Assistant Professor of Biocultural Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of biocultural anthropology to begin on September 16, 2018. We are interested in candidates with research at the intersection of biological and cultural anthropology, trained broadly in human biology and the social sciences, and offering a global perspective. We seek applicants with a biocultural focus on issues of human health and well-being, such as through the study of the impact of gender and racial inequities, the developmental origins of disease, or risk and resilience in contexts of poverty and social marginalization. An important dimension of this position is its contribution to the emerging interdisciplinary, campus-level initiative on gender-based violence.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct a rigorous, fieldwork and/or laboratory based, externally-funded research program as well as teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Postdoctoral experience and an established publication record are preferred. PhD must be in hand by September 15, 2018. Salary is competitive.

We are a diverse and growing department with strengths within and across all our subfields. The department plays a key role in a variety of interdisciplinary collaborations, and many faculty are closely aligned with units such as the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

For full consideration, materials should be submitted by September 22, 2017 to: (position open until filled). Applicants should submit a cover letter, a research statement, a teaching statement, a CV, up to three writing samples, and the names and contact information of three references. Submission is via Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Josh Snodgrass

UO is committed to recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, and strongly encourage women faculty, faculty of color and faculty with disabilities to apply . We are especially interested in candidates who can support our work in mentoring, research, teaching, and outreach with women, first-generation students, communities of color, and other underrepresented groups. All applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will contribute to this work.