The Department of Anthropology at the University of Kansas invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track, Assistant Professor level in molecular genetics. Candidates must be involved in an active research program in molecular genetics and its application to human migration and health. They should possess: quantitative skills, have bioinformatics/data analytical experience and be involved in field research and laboratory methodologies. Candidates must be able to teach introduction to biological anthropology, other evolutionary courses, and laboratory methods to undergraduate and graduate students, and to contribute to the broader university environment. Required qualifications include a Ph.D., or ABD in Biological Anthropology (or a similar field) from an accredited school by 08-18-2015.

KU is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community a short drive from Kansas City and the KU Medical Center. The University of Kansas is a major educational and research institution with 29,000 students on five campuses, 2,600 faculty members, and service centers throughout the state. The main campus is in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 90,000 that is just 40 miles west of Greater Kansas City and 20 miles east from the state capital. KU has also committed itself to expanding its innovative research and commercialization programs. The University of Kansas is particularly interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information see We encourage woman and minorities to apply.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to or and click “Search Faculty Jobs”; search by key word [Genetics]. A complete online application includes the following materials: a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research goals, statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Initial review of applications begins October 27, 2014 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. Informal inquiries can be directed to Michael Crawford (, Chair of the search committee. The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.