Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Anthropology

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University invites applications for Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of August 2015. The School intends to hire up to two candidates as we continue to expand our world-class program in evolutionary social science. We seek applicants with exceptional scholarly potential in advancing understandings of the dynamic interactions between biology and culture responsible for human uniqueness. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology, psychology, or related field, and evidence of potential for high levels of research productivity and impact, and for teaching excellence. Desired qualifications include a strong record of field, laboratory, and/or model-based research on the interactions between human culture and biology that is grounded in evolutionary theory. Specific research topic, approach, and region is open, and the candidate’s program of research may be focused on human biocultural evolution in deep or more recent times, including in contemporary societies. Additional desired qualifications include evidence of success in obtaining external funding, teaching experience in anthropology or related fields, experience mentoring and supporting students, and collaborative experiences with an interdisciplinary research team.

We will begin reviewing applicants on October 20, 2014. Reviews may occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Applicants must apply online at and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. You may address your cover letter to Professor Robert Boyd, Evolutionary Anthropology Search Committee Chair. Information about the School can be found at The School collaborates extensively with ASU’s Institute for Human Origins ( A background check is required for employment. ASU Job ID: 10880.

Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See