Tenure-track appointment in biological anthropology

The SMU Department of Anthropology invites nominations and applications to fill a tenure-track appointment in biological anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2016. We seek a creative and innovative biological anthropologist whose research interests are in biomolecular archeology, and who is looking for an opportunity to be involved in a dynamic interdisciplinary program in Anthropology. We are particularly interested in candidates with technical skills that include an expertise in analyzing aDNA, proteins and lipids. Candidates must have an established field and laboratory program, demonstrated excellence in obtaining external funding and experience in multidisciplinary and collaborative research, a strong publication record, and evidence for outstanding teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Geographical area is open, but scholars working in areas that complement departmental strengths will be preferred. The candidate is expected to develop graduate and undergraduate courses that enhance the Department’s offerings and articulate with the new Interdisciplinary Institute. While an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor tenure track is anticipated, extraordinary candidates at all levels will be considered.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology, demonstrated expertise in teaching undergraduate courses in archaeology and graduate courses in the applicants field or specialty, demonstrated ability to generate external funding for research projects and a strong record of scholarship.

Application: Applications may be submitted electronically (pdf format preferred) or by letter, and should include a curriculum vitae, a statement on how the applicant’s research and teaching interests fulfill the parameters of the position and complement the strengths of the Anthropology faculty at SMU, and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to: Dr. David J. Meltzer, Chair of the Biological Anthropology Search Committee, Southern Methodist University, Department of Anthropology. PO Box 750336 Dallas, TX 75275, dmeltzer@smu.edu. Please cc all application materials to Pamela Hogan, phogan@smu.edu. To ensure full consideration, the application must be received by November 9, 2015, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. A review of applicants will begin November 10, 2015. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled