Assistant Professor of Anthropology

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in anthropology with biological expertise. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2018. Candidates must have a PhD in hand by the position start date. Applicants must show evidence of successful college/university level teaching, and have a record of research and publications.

Teaching duties in the undergraduate program include core and service courses at the first and/or second year level including introductory courses in general anthropology and biological anthropology , as well as upper-level courses in the candidate’s fields of expertise. Areas of expertise of interest include but are not limited to general biological anthropology, human osteology, genetics, public health and development, forensic anthropology, medical anthropology or human evolution. We seek candidates who are willing to explore areas of cross-disciplinary collaboration in accordance with their area of expertise. Candidates will have the opportunity develop new upper division biological anthropology courses and equip a biological anthropology lab in a new campus building beginning in 2019.

Our institution operates on the semester system with a 4/4 instructional load, and places an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. The Anthropology Program began in the 1950s, has offered BA and BS degrees since 2000, and is committed to a four fields approach. Today, the program has over 100 declared anthropology majors and 25 minors with 5 full-time anthropology faculty and several adjuncts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the following courses: Anth 1000 Introduction to Anthropology (four fields coverage), Anth 1020: Biological Anthropology, and several courses in their area of expertise.

To apply, go to, the WSU Human Resources page where faculty and staff positions are posted. Search postings by job title (Assistant Professor of Anthropology) and department (Sociology). Complete the online application, including these five items: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a brief cover letter explaining how you intend to meet these program hiring expectations with regard to your teaching and research experience and future professional plans; (3) a short statement of your teaching philosophy and teaching style; (4) a summary statement and sample of recent teaching evaluations; and (5) the names and contact information of three professional references. Please also send one or two recent journal publications or unpublished manuscripts in PDF format directly to Dr. Ronald Holt ( Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. All other correspondence can be addressed to Dr. Holt at: Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Weber State University, 1299 Edvalson St., Dept. 1208, Ogden, UT 84408-1208. Weber State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability) employer.

Weber State University is a comprehensive public institution that was founded in 1889. The University provides lifelong learning opportunities for a diverse spectrum of students on two beautiful, modern campuses, through traditional classroom instruction, Internet-based WSU Online, and outreach efforts throughout the Intermountain West. Over 27,000 students are enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees in business, education, health professions, technology, and the liberal arts and sciences. The University is located in Ogden, Utah, north of Salt Lake City on the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountains. The area offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, and year-round outdoor recreation experiences. Additional information concerning Weber State University is available at
Position is subject to final budgetary approval.