Submitted: 30 November 2021
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of California Santa Barbara
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 23 December 2021
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The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Integrative Anthropological Sciences (IAS) Unit, is currently accepting applications for a tenure- track position at the Assistant Professor level, with a start date of July 1, 2022. Seeking a scientist with a research program addressing health disparities from evolutionary and/or ecological perspectives. Someone studying health consequences of inequality in human populations is preferred but a focus on other primates directly relevant to humans, will also be considered.

Expertise should include at least one of the following subfields: ecological immunology, host-parasite dynamics, disease ecology, social determinants of health, nutritional ecology, microbiome, human-environment dynamics, energetics, growth and development, evolutionary medicine, reproductive ecology, infectious disease, aging, life course epidemiology, genomics, or related areas of study. The applicant’s research program should effectively complement and augment existing strengths to advance the mission of the IAS Unit and also contribute expertise to the Broom Center for Demography. Geographical area of specialization is open.

Candidates must have a theoretically rigorous research program grounded in laboratory techniques; those who also have a field component are preferred. The successful candidate will help direct the Biobehavioral Health Laboratory, teach at least one lab-based course and upper-division courses in human biology, social epidemiology, evolutionary anthropology, and other areas related to the candidate’s specialization. History of successfully mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and proven success in obtaining extramural funding, are both critical requirements.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

Applications must include the following criteria: (1) a one-page cover letter emphasizing fit to the position and IAS Unit, (2) a 2-3 page statement detailing past and current research experience and 5 year research plan, (3) a maximum 2-page statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion will advance UCSB’s commitment to inclusive excellence, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) name and email address of three reference letter writers, (6) three representative publications.

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Please direct any questions to Academic Personnel Coordinator, Debbie Fingerle, [email protected] . For primary consideration, submit application and materials on or before December 23, 2021. Interviews are to commence in February 2022.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS- CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy 2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

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