Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Southern Utah University

United States

January 14, 2022


Job Description:

The Department of History, Sociology, & Anthropology at Southern Utah University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology with a specialization in Biological Anthropology. The position will begin August 2022.

First consideration of applications will begin Jan 14th, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities:

We seek a broadly trained anthropologist who works well with colleagues from other disciplines, is committed to undergraduate teaching and experiential learning, and is interested in helping build a vibrant Anthropology program at Southern Utah University. Successful candidates must be able to teach introductory courses in Biological Anthropology and Forensic Anthropology as well as upper division classes in their areas of speciality. Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with experience in Forensic Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, or related fields.

Duties include:

1. Teach 4 courses per semester (a 4/4 load).

2. Teach Intro. to Bio. Anthro., Intro. to Forensic Anthro., and other upper and lower division Biological Anthropology courses as needed.

3. Professional service on departmental, college, and university committees.

4. Mentoring undergraduate research.

5. Curriculum development.

Education and Experience Requirements:

1) Ph.D. in Anthropology with a focus on biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, or closely related field. ABDs will be considered if the degree will be conferred by the start date.

2) Successful record of teaching undergraduate students.

3) Active research agenda and an interest in mentoring undergraduate research.

4) Strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students in an undergraduate academic setting.

Documents Needed to Apply:

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcripts (official Transcripts will be required of finalists)
  • Contact Information for at least 3 Professional References
  • Student Evaluations
  • Additional materials may later be requested of short-listed candidates.
  • Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

    Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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