Assistant Professor

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Anthropology,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Closing date
Dec 3, 2021

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Position Announcement, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,

Department of Anthropology: Biological Anthropologist

September 2021

The Department of Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill invites applications for an Assistant Professor rank, tenure-track, biological anthropologist with a start date of July 1, 2022.  We seek a biological anthropologist whose research emphasizes intergenerational, epigenetic or genetic approaches to health inequities. We are particularly interested in faculty whose teaching and research focus on evolutionary or developmental approaches to human health, including chronic or infectious diseases, nutrition, or reproductive health, or the underlying social and environmental determinants of health. We seek a scholar and teacher who will contribute to our vibrant undergraduate and graduate program in Human Biology, Ecology and Evolution and our interdisciplinary minor and major in Medical Anthropology. The standard teaching load is 2 courses per semester and could include a large introductory course, mid- to upper-level specialized courses for the major, and graduate seminars in the candidate’s specialty. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work would connect to other research units on campus such as the Carolina Population Center, the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Genome Sciences, and the Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program. Candidates should have an active lab and/or field research program. Geographical region is open but applicants whose expertise complements that of existing faculty are especially welcome.

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We welcome applicants from under-represented groups or from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their current and planned research, teaching experience and commitment to diversity, a CV and the names of 4 references.


As the largest unit on campus, the College of Arts and Sciences forms the academic core of the Carolina experience. Our mission is to create knowledge and discover innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, to educate outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, and to encourage faculty, staff and students to contribute meaningfully to North Carolina, the nation and the world. College faculty have been recognized for their outstanding research, teaching and engagement in the fine arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics. The College is home to more than 16,000 undergraduate students, including all of the University’s first-year and second-year students, and more than 75 percent of junior and senior majors. More than 2,500 graduate students study and teach in the College, the largest group of graduate students on campus.

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