Submitted: 28 June 2023
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Notre Dame
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 15 September 2023
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The Department of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame seeks a biological anthropologist to join our collegial, dynamic, integrative four-field department. This tenure-track position is at the assistant professor level, and begins in August 2024.

We seek a scholar-teacher whose research complements or extends our existing departmental faculty expertise, with a perspective on the connections between lived, social experiences and biological processes in contemporary populations. Our department has an active program of undergraduate research and attracts top graduate students. Therefore, the candidate must demonstrate excellent lab/field and quantitative skills, to aid our students with innovative research to position them for post-doctoral and faculty positions and with skills for professional opportunities in the government and private sectors. They must be an excellent teacher, mentoring highly qualified graduate and undergraduate student research, and advising them towards academic and non-academic career goals. The geographical focus is open, with the successful candidate demonstrating a successful record of studying areas such as social and structural determinants of health and biocultural approaches to behavior and well-being. We encourage applications from scholars using theoretical approaches related to the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), evolutionary and life history theory, and biocultural perspectives. We have a particular interest in scholars incorporating aspects of human immunology, epigenetics, neurobiology, nutrition, or the microbiome in their research, while welcoming applicants in related areas as well. The Department of Anthropology seeks creative collaboration across disciplinary lines, engaged scholarship, collegial relations, and the ability to incorporate students into active learning, research, and fieldwork.

Those candidates who can engage with and involve undergraduates in research will be particularly appealing. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2024, but is strongly encouraged by time of application.

Candidates must provide a 1-2 page cover letter and a CV.

Deadline: September 15, 2023

At this time, please direct any questions to the incoming Department chair: Dr. Lee Gettler ([email protected]).

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