Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

Assistant Professor Position in Biological Anthropology,
University of Kentucky, Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in biological anthropology, to begin in August 2018. This position is one of three in a “health related social science” cluster hire in the College of Arts and Sciences, which the college expects will invigorate a vibrant and collaborative community of health-related research and teaching. Applicants should be biological anthropologists who utilize a biocultural approach in research with living human populations. Geographical area of expertise is open. We are particularly interested in candidates who are conversant in cultural anthropology and who use a biocultural approach with interests among the following: nutrition and food / hunger issues; child growth and development; social or environmental justice; global health; and health inequalities. We seek candidates who can further collaborations in medical anthropology and the Health, Society, and Populations undergraduate major within the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, and with community partnerships. 

We seek applicants with an active externally funded research program, a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching, and evidence of effective teaching. Applicants should demonstrate ongoing or potential research projects that could include student involvement and advance students’ career opportunities. We actively seek candidates who can contribute to the department and university goals to diversify our faculty. 

UK seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. UK’s commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a reflection of our broader commitment to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

Interested candidates should submit by through the UK employment system 
( : a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a CV, up to three sample publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University also supports family-friendly policies. For more information, contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Erin Koch ( Our website: