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University of Alaska Anchorage Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology

by Ed Hagen last modified Oct 04, 2012 10:59 PM expired
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology with a preference for bioarcheological and/or forensic anthropology specializations beginning August, 2013. This is a tenure-track position requiring teaching excellence, research, and service. The successful candidate will have PhD in hand by June 1, 2013.

Our seven-member department takes a four-field approach to anthropology, with a research focus on Alaska and the Far North. The department has more than 100 undergraduate majors enrolled in a bachelor's degree program and over 40 graduate students in our master's program that specializes in applied anthropology. The department additionally offers general education courses for liberal arts undergraduates and contributes to teaching in international studies, study abroad, and other programs. The department seeks a candidate dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. Many of the department's offerings are required for degrees in several other programs. Candidates should be enthusiastic about teaching and will be evaluated on their ability to teach lower- and upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses, some of which are stacked. The candidate should expect to teach general courses in anthropology (Intro to Anthropology or Rise of Civilization), in addition to offerings in biological anthropology (ex: Biological Anthropology, Modern Human Diversity, Human Evolution, Human Osteology, Paleopathology) and other specialty areas of their choosing. The candidate will also be expected to accept and guide graduate students through the MA program. 

This appointment will contribute to the University of Alaska tripartite mission of performing teaching 3 courses per semester (a combination of lower and upper division undergraduate course and graduate courses), research, and public service. The successful candidate should demonstrate the potential for success in: developing courses and teaching based on student and/or supervisor's evaluations; writing and public speaking skills; stimulating and encouraging interest in biological anthropology through mentoring and advising students; effectively working with faculty, administrators, public officials, and the public; representing the department and the university; and developing a dynamic, externally funded research program through grants, contracts, and fellowships. 

The review of applications will begin November 1, 2012; the position will close when an adequate pool of applications have been received. The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, with a population of 300,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life. Relocation funds may be available. More information about the department and the university is available at, or contact Dr. Diane K. Hanson at, or (907) 786-6842. 

Posting #0065016 (PCN 301230). The direct link to the job posting is: 

UAA is an AA/EO employer & educational institution.  

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