Open Rank – Biological Anthropologist

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a tenured or tenure-track Biological Anthropologist, rank open. This is a new position, and we aim to recruit an integrative biological anthropologist with research interests in the evolutionary biology of human and/or non-human primates. We are looking for a theoretically motivated researcher, with a proven track record of external funding and publication and a strong background in biostatistics. Research areas could include, but are not limited to: anthropological genetics/genomics/epigenetics, physiology or morphology of growth and development, reproduction/reproductive ecology, metabolism, ecological immunology, microbiome studies, and/or behavioral endocrinology. Area focus is open, and we strongly encourage all interested biological anthropologists to apply, but we have a preference for a colleague who demonstrates openness to interdisciplinary collaboration and who has the ability to engage cross–campus linkages.

Required Qualifications: For all ranks: Ph.D. in anthropology or human evolutionary biology; theoretically motivated research; desire and ability to contribute to growth and excellence of a Ph.D. program broadly engaging ecology and environmental issues; desire and ability to educate and mentor anthropology students with either academic or applied career goals; and successful external granting and publication. For consideration as Associate Professor, candidates must have a strong history of external granting and publication, a record of successful teaching, and experience in department, university, and professional service. For consideration as full Professor, candidates must have a very strong history of external granting and publication, a record of successful teaching, and experience in department, university, and professional service. Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.

Preferred Qualifications: excellence in teaching; fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in anthropology and biology; laboratory and/or field/laboratory integrated methods; strong quantitative background; commitment to multidisciplinary anthropology; interests that complement existing faculty specializations; and potential to contribute to developing university-wide, interdisciplinary areas of collaborative excellence.

Responsibilities in addition to research: teaching introductory courses in general anthropology and biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and core and elective graduate-level courses in areas of specialization; mentoring graduate students in the department’s M.A. and Ph.D. programs; undertaking department and college service responsibilities.

Applicants must submit: a letter of application describing research, teaching, and service; a curriculum vitae; sample publications; and the names, addresses, email, and phone numbers of three references. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire.

All materials must be received by December 1st, 2014. Electronic submission only; all documents should be formatted as pdf files. Send all application materials to Carolyn Cochran at: Please direct inquiries to Carolyn Cochran via email, or by phone at (210) 458-4075. The University of Texas at San Antonio is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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