The Department of Anthropology at Purdue University seeks applicants for a one academic year Visiting Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology beginning August, 2016. A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required at the time of appointment. Teaching load is three undergraduate courses per semester, including Great Apes, Primate Behavior, Human Evolution, Evolution of Human Diet, Intro to Bio Anth, and Culture, Food and Health. Teaching and research experience in one or more of the following areas are desirable: primate behavior, human evolution, and nutritional anthropology.

Purdue is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Active research is encouraged and participation in departmental activities is expected. Please send a letter of application that includes an explanation of your research and teaching experience, a CV, the names of three referees, and sample syllabi of courses taught/planned. Application materials should be sent by Feb 28 to: Brenda Gunion, Assistant to the Head, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 West State Street, room 219, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059, We expect to speak with candidates via Skype or at the AAPA meetings in Atlanta in April.

Purdue University is a large land-grant University, enrolling approximately 40,000 students per year. The West Lafayette campus is the main campus for Purdue, conveniently located on the Wabash River between Chicago and Indianapolis. Purdue’s Department of Anthropology is located within The College of Liberal Arts and offers BA, MS and PhD degrees ( ). The department reaches outward to collaborate with other programs including Women’s Studies, American Studies and African-American Studies within Liberal Arts and to broader interdisciplinary centers and initiatives across campus including Discovery Park, The Center for the Environment, the Center for Aging and the Life Course, and the Center for Ingestive Behavior.