Submitted: 24 November 2020
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Cincinnati
Job type: Temporary
Apply by: 4 December 2020
Application URL:

The Department of Anthropology at the University of CIncinnati invites applications for a full-time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position for the period from January 2021 through December 2021. This includes Spring Semester 2021 and Fall Semester 2021, with the potential for renewal.

The duties of this position include teaching bioanthropology and archaeology courses and to contribute to the department's NAGPRA consultation and documentation process. We are particularly interested in a scholar with experiencewith NAGPRA compliance, consultation and project management.

The successful candidate will teach 4 courses (1 Spring, 3 Fall), including a large online introductory class, Introduction to Bioanthropology (Anthropology 1003), and bioarchaeological courses to be determined in consultation with the selected candidate. In addition to teaching, the VAP will also contribute to management of Tribal consultation, documentation, and the repatriation of culturally identifiable remains and objects in the department’s NAGPRA collections.

Candidates with a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related fields in hand by the time of appointment are preferred, but ABDs will be considered.

Application Process:

Interested and qualified candidates must complete our online application. In addition to the online application you must attach a current copy of your CV, which includes the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) references. In addition to these items, you must also include a letter of application, describing your research, teaching, NAGPRA experience. You will also be asked to respond to a question describing your experience with, and commitment to diversity. We will begin reviewing applications as they are received and continue to accept and review applications until the position has been filled. Interviews will be conducted via WebEx.



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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