Submitted: 12 August 2022
Department: Anthropology
Institution: New York University
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 15 September 2022
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New York University

The Department of Anthropology at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Biological Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin September 1, 2023, subject to administrative and budgetary approval.

We seek a scholar who combines work with human or nonhuman primates with components of the “omics,” broadly defined. The ideal candidate will combine laboratory work in areas such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, with long-term field research on primates or collaborative work with descendant communities. Potential areas of research interest include, but are not limited to: the genomic architecture of phenotypic variation and adaptation to the environment; the genomics of population biology, evolution, hybridization, and introgression; the influence of the social and physical environmental on biological phenotypes, including at the molecular level; and the relationships between the genome, bodies, brains, and behaviors. The candidate will join the department’s highly regarded Center for the Study of Human Origins.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. New York University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related discipline (e.g., Biology, Neuroscience, Psychology) at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical inclusive excellence in support of the department’s programs. At the undergraduate level, the appointee will be expected to teach introductory as well as more advanced courses in an area of their expertise. At the graduate level, the appointee will teach courses and supervise students as their contribution to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Anthropology. In particular, the successful candidate should be able to provide hands-on laboratory training in molecular anthropology. The successful candidate will also be able to provide training in the implementation of bioinformatics pipelines for the processing and assessment of molecular data. The Department of Anthropology provides a strong, supportive, and collaborative research culture, building the research capacity of faculty and graduate students.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here: Application Instructions

Applicants should submit: 1) Cover Letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) one-page Research Statement; 4) one-page Teaching Statement; 5) one-page Statement on Diversity and Inclusion describing past, present, and future contributions to creating inclusive excellence; 6) the names of three referees. Letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the initial application stage. The Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process where needed.

The Department will begin reviewing applications on Sept 15th 2022. The position will remain open until it is filled. For any enquiries, please contact the Department of Anthropology administrator, at [email protected]

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