Two Year Postdoctoral Appointment in Bioarchaeology

Position Title Two Year Postdoctoral Appointment in Bioarchaeology
Department Anthropology Department
Duration of Position Academic year/Full time
Employee Type Faculty
Posting Number F101P
Position Introduction
Vassar College’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in Bioarchaeology beginning Fall 2024.
AA Statement
Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.
About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.
Position Description
The anthropology department seeks a postdoctoral scholar of bioarchaeology whose ethical framework prioritizes collaboration with descendant communities. We are particularly interested in applicants working on the bodily effects of social inequality, structural violence, or environmental change, bodily differences as applied to disability or transgender studies, or studies of the skeletal markers of health and illness. The teaching load will be three courses per year including introduction to archaeology, introduction to biological anthropology, skeletal anatomy, forensic anthropology, and a course on the region or method of expertise. Courses will be taught with replica skeletal material, in keeping with our department’s ethics.
Salary Wage Range
Pay Transparency Disclosure: The annual salary for this full-time postdoctoral position is $80,000.
How to Apply
Candidates should submit:
-Letter of application
-A brief teaching statement
-Names and contact information for 3 references (Letters of recommendation will be solicited at a later stage in the candidate review process.)
-An unofficial graduate transcript
-A diversity statement highlighting contributions and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and/or professional involvements (additional information can be found at

Applications should be addressed to Colleen Cohen and submitted online at PhD is required and must be in hand by August 2024. Address any questions to search chair, Colleen Cohen, at Review of applicant materials will begin on February 16th and continue until the position has been filled. There is no guarantee that applications received after this date will be reviewed.