Dept. accepting applications for Biological Anthropologist – Deadline Extended

Assistant Professor Position

The Department of Anthropology within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We seek a Biological Anthropologist with research and teaching interests in human diversity. The successful candidate will contribute to our department’s exploration of the multi-faceted origins and dimensions of human variability. We seek an anthropologist with a commitment to cross-disciplinary inquiry, including, when pertinent, co-teaching with departmental colleagues. Sample areas of interest to the department include (but are not limited to) anthropological dimensions of epigenetics, genomics, and the physiological bases of human variation. Anthropologists with an evolutionary perspective that emphasizes the mutual interactions between human biology and factors (including construals of race and ethnicity) that produce social, cognitive, economic, or health disparities in human societies are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be judged both on research accomplishments and potential for and demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity. This appointment is a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2014.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Application deadline is Extended to October 22nd, 2013.

Applications are accepted at:

Please include electronic versions of: an application cover letter, research and teaching statements, a curriculum vitae, samples of written work, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and names and current contact information for three referees (do not send letter of recommendation and/or placement files). Additionally, applicants are required to submit a separate statement summarizing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity. (See for further assistance regarding UCSD’s diversity expectations).

Please select the following recruitment: Assistant Professor (10-590)

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.


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