Submitted: 16 October 2021
Department: Anthropology
Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 15 November 2021
Application URL:

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of Anthropology – Assistant Professor. The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Paleoanthropology (Biological Anthropology) at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2022. We seek an exceptional researcher to join a department with a record of excellence in biological anthropology, and who will participate in a Digital Transformation cluster within the University ( The successful candidate will explain how their research program uses digital data, digital methods, and/or large databases to push the boundaries of human origins research. Candidates must also explain how their research program relates directly or indirectly to important research questions in human biology, primatology, anthropological genetics, other sub-disciplines of anthropology, and/or other fields of study in departments across the university. The successful candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Duties will include teaching courses, conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three referees. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a cognate discipline, and the degree must be in hand by time of appointment. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio ( Applications received before November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the Recruiting Committee. Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Each year Washington University publishes a Safety and Security brochure that details what to do and whom to contact in an emergency. This report also publishes the federally required annual security and fire safety reports, containing campus crime and fire statistics as well as key university policies and procedures. You may access the Safety and Security brochure at

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