Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date August 22, 2017

Position Title Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

Vacancy # F12

Department Anthropology

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

The Department of Anthropology at Montclair State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, beginning Fall 2018. We seek applicants who share our commitment to community engagement and social justice, who can integrate it into their teaching and scholarship, and who can create field opportunities for students. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research utilizes a biocultural approach to human biology. We seek a colleague with strong experience in public health and/or medical humanities, and whose research focuses on human social inequality, in order to complement the department's existing strengths. Applicants must be able and willing to teach introductory laboratory-based courses in Physical Anthropology. Geographic area is open. Applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspectives that arise from the experience of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States are particularly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications & Requirements

Ph.D. in anthropology or related field with focus in biological anthropology

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

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Application (CV, cover letter, teaching and research statements, recommendation letters, and relevant publications) to Search Committee Chair:

And to:
Box C316-V - F12
Montclair, NJ 07043

APPLY BY December 15, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.

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