The Department of Anthropology at Ball State University welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology with a specialization in Biological Anthropology to begin August 2018.
Responsibilities include: Teaching introductory courses in biological anthropology, upper- division and graduate courses in primate behavior and ecology, and additional courses within the candidate's focus area; mentoring graduate students; maintaining an active research agenda that result in peer-reviewed dissemination; and University and professional service.
The Department of Anthropology is a dynamic teaching, learning, scholarly, and service unit located in the heart of Ball State’s campus. We offer a major and minor in anthropology, as well as a Master’s degree. Our faculty and staff commit to offering students high-impact learning experiences that provide training beyond the classroom, including archaeological field schools, study abroad opportunities, immersive community engagement projects, and internships. Our advanced educational facilities, including the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, allow students, faculty, and staff a site to conduct valuable research to make a difference in today’s world.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. To learn more about Ball State University, visit our website: www.bsu.edu.
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
Minimum Qualifications: We seek a biological anthropologist with a focus on primatology. Research specialties should include ecological conservation and environmental studies. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Anthropology from an accredited college or university by August 1, 2018.
Preferred Qualifications: We prefer applicants with an active research agenda, evidence of scholarly publication and/or presentations, experience teaching anthropology courses, commitment to applied research, and an interest in advancing student-centered field experiences. Preference will be given to candidates who have the potential to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with other units of the university.
Please submit a cover letter detailing experiences and interests addressed to Dr. Jennifer Erickson, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, statement of research, and contact information for three references. Confidential reference letters will be requested for all finalists. A copy of doctorate transcripts must be submitted with your application. Official transcripts are required at time of hire. Questions should be directed to Dr. Jennifer Erickson, Associate Professor and Search Committee Co-Chair. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through December 31, 2017.
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