Augusta University: Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology

Job Summary
Department: History, Anthropology, and Philosophy
Job ID: 250238

The Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy at Augusta University seeks a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology. Appointment to begin August 2023. Specialties are open, but preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach Forensic Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, and/or Paleopathology. The successful candidate will teach upper division courses in Biological Anthropology and a lower-division Biological Anthropology 1105 class and lab for the Gen Ed core. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and display a compelling research agenda. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to help build the bioanthropology curriculum within the anthropology major program. A PhD in Anthropology with a clear focus on Biological Anthropology required by time of appointment. Standard duties for academic-year faculty include teaching undergraduate anthropology courses, advising and mentoring students, maintaining a strong research program, and providing service to the Department, College, University, and one’s profession.

Teaching courses as assigned; holding office hours, providing timely grading and student feedback; adhering to all academic policies of the University; maintenance of a high-quality research program; attendance at faculty meetings and other required university functions; and publication of peer-reviewed scholarship.

Required Qualifications
Earned doctorate in Anthropology (with a clear focus on Biological Anthropology) from an accredited college and or university at the time of appointment.
Demonstrated potential for teaching effectiveness with diverse student populations

Preferred Qualifications
Experience teaching undergraduates both in person and in online asynchronous courses.

Academic rank, tenure status and salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.
Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optimal Requirement Retirement), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Other Information
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Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position you must apply online at

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, and a list with contact information for three references. Please upload these items as one PDF document. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Trunzo, Chair of the Search Committee, at the Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy, Augusta University, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912 or

Deadline is November 28, after which review of applications will begin

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia’s innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia’s cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia’s only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

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College/Department Information
The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments. Our faculty and staff share a deep commitment to developing the intellectual potential of our students. We offer many undergraduate degrees as well as select graduate and minor programs that allow our students to gain the knowledge and skills that will transfer to career success. Explore opportunities for growth, including undergraduate research, study abroad, internships, and community service.