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Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (Tenure Track)

University of Vermont
Winooski, Vermont
Closing date
Dec 5, 2022

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Biological Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Posting Details
Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.
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The University of Vermont's Department of Anthropology in The College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology to join our nationally recognized and award-winning faculty. The position will start in the Fall 2023 semester.
The most successful candidates will focus on the intersections between human biological variation, culture, environment, and health disparities in contemporary marginalized populations. Potential specializations include racism and health disparities; biocultural dimensions of health among ethnic minorities and/or Indigenous Peoples; racialization and colonialism in science and medicine; biological effects of social inequities in prevention and treatment; cultural epidemiology; gender, sex, and biology; life history; epigenetics; human development; the role of evolution in human diversity; human adaptability; embodied aspects of environmental injustice; and/or contributions of biological anthropology to the field of global health.
Geographic and cultural area is open, but preference will be given to candidates working in contexts in which legacies of colonialism, continuing structural inequities, and racism play a large role in producing global health disparities today. Scholars focused on Indigenous peoples and/or populations in sub-Saharan Africa, the African diaspora, or Southeast Asia are especially encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate should:
- Hold a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, or Medical Anthropology;
- Show promise toward developing a competitively funded research program;
- Have the capacity to teach undergraduate courses ranging from biological anthropology and areas in the candidate's expertise to topics in medical anthropology and interdisciplinary global health;·
- Be able to successfully mentor and advise undergraduate students, and potentially graduate students, in addition to providing professional contributions and service.
The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that include:
- Maintaining an active research agenda, securing external funding, and publishing peer-reviewed journal articles and/or books;
- Teaching and advising undergraduate students in Anthropology and the College's Health and Society Program;
- Collaborating with Department faculty in governance, program development, scholarship, and service;
- Serving as an active member of relevant scholarly societies and/or professional associations;
- Engaging in service and outreach activities beyond the Department, including in the Health and Society Program, the college, and university, as well as at regional, state, national and international levels.
Application Process:
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
For more detailed information about us, visit the Anthropology Department's website,; the College of Arts & Sciences' website,; and the University of Vermont's website,
Anticipated start date is August 2023. The hire must have a completed Ph.D. by time of initial appointment. Please apply online at
- Applicants are asked to include:
- a curriculum vitae (CV)
- two representative publications
- a statement of research focus
- a teaching statement describing approach, philosophy and interests. Please include a sample syllabus
- an inclusive excellence statement (see below)
- contact information for three professional references. If we contact reference providers they will be given instructions about how to upload materials.
For more information about the position, please contact Prof. Teresa Mares, search committee chair, at
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.
The University
Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is considered a public-ivy and consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a land-grant research institution. UVM's tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.
The College
In the College of Arts and Sciences ( CAS ), students experience the connectedness and accessibility of a small liberal arts college within a high caliber public research institution. Whether students are pursuing the Fine Arts, the Humanities, Natural Science and Mathematics or Social Sciences, they have a place here, in the College of Arts and Sciences' academic ecosystem. The College of Arts and Sciences highly values the excellence that results when people from different backgrounds and perspectives work, interact, and learn together. In this way, commitment to diversity fosters our educational mission. For our students, it prepares them for life and work ahead: it recognizes that we are a culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse nation, one that is also situated in an increasingly global environment. For our faculty, scholarship and research are increasingly cooperative activities-often crossing national borders-requiring the abilities and skills to work with others often from very different backgrounds. For both our students and faculty, diversity enhances our curriculum, enriches the classroom experience, and fosters the exchange of ideas. As our society, economy, politics, and global interactions become increasingly diverse, so too must our intellectual community of students, faculty, and staff.
The Department The Anthropology Department is a vibrant community that strives to balance high-level research and scholarship, excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentorship, and anthropologically-informed engagement in the public sphere. Learn more at:
The Community
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.
Establishing a diverse and inclusive culture is a priority at the University of Vermont. In fact, UVM holds that diversity and academic excellence are inseparable. Read UVM's Why Diversity Statement (\Board\Why\Diversity\Strategic.pdf) and Our Common Ground values ( . The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.
UVM is especially interested in scholars who can contribute to the College of Arts and Sciences diversity plan, which was designed in part to ensure faculty, students, and staff members from underrepresented and marginalized populations are an integral part of the life and governance of the institution. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Job Open Date 08/29/2022
Job Close Date
Position Information
Posting Number F2371PO
Department Anthropology/52020
Advertising/Posting Title Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology (Tenure Track)
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 009296
Employee FTE 1.0
Employee Term (months) 9
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Diversity Statement
- Teaching Statement
- Research Statement
Optional Documents
- Other Document (1)
- Other Document (2)
- Other Document (3)
- Other Document (4)
- Other Document (5)

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