Assistant Professor – Biological Anthropologist

The Department of Anthropology at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor, position 102900, to start August 2017. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist with an active research agenda and commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in bioanthropology, bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology. Ability to teach a local forensic or bioarchaeology field school is ideal; ability to include students in some form of field or laboratory research is a necessity.

The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester that complement our existing BA and MA programs in archaeological, biological, and cultural anthropology; will advise and mentor BA and MA students; will serve on and direct master’s thesis committees; and will engage in service and research activities.

This position will benefit from and strengthen existing collaborations with campus organizations such as the Archaeology Institute, the Florida Public Archaeology Network, and the Virtebra 3D lab, as well as external organizations such as local medical examiners’ offices.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related discipline with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in bioanthropology, bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology; experience teaching a range of courses in biological anthropology; ability or potential to secure research funding; ability to publish in high-quality journals.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Apply online at Be prepared to attach a 1) Cover letter; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Names and contact information for three referees; 4) One-page statement of teaching philosophy; 5) One-page research statement with the online application. Review of applications will begin on February 13, 2017 but the posting will remain open until filled.

Questions: Contact search committee chair, Dr. Kristina Killgrove, at / 850-474-3287.

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action employer. Any individual requiring special accommodations to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting ADA Compliance at 1-850-474-2059 (voice) or 1 850 857 6114 (TTY). A criminal background check is required for successful candidates. E-Verify requirements may apply for employment in certain positions. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.

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