Assistant Professor – Bioarchaeology – Tenure Track

The Department of Anthropology at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position focused in bioarchaeology. We construe bioarchaeology broadly to include a range of approaches to understanding the human body in its material setting both historically and theoretically. The ideal candidate will help to strengthen links among departmental research interests in archaeology, biological anthropology, and medical anthropology. We seek candidates who ground their biological interests in archaeological field work and whose research involves a concern with archaeological context, innovative approaches to theoretical interpretation, and sensitivity to the ethics of practice. Although we have a particular interest in applications from candidates conducting research in Latin America (including the Caribbean) and Asia, geographic area of expertise is open. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level.

Candidates should be prepared to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level that contribute to the overall mission of the department and develop their own area of specialty. They should also be committed to mentoring graduate students. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

Applications should include:
1. a detailed letter describing current and planned research activities, teaching qualifications and interests at both graduate and undergraduate levels;
2. a full curriculum vitae;
3. the names and addresses (including telephone and e-mail) of three academic referees.

Applications should be submitted online at:

Or by mail to:
Recruitment Committee Chair
Department of Anthropology
Cornell University
261 McGraw Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until a candidate has been hired.

Cornell University is an inclusive dynamic, and innovative university located in Ithaca, NY. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.