TT Assistant Professor – Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biological Anthropology to begin August, 2019. Applicants must have in-hand a Ph.D. in Anthropology by the position start date. As the third tenure-stream faculty member in an undergraduate program, preference will be given to applicants whose research area and teaching interests both complement and expand our current curriculum, particularly candidates whose research and teaching are focused on evolutionary and biocultural anthropological theory. Candidates must be able to interact effectively with faculty in a broadly-inclusive three-fields department, and demonstrate an ability to develop and sustain an active research program in Biological Anthropology with potential for involving undergraduate students. The successful candidate will teach 6 courses per year. This includes a section of our General Education course in Biological Anthropology (Gender, Race, and Class) and an upper-division course on Human Evolution. Applicants will also have the opportunity to develop new courses in their area of specialization.

Applicants must provide: (1) letter of application; (2) separate statements of research and teaching interests; and (3) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. In your research and teaching statements, please include information about how your past experiences, current interests/activities, and future goals demonstrate your commitment to creating and retaining diverse communities both within the academy and across broader contexts. All materials should be sent electronically in a single PDF file to Review of all applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University, located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, is a highly ranked master’s comprehensive university and part of the 16 campus University of North Carolina system. With nearly 19,000 students, Appalachian State strives to maintain its reputation for excellence in teaching, while continuing to enhance its research reputation. Additional information about the university and the surrounding area is located at The anthropology department has 12 tenure-track faculty and nearly 200 majors, 45 specializing in biological anthropology. Our current faculty expertise, research clusters, facilities, curriculum, and field school programs are described on our website (

Appalachian State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, ASU strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities or other special needs may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Gwen Robbins Schug, In addition, applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Schug regarding any questions about the position. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the university’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.