Assistant Professor in Anthropology – Molecular Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Molecular Anthropology. Ph.D. must be completed by the first day of courses (September 2016). This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications.

We seek applicants with a strong commitment to original research and scientific publication on using genetic and genomic data to illuminate human or non-human primate evolution (phylogeny, demography, adaptation), with a background in bioinformatics, molecular biology, and/or population genetics. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers.

The position is a nine-month appointment within the Department of Anthropology. The proposed start date is July 1, 2016. Teaching duties will be four courses per academic year (quarter system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level. Courses will include an introduction to Human Evolutionary Biology, an advanced undergraduate course in Anthropological Genetics, and a graduate seminar. The candidate will develop additional classes, perform undergraduate and graduate advising, and supervise graduate and undergraduate student research. The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Anthropology are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus environment that supports equality and diversity.

Applicants should submit: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter that outlines completed research, current research program, and teaching experience; (3) copies of up to three publications; and (4) the names and addresses of three referees. Applications must be submitted online to:

For full consideration, applications should be complete by October 30, 2015. The position is open until filled.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

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