Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology

Monmouth University is a private, mid-sized, primarily residential university that is comprehensive in nature yet with a broad underlying commitment to the liberal arts. Founded in 1933, Monmouth offers 33 undergraduate and 23 graduate degree programs, including a doctoral program in Nursing Practice.

Students benefit from a rigorous academic experience, small classes, and professors who meet the highest standards for scholarship and teaching while participating in more than 90 active clubs and organizations including 14 fraternities and sororities, six media organizations, and an NCAA Division I athletics program fielding 21 teams.

Monmouth’s beautiful coastal campus is convenient to New York City and Philadelphia, in a vibrant economic region with dynamic arts programming, revolutionary history sites, and nationally recognized parks and golf courses. The 159-acre campus features 66 buildings, including historic landmarks and state-of-the-art facilities.

Monmouth University is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. The University’s policy is to afford equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment), marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, protected veteran status, or mental or physical disability, including AIDS and HIV related illnesses.
Department: History And AnthropologyPosition Summary:Monmouth University’s Department of History and Anthropology seeks applicants for an assistant professor in Biological Anthropology with a broad knowledge of general anthropology. This anticipated opening is for the 2015-2016 academic year and is a tenure-track appointment.

We have strong BA and MA programs that strive to enhance methodological and theoretical bases with the practical skills that give graduates the edge to practice their anthropology in many settings.

We have both local and international field schools, and we anticipate that the successful candidate can provide additional opportunities for biological anthropological participation. The Department is also home to a growing interdisciplinary GIS Program.

The course load is three courses per semester, with the opportunity to teach in the summers. Although candidates will be expected to develop the bio-anthropology curriculum at both BA and MA levels in ways that complement our existing strengths, we seek someone who is able to teach introductory courses in cultural anthropology.

Candidates must be committed to Monmouth’s teaching and scholarship mission, including the course and career advising of undergraduates and engaging in such department activities as outcomes assessment and advising student groups and honor societies.
Required Degree, License or Certifications: Doctoral degree, ABD candidates may be considered with degree completion expected by date of employmentRequired Skills or Software: Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skillsOther Requirements:Doctoral degree in Anthropology or a related field.
Demonstrated innovative engaging teaching.Preferred Qualifications:Specialization in Human Evolution, Forensics or Bioarchaeology.Special Instructions to Applicants:Interested candidates must apply on-line and upload a cover letter, CV, and the names of references. At a later date, candidates may be asked to provide signed copies of references, course evaluations, transcripts and other relevant materials via mail to: Edward Gonzalez-Tennant, Biological Anthropology Search Committee Chair, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764.