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Visiting Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri
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May 31, 2024

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology – 2024-2025
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Missouri seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in biological anthropology for the 2024-2025 academic year who will contribute to the department’s focus on scientific approaches to studies of human biology, behavior, culture, and evolution. Candidates are expected to contribute to the department research culture by having an active research program and serving as mentors for student research.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching the four-field Introduction to Anthropology course and Introduction to Biological Anthropology with Lab. Additional courses will include both lower- and upper-level/grad courses and will draw on the candidate's area of expertise. The teaching load will be 3 courses each semester.
Appointment period:  August 1, 2024 - May 31, 2025.  
Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in Anthropology or a related field is required at the time employment begins.
Please apply online at (Job Opening ID 51141). Merge your CV with a brief cover letter and upload the document in the Resume/CV section of the application. Applicants should include sample teaching evaluations, publications, and a list of at least 3 references, including contact information, in the “attachments” portion of the online application system. 

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Applicants may contact Dr. Gregory Blomquist ( with any questions about the job duties. Contact Andrew Longley (  for any questions about the application process. Screening of applications will begin on April 12 and will continue until the position is filled.

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