Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology

The School of Natural Sciences and Psychology is seeking to appoint an inspirational (Full) Professor with an established reputation for conducting research of leading international quality in Evolutionary Anthropology.

You will be expected to take a lead role in driving forward the School’s research excellence in the field. You will have excellent leadership and management skills, and exceptional communication skills. You will also contribute to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including BSc Forensic Anthropology, MSc Bioarchaeology, and MSc Forensic Anthropology.

Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates with a specialism in hominin functional morphology and physiology from an evolutionary perspective. This appointment is part of a strategic investment in the research and teaching of Anthropology in the School.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Joel Irish, Subject Leader for Anthropology and Archaeology on 0151 231 2387 or email

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter for promoting the career of Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post and all appointments will be made on merit.

LJMU values diversity and provides a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can fulfil their potential.

Kindly submit only those files that are specifically requested in the online application. Additional information may be requested later.

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.