Assistant Professor of Biological/Physical Anthropology
The Kansas State University Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physical/Biological Anthropology to begin August 2011. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology (or will complete the Ph.D. within a year). The successful candidate will be dedicated to high-quality undergraduate education and a four-field approach to anthropology. Teaching responsibilities include five courses per academic year, including a large introductory physical anthropology course, accompanying labs, and advanced undergraduate courses in areas of specialty. Preference will be given to candidates who can effectively educate students in all aspects of human biological diversity and its evolution from a broad anthropological perspective. Research that applies prevailing biocultural approaches in the discipline is desired. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out original research, obtain research funding, and involve undergraduate students in research. Candidates with specialties that enhance our existing expertise will be seriously considered.
The Anthropology faculty at K-State includes three cultural anthropologists, two archaeologists, and one linguistic anthropologist, as well as adjunct anthropologists. Both the BS and BA are offered in anthropology, stressing a broad-based background in the four major fields of anthropology. K-State, a land-grant institution established in 1863 and situated in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, has an enrollment of approximately 23,000 students. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Background check required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. E-mail your letter of application reviewing teaching experience and current and future research, along with vitae and contact information for three references to the Anthropology Search Committee at . If e-mail is not possible, send to Lauren W. Ritterbush, Chair Anthropology Search Committee; Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work; 204 Waters Hall; Kansas State University; Manhattan, KS 66506.