Submitted: 26 October 2023
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 20 November 2023
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Assistant/Associate Professor in Biological Anthropology College of Liberal Arts and Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for an Assistant/Associate tenure system Professor in Biological Anthropology with scholarly interests in research that are applicable to forensic science and one or more of the following areas: genomics, bioinformatics, and human population genetics. We encourage research with community outreach, as well as ethical, legal, and social implications at the intersection of genetics and justice. This faculty position is housed in the anthropology department and is affiliated with the Investigative Technology Exchange (ITE) at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (

The ITE emerged out of a partnership between UIUC and the Illinois State Police Forensic Science Branch and serves as an interdisciplinary hub to facilitate cross-disciplinary research, training, and outreach related to forensic investigative approaches. The goals of the ITE ( are to resolve methodological challenges and better understand the ethical, legal, social, and policy implications of the application of current and future technologies.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff ( To find out more about the resources available at the university and Urbana-Champaign community please visit these sites:

This is a tenure-track, full time appointment. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024; the salary is commensurate with qualifications. Successful candidates are expected to have an active and independent research program that ideally promotes both life science and social science perspectives, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have demonstrable experience with public engagement and/or community outreach. A PhD in Anthropology or related field is required by the appointment start date. Candidates whose PhD may be delayed but will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor. Qualified candidates should have a record of research productivity and publication (tenured) or demonstrated potential to develop such a record (tenure-track).

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, a statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of all students, including those from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Illinois’ and the College of LAS’ commitment to Inclusive Excellence and the success of all students, and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the university of Illinois application login page at, and application materials submitted by November 20, 2023 will receive full consideration. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board at (Requisition ID: 1021033) will be considered. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Cris Hughes ([email protected]). Questions about application procedures may be directed to IHR Personnel Services- [email protected]; 217.333.2137.

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing [email protected].

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