The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for one Tenured Track/Tenured Assistant/Associate Professor in Biological Anthropology to begin September 1, 2020. This is a full-time, 9 month appointment. We are seeking someone with expertise related to evolutionary morphology, focused in particular on skeletal form and function. The ideal candidate will have an active research program that articulates well with the current interests of faculty including questions related to migration, health and nutrition, technology, and ecology. The candidate will teach a 2-2 course load including upper-level undergraduate and graduate level courses in their specialty.
About the university: Texas A&M University is a public land-grant institution that serves undergraduates who are primarily from the state of Texas, along with a graduate and faculty body from around the world. We are a member of the Association of American Universities and our tenure-track faculty are evaluated on their research, teaching and service records. The ADVANCE center provides a wide range of networking, mentoring, and development opportunities to support faculty in their professional and personal success.
About the department: The Anthropology Department is made up of 23 full-time tenure-track faculty. Along with Biological Anthropology we have programs in Nautical Archaeology, Terrestrial Archaeology, and Cultural Anthropology. Students and faculty in Biological Anthropology regularly collaborate with experts in the Health Sciences Center, College of Dentistry, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Science (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Genetics programs) and Department of Health and Kinesiology, among others.
Required qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2020.
About the evaluation process: We define excellence in a scholar as one who has an active research program that is making an intellectual contribution to the discipline. This is measured along many dimensions including the conventional outputs of publications and grants, but also other activities including mentoring students, particularly those from underrepresented communities, public outreach that demonstrates the social value of anthropology, and teaching courses that recognize the value of decolonizing our field. In their application materials, candidates should demonstrate the varied ways they see themselves contributing to the advancement of the field along these, or other similar dimensions.
About Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University is a leading public research university with over 55,000 students. Texas A&M is located in the city of College Station which is within 90 minutes of both Houston and Austin metropolitan areas. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.The Department of Anthropology has 23 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty.
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