Scientific Ecological Anthropologist

The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Integrative Anthropological Sciences (IAS), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2016. We seek a social scientist specializing in any area of scientific ecological anthropology, such as human ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary ecology, anthropology of living foragers, farmers or pastoralists, cooperation and common pool resources, indigenous resource management, cultural transmission, ethnobiology, subsistence economics, reproductive ecology, evolutionary demography, nutritional ecology, life history theory, behavioral endocrinology, ecological genetics, and social epidemiology. Other topical approaches are open, but research program must be theoretically rigorous, empirical and scientific in orientation, and should complement and integrate effectively with existing faculty expertise and perspectives to help bolster the mission of the IAS Unit (see Department website: Integration with Broom Center for Demography is also preferable. Strong fieldwork and/or lab component is preferable. Geographical area of specialization is open, but interests in Oceania, Asia, Africa or Latin America are preferable, as is a comparative orientation.

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach lower-division introductory courses in ecological and/or biocultural anthropology and upper-division courses related to the anthropologist’s areas of specialization. The ability to direct graduate students and to advance a departmental focus on ecological research are critical requirements.

Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Please apply and submit via (1) a statement detailing past and current research experience, (2) a five-year research plan, (3) a statement on teaching experience, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) three reference letters, and (6) three representative publications. Please direct any questions to Professor Michael Gurven, Chair, IAS Search Committee, at For primary consideration submit application and materials on or before October 15, 2015. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.