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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information for three current professional references. For questions about the position, contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Britney Kyle, at Britney.kyle@unco.edu Applications for the position will be considered until the position is filled, however, for best consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2017.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Department Anthropology
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Job Type Full-Time
Job EEO Category Faculty
Physical Demands

Ability to teach a class up to four hours per day and to lift 20 lbs.

Job Summary

We seek a tenure-track biological anthropologist with an active research agenda in human biology (preferred) or primatology. The individual’s research program must demonstrate potential for external grant funding and community-engaged scholarship. The individual must be able to teach upper and lower division biological anthropology classes, and our new Professional Development course. The new hire would also need to help design and coordinate a new laboratory component to our Introduction to Biological Anthropology course. Specific research topic, methods, and regional emphasis are open. Teaching responsibilities include 5-6 courses (15-18 credit hours) per year.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Anthropology by the time the appointment begins (August 13, 2017)
Demonstrated record or potential for teaching lower and upper division courses for undergraduates

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of success in obtaining external funding;
Experience mentoring students;
Previous involvement with community engaged research, teaching, or both.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00299
Position Number F99627
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Open Date 10/24/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information for three current professional references.

For questions about the position, contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Britney Kyle, at Britney.kyle@unco.edu

Applications for the position will be considered until the position is
filled, however, for best consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2017.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or are currently ABD in Anthropology?
    • yes
    • no

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. List of References
Optional Documents