Assistant professor of biological anthropology

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire an integrative biological anthropologist at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a scholar with research interests in the evolutionary biology and/or ecology of non-human primates. We are looking for a theoretically motivated researcher, with a proven track record of external funding and publication, and preferably an established field research site. Research areas could include but are not limited to: behavioral, nutritional or reproductive ecology; anthropological genetics/genomics/epigenetics; physiology or morphology of growth and development; metabolism; and ecological immunology. We are interested in a scholar whose research complements existing faculty and can help build our BA, MA, and PhD programs. Area focus is open, and we strongly encourage all interested biological anthropologists to apply, but we have a preference for a colleague who demonstrates openness to interdisciplinary collaboration and who has the ability to engage cross–campus linkages.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or Human Evolutionary Biology; theoretically motivated research; desire and ability to contribute to growth and excellence of a PhD program broadly engaging ecology and environmental issues; desire and ability to educate and mentor anthropology students with either academic or applied career goals; and successful external granting and publication.

Preferred Qualifications: excellence in teaching; strong record of external funding; fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in anthropology and biology; laboratory and/or field/laboratory integrated methods; strong quantitative background; commitment to multidisciplinary anthropology; interests that complement existing faculty; potential to contribute to interdisciplinary areas of collaborative excellence; and record of service appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Responsibilities include: maintaining an active research program; teaching introductory courses in general anthropology and biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization; mentoring graduate students in the department’s MA and PhD programs; department and college service.

Applicants must submit: letter of application that includes research, teaching, and service goals; a CV; sample publications; teaching evaluations if available; and the names, addresses, email, and phone numbers of three references. Applicants who are selected to interview must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States.

Electronic submission only. Send all application materials as PDFs to Carolyn Cochran ( Please direct inquiries to Carolyn Cochran via email or by phone at (210) 458-4075. Applications must be received no later than October 1, 2015.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.