Job Announcement:

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Kansas

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Kansas (KU) invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in anthropological genetics.  The successful applicant will have expertise in bioinformatics and cross-disciplinary big data analytical methods. Teaching interests should include biological anthropology, quantitative methods, human evolutionary genetics, and paleogenomics.  The ideal candidate will be expected to creatively use genomic data and methods to address questions in human evolution and/or regional population histories, including topics such as diversity of human commensal or prey species, migration, archaic admixture, evolution of pathogens and disease, and adaptation. The selected candidate will be expected to procure external funding for their research program and teach courses and engage in mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students. 

The successful candidate must have a PhD by the start-date of the appointment. One or more years of post-doctoral experience is preferred.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, and the names of three references at Complete applications must be received no later than November 4, 2019. Review of applicants will begin on November 4, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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. The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the University‚Äôs programs and activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses:  Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS  66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Congratulations to faculty who received sabbatical leave:

  • Dr. Bartholomew Dean, fall 2019
  • Dr. Brent Metz, spring 2020
  • Dr. Frederic Sellet, spring 2020

Upcoming Anthropology Conferences:

American Anthropological Association (AAA) 115th Annual Meeting - Vancouver, BC, November 16 - 20, 2019.

American Association of Physical Anthropologist 89th Annual Meeting - Los Angeles, CA, April 15 - 18, 2020.

Anthropological Plains Conference, 77th Annual Meeting, Bloomington, IN, October 16 - 19, 2019.

Society for American Anthropology (SAA) 85th Annual Meeting - Austin, TX, April 22 - 26, 2020.

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 80th Annual Meeting - Albuquerque, NM, March 17 - 21, 2020.


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