Category Archives: Jobs and Postdocs

Recent announcements for biological anthropology-related jobs and postdocs.

Lincoln Memorial University Instructional Faculty, Anatomy

By Ed Hagen

Qualifications; Required: Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline or equivalent professional preparation. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants should submit an LMU application for employment, a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, resume with contact information for three references and official transcripts to Lincoln Memorial University, 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752, Attention: Pamela Lester. Electronic submissions are encouraged to pamela.lester@lmunet.edu. LMU’s hiring policies are in accordance with EEO regulations and policies. LMU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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From: Lincoln Memorial University Instructional Faculty, Anatomy

University of California Davis Tenure‐track Assistant Professor

By Ed Hagen

Teaching duties include four courses per academic year (quarter system) at the introductory,

advanced undergraduate, and graduate level. Courses will include an introductory course in Human

Dimensions of Tropical Conservation Science, an introductory course in Human or non‐human

primate evolutionary ecology, an upper division course in tropical conservation science and a

graduate seminar. The successful candidate would have the opportunity to participate in various

graduate groups at UC Davis, including the Graduate Group in Ecology, the Population Biology

Graduate Group, the Animal Behavior Graduate Group, the Geography Graduate Group, and would

be expected to participate in the development of a Tropical Conservation Science certificate

program.

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From: University of California Davis Tenure‐track Assistant Professor

University of Missouri Postdoctoral Fellow

By Ed Hagen

Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri

The successful candidate will (1) teach one course per semester based on departmental needs and the candidate’s expertise, (2) pursue his or her own research, and (3) work with Dr. Mary Shenk (http://faculty.missouri.edu/~shenkm/index.shtml) on ongoing projects related to fertility, marriage, and kinship in South Asia and cross-culturally. This position also involves engagement with the Life Sciences & Society Program (http://lssp.missouri.edu/home) under the direction of Dr. Shenk. We are looking for candidates who can also form linkages to other current faculty (http://anthropology.missouri.edu/?q=faculty). Candidates should have PhD in hand. The salary is …read more

From: University of Missouri Postdoctoral Fellow

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Biological Anthropology at The College of New Jersey

The Sociology & Anthropology Department at the College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in biological anthropology at the Assistant Professor rank, to commence in Fall 2015. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. We are seeking a teacher-scholar committed to undergraduate liberal arts education with an active research program in the health of modern humans. Any geographic focus is welcome. Successful candidates will be able to teach Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Human Evolution, and will develop courses related to health and human biology. We welcome a colleague whose research and teaching combines biological research and attention to human inequality. This hire will join a small but growing anthropology program that supports a rapidly expanding Public Health minor popular with pre-Med students. The hire will create courses in biological/physical anthropology that would complement our existing strengths in cultural anthropology, in preparation for launching a new anthropology major. Candidates should provide evidence that they can maintain a successful program of research at an undergraduate-focused public college with a limited research budget. The standard teaching load is three courses (usually two preps) per semester. In addition to teaching and research, faculty participates in the TCNJ community through a variety of service contributions. Candidates must provide evidence that they can contribute to the development of our intellectual community.

The TCNJ Department of Sociology & Anthropology values diversity and appreciates the perspective that members of a diverse community can bring to the enhancement of learning. For more information on our program and specific descriptions of the undergraduate specializations, visit our website at: http://sociology.pages.tcnj.edu/.

About TCNJ

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron’s 75 Most Competitive American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English. In 2006, TCNJ was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools-Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities & Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences enrolls about 2200 majors across 11 B.A. programs.

Contact Information

Send a letter describing how your credentials meet these needs, a copy of your curriculum vitae, a recent publication, and names of three references by September 1, 2014, to Dr. Elizabeth Borland, Chair of Sociology & Anthropology, bioant@tcnj.edu. After initial review, candidates may then be asked to submit a statement of teaching philosophy, description of research program, student evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and copies of additional publications. They may also be asked to request letters of recommendation be emailed by the recommenders. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. The successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

The College of New Jersey is committed to creating a diverse community that supports its entire faculty, students and staff. All members of the TCNJ Campus Community share a responsibility for creating and sustaining a learning environment where difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. The College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

https://jedi.tcnj.edu/webteam/employment/show_job.php?jobid=12867&category=Academic/Faculty%20Positions

 

University of Toronto Scarborough Tenure stream appointment in Anthropology - Behavioural Primatology

By Ed Hagen

Candidates must have a PhD in Anthropology by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Those whose research includes active fieldwork on nonhuman primate behaviour as a primary component of their research program will be considered. Geographic area, species of interest, and topic of research focus are open. Candidates must also have a record of excellence in research in order to develop an independently funded research program, and must exhibit demonstrated excellence in teaching.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The …read more

From: University of Toronto Scarborough Tenure stream appointment in Anthropology – Behavioural Primatology

University of Massachusetts seeks a Biological Anthropologist with a research focus in primatology

By Ed Hagen

The department values and encourages research and teaching across the sub-disciplines of anthropology and will be looking to sustain this tradition with this hire. The candidate will be expected to mentor graduate students, and to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, including primate behavior, primate evolution, and a large introductory general education course in biological anthropology. The ability to teach primate anatomy is also desired.

Please submit a letter describing interests and qualifications, and a CV to http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=8AA26E3AF825A56AEEAA584D2E0DBC65?JOBID=51718&type=7. Please also submit three letters of reference to holtb@anthro.umass.edu (or via postal mail: Chair, Primatologist Search Committee, Department of …read more

From: University of Massachusetts seeks a Biological Anthropologist with a research focus in primatology

University of New Mexico tenure-track faculty position in Evolutionary Anthropology

By Ed Hagen

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned PhD by time of application in Anthropology (or related field) with emphasis in Evolutionary, Biological, or Physical Anthropology
  2. Research expertise in contemporary humans related to one or more of the following: behavioral ecology, life history, demography, epidemiology, or computational/mathematical modeling
  3. Evidence of peer-reviewed publications and recent presentations of ongoing work that shows research productivity involving field, laboratory, and/or …read more

    From: University of New Mexico tenure-track faculty position in Evolutionary Anthropology

The California State University Northridge tenure track position

By Ed Hagen

Faculty are expected to regularly teach introductory, general education, theory, and/or methods classes in Anthropology in addition to more specialized courses in their area of expertise, as well as supervise student research. The standard teaching load at CSUN is three courses per semester the first year of appointment, and four courses per semester thereafter. Faculty are also expected to maintain an active research or consulting programme, including pursuing external funding and publishing in appropriate scholarly or professional venues. Candidates will be expected to affiliate their research with the Anthropological Research Institute associated with the Department of Anthropology. …read more

From: The California State University Northridge tenure track position

Assistant Professor tenure-track in Biological Anthropology at The College of New Jersey

By Ed Hagen

This hire will join a small but growing anthropology program that supports a rapidly expanding Public Health minor popular with pre-Med students. The hire will create courses in biological/physical anthropology that would complement our existing strengths in cultural anthropology, in preparation for launching a new anthropology major. Candidates should provide evidence that they can maintain a successful program of research at an undergraduate-focused public college with a limited research budget. The standard teaching load is three courses (usually two preps) per semester. In addition to teaching and research, faculty participates in the TCNJ community through a variety of service …read more

From: Assistant Professor tenure-track in Biological Anthropology at The College of New Jersey

Postdoctoral Scholar in Primatology Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary

By Ed Hagen

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology is the home of four full-time faculty primatologists and their research teams with long-term field projects in Belize, Costa Rica, Ghana and Madagascar. Our collaborative objective is to create synergies and new insights from comparative analyses of our datasets. To that end, we have developed an integrated database as part of the PACE project (Primates Adapting to Changing Environments). PACE currently includes long-term data on three primate species (with three more species datasets shortly to be integrated) and is comprised of behavioural, ecological, demographic, genetic, nutritional and spatial data. It …read more

From: Postdoctoral Scholar in Primatology Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary

University at Buffalo (SUNY) tenure-track Assistant Professor in Metagenomics

By Ed Hagen

http://www.biology.buffalo.edu

The Department of Biological Sciences is the major focal point for interdisciplinary research and education in life sciences at the University at Buffalo (UB). The University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York system. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions within UB, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences are available. A competitive startup package will be provided. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program and to participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching. Applicants should …read more

From: University at Buffalo (SUNY) tenure-track Assistant Professor in Metagenomics

Ohio University tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology in biological anthropology

By Ed Hagen

Ideal candidates will demonstrate an active and innovative research program and will be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach upper‐level courses in Human Evolution and their areas of expertise, as well as Introduction to Biological Anthropology. Anthropology faculty at Ohio University currently teach 2 courses per semester: 1 upper‐level course and 1 Introduction to Biological Anthropology course. Housed in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Anthropology Program (http://www.ohio.edu/socanth/anthropology/) consists of 7 full‐time faculty and approximately 110 majors, and maintains a core focus on public engagement and outreach across the …read more

From: Ohio University tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology in biological anthropology

Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time appointment at the tenure-track or tenured levels in biological anthropology

By Ed Hagen

The successful candidate will have a proven capacity for integrating lab and field research and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring. The appointment will begin July 1, 2015. Formal review of applications will begin September 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references via Interfolio at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/25291.

With parity between male and female undergraduate students and over one quarter of the students being members of minority groups, Dartmouth is one of the most …read more

From: Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time appointment at the tenure-track or tenured levels in biological anthropology

Ohio University tenure-track assistant professor in biological anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University invites applications for a tenure‐track Assistant Professor of Anthropology in biological anthropology beginning in August 2015. We are interested in candidates with research and teaching specialization in human evolution, human diversity, and/or primate behavior and conservation. The specific research area is open. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an active and innovative research program and will be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach upper‐level courses in Human Evolution and their areas of expertise, as well as Introduction to Biological Anthropology. Anthropology faculty at Ohio University currently teach 2 courses per semester: 1 upper‐level course and 1 Introduction to Biological Anthropology course. Housed in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Anthropology Program (http://www.ohio.edu/socanth/anthropology/) consists of 7 full‐time faculty and approximately 110 majors, and maintains a core focus on public engagement and outreach across the subfields. This focus provides opportunities for undergraduate students through community‐based research and learning such as internships, field schools, independent research projects, and study abroad programs. Ohio University (http://www.ohio.edu/) is a Research Extensive institution that serves 20,000 students on a residential campus in Athens, Ohio, a college town seventy‐five miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio. To apply online, go to http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/10188 and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, publications or other samples of scholarly writing, statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations (if available), sample syllabi (if available), and contact information for three professional references, who will each receive an email invitation to upload a letter. Candidates should provide record of /or potential for scholarly activity involving students, as well as the demonstrated potential for effective teaching. The successful candidate is expected to have completed the Ph.D. at the time of appointment in August, 2015. The application submission deadline isSeptember 22, 2014. Questions may be directed to Nancy Tatarek, Search Committee Chair, at tatarek@ohio.edu. Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment, and is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Director, Forensic Anthropology

By Ed Hagen

EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATION: Three years of experience in a Medical Examiner, academic faculty or like setting performing forensic anthropology examinations, including the assessment and analysis of human remains and submission of associated reports is required. Current certification as a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (D-ABFA)is preferred. Certification within three years of employment is mandatory. A valid Texas driver’s license is required.

SKILLS – PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Advanced knowledge and in-depth understanding of anthropological and forensic theory, principles, procedures, and techniques, as they relate to identification and analysis of human remains is required. Demonstrated knowledge and …read more

From: Director, Forensic Anthropology

Central Washington University tenure-track assistant professor for biological anthropology

By Ed Hagen

The successful candidate will have expertise in paleoanthropology and/or human osteology. The new faculty member will participate in an interdisciplinary Forensics Certificate program currently under development. He or she will also be responsible for continuing several aspects of our existing curriculum such as: undergraduate classes on fossil humans, comparative skeletal analysis and primate evolution, General Education classes in biological anthropology, graduate courses and thesis advancement in the Resource Management and/or Primate Behavior master’s programs. The successful applicant must have an active research program and should describe how that program would involve undergraduate and graduate students. We seek an applicant who …read more

From: Central Washington University tenure-track assistant professor for biological anthropology

University of Toronto Mississauga tenure-stream position in biological anthropology

By Ed Hagen

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/anthropology/jobs/academic-jobs. Deadline to apply is Sept. 17, 2014.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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From: University of Toronto Mississauga tenure-stream position in biological anthropology

University of Texas at Austin seeks a biological anthropologist

By Ed Hagen

The selected candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.

Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval. Background check conducted on applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date: December 1, 2014.

To Apply:

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three referees viaapply.interfolio.com/25005

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From: University of Texas at Austin seeks a biological anthropologist

ASU postdoctoral position

By Ed Hagen

Employment can start as early as Sep 1 2014, but start dates until Jan 2015 can be accommodated. The position is on an annual basis and can be renewed yearly for an additional two years if performance is satisfactory and the candidate wishes to continue. Applications will be reviewed starting August 1, and will continue till the position is filled.
Interested applicants should contact Sarah Mathew (sarah.mathew@asu.edu) with a CV. Suitable applicants may be asked to further provide a statement describing how their previous work and current direction fit with the needs of the position. More details can …read more

From: ASU postdoctoral position

The Leakey Foundation

By Ed Hagen

Reports to: Communications Manager
Schedule: 2 or 3 days/ weeks with some nights and weekends
Location: San Francisco, California (Presidio)

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EXPERIENCE:
- At least two (2) years of program planning related experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Professional appearance and demeanor
- Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
- Ability to problem solve quickly, trouble-shoot, and work under pressure
- Self motivated and able to work without supervision
- Able to relate to diverse groups of people
- Able …read more

From: The Leakey Foundation