Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology (Health, Disease, and Environment)

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a Biological Anthropologist at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek an integrative biological anthropologist with research interests in the evolutionary biology of human and/or non-human primates, focusing on the intersection of health, disease, and environment. Research areas could include but are not limited to: behavioral, nutritional or reproductive ecology; physiology or morphology of growth and development; metabolism; and ecological immunology. This hire will amplify the department’s growing focus on health, strengthen bridges between cultural and biological anthropology, and add to the department’s commitment to a holistic view of anthropology. We are looking for a theoretically motivated researcher, with a track record of external funding and publication, and preferably an established field research site. We are interested in a scholar whose research complements existing faculty, will help build our BA, MA, and PhD programs, and demonstrates an openness to interdisciplinary collaboration and the ability to engage cross–campus linkages.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or Human Evolutionary Biology in-hand by time of appointment; theoretically motivated research; desire and ability to contribute to growth and excellence of a PhD program broadly engaging ecology and environmental issues; desire and ability to educate and mentor students with either academic or applied career goals; and successful granting and publication records.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellence in teaching; strong record of external funding; fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in anthropology and biology; laboratory and/or field/laboratory integrated methods; strong quantitative background; commitment to multidisciplinary anthropology; interests that complement existing faculty; potential to contribute to interdisciplinary areas of collaborative excellence; and record of service appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Responsibilities include: Maintaining an active research program; teaching introductory courses in general anthropology and biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization; mentoring graduate students in the department’s MA and PhD programs; department and college service.

Applicants must submit: Letter of application that includes 1) research, teaching, and service goals; 2) a CV; 3) sample publications; 4) teaching evaluations if available; and 5) the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of three references. Materials must be submitted on-line via no later than October 2, 2017. Please reference posting TT20170005P.

UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected to interview must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States.