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Assistant Professor of Anthropology: Biological Anthropology

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Anthropology

Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology: Biological Anthropology

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in biological anthropology, beginning Fall 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels in areas that complement our existing strengths. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, candidates who incorporate an active research program in human or non-human primate species, extinct or extant, with a research paradigm rooted in, and explicitly connected to, modern evolutionary theory and whose research includes fieldwork and/or laboratory-based studies.  Areas of expertise might include but are not limited to: adaptation to changing ecological conditions, climate, habitats, or disease exposures studied through genetic, anatomic, physiological and/or behavioral variation. Opportunities for collaboration include teaching in the Departmental Human Evolutionary Biology and Medical Anthropology and Global Health options, the PaleoBiology minor, and the University’s Data Science Minor; and articulation with the University’s Population Health Initiative, the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (especially their Health of People and Populations primary research area), the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, existing Departmental laboratories (Biodemography Lab, Molecular Anthropology Lab, Primate Evolutionary Biomechanics Lab), and/or the eScience Institute. Teaching responsibilities include four courses per academic year across three quarters at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Biological Anthropology program. UW Anthropology faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and have an annual service period of nine months (September 16-June 15).

This position will be expected to incorporate the Department's commitment to integrity, equity, access, and inclusion in their teaching and research and to conduct ethical research. The Department of Anthropology is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.

Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be $9,250-$13,000/month on a 9-month basis ($83,250-$117,000 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. 


A PhD, or foreign equivalent, in biological anthropology by appointment start date and evidence of a successful research program are required.


To apply, use Interfolio and include the following items: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching statement (addressing teaching philosophy and approaches to both large lecture courses and lab/methods classes, and discussion of teaching challenges and their solutions); (4) diversity statement (statement on how your teaching, research, and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship and/or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), (5) research statement (explication of research activities and accomplishments as well as future plans), and (6) the names and contact information of three referees. Additional information regarding the application documents can be found at

The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Patricia Kramer, Department of Anthropology ( ). Priority will be given to applications received by October 1, 2023.

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