Washington University Assistant or Associate Professor level Paleoanthropology

We invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in Biological/Physical Anthropology to begin in fall 2015, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  We seek an anthropologist with a research specialization in Paleoanthropology, with an emphasis on the paleobiology of the human lineage (including Australopithecus sensu lato and Homo). The successful candidate will be an individual with expertise that involves analyzing aspects of the human paleontological record, in its Paleolithic and paleoecological context, to understand changes in human biology and behavior through human evolution.  The individual should have appropriate training and skills in the relevant areas of human anatomy and biology with direct applications to the human fossil record.  Active involvement in human paleontological and/or Paleolithic archeological fieldwork is desired.  The successful candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Duties include teaching courses, advising students, conducting sponsored research, writing for publication, and university service.

Applications should consist of a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter describing ongoing research and teaching interests, and the names and addresses (with emails) of three referees. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment. The primary qualification for this position is demonstrated excellence in empirical research and teaching. All materials should be sent as MSWord files or PDFs via e-mail with “Paleoanthropology Search” in the subject line to: M. McDowell, melanie@wustl.edu.

Priority will be given to applications received on or before October 15, 2014, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and other members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged. This employer prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.