Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

Biological Anthropology Position
Human Biology – Bioenergetics

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania is currently seeking
outstanding applicants for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in biological anthropology. Specifically, we expect the successful candidate to have an active research program on the intersection between human biology, energetics and evolution. Potential research areas include biomechanics, biocultural adaptation, nutrition, and evolutionary medicine. We are looking for a colleague with a doctoral degree in anthropology that complements the existing programs in the department and whose research interests foster a multidisciplinary dialogue with other groups across the University. This position also articulates with the university-wide Integration of Knowledge Initiative of Diversity, Health and Society, which seeks a “a more sophisticated portrait of human difference, exploring the profound questions raised by economic inequality, the historical legacies of discrimination, and the social dimensions of health.” Teaching responsibilities would include introductory classes in biological anthropology, intermediate classes in the human evolutionary biology concentration, and advanced classes in the area of research specialization.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and CV at Also include contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Anthropology is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.