The Department of Anthropology in the University of New Hampshire’s College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position in biological anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2021. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist with an active research agenda in the biological consequences of inequality, racial and gender disparities in terms of health and resource access, and social (in)justice. The ideal candidate will have expertise in forensics and/or bioarchaeology. This position requires teaching 2 undergraduate courses per semester, including lab-based courses in bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology and topical courses in their area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who work and have the ability to teach across subfields, especially archaeology or medical anthropology. Geographic area of expertise is open.

The university aims to actively nurture and expand our dynamic and multidisciplinary learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry. The ideal candidate will show evidence of their commitment to diversity and social justice and an ability to work with faculty, staff, students, and community groups of varied backgrounds, not limited to socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, disability, age, race, or ethnicity. Advancing diversity and dialogue around social (in)justice (both in the past and present) is of vital importance for our Department and the University of New Hampshire.


(1) Cover letter discussing research and teaching experiences
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Additional Teaching Materials: syllabus for at least one prospective course in candidate’s area of expertise
(4) Teaching Evaluations: course evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness
(5) Other: A statement on experiences with and commitments to diversity (max 500 words)
(6) Contact information of three referees to provide confidential letters of recommendation. References will be contacted at the time of application.

Cover letters should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Eleanor Harrison-Buck. Questions should be directed to the Anthropology Administrative Assistant, Emerson Doiron (emerson.doiron@unh.edu).

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2021. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom with the possibility of subsequent on-campus interviews.


Doctoral degree in anthropology with a focus on biological anthropology, forensics, bioarchaeology or closely related field.

Ability to teach introductory biological anthropology, lab-based bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology courses, and other broadly appealing topical courses using hands-on, active-learning approaches that avail students to more advanced research and career opportunities; evidence of teaching effectiveness (ideally with at least one course as sole instructor); desire and ability to contribute to the growth and excellence of an undergraduate-only program and strengthen links among departmental interests and teaching in archaeology, biological anthropology, and medical anthropology; and desire and ability to educate anthropology students with either academic or applied career goals.

Must show a demonstrated commitment to collaboratively working with and promoting excellence among diverse communities within and external to the university.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.