Submitted: 17 December 2020
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Utah
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 31 January 2021
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The Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position in evolutionary ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2021. We seek diverse candidates who complement this historical strength of the department and take a quantitative, empirical approach to the study of human behavior, biology, or evolution.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field by the time of appointment, an established record of high-quality research indicated by external funding and publications, and evidence of relevant teaching and field work experience. A competitive application will present evidence of teaching and research excellence, or potential for the same. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences.

The selected candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a productive and externally-funded research program, direct graduate research, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. The University of Utah is an AA/EEO employer.

Application Instructions: Please submit (1) a cover letter detailing your research and teaching expertise; (2) a CV; (3) three publications; (4) a one-page statement on how your teaching, research and/or service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through scholarship, outreach, or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups; and (5) the names and contact information for three references.

The Department of Anthropology is actively working to remove barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. The University of Utah offers benefits to spouses, and to same- and different-sex domestic partners.

Salt Lake City is a mecca of outdoor recreation praised for its scenic beauty and home to a robust array of diverse communities facilitating numerous opportunities for interaction with a range of civic and political organizations. Utah public schools serve a diverse student body (statewide average: eight percent ELs [English Learners] and twenty-six percent non-white), notably higher in its urban districts. Utah is also home to the first state-legislated and funded K-16 dual language education model in the country.

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