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Assistant Professor, Bioarchaeologist

Recruitment Period

Open September 1st, 2013 through November 15th, 2013
If you apply to this recruitment by November 15th, 2013, you will have until December 28th, 2013 to complete your application.


The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks a physical anthropologist who specializes in bioarchaeology at the Assistant Professor rank with an appointment date of July 1, 2014. Preference will be given to a scholar with a strong theoretical focus and a broad regional and temporal perspective. Skills in quantitative analysis, including multivariate statistics, database management and programming, and the ability to manage the department’s Human Morphometrics Laboratory with its 3D laser scanners are also desirable skills. Programmatically, this new faculty member will be expected to continue several aspects of our existing program including undergraduate classes on Bioarchaeology, Human Variation, Human Evolution, and Comparative Osteology, and a graduate seminar on Physical Anthropology. This position entails other contributions to the department’s research, teaching, and public service activities, including management of the department’s Ossuary and interaction with Native American communities. Experience with issues relating to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and in forensics are also welcome. It is essential that this position be filled by a candidate able to maintain and expand the types of contributions that the late Professor Phillip Walker made to our educational programs, research programs, and public outreach. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The successful candidate must have Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2014, although the search committee will give preference to candidates with Ph.D. in hand at time of application. Applicants should apply and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching via UCSB’s Recruit website at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00233 no later than November 15, 2013. Please direct any questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Amber VanDerwarker at searchbioarch@anth.ucsb.edu. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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More information about this recruitment: http://www.anth.ucsb.edu




3 references required (contact information only)