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Queens College CUNY Assistant Professor Biological Anthropology

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The Department of Anthropology seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, specializing in human biology. Beginning Fall 2013, the successful candidate is expected to teach courses including introductory biological anthropology, an intermediate level course emphasizing micro- and macroevolution, human variation, and courses in her/his own research area. The Department emphasizes an integrated four-field approach to anthropology and is associated with the CUNY PhD Program in Anthropology. The Department of Anthropology has 16 full time faculty, 175 majors in the BA program, and an enrollment of 2,500 undergraduate students in anthropology courses every semester. The faculty is unionized, and CUNY offers an excellent benefits package.​

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology (December 25, 2012)
Job ID: 6644
Department: Anthropology
Location: Queens College, CUNY


PhD is required at time of appointment. Demonstrated excellence in research and undergraduate teaching are required.  Preference is for research in human adaptation, demography, growth and development, nutrition, health and disease, or for the use of genetics as a tool to explore human adaptation.  Applicants should have research interests that complement those of the current faculty (see departmental website at​


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. 

HOW TO APPLY [please contact Kate Pechenkina:, if you run into any problems with our on-line application system]

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- Go to and click on "Employment"

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**Please use a simple name for the document that you upload, for example, JDoeCV.  Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

Arrange for three letters of recommendation, selected publications, and documents supporting teaching excellence to be sent to:    

Biological Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367.​

Visit the CUNY website to Apply!




CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on the job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.

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