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Assistant Professor 9 Month Salaried, (Anthropology) 3 Positions - 2 Cultural & 1 Biocultural

Florida State University, Department of Anthropology
Tallahassee, Florida
$85,000 per nine months.
Closing date
Oct 31, 2022

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Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Medical Anthropology
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Description: The Department of Anthropology at Florida State University (FSU) invites applications for three (3) full time, tenure track, faculty positions, beginning Fall 2023. The Department of Anthropology (, with the support of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, is expanding its role in the research and teaching mission of the University, which has made it a goal to continue to be one of the top 20 Public Carnegie Research I universities in the country. The Department has traditional strengths in the archaeology of the Americas and biological anthropology. Currently undergoing a phase of dynamic growth and with a thriving Master’s Program, we are seeking to augment extant teaching and research strengths with the recruitment of three Assistant Professors (two in Cultural Anthropology, one in Biocultural Anthropology) in conjunction with reopening our PhD program.

We seek to build a network of scholars who will support the ongoing work in which we are engaged and to set a path forward as we grow these areas of critical study into regional and national strengths. To this latter point, this hiring initiative is aligned with several strategic priorities in our department and college including efforts to attract and retain high-quality, diverse students, faculty, and staff. We seek scholars who value an inclusive campus culture and a global mindset, who enhance applied learning and who advance research and scholarly activities. Ideal candidates will organize and capitalize on key partnerships across campus and the city and increase community building locally, regionally, and/or globally.

Given our commitment to community engagement and engaged scholarship we seek to appoint faculty who are deeply embedded in the communities they study. The FSU Department of Anthropology intends to foster a strong sense of community, mutual support, and mentorship that will aid in the development and retention of all current and future faculty. By encouraging a strong cohort of faculty, all faculty, staff, and students will benefit from and be made better by our commitment to access, equity, and diversity.

Responsibilities: These positions are on 9-month contracts. Assistant Professors teach a 2-2 load, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, conduct research, and contribute to the shared governance of the department and university. Primary teaching duties will include courses required for the undergraduate major, courses that satisfy the Liberal Studies for the 21st Century undergraduate requirements and combined upper-division/graduate courses on topics in the candidate’s research area.

Qualifications: Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to motivate and inspire students from diverse backgrounds, are essential. We are especially interested in receiving applications from scholars whose work involves an active ethnographic component. Topical areas of interest include health related issues, climate change, human-environment interactions, and the intersections of these. Within these parameters, geographic focus of research is open. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in Anthropology at time of appointment.

How to Apply: Applicants must apply at (Job ID 53156 for Cultural Anthropology positions and Job ID 53159 for Biocultural Anthropology position. Applicants must submit the following application materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a single statement on research, teaching, and diversity, equity, and inclusion that is no more than 4 pages total; and (4) names and contact details (including e-mail addresses) of three referees.

Application Deadline: All application materials must be received by November 4, 2022.

Contact Information: Please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Jessi Halligan (, with any questions.

University Information: Florida State University is a Top 20 Public University, with a Carnegie Classification of Doctoral University – Highest Research Activity (R1), and Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors. Florida State University is a public, fully accredited, coeducational research institution, and one of twelve units within the Florida State University System directed by the Florida Board of Governors. Located in Tallahassee, Florida's capital city, the University affords students and faculty opportunities for interaction with state and federal agencies for internships, research, and part-time employment, as well as a myriad of social, cultural, and recreational activities. The main campus is located on 485.5 acres in Tallahassee with other facilities owned in Leon, Bay, Collier, Franklin, Sarasota, and Gadsden counties, and leased in Escambia, Jackson, Leon, Orange, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, and Volusia counties in Florida, and other locations overseas. The University owns a total of 1,673 acres.

Founded in 1851, Florida State University is a comprehensive, national, graduate-research university offering more than 300 outstanding academic and professional degrees in top flight programs ranging from Business and Physics to Music and Creative Writing. Florida State University provides extraordinary opportunities for undergraduate students to build a strong foundation in their chosen fields; study abroad at the University’s overseas campuses; engage in scores of service activities; benefit from world class library and technical facilities; participate in extensive intramural and recreational events; and interact with some of the finest students and faculty in the nation in a distinctive, welcoming environment. The University instills the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and achievement.

Additional information about Florida State University can be found at:, and the FSU Department of Anthropology:

Background check: This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

Tobacco Free Campus: Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

EEO Statement: FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:


MissionThe Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts. The university is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, creative endeavors, and service. The university strives to instill the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and sustained achievement within a community that fosters free inquiry and embraces diversity.VisionThe Florida State University will be one of the world's premier institutions of higher education, devoted to transforming the lives of our students, shaping the future of our state and society, and offering programs of national and international distinction in a climate of inquiry, engagement, collegiality, diversity, and achievement.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

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