Submitted: 30 March 2024
Department: Anthropology
Institution: Boston University
Job type: Temporary
Apply by: 15 April 2024
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The Boston University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Biological Anthropology, starting September 2024. The position entails teaching 2 courses each semester, covering Methods in Biological Anthropology, Evolution of the Human Diet, Evolution of Life History, and Evolutionary Medicine. The applicant is encouraged to have an active research program and to participate in the academic life of the department, including helping to advise undergraduate and graduate students, attending lectures and symposia, and participating in department colloquia.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. completed by the start date, an active research program and a strong record of teaching excellence. Applications should be received by March 31, 2024. Please submit a letter of application and separate statements of teaching (no more than 2 pages), research (no more than 2 pages), and diversity (no more than 2 pages), curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, sample syllabi, and the names of three references In the diversity statement, applicants should demonstrate past/current or future contributions to inclusive excellence in research, teaching, and/or outreach. Any queries should be addressed to Prof. Cheryl Knott, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, Boston University, at [email protected]. Applicants are encouraged to contact Prof Knott if they will be attending the AABA meeting in Los Angeles to set up an interview.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Outreach Strategies to Attract a Diverse Applicant Pool We will advertise with the Committee on Increasing Diversity in Evolutionary Anthropological Sciences of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists and the Human Biology Association and diversity list-servs (DiversifyEEB, Chronicle DiversityBoost), and work with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion to provide welcoming resources for new faculty that specifically address their needs with respect to minoritized community involvement at BU and the greater Boston area. Candidates will be requested to submit a two-page diversity statement.

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