Submitted: 8 May 2023
Institution: Utah State University
Job type: Temporary
Apply by: 7 May 2024
Application URL:

Temporary Assistant Professor in Anthropology

Requisition ID: 2023-6386

# of Openings: 1

Location: US-UT-Logan

Category: Faculty

Position Type: Benefited Full-Time

Job Classification: Faculty

College: College of Humanities & Social Sci

Department: Sociology & Anthropology

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


The Anthropology Program at USU seeks a Temporary Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology for a non-tenure-track, one-year (9 month, academic year), full-time appointment beginning August 1, 2023. We seek applicants with a strong record of research, publication, and the integration of their research interests with teaching. The successful applicant will teach a 3/3 course load (online and face-to-face courses) including introduction to Biological Anthropology, Perspectives on Race, and Osteology. Other courses will be determined based upon department needs and candidate interests. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.


The successful candidate will teach courses in Biological Anthropology to fill departmental needs and other courses relevant to their area of expertise. The successful candidate will also advise undergraduate students pursuing the biological anthropology track in the major. Topic and area specialization within biological anthropology is open. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests include a background in bioarchaeology and complement current program offerings.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Ph.D. (ABD acceptable) in Anthropology from a CHEA accredited institution or international equivalent. • Demonstrated potential for effective on-line course development and teaching experience. • Demonstrated ability to live and work legally in the U.S. • The successful candidate must be able to satisfactorily complete a background check prior to employment. Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Anthropology from CHEA accredited institution or international equivalent and evidence of successful experience in on-line course-development and teaching.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

• A complete curriculum vitae to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV” • Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

• A letter of interest • A statement of teaching philosophy • Evidence of teaching effectiveness if available (e.g., teaching evaluations) • A statement of research interests • Official transcript

• A list of the names and contact information for three references It is recommended that you have all the required documents ready before you click the "Apply for" link.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is housed within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah State University. The department serves approximately 100 undergraduate Anthropology majors and minors, supports both MS and graduate-level CRM Certificate programs in Anthropology, and provides service courses to students throughout the broader university community. Utah State has strong programs in STEM fields with which the successful candidate might find fruitful collaborations. The balance among teaching, research, and service will be consistent with a teaching faculty role in a Carnegie Doctoral Extensive research institution.

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. about USU.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at [email protected].

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Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, [email protected], Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, [email protected], Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, [email protected]

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, [email protected]

*updated 11/2022

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