Assistant Professor of Anthropology

The Anthropology Program in the Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. This appointment will support our Anthropology Program in the area of Bio-Archaeology.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to instruction in both undergrad and graduate programs, as well as, a graduate certificate program in forensics; mentor graduate students; and contribute to institutional service.

The standard course load for anthropology faculty is four courses per year. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course in biological and archaeological anthropology, a combined lecture/lab course for anthropology majors in biological anthropology, and at least one advanced course in forensics, the theory and methods of bio-archaeology, or human evolution. In addition, the successful candidate also will be expected to sustain a robust research program that results in peer-reviewed publications and external grant funding. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research includes an applied component and who can provide students with field research experiences.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.