Assistant Professor in ancient genetics/genomics

The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in ancient genetics/genomics beginning August 2015. We seek an energetic scholar with an active research program in molecular anthropology/archaeology and strong records of publishing in top-tier venues and participating in sponsored research. While geographic specialization is open, preference will be given to candidates who use ancient genetics to investigate evolution, dispersal, and migration in an archaeological context, and who can cooperate with existing faculty investigating these problems in the department and the department’s Center for the Study of the First Americans.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses in anthropology each semester ranging from introductory and upper-level undergraduate classes to graduate seminars; conduct research in the area of ancient genetics/genomics; advise and mentor students; and participate in service to the department, college, and university.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants are required to have a PhD in hand by 2014 or earlier, demonstrated experience in ancient DNA analysis either at the doctoral or post-doctoral level, and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology. Post-doctoral research in an ancient DNA laboratory, prior teaching experience, an active field research program, research publications, and success in obtaining grants for research will be considered as strengths in the search process. Applicants are encouraged to articulate how they may contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references preferably as a single pdf file by email or mail to Dr. Ted Goebel, Chair, Anthropological Genetics Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Mailstop 4352, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4352 (

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