The Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in biological anthropology at the assistant professor level beginning fall semester 2020 (08/31/2020). We seek scholars at the cutting edge of biological anthropology who critically utilize tools at the molecular scale, broadly conceived, to answer anthropological questions related to the evolution and variation of humans and/or their primate relatives. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to: genomics, functional genetics, proteomics, endocrinology, immunology, quantitative genetics, epigenetics, and ancient DNA. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.
Faculty in the Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research or creative activity that includes publication; teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses; advising students; and contributing service appropriate for the level of appointment to the department, college, university and profession. The holder of this position will be expected to teach two courses per semester, which will include joining the teaching rotation for a large introductory course in biological anthropology as well as developing specific undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.
We are especially interested in candidates who, broadly conceived, enhance diversity in the department and whose interests integrate with and expand on current department expertise in evolutionary anthropology.
The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Anthropology are available at: https://faculty.umn.edu/sites/faculty.umn.edu/files/anthropology.pdf
The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at https://neighborhood.cla.umn.edu/college-knowledge/workload-principles-and-guidelines
Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in anthropology or closely related field is expected to be in hand at the time of the appointment.
Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of research in the fields of one or more of the following: genomics, functional genetics, proteomics, endocrinology, immunology, quantitative genetics, epigenetics, and ancient DNA.
Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation, the strength of their research and its relevance to the department’s academic priorities and the field of inquiry, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and the quality of recommendations. The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to contribute at all levels of our undergraduate and graduate programs.
Internal Number: 331567
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