Asst or Assoc Professor, Evolutionary Medicine

Arizona State University is making a major commitment to developing the field of Evolutionary Medicine. There are plans to recruit up to eight faculty members for the new interdisciplinary Center for Evolution & Medicine, headed by Dr. Randolph Nesse.

The Center and the School of Human Evolution and Social Change invite applications for up to two tenure-eligible faculty positions in a transformative research and teaching initiative that will establish evolutionary biology as a crucial basic science for medicine and public health. Appointment may be at the assistant or associate level. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Research areas may include topical focus on the implications for health of one or more of the following: diet/metabolism, the developmental origins of human disease, behavior, reproduction/development, environmental exposures, life history, and ecological conditions in small scale societies. These topics can be in reference to current and past epidemics and/or diseases of modern environments.

Minimum qualifications include a M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent in anthropology, human/evolutionary biology, genetics, epidemiology, demography, or related field; demonstrated readiness to teach undergraduate social science and/or global health courses; and capacity to operate effectively in a collaborative, transdisciplinary research environment. For assistant rank candidates, we require evidence of potential for high levels of research productivity and impact, as well as for teaching excellence. For associate rank candidates, research of outstanding quality and international impact, success in obtaining external funding, and evidence of teaching excellence are required.

Desired qualifications for all candidates include experience mentoring and supporting students, and a strong record of field, laboratory, and/or model-based research.

The application deadline is December 1, 2014. If not filled, reviews will 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 Anne Stone, Search Committee Chair. A background check is required for employment. ASU Job ID: 10939.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Information about the School of Human Evolution and Social Change can be found at The School has the largest anthropology faculty in the US, collaborates extensively with ASU’s Institute for Human Origins ( and Mayo Clinic, and includes active and innovative training programs in global health, bioarchaeology, and evolutionary anthropology.