Submitted: 5 September 2020
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 30 October 2020
Application URL:

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, in the area of Biological Anthropology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. The ideal candidate will engage with critical questions in Biological Anthropology, and demonstrate consideration of the emergent properties of the human biocultural being with evidence of reflexive attention to the broader context of bioanthropological research in contemporary society. Current faculty specializations include tracing histories of development of human capacities for cognition, the effects of labor, health, and diet over the life course, and interests in the more-than-human and environmental situations affecting human development. The ideal candidate would complement these specializations and add to strengths in biological, archaeological and sociocultural anthropology. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Anthropology. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. Successful applicants will have evidence of an ongoing research program (active fieldwork and/or lab, and/or museum/archival research), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and evidence of a commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in academia. Basic qualifications: The completion of all PhD or equivalent international degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in the candidates’ field is preferred by the start date. The Anthropology Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. To apply, please go to the following link: All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e ., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters. Applications must be received by October 30, 2020. Please direct questions to Professor Sabrina Agarwal, Search Committee Chair at [email protected]. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit the following website at: The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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