Assistant Professor of Anthropology


We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist who specializes in the study of human biology and behavior from an evolutionary and/or biocultural perspective. Topical areas may include (but are not limited to) the study of human nutrition and disease, global health/biomedicine, health inequality, reproduction, genetics and/or human adaptation. Geographic area is open, although special consideration will be given to candidates working in those areas in which Tulane has traditional strengths and/or is currently increasing its curricular offerings, including the Gulf South and Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Teaching responsibilities will include four courses per year, and candidates must have a demonstrated ability or potential to teach Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Human Adaptation and Variability, as well as new (more specialized) courses related to their own research area.

As a four-field department, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests and expertise complement those of other faculty in our department as well as intersect with questions and topics of broad anthropological significance. An interest in establishing connections with interdisciplinary programs in Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts, such as environmental studies, gender and sexuality studies, cognitive studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Africana Studies, is also strongly desired.


Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology, a commitment to innovative graduate and undergraduate teaching, and an active research program. Candidates must have a strong foundation in evolutionary theory and a proven record of research and scholarly success, including plans for submission of NSF and/or NIH grant proposals. The successful candidate will be expected to work with PhD students in developing dissertation projects, have a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching and training, and facilitate student access to field and/or laboratory research.

Application Instructions

All application materials must be submitted online at Required materials include 1) a cover letter addressing research and teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a representative writing sample, and 4) the names and email addresses of three references.

Deadline for the receipt of completed applications is November 1, 2021. Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Trenton Holliday (