The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at San Antonio seeks to hire a Biological Anthropologist at the level of Assistant Professor. We invite applications from integrative biological anthropologists with a research focus on human health. Research areas could include but are not limited to: health disparities, social and environmental determinants of health, evolutionary medicine, epidemiology, developmental plasticity, psychosocial stress, nutritional and infectious disease stress, and developmental origins of health and disease. The Department has a Ph.D. program emphasizing anthropology’s engagement with environmental issues and we are looking for candidates who will enhance this focus and who can contribute to the university’s growing program in medical/health humanities. We are particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to the department’s commitment to increasing access and opportunities for populations that are currently under-represented in anthropology, including members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as LGBTQ+.
Required Qualifications: (1) Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field - ABD candidates making suitable progress toward a Ph.D. will be considered; (2) theoretically motivated research; (3) an established record of teaching, research, and service appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor; (4) demonstrated interest and experience in collaborative teaming and/or transdisciplinary research; (5) the ability and desire to work collegially with faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds; and (6) the ability to work with, and be sensitive to, the educational needs of students from a diverse urban population.
Preferred Qualifications: strong potential for securing external funding; commitment to a four-field approach to teaching and research; ability to complement existing faculty specializations; active field or laboratory research program. Preferred candidates will be able to successfully teach and mentor diverse, underserved students, including students of color and non-traditional students, and have the ability to contribute to the university’s commitment to inclusive excellence as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Responsibilities include: teaching basic courses in biological anthropology and general anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, methods-oriented courses, core seminars, and topical graduate courses in areas of specialization; research and service in a program that offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.
UTSA is an R1, urban-serving, Hispanic Serving Institution deeply committed to student success and academic excellence including growing doctoral education. Successful candidates must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. Successful candidates must have the ability to work with a diverse urban population and be sensitive to the education needs of such students. Demonstrated intellectual contributions linked to diversity, inclusion and/or inclusive excellence may include: experience in multicultural, diversity and power and privilege practice, demonstrated experience successfully teaching, mentoring, and advising diverse, underserved students, including students of color and nontraditional students.
Salary and supporting start-up packages are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. UTSA offers an attractive package of benefits including medical and dental coverage plus a choice of participation in the Teacher Retirement System or an Optional Retirement System.
Application Procedure: Applicants must submit their full application package via the STARS program which is located at https://bit.ly/3SirHmv. Applicants should submit the following items electronically:
1. A letter of application describing research, teaching, and service accomplishments and goals that includes a discussion of the role that diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment 2. Current Curriculum vita 3. Up to three representative publications 4. Names and contact information (email and phone number) of three references. Letters of reference are not required for the initial application but will be requested from referees at later stages of the search process.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to ensure the fullest consideration please submit your materials no later than October 24, 2022. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Additional information about UTSA, the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and the Department of Anthropology, respectively, can be found on the following website: http://anthropology.utsa.edu/. In addition, questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Luca Pozzi ([email protected]).
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