Submitted: 11 November 2022
Department: School of Anthropology
Institution: University of Arizona
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 9 December 2022
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The School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Biological Anthropology, to start August 2023. We seek an outstanding scholar with an active research program that takes an evolutionary perspective on the impacts of variable and changing environments on human and non-human primate health and well-being. We have a strong preference for primatologists and/or human biologists working among living populations. Additional areas of interest include (but are not limited to) One Health, reproductive health, genomics/genetics, early life biology, life history theory, the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), and metabolomics/energetics. The ideal candidate will have a strong conceptual basis to their research program and address fundamental questions in Biological Anthropology. We also seek an individual who is able to sensitively work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds, is committed to creating and maintaining inclusive environments, and who has experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.

Our current strengths converge on the environmental determinants of health, well-being, and reproductive success through research in evolutionary medicine, endocrinology, behavior, and ecology. We are also committed to community outreach and engagement, including advocacy, conservation, and community-driven research designs. Our ideal candidate will have a multi-disciplinary approach that builds on and enhances these strengths.

The University of Arizona is an R1 institution. Applicants should have a strong record of research and publications, including evidence of efforts to generate external funding. We are excited to add a colleague with a clear commitment to mentoring, teaching, and training undergraduate and graduate students in the lab and/or field, and who will enhance our student training in Biological Anthropology. The strongest candidates will have an excellent track record of ethical engagement in the human and/or non-human primate communities in which they conduct research. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by August 1, 2023.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here:

Duties and Responsibilities: 40% Teaching with a 2/2 teaching load; 40% Research; 20% Service

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to teach and mentor anthropology majors at all degree levels Ability to develop record of research funding, productivity and publication Commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in research, teaching and outreach

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by August 1, 2023 in Anthropology or related field A record of research funding, productivity and publication Experience teaching or mentoring students

Preferred Qualifications: The strongest candidates will have an excellent track record of ethical engagement in the human and/or non-human primate communities in which they conduct research Experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives

Applications should include: (1) One-page cover letter describing how the applicant’s research relates to the current foci in our program; (2) a current CV; (3) a 2-3 page statement of research interests including evidence of ethical engagement; (4) a 1-2 page statement of teaching/mentoring philosophy and how these approaches foster inclusivity; (5) Contact information for three referees who will provide a letter of recommendation. The above application materials should also include how the applicant’s scholarship, teaching, and service specifically contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence in Biological Anthropology.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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