Submitted: 11 October 2022
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 20 December 2022
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The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania is currently seeking outstanding applicants for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in biological anthropology. Specifically, we expect the successful candidate to have an active research program on the intersections among human biology, human evolution and disease. Potential research areas include life history, bioenergetics, epigenetics, nutrition, developmental origins of adult disease, maternal-infant health, and evolutionary medicine. We are seeking a colleague with a doctoral degree in anthropology whose work will complement existing programs in the department, and whose research interests will foster a multidisciplinary dialogue with other groups across the University. We would also welcome applications from colleagues conducting research that contributes to a more sophisticated understanding of human difference, and explores questions raised by economic inequality, the historical legacies of discrimination, and the social dimensions of health.

Teaching responsibilities will include instructing both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, including introductory classes in biological anthropology, intermediate classes in the human biology concentration, and advanced classes in the area of research specialization. The PhD degree is expected by the time of the appointment, July 1, 2023. Geographical area of research specialization is open.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page research statement, a one-page teaching statement, and the contact information of three referees to The Anthropology Department will seek letters of recommendation at a later stage where needed.

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The review of applications will begin on 1 November 2022. For inquiries, please contact the Department Administrator, Colleen Lawson ([email protected]), or the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Theodore Schurr ([email protected]).

Application Instructions The review of applications will begin on 1 November 2022. For inquiries, please contact the Department Administrator, Colleen Lawson ([email protected]), or the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Theodore Schurr ([email protected]).

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