Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Social Science

Employer
Arizona State University
Location
Tempe, Arizona
Closing date
Nov 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty
Discipline
General Anthropology
Organization Type
Academic

Job Details

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor to join our world-leading program in evolutionary social science. We seek applicants with exceptional scholarly potential for advancing our understanding of the evolution of human uniqueness, including those with backgrounds in human genetics, human behavioral ecology, evolutionary psychology, or cultural evolution. The candidate will have a research associate position in the Institute of Human Origins and help advance the institute’s interdisciplinary research and public outreach activities. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, or related field by the time the appointment starts, a proficient record of research on the interactions between human biology and culture that is grounded in evolutionary theory, and potential for achieving high levels of research productivity and impact. Specific research topic, approach, methods, and region are open, and the candidate’s program of research may be focused in deep or more recent times, including on contemporary societies. Anticipated start date is August 2022.

Additional desired qualifications include evidence of success in obtaining external funding, classroom and online teaching experience, experience mentoring and supporting students, collaborative experiences with an interdisciplinary research team, and capacity to cross-teach and mentor students in anthropology and other programs offered across the School such as global health, or environmental social science, and specific expertise in ethnographic fieldwork, field or laboratory studies in genetics and/or human behavior. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of and commitment to challenging and disrupting harmful and unethical historical scholarly practices relevant to doing cutting-edge evolutionary social sciences; A demonstrated potential to meet the needs of diverse student populations and/or reach out to diverse communities.

Specific job duties include conducting collaborative field and/or laboratory research in evolutionary social science, presenting research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets, seeking external research funding, teaching, training and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, providing service to the university and academy, and outreach such as providing expert advice and the public communication of science.

To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/95241: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence, and (4) contact information including emails for three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is 11/10/2021. If the position is not filled, reviews will occur every week thereafter until the search is closed. Please address your cover letter to Professor Robert Boyd, Evolutionary Social Science Search Committee Chair. Information about the School can be found at http://shesc.asu.edu. The School collaborates extensively with ASU’s Institute for Human Origins (http://iho.asu.edu) and the Center for Evolution and Medicine (https://evmed.asu.edu).

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

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Company

Known for its leadership in innovative education and research, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change includes one of the nation's top-ranked anthropology programs and the largest and most research-productive transdisciplinary anthropology faculty in the nation. Staying true to our four-field anthropological origins means we remain committed to leveraging a long-term, comparative, and holistic perspective on human origins and diversity as a way to understand and address complex problems, now and for the future, and a deep concern for community engagement and social justice. In addition to anthropology, our students can earn degrees in global health, applied mathematics for the life and social sciences and museum studies. We are also known for our high quality study abroad, field school programs and research apprenticeship opportunities for our 900 undergraduate majors and nearly 200 graduate students. We offer a dynamic, collegial, and challenging work environment due to the pace of innovation, complex array of research and academic programs, and high profile initiatives. SHESC is the largest social science unit in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ASU's largest and most diverse college. For complete information see http://shesc.asu.edu/.

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Telephone
480-965-0102
Location
Arizona State University
PO Box 872402
Tempe
AZ
85287
United States

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