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Welcome! This page has been created to reflect the 2015-16 academic year job search.

  • NOTE: Please post only jobs that begin in 2016 on this page.

NEW PAGE for 2017 jobs: Biological Anthropology 2016-2017

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

Arizona State University (AZ) - Honors/Open Field/Open Rank (Renewable/Non TT) - Deadline Feb 4, 2016[]

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University invites applications for a renewable multi-year position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits.

The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.

Arizona State University as an institution is committed to accessibility and excellence. Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of their high school class.

We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2016; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.

Qualifications: A PhD in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address the diversity of our student population and seek a diverse candidate pool.

Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first semester of The Human Event (HON 171), and a schedule of readings for that course. Further information on this course can be found at Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at

  • Application review will begin at 5:00pm on February 4, 2016.

Arizona State University (AZ) - Asst. Professor - Evolutionary Social Science - Deadline: 15 Nov 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University invites applications for an assistant professor to join our world-leading program in evolutionary social science. We seek applicants with exceptional scholarly potential for advancing our understanding of human uniqueness, most especially those with ethnographic or genetic expertise. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, or related field by the time the appointment starts, a strong record of research on the interactions between human biology and culture that is grounded in evolutionary theory, and potential for achieving high levels of research productivity and impact. Specific research topic, approach, methods, and region are open, and the candidate’s program of research may be focused in deep or more recent times, including with contemporary societies. Anticipated start date is August 2016.

Additional desired qualifications include evidence of success in obtaining external funding, classroom and online teaching experience, experience mentoring and supporting students, collaborative experiences with an interdisciplinary research team, and capacity to cross-teach and mentor students in anthropology and other programs offered across the School such as global health, applied mathematics, or environmental social science, and specific expertise in ethnographic fieldwork, field or laboratory studies in genetics and/or human behavior.

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

  • Application deadline is November 15, 2015. If not filled, reviews will occur every week and thereafter until the search is closed. Applicants must apply online at and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your cover letter to Professor Robert Boyd, Evolutionary Anthropology Search Committee Chair. A background check is required for employment.
  • Request for additional materials (11/20)
  • Short-list candidates invited to visit ASU (1/23)
  • Offer made and accepted

Ball State University (IN) - Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology - Deadline: open until filled (posted 10/15/15) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[]

Tenure track faculty position available August 19, 2016. Responsibilities: teach courses relevant to research area and a range of undergraduate and graduate biological anthropology courses, guidance of graduate student M.A. theses, research, and service.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of official transcript of highest degree earned, and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Ronald Hicks, Biological Anthropologist Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306 or (

The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology by August 19, 2016 with a specialization in biological anthropology focusing on human health, nutrition, and the environment, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and active research and publishing; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. Preferred qualifications: experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: human nutritional ecology, gender and health, providing applied, student-centered field experiences in the local community; history of grant development; research interests complementing those of the other members of the department, allowing for collaborative projects. Collaboration with faculty of the university’s new College of Health would also be encouraged.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Request for additional materials 11/9 (x2)
  • Request for on campus interview 12/15

Baylor University (TX) - Biological or Cultural Anthropologist - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2015 - Video interview stage[]

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris

Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position in the Department of Anthropology TRACKING ID#: BQ # 34334. We seek a biological or cultural anthropologist at the level of assistant or associate professor with research and teaching interests that would support our developing program emphasis on health and human biology.  Department website at

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment, a record of relevant publications, and evidence of strong potential for external support of research.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties include teaching of courses such as an introductory course, an intermediate core course in cultural or biological anthropology and advanced undergraduate courses in the applicant’s area of specialization. Advanced courses would be expected to support the developing program emphasis in human biology and human health, and an approach that integrates cultural and biological anthropology is favored.  An active research agenda with a quest for external funding and robust publication is expected, combined with collegial service to the department and the university.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application and current curriculum vitae. The letter should highlight how the candidate’s background relates to the department’s development of an integrative cultural and biological focus on human health, and human biology and should provide a thoughtful overview of the candidate's research agenda including plans for the future. The CV should include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Semifinalists will be asked to request three letters of recommendation and to provide official transcripts of their doctoral degree work later in the process.  Submit to: Garrett Cook, Search Committee Chair, Baylor University Anthropology Department, One Bear Place # 97173, Waco, Texas 76798-97173.

Materials or questions may be submitted electronically to:

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 9/25/2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 10/30/2015.
  • Just a note based on information from a colleague who was in a different department at Baylor--not only do they consider religion as a selection criteria, it is important in tenure decisions as well (i.e. administration looks at your 'religious service').
  • Check out the long thread regarding this on last year's post (2014-2015), if it is still avilable. (see Archaeology Jobs 2014-2015)
  • Letters Requested 12/2/2015
  • Any news/updates regarding campus visits? (1/20/16)
  • Campus visits occurring

Boston University (MA) - Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology invites applications from biological anthropologists for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2016. The department encourages applicants with a research concentration in paleo anthropology or the functional and comparative morphology of humans and other primates, who can augment and complement the program's strengths in human and primate biology.


  • Applications should be received before November 1, 2015 to ensure full consideration. Please submit a letter of application (including statement of research and teaching), curriculum vitae, and names of three references to and address any queries to Prof. Cheryl Knott, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, Boston University, at .
  • Question 10/08/15: It isn't clear from this language whether they want a cover letter that includes research and teaching information, or whether they want a letter plus two separate statements (teaching and research).  Any ideas?
  • I read this as statement of research and teaching included in the cover letter.
  • I also read it as research and teaching included in cover letter, however the application page on has a separate upload for teaching and research, so it seems they want separate statements. 
  • 10/21/15 recieved clarification from dept that they want seperate, stand-alone statements for research and teaching.
  • 11/10/15: Request for letters and additional materials (x5)
  • 01/12/16: Invitation for campus visit/interview (x2)
  • 08/01/2016: Offer accepted 

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Geography and Anthropology in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position in biological anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2016. Candidates specializing in bioarchaeology are especially encouraged to apply. Regional area of focus in Latin America or Asia is preferred.

The Position: The faculty member will teach undergraduate classes in biological anthropology, primatology, health systems, human evolution and diversity, and/or forensic anthropology. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in involving undergraduates in research and/or field activity, an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and enthusiasm for a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach to education, and a commitment to service. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology with a focus on biological anthropology or closely related field from an accredited university by September 1, 2016; Evidence of university teaching experience (please send teaching evaluations if available); Evidence of ability to work with and mentor a diverse student population (e.g., advising, student club involvement, independent study supervision); Evidence of scholarly potential (e.g., publications, conference presentations, grant development); Ability to teach courses in biological anthropology and area of specialization.

  • The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 1, 2015. Early response is encouraged. An online application process will be used. To access the application and information about the position please visit:
  • Can anyone clarify the request for "recent" letters of recommendation? I had interpreted this to mean that no new letters needed to be written and my letter writers could submit letters from last season.Now it appears that is not the case. Anyone else trying to figure this out?
  • Any news on this? 11/16
  • Request to fill out additional HR forms (background check approval) on Nov 13.-Received similar request on Oct 22
  • Invitation to campus interview (11/24)
  • Any others offered a campus interview?? (question posted Nov 30).
  • Not here, seems really early for this. No phone/skype interviews?
  • Campus interview scheduled for early January
  • Any news?
  • Offer accepted.

Central Washington University (WA) - Primatologist - Anthropology - Deadline: 2 Nov. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

Posting number: P001576

Job Summary: The new faculty member will participate in the interdisciplinary Primate Behavior and Ecology program (graduate and undergraduate degrees). He or she will also be responsible for continuing several aspects of the anthropology curriculum such as graduate and undergraduate classes in primatology, General Education classes in introductory-level biological anthropology, and primatology internship supervision based at field sites, zoos, sanctuaries, and/or other settings.

Required Qualifications: Awarded PhD in Anthropology or related field, with post-secondary coursework in anthropology documented on transcripts; Evidence on CV of research, teaching, and/or training in primatology; Prior teaching of at least one course as instructor of record; Evidence on CV of active research in primatology in last 5 years, as evidenced by publications, grants, and/or fieldwork.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching documented on student evaluations and/or peer evaluations of instruction; Well-articulated teaching philosophy; Past experience teaching introduction to biological anthropology or its equivalent Past experience teaching courses on primatology, evolution, and culture; Past experience developing and/or supervising internships; Research focus on primate conservation, including ethnoprimatology documented on CV; Well-articulated commitment to working in a four-field anthropology department; Other relevant experiences or qualifications documented on CV.

Anticipated Start Date: 09/16/2016

  • 11/19--Request for additional materials, references, and phone interview
  • 01/11/2016-Request for campus interview

Central Washington University (WA) - Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropologist - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2015 - OFFER MADE[]

Posting number: P001612

The new faculty member will be responsible for continuing several aspects of the anthropology curriculum, such as teaching undergraduate classes in biological anthropology at the introductory level, forensic anthropology, human osteology, and human evolution. S/he will lead the interdisciplinary Forensics Certificate program, and participate on thesis committees in the Cultural and Environmental Resource Management and/or Primate Behavior Masters programs. Applicants must describe their research in forensic anthropology and how students could be incorporated into it, and demonstrate commitment to working in a four-field anthropology department.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand in Anthropology, with an emphasis on biological anthropology; Expertise in forensic anthropology and human osteology demonstrated through coursework, scholarship and/or teaching; Prior teaching of at least one course as sole instructor. Active research in forensic anthropology in the past 5 years, as evidenced by publications, grants, and/or fieldwork.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching (based on student evaluations and/or peer teaching reviews); Well articulated teaching philosophy; Ability to teach introductory biological anthropology (Anth 110, 110Lab) and human evolution (based on prior teaching experience, research experience, and/or coursework); Ability to teach forensic anthropology and human osteology (based on prior teaching experience, research experience, and/or coursework); Ability to teach interdisciplinary forensic science (based on prior teaching experience, research experience, and/or coursework); Ability to develop, grow, and supervise our interdisciplinary Forensics certificate (based on prior experience and/or description in application).

  • Screening date: 11/16/2015
  • Link to Apply:
  • Additional materials requested (12/11) x3
  • Semi-finalists contact 1/12
  • Phone Interview
  • Invitation for campus interview (1/29)
  • Credible source says an offer was made

Cornell University - Assistant Professor - Bioarchaeology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[]

he Department of Anthropology at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position focused in bioarchaeology. We construe bioarchaeology broadly to include a range of approaches to understanding the human body in its material setting both historically and theoretically. The ideal candidate will help to strengthen links among departmental research interests in archaeology, biological anthropology, and medical anthropology. We seek candidates who ground their biological interests in archaeological field work and whose research involves a concern with archaeological context, innovative approaches to theoretical interpretation, and sensitivity to the ethics of practice. Although we have a particular interest in applications from candidates conducting research in Latin America (including the Caribbean) and Asia, geographic area of expertise is open.

For the full listing and to submit an application, please visit the posting on Academic Jobs Online.

Any news on this? 12/8

  • Nothing here (12/8)
  • Additional material and letters requested (12/11) x3
  • Very kind rejection letter (2/1)
  • Campus interview schedule (2/2)

Florida Atlantic University (FL) - Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 10 Jan. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in biological anthropology at the Assistant Professor level starting August 2016. Research specialization is open, but we are seeking a candidate with expertise in paleoanthropology, human osteology, human variation/evolution, bioarchaeology, or forensic anthropology. Potential linkages to multidisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary research efforts are welcomed. A Ph.D. in anthropology is required at time of appointment. The successful candidate must be committed to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring as well as demonstrate research potential and a commitment to generating grants and external funding.

Applications must be submitted online at (posting no. 990243) and include an application letter, CV, names/contact info for three references, and supporting materials (e.g., publication samples, teaching materials). If needed, large documents can be sent to: Search Committee, Dept. of Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, SO 171, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

  • - Anyone know what the teaching load is? Some googling suggested either 3-2 or 2-2.
  • ^3-2
  • Any update on this (1/24)?  <--- closing date was only two weeks ago; might be a while before updates
  • Request for skype interview (2/1) (x2)
  • Request for campus interview (X2)
  • Does anyone know if an offer has been made yet?(3/28) <---Fairly certain one has (3/28)
  • Was this a new line or a replacement? Douglas Broadfield used to be a faculty member - did he leave? <-- replacement; I was told he took a job elsewhere.
  • Offer accepted. Meredith Ellis PhD 2014 Syracuse University. Leaving adjunct positions with the Maxwell School and the Forensic Sciences program both at Syracuse University.

Harvard University (MA) - Tenured Professorship in Human Evolutionary Biology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015[]

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks to appoint a tenured professor in the field of human evolutionary biology. We are interested in candidates who address any aspect of humans from an evolutionary perspective, and who complement and add to the strengths of the department and other affiliated departments at Harvard including Anthropology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Psychology, as well as the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

The appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2016.

The professor will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Please submit your materials through the ARIeS portal at

  • Candidates are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2015; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - Physical Anthropology - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Geography and Anthropology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology position in physical anthropology to begin August 2016. We seek a physical anthropologist who works with living populations; geographic specialization is open. Research foci should complement current departmental strengths, but may include human biology, human adaptation, growth and development, nutrition or medical anthropology. In addition to teaching general introductory undergraduate anthropology courses and human origins, the successful applicant will be expected to develop courses in her/his areas of expertise and teach the equivalent of a 3/3 load. Scholarly research and professional service will also be required.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications): Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology, or related discipline, at the time of employment, or the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in ability, training, and/or experience. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and engagement is expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Application Deadline Date: 10/16/2015.
  • Phone interview request 10/28 (x1)
  • Invitation for campus interview
  • Offer made and accepted

MacEwan University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropology & Biological Sciences joint appointment - Deadline: 01 Jan. 2016[]

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences invites applications for an interdisciplinary (Anthropology and Biological Sciences) full-time probationary appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2016, subject to final budgetary approval.

Candidates must have expertise in one or more areas within biological anthropology and biology; however, priority will be given to applicants specializing in anthropological genetics. The successful candidate will teach a range of junior and senior courses in each discipline, including Human Variation and Adaptation (Anthropology) and Principles of Genetics (Biology), as well as develop and deliver a third year population genetics course for Biological Sciences that incorporates examples from a range of organisms.

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

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Shahid Islam, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science, at and/or Dr. Ross Shaw, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, at  Full details may be found here:

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

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

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

Mississippi State University - TT Asst. Professor - Bioarchaeology with capabilities in Forensic Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures (AMEC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in biological anthropology, with a specialization in bioarchaeology and capabilities in forensic anthropology, beginning August 16th 2016. The preferred candidate will have a regional focus in the Southeastern U.S. and/or the eastern Mediterranean. AMEC is a dynamic, growing department offering an anthropology major and Middle Eastern studies minor, with an applied anthropology MA program including a bioarchaeology track. AMEC is housed within the Cobb Institute of Archaeology, and the successful candidate will be a Senior Research Associate in the Cobb. A strong, active research agenda with the potential for involving graduate students is crucial to this position. The successful candidate will contribute to our track in applied archaeology, as well as our biological anthropology subfield, and must demonstrate a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Interest in developing a bioarchaeology field school would be beneficial. The position carries a 2:3 teaching load and a nationally competitive salary.

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

Basic qualifications: Applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Anthropology or closely related field. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 15th 2016. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong research activity and an excellent record of teaching.

Position available: August 16th 2016, with academic year beginning Fall 2016.

To apply: Applicants must complete the online Personal Demographic Data Information Form at (reference PARF 9231). Send the following materials, as PDF files only, to the Search Committee Chair, Molly Zuckerman ( The following materials are required for the application to be considered complete: Letter of application, which should address the candidate’s current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy; Curriculum vitae; Names of three references willing to write a letter of recommendation if solicited.

  • Closing date: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than August 15th 2016.
  • Also posted at Archaeology Jobs 2015-2016
  • 10/30 - Request for preliminary skype interview received via email. (x3)
  • 12/1 - Campus interviews scheduled

Rollins College (FL) - Medical (and Biological) Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[]

The Department of Anthropology at Rollins College has an opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology position beginning in August 2016. We seek those whose area of research expertise is medical anthropology. Applicants with additional expertise in biological anthropology are welcome to apply. You must be committed to excellent undergraduate teaching, as well as to the liberal arts, and interested in maintaining an active program of research and publication.

The position requires teaching three courses per semester, and you must be able to teach courses on epidemiology, public health, and global health, among others. Applicants should also be willing to help build Rollins growing Global Health program.

We seek applicants who share our commitment to community engagement and who can integrate it into their teaching and scholarship and create field opportunities for students. While geographical area of specialization is open, applicants whose research interests are in Africa or Asia are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have PhD in hand by June 1, 2016. Teaching experience is preferred.

Interested candidates for this position must apply online through Rollins' employment website at and submit the following: (1) cover letter, including a statement of teaching philosophy and interest in a career at liberal arts institution; (2) curriculum vita; (3) contact information for three references.

  • All applications must be submitted by October 1, 2015. Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Apply link:
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2015-2016
  • (Per Cultural Anthropology Wiki) Request for syllabus and invitation to interview at AAA (10/26)
  • Campus interviews underway (1/21)

Rutgers University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor in Archaeology (Old World Prehistory) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015[]

The Department of Anthropology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a tenure-track professor in Archaeology (Old World Prehistory) to start in Fall 2016, subject to the availability of funding. Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses during the regular academic year and to maintain an active research program in their specialized field. Ongoing and active membership of a research team is a desirable feature as is an enthusiastic and innovative approach to teaching.  Preference will be given to candidates who are capable of contributing to Rutgers' program in Evolutionary Anthropology.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and creative scholarship.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a cover letter that includes a statement about teaching, research and future interests. In addition they should include the names of three referees. Materials should be sent electronically  through Interfolio  If you have any questions please contact Jovani Reaves, Administrator at Anthropology Department (

  • Review of applications will begin December 1.

San Diego State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2015 - OFFER MADE[]

The Department of Anthropology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, beginning Fall 2016.

Candidates should have teaching experience and an active research program in biocultural approaches to human biology. Potential areas of specialization include, but are not limited to: developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), life history and nutrition, the microbiome, human plasticity (developmental plasticity, neuroplasticity, epigenetics), human sexuality and reproduction, and human adaptability. We are particularly interested in individuals who conduct field-based, interdisciplinary research integrating biological data within an ecological and social context. The successful applicant will show a strong record of research, publication, and the potential to obtain external funding. Geographic area is open.

Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses as required by the department, develop courses within their own areas of specialization, and mentor M.A. students. Our department strongly encourages a four-field approach to anthropology and the engagement of undergraduate and graduate students in on-going research. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of appointment.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus diversity includes race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in, and commitment to, teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

  • Request for additional materials 10/8 (x4)
  • E-mail rejection 10/8 (x2)
  • Any news?
  • Shortlisted 11/4
  • ^^ does this mean invitations for interviews have been sent out? Or just more requests for additional materials? Can you clarify as both can indicate being shortlisted.
  • ^Invitation to interview
  • Offer was made

Santa Clara University (CA) - Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic institution, invites applications for a Biological Anthropologist, to be appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor beginning in September 2016. The department seeks applicants who are theoretically grounded and empirically engaged in biological anthropology.The successful applicant will teach Introduction to Biological Anthropology (lecture and lab), Evolutionary Medicine, Human Health & Nutrition, Human Sexuality, and possibly other related courses. Research areas that emphasize a biocultural approach to subjects within this range of topics are preferred.

  • Invitation to Phone/Conference interview (11/12) (x3)
  • Very kind rejection email (11/16) x 2
  • Campus interview scheduled (12/10)
  • Any idea what's going on with this one? They just posted a limited term lecturer position with almost the same description.
  • Offer made and accepted.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Bioarchaeology, Skeletal Biology and/or Forensic Anthropology - Deadline: Oct. 2015 - OFFER MADE[]

The position is for a tenure-track assistant professor in an undergraduate anthropology program with specialization in bioarchaeology, skeletal biology and/or forensic anthropology. The candidate will contribute to archeology and forensic sciences curricula, field courses, and interdisciplinary graduate programs as appropriate. Expectations of quality undergraduate teaching and mentorship, research and service.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. required at the time of employment, beginning August 2016. Persons who have not completed all degree requirements by the beginning of the contract period may be considered for a one- year term interim appoin tment at the rank of instructor.

Terms of Appointment: Academic, nine-month, continuing, tenure-track position beginning August 16, 2016, 100%.

Application Process: Candidates must submit a letter of application, resume, transcript, and references to: Chair, Department of Anthropology, Box 1451, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL 62026

  • Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin in October 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Any update on this? (11/17)
  • Invitation for phone interview (12/11) x2
  • Invitation for campus interview (1/29)
  • Offer made

Southern Methodist University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (Archaeology) - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The SMU Department of Anthropology invites nominations and applications to fill a tenure-track appointment in biological anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2016. We seek a creative and innovative biological anthropologist whose research interests are in biomolecular archeology, and who is looking for an opportunity to be involved in a dynamic interdisciplinary program in Anthropology. We are particularly interested in candidates with technical skills that include an expertise in analyzing aDNA, proteins and lipids. Candidates must have an established field and laboratory program, demonstrated excellence in obtaining external funding and experience in multidisciplinary and collaborative research, a strong publication record, and evidence for outstanding teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Geographical area is open, but scholars working in areas that complement departmental strengths will be preferred. The candidate is expected to develop graduate and undergraduate courses that enhance the Department’s offerings and articulate with the new Interdisciplinary Institute. While an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor tenure track is anticipated, extraordinary candidates at all levels will be considered.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology, demonstrated expertise in teaching undergraduate courses in archaeology and graduate courses in the applicants field or specialty, demonstrated ability to generate external funding for research projects and a strong record of scholarship.

Application: Applications may be submitted electronically (pdf format preferred) or by letter, and should include a curriculum vitae, a statement on how the applicant’s research and teaching interests fulfill the parameters of the position and complement the strengths of the Anthropology faculty at SMU, and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to: Dr. David J. Meltzer, Chair of the Biological Anthropology Search Committee, Southern Methodist University, Department of Anthropology. PO Box 750336 Dallas, TX 75275, Please cc all application materials to Pamela Hogan,

  • To ensure full consideration, the application must be received by November 9, 2015, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. A review of applicants will begin November 10, 2015. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled.
  • Any news here? (11/24)
  • Campus Interviews scheduled (12.15.15)
  • Rejection email (12/16)
  • OFFER ACCEPTED: K. Ann Horsburgh, PhD Stanford (2008), moving from VAP at SMU

SUNY Oneonta (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in Biocultural Anthropology - Deadline Dec 15, 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Biocultural Anthropology beginning Fall 2016. Expectations include teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development. SUNY Oneonta is a comprehensive, public, liberal arts and sciences college. The College sits at #9 on the 2016 list of "Top Public Regional Universities" in the North published by U.S. News & World Report, and is ranked #175 in the Northeast on the Forbes magazine list of "America's Top Colleges." The Department of Anthropology will have six full-time anthropologists, offering major and minor programs in Anthropology and a major in Human Biology. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit or Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

  • Note that letters of reference are solicited when the application is submitted.
  • Applications are sent directly for review to the department.
  • [Job posted 17 Nov. 2015]
  • Contacted for phone interview 1/4 (x3)
  • Invited for campus interview 1/18 (x2)
  • Offer accepted

University of Alabama (AL) - Assistant Professor in Biocultural Anthropology - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[]

The Department of Anthropology of The University of Alabama invites applications for an entry level tenure-track position in biocultural anthropology, to begin August, 2016. The PhD is required at the time of appointment. The geographic area of interest is open, although we prefer a candidate with ethnographic fieldwork experience in Latin America or Africa. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s undergraduate program; direct graduate-level field research; chair MA theses and PhD dissertations; and, initiate and continue an active program of funded research. The proposed faculty hire will strengthen the department’s research emphasis in “Biocultural Medical Anthropology.” We seek a candidate with research interests within, but not limited to, the following areas: biocultural determinants of health; cognitive anthropology and cultural neuroscience; environment and food systems; culture theory; or, other relevant foci of biocultural research.

To apply, go to and complete the online application. Upload (1) a letter of application (outlining research interests, plans and relevant experience) including the names of and contact information for three references; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) examples of manuscripts (for submission as publications) and/or published articles and (4) teaching evaluations (if available). Chair of search committee: Dr. William W. Dressler (, phone: 205-348-5947) Department of Anthropology, Box 870210, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0210.

  • Review of applications will begin November 16, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

University at Albany (SUNY) - Open Rank - Physical/Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015 - REFERENCE LETTERS REQUESTED[]

The Department of Anthropology of the University at Albany (SUNY) is seeking applications for a faculty position at open rank in Physical/Biological Anthropology. Research area is open, but candidates working within the context of evolutionary theory, including on modern humans, are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be able to teach classes relevant to a large and growing major in Health Sciences and Human Biology, specifically Introduction to Human Evolution and upper-level courses, as well as graduate classes in biological anthropology. The position entails a competitive salary and start-up package commensurate with rank.

Requirements: The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. At the Assistant Professor level, preferred candidates will have a strong record of scholarship and show promise as independent, extramurally funded investigators. At the Associate and Professor levels, preferred candidates will have demonstrated a significant and continued trajectory of publications and external funding. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population.

To be considered for the rank of Professor or Associate Professor applicants must demonstrate in their application a significant and continued trajectory of publications and external funding. It is not necessary to demonstrate external funding for rank of Assistant Professor.

Start date: September 1, 2016

  •  10/30-Nope. Either I am rejected or they are still thinking... (x7)
  • 11/12 -- Heard from a referee that a letter was requested (x3)
  • 11/12-Noticed that my job status on their website has changed from open to closed (x2)
  • ^^ noticed the same, however I think that means that the job posting itself is closed; as in they are no longer accepting applications; could be mistaken, however.
  • 12/28 -- job is reposted on AAA career website with a Feb/15 deadline.
  • 12/30--the AAA ad is for Asst Prof level and focusing on biomechanics--i read that as a new job advert, not a relisting of this one...not sure.
  • Agree it seems to be a new / different position. Now posted below [1/2/16]

University at Albany (SUNY) - TT Asst. Professor - Physical/Biological Anthropology (Human Biomechanics and/or Work Physiology) - Deadline: 23 Feb. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology of the University at Albany (SUNY) is seeking applications for a tenure track assistant professor in Physical/Biological Anthropology. Research area should focus on human biomechanics and/or work physiology. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate Human Biomechanics/Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology for a large and growing major in Health Sciences and Human Biology, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate classes in Biological Anthropology. The position entails a competitive salary and start-up package.

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

Additional Information: Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Professor, salary competitive and commensurate with rank.

Federal regulations require notice to all prospective employees with information on crimes that occurred on campus. Please refer to the following website for complete details:

You may apply online via

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit the following: Cover letter, CV, List of three references.

  • A review of applications will begin on February 15, 2016 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
  • The deadline has been extended (I'm on the search committee).  Please submit applications by Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in order to receive full consideration for the position.  The link for applying to the position has been moved here:
  • Letters Requested (2/26/2016) x3
  • Offer made and accepted (7/8/2016)

University of California, Davis (CA) - Assistant Professor in Anthropology - Molecular Anthropology - Deadline: October 30, 2015 - OFFER MADE[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Molecular Anthropology. Ph.D. must be completed by the first day of courses (September 2016). This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications.

We seek applicants with a strong commitment to original research and scientific publication on using genetic and genomic data to illuminate human or non-human primate evolution (phylogeny, demography, adaptation), with a background in bioinformatics, molecular biology, and/or population genetics. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers.

The position is a nine-month appointment within the Department of Anthropology. The proposed start date is July 1, 2016. Teaching duties will be four courses per academic year (quarter system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level. Courses will include an introduction to Human Evolutionary Biology, an advanced undergraduate course in Anthropological Genetics, and a graduate seminar. The candidate will develop additional classes, perform undergraduate and graduate advising, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Anthropology are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus environment that supports equality and diversity.

Applicants should submit: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter that outlines completed research, current research program, and teaching experience; (3) copies of up to three publications; and (4) the names and addresses of three referees. Applications must be submitted online to:

  • For full consideration, applications should be complete by October 30, 2015. The position is open until filled.

Additional materials requested (12 Nov): 3 letters, fit with Evolutionary Wing, teaching and research statements

  • Additional over and above the 3 papers they asked for in the application?
  • My request was for recommendation letters and more information about research and teachin
  • Campus interviews concluded
  • Offer made

University of California, Santa Barbara (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Scientific Ecological Anthropologist - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - OFFER MADE[]

The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Integrative Anthropological Sciences (IAS), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2016. We seek a social scientist specializing in any area of scientific ecological anthropology, such as human ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary ecology, anthropology of living foragers, farmers or pastoralists, cooperation and common pool resources, indigenous resource management, cultural transmission, ethnobiology, subsistence economics, reproductive ecology, evolutionary demography, nutritional ecology, life history theory, behavioral endocrinology, ecological genetics, and social epidemiology. Other topical approaches are open, but research program must be theoretically rigorous, empirical and scientific in orientation, and should complement and integrate effectively with existing faculty expertise and perspectives to help bolster the mission of the IAS Unit (see Department website: Integration with Broom Center for Demography is also preferable. Strong fieldwork and/or lab component is preferable. Geographical area of specialization is open, but interests in Oceania, Asia, Africa or Latin America are preferable, as is a comparative orientation. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach lower-division introductory courses in ecological and/or biocultural anthropology and upper-division courses related to the anthropologist’s areas of specialization. The ability to direct graduate students and to advance a departmental focus on ecological research are critical requirements. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Please apply and submit via (1) a statement detailing past and current research experience, (2) a five-year research plan, (3) a statement on teaching experience, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) three reference letters, and (6) three representative publications. Please direct any questions to Professor Michael Gurven, Chair, IAS Search Committee, at

  • For primary consideration submit application and materials on or before October 15, 2015.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2015-2016
  • There will be a short turnaround for applicants. Interviews will be held in November or December
  • Any updates on this? Almost November, so will the interviews be pushed back or will the candidates be expected to interview on short notice?
  • [CAMPUS INTERVIEW posted in header ~12/12]
  • Offer made

University of California, Santa Cruz (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Biological/Physical Anthropology - Deadline: EXT to 15 Oct. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biological/Physical Anthropology, at the assistant professor level beginning July 1, 2016. The department prefers scholars focusing on human ecology, whose work speaks to our interests in human diet, health, and disease in pre-historic, historic, and contemporary populations, as well as the longue durée of human migration and environmental change and adaptation. A researcher specializing in modern methodological and technological approaches to these questions e.g. with a research focus on bone stable isotopes, trace elements, proteomics or microbiome genomics would be a particularly good fit for our department and the UCSC research community. We especially want to encourage individuals to apply that are willing to contribute to the interdisciplinary dialog between the anthropological subfields and other disciplines found on campus.

Active research projects with the potential for involving graduate students would be crucial to this position. The successful candidate will contribute to our emerging biological anthropology subfield and must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. 

  • To the above poster: is there verification of an extended deadline anywhere officially?
  • Suggests the current pool of applicants were unimpressive
  • yes, extended deadline confirmed on UCSC Recruit
  • Any news?
  • --none here
  • Letters requested 11/12
  • Campus interviews are being scheduled 12/17
  • Any update? (3/4)
  • Offer made and accepted

University of Central Arkansas (AR) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2015[]

The University of Central Arkansas Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching, research and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is tenure track and a nine-month appointment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities: Teach a range of lower and upper-division courses across multiple subfields of anthropology, including courses in Native American cultures, biological anthropology, archaeology, and anthropological theory. Take an active role in advising students within the department’s new major in anthropology. Develop and supervise experiential learning opportunities, including lab-based exercises and off-campus field trips. In addition to excellence in undergraduate teaching, faculty must maintain appropriate levels of scholarship and service to the department and university.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Broad-based knowledge of and training in anthropology with a commitment to undergraduate teaching. Specialty areas and interests should include direct research or field experience in Arkansas and/or the region that can be built upon to engage anthropology majors in locally and regionally focused projects. At least two years of recent full-time university teaching across multiple subfields in anthropology. Demonstrated experience in planning and leading hands-on learning experiences for undergraduates. Documented willingness to advise and mentor students. Ability to maintain university service and scholarship obligations.

Apply at:

  • Deadline: 11/30/2015.
  • Be advised: Upon submission of materials, the application system generates automatic requests for letters of recommendation to letter writers.

University of Colorado, Denver (CO) - TT Assistant Professor in Health and Behavioral Sciences - Deadline: 11 Oct 2015[]

The Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2016. The area of expertise is open to health, broadly defined, and we particularly encourage applications from individuals who conduct research and teach in the areas of environmental health, health policy, biomarkers, decision-making, and health economics. The program is especially interested in individuals who fit with the Department’s interdisciplinary focus on the application of social, behavioral, and natural science theory and methods to social and biological aspects of population health in national and/or global contexts. The successful candidate will join a faculty active in research, grant-writing, and teaching in a program with a graduate (Ph.D.) degree and undergraduate major in public health (B.A./B.S.). The position is a 9-month appointment with a 4-course per academic year teaching expectation in the department’s Ph.D. and undergraduate programs.

Additional details about the department can be found at

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at, refer to job posting F02860.

  • Review of applications begins October 11, 2015, and continues until the position is filled.
  • Email rejection 10/23 (x1)
  • ^ x3 11/16

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE) - Assoc. or Full Professor - Director of Forensic Science - Deadline: 15 January 2016[]

Develop a high-impact teaching and research program that is recognized nationally and internationally in Forensic Science, which contributes to the organizational missions (e.g., College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources – CASNR and Agricultural Research Division – ARD). The incumbent will be expected to average 0.55 FTE as determined by theCASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines. The incumbent is expected to teach courses in the area of Forensic Science (Introduction to Forensic Science, Forensic DNA, and a capstone course) and contribute to undergraduate advising, student retention and learning outcomes assessment. Specific course assignments will be determined by the Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and may be changed over time based on academic program need. Research will be in a forensically relevant life science discipline.

Seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with educational programming and research groups. Connect with stakeholders, agency and/or industry partners to strengthen educational programming/research. Effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for teaching programming/research. Mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities. Translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools. Identify issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance. Measure the impact of your programs and communicate results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media. Mentor colleagues through their professional development.

Serve as the Director for the Forensic Science Program in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Administration of the program will involve supervision, budget coordination and reporting central to the academic mission of the Forensic Science Degree Program. The successful candidate will directly report to the Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and coordinate activities and evaluation of Forensic Science faculty and staff with Unit Administrators in participating Departments. Administrative leadership will also involve coordination of teaching faculty assignments and responsibilities, faculty and staff professional development, and oversight of student recruitment, retention and advising. The successful candidate is expected to develop and coordinate externally funded programs for educational programs and research

University of Nevada Reno (NV) - TT Asst. Professor - Physical/Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 7 Nov. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[]

The Anthropology Department at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in physical/biological anthropology, beginning fall semester 2016. Applicants should have expertise in a subdiscipline of biological anthropology: bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, genetics, or skeletal biology. This position is part of a set of hires within the University focused on big data; applicants should thus also have experience managing, analyzing, curating and extracting research value from large data sets.

The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, teach a 2-2 load of introductory courses in general anthropology and biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization; mentor graduate students in the department’s MA and PhD programs; and perform departmental, college and university service. Please submit a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, contact information for three references, and a CV online by November 7, 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately following the close date.

  • 12/7: completed phone interview
  • 12/17 invited for campus interview
  • Any news?
  • No news

University of South Florida (FL) - Assistant Professor - Forensic Anthropology - Deadline: 4 Jan. 2015 - OFFER MADE[]

Department of Anthropology / 0-1205-000

Duties: The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a nine- month, full-time and tenure-earning, Assistant Professor position in Forensic Anthropology/forensic archaeology. We are an applied anthropology program committed to holism.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology is required. Applications from individuals who are ABD will be accepted, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with experience and interests in international forensic anthropology within human rights and humanitarian work such as tribunals and mass disasters. Research in quantitative and field methods preferred. The successful candidate should be able to teach general anthropology, biological anthropology, bioarchaeology, osteology, forensic anthropology, forensic science and advanced biological anthropology courses. Candidates with an established record of successful grants will be favored, particularly grants funded by the National Institutes of Justice and/or the National Science Foundation. The candidate’s research interests and capabilities should align with and contribute to an applied anthropology department and the mission of department's Institute for Forensic Anthropology and Applied Science.

Job Opening Number: 8825

  • Posting Date: 11/02/2015. Posting End Date: 01/04/2016 .
  • Letters of Recommendation requested 1/12/16
  • Invitation for Campus Interview 1/25/16
  • Offer Made

University of Tampa (FL) - Assistant Professor - Biology (Biomedical Sciences/Medical Anthropologist) - Initial review date: 7 Dec 2015 - CANCELLED[]

The Department of Biology in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at The University of Tampa invites applications for a tenure track position in biomedical sciences and/or medical anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2016.

Primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory biology for majors, an upper division course relevant to their specialty (e.g., human evolution, medical anthropology, physiology, molecular biology, etc.), or other course offerings that would serve departmental needs. Areas of research and teaching expertise relevant to this position include any biomedical sciences and/or medical anthropology specialities that are relevant to human medicine and that will provide opportunities to involve undergraduates.

Responsibilities will include an undergraduate teaching load of 12 contact hours per semester.

Candidates are expected to engage in scholarly and research activity that involves undergraduates, advise students, and provide service to the department, college, university and broader community.

  • Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin December 7, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Modest start-up packages and research space are available for tenure-track positions.  
  • Skype interview scheduled 1/14
  • Search cancelled

University of Texas at San Antonio (TX) - Asst. Professor - Biological Anthro. - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[]

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire an integrative biological anthropologist at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a scholar with research interests in the evolutionary biology and/or ecology of non-human primates. We are looking for a theoretically motivated researcher, with a proven track record of external funding and publication, and preferably an established field research site. Research areas could include but are not limited to: behavioral, nutritional or reproductive ecology; anthropological genetics/genomics/epigenetics; physiology or morphology of growth and development; metabolism; and ecological immunology. We are interested in a scholar whose research complements existing faculty and can help build our BA, MA, and PhD programs. Area focus is open, and we strongly encourage all interested biological anthropologists to apply, but we have a preference for a colleague who demonstrates openness to interdisciplinary collaboration and who has the ability to engage cross–campus linkages.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or Human Evolutionary Biology; theoretically motivated research; desire and ability to contribute to growth and excellence of a PhD program broadly engaging ecology and environmental issues; desire and ability to educate and mentor anthropology students with either academic or applied career goals; and successful external granting and publication.

Preferred Qualifications: excellence in teaching; strong record of external funding; fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in anthropology and biology; laboratory and/or field/laboratory integrated methods; strong quantitative background; commitment to multidisciplinary anthropology; interests that complement existing faculty; potential to contribute to interdisciplinary areas of collaborative excellence; and record of service appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Responsibilities include: maintaining an active research program; teaching introductory courses in general anthropology and biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization; mentoring graduate students in the department’s MA and PhD programs; department and college service.

Applicants must submit: letter of application that includes research, teaching, and service goals; a CV; sample publications; teaching evaluations if available; and the names, addresses, email, and phone numbers of three references. Applicants who are selected to interview must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States.

  • Electronic submission only. Send all application materials as PDFs to Carolyn Cochran ( Please direct inquiries to Carolyn Cochran via email or by phone at (210) 458-4075. Applications must be received no later than October 1, 2015.
  • 10/26-Any news on this position yet? 
  • 10/27 - I heard that letters of reference are being requested.
  • Confirmed. My references were asked for letters, but I was not contacted directly.
  • 10/31 - did anyone not get a request for letters?
  • 11/02 - My letters have not been requested
  • 10/30: HR/admin just emailed out a request for a survey completion to all applicants (with all their names and email visible!)- 59 people have applied for this position.
  • 11/18- Invited for on-campus interview

University of Washington (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - Biocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 27 May 2016[]

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 biocultural anthropology, beginning September 16, 2016. A PhD by appointment start date, demonstrated teaching ability, and evidence of a successful research program are required. Our department has a new Human Evolutionary Biology undergraduate option and we seek applicants with an active research program, grounded in evolutionary theory, that focuses on epigenetics as it applies to health disparities. We particularly encourage applications from individuals with active field and/or laboratory research with living populations and those with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary work, who could build ties across campus with other units (e.g. Biology, Global Health, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences). Teaching responsibilities include four courses per academic year across three quarters at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Biocultural Anthropology program. Successful candidates must be committed to working with students from all backgrounds and could contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and teaching. It is expected that all University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service.

  • To apply, send a single PDF file including the following items in the specified order: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) diversity statement (a brief statement on how your research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), and (4) the names of three referees to Applications received by May 27, 2016 are assured consideration.

University of Waterloo (ON, Canada) - Biological Anthropology TT - Deadline: 2 Nov. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Biological Anthropology. The successful candidate will have a completed Ph.D. in Anthropology and a strong commitment to teaching and to experiential learning. We seek an anthropologist whose research specializes in human evolution. Teaching responsibilities will include a three- field introduction to anthropology as well as a course in biological anthropology and one in hominin paleoanthropology, and may include courses in human osteology, primatology, and in the successful candidate's own area of specialization. The Department of Anthropology has a flourishing three-field undergraduate program and a Master's program in PublicIssues Anthropology, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute substantially to both.  Additional information concerning the department can be found at The position will commence on July 1, 2016, with a starting salary range of $77,500.00 - $98,000.00.

  • The closing date for applications is November 2, 2015. Applications must be submitted online at Applications require a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three referees, three examples of scholarly work, an outline of research plans, a teaching statement, teaching evaluations if available, and a cover letter briefly outlining how they see themselves and their expertise complementing the diverse interests of our current faculty.Enquiries may be directed to:Professor Maria Liston, Chair  Department of Anthropology,  University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
  • Request for letters--sent directly to reference (11/13) (x2)
  • Request for letters sent (11/16) (x2)
  • Contacted for interview (12/11) (x2)
  • Job offer received (02/11) and accepted (03/03)

Vanderbilt University (TN) - Biological Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[]

The Anthropology Department at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in biological anthropology, beginning fall semester 2016. Applicants should have extensive experience in one of the subfields of biological anthropology (excluding paleoanthropology and primatology), with a preference for epigenetics and/or genetics.

The ideal candidate will have research and teaching specialties that include the biology of inequality and health disparities, and a research focus in Latin America or among Latino, immigrant, indigenous, or minority communities in the Americas. The scholarly agenda should be conducive to collaborative work across subfields and disciplines, and research and teaching in cooperation with Vanderbilt’s Program in Medicine, Health, and Society and the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute. Ph.D. required by time of appointment.

Teaching responsibilities include four courses per year, with undergraduate and graduate classes in the applicant’s specialty areas as well as general bioanthropology.

Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty. Vanderbilt is an AA/EO employer and particularly encourages applications from minorities, women, and members of other underrepresented groups. Please email cover letter, c.v., evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available, and names and email addresses of three references to Tiffiny Tung, Search Committee Chair, in care of:, with subject line: ATTN: Tung, Bioanthropology Faculty Search.

  • Application deadline is October 15, 2015. We intend to interview candidates at the AAA meetings in Denver.
  • Letters and extra materials requested (10/28) (x3)  Received request for additional materials 11/20
  • Received an email thanking me for my application/interest and stating they look forward to learning more about my work. Not clearly a rejection but not a request for materials either?? My application was in before the deadline so unsure why there would be a delay. (11/10) (x2)
  • For those who received a request for extra materials, any news? The AAAs are fairly soon. 
  • Did anyone who got the extra materials request interview at the AAAs? Or hear anything else? (11/30)
  • I received a request for extra materials back in late October and have not heard anything since. I'm not sure if the search committee chair was at the AAAs (She was listed as a session chair, but I didn't see her at the session, maybe I missed her though). (11/30)
  • I don't know anything about the search details but can confirm that the chair was not at the AAAs (11/30)
  • Request for skype interview received via email (12/2)
  • Campus interviews are being scheduled 12/18
  • Any news? (3/3)

Vassar College (NY) - Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Paleoanthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGE[]

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology at the time of appointment (or will receive their degree shortly thereafter), with specialization in the paleoanthropology of Africa, Asia, or Europe and preparation to teach human evolution and human-cultural-and-environmental interactions. Other areas of research and teaching may include race and diversity, evolution of cognition and symbolic behavior, primate behavior and functional morphology, and human health, sexuality, nutrition, and disease. The successful candidate will teach an introductory Anthropology course on human origins yearly and a course in the Environmental Studies multi-disciplinary program on a bi-annual basis. Teaching load in the first year is four courses; after that it is five courses per year. Vassar’s Anthropology department is a four-fields department.

Vassar faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios, and through individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City.

To apply, please visit:

to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should submit a cover letter outlining qualifications, vita, research and teaching statements, a writing sample, an unofficial graduate transcript, and the names of three academic references.

  • To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2015-2016
  • Their post mentions that you need only supply the names of 3 academic references, but the online application system states, "Once the application is completed, the referees you have listed will receive an email with a link to upload the confidential reference to your application."
  • 10/15 - To the above poster - Does the online application system provide a date (Nov. 1 or later?) by when referees should submit letters?
  • 10/22 - Only names of referees are needed to apply. Letters will be solicited only for candidates who move forward.
  • 10/30 - Request for preliminary interview received via email. (x2)
  • 11/4 - Request for preliminary interview received via email. (x2)
  • 11/24 - Campus interview scheduled
  • 12/1 - Rejection e-mail
  • 3/9 - What news on this position? Was an offer ever made?

Washburn University (KS) - Forensic Anthropology - Deadline: 2 Nov. 2015 - POSITION FILLED[]

Washburn University’s Sociology & Anthropology Department invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Anthropology, with a specialization in forensic anthropology, beginning August 2016, for our new Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology (Forensics Concentration). This position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment. A completed Ph.D. is required for the tenure-track appointment.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Ph.D. in Anthropology with an emphasis in Biological Anthropology; ABD applicants will be considered. (2) Demonstrated evidence of teaching experience and active research agenda.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology Certification; (2) a research agenda in forensic anthropology, bio-archaeology, or skeletal biology; and (3) university-level teaching in at least one of the following areas: forensic anthropology; osteology; excavation and archaeological field methods with experience in lab and online classes.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This degree is the first Bachelor-level Forensic Anthropology concentration in Kansas. The successful candidate will be part of Washburn University’s growing forensics unit, and will teach classes, and enjoy dedicated lab space, in the new state-of-the-art Kansas Bureau of Investigation Forensic Science Center (opening November 2015) located on Washburn’s campus. Opportunities also exist for collaborating with faculty of the other forensic programs – biology, chemistry, criminal justice, and computer science; as well as with KBI forensic scientists. The new hire will teach four courses per semester (usually two lower and two upper-division courses), which may include Introduction to Forensic Science, Human Osteology, Forensic Anthropology, and Excavation Methods & Forensic Analysis. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong commitment to undergraduate education, interdisciplinary work, and active research program involving undergraduates.

  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications begins November 2, 2015 and continues until a suitable candidate is identified. Send cover letter, vita, evidence of teaching excellence, copies of transcripts, and names/address/phone/e-mail of three professional references to Ms. Tammy Schlingmann at (use “forensic anthropology search” in the subject line). Only electronic application materials will be accepted. Questions may be sent to Dr. Mary Sundal, Search Committee Chair, at The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and to submit official transcripts. Washburn University is an EOE. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
  • 11/23 Contacted with request for additional materials and reference letters
  • 12/8 Invited for online interview (x2) 
  • 12/22 Contacted for campus visit
  • Offer made and accepted (2/23)

Wayne State University (MI) - Open Rank - Integrative Biosciences - Deadline: Nov 15. 2015[]

WSU is recruiting 30 faculty (Open rank) for research and development programs in Integrative Biosciences. This initiative leverages a new 200,000 sq. ft. Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) opening in 2015 that will house coordinated, multidisciplinary research teams and programmatic initiatives involving translational thrusts focused on pathophysiologies and accumulated stressors affecting health in evolving urban environments.

Phase one recruitment (6 to 8 faculty) focuses on five primary areas: Brain & Behavioral Health; Bio & Systems Engineering; Interface of Genes, Ethnicity, Environment and Health; Metabolic Diseases (Diabetes and Obesity); and Urban Health Equity. Each theme includes basic discovery-driven research as well as translational, community and implementation sciences cutting across departments, programs, centers and colleges.

Faculty recruits (tenured, tenure-track or research-track) will integrate with, and be appointed in, department(s) and colleges or schools consistent with their area of training, expertise, and shared interests. Tenure-track and tenure appointments are expected to engage in all aspects of our academic mission including research, education and service. Wayne State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse faculty and educating a diverse student population.

Candidates must have a PhD or related degree(s) in disciplines aligning with the focus areas and possess a demonstrated track record of and/or potential for exceptional science, creative discovery and/or knowledge translation and application. We would be pleased to receive applications from groups of faculty from one or several institutions who may wish to work together. Qualified candidates should submit (pdf) a curriculum vitae and a brief narrative describing their research and how it relates to the IBio initiative ( to Dr. Lanier at Candidate packages will be reviewed by a search committee chaired by the University’s Vice President for Research, Stephen M. Lanier, Ph.D. Competitive recruitment packages are available with salary and rank based on qualifications. In addition, an online application should be completed. To apply, please visit

Yale University (CT) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropological Genetics - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015 - INTERVIEW STAGE[]

Yale University, Department of Anthropology anticipates making a tenure-track appointment in anthropological genetics at the starting assistant professor level, beginning on July 1, 2016.

Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated research interests in genetic approaches to issues in the evolution of human and/or nonhuman primates. Appropriate fields include, but are not restricted to, the genetics of nonhuman primate behavior and ecology; genomic variation, including that associated with disease risk; epigenetics and the genotype-phenotype linkage in human and nonhuman primates; and the reconstruction of population histories, dispersal patterns, and modern human origins. Candidates who combine laboratory and field based research are preferred. Yale University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities are particularly welcomed.

  • Applications, should be received by October 1, 2015 and should include curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation or copies of publications are not required at this stage. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2015. Application material should be uploaded as individual PDF files using InterFolio:
  • 10/22/2015: Request for recomendation letters and 3 representative publications
  • Interviews scheduled

Open Searches: Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs[]

Appalachian State University (NC) - Full-time, Non-TT Position in Biological Anthropology[]

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, non-tenure track appointment in Biological Anthropology. Specific rank to be determined based on qualifications. The position will begin in August 2016 and carries full benefits. Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with research interests in bioarchaeology and/or paleopathology that complement but expand on our current faculty’s interests. The successful applicant will teach a General Education course (with labs) entitled Our Primate Heritage and will also teach our Biological Anthropology introduction for majors in the spring. PhD in anthropology preferred, but ABD will be considered. Teaching experience is required. Applicants must provide (1) a letter of application, which includes research and teaching statements; (2) a CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; (3) teaching evaluations; and (4) a recent writing sample. Applications should be sent to Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug,

  • Review of applications will begin on June 6, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled

Bates College (ME) - Lecturer - Archaeologist (long term/renewable) - Review Begins: 15 Oct. 2015[]

Bates College seeks to hire an archaeologist for a renewable, long-term position as Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, beginning in September 2016. The successful candidate will teach four courses each year (a full course load is five courses) in addition to advising theses, with service requirements and research expectations subject to negotiation. Two of the successful candidate’s courses will be: Introduction to Archaeology and Introduction to Human Evolution. We hope the third course (taught every year or every other year) will be a field-based one that provides students with the opportunity to participate in an archaeological excavation during our five-week April/May Short Term. Geographical area of interest is open, but preference will be given to candidates who work in Native North America, or South or Central America. Bates and the Anthropology Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus and the curriculum. We welcome applications from all individuals with the ability to contribute to the college’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and the transformative power of our differences. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their research, teaching, and/or outreach can further this goal.

  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Review of applications begins on October 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and statements on teaching and research, including plans for involving undergraduates in a research program. Please also arrange for the submission of at least two (preferably three) letters of recommendation. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Bryn Mawr College (PA) - Lecturer - CAMPUS VISIT STAGE[]

The Department of Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position to begin August 1, 2016. This position is contingent upon department staffing needs.

The position is for one year, with the potential for renewal for one additional year, contingent upon department staffing needs and a successful review of teaching. We seek a bioarchaeologist who will add to and complement the existing curriculum. The teaching load is 3/3. The successful candidate will co-teach the lectures and teach the labs for the introductory course on biological anthropology and archaeology, teach human evolution, and an archaeological area course. Additional upper-division electives each year will focus on the candidate’s geographical and topical interests. These might include, but are not limited to: bioarchaeology, nutritional anthropology, demography of past populations, mortuary studies, and bioarchaeology of health, disease, violence, and warfare. A Ph.D. in hand by the start of the position is required and previous teaching experience is preferred. To apply, please send a cover letter that addresses teaching and research interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi (no more than 3), and names and contact information (including email addresses) of three references via Interfolio at

  • Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Campus visit scheduled 4/26

Edinboro University (PA) -- Urgent Need for Temporary Instructors (Posted 1/2/16)[]

Edinboro University in northwestern Pennsylvania anticipate that we will be need temporary faculty to instruct courses in ANTH220 Museum Ethics, a general education course, as well as upper division courses in Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (ANTH310) and Introduction to Physical Anthropology (ANTH385) due to an emergency medical leave. Remuneration for these courses would be prorated according to the portion of the semester for which coverage is needed (likely 6-12+ weeks), and the normal salary for a course is approximately $5,800. A normal load at Edinboro University is 4 courses per semester, and we have the flexibility to hire temporary faculty to teach a single or multiple courses.

  • Our Spring Semester runs from January 19, 2016-May 6, 2016. Temporary faculty positions do require a Master’s degree in anthropology, but ABD is preferred. Please contact Dr. Lenore Barbian, Anthropology Program Director, at for additional information.

Long Island University (NY) - Urgent Need for an Instructor (Posted 10/1/15) []

The anthropologist in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Long Island University is currently unable to finish the semester due to medical issues. They are looking to cover three anthropology courses ASAP. Courses include: ANT1 Development of Human Species (M/W 9:30-10:50am), ANT2 Human Society (M/W 11:00-12:20pm), and ANT51 Forensic Anthropology (M/W 2:00-3:20pm). If you are interested please contact the department chair Eric Lichten ( or Heather Macpherson Parrott (

Mercyhurst University (PA) - Research Assitant for NIJ Grant - Application Deadline: 10/26/2015, Position Start Date: 01/01/2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

Research Assistant: Mercyhurst UniversityThe Department of Applied Forensic Sciences at Mercyhurst University is seeking applications for a paid, full-time, two-year Research Assistant position, beginning January 1, 2016. The Research Assistant will be responsible for collecting and analyzing human skeletal growth and development data as part of a recently funded NIJ project in collaboration with Idaho State University (2015-DN-BX-K009). Applicants should have experience working with CT data and proficient knowledge of juvenile osteology. Preference will be given to applicants who have prior experience using AMIRA/OsiriX, some statistical knowledge, and research interests that align with the scope of the project. Although the position is based in Erie, PA, it will require domestic travel for extended periods, thus one must be able to maintain professional integrity and work independently with little to no supervision. Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in a related field; however, ABD students and individuals with a M.A./M.S. are encouraged to apply. Day-to-day activities include: the implementation of research design and methodology; domestic travel for data collection; database maintenance, which may include entering, tracking, cleaning and preparing data for analyses; conducting statistical analyses; and preparing and contributing to manuscripts, conference presentations, and progress reports.

  • To apply, send an application letter, CV, and contact information for three references as a single pdf file to Dr. Heather Garvin ( by October 26, 2015. The application letter should include a statement of research interests and address project-specific qualifications noted above. Reference letters will be requested from short-listed applicants. Contact Dr. Garvin with any additional questions. Mercyhurst University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that encourages members of diverse groups to apply.
  • References contacted and Skype interviews scheduled for Nov 18th 

Skidmore College (NY) - VAP - Biological Anthropology - Open Until Filled (posted 12/18/15) - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The Anthropology Program at Skidmore College invites applications for a full-time visiting position in Biological Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level, to begin September 2016. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist able to integrate biocultural perspectives in teaching and research. We are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups, as well as individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. The successful applicant will have topical and geographical interests, and active fieldwork that complement existing faculty expertise. The position requires teaching 3 courses per semester, including a combined biological anthropology and archaeology introductory course, as well as upper-level courses focusing on the candidate's geographic and topical interests, with a preference for courses on human variation, race and racism, human evolution, and/or forensics. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how their qualifications and experiences will allow them to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and research.

PhD at time of appointment, and applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. We also desire candidates with an interest in contributing to interdisciplinary programs.

  • Additional materials requested (2/4)
  • Final round Skype interviews scheduled (2/17)
  • Offer made and accepted 3/1

University at Albany (SUNY) - Dept. of Anthropology - Visiting Assistant Professor[]

The Department of Anthropology of the University at Albany (SUNY) seeks to hire a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor starting on August 29, 2016, with teaching obligations for a large and growing undergraduate major in Human Biology. We seek a biological anthropologist able to teach a large two-semester lecture course on Human Anatomy & Physiology (AANT 316/318), a large lecture course on Human Population Biology (AANT 211), and a small lab-based course on Osteology (AANT 310). Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester.

Interested candidates should send a CV and list of three references to Dr. Adam Gordon (  The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] at  THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY IS AN EO/AA/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER.

  • Applications will be evaluated as they arrive.

University of Montana (MT) - Dept. of Anthropology - Visiting Assistant Professor[]

University of Montana invites applications for a non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor position in Anthropology, beginning August 2016, focused on Bio-archaeology and/or Forensic Anthropology.  The teaching load will consist of 3 courses per semester, which will range from introductory courses through graduate seminars and will include classes in introductory physical anthropology lecture and lab, osteology, bio-archaeology and other subjects in biological anthropology.  Duties will also include advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, including serving on graduate committees.  The successful applicant will work with the Montana State Medical Examiner on forensic anthropological casework.

For more information and to apply please visit

  • Applications are due by May 23rd (which is different from what is listed on the website, however the faculty reviewing the applications have decided to keep things open until then as we know this is last minute).

University of New Mexico (UNM) - Dept. of Anthropology - Postdoctoral fellow for NIA Grant[]

Position Description: The Kibale Chimpanzee Project seeks a postdoctoral scholar, based at the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, to participate in an NIH-funded study of aging in wild chimpanzees. This project involves the development and application of non-invasive methods to study health and aging in wild chimpanzees in the Kibale National Park, Uganda. The successful applicant will coordinate activities in the endocrinology laboratory, organize incoming data, conduct visits to the field site, and work with PIs Melissa Emery Thompson and Martin Muller to analyze and publish findings. The scholar will be encouraged to develop their own research interests relevant to the broader aims of the project, and this may incorporate primary field work. This is a one-year position, renewable for at least one additional year pending renewal of funding and satisfactory performance. We seek a self-motivated candidate that can work independently but also function well as a member of a team.

Qualifications/Experience: Required qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology, biology, ecology, zoology, or other related field by the time of position start date; experience with observational research methods; evidence of competence in statistics. Preferred qualifications: expertise in executing laboratory protocols (hormonal or other); previous experience with primates, humans, or other social species; ability to travel internationally and function in field conditions; competency with Microsoft Access; excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Salary/funding: The position is funded at $45,000 plus benefits; additional funding will be provided for research costs (travel, research fees, etc.).

  • Applications received by December 15, 2015, will receive best consideration. Anticipated start date for the position is March 1, 2016. Please send a CV, cover letter outlining your relevant experience and research interests, 1-2 professional writing samples, and the names of 2 recommenders to Melissa Emery Thompson (

University of Oklahoma (OK) - Sam Noble Museum - NAGPRA Research Fellowship/Postdoc - Physical Anthropology or Bioarchaeology - Review Begins: 1 Sept. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

Position Description: The Sam Noble Museum seeks an experienced biological anthropologist or bioarchaeologist to work with human remains from archaeological sites in Oklahoma to assist in the implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. At a minimum, this will include skeletal analyses to determination related to the minimum number of individuals, age, and sex. The NAGPRA Research Fellow will also be involved in the specialized repackaging of human remains for repatriation. The Fellow will also work with museum documentation and other sources to identify affiliated funerary objects associated with human remains. The NAGPRA Research Fellow must demonstrate a sensitivity to and respect for diverse systems of belief while engaging in consultation with tribal representatives, archaeologists, and officials from local, state, and federal agencies. The NAGPRA Research Fellow will work under the supervision of the Archaeology Department’s Collection Manager and Curator of Archaeology. This is a full-time temporary 12-month position, but with the potential for renewal—pending the availability of external grant funding.

How to Apply: applicants must submit digital files including cover letter, CV, and list of three professional references at the OU jobs website ( The job requisition number is 23089. See job post here (may need to copy and paste link into browser):

  • Application Review: will begin on September 1st and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment can begin as soon as mid-September, with a later starting date negotiable based on candidate availability.
  • Reference letters requested.  Skype interviews requested on 9/17/15 and took place 9/21-22.
  • Rejection email 10/6/15.

University of Washington-Seattle Campus: College of Arts and Sciences: Integrated Social Sciences - Lecturer[]

Integrated Social Sciences (ISS) is an online, interdisciplinary BA completion program offered by the University of Washington’s College of Arts and Sciences. ISS provides unprecedented access, flexibility, and affordability to both returning UW students and new students from across the US.  The program offers courses across the full range of social science disciplines as well as a suite of core courses designed to incorporate personalized advising and mentoring that in turn supports student planning, meta-learning and retention.  In addition to mastering social science content, ISS majors are expected to develop a learning portfolio which culminates in a capstone project. Program goals are to help students become broadly trained social scientists, purposeful learners, analytical thinkers, globally aware citizens, technologically literate individuals, and workplace-ready job candidates.

We would like to hire up to four lecturers for ISS to start in September 2016. We seek especially innovative educators who want to develop as online teachers and who have the ability and interest to adapt and collaborate in a dynamic team of teachers and advisers. Candidates should have strong online communication and social media skills. They should be able to model and help teach effective writing, critical thinking and rigorous analytical work.  They should also be ready to experiment and evolve as teachers working with advisors in supporting student e-portfolio work, mentoring and related efforts at helping students complete their degrees. A PhD in a Social Science discipline is required at time of appointment.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching and service.  When hired through a national search, lecturers are eligible for renewable multi-year appointments, promotion, and paid professional leave, among other benefits available to full-time UW faculty members.  For more information about ISS please e-mail the program director and search committee chair, Professor Matt Sparke:  

  • Review of applications will begin on March 28th, 2016.  Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for working in ISS; CV; writing sample; sample syllabus; evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier.  Letters of recommendation are not required at the time of application, but will be requested of candidates who advance in the process.
  • According to director of program: "Due to the ways in which anthropology offers such a broad education with diverse methodologies and a wide range of epistemic frameworks, I think anthropologists are especially well-suited to contributing to an interdisciplinary program such as ISS. We therefore would very much welcome applications from Anthro PhDs."

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2015-16[]

Open Searches: Anatomy Positions[]

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University (NM) - Assistant/Associate Professor (Multiple Positions) - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015[]

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) at New Mexico State University, one of the nation’s newest and most innovative medical schools, located in beautiful Las Cruces, New Mexico, invites applications for multiple full-time, 12-month faculty positions in the Pre-Clinical Science Departments. BCOM’s inaugural class will matriculate in August, 2016, and the College is seeking to identify and hire energetic, dedicated individuals with strong pedagogical versatility, a passion for teaching and mentoring in the indicated biomedical science disciplines, and a deep commitment to medical education. Available Positions: The Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology seeks to fill three (3) faculty positions in the Anatomical disciplines of Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Histology, and/or Embryology (2 positions with cross-over capability), and in Cell Biology (1 position). The Department of Biomedical Sciences seeks four (4) medical educators in the fields of Immunology (1 position), Biochemistry (1 position), and Pharmacology (2 positions). The Department of Physiology & Pathology seeks six (6) medical educators positions in the field of Physiology (3 positions) and Pathology (3 positions).

The College’s mission is to improve health education and healthcare in Southern New Mexico, and throughout the Southwestern US by increasing the number of physicians trained in this region. Teaching is the primary focus of our faculty. The College plans to implement a spiral, systems-based curriculum that will integrate disciplines, and will incorporate interactive methodologies and an androgogical teaching philosophy. The College will encourage student learning in a humanistic environment, and convey promote patient-centered, evidence-based medical care of the highest quality, in a manner consistent with these core values.

Successful candidates will function as member of a collaborative teaching team to develop and deliver their instructional content within an integrated curriculum. Primary responsibilities will involve teaching medical students through the systems-based courses of the 1st and 2nd academic years, and will involve the development of collaboratively designed, and highly integrated curricular elements. Additional teaching responsibilities students may exist in the 3rd and 4th years of the curriculum, and will focus on the application of foundational scientific knowledge to clinical settings. Service to the College and the community will also be an essential function of the position, including committee membership, faculty development, student advising, interviewing prospective students, and community outreach. Additionally, evidence of scholarly activity with a record of publication and productivity, are preferred and valued credentials in prospective candidates.

Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree (PhD, DO, MD, or other) in the pre-clinical sciences. Evidence of commitment to teaching foundational science in a medical school setting. Evidence of, and the potential for growth in, teaching, scholarly activity and service. Post-doctoral experience will strengthen the candidate’s application. Preferred Qualifications: Additional training or experience in educational theory and/or evaluation. A substantial record of success as an educator with experience in teaching foundational concepts which are relevant to medical education. Experience using innovative teaching methods which might include team-based learning, ‘flipped classroom’, problem-based learning, distance learning, interactive large group presentation, audience response systems, curriculum delivery systems (e.g. Blackboard), and proficiency in exam item writing (USMLE and/or COMLEX-style). Experience with curricular and instructional design.

Specific Faculty Responsibilities: Approximately 70% time and effort devoted to delivering instruction in first and second year medical student curriculum and to providing service (committee responsibilities, student mentoring, interviewing, etc.) to the institution. Work collaboratively with other faculty members to develop the integrated and interdisciplinary medical curriculum (1st and 2nd year). Supervise, advise, and mentor medical students through the curriculum. Serve as student advisors and mentor. Approximately 30% time and effort devoted to scholarly activity: Participate in institutional and departmental educational research activities including study design, data generation and analysis, manuscript preparation and submission. Develop an independent program of scholarly endeavor (basic, translational, clinical, or educational research; educational materials/programs development, etc.). Provide supervision and evaluation of medical students and their scholarly projects. Develop and prepare teaching materials (presentations, lectures, exam items, etc.). Serve on departmental and institutional committees and task forces. Demonstrate professionalism as defined by the BCOM declaration of faculty professionalism and responsibility.

These full-time, 12-month positions have start dates ranging from January 1 to April 1, 2016. The positions are fully funded educational appointments reporting directly to the Chair of the respective Department administering the position. BCOM offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with appointed faculty rank, qualifications, and experience.

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University (BCOM) is a free-standing, privately-funded, separately licensed and independently operated entity, and not part of New Mexico State University (NMSU). BCOM is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our faculty and staff as an important aspect of the educational process. BCOM encourages individuals with varied backgrounds and experience to apply.

Application materials should include: a Curriculum Vitae; a cover letter which includes detailed statements of teaching philosophy, scholarly (research) interests, and academic and professional experience; and the names and contact information of three referees from whom the applicant has requested letters of recommendation (to be forwarded directly to BCOM).

  • Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, and should be submitted by electronic submission (e-mail) to the BCOM Department of Human Resources. Pre-Clinical Science Faculty Search Human Resources attn.: Chair, Search Committee (cite Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, or Department of Physiology & Pathology, as appropriate to the position being applied for).

Grand Valley State University (MI) - Assistant Professor in Anatomy and Physiology - Deadline: October 30 - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology in Biomedical Sciences – The Biomedical Sciences department is pleased to announce it is searching for a new tenure-track faculty member to join our growing department in Fall 2016.

Qualifications and Education: Qualified applicants will be committed to both classroom teaching and collaborative research with undergraduate and/or graduate students. The successful applicant must have obtained a Ph.D. in anatomy and/or physiology or a related field and should have the potential to teach introductory-level anatomy and physiology courses and associated labs.  Ability to teach advanced physiology or cadaver based anatomy is desirable, but not required. 

Responsibilities: Duties include a 9 contact hour teaching load per semester, scholarship and service.  While the primary teaching duties for this position will be in anatomy and physiology, faculty may be asked to teach across the curriculum, particularly in an area of expertise. 

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.  Supplementary startup funds for research are available.

Department: The Biomedical Sciences department has been a rapidly expanding unit at Grand Valley State University.  It has approximately 1,200 undergraduate majors, 41 full time faculty members, a Masters degree program, and offers courses that support other undergraduate majors, the university’s general education program, and select graduate programs.  Along with our current teaching and research facilities, a new science building has recently been completed to support and expand laboratory opportunities for students and faculty.  For more information about our department, see

How To Apply: A complete application must include: (1) cover letter; (2) teaching statement that addresses relevant teaching experience and philosophy; (3) research statement that addresses how undergraduates and/or graduate students will participate in your research program; (4) curriculum vita; (5) graduate transcripts (unofficial); and (6) names and contact information for three references.  Supplemental materials that can attest to qualifications in teaching and scholarship may also be attached.  Apply at

If you have questions about applying online or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.  Email questions about the position to: Dr. Eric Ramsson, search committee chair ( 

  • The review process will begin on October 30 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please note:  This is a new line, not a replacement.
  • FYI: Despite being a biomedical sciences department, there are several biological anthropologists among the faculty
  • Letters Requested (11/30/15)
  • Interviews scheduled (1/4/16)
  • Offer accepted

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (MD) - Assistant Professor (2) in Mammalian Functional Morphology - Deadline: Oct. 1 - OFFERS ACCEPTED[]

(REPOST FROM AAPA WEBSITE) The Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2016. Applicants should have a well-developed research program in mammalian functional morphology and/or evolution, and experience in teaching a full cadaver-based human anatomy course to medical students. Send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three referees to:

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is now October 1, 2015 (originally advertised as Sept 15).
  • Letters requested (10/8/2015)
  • Additional materials requested (10/12/2015)
  • Rejection email (11/3/2015) (x2)
  • Any updates on preliminary interviews or short lists?
  • Supposedly campus interviews have been scheduled [posted 11/27]
  • Both offers made and accepted.

Touro University Nevada (NV) - Assistant and Associate Professor in Gross Anatomy and Embryology - Deadline: 31 Aug. 2015[]

Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine is seeking candidates for two full time faculty positions in Gross Anatomy and Embryology for its Department of Basic Sciences, one at the Assistant and one at the Associate Professor level. These positions are 12 month appointments with primary teaching responsibilities and opportunities to conduct original research/scholarly activities.

Broad Responsibilities: Successful candidates will be responsible for teaching gross anatomy/embryology in Touro University Nevada’s Osteopathic Medicine and Allied Health Programs (Occupational Therapy(OT), Physician Assistant (PA), Physical Therapy (PT), Master of Medical Health Sciences (MHS)) as required. Faculty members are encouraged to conduct original research/scholarly activities and pursue extramural funding in their areas of interest. All Department of Basic Sciences Faculty are expected to contribute to institutional service activities. Other duties will be assigned as necessary.

Specific Responsibilities: The major responsibilities of Anatomy and Embryology faculty, include the following: Provide lectures and dissection based laboratories in gross anatomy for DO, PA and other Allied Health students. Provide lectures and laboratories in embryology for DO and Allied Health students. Oversee/perform prosections for courses in anatomy.

Minimum Requirements: Candidates should have substantial teaching experience in cadaver based Gross Anatomy and Embryology courses. US citizenship or permanent residency is required. An advanced degree in health related sciences (M.D., Ph.D., D.O.) Evidence of productivity in research or other scholarly activities.

Preference will be given to candidates with: Substantial teaching experience in anatomy and embryology. Experience in teaching osteopathic medical, allied health and graduate students. An exemplary record of research, extramural funding, and publication

Core Competencies: Teaching gross anatomy at a medical school level with an emphasis on clinical correlations. Teaching embryology at a medical school level. Practical knowledge of teaching both dissection and prosection courses in anatomy. Teaching gross anatomy to allied health students (OT, PT).

Additional Information: Touro University Nevada offers generous benefits to eligible employees including: health and optional dental/vision coverage; life insurance, long-term disability, a tax-deferred retirement plan, numerous paid holidays, and more. Touro University Nevada does not have a tenure system, but can offer an initial biennial contract with the possibility for multi-year contracts later. Starting salaries are commensurate with experience. Both positions are available for an ideal start date of July 1, 2015, although some flexibility is possible. Touro University Nevada is a branch campus of Touro University California and is located in Henderson, Nevada, a fast-growing community in the metropolitan Las Vegas area. The school features state-of-the-art classrooms, teaching laboratories, and research space. Touro University Nevada is an equal opportunity employer.

  • To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research or other scholarly interests, and contact information for three references to: Csaba Fulop, Ph.D. Chair of Search Committee Department of Basic Sciences Touro University Nevada 874 American Pacific Drive Henderson, Nevada 89014 1-702-777-3082 Resumes apply only to these positions and are not kept on file. Applicants will be reviewed until the positions are filled.

University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine (CA) - Assistant or Associate Professor in Human Anatomy - Deadline: 25 Sept. 2015 - OFFERS ACCEPTED[]

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California: Assistant/Associate Professor – Human Anatomy

The Department of Cell and Neurobiology invites applications for a full-time, 12-month faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the non-tenure Clinical Educator track. The position will begin July 1, 2016 or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., and/or equivalent degree, and have prior experience in teaching human gross anatomy to health professional students. The primary responsibility will be to fulfill the department’s obligation for continued excellence in teaching human anatomy in a dissection-based course with a clinical emphasis in an integrated medical curriculum. Ability to contribute to the teaching of related anatomical sciences is desirable but not required (e.g., neuroanatomy, embryology, or histology). The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and the person selected is expected to make significant contributions to innovation in anatomical instruction and applying new communication and technology tools to best meet the needs of 21st Century students in mastering the anatomy relevant to their careers in medicine. Applicants must also have a strong commitment to continued research in some area of the anatomical sciences, and we are especially interested in productive scholars who focus on functional morphology, vertebrate evolution and/or biological anthropology. There are ample opportunities for collaboration with the department’s gross anatomists (Drs. Gene Albrecht, Michael Habib, Kristi Lewton, Thomas McNeill, Biren Patel, Mikel Snow, Michelle Winfield), as well as with basic sciences and clinical faculty throughout the Keck School of Medicine, the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, the Viterbi School of Engineering, the School of Cinematic Arts, and others.

Applicants should prepare a full application that includes: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching experience and philosophy; a summary of research/scholarly accomplishments, interests and future plans; and the contact information for 3-5 professional references including e-mail addresses. (Reference letters are not required at this time). The full application must be submitted electronically online through USC’s Employee Recruitment Services at . In addition to the formal online submission process, applicants must send a copy of their submitted application materials (as a single PDF document) directed to the USC Gross Anatomy Search Committee, at [].

  • Review of applications will begin immediately, but all applications should be submitted by September 25, 2015 to receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Letters requested (10/8/2015)
  • Additional materials requested (10/8/2015)
  • Rejection email (10/31/2015) (x5)
  • Two offers made and two offers accepted (2/1/2016)

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Discussion / Rumors / Speculation[]

A special request: This article highlights some interesting trends in the music theory job market, and it’s only possible because of the way academic musicians use this wiki: when they accept a job offer, they post their name, where and when they earned their PhD, and what job they’re moving from. I’d like to do something similar for anthropology, but it depends on you. If you’d like to help us understand who gets which jobs and how quickly, please consider posting your name and info when you accept an offer. Thanks! DanielG_AAA (talk) 17:45, March 21, 2016 (UTC)

  • - This sounds useful to me. Its information that can eventually be gleaned by the obsessive scanning of dept websites in the fall, so its not like its secret information. I can't think of a reason that the happy job-getters would be reluctant to share.

A Running List of Schools Requesting Reference Letters Upfront (Contrary to AAA Career Center Request)[]

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

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

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

  •  California Polytechnic University Pomona
  •  University of California, Santa Barbara
  •  University of Central Arkansas - generates automatic request for letters to letter writers. Be aware.
  • SUNY-Oneonta auto-requests letters from references