Colorado State University’s Department of Anthropology is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor in biological anthropology, or related discipline.

Position Description: Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Colorado State University

The Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University invites application for the position of Assistant Professor in biological anthropology or related discipline to begin August 16, 2019. We seek an individual that employs evolutionary perspectives to broadly understand human diversity and adaptation with a preference for candidates whose research and teaching interests complement that of existing faculty. Qualified candidates will use genomic, environmental and/or other biological datasets to explore population dispersals and coalescence, genotype-phenotype interactions, clinical distributions, or paleo-ecosystem modeling. For a complete position announcement along with instructions on how to upload application materials, visit

By November 16, 2018 we request for full consideration (1) a cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications (as described in the full job announcement) as well as pertinent research and teaching interests, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three references. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Anthropology. For full consideration, applications should be uploaded by November 16, 2018. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in anthropology or related discipline at the time of appointment
  • Research focus on human evolution, excluding those who limit their research to only hominin morphology, lithic analysis, and zooarchaeology
  • Evidence for a promising record in scholarship/research
  • Expertise  to teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate level biological anthropology courses
  • Ability to mentor and/or integrate students into one’s research

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research with a spatial perspective on evolutionary questions
  • Temporal foci on the Plio-Pleistocene and/or Holocene
  • Ability to teach new courses on race, anthropological genetics and/or computational methods related to paleoenvironmental/niche modeling
  • The Department seeks applicants with the ability to advance our commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities.

All the best,


Lynn Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
B-223 Andrew G. Clark Building
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1787
Telephone: (970)491-0282

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