Assistant Professor of Anthropology - 15733BR
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
In addition to courses on bioinformatics and big data analytical methods relevant to the broad spectrum of career interests of students across the discipline, the new faculty member will also be expected to offer courses in biological anthropology and anthropological genetics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The standard teaching expectation is two courses per semester.
The successful candidate will conduct research in human evolutionary genomics to complement existing faculty research foci in human evolutionary genetics, ancient DNA analysis, geoarchaeology, and the initial peopling of the Western Hemisphere. Geographic area of interest is open, but should complement existing faculty expertise in the circumarctic, the North American mid-continent, and Latin America. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain a research program of national and international stature that substantially advances scholarship and knowledge discovery throughout their career. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to publish in peer-reviewed books and journals, to gain extramural support for their research activities, and to present findings at professional conferences.
Tenure-track faculty members are expected to participate in appropriate professional activities, such as attending faculty meetings, carrying out departmental committee assignments, attending national and international meetings or conferences, serving the College and KU as appropriate, and serving the profession as a reviewer for grant proposals and manuscripts, or as an officer of a professional society.
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.
- Ph.D. in anthropology or related discipline by the start date of the appointment.
- Commitment and plan to obtain extramural funding to support research and collections.
- Commitment to excellence and innovation in the teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.
- Commitment to teaching courses in Next-Gen sequence analysis, bioinformatics methods, big data analytical methods, and additional courses in areas of expertise
- One or more years of postdoctoral research experience.
Additional Candidate Instructions
(1) a letter of interest;
(2) full curriculum vitae; and
(3) the names and contact information of three references
Only complete application packages submitted online at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/15733BR will be considered.
As part of the materials above, applicants should inform us of their contribution and engagement in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
- Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
- In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.