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Tenure Track Position Biological Anthropology

Texas State University, Department of Anthropology
San Marcos, Texas
Base salary of $68,000, negotiable commensurate with qualifications.
Closing date
Jan 18, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty, Pre-Tenure
Biological Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Level of Experience

Job Details

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor in biological anthropology to begin in Fall 2023 (base salary $68,000, negotiable commensurate with qualifications).

The successful candidate will be able to teach quantitative methods (e.g., bivariate and multivariate statistics, biostatistics, statistical programs, data analytics, database management) for anthropology majors at all degree levels. However, the candidate’s specific research area within biological anthropology is open.

Texas State is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and has a majority-minority student body. Therefore, the department is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including research, instruction, public engagement, and community collaborations. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position responsibilities:

  1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biological anthropology and quantitative methods as assigned. Maintain a research program that results in peer-reviewed publications. Provide practical training and applied and/or basic research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. Mentor M.A. and Ph.D. students in thesis and dissertation projects. Contribute to service activities in the department, college and university. Advance diversity and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort.

Required qualifications:

  1. A Ph.D. degree in anthropology or a related field* at the time of appointment (August 1, 2023). *Applicants with doctoral degrees in other fields must have a minimum of 18 hours of graduate semester credit hours in anthropology. Experience teaching, or the ability to teach, quantitative methods (e.g., bivariate and multivariate statistics, biostatistics, statistical programs, data analytics, database management) for anthropology majors at all degree levels.

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate students. Experience mentoring students, particularly M.A. and Ph.D. students. Peer reviewed publications or clear plans for an active publication agenda. An active research program or clear plans to institute an active research program. Evidence of external funding or clear plans to obtain future external funding. Commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in research, instruction and/or public engagement.

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

For full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 15, 2023. Interested applicants should submit:

  1. A cover letter detailing the how the applicant meets the position’s required and preferred qualifications. A statement indicating how the applicant’s research, instruction and/or public engagement will advance diversity and inclusion. A detailed curriculum vita. The names and contact information for three references (references of candidates invited to visit campus will be asked to provide written letters of recommendation at that time).

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Richard L. Warms ( For information about the department and our baccalaureate degrees in anthropology, M.A. in anthropology, and Ph.D. in applied anthropology, please visit

Legal Notices:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Why Work at Texas State:

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world. Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.


Our mission is to educate and train students to practice anthropology in the 21st century. Our department offers two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a in Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Anthropology, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology, and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Anthropology.

The Department of Anthropology is part of the College of Liberal Arts at Texas State University. The department averages about 300 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. Our 21 full-time faculty members offer a wide variety of courses and projects to support our departmental mission and educational goals, including local research projects or in-country and out-of-country field schools.

All faculty members in the department are actively involved in research and other scholarly activities including fieldwork in the United States, Mexico, Belize, Peru, Madagascar, and the Republic of South Africa. The department houses the following research centers: the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS), which is home to the CAS Archaeological Repository, the Center for the Art and Symbolism of Ancient America (CASAA), and the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS).

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  • 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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