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Assistant Professor Biological Anthropology

Florida Atlantic University, Department of Anthropology
Boca Raton, Florida
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Dec 27, 2023

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Biological Anthropology
Full Time
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The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology to start August 2024.  This position is part of a cluster of recent hires whose research interests are thematically related to issues of Crisis, Resistance, Sustainability, and Resilience.

Geographic area and research foci for this position are open; we seek a biological anthropologist whose work lies at the intersection of human-environment interactions, sustainability, and resilience. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, biocultural perspectives on topics such as climate change and human evolution; human immunology, epigenetics, the microbiome, and/or human variation; molecular and/or isotopic studies; and impacts of the changing environment on human health and disease.  We are looking for a candidate that complements but does not duplicate existing areas of interest in the department. The successful candidate must be able to develop courses in their areas of interest and teach introductory courses in biological anthropology (with lab) and human evolution. The successful candidate will also contribute to the graduate curriculum and supervise graduate student research.

Further information about the Department of Anthropology can be found at .

The College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to thoughtfully engaging all communities in higher education. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the various internal and external communities that it serves.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology by August 10, 2024.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.  The position number is REQ16812.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. When completing the online application, please upload the following: (i) a cover letter in which the applicant describes their teaching, research, and relevant background for the position; and (ii) curriculum vitae with a list of at least three references.


The Department of Anthropology at Florida Atlantic University strives to provide the very best undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department stresses an open, critical, and diverse intellectual forum for examining for examining and coming to understand the processes, constraints, and possibilities for what it means to be human today and what being human has meant prehistorically and historically.  In both its undergraduate and graduate programs, Department faculty members take mentorship seriously and students have ample opportunity for close interaction and collaboration with faculty.

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