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Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology/Bioarchaeology, Department of Anthropology, Trent University

Department: Anthropology
Institution: Trent University
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ob Type: Tenure-Track
Apply By: 1 December 2023

Trent University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in biological anthropology or bioarchaeology in the Department of Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to start July 1, 2024. The Department of Anthropology is seeking an outstanding early career scholar with expertise in one or more of the following: human biology, human evolution, or medical anthropology. Strengths in evolutionary theory, biocultural approaches, and applied research are important. We also welcome applications from those whose interdisciplinary research investigates social determinants of health. This position is located at Trent’s Peterborough Campus and is subject to budgetary approval.

Trent University is the top-ranked primarily undergraduate university in Ontario, Canada with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The Department of Anthropology offers research informed, pedagogically innovative and community engaged undergraduate (Anthropology, Archaeology) and graduate (Anthropology) programs in Trent’s faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s areas of strength in human-environment interaction and/or food and human society, and program specializations in biological anthropology and bioarchaeology. Information about the Department of Anthropology is available at www.trentu.ca/anthropology and www.trentu.ca/archaeology

Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or be close to completion by the date of appointment) in Anthropology or a cognate discipline. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and potential for excellence in research, teaching and service commensurate with the Assistant Professor rank. Responsibilities will include contributing to curriculum development and course delivery in the Department of Anthropology’s B.A., B.Sc. and Master’s programs and developing and expanding a high quality externally funded research program, including grants from Canada’s federal funding agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to develop new courses in their area of area of focus. Depending on their research focus, the successful candidate also may have opportunities to contribute to the Trent University Archaeological Research Centre.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit applications in PDF format by email to anthjobs@trentu.ca, specifying “Biological anthropology/bioarchaeology TT position” in the subject heading. Applications should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae; a research statement and examples of significant scholarship; a teaching portfolio including a teaching philosophy statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness such as syllabi and a summary of teaching evaluations; and three (3) letters of reference from individuals familiar with the candidate’s academic career.  Applicants may also submit a self-identification form as part of their application package.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023.

Trent University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Preference will be given to candidates from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous People (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities or racialized groups and LGBTQ2+ people.

Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact anthjobs@trentu.ca.

While all applicants are thanked for their interest and applications to this position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For further information about this position, please email Dr. Jennifer P. Moore, Chair, Department of Anthropology, jmoore@trentu.ca.


Assistant Professor of Computational/Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University

Department: Anthropology
Institution: Purdue University
Job Type: Tenure-Track
Apply By: 1 November 2023

Application URL: https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/28332/

Job Summary

The Department of Anthropology at Purdue University seeks a scholar with expertise and use of artificial intelligence in biological anthropology to join our collegial, dynamic, integrative department. This tenure-track Assistant Professor position begins in August 2024. The ideal applicant will have a record of publication and funding, an active research agenda, analytic lab/field, quantitative/mixed methods skills, teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. We expect that the successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in Liberal Arts and other areas to contribute to developing research clusters and externally funded research in Artificial Intelligence with existing degree programs and classes in foundations, tools, ethics, law, policy, and social implications of AI. Candidates with expertise in innovative data science and AI approaches (e.g., big data, GIS, and machine learning) are invited to apply. We encourage applications from scholars using above approaches related to topics such as evolution, biological variation, health and disease, genomics, environmental change over time, and spatial/landscape analyses. We seek candidates who will collaborate across disciplinary lines, engaged scholarship, collegial relations, and the ability to incorporate students into active learning, research, and field or lab work. The successful candidate will participate fully in the life of a vibrant department whose Anthropologies of Tomorrow (AOT) initiative embraces publicly engaged and interdisciplinary/ transdisciplinary scholarship that includes community partnerships and preparation of students for diverse and impactful careers. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute expertise to the Advanced Methods at Purdue program through research that utilizes cutting- edge social science research methods and tools, and show an interest and ability in linking to related research and education programs on campus and beyond. Purdue’s Department of Anthropology is located within the College of Liberal Arts and offers B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees.

Position Responsibilities                                                                                                                                                 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in AI approaches and related specialty areas. Two courses per semester will be split between departmental courses and foundational first-year courses in Cornerstone, Purdue’s integrated Liberal Arts certificate program (see College description). The candidate is expected to complement and strengthen Anthropology’s curriculum, and collaborate with colleagues in research, teaching, and service.

Basic qualifications

A PhD degree (or equivalent international degree) in Anthropology or a related field must be held by start date of the position.

The College and University:

For the third consecutive year, the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking on multiple hires with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI) to begin in Fall 2024. Representing a variety of disciplines in the College, this cohort of scholars will expand our capacity to explore the implications of developing AI across our academic domains and advance and contribute to research and educational initiatives surrounding AI in new and important ways. These positions will also include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university. Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is one hour from Indianapolis and two hours from Chicago. As a public, research intensive, PhD-granting institution, the University has over 50,000 students and 17, 500 employees. Purdue has the fourth highest enrollment of international students among public U.S. universities, with more than 9,000 international undergraduate, professional, and graduate students.

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit the following items to Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications. Materials should be uploaded in this order and as one PDF document:

1) cover letter discussing research agenda and teaching philosophy

2) Curriculum vitae

3) names of three referees

4) two writing samples of no more than 30 pages each (which may be book or dissertation chapters or articles)

Applications should be submitted at https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/28332/.Questions about the position should be directed to Melissa Remis, Anthropology Department Head at remis@purdue.edu.

For full consideration applications should be submitted by November 1, 2023, and review will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, The University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Department: Anthropology
Institution: The University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Job Type: Tenure-Track
Apply By: 1 December 2023

Application URL: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu/jobs/4215195/assistant-professor-biological-anthropology-human-biology-pending-position-n?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Description: Title: Assistant Professor (Human Biology) Position Number: Pending Position Number Hiring Unit: UHM College of Social Sciences - Department of Anthropology Location: Manoa Campus Date Posted: 09/25/23 Closing Date: Continuous; review of applications to begin December 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by December 1, 2023 will be given priority. Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience Monthly Type: 9 Month Tenure Track: Tenure Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Other Conditions: The Department of Anthropology, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor (I-3) in Biological Anthropology, with a focus in Human Biology. This is a 9-month, full-time, permanent, tenure track position, to begin August 1, 2024, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.

Our department and university have a strong commitment to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of diverse applicants. We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. More information about the Department of Anthropology is available at https://anthropology.manoa.hawaii.edu/.

Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Contribute to the investigation of modern human variation, including the study of human population biodiversity, epidemiology, evolutionary medicine, adaptation, nutrition and diet, energetics and health, and life history, from an anthropological perspective; 2. Actively contribute to growing our biological anthropology program, as well as contributing to expanding our medical anthropology specialization; 3. Teach introductory-level as well as upper division and graduate-level classes in biological anthropology and service-related classes; at least some courses offered are expected to expand the offerings in our medical anthropology specialization; 4. Develop an active research program and a strategic vision that includes fieldwork among the communities of Hawaiʻi, the Pacific and/or Asia; 5. Mentor and supervise undergraduate, MA and PhD students; 6. Provide service to the department, college, university, and relevant professional communities; 7. Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. PhD in Anthropology or closely related field from a university of recognized standing; 2. Demonstrated ability to conduct research and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in biological anthropology; 3. Record of scholarly and instructional achievement or promise in the field as evidenced by teaching, publications, and research; 4. Demonstrated ability (or for recent PhDs, demonstrated potential) to successfully compete for extramural and intramural research and training grants (e.g., NIH, NSF, etc.); 5. A publication record that indicates accomplishment and a promising forward trajectory; 6. Demonstrated ability to think and work across disciplines and subdisciplines; 7. Demonstrated ability to successfully engage with local communities. Desirable Qualifications: 1. Geographical expertise across the Asia-Pacific region and the Pacific islands, though other regions will be considered. 2. Demonstrated engagement with important contemporary health issues, including policy-relevant topics such as, for example, health disparities in contemporary populations, and the impacts of epidemics (e.g., COVID-19) on Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Asian communities. 3. Demonstrated ability to develop comparative projects that situate Hawaiʻi, the Pacific and/or Asia in a broader global health context. 4. Demonstrated ability to create opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. 5. Prior teaching and/or postdoctoral experience. 6. Demonstrated interest in, and the potential to contribute to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To Apply: Click on the link at the top to complete an application and attach the following required documents: 1. Detailed cover letter stating how you fit the position description and satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, while also summarizing your Teaching, Research, and Service; 2. Curriculum vitae; 3. One (1) writing sample (representative peer reviewed journal article or dissertation chapter); 4. One (1) sample syllabus for an upper division Human Biology class that you would offer here 5. Names and contact information for three references.

Letters of reference will be requested for long list candidates. Finalists must be prepared to submit copies of official transcripts prior to a campus visit. Official transcripts will be required for hire.

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Inquiries: Eirik Saethre, Chair; 808-946-8193; anthchr@hawaii.edu

EEO/AA, Clery Act, ADA The University of Hawai'i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran. For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please refer to the following link: http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/eeo-coordinators/.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawai'i may be viewed at: https://www.hawaii.edu/titleix/help/campus-security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Accommodation Request: The University of Hawai'i complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the EEO coordinator directly. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. For further information, please refer to the following link: https://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/accommodation-request/

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