Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Idaho State University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in biological anthropology. The position will start August 2018. Candidates will have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. We seek an active biological anthropologist with evidence of superior teaching ability and an active research program. Research specialty is open, but we prefer candidates with research topics of broad anthropological significance including human adaptation, demography, nutrition, health and disease, and forensics. We also prefer candidates who demonstrate inventive undergraduate teaching.

The candidate will teach 6 courses (3 per semester), including introductory courses in biological anthropology, upper level courses, and graduate courses. Experience in online instruction and a willingness to develop online courses in physical anthropology is preferred. Faculty are expected to supervise graduate and undergraduate students, perform university and professional service, and conduct active research that involves students. Priority will be given to candidates who complement current faculty expertise and advance the Department’s strategic mission (see departmental website at

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a cover letter (that includes a statement of interest with goals for both teaching and research) and a curriculum vitae (with names and contact information for three references) to the Idaho State University Human Resources website, We will begin reviewing application materials November 10 and continue until the position is filled.

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Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, serves a diverse population by attracting students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 280 programs. Over 13,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs.