The Department of Anthropology (http://anth.la.psu.edu) and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences (www.huck.psu.edu) at The Pennsylvania State University invite applications for a tenure-track, early to mid-career scholar whose research uses an evolutionary perspective to inform understandings of human health, starting in August 2018. Topical and methodological areas are open, but the research program of the successful candidate will be integrative and trans-disciplinary, drawing on various approaches from across the anthropological, evolutionary, and biomedical sciences. The candidate could deepen and/or broaden the Department of Anthropology’s existing health-related research strengths in human diversity, human genomics, developmental biology, functional anatomy, quantitative imaging, cell culture and animal models for human biology and disease, biocultural-environment interaction, human-pathogen coevolution, and other areas. The new faculty member will also benefit from Penn State’s exceptional cross-departmental research environment while they contribute to University-level efforts in developing interdisciplinary expertise on the evolutionary mechanisms of human health. The successful candidate will have opportunities to train graduate students in the top-ranked Department of Anthropology program and through various Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences-sponsored intercollege programs, and as part of a new (pending final approval) MD-PhD in Anthropology program in cooperation with the College of Medicine.
Review of applications will begin September 8, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Direct questions regarding this faculty position to Dr. George Perry ([email protected]).
Applications should be submitted online and include: 1) a one-page cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae with educational background, employment history, and a list of publications; 3) a two-page future research program statement; 4) a one to two-page teaching statement; and 5) the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three professional references. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/72742
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