Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

Posted: 10/31/2016 (Employment)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania is currently seeking outstanding applicants for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in biological anthropology.  Specifically, they expect the successful candidate to have an active research program on the intersection between human biology, energetics and evolution. Potential research areas include biomechanics, biocultural adaptation, nutrition, and evolutionary medicine. They are looking for a colleague with a doctoral degree in anthropology that complements the existing programs in the department and whose research interests foster a multidisciplinary dialogue with other groups across the University. This position also articulates with the university-wide Integration of Knowledge Initiative of Diversity, Health and Society, which seeks a “a more sophisticated portrait of human difference, exploring the profound questions raised by economic inequality, the historical legacies of discrimination, and the social dimensions of health.” Teaching responsibilities would include introductory classes in biological anthropology, intermediate classes in the human evolutionary biology concentration, and advanced classes in the area of research specialization.

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Deadline: 12/15/2016

Location: University of Pennsylvania