Assistant Professor in Bioarchaeology
The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington KY invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in bioarchaeology to begin in August 2019. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist with specializations in bioarchaeology and human osteology to develop an active research program building on the world-class collections in the William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology and complementing existing departmental archaeological research interests. Applicants should have a research and teaching emphasis in biological anthropology, osteological analysis, the archaeology of human remains, and the ethics of bioarchaeological research. The successful applicant will be directly involved in managing NAGPRA collections and compliance and in establishing relationships with tribal communities. Preferred geographic area of expertise is North America with the expectation that a portion of the candidate's future research will focus on Kentucky.
Interested candidates should submit:
• A cover letter describing research and teaching interests
• A CV
• Up to three sample publications (upload under Writing Sample)
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness (upload under Specific Request 1)
• A one or two page diversity statement, in which applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity (upload under Specific Request 2)
• A list of three references with contact information when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.
Applications received by January 3rd, 2019 will receive full review, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For more information, contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Christopher Pool at [email protected] Our website: https://anthropology.as.uky.edu.
Assistant Professor in Bioarchaeology
Type of Position
Position Time Status
PhD or ABD in Anthropology
PhD must be completed by Summer 2019
Required Related Experience
Research and/or teaching emphasis in biological anthropology, osteological analysis, the archaeology of human remains, and the ethics of bioarchaeological research
Required License/ Registration/Certification
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
Preferred geographic area of expertise is North America with the expectation that a portion of the candidate's future research will focus on Kentucky.
Open Untill Filled
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- Curriculum Vita
- Cover Letter
- Writing Sample
- Specific Request 1
- Specific Request 2