Submitted: 2 October 2023
Department: Anthropology
Institution: SUNY Oneonta
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 1 December 2023
Application URL:

The Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (Paleoanthropology) beginning Fall 2024. We are looking for someone to join a collegial department of faculty actively engaged in collaborative research, particularly holistic research across the subfields. Our department is focused on our students' passion for Anthropology, giving them opportunities outside the classroom such as study abroad, field experiences, museum curation, educational exhibits, research assistantships and independent studies. We have exceptional facilities that include a dedicated Biological Anthropology lab that houses an impressive collection of primate and hominin fossil casts. We respect a good work-life balance and support you in your academic endeavors of teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

To learn more about the University and the Anthropology Department, please visit and

On any given day, an Anthropology professor will spend time:

Teaching courses in paleoanthropology and another area of specialization Teaching introduction to biological anthropology and other courses to meet department needs Involving students in research Advising and mentoring students Contributing to gallery exhibits and programs Actively participating in departmental and university life.

Base Salary: $60,000 - $62,000. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at

Requirements: Required Qualifications:

PhD in anthropology (ABD considered; official confirmation of degree conferral by issuing institution by start of employment) with primary subfield in biological anthropology. Evidence of the potential to teach courses listed in opportunities above. Ability to initiate a suitable and productive research program.


Demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness. Experience teaching courses listed in duties and other courses in anthropology. Evidence of the capability to provide effective advisement and mentoring to students. Experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or service with diverse and/or multicultural populations.


Demonstrated experience involving students in research. Experience with curating exhibits and/or science communication.

Additional Information: SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 70-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The university is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the 20 Most Picturesque Small Towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The university's rating is 4.4, with one recent review noting that the people are what make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the NYS Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse university community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. "At SUNY Oneonta, we believe that diversity is an asset and a source of strength that energizes our collective growth and innovation." - President Alberto Cardelle.

Application Instructions: To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest addressing all required and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts (official required at time of appointment). Contact information for three references must be provided; instructions for submitting letters of reference will be sent directly to the referees.

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