Submitted: 6 April 2024
Department: Anthropology
Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 29 April 2024
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Anthropology invites applications for Term Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, starting August 2024 and renewable for at least two years. The preferred candidate has the ability to teach in a variety of modalities, including on-line asynchronous, maintains an active research program with opportunities for student research, and demonstrates a willingness to mentor graduate and undergraduate students. We are especially interested in candidates with a background in dental anthropology, human variation, forensic anthropology, paleogenomics, or bioarchaeology, but other specialties in biological anthropology will be considered. Openness to collaboration on projects in the Circumpolar North is a plus.

We are a small, cohesive four-field department. Although our faculty engage in research around the world, we share an interest in the Circumpolar North. The Anthropology Department offers a four field BA as well as MA and PhD programs. The successful candidate will have access to several well-equipped departmental laboratories including the dental anthropology and human osteology lab ( and will be responsible for teaching two to three courses a semester that may include: ANTH 101X: Introduction to Anthropology; ANTH 221X: Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology; ANTH 225: Anthropology and Race; ANTH 315: Human Variation; ANTH 422:Human Osteology, ANTH 424: Analytical Techniques, ANTH 426/626: Bioarchaeology, and ANTH 492/692 seminars that draw on the candidate's area of expertise.

Founded in 1917, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is the flagship campus of the University of Alaska System, and is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant institution. It is an ethnically diverse RU/H university in a beautiful rural northern setting. UAF is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities and is an EEO/AA employer and educational institution. UAF has a Carnegie classification of RU/H, and was recently ranked second among small research universities in the United States.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

PhD in Anthropology or related field at time of appointment is required.

This position is located on the UA campus in Fairbanks. This is a full-time, non tenure track assistant professor position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. Applications for this position will be accepted for review on 04/30/2014, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard Time on 04/29/2024. The position will be open until filled.

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Please submit: 1. Cover Letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Graduate Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) 4. Names of three professional references with phone and email contact information 5. Philosophy of teaching and research statement 6. Article length essay or published work

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