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Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology
Requisition Number FE01207
Working Title
Department Name 8E020:Anthropology
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand or by August 2018

Required Related Experience


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Job Summary

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor in biological anthropology to begin August 2018. This position is one of three in a health-related social science cluster hire in the College of Arts and Sciences, which the college expects will invigorate a vibrant and collaborative community of health-related research and teaching. Applicants should be biological anthropologists who utilize a biocultural approach in research with living human populations. Geographical area of expertise is open. We encourage candidates who are conversant in cultural anthropology and who use a biocultural approach with interests among the following: nutrition and food/hunger issues, child growth and development; social or environmental justice; global health; and health inequalities. We see candidates who can further collaborations in medical anthropology and the Health, Society, and Populations undergraduate major within the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, and with community partnerships.

We seek applicants with an active externally funded research program, a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching, and evidence of effective teaching. Applicants should demonstrate ongoing or potential research projects that could include student involvement and advance students’ career opportunities. We actively seek candidates who can contribute to the department and university goals to diversify our faculty.

UK seeks to recruit faculty who support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. UK’s commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a reflection of our broader commitment to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand or by August 2018

Applicants must submit the following: 1) cover letter describing research and teaching interests, 2) CV, 3) up to three sample publications (upload as one document under Specific Request 1), and 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (upload under Specific Request 2). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin November 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Erin Koch ( Our website: .

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed
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    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
Optional Documents