Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology University of California, Riverside, Department of Anthropology United States

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology


  • Coll of Hum, Arts & Social Sci - Anthropology



Open date: September 19th, 2018
Last review date: December 2nd, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 1st, 2019

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology beginning on July 1, 2019. We seek a Human or Skeletal Biological Anthropologist with research expertise in one or more of the following areas: human health, diet, nutrition, disease, migration, adaptation to climate change, and/or plasticity in living or ancient human populations. Candidates should have a research agenda that examines human adaptation and survival amidst social and ecological transformations from a broad, intersectional, four-field perspective. Regional focus is open.


The successful candidate would join a diverse faculty committed to research that examines the intersections of power, identity, ideology, inequality, gender, class, race, and ethnicity. Typical course load is four classes over the academic year. Candidates are encouraged to consider their fit with current department courses and to design new courses within their research focus. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. A Ph.D. in Anthropology at time of appointment is required.


Complete applications must include a current CV, a cover letter of interest describing current and future research and teaching directions, a statement on potential contributions to diversity, copies of up to three publications, evidence of teaching excellence, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting material received by December 1, 2018 will receive full consideration.


Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.


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UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Riverside, CA



More information about this recruitment: http://anthropology.ucr.edu/



Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - cover letter of interest describing current and future research and teaching directions

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Publication

  • Evidence of Teaching Excellence

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • additional Publication (Optional)

  • additional Publication (Optional)

  • additional Evidence of Teaching Excellence (Optional)

  • additional Evidence of Teaching Excellence (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)



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