Assistant Professor – Biological Anthropology

Assistant Professor – Biological Anthropology (Anthropology and Archaeology)
CUNY Job ID: 17526

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology with a starting date of August 2018.

Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City itself. A vibrant, intellectually engaged community, our student body comprises individuals from 150 countries, speaking 105 different languages. The College and the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology are committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology is a four-field department with faculty in each sub-discipline. The faculty member will be required to manage and expand the Forensics Program through curricular development and by establishing connections with other relevant departments and programs.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

• Teach undergraduate courses in Biological Anthropology including, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Variation, Human Osteology, Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Science. There is also the possibility of teaching graduate students at the CUNY Graduate Center and participating in the NYCEP collaborative.

• Pursue a productive program of field and/or laboratory research, and contribute to existing programmatic strengths.

• Engage in research in biological anthropology and scholarship involving peer reviewed publications.

• Student advisement and research mentoring.

• Provide service to the department, college, university, and community, e.g. committee, administrative, supervisory, and other assignments.

• Ph.D. degree in Anthropology from an accredited institution is required by June 2018.
• Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the department and the institution.
• Candidate must have an active record of research and scholarship.

Salary commensurate with education and experience. All appointments are subject to financial availability.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


(1) Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:

• An application letter indicating the desired position, and should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.

• Current curriculum vitae

• A sample of published scholarly writing to which the applicant is the primary or single author

(2) Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders on the Brooklyn College Online Recommendation System.

Visit for more information and instructions to apply. Please note there are two steps to the application process. Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

December 13, 2017

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.