Submitted: 1 September 2022
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 31 October 2022
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The Department of Anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology to begin in the fall semester of the 2023-24 academic year. The successful candidate’s research interests will complement existing strengths of the UT Austin biological anthropology program, which emphasizes an evolutionary perspective, and will fit comfortably among other anthropologists in a strong, multidisciplinary, and diverse department. Applicants should have a research agenda that focuses on the evolution and adaptations of fossil hominins and/or living humans. Preferred areas of specialization include (but are not strictly limited to): hominin evolution and modern human origins; innovative applications of ancient DNA; evolutionary energetics and physiology; anthropological genetics, genomics, and epigenetics; and adaptations to climate and disease.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active program of research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, direct graduate research, and engage in service to the department, college, and university.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. no later than August 15, 2023. Candidates who have, or are developing, active field programs and complementary laboratory research are especially encouraged to apply. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Application Instructions Applicants must upload a cover letter (1 page), curriculum vitae, statement describing research interests (1-3 pages), statement describing teaching experience and interests (1-2 pages), a diversity statement reflecting upon their previous, current, and/or potential future contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service (1-2 pages), and a list of three references. All materials are submitted via Interfolio:

For consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2022.

UT Austin is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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