Visiting Assistant Professor: Biological Anthropology

Visiting Assistant Professor: Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology beginning in Fall 2023. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or closely related field in hand at the time of application.

We are particularly interested in scholars whose expertise in one or more of genetics, epigenetics or epidemiology uses a life-history approach to explore health inequities, social identity, environment and health, or mobility in contemporary and/or past human populations. Geographic area is open, but we are especially interested in Africa, North America, and Indigenous or African Diaspora descendent communities.

The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester, that may include three of: Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Introduction to Human Evolution, Human Evolution and Variation, or the Graduate Biological Anthropology Core. In addition, they will teach an upper-class undergraduate/graduate seminar course in their area of expertise.

The online application must include a cover letter that discusses the candidate’s research expertise, teaching experience and pedagogical approaches. The application must also include a CV, diversity statement, two recent syllabi and their course evaluations for a large introductory course (~200 students) and a small upper-level course, and names/email addresses of three references.

Please use the University of Pittsburgh Talent Center link to apply.

For full consideration applications must be received by March 13, 2023 when review of applications will begin.

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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Campus Pittsburgh
Required Attachments Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae