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Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

Florida Atlantic University
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Closing date
Dec 9, 2023

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Biological Anthropology
Full Time
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Position Summary:

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.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

Department of Anthropology


Boca Raton

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

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.

Required Documents:

FAU's Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into a single attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

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 selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost's credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost's credential file prior to the first day of employment. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University, not to the individual applicant.

Background Screening:

Selected candidates must successfully complete and pass all employment screenings prior to the start of employment. Employment screenings may include a criminal background check (level I and level II), motor vehicle check, credit check, reference checks, alcohol, and drug screening check.

As a Hispanic-serving institution, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse institutions in the Florida state university system. We are committed to recruiting and retaining talented faculty and staff. We embrace our shared responsibility to create and celebrate a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all. Our community features excellent schools, a vibrant and safe community, and a sub-tropical climate conductive to year-round outdoor activities.


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