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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, CA
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Job #JPF00719

* College of Letters & Science - Social Sciences - Anthropology


Open date: May 15th, 2016
Last review date: September 1st, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: October 15th, 2016
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Integrative Anthropological Sciences (IAS), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2017. We seek a scientist specializing in any area of biomedical anthropology or biomedical demography. Subfield expertise includes human biology, health and infectious disease, epidemiological transitions, human development and plasticity, aging, demography, human/animal disease transmission, host-parasite coevolution, stress, nutrition, reproductive biology, life history, life course epidemiology, global health, evolutionary medicine, genetics/epigenetics or related fields. Research program should be theoretically rigorous, and candidates with an active field program integrating biomedical and/or demographic data gathered in contemporary human populations will be preferred. Candidates will be preferred who can ground their research with respect to the unifying themes of evolutionary and ecological theory. It should effectively complement and augment existing strengths to help bolster the mission of the IAS Unit (see Department website: Research program should also contribute expertise to the Broom Center for Demography. Geographical area of specialization is open.

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach lower-division introductory courses in quantitative methods, and upper-division courses in evolutionary medicine, public health or other areas related to the anthropologist s areas of specialization. The ability to direct graduate students and to obtain extramural funding are critical requirements.

Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Please apply and submit via : (1) a statement detailing past and current research experience, (2) a five-year research plan, (3) a statement on teaching experience, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) names and email addresses for three reference letter writers, (6) three representative publications, and (7) a brief cover letter. Please direct any questions to Professor Michael Gurven, Chair, IAS Search Committee, at For primary consideration, submit application and materials on or before August 15, 2016. Interviews are expected to be conducted by mid-October.

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 University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Santa Barbara, CA


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Statement detailing past and current research experience

Five-year research plan

Statement on teaching experience

Curriculum Vitae

Publication #1

Publication #2

Publication #3

Brief cover letter


3 references required (contact information only)