Submitted: 5 September 2023
Department: Department of Anthropology
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 20 October 2023
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Tenure Track Position in Bioarchaeology or Biomedical Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology with expertise in biomedical anthropology among living humans or bioarchaeology to begin Fall 2024, pending budgetary approval. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. Research expertise is open, but we are particularly interested in scholars whose research explores power and coloniality, health and social inequities and adaptations, and/or life history (e.g., developmental origins of health and disease, aging, growth and development) to address the complex relationship between sociocultural processes, environmental change or multispecies with human biology. Geographic area is open but preference will be given to regions of African and/or regions linked to indigenous and/or African diasporic populations in the Americas. Methodological and theoretical expertise are open but should add to and complement existing strengths in our bioarchaeology and/or joint PhD/MPH in the medical anthropology/public health programs. Scholars whose research is driven by collaborative partnership with descendant or local communities are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester, such as Human Evolution and Variation, Human Origins, Womb to Tomb and advanced undergraduate and graduate seminar/methods courses in their field of specialization. Teaching responsibilities will also include the Bioanthropology Graduate Core and introductory courses such as Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Introduction to Human Evolution on a rotational basis. New course development is also expected. Candidates will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, research and publication and will contribute to our strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity within our academic community and through its programs of outreach. Preference will be given to candidates with active field programs and complementary laboratory research for the integration and training of students. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research program and pursue external funding; attract, advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and contribute to departmental, university and wider disciplinary administration and intellectual life.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related discipline by time of appointment. The online application must include a cover letter that discusses the candidate’s research expertise and teaching experience and pedagogical approaches. The application must also include a diversity statement, CV, and the names and contact information of three references (letters are not required with the initial application).

Inquiries should be sent to the Committee Chair: Margaret A. Judd [email protected]

Closing Date: October 20

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