University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Biological Anthropologist

Biological Anthropologist
Department of Anthropology
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology with a specialization in BiologicalAnthropology. Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field, with specialization in Biological Anthropology in hand by the time of appointment, evidence of scholarly productivity, and the potential to secure appropriate external funding. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Anthropology, and foster research engagement with students in a diverse academic environment. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester. This position will begin August 15, 2018.

We welcome applicants whose primary focus is on human macroevolution, with research interests in the study of human origins by comparison with extant nonhuman primates or extinct species. We seek a dynamic and broadly trained scholar committed to high quality research and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Geographical area of research is open, with preference given to scholars who will complement the department’s current strengths. The successful applicant should demonstrate the potential to contribute to an anticipated MA/MPH dual degree program in Anthropology and Public Health. The Department of Anthropology at UNC Charlotte emphasizes four-field training for its students, and offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology with optional concentrations in Applied Anthropology at both levels.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences includes diverse faculty, staff and students. Accordingly, we welcome candidates whose experience in research and teaching has prepared them to contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity. Candidates will be asked during the interview stage to discuss how their qualifications, experience and professional background prepare them to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching, research, and/or service activities.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Close to 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 36 master’s degrees and graduate certificates, and 34 undergraduate degrees.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. It values diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.

Candidates should submit the following to [Position Number #007571]: (1) a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above, πincluding how their qualifications, experience and professional background prepare them to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching, research, and/or service activities;” (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Jonathan Marks ( Our website: