Assistant Professor of Bioarchaeology

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, effective Fall 2022. Potential candidates must have a strong record of empirical research in bioarchaeology as evidenced by peer review publications and/or external funding. We will consider candidates with topical specializations within bioarchaeology that focus on humans or hominins. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program and teach introductory anthropology courses, including human evolution and archeology, as well as advanced courses in their area of interest. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to partner with interdisciplinary programs across campus. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology completed by the effective starting date of employment.

Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university experiencing significant growth. We are located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The standard teaching load is 2/2. Lehigh University’s core mission includes a strong commitment to developing global initiatives. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has 13 faculty members and offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology. Department faculty are active researchers and dedicated teachers who collaborate in a variety of interdisciplinary academic programs. Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering ( and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at:

Candidates should submit the following at 1) a cover letter that includes a statement on how the candidate would contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment as a faculty member, 2) statements of research interests and teaching effectiveness (one statement for each, not to exceed two pages each), and 3) a curriculum vitae. Please do not submit additional materials at this time. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must be completed by December 1, 2021 to receive full consideration. Questions concerning the position should be directed to Dr. David Casagrande, Search Committee Chair, at