Medical, Medical / Public Health, Physical/Biological
The Department of Anthropology and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University invite applications for a tenure-track, early to mid-career scholar whose research uses an evolutionary perspective to inform understandings of human health, starting in August 2018. Topical and methodological areas are open, but the research program of the successful candidate will be integrative and trans-disciplinary, drawing on various approaches from across the anthropological, evolutionary, and biomedical sciences. The candidate could deepen and/or broaden the Department of Anthropology’s existing health-related research strengths in human diversity, human genomics, developmental biology, functional anatomy, quantitative imaging, cell culture and animal models for human biology and disease, biocultural-environment interaction, human-pathogen coevolution, and other areas. The new faculty member will also benefit from Penn State’s exceptional cross-departmental research environment while they contribute to University-level efforts in developing interdisciplinary expertise on the evolutionary mechanisms of human health. The successful candidate will have opportunities to train graduate students in the top-ranked Department of Anthropology program and through various Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences-sponsored intercollege programs, and as part of a new (pending final approval) MD-PhD in Anthropology program in cooperation with the College of Medicine.
Review of applications will begin September 8, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Direct questions regarding this faculty position to Dr. George Perry.
Applications should be submitted online and include: 1) a one-page cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae with educational background, employment history, and a list of publications; 3) a two-page future research program statement; 4) a one to two-page teaching statement; and 5) the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three professional references. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/72742
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The Pennsylvania State University is a state-related university whose main campus is University Park, located in the geographic center of Pennsylvania. We have over 47,000 students at University Park, and an additional 44,000 at nearly two-dozen other locations in Pennsylvania, including World Campus. With more than 6,000 faculty in all locations, Penn State is the largest institution of higher ...education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Department of Anthropology was recently ranked number one in the nation by the National Research Council, and it consists of sixteen full-time faculty, two instructors, four staff members, thirty-five graduate assistants supported by departmental and research-grant funds, and several professional staff and post-doctoral researchers. We have a vigorous doctoral program, a master's degree, a BA program and two BS programs in Biological Anthropology and Anthropological Science. Faculty benefits include participation in the TIAA-CREF pension system and health care programs including plans for dental, prescription drug, and vision care. Tenure-track faculty members are entitled to one semester free of teaching during their probationary years. Senior faculty members are eligible to apply for sabbatical leaves which can take place at seven-year intervals.