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

Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology; Department of Anthropology, Idaho State University[]

Summary Assistant Professor, Anthropology (2519), ISU Pocatello - Main

The Department of Anthropology at Idaho State University seeks an exceptional colleague for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the sub-field of medical anthropology to support and grow critical programming in teaching and research. This 9-month tenure-track position will begin August 11, 2024. Candidates will demonstrate collaborative research interests emphasizing the intersection between medical anthropology and Latinx/Latin American studies, complementing current department strengths and the health professions mission of Idaho State University. Successful applicants will have a strong background in cultural anthropology and ethnographic methods. Research foci may include, but is not limited to, public health, ethnomedicine, environmental health, mental health, violence and trauma, gender and sexuality, biotechnologies, globalization of disease, policy, among many.

Applicants should demonstrate original research specializing in medical anthropology or global health as evidenced in publications and grants, with the potential to attract significant external funding. Applicants should also demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in medical and cultural anthropology, student mentoring, community engagement, and a commitment to working with diverse populations, including Latinx and/or indigenous students.

The successful applicant will teach 6 courses (3 per semester) in medical and cultural anthropology, including introductory courses, upper division courses, and graduate courses that may be field based, service learning, online, or interdisciplinary. Faculty are expected to supervise undergraduate and graduate students, perform university and professional service, and conduct active research that involves students.

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 collaboratively 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Teach six courses per year in cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, and Latino Studies at the introductory and advanced levels
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate students, mentoring student development
  • Conduct active fieldwork and research that involves students
  • Seek external funding for research
  • Perform department, university, discipline, and community service as appropriate
  • Foster collaborations across disciplines, the university, and community
  • Direct Medical Anthropology Certificates and Latino Studies programs

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Anthropology or related field at the time of appointment
  • Demonstrates dynamic research specialization in medical anthropology or related emphasis
  • Demonstrates accomplishment or clear potential for significant external funding
  • Demonstrates innovative and engaging teaching

Preferred Qualifications

  • Conducts active field research on current medical anthropology issues
  • Research emphasis on the Latinx experience, Latin America, or related area of specialization
  • Spanish language skills

Additional Information

You must submit your CV/resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references, including current contact information. This position will remain open until it is filled. Salary will be between $60,000 - $70,000 per year, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

Institution Information

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

Lecturer of Anthropology, Augusta University (Long term renewable) Review Begins March 18[]

Summary Job ID: 269474 Position #: 40070589

The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences' Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy at Augusta University, responding to enrollment growth in recent years, is seeking applicants for an academic year Lecturer in Biological Anthropology. The selected candidate will be expected to teach introductory biological anthropology courses and labs, as well as other anthropology courses as assigned. This is a new, non-tenure eligible faculty position (9-month contract, renewable yearly) with duties anticipated to begin in August 2024. Candidates will have a strong commitment to teaching general education classes and a clear focus on Biological Anthropology.

Responsibilities: Teach 24 hours of classes and labs per year as assigned by chair, Teach onsite dual enrollment at local high schools, Participate in shared governance of department, college, and university as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in Anthropology, with a clear focus on Biological Anthropology, or Master's degree in related field with at least 18 graduate hours in Biological Anthropology.

Preferred Qualifications

* Earned doctorate in Anthropology, with a clear focus on Biological Anthropology, or earned doctorate in related field with at least 18 hours in Biological Anthropology.

* Experience teaching in a college or university setting.

* Qualifications to teach ANTH 1102 (Introduction to Anthropology) and other Anthropology classes

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at

Please upload your Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy Statement, and a List of Three References with Contact Information as one document. Letters may be addressed to Dr. Angela Bratton, Search Committee Chair.

Review of applications begins on March 18, 2024 and continues until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology; Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice, Utah State University[]


The Anthropology Program at USU seeks a Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology for a (9 month), full-time appointment beginning August 1, 2024. We seek applicants who study contemporary human biological variation with potential research foci on: Nutrition, fertility, stress, biodemography, genetics, infectious disease, health disparities, or microbiome research. We seek applicants with a strong record of research, publication, and the integration of their research interests with teaching. The successful applicant will teach a 2/3 course load (on-line and face-to-face courses) including: Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Perspectives on Race, and Sex, Evolution, and Health. Other courses will be determined based upon department needs and candidate research interests.


The successful candidate will conduct research on contemporary human biological variation and teach courses in Biological Anthropology. The successful candidate will also advise undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Anthropology. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests complement, rather than replicate, current program offerings.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:[]

  1. Ph.D. (ABD acceptable) in Anthropology from a CHEA accredited institution or international equivalent
  2. Demonstrated ability to live and work legally in the U.S.
  3. The successful candidate must be able to satisfactorily complete a background check prior to employment.

Preferred Qualifications:[]

  1. Demonstrated potential for effective on-line course development and teaching.
  2. Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, publish findings, and apply for external funds.

College/Department Highlights:[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is housed within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah State University. The department serves approximately 150 anthropology students, supports both MS and PhD programs in archaeology, and provides service courses to students throughout the broader university community. Utah State has strong programs in STEM fields with which the successful candidate might find fruitful collaborations. The balance among teaching, research, and service will be consistent with a faculty role in a Carnegie Doctoral Extensive research institution.

Required Documents:[]

Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Along with the online application, please attach:

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

2. Official transcript (uploaded to applicant profile)

3. A list of the names and contact information for three references (collected within the online application and only contacted at the interview stage)

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

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

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

It is recommended that you have all the required documents ready before you click the "Apply for" link.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Anatomy, Department of Biological Sciences, Marshall University[]

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science at Marshall University is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a PhD in the life sciences, at least two years of relevant postdoctoral experience, and a research program in comparative, gross, and/or micro- vertebrate anatomy.

The new hire is expected to bring to the position a competitive research program in the broad area of vertebrate functional anatomy, and introduce new model organisms and novel approaches to the department. This research program should expand on and form collaborations within existing strengths in the department, such as evolution, organismal biology, ecology, physiology, and molecular biology. We will consider applicants with research programs in any vertebrate taxon but are especially interested in candidates with an interest in mammalian systems and questions that integrate vertebrate anatomy and morphology with functional questions in extant organisms. A research program that makes use of vertebrate collections will be considered a plus.

Teaching responsibilities will predominantly be in the department’s general education and core courses for biology majors including courses in both human anatomy and vertebrate comparative anatomy. Prior experience in teaching undergraduate courses in vertebrate anatomy, mammalogy, and/or microanatomy/histology is preferred. The hire will also be expected to develop new graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in their specific area of interest.

Our Department and College value exemplary teaching and research. The successful candidate will possess an independent, collaborative, and competitive research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate a commitment to enthusiastic, innovative, and inclusive teaching.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must have a PhD in the life sciences. The successful candidate must have developed excellent teaching and communication skills. A record of research publications in refereed journals and evidence of active pursuit of external funding is also required. At least two years of relevant postdoctoral experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching anatomy or related courses is preferred.

Posting Number MU1416F

The Search Committee is asking applicants for a “Vison statement for diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM” – this can be submitted under Other Documents.

The search committee requests that up to three reference letters be submitted with your application. Please enter your references’ information in the Reference Letter Submission section of the application. Your references will be notified via email to submit their reference letters to the search committee in our Applicant Tracking system.

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Marshall University (Open till filled but review starts Feb/1/2024) (zoom interviews week of March 11th)[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Marshall University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biological Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall of 2024. We seek a dynamic scholar-educator. Marshall University offers unique research and community engagement opportunities. Situated in Huntington, West Virginia, within the beautiful Appalachian region and located in the heart of a diverse and vibrant urban environment. Marshall offers a rich interdisciplinary landscape and a community dedicated to academic excellence and social responsibility. The successful candidate will join an exciting department with a strong emphasis on innovative teaching, experiential learning, and interdisciplinary research. This position offers an unparalleled opportunity to shape the future of the anthropology major and contribute to the broader academic community at Marshall University.


· Ph.D. in Anthropology, with a focus on biological anthropology, required at the time of appointment

· Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level

· Experience or interest in interdisciplinary collaboration

· An established record of research and publications

· Evidence of computational skills, such as statistical analysis and modeling

· Ability to secure external funding for research

· Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in both teaching and research and community outreach

Areas of Specialization:

·       The geographical focus is open. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following topical areas of specialization. Candidates are not expected to have expertise in all listed areas:

·       The application of anthropological methods in a legal context involving skeletal, DNA, and other forensic analyses

·       The interdisciplinary study of health and well-being, especially as it intersects with biological factors and informs our understanding of the origins of health and disease as well as health disparities.

·       Research on human evolution with a focus on human biological variation in the archaeological context and the demography of past populations.


·       Teach undergraduate and graduate theory, methods, and topical courses in anthropology in their area of expertise as well as general education courses in anthropology

·       Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students

·       Develop new courses in their area/s of specialization

·       Develop and maintain an active research agenda

·       Establish and/or oversee a research lab, potentially in collaboration with other academic units

·       Seek external funding to support a research lab, supplementing university support

·       Participate in departmental and university service, including interdisciplinary curriculum development and committee work

·       Contribute to departmental initiatives aimed at strategic enrollment management and student engagement

·       The program expects its faculty to be mission-affirming by being civically engaged through applied research and community service activities

Unique Institutional and Regional Opportunities:

·       Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Campus Synergies: This is an exciting chance to join a department where you can make a significant impact on both the program and the broader university community through cross-unit, interdisciplinary collaboration with such units as Biological Sciences, the School of Medicine, and the emerging Center for Healthier Aging Initiatives in Appalachia.

·       Community Engagement: Opportunities for community-based research in the Appalachian region.

·       Global Perspective: Encouragement to develop courses and research with a global focus, particularly as it relates to health.

Application Procedure:

Completed applications will include:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample that suggests evidence of an established research agenda
  • Research statement, including descriptions of future research plans
  • Teaching statement, including descriptions of teaching interests
  • Names and contact information for three academic references who will be contacted directly by Marshall with instructions for submitting letters through our Applicant Tracking System.
  • Additional documents, e.g., sample syllabi, and published articles, if applicable, may be submitted through the “Other Documents” section.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, applications must be complete and submitted by February 1, 2024. Candidates selected as finalists must have official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) forwarded directly to the search committee chair by their degree-granting institutions before a final interview.

Marshall University is an AA/EO employer dedicated to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and we strongly encourage applicants who contribute to diversity and inclusion to apply. Marshall is a recipient of an NSF-ADVANCE institutional transformation award, which seeks to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. Marshall is also part of the NSF-LSAMP: Kentucky West Virginia Alliance for Minority Participation Project to increase both the total number of STEM degrees awarded and the number of STEM degrees awarded to underrepresented students. Successful women and minority applicants can benefit from these programs.

Background Check Required: YES

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Anthropology, with a focus on biological anthropology, required at the time of appointment


The geographical focus is open. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following topical areas of specialization. Candidates are not expected to have expertise in all listed areas:

·        The application of anthropological methods in a legal context involving skeletal, DNA, and other forensic analyses

·        The interdisciplinary study of health and well-being, especially as it intersects with biological factors and informs our understanding of the origins of health and disease as well as health disparities.

·        Research on human evolution with a focus on human biological variation in the archaeological context and the demography of past populations.

Questions should be directed to Amy Weaver:

Assistant Professor of Archaeology/Physical Anthropology, New Mexico Highlands University (Open until filled)[]

We seek a bioarcheologist with a background in North American archaeology, or with previous field, or museum expertise dealing with skeletal collections. Applicants who have training and experience with NAGPRA or collections management are also encouraged to apply. The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach lower-division, upper-division, and graduate-level archeology, physical anthropology, and forensic anthropology courses; teach using various modes of instruction (e.g., F2F, distance); conduct scholarly activities including archaeological and/or bio-archaeological research; publish findings in academic publications; participate fully in departmental activities; serve on university committees; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; serve on thesis and professional paper committees; and other duties that may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a terminal degree (Ph.D.), in Anthropology (ABD will be considered) with a specialization in bioarcheology and a regional specialization in prehistoric North America. Overall, we seek a bio-archaeologist who can contribute to our growing graduate program (M.A) in CRM. The candidate should have a history working with marginalized or Indigenous communities, or experience with tribal agencies, state SHPOs, a body of work in Cultural Resource Management (either at the federal or private level) or working with skeletal collections.

Preferred Qualifications: The department has Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology programs, with a Master’s program in Southwest Studies, Cultural Resource Management and Criminology. As such, an applicant that can contribute to the departments strength’s in CRM, Southwest Studies, or Forensic Anthropology/Criminology will be given preference. Additionally, experience in curating collections of archaeological and ethnographic materials, skeletal collections, and a background in regulations pertaining to NAGPRA would be welcome.

Evidence of teaching related to archeology and physical anthropology, experience in Cultural Resource Management, tribal relations, and membership and involvement in one or more professional organizations, experience in the use of technology in the classroom, and delivery of on-line/distance learning courses will also be given preference.

Candidate should demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and supervise graduate student research a must. Should demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, working with diverse populations and descendant communities.

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Tenured Professor and Chair of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside (Feb. 1, 2024 first review/April 1, 2024 deadline)[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the rank of Professor who will also serve as Department Chair. The successful candidate will have demonstrated higher education leadership experience and a vision to position the department at the forefront of educational attainment and world-class research in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) and across UCR-wide initiatives relating to interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

We seek applications from broadly trained anthropologists whose teaching and research interests build upon and complement that of the department. Research focus may include living or past populations, including the intersecting social, material, and biological aspects of human life. The candidate will join our diverse and dynamic faculty whose research attends to core issues in anthropology, including power, ideology, gender, antiblackness, social and health inequities, human ecologies, urbanism, and transnationalism. We are particularly interested in hiring a colleague with leadership experience who is dedicated to creating research opportunities for undergraduate students and mentoring our increasingly international graduate students.

This search is part of our departmental commitment to transforming anthropology through research, rigorous academic teaching, training, and public service to promote cultural understanding and social, racial, and environmental justice, while empowering our students to change the world. We value community-driven and activist research to generate theoretical innovation and address local and global inequities. We pursue efforts to decolonize our research and curriculum and create a vibrant and welcoming intellectual community to build an anthropology for liberation. The department supports the ample opportunities for innovative collaborations across our vibrant campus, including with the newly established Department of Black Study and the Department of Society, Environment and Health Equity, as well as academic programs in Art, History, Environmental Sciences, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Southeast Asian Studies, and the School of Medicine, among others.

Complete applications will include a current CV, a cover letter of interest describing research portfolio, leadership experience, and vision as Chair, a statement on past and potential contributions to diversity, copies of up to three publications, evidence of teaching excellence and of graduate and undergraduate mentoring, and the names and contact information for at least three references. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field is required at the time of application; subfields and areas of research expertise are open. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Applications submitted by February 1 will receive full consideration.

The initial period of appointment as Chair is at least three years, with the possibility for renewal as Chair after review and determination of satisfactory performance. The Professor appointment should begin no later than July 1, 2025 with the Chair appointment commencing on July 1 2025. The professorial salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience; additional compensation for term as chair follows a standard schedule ( Underrepresented scholars are particularly encouraged to apply.

The University of California values salary transparency and reports salaries annually in the UC Annual Wage Database. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table(s) The salary range for this position is $108,300 -$197,100. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

UCR has had major successes in our commitment to recruiting faculty from diverse backgrounds. Across CHASS, applicants will find a strong group of faculty that share concerns with race, class, gender, and age dynamics. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Established in 1954, the UCR campus today has a fast-growing population of over 26,000 students, is the most diverse undergraduate student body in the UC system, and is one of the most diverse campuses in the nation. Located fifty miles east of Los Angeles, the campus lies in the heart of over twenty Native American communities, including the Tongva, Cahuilla, Serrano and Payómkawichum Nations and the largest urban Native American population in the U.S.

Riverside is situated in an historic citrus growing area surrounded by mountain ranges; it is about an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, or hiking in mountain or desert environments. The campus is ideally located to build collaborations with other universities, research institutes, and community-based organizations throughout Southern California.

Please contact search Chair Professor Travis Stanton at with questions.


Florida Atlantic University, Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology (Due Jan 4th) [Zoom interviews][]

REQ16812 – Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

Apply now to join FAU on its race to excellence. For more information on everything FAU has to offer, please visit Note: Current FAU employees must apply as an internal applicant by logging into their existing Workday employee account.

Position Summary:

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology to start August 2024.  This position is part of a cluster of recent hires whose research interests are thematically related to issues of Crisis, Resistance, Sustainability, and Resilience.

Geographic area and research foci for this position are open; we seek a biological anthropologist whose work lies at the intersection of human-environment interactions, sustainability, and resilience. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, biocultural perspectives on topics such as climate change and human evolution; human immunology, epigenetics, the microbiome, and/or human variation; molecular and/or isotopic studies; and impacts of the changing environment on human health and disease.  We are looking for a candidate that complements but does not duplicate existing areas of interest in the department. The successful candidate must be able to develop courses in their areas of interest and teach introductory courses in biological anthropology (with lab) and human evolution. The successful candidate will also contribute to the graduate curriculum and supervise graduate student research.

Further information about the Department of Anthropology can be found at .

The College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to thoughtfully engaging all communities in higher education. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the various internal and external communities that it serves.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology by August 10, 2024.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

College or Department: Department of Anthropology

Location: Boca Raton

Special Instructions to Applicant: This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

Required Documents:

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into a single attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. When completing the online application, please upload the following: (i) a cover letter in which the applicant describes their teaching, research, and relevant background for the position; and (ii) curriculum vitae with a list of at least three references.


The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University, not to the individual applicant.

Background Screening: Selected candidates must successfully complete and pass all employment screenings prior to the start of employment. Employment screenings may include a criminal background check (level I and level II), motor vehicle check, credit check, reference checks, alcohol, and drug screening check.

As a Hispanic-serving institution, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse institutions in the Florida state university system. We are committed to recruiting and retaining talented faculty and staff. We embrace our shared responsibility to create and celebrate a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all. Our community features excellent schools, a vibrant and safe community, and a sub-tropical climate conductive to year-round outdoor activities.


Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

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Assistant Professor Biological Anthropology, Georgia State University (No Review Date) [Zoom interviews][]

The Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 2024. We seek scholars trained in biological anthropology; specialization within the subfield is open. The successful applicant will have research and instructional strengths that build on and/or complement existing strengths in the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in anthropology and will contribute to building a welcoming environment for faculty, staff, and students.

GSU’s Department of Anthropology is committed to serving our vibrant student body and advancing innovative research in a collegial and welcoming environment. The department is home to 13 full-time faculty who represent all four of the major subfields of anthropology; it also hosts engaged and passionate undergraduate majors and a thriving MA program. The department’s programmatic focus in biological anthropology centers on primate and human evolution, forensic anthropology, and osteology.

The successful candidate will help to expand the biological anthropology program and ideally bring additional specializations, including but not limited to forensic anthropology, human biology or biomedical anthropology (in the latter case, intersecting with current medical anthropology offerings in the cultural and linguistic subfields). The successful candidate will contribute to serving this community of undergraduate and graduate students in collaboration with partners throughout the university and the broader metro area.

At the time of appointment, applicants are required to have (1) a Ph.D. in Anthropology with a concentration in biological anthropology, (2) an active research agenda with a clear trajectory of future plans, (3) evidence of effectiveness in teaching, and (4) evidence of readiness to teach an introductory course in biological anthropology and upper-division courses in or related to their specialization. Preferred qualifications include one or more of the following: an ability to teach career skills related to biological anthropology; experience mentoring students in applied or practicing career paths; and training in four-field anthropology.

Applicants must submit a (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter detailing the applicant’s research focus, agenda and accomplishments, teaching philosophy, and teaching experience; and (3) a list of three references. Submit these materials via email as PDF attachments to Applicants who advance to the next stage will be required to provide institution-generated teaching evaluations and a research-based writing sample (can include a publication reprint). These materials, if requested by the Search Committee Chair, should be emailed directly to

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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Winthrop University (SC) (Due December 31st)[]

The Winthrop University Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice beginning August 15th, 2024.

The department supports a thriving B.A. program in Sociology with concentrations in criminology, social inequalities, and anthropology; the new Criminal Justice major will exist alongside this program creating a synergy between new and existing offerings. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda and be able to teach a variety of courses in a newly designed criminal justice program, particularly ones focused on cyber and corporate crimes. While the department already offers a minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, we are looking for a colleague to offer a variety of courses in a new Criminal Justice major. The position bears opportunities to join or establish interdisciplinary faculty collaborations in various social science disciplines (criminology, anthropology, sociology, political science, and psychology) working in civic engagement, social inequalities, and computational initiatives.

First consideration will be given to applications received on or before December 31, 2023. Applications received after the deadline may be considered if a suitable candidate has not been found.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate courses in criminal justice and criminology; teach advanced courses in areas of expertise and interest
  • Establish and lead a robust, cutting edge research program that is student-centered and engages those from diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Contribute to delivery of the department's general education offerings
  • Provide service to students, the department, university, and discipline


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology (with 18hrs and a MS degree in criminal justice) or a related field (relevant anthropology and sociology foci are encouraged to apply) is required (ABD candidates will be appointed at the rank of Instructor until the PhD is completed)
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills required to work in a team-oriented department
  • Strong disciplinary background and demonstrated ability to teach criminal justice courses
  • Specialization in corporate and cyber crimes is strongly preferred
  • Evidence of ongoing program of research and the potential for publication
  • Demonstrated passion for mentoring and teaching undergraduate students
  • Expertise in Inequalities (Such as Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality), social and cultural dimensions of crime, justice, and victimhood is a plus
  • Strong commitment to mentoring undergraduate research is highly preferred

Application Instructions

First consideration will be given to applications received on or before December 31, 2023. Applications received after the deadline may be considered if a suitable candidate has not been found.

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio: (1) a cover letter that includes ways the candidate can contribute to Winthrop's curriculum; a diversity, equity and inclusion statement; and a clearly defined goals for research at Winthrop. (2) A curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three professional references. (3) A teaching statement with the option to include student evaluations for up to two courses and (4) unofficial graduate transcripts of coursework.

Please address questions to Dr. Brent Woodfill, Search Committee Chair:

About Winthrop University

Founded in 1886, Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its colleges of Business Administration, Arts and Sciences, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for Winthrop’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.

Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a student loan default check, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Due Dec 28) [Campus interview][]

The Anthropology Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology beginning fall semester 2024.

Applicants must have expertise in both bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. We are searching for an anthropologically grounded biological anthropologist.

We require that the candidate demonstrate an active research program in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. Candidate’s research interests should complement but not duplicate those of current departmental members. The candidate’s research agenda in bioarchaeology or skeletal biology should be demonstrated by funding, publications, presentations, and projects. Forensic anthropological expertise should be evident by means of previous forensic anthropological casework, demonstrating an ability to apply osteological and forensic skills to law enforcement cases (e.g., forensic casework, field recovery, authoring case reports, expert witness). The successful candidate will be able to teach a 2-2 course load of introductory courses in biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization.

The successful candidate should be willing to assist in supervising/overseeing forensic anthropology casework for southern Nevada at the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with a plan of action to recruit and mentor graduate students in the department’s MA and PhD program and to those who have a plan for obtaining external funding for research. Visit our website at


This position requires a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and must be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start date.


Preference will be given to candidates with active bioarcheological field programs and complementary laboratory research for the integration and training of students. The department seeks candidates who plan to actively pursue board certification with the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (ABFA).


A successful candidate will support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and contribute to a respectful, positive work environment. They will use our Campus Values to guide their decisions and actions and demonstrate our Rebel spirit.


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed CV listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on December 28, 2023.

Materials should be addressed to Dr. Jennifer Byrnes, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or

  • 1/6 - References contacted, additional materials requested.

Assistant Professor of Bioarchaeology/Biological Anthropology, Simon Fraser University (Due Dec 15th)[Zoom interviews][]

The Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University is seeking to fill one Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in Bioarchaeology/Biological Anthropology, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2024.

Simon Fraser University is the number one comprehensive university in Canada and the Department of Archaeology at SFU has a very high reputation and is widely recognized internationally, being recently placed within the top 20 in the world, the top 10 in North America, and 1st in Canada.

The Department has concentrated expertise in three areas – Lab-based archaeological sciences, First Nations Heritage and Resource Management, and Biological Anthropology, including Forensic sciences. We have a strong focus on high-quality lab-, field- and community-based research and engagement, as well as on experiential training of our students.

We seek a human skeletal biologist, with a PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology or related areas, with expertise and a strong or promising research program in ancient health and disease, paleopathology or similar areas, including those which focus on biocultural, biomedical, or community-based approaches to the study of health and disease in the past.

The successful candidate is expected to bring complementary expertise to the existing ones in the Department to enhance our strength in research and training in Bioarchaeology/Biological Anthropology, as well as teaching in our Bioanthropology Certificate. We seek an expert with demonstrated or potential capacity to attract funding and supervise and mentor graduate students, develop new undergraduate courses, and teach most of the biological anthropology courses in our curriculum. Our normal teaching load is 4 courses/year.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this position is $89,652 to $114,866.

Candidates should submit a maximum 2-page cover letter, a 1-page teaching statement (plus an original course syllabus), a 2-page research statement, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees (reference letters are not required at this stage). The deadline for receiving all application materials is December 15, 2023. Please submit your application to Attn: Hugo Cardoso, Chair.

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

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, including Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

We recognize the unceded traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil- Waututh), Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen Nations, on which Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, refer to the Collection Notice

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Director of Forensic Sciences Master’s Program/Associate or Full Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Due Dec 4)[]

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) has established an interdisciplinary Forensic Sciences master’s degree program with plans to obtain FEPAC accreditation. The program is  housed in the College of Arts and Sciences with core participating faculty from the departments of Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Criminal Justice Studies. We are seeking an experienced and motivated director who will provide leadership in establishing the program, prepare for and oversee the accreditation process, manage curriculum and resources, recruit and hire part-time lecturers to teach courses, pursue the University’s goals in anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and work collaboratively with external and internal stakeholders. The program director shall be a full-time, tenured-eligible faculty member, appropriately qualified to meet the program’s stated mission, goals, and objectives. They will also provide leadership in forensic science education, research, and other scholarly activities so that students are adequately prepared for forensic science practice.

This is a full-time position with a 12-month appointment reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The successful candidate will be eligible for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with a tenure home in an academic department in their discipline or related field. In addition to administrative duties, the director is expected to teach two courses per academic year. The director is also expected to engage in research in their area of expertise.

As a recipient of the national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for the past 8 years, SIUE is committed to integrating inclusion, equity, and diversity into its institutional structures. The College of Arts and Science is committed to creating an inclusive community that explores a rich tapestry of ideas, experiences, and people. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. For more on our Statement of Diversity and SIUE’s 2022-25 Strategic Plan, visit: about/mission-goals-plans/diversity.shtml

Minimum Qualifications

•An earned Doctorate degree appropriate for a forensic science program, preferably in biology, chemistry, or a related field.

•At least five years relevant experience as an academic forensic scientist that included appropriate educational, research, and service contributions to forensic science; OR at least five years relevant experience as a forensic science practitioner, not including any training time in an operational forensic science laboratory setting.

•Documented research experience in a forensic science discipline or in methods and techniques adapted, validated, and implemented by the forensic science community.

•Documented management experience appropriate to the duties assigned to the position.

Preferred Qualifications

•Proven track record of effective leadership with program development.

•Excellent communication (written and oral) skills and the ability to establish effective interpersonal, and collaborative, relationships with a diverse range of internal and external constituencies.

•Record of successful teaching (online and in person) in a college/university environment is strongly preferred.

•Experience with and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusivity issues in higher education.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups, and individuals with disabilities, to apply.  For more on our Statement on Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans  

Application Process

To apply, send a letter of application; a statement of teaching/curricular philosophy; a statement of research interest; a statement that discusses experiences and competencies in supporting anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion and how you will incorporate these competencies in your role as Director; curriculum vitae; academic transcripts; and a list of three references to: Chair, Director of Forensic Science Search Committee, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of Biological Sciences, Box 1651, Edwardsville, IL 62026.Electronic submission is encouraged. Electronic documents in PDF format should be e-mailed to:

For more information on each department or to search for specific contacts, visit the CAS home page at:

Source of Funds: State

Salary: $125,000-$137,000, commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin December 4, 2023, and continue until position is filled.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at . This report is published in compliance the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.”

Dual Career Support for New Faculty

The Career Development Center, in partnership with SIUE's Toward an Inclusive Model of Excellence project, is proud to provide a variety of career services and resources to partners of new faculty who have relocated to the Greater St. Louis area. Support for this initiative was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Award 1936141. This program offers various career services and resources available to help individuals in their career journey. Additional details may be found online at Dual Career Support  

Faculty Development and Other Support

Several units across campus offer various programs and training opportunities to new faculty members as they begin their employment at SIUE.  Support units include but are not limited to the Faculty Development Center Ombuds Services , Office of Research and Projects, and Inclusive Excellence, Education, and Development Hub.  

Employee Benefits

To support faculty in balancing work and family obligations, SIUE offers an exceptional array of comprehensive benefits including:

*Medical, dental and vision insurance;

*Life insurance;

*SURS retirement plan;

*Supplemental retirement savings plans;

*Generous holiday schedule;

*WorkLife programs;

*Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);

*Employee discounts (local and national retailers);

*Flexible Spending Account Program; *University tuition waivers (Employee and Dependents).

For more information, visit: SIUE Office of Human Resources- Benefits  

Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (Paleoanthropology), SUNY Oneonta (Due Dec 1)[]

Job type: Tenure-track

Application URL:

The Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (Paleoanthropology) beginning Fall 2024. We are looking for someone to join a collegial department of faculty actively engaged in collaborative research, particularly holistic research across the subfields. Our department is focused on our students' passion for Anthropology, giving them opportunities outside the classroom such as study abroad, field experiences, museum curation, educational exhibits, research assistantships and independent studies. We have exceptional facilities that include a dedicated Biological Anthropology lab that houses an impressive collection of primate and hominin fossil casts. We respect a good work-life balance and support you in your academic endeavors of teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

To learn more about the University and the Anthropology Department, please visit

On any given day, an Anthropology professor will spend time:

Teaching courses in paleoanthropology and another area of specialization Teaching introduction to biological anthropology and other courses to meet department needs Involving students in research Advising and mentoring students Contributing to gallery exhibits and programs Actively participating in departmental and university life.

Base Salary: $60,000 - $62,000. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at

Requirements: PhD in anthropology (ABD considered; official confirmation of degree conferral by issuing institution by start of employment) with primary subfield in biological anthropology. Evidence of the potential to teach courses listed in opportunities above. Ability to initiate a suitable and productive research program.

Preferred: Demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness. Experience teaching courses listed in duties and other courses in anthropology. Evidence of the capability to provide effective advisement and mentoring to students. Experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or service with diverse and/or multicultural populations.

Additional: Demonstrated experience involving students in research. Experience with curating exhibits and/or science communication.

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 70-plus academic programs. 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.

The university is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled 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, Oneonta is one of the 20 Most Picturesque Small Towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The university's rating is 4.4, with one recent review noting that the people are what make SUNY Oneonta so special.

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 NYS Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse university community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. "At SUNY Oneonta, we believe that diversity is an asset and a source of strength that energizes our collective growth and innovation." - President Alberto Cardelle.

Application Instructions: To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest addressing all required and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts (official required at time of appointment). Contact information for three references must be provided; instructions for submitting letters of reference will be sent directly to the referees.

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

Assistant or Associate Professor of Anthropology, La Verne University, CA (Due Dec. 1)[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of La Verne invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Anthropology with a specialty in Forensic or Medical Anthropology. Candidates would be expected to teach courses such as Introduction to Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Forensic Investigations, Quantitative Methods, Research Methods, Archaeology, and Internship, in addition to special topics in their area of expertise. In addition, candidates are expected to engage in research and provide departmental service, including advising majors and minors. Preference given to candidates with departmental leadership experience. We welcome candidates from underrepresented groups in college faculties.

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University of California, Davis: Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology (Due Nov 20)[OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED][]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focused on evolutionary approaches to understanding the origins of human morphological and/or physiological diversity, by studying changes in the biological characteristics of humans, our living relatives, and/or our fossil relatives and the causes of these changes. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by June 2024, have a record of original research and publication, and a clear plan for a continuing program of theoretically-driven research based in field and/or laboratory work. Teaching responsibilities will include 4 quarter-length courses per year, typically one larger lower division class (e.g., Human Evolutionary Biology, Evolution of the Human Life Cycle), two upper division classes, and one graduate seminar. The candidate will supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. Appointment level and salary are commensurate with experience. The expected total salary for this position is $101,000-128,000.

Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement that describes their current and future research; (4) a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion [1]; and (5) the names and contact details of three referees. Applications must be submitted online at: The position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure full consideration, applications should be completed by November 20, 2023. The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2024.

UC Davis and the Department of Anthropology commit to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

We are actively seeking faculty who aspire to educate a student body rich in diversity with respect to gender, ethnicity, first-generation students, socioeconomic status, and academic interests. Accordingly, an applicant’s track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement, as documented by a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

An applicant who needs accommodation due to a disability should contact the recruiting department.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany a faculty recruitment candidate who must travel with a dependent child less than two years of age. At UC Davis, a Work Life program has been in place since January 2003. A group of Faculty Advisors for Work Life was established in 2007 to help publicize and inform the faculty about the programs, policies, and resources associated with work life/life changes []. This group of advisors represents various academic units (colleges, schools, divisions) on the campus. The following links summarize the programs and updated UC policy: and

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans’ offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty [].

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in university programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first-choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. Link to form:

If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions will be subject to reference checks.

UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus [].

- request for additional materials and LoRs (19 dec 2023)

- I still have not heard anything back, assuming that means they have not sent rejections out yet (18 April 2024)

- Offer made and accepted.

Assistant Professor of Computational/Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University (Due Nov 1)[]

Job Summary: The Department of Anthropology at Purdue University seeks a scholar with expertise and use of artificial intelligence in biological anthropology to join our collegial, dynamic, integrative department. This tenure-track Assistant Professor position begins in August 2024. The ideal applicant will have a record of publication and funding, an active research agenda, analytic lab/field, quantitative/mixed methods skills, teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. We expect that the successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in Liberal Arts and other areas to contribute to developing research clusters and externally funded research in Artificial Intelligence with existing degree programs and classes in foundations, tools, ethics, law, policy, and social implications of AI.

Candidates with expertise in innovative data science and AI approaches (e.g., big data, GIS, and machine learning) are invited to apply. We encourage applications from scholars using above approaches related to topics such as evolution, biological variation, health and disease, genomics, environmental change over time, and spatial/landscape analyses. We seek candidates who will collaborate across disciplinary lines, engaged scholarship, collegial relations, and the ability to incorporate students into active learning, research, and field or lab work. The successful candidate will participate fully in the life of a vibrant department whose Anthropologies of Tomorrow (AOT) initiative embraces publicly engaged and interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary scholarship that includes community partnerships and preparation of students for diverse and impactful careers. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute expertise to the Advanced Methods at Purdue program through research that utilizes cutting- edge social science research methods and tools, and show an interest and ability in linking to related research and education programs on campus and beyond.

Purdue’s Department of Anthropology is located within the College of Liberal Arts and offers B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees.

Position Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology, AI approaches and related specialty areas. Two courses per semester will be split between departmental courses and foundational first-year courses in Cornerstone, Purdue’s integrated Liberal Arts certificate program (see College description). The candidate is expected to complement and strengthen Anthropology’s curriculum, and collaborate with colleagues in research, teaching, and service.

Basic qualifications

A PhD degree (or equivalent international degree) in Anthropology or a related field must be held by start date of the position.

The College and University:

For the third consecutive year, the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking on multiple hires with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI) to begin in Fall 2024. Representing a variety of disciplines in the College, this cohort of scholars will expand our capacity to explore the implications of developing AI across our academic domains and advance and contribute to research and educational initiatives surrounding AI in new and important ways.  These positions will also include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is one hour from Indianapolis and two hours from Chicago. As a public, research intensive, PhD-granting institution, the University has over 50,000 students and 17, 500 employees. Purdue has the fourth highest enrollment of international students among public U.S. universities, with more than 9,000 international undergraduate, professional, and graduate students.

Application Procedures

Applicants must submit the following items to Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications. Materials should be uploaded in this order and as one PDF document: 1) cover letter discussing research agenda and teaching philosophy; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) names of three referees; and 4) two writing samples of no more than 30 pages each (which may be book or dissertation chapters or articles).

Applications should be submitted at Questions about the position should be directed to Melissa Remis, Anthropology Department Head at

For full consideration applications should be submitted by November 1, 2023, and review will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology, University of Rochester (Due Oct 8) [Interviews][]

The Department of Anthropology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin July 1, 2024.  We seek candidates with specialization in medical anthropology. Geographic specialization is open. Ph.D. awarded by July 1, 2024; demonstrated excellence in research; experience in teaching; and ability to participate in interdisciplinary research centers and graduate programs are mandatory. Candidates must be able to teach broad introductory courses and courses in their own areas of specialization. Typical teaching load is two undergraduate courses per semester.

The deadline for application is October 8, 2023. Salary Range: $75,000 - $95,000.00

Applicants are required to apply online at:

In their cover letter, applicants should describe their current research, plans for future research, and their approach to teaching.  Please submit the cover letter along with a CV, a recent writing sample (such as an article or dissertation chapter), and names and contact information of three referees, who will be contacted for select candidates after committee review.

10/24 -- Letters requested

11/20: Interview requested

Tenure-Track Professor in Forensic Anthropology, Ohio State University (Due Oct 2) [OFFER][]

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track (open rank) position in forensic anthropology to be appointed beginning in autumn 2024. We seek a scientist trained in forensic anthropology with a research program grounded in biological anthropology. Research area is open; however, preferred research foci include skeletal and/or dental anthropology/biology, functional anatomy, or bioarchaeology. We seek applicants who will both augment the department’s strength in evolutionary anthropology and lead a coordinated effort to perform forensic anthropology casework in partnership with law enforcement and other medicolegal professionals in the state of Ohio. The preferred candidate will mentor and advise students in our new Forensic Anthropology major (BS) and forthcoming MS in Forensic Anthropology, with opportunities to advise PhD students in Anthropology. The hiree will oversee research and casework in the department’s new state of the art forensic laboratory.  We also seek a colleague who will strengthen research and teaching links with colleagues in other units such as those in the College of Medicine and/or the College of Dentistry.  Tenure-track faculty in the Department of Anthropology are expected to maintain an active research program as evidenced by journal or book publications and proposals for external funding. They are also expected to contribute to the university’s shared values (see below) through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, anatomy, or a related field by August 15, 2024. Demonstrated research productivity, lab management, and forensic casework experience are required. The candidate will also have a commitment to teaching a diverse body of students with the ability to teach classes that include forensic science at introductory and advanced levels and can also include human osteology, forensic anthropology, dental anthropology, anatomy, and bioarchaeology. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Application Instructions: A competitive application consists of the following required elements: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and names and contact information of three referees. We also invite candidates to consider providing an optional statement that reflects upon their experiences and endeavors related to OSU’s Shared Values (see below).

How to Apply: You will be presented with the opportunity to attach up to five documents in the Application Documents section. Please include the following:

  • Attachment 1: Cover Letter
  • Attachment 2: Curriculum Vitae
  • Attachment 3: Teaching and Mentoring Statement
  • Attachment 4: Research Statement
  • Attachment 5 (optional): Values Statement: Description of efforts that reflect Ohio State’s Shared Values.
  • You will be asked for names and contact information for three reference letters at a later date.

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg at

Has anyone heard anything yet?

I heard through the grapevine they did campus interviews before Thanksgiving. (11/29/2023)

Offer made.

University of Washington: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology: Biological Anthropology (Due Oct 1) [Campus interviews scheduled][]

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in biological anthropology, beginning Fall 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels in areas that complement our existing strengths. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, candidates who incorporate an active research program in human or non-human primate species, extinct or extant, with a research paradigm rooted in, and explicitly connected to, modern evolutionary theory and whose research includes fieldwork and/or laboratory-based studies.  Areas of expertise might include but are not limited to: adaptation to changing ecological conditions, climate, habitats, or disease exposures studied through genetic, anatomic, physiological and/or behavioral variation. Opportunities for collaboration include teaching in the Departmental Human Evolutionary Biology and Medical Anthropology and Global Health options, the PaleoBiology minor, and the University’s Data Science Minor; and articulation with the University’s Population Health Initiative, the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (especially their Health of People and Populations primary research area), the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, existing Departmental laboratories (Biodemography Lab, Molecular Anthropology Lab, Primate Evolutionary Biomechanics Lab), and/or the eScience Institute. Teaching responsibilities include four courses per academic year across three quarters at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Biological Anthropology program. UW Anthropology faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and have an annual service period of nine months (September 16-June 15).

This position will be expected to incorporate the Department's commitment to integrity, equity, access, and inclusion in their teaching and research and to conduct ethical research. The Department of Anthropology is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.

Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be $9,250-$13,000/month on a 9-month basis ($83,250-$117,000 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Qualifications: PhD, or foreign equivalent, in biological anthropology by appointment start date and evidence of a successful research program are required.

To apply, use Interfolio and include the following items: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching statement (addressing teaching philosophy and approaches to both large lecture courses and lab/methods classes, and discussion of teaching challenges and their solutions); (4) diversity statement (statement on how your teaching, research, and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship and/or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), (5) research statement (explication of research activities and accomplishments as well as future plans), and (6) the names and contact information of three referees. Additional information regarding the application documents can be found at

The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Patricia Kramer, Department of Anthropology ( ). Priority will be given to applications received by October 1, 2023.

Zoom interview invite November 15

Campus interview scheduled December 19

Chair of Anthropology Department, Associate or Full Professor, East Carolina University (Review begins Sep 20)[]

  • The Department of Anthropology seeks to fill the position of Chairperson at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with the anticipated start date of January 1, 2024. This is a 12-month, leave-earning position. Primary responsibilities for this position include: overseeing administration and leadership of the department; leading implementation of the department’s five-year strategic plan; promoting excellence in faculty research and teaching; mentoring faculty members; assisting in efforts to secure external funding; ensuring quality, integrity, and growth of student degree programs; supporting departmental, college, and university policies and standards; fostering collegial relations in departmental governance; and effectively representing the department to internal and external constituents. The chair is expected to spend at least 50% of their time on administration and leadership duties, with the remaining 50% devoted to research, teaching, and service.
  • The Department of Anthropology (, which counts around 100 majors and 20 graduate students, offers both a BA and MA in Anthropology, a Minor in Medical Anthropology, and several certificates at the undergraduate level including Global Cross-Cultural Competency, Forensic Anthropology, and Cultural Resources Management. The department offers a holistic approach to culture, adaptation, and health to promote a better understanding of human diversity, both past and present. The department’s faculty cover a wide spectrum of specialization, broadly representative of Anthropology’s four-field approach to the study of the human condition. These include gender studies, medical anthropology, social-ecological systems, ethnoarchaeology, historical archaeology, primate behavior, and human evolution. Shared across all faculty is an applied research focus and engagement in locally relevant research: from Black heritage studies to environmental justice to economic and health inequalities.
  • To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit application materials online at Required application materials include: 1) CV 2) Cover letter indicating interest in the position and relevant administrative experience 3) Statement of leadership philosophy 4) Names and email addresses of three references.

Assistant to Associate Professor of Anthropology (HEALTH), Baylor University (Due Sep 15)[]

  • The Department of Anthropology within the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University is accepting applications for an assistant (tenure-track) OR associate (tenured or untenured) professor.  This position is open to applicants with research and teaching interests in human health.  Preferred research areas include but are certainly not limited to global health, evolutionary medicine, human biology, health disparities/inequalities, medical anthropology, psychological anthropology/mental health, biomedical anthropology, biocultural anthropology, molecular anthropology, public health, environmental health, health of indigenous and pre-historic populations, and related disciplines.  Applicants whose research have transdisciplinary foci and applied relevance are preferred.
  • The new faculty member will join a growing department with interest in applied perspectives on human health (from individual to planetary), with a new PhD program in the Anthropology of Health.  Our current faculty contribute to the health initiative of Baylor’s strategic plan “Illuminate” (including Environmental Determinants, Biomedical Research, Family and Community Determinants, Health Policy, and Medical Education) in addition to the university’s initiatives in Human Flourishing and Latin America (  Applicants interested in teaching courses like Introduction to Global Health and Medical Anthropology are preferred, although this should not discourage qualified applicants working in any aspect of human health.
  • Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in Anthropology or related field by the time of appointment, and will be expected to contribute to the department and university through teaching, research, and service.  Candidates should demonstrate evidence of the potential to generate extramural funding commensurate with their career stage; successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an externally-funded program of research and contribute to our doctoral program.  Candidates applying for the associate level should demonstrate appropriately advanced experience and accomplishments.
  • Applications should be submitted by September 15, 2023.  The following materials should be uploaded into Interfolio ( cover letter (explaining qualifications, current and future research plans, and teaching experience and philosophy), current curriculum vitae, transcript of highest degree earned (or if PhD is in progress, a copy of transcript showing completed PhD hours; unofficial transcripts are acceptable for now), and the contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) for three potential references (referees will be contacted by the search committee separately).  Finalists for the position will be required to submit official doctoral transcripts in advance of a campus visit.  Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (Bioarchaeology), North Carolina State University (Review begins Sep15, 2023) [Interviews][]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Biological Anthropology with expertise in bioarchaeology to begin Fall 2024. The faculty hired will contribute to the Anthropology graduate and undergraduate programs and should complement existing faculty research. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate introduction to biological anthropology course and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in human osteology, bioarchaeology, and courses developed in the candidate's own speciality.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology or related field by the start date, a strong record of research and publications that demonstrates potential for extramural funding, demonstrable skills in theory and/or quantitative research methods, and a clear commitment to excellence in teaching and graduate student mentorship. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their experience, research, teaching, and service, to the excellence of the academic community, and who can demonstrate an ability to foster a welcoming environment and work with underrepresented students.

Applicants should submit:

  1. A cover letter that describes their qualifications, research agenda, and teaching experience and interests
  2. A vita that includes contact information for three references.

Applicants may be contacted at a later date for additional materials, such as writing samples and letters of recommendation. For additional information and to apply, please visit:  Review of applications will begin on September 15.

NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. NC State’s land grant mission of teaching, research and service is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people.  Applicants are encouraged to review the institution’s mission, vision and strategic plan, and consider how their background, interest and experience would enable them to support the university.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability or status as a protected veteran.

*Rejection email September 29. 47 applicants for this position

- Rejection email after first round (10/31)

Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology , University of Notre Dame (Due Sep 15) [Campus visits][]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame seeks a biological anthropologist to join our collegial, dynamic, integrative four-field department. This tenure-track position is at the assistant professor level, and begins in August 2024.

We seek a scholar-teacher whose research complements or extends our existing departmental faculty expertise, with a perspective on the connections between lived, social experiences and biological processes in contemporary populations. Our department has an active program of undergraduate research and attracts top graduate students. Therefore, the candidate must demonstrate excellent lab/field and quantitative skills, to aid our students with innovative research to position them for post-doctoral and faculty positions and with skills for professional opportunities in the government and private sectors. They must be an excellent teacher, mentoring highly qualified graduate and undergraduate student research, and advising them towards academic and non-academic career goals.  The geographical focus is open, with the successful candidate demonstrating a successful record of studying areas such as social and structural determinants of health and biocultural approaches to behavior and well-being. We encourage applications from scholars using theoretical approaches related to the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), evolutionary and life history theory, and biocultural perspectives. We have a particular interest in scholars incorporating aspects of human immunology, epigenetics, neurobiology, nutrition, or the microbiome in their research, while welcoming applicants in related areas as well. The Department of Anthropology seeks creative collaboration across disciplinary lines, engaged scholarship, collegial relations, and the ability to incorporate students into active learning, research, and fieldwork.

Those candidates who can engage with and involve undergraduates in research will be particularly appealing. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2024, but is strongly encouraged by time of application.

Candidates must provide a 1-2 page cover letter and a CV.

At this time, please direct any questions to the incoming Department chair: Dr. Lee Gettler (

Update: 1st round (phone) interviews have been scheduled with long-listed candidates for November 6 and 7.

Update: They've narrowed the list and offered campus visits to 2 candidates.

University of Wyoming: Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (Review begins October 15 Nov 1st) [Campus Interviews][]


We seek a biological anthropologist with geographic region, theoretical orientation, and specialization open (excluding bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, and paleoanthropology). Candidates whose scholarship involves collaboration with marginalized or Indigenous communities or research themes relevant to Wyoming will be given special consideration. The candidate should have a demonstrated record of theoretically informed, problem-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research. We are especially interested in candidates who can supplement existing strengths of the department. The successful candidate will be capable of mentoring graduate and undergraduate student research in the candidate’s area of specialization. They will also show evidence of teaching effectiveness and grantsmanship, a record of publication, and a field or lab-based research program that could incorporate student participation. Expected teaching includes upper division courses in biological anthropology as well as introductory courses in biological anthropology at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  


This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.


  • Doctorate degree in Anthropology related field by date of appointment
  • Specialization in biological anthropology
  • Demonstrated record of theoretically informed, problem-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research
  • Demonstrated record of grantsmanship
  • Demonstrated record of publication
  • A field- and/or lab-based research program that could incorporate student participation
  • Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy.


  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Research collaboration with indigenous or marginalized communities
  • Interest in developing a research program in the Great Plains and/or Rocky Mountains
  • Ability to supplement existing departmental strengths
  • Ability to teach an upper division course in biological anthropology
  • Ability to teach introduction to biological anthropology to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Ability to mentor students in biological anthropology and the candidate’s specialization  


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.  

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023 November 1st 2023 and continue until an appropriate candidate is identified. Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to with ‘ANTH faculty search’ in the subject line.


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.  

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email

Review of applications will begin October 15 2023. November 1st 2023.

-- 11/10 - zoom interview requested -- 12/15 - invitation for on campus visit/interview

Mount Holyoke: Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology (Due October 16) [Interviews][]

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in cultural anthropology with a specialization in medical anthropology. The contract for this position will start July 1, 2024. We seek candidates who engage with critical perspectives on human health, illness, and healing related to social equality, justice, and power. We especially welcome applicants who do ethnographically grounded work in regions not already covered by those in the department, including (but not limited to) sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and minority and Indigenous communities of the Americas.

A Ph.D. in Anthropology or related fields is required to be completed or anticipated by Fall 2024. The successful candidate should be able to teach the Anthropology program’s required introductory course and should demonstrate excellence at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Mount Holyoke supports faculty scholarship through research funds, travel support, sabbaticals, and a 2-2 teaching load. The college also invests in faculty across the career span, with resources including a comprehensive faculty mentoring program, a teaching and learning initiative, and a generous retirement plan.

Please submit a letter of application, a CV, an article-length writing sample, a teaching philosophy statement, a research statement, a statement on mentoring a diverse student body, and contact information for three referees. Applications must be received by October 16, 2023. Preliminary interviews will be conducted online or at the AAA meetings in Toronto, with on-campus visits expected in January-February 2024. For more information, please contact Elif Babul at

11/3 -- Interview requested

Farmingdale College: Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology (MEDICAL ANTH) (Due Oct 26)[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology beginning Fall 2024. The faculty at Farmingdale State College has three workload components: teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses alongside other upper-division courses. We are especially interested in applicants who can teach and have research expertise in Indigenous Studies, Caribbean Cultures, and/or Medical Anthropology.  

Faculty at FSC carry a 4-4 teaching load. Thus, the successful candidate must demonstrate an interest and a high level of competence in teaching.  Candidates should also have a research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty and has the potential for peer-reviewed publications and presentations. An established record of scholarship is preferred. Service includes advising students as well as serving on departmental and college-wide committees. All three of these components are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners.


  • Ph.D in Anthropology
  • Expertise in Indigenous Studies, Caribbean Cultures, and/or Medical Anthropology.
  • Experience teaching anthropology at the undergraduate level.
  • Research agenda with potential for external sponsorship and peer-reviewed publications.


  • Experience working with undergraduate students on research projects.
  • Established record of scholarship.

Additional Information: This is a 10-month UUP faculty position.

  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Monday, August 28, 2023, and ending Friday, September 8, 2023, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
  • ANTICIPATED START DATE: September 1, 2024

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.

Trinity College: Assistant Professor of Urban Medical Anthropology (Due October 30)[]

TRINITY COLLEGE (Hartford, Connecticut) and the Department of Anthropology, invite applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, in URBAN MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY focusing on issues related directly or diasporically to the non-Western world. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2024. The successful candidate will be able to attend to the various structural vulnerabilities that emerge in the crossroads of health, race, and economic access in one or more of the following areas: addiction, aging, mental health, nutrition, pollution, climate, reproductive care, and/or violence. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in anthropology by the time of the appointment and have some teaching experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate grounding in cultural anthropology and have a strong background in current theories of medical anthropology and ethnographic methods. Candidates should have ethnographic expertise in some part of the non-Western world and be able to teach engaging, rigorous courses in topics such as Introduction to Medical Anthropology, the Anthropology of Health, or Anthropological Approaches to Global Health. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to teach ANTH 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology annually. Candidates are encouraged to develop new undergraduate courses in their own field of research, as well as community-learning courses. The College has a five-course annual load, which is reduced to four each for the first two years for beginning faculty. The college also offers ample opportunity and support for scholarly research.

Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in anthropology by the time of the appointment and have some teaching experience.

To apply please submit (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching statement describing teaching philosophy, equity in the classroom, awareness of teaching challenges and their possible solutions, the centrality of ethics in teaching, and experience or goals regarding student mentoring; (4) research statement describing research trajectory and goals; (5) two syllabi, one for an introductory survey class on “Medical Anthropology,” and one advanced class in the candidate’s area of specialization; and (6) contact information for at least three individuals who will provide letters of reference. All applications should be submitted on or by October 30, 2023. Questions about this position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Timothy R. Landry. He can be reached at

Cal State San Bernardino: Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, African Diaspora (Due December 15) [Canceled][]


California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified candidates for a tenure track position in the Department of Anthropology specializing in Biological Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2024.

The primary responsibilities of the successful applicant will be to teach undergraduate courses in Anthropology, teach and advise graduate students in the MA in Applied Archaeology program, conduct and publish research, and engage in required service activities. Ongoing research projects with the capacity to involve undergraduate and graduate students are especially desirable.

The successful applicant will focus on the African diaspora from biological, biocultural, or bioarchaeological perspectives. Preferred research specializations include one or more of the following: geographic origins, population genetics, environmental justice, embodied legacies of colonialism and enslavement, biological impacts of structural racism, decolonizing historical processes, critical approaches to race and inequality, and health disparities. The applicant’s preferred geographical focus is the Western Hemisphere.

There is an expectation that the candidate will be qualified to teach the following preexisting GE courses: ANTH 1001 (Introduction to Biological Anthropology) and ANTH 3500 (The Race Concept in Biological Anthropology). Additionally, the candidate should be able to teach our existing required class on human origins (ANTH 3501) and our osteology laboratory course (ANTH 4501L) with minimal preparation. The candidate is also expected to develop one or more courses relating to their research specialization which may be at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.

Formal review of applications will begin December 15th.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments[]

Visiting Assistant Professor, Human Biology, Department of Anthropology, University at Albany[]

The University at Albany (SUNY) seeks to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor (10 Month) for Fall 2024 (August 15, 2024, start date) in the Department of Anthropology with teaching obligations for a large and growing undergraduate major in Human Biology. We seek a biological anthropologist able to teach lab sections for Human Anatomy and Physiology (AANT 316), as well as upper-level courses in Biological Anthropology/Human Biology. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience and research interests that complement existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of three courses per semester. Application review starts immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to develop inclusive and equitable relationships within our diverse campus community.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to support diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and belonging relative to their role.
  • A Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization by 8/15/2024. Candidates who will not hold this degree by this date will not be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biological Anthropology, Biology or other related discipline.
  • Experience in teaching at the undergraduates in Biological Anthropology, Biology or related discipline.
  • Research interests that complement existing departmental strengths.

Please apply using the link: UALBANY HUMAN BIOLOGY VAP 178848

For questions: please contact John Polk at

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Boston University[]

The Boston University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Biological Anthropology, starting September 2024. The position entails teaching 2 courses each semester, covering Methods in Biological Anthropology, Evolution of the Human Diet, Evolution of Life History, and Evolutionary Medicine. The applicant is encouraged to have an active research program and to participate in the academic life of the department, including helping to advise undergraduate and graduate students, attending lectures and symposia, and participating in department colloquia.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. completed by the start date, an active research program and a strong record of teaching excellence. Applications should be received by April 30, 2024.  Please submit a letter of application and separate statements of teaching (no more than 2 pages), research (no more than 2 pages), and diversity (no more than 2 pages), curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, sample syllabi, and the names of three references In the diversity statement, applicants should demonstrate past/current or future contributions to inclusive excellence in research, teaching, and/or outreach. Any queries should be addressed to Prof. Cheryl Knott, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, Boston University, at Applicants are encouraged to contact Prof Knott if they will be attending the AABA meeting in Los Angeles to set up an interview.

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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Anthropology, New York University (Due Dec 15)[]

The Department of Anthropology at New York University is seeking applications for the position of Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor (VCAP). The successful candidate will be a key contributor to the Masters Program in Human Skeletal Biology ( and will teach three courses (12 credits) each semester, including  graduate level Human Osteology lecture lab, and a graduate level course lab on Interpreting the Human Skeleton. Applicants with teaching or research experience in these areas, including Bioarchaeology or Forensic Anthropology, are strongly encouraged to apply. The VCAP will also be expected to teach a large introductory-level course on Human Evolution (Introduction to Biological Anthropology) and may be asked to teach undergraduate Forensic Anthropology (or a course related to their area of expertise).

Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree by the time of appointment. This is a one-year position with the possibility of reappointment for a second year.

The Faculty of Arts & Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here:

Start date: September 1, 2024; pending administrative and budgetary considerations.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $70,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Please direct questions to Shara Bailey ( To apply for this position, submit a cover letter, teaching statement that highlights experience in osteology and discusses past and future efforts to create an inclusive classroom experience, CV, and contact information for three references through Interfolio Review of applications will begin December 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

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Postdoctoral Scholar, Primatology in Anthropogenic Landscapes, San Diego State University (Due Dec 1)[]

The Department of Anthropology at San Diego State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow in primatology. This position is part of a NSF funded project integrating anthropology and statistics to understand how primates adapt to risk and rewards in anthropogenic landscapes. The postdoc would work primarily with the PI, Dr. Erin Riley (SDSU), with extensive collaboration with co-PIs Dr. Henry Scharf (Statistics, University of Arizona), Dr. Amanda Ellwanger (Anthropology, Georgia State University- Perimeter College), and the PI’s Indonesian counterpart, Dr. Ngakan Putu Oka (Forestry, UNHAS). This is a one-year position with the possibility of an additional year of funding. The postdoc would primarily work at Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, focusing on behavioral, ecological, and spatial data collection related to macaque decision making and human-macaque interaction. In addition, the postdoc will help train and lead research assistants in data collection and have a role in the preparation and publication of peer-reviewed publications.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Anthropology, Biology/Zoology, or a related field and: 1) experience collecting behavioral data on free-ranging primates; 2) strong quantitative data analysis skills; 3) experience mentoring diverse students; 4) strong communication and leadership skills, including working as part of a diverse team; and 5) experience working in remote field conditions for extended periods of time.

Candidates should submit: 1) a CV; 2) a brief statement (2 single-spaced pages max) detailing relevant training, background, and research interests/experiences; 3) a writing sample; and 4) the names and contact information for three references. Apply by December 1, 2023 for full consideration. Candidates must be available in January/February 2024 to begin processing permit and visa paperwork. We anticipate a start date of June/July 2024. PhD should be awarded before the start date. The salary range for this position is $5,373.33 - $6,000.00 per month depending on qualifications and is non-negotiable.

More information about Dr. Riley’s research can be found here. The full application can be found here.

2-Year Ross-Lynn Postdoctoral Fellowship in Primate Behavior and Ecology, Purdue University (Due Nov 15)[]

Position Description[]

The Fellow will contribute to ongoing and new research projects in primate behavior and ecology under the supervision of Dr. Stacy Lindshield. Most of the full-time effort will be dedicated to advancing a longitudinal research program on savanna chimpanzees in Senegal and the collaborative HUNTRESS (HUnting, Nutrition, Tool-use, Reproductive Ecology, and meat Sharing in Savanna chimpanzees) project. The HUNTRESS team includes faculty members at Purdue, Texas State University at San Marcos, University of Utah, and Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal. The Fellow will work closely with Dr. Lindshield to submit several external grant proposals, productively contribute to journal publications, and present their research at professional conferences. They will make substantial contributions to a high volume of upcoming publications and propose new projects where they would serve as lead author. The Fellow will allocate their full-time effort to the following activities: 1) data analysis and manuscript preparation for current projects (~50-60%), 2) external grant submissions for current and new projects (~30-40%), and 3) other professional development activities, such as presenting research at conferences, attending training and development workshops, and preparing for the academic job market (~10%). By the end of the two-year appointment, a successful Ross-Lynn Fellow will have added several publications, research presentations, and external grant submissions to their professional portfolio, and will have cultivated their unique research trajectory with supports from the Department of Anthropology at Purdue University.


The Ross-Lynn Postdoctoral Fellow is required to have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field, and a research specialty in primatology or a similar area, such as animal behavior or wildlife ecology. Motivated candidates who have a strong track record of journal article publications, external funding, and experience in quantitative data analysis are especially encouraged to apply. Possessing the ability to write often and skillfully in English, and utilize strong organizational and time management skills flexibly are requirements of this position. Experience with statistical software packages such as R, geospatial software (e.g., ArcGIS), and proficiency in French oral and written communication are preferred. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills, work well in teams, and nurture a diverse and inclusive professional environment. Candidates should have an ability to work in the U.S. without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

The Department, College, and University

The Postdoctoral position is based at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus. Purdue is a leading research institution, member of the AAU, and public serving university with an active, and collegial network of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in residence on our West Lafayette, IN campus. Anthropology Department members are active in publicly engaged scholarship and practice, and collaborate with interdisciplinary programs and centers, including the Purdue Institute for Sustainability, Advanced Methods at Purdue (AMAP), the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, and many others. West Lafayette is an affordable, welcoming community with many opportunities for entertainment, dining, hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities.


The Postdoctoral Fellow will receive a full-time salary of $60,000 per 12-month fiscal year and the position is renewable for a second year. The benefits eligible position includes access to office space, necessary research resources, and an allowance for travel funds to present at conferences.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that describes their interest in the position and relevant skills, and their CV to ( at Purdue University ( Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Anthropology are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom. Letters of reference are not required at the time of application submission. Applications are accepted from September 13-November 15, 2023, or until the position is filled. Applications received after November 15th might not be reviewed. The short-listed candidates will be invited to arrange for two letters of reference to be sent and participate in a video-conference interview wherein the candidate will present their research portfolio and answer a set of standardized interview questions. A background check will be required for employment. Questions about the appointment or application process should be directed to Dr. Stacy Lindshield at

Purdue University is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Scholar — Human Biology and Anthropological Genetics, University of Washington (Due Nov 1)[]

Seattle, WA

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 and in collaboration with Dan Eisenberg, Associate Professor of Anthropology. Ideal applicants will have broad interests in the evolutionary biology of living humans and/or non-human primates. Job duties will be adapted based on the complementary interests and career goals of the Postdoctoral Scholar with Dr. Eisenberg and could include the development of new research directions. The fellow is likely to work on projects investigating telomere biology, genomics, and epigenomics, using data and samples from the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey, chimpanzee samples, and other human and non-human primate cohorts. Other possible projects may relate to studying best practices in biological anthropology and science more broadly. The fellow will be able to gain experience in publishing, laboratory skills, mentoring students, and with grant submissions.

Applicants with appropriate interests who are eligible are strongly encouraged to get in touch with Dr. Eisenberg about also applying for the Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging Training Program (

The position is 100% FTE for 12 months. Benefits such as medical, dental, and retirement are also included (more details at

The base salary range for this position (assuming no previous postdoctoral positions) will be a minimum of $5,568 per month ($66,816/year) per month and a maximum of $6,119 per month ($73,428/year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and priority given to those received by November 1, 2023. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2024, 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, intergenerational plasticity and/or meta-science.
  • 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:

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

Application Instructions: Please submit the following documents via Interfolio:

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

Postdoctoral Scholar — University of California, Davis (Applications reviewed starting March 1)[]

The Integrative Anthropology Lab at the University of California, Davis is looking to recruit a post-doctoral scholar to study ritual and religion among the Mentawai people (Siberut, Indonesia) with a focus on traditions that explain and deal with misfortune. This is a two-year position and partly funded by a grant from the Templeton Religion Trust. Potential research topics include shamanism, witchcraft, beliefs in local spirits, healing ceremonies, hunting magic, funerals, and local models of illness. The scholar will work closely with Prof. Manvir Singh to design and conduct field studies that include both qualitative and quantitative methods. Further details about the Integrative Anthropology Lab can be found at

This is a full-time position with an annual salary beginning at $64,480 plus UC Davis fringe benefits. UC Davis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Applications will be reviewed starting March 1, 2024 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible, although a spring or summer 2024 starting date is preferred.

Mandatory qualifications:

  • PhD in hand at the start of the position
  • Written and verbal scientific communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ethnographic fieldwork experience
  • Willingness to learn foreign languages (Indonesian and/or Mentawai)
  • Research experience studying religion and/or evolutionary social sciences
  • Experience with quantitative data collection and analysis

Submission requirements

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample 1 (preferably a research article)
  • Writing sample 2 (optional)
  • Contact information for 3 references

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Postdoctoral Scholar - Biological Anthropology / Human Biology / Behavioral Ecology; University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Anthropology (Due Nov 1)[]

Location: Chicago, IL (remote or hybrid also possibilities)


The University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL) 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 and in collaboration with Dr. Katie Starkweather, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, on various aspects of the Shodagor Longitudinal Health and Demography Project. The project has collected several years of longitudinal and cross-sectional data on individual and household economics, adult and child nutrition, growth, and health, women’s time allocation, movement patterns associated with different livelihoods, social networks, parental investment, and more. Primary responsibilities for the successful applicant will include data analysis and visualization, database management, and manuscript preparation, and may also include fieldwork and/or teaching, depending on the individual’s preferences. They will gain experience with publishing, grant writing, mentorship, working with different types of data, and possibly teaching and/or fieldwork as well.

Necessary qualifications include:

  • A PhD in Biological Anthropology or a related field
  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills, with an interest in expanding one’s skillset
  • Experience with or willing to learn database management and data visualization

This position is located in Chicago, IL, but remote work is also possible. It is 100% FTE for 12 months. Benefits are included (description found here: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply, please send the following to (1) a CV, (2) a 2-page, single-spaced Cover Letter, describing relevant experience, future goals, and how you see this position helping you achieve those goals, (3) names and contact information for 3 References, and (4) a writing sample. Review of applications will begin immediately, with priority given to those received by November 1st, 2023. The anticipated start date is January 1st, 2024, but either an earlier or later start date is negotiable.

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC (biological anthropology postdoc, review begins Feb 15)[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is accepting applications for a Post-Doctoral Teaching Scholar (non-tenure track) appointment to begin fall 2024. The Teaching Scholar should specialize in biological anthropology with a preference for scholars with training in human skeletal variation or bioarchaeology. The candidate should be able to teach upper division courses such as human osteology, paleopathology, and human variation, and have experience teaching introductory biological anthropology courses. Successful applicants should demonstrate motivation to teach and mentor undergraduate students and show evidence of an ability to publish research in their substantive specialty. The Post-Doctoral Teaching Scholar will be expected to teach two courses each semester and pursue their own research agenda. This is a one year position with the possibility of renewal. Postdoc appointments cannot exceed five years.

Qualifications: Candidate qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in Anthropology by time of employment awarded no more than five years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.

To Apply: All applicants must apply online by going to and reference position  PG191155PD

Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae with contact information for three references and a cover letter that includes a teaching statement.

* This is a separate search from the TT hire in biological anthropology

2/7- applied. did the TT search fail and now they are posting for a postdoc? [No, did not fail, separate funding source]

3/5 - rejection x1

Emory University: Oxford College (Oxford, GA)--Visiting Assistant Professor

Description: Oxford College of Emory University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor or visiting instructor in Biological Anthropology beginning in August 2024. This is a one-year, benefits eligible position with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years based on performance, ongoing curricular need, and budgetary approval. The teaching load will be three courses per semester and will include multiple sections of a course that presents an introduction to evolutionary processes and biological bases of behavior, at least one section of a lab-based course in methods of bioanthropology, and a course elective that can contribute to programs in anthropology and/or behavioral biology (e.g., primate behavior, evolution of social behavior, bioarcheology). We seek candidates to join our vibrant campus who have a commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse population of motivated undergraduates in a residential liberal arts environment.


Required Qualifications:   

  • ABD or a PhD in Anthropology by August 1, 2024
  • Ability to teach to first- and second-year courses to non-majors within liberal arts setting
  • Commitment to undergraduate education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in-person undergraduate courses

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching interests and/or experience excellence (e.g., course syllabi, summaries of teaching evaluations, descriptions of experiences supporting your development as a teacher), and the names and contact information for three references. Please apply via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to: Dr.  Jessica Ham,  

One of Emory University’s four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 975 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree. We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS): Visiting Assistant Professor (review begins in mid-March) [offer made and accepted][]

The Anthropology Program at Kansas State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Biological Anthropology. 9-month position (with the possibility for renewal depending on continued funding, enrollment, etc.) to begin in Manhattan, KS in August 2024.

Teaching responsibilities include five courses per academic year, including a large Introduction to Biological Anthropology (taught in fall and spring), and possibly courses on "Plagues" and/or "Osteology."

The successful candidate will be dedicated to high-quality undergraduate education and have demonstrated ability to engage, inspire, and nurture the intellectual growth of students from a wide variety of backgrounds

Minimum Qualifications: Advanced graduate training in Anthropology, or a related discipline, is required. ABDs will be considered. Evidence of effectiveness, or potential for excellence, in research and teaching is required.

Preferred Qualifications: A PhD in Anthropology, or a related discipline, is preferred.

To apply: Please submit one PDF file with the following elements in this order: 1) a cover letter that highlights teaching and research interests and experience; 2) a curriculum vitae, including contact information for three references; 3) a teaching portfolio that includes a brief statement of teaching philosophy, 1-3 sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a tabulation of teaching evaluations, peer reviews of teaching, etcetera).

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by March 17th. Please direct any questions to Jessica Falcone at

University of Alaska Fairbanks: Term (Visiting) Assistant Professor of Anthropology (rev begin 5/01)[]

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Anthropology invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Bioanthropology. Applicants must have training in biological anthropology and independent research experience on a specific question within biological anthropology. Expertise in dental anthropology, human biological variation, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, human osteology and pathology, or paleogenetics is a plus, but all research foci will be included.

Candidates shall demonstrate excellence in teaching. The teaching load and duties specifically may include a lower division, four-field, introduction to anthropology course (ANTH F101), introduction to biological anthropology (ANTH F221), human osteology (ANTH 422/622, analytical techniques (ANTH 426/626), anthropology and race (ANTH F225), human biological variation (ANTH F315), other established lower and upper division/graduate courses as needed, and courses in area of specialization. The successful candidate must hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught and develop and modify curriculum for distance delivery and other teaching modalities.

Service duties include: departmental service advising students and other duties as needed, possible university committee service, external professional service (e.g., serving as an academic editor, reviewing papers and grants, serving on grant panels).

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Anthropology with a specialization in Biological Anthropology (Dental Anthropology, Human Variation, Paleogenetics, Forensic Anthropology, or Bioarchaeology preferred but all considered) at time of appointment required.

Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses.

Expertise and experience in bioanthropology research.

Position Details:

This position is located on the UA campus in Fairbanks. This is a full-time, non tenure track assistant professor position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

Applications for this position will be accepted for review on 05/01/2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard Time on 04/30/2024.

Please submit:

  1. Cover Letter addressing training and research interests
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Philosophy of teaching including courses taught or prepared, online teaching experience, and approach to course delivery and mentoring (two pages)
  4. Teaching evaluations or sample syllabi or teaching materials
  5. Graduate Transcripts (unofficial OK)
  6. Names of three professional references with phone and email contact information

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Term Position: This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Posted by Department Chair, please contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Ben Potter at with questions.

Discussion / Rumors / Speculation[]

Wow, the job market is bleak this year! This is the worst I've seen in the last ten years in terms of number of positions, especially at R1s.

Yeah, it's really not looking great, is it?

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