Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology, University of West Florida

The Department of Anthropology at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor, position 107590, to start August 2019. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist with an active research agenda and commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students. Preference will be given to biological anthropologists with expertise in bioarchaeology, human biology, evolutionary anthropology, and/or skeletal biomechanics. Ability to teach a local field school in biological anthropology is ideal; ability to include students in some form of field or laboratory research is a necessity. Research and teaching expertise in biostatistics and quantitative methods is preferred.

The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester that complement our existing BA and MA programs in archaeological, biological, and cultural anthropology; will advise and mentor BA and MA students; will serve on and direct master’s thesis committees; and will engage in service and research activities.

This position will benefit from and strengthen existing collaborations between our faculty and those in other departments, and with campus organizations such as the Archaeology Institute, the Florida Public Archaeology Network, and the UWF Health Equity Working Group, as well as external organizations such as the Escambia County Health Department.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related discipline with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in bioarchaeology, human biology, evolutionary anthropology, and/or skeletal biomechanics; experience teaching a range of courses in biological anthropology; ability or potential to secure research funding; ability to publish in high-quality journals.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Apply online at
With the online application, please include the following: 1) Cover letter; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Names and contact information for three referees; 4) One-page statement of teaching philosophy; 5) One-page research statement; and 6) Writing sample. Review of applications will begin on 15 January 2019, but the posting will remain open until filled.

Questions: Contact search committee chair, Dr. Allysha Winburn, at / 850-474-2795.

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action employer. Any individual requiring special accommodations to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting ADA Compliance at 1-850-474-2059 (voice) or 1 850 857 6114 (TTY). A criminal background check is required for successful candidates. E-Verify requirements may apply for employment in certain positions. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.