Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology of Health

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Biological Anthropology of Health. The selected candidate will complement existing departmental strengths in health-related research and teaching. We seek a biological anthropologist with particular focus in health disparities/inequities, global health, social/structural determinants of health, environmental health, life-history theory, developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) or another area, with a strong methodological foundation, especially including biocultural and evolutionary perspectives. Ideal candidates will have experience working on human or nonhuman primates in any geographical region. The selected candidate will hold a Ph.D. in anthropology or a related field at the time of appointment. They will demonstrate excellence and innovation in both research and teaching. They will be joining an established undergraduate anthropology program with a three-field focus and a close-knit community of faculty, students, and staff. The selected candidate should share our commitment to excellence in undergraduate education and embrace of anthropology’s important role in fostering critical perspectives on and engagements with health and human conditions. Responsibilities will include teaching both introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in biological anthropology and the anthropology of health. Our department is especially excited about candidates’ interests in working with students via hands-on, field-based, and/or lab-based pedagogical methods in seminars. The selected candidate will maintain an active research program and participate in meaningful service activities in the department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the wider University of Delaware community.

ANTHROPOLOGY AT UD: The Department of Anthropology at the University of Delaware is within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department is a well-established unit with faculty and staff from archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and applied anthropology. Our research incorporates scientific and humanistic methods and involves concerns with deep time and contemporary social problems, especially in areas of health, environment, evolution, power and inequity, material culture, dislocation, and disaster. The Department’s excellent undergraduate program is characterized by close relationships among faculty, staff, and students, field- and lab-based learning experiences, small class sizes, and shared commitments to the transformative possibilities of anthropological knowledge and perspectives. We provide our diverse undergraduate students with a holistic and personalized learning community, supporting student research through close mentorship and travel awards, and we work with graduate students from a range of departments, schools, and institutions. Across faculty, students, and staff, we value collaboration, share appreciation for anthropology’s public and practical models, and promote diversities of experience and voice.

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

The University of Delaware is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a cover letter (explaining qualifications, current and future research plans, and teaching experience and philosophy), a statement describing experiences and values related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for three references at http://www.udel.edu/careers. For additional information, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Karen Rosenberg, at krr@udel.edu.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.