Submitted: 19 October 2022
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Utah
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 30 November 2022
Application URL: https://employment.utah.edu/salt-lake-city-ut/assistant-professor-human-evolutionary-biology/660286A68E2A4D198A968C1E691980B4/job/

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor - Human Evolutionary Biology

Department 00132 - Anthropology Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 7/1/2023

Details

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position in Human Evolutionary Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2023. We seek diverse candidates who complement the department and take a quantitative, empirical approach to the study of human or non-human primate biology, health and/or behavior in its evolutionary context.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field by the time of appointment, an established record of high-quality research indicated by external funding and publications, and evidence of relevant teaching and research experience. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences.

The selected candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a productive and externally-funded research program, direct graduate research, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. The University of Utah is an AA/ EEO employer.

Application Instructions: Please submit (1) a cover letter detailing your research and teaching expertise; (2) a CV; (3) up to three publications or preprints; (4) a one-page statement detailing how you see your teaching, research and/or service complementing our department’s commitment ( https://anthro.utah.edu/equity\_diversity\_inclusion/index.php ) to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and (5) the names and contact information for three references. Letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the initial application stage. The Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process where needed.

The Department of Anthropology is working to remove barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. The University of Utah has an excellent benefits package, including paying approximately 90% of the cost of health care coverage, a generous retirement contribution of 14.2%, tuition reduction for employees and families, paid parental leave and more. The University also offers benefits to spouses, and to same- and different-sex domestic partners.

Salt Lake City is a mecca of outdoor recreation praised for its scenic beauty and home to a robust array of diverse communities facilitating numerous opportunities for interaction with a range of civic and political organizations. Utah public schools serve a diverse student body (statewide average: eight percent ELs [English Learners] and twenty-six percent non-white), notably higher in its urban districts. Utah is also home to the first state-legislated and funded K-16 dual language education model in the country.

We acknowledge that this land, which is named for the Ute Tribe, is the traditional and ancestral homeland of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes. The University of Utah recognizes and respects the enduring relationship that exists between many Indigenous peoples and their traditional homelands. We respect the sovereign relationship between tribes, states, and the federal government, and we affirm the University of Utah’s commitment to a partnership with Native Nations and Urban Indian communities through research, education, and community outreach activities.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

[email protected]

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email:[email protected] (%[email protected]) or call 801-581-2300.

Notice

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Application Instructions: Please submit (1) a cover letter detailing your research and teaching expertise; (2) a CV; (3) up to three publications or preprints; (4) a one-page statement detailing how you see your teaching, research and/or service complementing our department’s commitment ( https://anthro.utah.edu/equity\_diversity\_inclusion/index.php ) to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and (5) the names and contact information for three references. Letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the initial application stage. The Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process where needed.

Questions about application submission should be directed [email protected] ([email protected].)

The screening and selection process will begin November 30, 2022.

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