Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, beginning Fall 2016.

Candidates should have teaching experience and an active research program in biocultural approaches to human biology. Potential areas of specialization include, but are not limited to: developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), life history and nutrition, the microbiome, human plasticity (developmental plasticity, neuroplasticity, epigenetics), human sexuality and reproduction, and human adaptability. We are particularly interested in individuals who conduct field-based, interdisciplinary research integrating biological data within an ecological and social context. The successful applicant will show a strong record of research, publication, and the potential to obtain external funding. Geographic area is open.

Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses as required by the department, develop courses within their own areas of specialization, and mentor M.A. students. Our department strongly encourages a four-field approach to anthropology and the engagement of undergraduate and graduate students in on-going research. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of appointment.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus diversity includes race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in, and commitment to, teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Application review will begin on September 15, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled. Apply via Interfolio at More information on SDSU’s Department of Anthropology can be found at:

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.