Visiting Professor of Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) invites applications for a one-year Visiting Professor position in biological anthropology to begin Fall 2021, with the possibility of renewal. We seek scholars who are engaged in research in any area of biological anthropology and have a strong teaching record.

Candidates will be expected to teach two courses per semester during the 2021-22 Academic Year. Areas of expertise of particular interest include human biology, human ecology, growth and development, nutritional anthropology, neurobiology and anthropological demography. Candidates must be able to teach courses in Evolutionary Medicine and Nutritional Anthropology along with two focused on their area of expertise. They must also be willing to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must further have a doctoral degree, a strong research record, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching summary, and complete contact information for three references. The Department of Anthropology and the University of Pennsylvania embrace diversity and seek candidates who will participate in a climate that attracts students of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, genders, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Review of applications will begin on 11 February 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please submit your materials to:

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, non-binary individuals, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Anthropology is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.