Submitted: 29 April 2022
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Job type: Temporary
Apply by: 1 June 2022
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Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology College of Liberal Arts and Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for an Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology with scholarly interests in one or more of the following: paleoanthropology, human evolutionary anatomy and biomechanics. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit This is a non-tenure-track, full time, one-year appointment, with the possibility of extension for a second year, pending administrative approval. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2022; the salary is commensurate with qualifications. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and have the potential to pursue an active and independent research program. A PhD in Anthropology or related field is required by the appointment start date. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment semester may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Visiting Assistant Professor. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date. To apply, create your candidate profile through the university of Illinois application login page at, and submit your application materials by June 1, 2022. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board at will be considered. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Professor Ripan S. Malhi at [email protected]. The University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

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