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See also: Anthropology 2020-2021 and Archaeology 2020-2021

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

Emory University - TT Associate/Full Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 1 Dec 2020[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) invites applications for a tenured position in biological anthropology to begin Fall 2021. We seek scholars at the associate or full professor level who are engaged in cutting-edge research in any area of biological anthropology. To complement existing departmental strengths, we are particularly interested in scholars engaged in field and/or lab-based research in the areas of behavioral/ human ecology, genetics, human biology, paleoanthropology, prehistoric archaeology, primatology, neuroscience and anthropology, and scientifically-based medical anthropology. Candidates should be willing and able to regularly teach a large introductory or foundational course in biological anthropology along with courses in their area of expertise and be willing to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must have a doctoral degree, excellent research record, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching.

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

Review of applications will begin on November 1, and applications will be accepted through December 1, 2020. To apply for this position, please submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/79198 .

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

Mississippi State University - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 20 Oct 2020[edit | edit source]

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

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

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

Rank: Assistant professor.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

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

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

Additional materials will be requested from a selection of applicants.

Communication about this position should be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Anna Osterholtz (ajo163@msstate.edu).

Additional materials will be solicited from a selection of applicants.

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

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

U of California Berkeley - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 30 Oct 2020[edit | edit source]

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

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

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

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

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

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

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02675

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

Document requirements

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

Reference requirements

  • 1 letter of reference required


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

University of North Carolina Wilmington - TT Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Deadline 1 Dec 2020[edit | edit source]

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

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

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

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

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

To learn more about our program, please see: https://uncw.edu/anthropology/

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

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

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

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

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

Special Notes to Applicants

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

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

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

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