Assistant Professor – Biological Anthropology

The Ithaca College Department of Anthropology (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applications for a full time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology effective August 16, 2019. Preference is given to candidates who specialize in primatology or anthropological human biology. The position involves: teaching undergraduate courses in biological anthropology appropriate to the candidate’s expertise and the department’s needs including introductory courses and a methods course; supervising undergraduate research/field experiences; conducting and publishing research; advising students; and participating in service obligations.

Position qualifications include the following: a PhD in Anthropology at time of appointment; demonstrated effectiveness of teaching; an active program of research that will involve undergraduates; a commitment to the creation of an inclusive educational experience; and an enthusiasm for working effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and students. Preference will be given to candidates who value the intersections of the subdisciplines of anthropology and demonstrate this in their teaching and/or research.

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching statement (not to exceed two pages), and a list containing the contact information for three professional references. The cover letter should include discussion of the applicant’s relevant work experience, scholarly interests, research agenda, and how these relate to the above position description. The teaching statement should include discussion of teaching experience, effectiveness, and philosophy, including the applicant’s commitment to the creation of an inclusive educational environment. The teaching statement should also address specific plans for including undergraduate students in the applicant’s research. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 25, 2018. For additional information on Ithaca College and the Department of Anthropology, please see the full job description at