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Professor in Biological Anthropology

University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Position Type
Biological Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Summary

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky seeks to fill a tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of Full Professor in Biological Anthropology. This is a 9-month position in the regular title series with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Preferred candidates will have an established research program in Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Archaeology. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience teaching Biological Anthropology courses across the undergraduate and graduate curriculum as well as a record of successful graduate advising. In particular, we seek an Anthropologist with research expertise in the application of ground-penetrating radar for detecting controlled forensic graves, taphonomy of commercial cremations, and taphonomy of skeletal remains from historic contexts. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience working with local law enforcement agencies on the search, recovery, and identification of human skeletal remains.

A PhD in Biological Anthropology is required.

Applicants must include a cover letter and CV. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The University of Kentucky provides comprehensive benefits which are fully described at

Questions about this search should be addressed to Dr. Scott Hutson, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky (

Application deadline is June 14th, 2024.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience Deadline to Apply 06/14/2024 Open Until Filled No University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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