Visiting Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position (non-tenure stream) in biological anthropology, beginning September 1, 2018 pending budgetary approval. Candidates must have a PhD at the time of application.

We seek an individual with research specialization in anthropological genetics and epidemiology. Preference will be given to those who work with contemporary living populations. Teaching responsibilities will include 2 courses in the Fall term and 2 courses in the Spring term. Courses taught will include an intermediate course in Human Origins and a large introductory lecture class in Biocultural Anthropology. The two additional introductory or intermediate courses will reflect the applicant’s area of expertise in anthropological genetics, the human life cycle, and/or environment and health. Geographic specialization is open.

The online application must include a cover letter that discusses the candidate’s research expertise, teaching, pedagogical approaches, and explains how her/his teaching, research and/or service might contribute to the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The application must also include a CV, recent course evaluations of large introductory and upper-level courses, two syllabi and the names/email addresses of three references.

Please submit the application online at:

For full consideration applications must be received by April 30, 2018 when review of applications will begin. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of minority groups under-represented in academia, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Questions may be directed to: Margaret A. Judd, Search Committee Chair,