Associate Professor of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey is seeking a mid-career scholar in the fields of human behavioral ecology and evolutionary medicine. This hire will be at the associate professor rank. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda in human behavioral ecology and/or evolutionary medicine and the ability to teach both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in both of those fields.
The Department of Anthropology is part of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and is based on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campus, located within one hour of major cities such as New York City and Philadelphia. The Department of Anthropology is home to an interactive, collegial faculty with broad research interests in evolutionary anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Rutgers University offers excellent facilities, faculty mentoring, and competitive start-up packages.
Rutgers University has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and boasts several programs established to nurture equity and inclusion. These programs enhance the achievement of excellence by both faculty members and students. We encourage applications from women and members of communities who are underrepresented in the sciences and will evaluate the potential of the applicant to mentor and empower our students.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but not later than midnight Eastern time on October 1, 2023. Applications received after that date cannot be assured full consideration.
Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Offer is contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
Required qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in anthropology or a related discipline.
Desired qualifications: teaching experience in a college or university setting in anthropology or a related discipline; demonstrated capacity to secure external research funding; experience advising graduate students or preparedness to begin such responsibilities.
Application materials include the following: 1) a cover letter of no more than two pages; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a one-page statement summarizing their approach to promoting diversity and inclusion; 4) a one-page statement describing teaching and mentoring interests and experience; and 5) contact information for three individuals who can provide letters of reference. For additional information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Professor Lee Cronk. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023.