Tenure-track Assistant Professor Human Biological Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track position in Human Biological Anthropology beginning July 1, 2018. A PhD in Anthropology at time of hire is required. We seek applications from broadly trained biological anthropologists who are concerned with human health via diet, nutrition, disease, adaptability, and plasticity (i.e., developmental plasticity, neuroplasticity, epigenetics) in contemporary living populations with a regional focus in the Americas, Asia, or Southeast Asia. The position will strengthen the department's combination of science and social science to better understand humanity’s health and wellbeing from a broad, cross-cultural perspective. This position could include regional crossovers (African American Studies, Asian Studies, Chicano Studies, Ethnic Studies, Hispanic Studies, Southeast Asian Studies) and campus-wide connections made via the Medical School, Biology, Environmental Sciences, and Neuroscience. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower- division anthropology courses as well as upper-division and graduate courses in the field of specialization.
Application materials should be submitted to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00777 and must include a current CV, a cover letter of interest describing current and future research and teaching directions, a statement on potential contributions to diversity, copies of up to three publications, evidence of teaching excellence, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin October 9, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting material received by October 9 will receive full consideration. Electronic submission is strongly preferred.
Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The University of California, Riverside is a growing campus of the University of California system. It currently has 21,000 students. The UCR Department of Anthropology has fifteen full-time faculty members as well as cooperating faculty in Women’s Studies, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, and Botany. The program has 60 graduate students and approximately 400 undergraduate majors. It offers BA, BS, MA, ...MS, and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology. The program transforms scholars into professional anthropologists who will variously engage in research, teaching, policy-related, and/or administrative activities that benefit the peoples with whom they work. It focuses on how people living in a variety of settings participate in and adapt to processes of change and transformation, both historically and in the contemporary world. The faculty is committed to a unified concept of the discipline and views the traditional subfields (sociocultural, archaeological, applied, biological, and linguistic) as crosscut by a series of foci that create clusters of faculty from the traditional subject interests and constitute areas of specialization. These foci articulate contemporary or emerging concerns within the discipline. They constitute both the strength and uniqueness of the program. UCR combines the intellectual and material resources of the UC system with a research environment. The campus is located sixty miles east of Los Angeles in the still affordable Inland Empire.