Ball State University – Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Position Title Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Additional Information The Department of Anthropology is a dynamic teaching, learning, scholarly, and service unit located in the heart of Ball State’s campus. We offer a major and minor in anthropology, as well as a Master’s degree. Our faculty and staff commit to offering students high-impact learning experiences that provide training beyond the classroom, including archaeological field schools, study abroad opportunities, immersive community engagement projects, and internships. Our advanced educational facilities, including the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, allow students, faculty, and staff a site to conduct valuable research to make a difference in today’s world.
Appointment Type Tenure-track
Length of Appointment FT Academic Year
Description In the Department of Anthropology at Ball State University this is a tenure track Assistant Professor of Anthropology with specialization in biological anthropology.

Responsibilities include: Teaching introductory courses in biological anthropology, upper- division and graduate courses in primate behavior and ecology, and additional courses within the candidate’s focus area; mentoring graduate students; maintaining an active research agenda that results in peer-reviewed dissemination; and University and professional service.

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: A biological anthropologist with a focus on primatology. Research specialties should include ecological conservation and environmental studies. Must hold a PhD in anthropology from an accredited college or university.
Preferred Qualifications Preferred Qualifications: An active research agenda, evidence of scholarly publication and/or presentations, experience teaching anthropology courses, commitment to applied research, and an interest in advancing student-centered field experiences. Will be expected to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with other units of the university.
Pre-Employment Screening Requires successful completion of a background check.
Positions Supervised None
EEO Statement Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
Department Anthropology:700050
Department Information

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 201500163F
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/10/2018
Position End Date
Posting Date 10/31/2017
Applications Accepted Through Date 12/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary Please upload a cover letter to your application that details experiences and interests, a curriculum vitae, and in the “Other” document detail your teaching philosophy and statement of research.
The names and contact information for three references will be required on the application, and confidential reference letters will be requested from those references for all finalists.

A copy of doctorate transcripts must be submitted with your application, and official transcripts are required at time of hire.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information Questions should be directed to Dr. Jennifer Erickson (, Associate Professor and Search Committee Co-Chair. (