Assistant Professor, Biocultural Anthropology - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0809710)

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Detailed Job Description

The Department of Anthropology of The University of Alabama invites applications for an entry level tenure-track position in biocultural anthropology, to begin August, 2016. The PhD is required at the time of appointment. The geographic area of interest is open, although we prefer a candidate with ethnographic fieldwork experience in Latin America or Africa. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s undergraduate program; direct graduate-level field research; chair MA theses and PhD dissertations; and, initiate and continue an active program of funded research. The proposed faculty hire will strengthen the department’s research emphasis in “Biocultural Medical Anthropology.” We seek a candidate with research interests within, but not limited to, the following areas: biocultural determinants of health; cognitive anthropology and cultural neuroscience; environment and food systems; culture theory; or, other relevant foci of biocultural research.


The Department of Anthropology takes a traditional four-field approach to the BA, MA, and PhD degrees, emphasizing two areas of specialization that crosscut sub-disciplines: biocultural medical anthropology and the archaeology of complex societies in the Americas. The successful candidate will be able to assist graduate students in one or both of these tracks by serving on committees, providing instruction in the cultural and biological dimensions of health, and helping students prepare to do research. Applicants should also have ongoing projects and plans for future research that span sub-disciplinary boundaries.

To apply, go to (http://facultyjobs.ua.edu ) and complete the online application. Upload (1) a letter of application (outlining research interests, plans and relevant experience) including the names of and contact information for three references; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) examples of manuscripts (for submission as publications) and/or published articles and (4) teaching evaluations (if available). Chair of search committee: Dr. William W. Dressler (wdressle@ua.edu, phone: 205-348-5947) Department of Anthropology, Box 870210, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0210. Review of applications will begin November 16, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Additional Position Information

Prior to the hiring, the final candidate(s) will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload examples of manuscripts (for submission as publications and/or published articles) to the “other document 1” tab.



Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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