Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty/Curator in Biological Anthropology/Bioarchaeology

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Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty/Curator in Biological Anthropology/Bioarchaeology

Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
Nov 1, 2021
Description:

The Department of Anthropology and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) at the University of Pennsylvania invite applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position and Museum curatorship beginning in the 2022-23 academic year. We will consider applications from candidates of all ranks for this position. The successful candidate should have expertise in biological anthropology and/or bioarchaeology involving the analysis of human remains, with a preference for scholars having a record of advocacy for Black and Indigenous communities and/or experience dealing with repatriation issues.

In the Department of Anthropology (School of Arts & Sciences), the candidate’s research should articulate with existing departmental faculty expertise in human biology, anthropological genetics, and palynology, while also contributing to departmental goals of innovative and collaborative research. We are open to scholars using established methods of osteological analysis, as well as those employing newer chemical, genetic, and bioarchaeological methods such as mass spectrometry, proteomics, ancient DNA, and stable isotope analysis for their research projects. Teaching responsibilities will include both undergraduate courses and advanced classes in the area of research specialization, with a two-course load per year. The candidate will also participate in the mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students working in these areas.

In the Penn Museum, the candidate will serve in the position of Curator of the Physical Anthropology Section, which encompasses both the collections of the Section and research and publication activities related to the collections undertaken by those associated with the Section. The Curator will also advise the Museum’s senior leadership on issues related to the Section's collection and research endeavors, as well as participate on the Penn Museum’s repatriation committees. The candidate will further have opportunities to work with colleagues in the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM) in course instruction and the development of projects involving community collaboration.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and a CV at http://apply.interfolio.com/97362 Candidates for appointment at the rank of assistant professor should also submit names of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website.

Review of applications begins on 1 December 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Anthropology and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology are strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:

Please direct questions to Gianna Ensminger at [email protected] or 215-898-7443


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all employees at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn’s vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information. 

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