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Biological Anthropologist

University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Department of Anthropology
Wilmington, North Carolina
Closing date
Oct 26, 2022

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Biological Anthropology
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The Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, seeks a broadly trained biological anthropologist to fill a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2023.  The successful candidate will have or develop, and maintain, an active field and or laboratory-based research program in anthropological genetics that can be supported by external funding; areas include but are not limited to ancient DNA, genomics, and epigenetics.  Applicants should have research interests that focus their molecular genetics specialization on hominin evolution and adaptation, and modern human origins. We encourage applicants whose research and or teaching prioritizes analytics and approaches that contribute to critical examinations of race, ethnicity, and/or gender.

 Applicants should be able to demonstrate capability in teaching a large undergraduate introductory four-field anthropology course, introductory biological anthropology course, and upper-level courses in their area of expertise, anthropological genetics, human origins, and population diversity, with preference given to those who can also teach primate biology and behavior, and bioarchaeology. We encourage applications from candidates who show interest and ability in directing undergraduate student research projects, independent study courses, and in supervising internships and practica where applicable. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in service to the department, college, and university. Applicants must hold a PhD in Anthropology, by or before August 15, 2023.


 Applicants must submit the following by November 1, 2022: (1) a cover letter that includes a statement describing research interests and teaching experience and interests (1-3 pages), (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a diversity statement reflecting upon ability to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and or service (1-2 pages), and (4) a list of three references.


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The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 14,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership, UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

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