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Assistant Professor (Health,Disease, and Environment)

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Note 1: The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a Biological Anthropologist at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek an integrative biological anthropologist with research interests in the evolutionary biology of human and/or non-human primates, focusing on the intersection of health, disease, and environment. Research areas could include but are not limited to: behavioral, nutritional or reproductive ecology; physiology or morphology of growth and development; metabolism; and ecological immunology. This hire will amplify the department’s growing focus on health, strengthen bridges between cultural and biological anthropology, and add to the department’s commitment to a holistic view of anthropology. We are looking for a theoretically motivated researcher, with a track record of external funding and publication, and preferably an established field research site. We are interested in a scholar whose research complements existing faculty, will help build our BA, MA, and PhD programs, and demonstrates an openness to interdisciplinary collaboration and the ability to engage cross–campus linkages. Note2 : Doctoral Degree or ABD by time of appointment. Note 3: Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. Note 4: UTSA is a tobacco-free campus. Note 5: UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Note 6: This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Note 7: Applicants must submit: 1.Letter of Application 2.Curriculum Vitae 3.Reference List 4.Sample of Work 1 (See Special Notes to Applicants)

Position Details

Position Information

Title of Position Assistant Professor (Health,Disease, and Environment)
Requisition Number TT20170005P
Department Posting Name Anthropology (Health, Disease, and Environment
Location Main Campus
Recruitment Type External
Position Type This is a Tenure Track Faculty, benefits eligible position
Grant Funded? No
Hours per week 40
If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked

None specidied

If Temporary, Ending Date
Recruiting Rate Commensurate with experience
Beginning Salary Flexibility Yes
Pay Basis Salary
Required Education Doctoral Degree
Do you want to allow additional experience to substitute for required education? No
Preferred Education Doctoral Degree
Field of Study

Required: Evolutionary biology of human and/or non-human primates, focusing on the intersection of health, disease, and environment.

MS Office Experience Required
Will this position require driving a UT or personally owned vehicle? No
Other Computer and Software Skills Required

None.

Experience and Other Skills Required

PhD in Anthropology or Human Evolutionary Biology in-hand by time of appointment, theoretically motivated research; desire and ability to contribute to growth and excellence of a PhD program broadly engaging ecology and environmental issues; desire and ability to educate and mentor students with either academic or applied career goals, and successful granting and publication records.

Do you want to allow additional education to substitute for required experience? No
Other Skills Preferred

Excellence in teaching; strong record of external funding; fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in anthropology and biology; laboratory and/or field/laboratory integrated methods, strong quantitative background; commitment to multidisciplinary anthropology; interests that complement existing faculty; potential to contribute to interdisciplinary areas of collaborative excellence; and record of service appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Description of Job Duties

Maintaining an active research program; teaching introductory course in general anthropology and biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization; mentoring graduate students in the department’s MA and PhD programs; department and college service.

Posting Open Date 09/01/2017
Posting Close Date at midnight on
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Notes To Applicants

Note 1: The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a Biological Anthropologist at the level of Assistant Professor.

We seek an integrative biological anthropologist with research interests in the evolutionary biology of human and/or non-human primates, focusing on the intersection of health, disease, and environment.

Research areas could include but are not limited to: behavioral, nutritional or reproductive ecology; physiology or morphology of growth and development; metabolism; and ecological immunology.

This hire will amplify the department’s growing focus on health, strengthen bridges between cultural and biological anthropology, and add to the department’s commitment to a holistic view of anthropology.

We are looking for a theoretically motivated researcher, with a track record of external funding and publication, and preferably an established field research site.

We are interested in a scholar whose research complements existing faculty, will help build our BA, MA, and PhD programs, and demonstrates an openness to interdisciplinary collaboration and the ability to engage cross–campus linkages.

Note2 : Doctoral Degree or ABD by time of appointment.

Note 3: Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

Note 4: UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

Note 5: UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Note 6: This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Note 7: Applicants must submit:
1.Letter of Application
2.Curriculum Vitae
3.Reference List
4.Sample of Work 1 (See Special Notes to Applicants)

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * Please Specify: (enter "NA" if not applicable)

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  3. * Please acknowledge your understanding that if you are offered a position at UTSA, you must come to the Human Resources Office, (4th floor North Paseo Bldg) on your first day of employment with the appropriate documentation (http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-9.pdf#9) of your identity and ability to legally work in the United States.
    • Yes, I acknowledge
  4. * Do you have a PhD/Doctoral Degree or ABD/PhD by time of appointment in Evolutionary Biology of human and/or non-human primates, focusing on the intersection of health, disease, and environment?
    • Yes, Doctoral Degree
    • Yes, ABD; will have PhD by time of appointment
    • No
  5. * How many years of teaching experience do you have in the area of study or specialization?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 or more years
    • None

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference List
  4. Sample of Work 1 (See Special Notes to Applicants)
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Evaluation