Assistant Professor

Denver, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado

Assistant Professor

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biological Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning fall 2017. We seek a biological anthropologist with specialization in the biology of past and/or present human populations. Potential areas of interest include but are not limited to epigenetics, early life antecedents of adult disease, and human ecology/adaptation. Candidates with a proven track record of high impact publications, an ongoing field and/or lab-based research project, high potential for garnering external funding, and an ability to complement faculty strengths and solidify links to the Anschutz Medical Campus are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Colorado Denver, which is tasked with supporting the general education of the undergraduate student body, offers a major and minor program, and a terminal M.A. degree in Anthropology. The department sees undergraduate education as an opportunity to produce educated citizens, where majors receive broad preparation for a variety of careers that draw upon technical skills and an understanding of human culture. The terminal Master's program is designed to produce practitioner-scholars trained both in specific skill sets and in the critical theories that allow them to interrogate and improve upon the status quo. Within our M.A., we have developed concentrations of Medical Anthropology, Archaeology, and Biological Anthropology.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in anthropology required at time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Proven track record of high impact publications.
  • An ongoing field and/or lab-based research project.
  • High potential for bringing in external funding.
  • Ability to complement faculty strengths and solidify links to the UCD medical campus.
  • Develop and teach courses in biological anthropology including: Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Human Variation, and Quantitative Research Methods.
  • Proven ability to teach online classes is also desired.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:For any questions about material submission, please contact Connie Turner at 303.556.3554 or Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct all inquiries to Charles Musiba at, Chair of the Search Committee. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 30, 2016.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 06759

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30092 - CLAS-Anthropology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 9, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Connie Turner

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00707857


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