Wayne State University, Department of Anthropology, Biological Anthropology Faculty Position Rank Open

Biological anthropologist

With significant depth in the field of health and medicine, Wayne State University offers a rich environment for collaborative and interdisciplinary research. As part of a larger initiative for health and medicine in the social sciences, the Department of Anthropology at Wayne State University will recruit a full-time, Biological Anthropologist, rank open, beginning Fall 2013.

We are searching for an outstanding individual to join a four-field anthropology department with established foci in health, business organizations, urban research and public archaeology. We seek a scholar with a mature theoretical agenda, a strong record of scholarship and the ability to articulate with existing departmental expertise. Desired potential specializations include human growth and development, the environment, forensics, nutrition, or race/ethnicity. New faculty should have high collaborative potential for thematic research within the social, behavioral or medical sciences. We welcome innovative and creative syntheses and research plans that take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the University’s location in metropolitan Detroit and its expanding role as a national center for urban research and teaching. The ideal candidate will combine research leadership in anthropology with opportunities for students in biological anthropology and related fields. A record of peer-reviewed publications, external funding, and excellence in teaching is required.

WSU is a leading research university in Detroit’s cultural center serving a diverse student body. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit curriculum vitae, letter of intent, writing samples, and the names and contact information of four references. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 18, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Wayne State Anthropology faculty members will attend AAAs in Chicago (Nov. 19-24, 2013) and arrange interviews with a long short list of candidates. All applicants must apply to the University’s Online Hiring System at https://jobs.wayne.edu and refer to posting #039752. Look under “Search Postings” then “Create Application.” Wayne State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.