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Job Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor

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Department :

AAH Anthropology

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Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Assistant or Associate Professor

Working Title :

Assistant or Associate Professor

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

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Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

ECU enrolls around 29,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate or professional degrees and is a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University with a large health sciences component. ECU is a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System located in Greenville, NC (pop. 95,000) and is the lead institution in the multi-institutional Coastal Studies Institute ( Greenville is a vibrant, growing, and diverse community that offers a college-town atmosphere, a temperate climate, and outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities along with an affordable cost of living (

The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences ( is home to 16 academic departments, a number of research centers, and over twenty interdisciplinary programs ( including African and African-American Studies (, Coastal and Marine Studies (, Environmental Studies (, and Gender Studies ( The College is committed to enriching the lives of students, faculty, and staff by providing a diverse academic community where the exchange of ideas, knowledge and perspectives is an active part of living and learning. The College seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration and works to increase diversity and access to higher education for underrepresented groups by building an environment that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for diversity.

The Department of Anthropology ( offers both a BA and MA in Anthropology, and several certificates at the undergraduate level including Global Cross-Cultural Competency, Forensic Anthropology, and Cultural Resources Management. The department offers a holistic approach to culture, adaptation, and health to promote a better understanding of human diversity, both past and present. The department’s faculty cover a wide spectrum of specialization, broadly representative of Anthropology’s four-field approach to the study of the human condition. These include gender studies, medical anthropology, social-ecological systems, ethnoarchaeology, primate behavior, and human evolution. Shared across all faculty is an applied research focus and engagement in locally relevant research: from Black heritage studies to environmental justice to economic and health inequalities.

Job Duties :

The Department of Anthropology seeks a biocultural anthropologist for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor starting August 16, 2022. We seek applications from candidates with a field or lab-based research program that crosses disciplinary boundaries to explore biological, social, cultural, and environmental dimensions of health and the human experience. In particular, this new faculty would have research and teaching interests in contemporary, nationally relevant issues related to health disparities, social justice, and racial equity. Collaboration outside the department is also likely with faculty in biology, sociology, criminal justice, public health, and researchers in the Brody School of Medicine. The successful applicant is expected to meet the Anthropology Department’s commitments to students regarding its offerings of courses in cultural and biological anthropology including both our BA and MA programs. In particular, this new hire could immediately contribute to our new Medical Anthropology minor.

Contingent upon available funding.

Minimum Education/Experience :

PhD in anthropology is required. Qualifying degree must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are expected to demonstrate potential for research and publication and receiving external funding. Applicants at the Associate Professor level should have a record of research and publication as well as experience in securing external funding.

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Special Instructions to Applicant :

Applications must be submitted online at and should include the following documents: (1) cover letter describing relevant qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) contact information for three current references.

An official transcript and 2-3 official letters of reference are required upon employment. Letters of recommendation will be collected via PeopleAdmin. Candidates should be aware that recommenders will be contacted through PeopleAdmin and asked to upload their letters through that interface. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.:


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Rank Level:

Associate Professor, Assistant Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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