin American or Caribbean populations. Candidates who study living populations and topics related to health and disease, diet and nutrition, growth and development, and related themes are encouraged to apply. Research agendas with clear theoretical foundations in the scholarly fields of evolutionary medicine and the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) will be viewed favorably. Candidates should have an active lab and/or field research program that can involve undergraduates and graduate students, as well as a demonstrated commitment to community collaborations and public engagement. We seek a scholar with holistic training in anthropology or the social sciences. Candidates who exhibit a deep commitment to research, graduate education, and show a strong record and ongoing potential for obtaining external grants and publishing in refereed journals are an ideal fit with the University mission.

The teaching load is 2:2, which will include an introductory Biological Anthropology course, taught on a rotating basis, mid- to upper-level subfield-specific courses for the curriculum, and undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s research specialties. We are particularly interested in candidates who show promise in connecting with other research units on campus such as CLACX (, Evolutionary Studies Initiative (, and/or the Institute for Global Health (, among others.

The College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University is a highly selective liberal arts college at the heart of a major research university. It seeks to attract a diverse student body of high promise and ability from throughout the United States and the international community. Its mission is to engage in significant and innovative research, scholarship, and creative expression in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, to offer distinguished, well-taught programs of undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, and to foster service to society overall. Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty and to teaching students who are diversified by gender, race/ethnicity, and other social locations. It ranks in the top 15 National Universities and is in the heart of Music City, Nashville, TN, which is consistently rated as an exciting and affordable place to live (

Qualifications Qualifications: PhD must be in-hand no later than August 15, 2022 when employment starts at the beginning of Fall 2022 term.

Application Instructions Applicants should submit: (a) a cover letter addressed to Dr. Jada Benn Torres, chair of the search committee, summarizing fit for the position; (b) full curriculum vitae; (c) a one-page research statement; (d) a one-page teaching philosophy statement; (e) a one-page statement describing contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion in research and teaching; and (f) contact information for three recommenders. Submit these materials directly to .

Questions: Please direct questions to Dr. Jada Benn Torres at [[4]]

Deadlines: We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of Anthropology – Assistant Professor.[]

The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Paleoanthropology (Biological Anthropology) at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2022.  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. 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 November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the Recruiting 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[]

Binghamton University - Lecturer in Biological Anthropology[]

The Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University (SUNY) seeks qualified applicants for a full-time ten-month lecturer/laboratory support position. The lecturer half of the position includes teaching three courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Biological and Biomedical Anthropology. The successful applicant will be prepared to develop or adapt existing graduate courses in at least two of the following areas: molecular anthropology methods, enzyme immunoassay methods, nutritional anthropology and anthropometric measurement, or statistical and other quantitative modeling.

The laboratory support half of the position includes up to 20 hours per week providing instructional support for laboratory courses (e.g., preparing materials, providing safety training, and supervising student research) and overseeing the day-to-day operation of the department's wet laboratories. Applicants will be expected to teach, supervise, and demonstrate laboratory techniques utilized in anthropology.


  • PhD in biological anthropology or related field by time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience.


  • Demonstrated experience teaching or assisting in teaching laboratory courses.
  • Demonstrated experience in laboratory methods (PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing/prep, DNA extraction, purification and quantification, enzyme immunoassay, etc.).  

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a CV and a covering letter detailing their preparation for the position, teaching philosophy, courses they are prepared to teach, and a list of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Looks like this position was reposted as Assistant Professor

Colorado State University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Paleoanthropology[]

Department: Anthropology and Geography Position Type: Postdoctoral Fellow Location: Fort Collins, CO URL: Application Deadline: November 29, 2021

Position Description The Center for Paleoanthropological Research at Colorado State University, directed by Andrew Du, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellow appointment, starting in the Spring semester of 2022. The candidate preferably should specialize in paleoanthropological research and will collaborate with the Principal Investigator on research in hominin paleoecology. The scope of potential research topics is broad and might include studying the spatiotemporal distribution of hominin taxa, how ecological patterns and processes change as a function of spatiotemporal scale, how ecological factors influenced hominin evolution, etc.  

The position offers teaching experience, involving one undergraduate course per semester for each academic year, with courses to be determined based on candidate interests and departmental needs. The candidate will also be expected to provide ad hoc mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students and to involve them in research as much as possible.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in anthropology or a related field at the time of appointment (or PhD dissertation must be submitted by then).
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching and research excellence in anthropology.
  • Ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students or integrate them into one’s research.
  • Demonstrated commitment to outreach and public communication of science.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in scientific research and education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research focus in hominin paleoecology or an adjacent field.
  • Proficiency in R or another statistical coding language.
  • Experience with teaching undergraduate students.

Application Instructions To be considered for this position, applicant must submit the following materials/information online via by November 29, 2021:

  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • A cover letter outlining a two-year research and teaching plan
  • The names and contact information for two references. References will receive an email with a link to submit their letter.

Departmental Information The Department of Anthropology and Geography exists to: 1) offer and maintain instructional programs that provide an understanding of the social, environmental, and evolutionary contexts of the human condition over time; 2) conduct research in programmatic areas of Environment, Development, Health and Well-Being, and professional techniques within the various sub-fields of anthropology and geography, in order to advance and expand knowledge in these respective fields; 3) actively participate in programs of interdisciplinary research.

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Equal Employment Opportunity Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

Questions Please direct all questions to Andrew Du.

Lead Bioarchaeologist – University of Mississippi Medical Center[]

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 by September 15, 2021.

** Edit Nov 11** This position was reopened and the deadline was November 1, 2021.

November 18- Rejection email

Discussion / Rumors / Speculation[]

How would people feel about removing some of the info for these postings to make it easier to find the discussions for each? I feel like most people use this site for the discussions rather than for finding and applying to jobs. We could list the job with a link to the posting, include a quick blurb about subspecialty, and then have a section for search progression. I'm not sure if it's the headings or what but I'm finding it much harder to use this wiki than the ones we've had in past years.

11/15: I agree with post above. I am personally enjoying the spreadsheet format of which prioritizes comments/updates and is easier to navigate. I would be fine with slimming the info down for each job (a link and brief blurb) or switching the format of this page all together. (x2)

So.... can we do this?

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