Assistant Professor, Human Biology/Global Health

The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis (, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Biological Anthropology with a specialization in Human Biology. We seek an exceptional researcher to join a department with historical excellence in biological anthropology. The successful candidate will be an individual with expertise in human biology and in global health, broadly defined as working with living human populations using theoretical frameworks from human biology. Candidates should explain how their research program relates directly or indirectly to important research questions in human biology, primatology, paleoanthropology and/or other disciplines in biological anthropology, as well as global health. The successful candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and to have a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Duties will include teaching assigned courses (including a lecture course on Global Health), conducting research, securing funding for research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service. Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in empirical research, and will be expected to compete for external funding. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three referees. Applicants must have Ph.D. in Anthropology or a cognate discipline, and the degree must be in hand by time of appointment. All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at Applications received before October 21 will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee. Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University; the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.