Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist – Anthropology

Job Summary: Postdoctoral Research Associate positions available to persons with degrees and research interests within Anthropology, with the goal of transitioning successful candidates into tenure-track positions in the University of Alabama’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Additional Department Summary: The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Alabama and the Department of Anthropology seeks applications for the Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Associate positions. Successful candidates will hold terminal degrees and demonstrate a record of academic achievement in a research area or areas covered in Anthropology. The department will establish a series of structured merit-based evaluations with the goal of transitioning successful candidates into tenure-track positions. The Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Associate positions have been established through a major College initiative begun in 2019 to promote an inclusive scholarly environment in which outstanding scholars support the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Applications are encouraged from excellent candidates with research interests in Anthropology. Joint appointments across departments are possible. The minimum requirement at the time of the appointment is a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a field of research represented within the College of Arts & Sciences. Initial appointments are for one year, with renewal contingent upon demonstration of research productivity. The Department of Anthropology will develop mentoring plans detailing benchmarks for possible transition of Postdoctoral Research Associates into tenure-track professorship positions. Standard university hiring practices will govern any process of transitioning Postdoctoral Research Associates into tenure-track professor positions. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2021.

The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.

Please apply at: Additionally, please submit three letters of recommendation to

For further information on this position, please contact Dr. Stephanie McClure, Please visit our website at for more information about the department.