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The Department of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary invites applications for a non-tenure track one year renewable full-time position at the rank of Visiting Lecturer from anthropologists with a research focus on the relationships of biology, culture, and history to begin in August of 2013. The applicant must have experience teaching courses in biological or biocultural anthropology. Experience engaging the public in a program of research is valued. Applicants must submit a cover letter describing the focus and trajectory of their work, a CV, two samples of written work, and contact information for three references to: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/13137
The PhD in Anthropology or related field must be in hand by August, 2013. Applications must be received by April 6, 2013.
William and Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access employer and actively encourages applications from minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans.
The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
The Anthropology Department (http://anthro.ucsd.edu) at the University of California, San Diego is committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and invites applicants whose experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Anthropology, outstanding teaching and scholarship, and must demonstrate strong or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the context of a large public university. The Department is looking for Lecturers with teaching experience in three anthropological subfields: Biological Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology (especially religion and/or politics, multiculturalism, racism, education, environment, and Linguistic Anthropology (especially language ideology and/or multilingualism, professional language, semiotics). We encourage applicants with expertise in regions or areas not well represented in our current faculty, for example, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and elsewhere. Appointees will be expected to teach large, introductory courses in their sub disciplines, and a combination of upper and lower division courses, including courses on their own research interests. Appointments will be part-time or full-time, up to a total of two courses per quarter, from one quarter up to one year in duration, with the possibility of extension to a subsequent year.
Applications are accepted at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply . Please include electronic versions of: an application letter, a curriculum vitae, samples of written work, teaching evaluations, 1or 2 sample syllabi, and names and contact information for three referees (do not send letter of recommendation and/or placement files). Applicants are required to submit a separate statement summarizing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity. (See http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further assistance regarding diversity requirements). Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2013. Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2013. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published UC pay scales.
Harvard University, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology,
The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology invites applications
for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the biogeochemistry laboratory. The
focus of the position will be oxygen isotopes and the isotopic
effects of digestion. This is a one year position.
Please submit a CV and letter of interest by email to
Professor Noreen Tuross, email@example.com
Candidates will be interviewed at the AAPA meeting in Knoxville and
SAA in Honolulu.
The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, seeks candidates who examine the interdependence of biology and social behavior, with a particular interest in human sociogenomics, to fill multiple faculty positions in the social and behavioral sciences. The new science of genomics reveals that environmental factors can affect the activity of genes, rendering incomplete the deterministic, genes-to-behavior model that has long dominated biology. By providing a biological explanation for how social factors can “get under the skin,” sociogenomics allows for a deeper analysis of the microfoundations of human social behavior that can unite the social and life sciences. We seek social scientists who use genomics to inform the interface between biology and classic issues in the social sciences that focus on environmental contributors to human functioning. We welcome applications from senior and mid-career scholars in various fields – including anthropology, communication, political science, psychology, sociology, and related fields – whose research agenda engages the biological sciences, broadly defined. We also invite biological science scholars whose research lies at the interface with the social sciences. Applicants must have an earned doctorate and qualifications appropriate to appointment with tenure as an Associate or Full Professor. Applicants should have a distinguished publication record with experience with collaborative research projects that bridge the life sciences and social and behavioral sciences; evidence of both graduate and undergraduate teaching excellence; and a strong record of attracting external grants to fund their research. The University of Illinois is positioned to be a global leader in this emerging area of research bridging campus strengths in the social, behavioral and biological sciences and has a significant research culture and resources in the Institute for Genomic Biology and the Beckman Institute.
These senior level positions are part of a new multi-year Strategic Excellence Hiring Program at Illinois that focuses on (a) Information, Technology, and Society; (b) Human Health and Wellness; (c) Energy and Sustainability; and (d) Culture, Communication, and Global Issues. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by March 15, 2013. Interviews may take place prior to the close date, however no decision will be made until after the close date. The target start date is August 16, 2013 but is negotiable. To apply, create your candidate profile through jobs.illinois.edu and upload application materials: application letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references.
Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).
ARKANSAS, CONWAY 72035. The University of Central Arkansas, Department of Sociology, seeks a broadly trained anthropologist with expertise and teaching experience for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in archaeology and/or biological anthropology, beginning August 2013. The duration of the position may be extended, contingent upon funding. The ideal candidate should be prepared to teach courses in the Archaeology of North America, Biological Anthropology, a four-field Introduction to Anthropology, and other upper division courses in their region(s) of specialization. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application. The department offers a major and minor in sociology and a minor in anthropology. Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas is an accredited state institution with an enrollment of approximately 11,000 students and a faculty of more than 400. Conway, a community of over 55,000, has three colleges and universities, and is located thirty miles north of Little Rock, the state capital. UCA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and full contact information for three current references. Apply to: Dr. John Toth, Chair, Department of Sociology, Irby Hall 306, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, AR 72035. Forward questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an appointment in an interdepartmental initiative in Human Evolutionary Biology, Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning Spring 2014. The successful candidate for this position will have an outstanding research program, a commitment to excellence in teaching and will participate in a new interdepartmental university initiative in Human Evolutionary Biology, an undergraduate major jointly offered by the Departments of Anthropology and Ecology & Evolution.
The Department of Anthropology seeks a Physiologist with an evolutionary perspective. Research area may include, but is not limited to, behavioral endocrinology/genetics, musculoskeletal physiology, digestive physiology or sensory physiology/ecology. The successful candidate will teach an undergraduate course on the physiology of human behavior for the Human Evolutionary Biology major and develop advanced courses in his/her area of expertise. The candidate will be expected to secure external research funding, and play an active role in our highly ranked graduate programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the starting date and a strong publication record.
Applicants should apply via AcademicJobsOnline.Org http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2572. Applications should include a cover letter stating research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, up to three examples of publications, and three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers through AcademicJobsOnline.Org). Applications should be addressed to the Physiology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, SBS Bldg. S-501, Circle Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4364, USA. For full consideration applications and letters of reference should be submitted by March 30, 2013. Questions about the search should be directed to the Physiology Search Committee at <email@example.com>. Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.
The Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is seeking a physical anthropology curator who will conduct scholarly and scientific research in physical anthropology, with an emphasis on human skeletal biology, including the study of skeletal remains in archeological contexts, paleoanthropology, morphology, evolution, and/or other areas pertinent to developing and investigating museum skeletal collections. The successful candidate will develop research based on Smithsonian collections, expand collections use and build collections, in addition to conducting research on human skeletal remains in museum collections and on those recovered from archeological and/or paleontological contexts. Research will investigate novel research questions using innovative methodologies while also addressing major research themes within anthropology. Curators are expected to regularly publish scholarly manuscripts in reviewed journals and to seek external funding via grants and other funding sources.
This position will be offered as a four-year Federal term position, which is comparable to a tenure-track position, and the position will be filled at the GS-12 level. The museum’s authorized salary range for this position at this time is $74,872-$79,864 per year. U.S. citizenship is required. College transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study must be submitted online by the closing date of announcement or your application will be disqualified. Please see announcement number 13A-JW-298238-DEU-NMNH at www.sihr.si.edu or www.usajobs.gov for details about the application process for this position. All supporting documentation must be received online by March 21, 2013 and must reference the announcement number. Applicants will be notified by email when their applications are received.
Wake Forest University’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable, Visiting Assistant Professor position in Biological Anthropology, beginning Fall 2013. Applicants must be able to teach Introduction to Biological Anthropology and an additional course in their research specialty, which is open. Total teaching load will be 3-3 for the 2013-2014 academic year. Evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to the training and professional development of undergraduates is required.
Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities. With 4,700 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html. Send a single PDF containing a letter of interest, current vita, and list of three references to Rosemary McCarthy, Anthropology Administrative Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover letters should be addressed to Dr. Paul Thacker, Chair of Anthropology. Additional questions may be addressed to Dr. Ellen Miller (email@example.com) For full consideration, please submit file by March 15, 2013. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
The position should start at the earliest possible date and will be limited to 3 years, with the option for an extension of another 3 years, depending on performance. Salary will be according to the German Salary System TV 14, 100 %.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop his/her research program and to attract third party funding to support it; to collaborate on existing projects of the Paleoanthropology section; to contribute to the Palaeoanthropology teaching curriculum and to the supervision of students.
Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology or equivalent, postdoctoral experience and an outstanding research record.
The University of Tübingen wishes to enhance the share of employed women in research and teaching. Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and having the same occupational aptitude will be preferred.
Applications should be submitted electronically no later than March 20, 2013. They should include a statement of research achievements and future directions with special emphasis on collaboration with the Paleoanthropology group (not to exceed 3 pages), curriculum vitae, pdf files of up to 5 key publications, as well as the names and addresses of three referees.
Universität Tübingen, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Paläoanthropologie, Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati, Rümelinstr. 23, 72070 Tübingen
Lawrence University, a selective, residential, liberal arts college and conservatory, seeks applicants for a Biological Anthropology lectureship in fall term 2013. The successful candidate will teach two laboratory sections for introductory biological anthropology and may offer one additional intermediate level course as well. We especially welcome candidates whose research interests and teaching competencies include primatology, hominin evolution, forensic anthropology, or other subfields of biological anthropology that complement the expertise of existing faculty. Review of applications will begin March 1st and continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, current CV, and the names of three references to Professor Mark Jenike, Dept. Anth, Lawrence University, 711 E. Boldt Way – SPC 24, Appleton, WI, 54911. PDF format is preferred and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.