Assistant Professor of Biology (open specialization)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a nine-month tenure-earning Assistant Professor anticipated to begin August 2020.

A doctorate in Anthropology or closely related discipline with a specialization in Biological Anthropology from an accredited institution by time of hire is required. While the primary research area in Biological Anthropology is open, the successful applicant must have a methodological specialization in quantitative methods.

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a successful research program that includes peer-reviewed publications, evidence of external funding, and the ability to include graduate students in their research. Geographical research area is open. Successful candidates will also demonstrate an ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biological anthropology and quantitative methods in anthropology.

The department, which offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees, values collegiality and promotes interdisciplinary and collaborative endeavors. Anthropology currently includes 21 faculty who are committed to impactful scholarly research, innovative teaching, developing collaborative community partnerships, and are actively involved in professional organizations. We are especially interested in an individual who can contribute through their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. For more information on the Department of Anthropology, visit

The College of Sciences houses most of the university’s natural, computational, and social sciences in seven departments, two schools, and eleven centers. The college’s programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success.

UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 68,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 200 degree programs. UCF is committed to diversity and was named an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. For more information, visit

To be considered you must apply online at and attach the following materials: a cover letter of interest that includes a statement of research (including future research plans) and teaching interest, a vita (CV), and up to three (3) reprints of peer-reviewed research publications. Applicants must also include syllabi for a two-course sequence in quantitative methods in anthropology at the graduate level (masters and Ph.D.). In addition, applicants must provide the names and contact information of four (4) references as part of their application. Applications are due by October 24, 2019. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Stacy Barber ( or Dr. J. Marla Toyne (

The department is searching for two biological anthropology positions. To be considered for both positions, applicants must apply separately to each position at (job numbers 498166 and 498167).

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