Assistant Professor of Biology

The Biology Department seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in the area of biological anthropology with experience in teaching gross anatomy, to begin August 2021. Applicants with specialties in paleoanthropology or human development and adaptation are preferred. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position.

Teaching duties will include undergraduate anatomy with vertebrate dissection, graduate human anatomy with cadaver dissection, evolution, and courses in the applicant’s specialty area(s). Preference will be given to candidates who complement existing program strengths, which currently include skeletal biology, forensics, evolutionary biology, and human variation. The successful candidate will also be expected to attract and advise Master’s level graduate students and perform administrative duties related to graduate programs and/or coordinating anatomy offerings and laboratories.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or evidence of completion by start date required; formal graduate training in human gross anatomy; prior university-level teaching experience; and an active research program or the potential to establish one. The successful candidate is expected to have an aptitude and commitment to innovative teaching and student mentoring. In addition, the candidate should be able to involve both advanced undergraduate and graduate students in research projects as appropriate for a teaching-focused institution. Faculty members at UIndy are expected to serve the department, the University, and the wider community.

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We also seek applicants with interests in mentoring under-represented students, diversifying curricular offerings, or sponsoring diverse community engagement. Applicants are asked to address their potential contributions in support of a diverse community in their cover letters.

To apply, please visit For primary consideration, applications should be submitted by April 15, 2021. Offer is contingent upon final approval of funding.

Information on the University of Indianapolis and its undergraduate and graduate programs is available at Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Sandra L. Davis at

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.