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University of Utah Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Ecology in Salt Lake City, Utah

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Ecology

Department 00132 - Anthropology Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 07/01/2021

Details

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position in evolutionary ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2021. We seek diverse candidates who complement this historical strength of the department and take a quantitative, empirical approach to the study of human behavior, biology, or evolution.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field by the time of appointment, an established record of high-quality research indicated by external funding and publications, and evidence of relevant teaching and field work experience. A competitive application will present evidence of teaching and research excellence, or potential for the same. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences.

The selected candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a productive and externally-funded research program, direct graduate research, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. The University of Utah is an AA/ EEO employer.

Application Instructions: Please submit (1) a cover letter detailing your research and teaching expertise; (2) a CV; (3) three publications; (4) a one-page statement on how your teaching, research and/or service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through scholarship, outreach, or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups; and (5) the names and contact information for three references.

The Department of Anthropology is actively working to remove barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. The University of Utah offers benefits to spouses, and to same- and different-sex domestic partners.

Salt Lake City is a mecca of outdoor recreation praised for its scenic beauty and home to a robust array of diverse communities facilitating numerous opportunities for interaction with a range of civic and political organizations. Utah public schools serve a diverse student body (statewide average: eight percent ELs [English Learners] and twenty-six percent non-white), notably higher in its urban districts. Utah is also home to the first state-legislated and funded K-16 dual language education model in the country.

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EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Notice

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Application Instructions: Please submit (1) a cover letter detailing your research and teaching expertise; (2) a CV; (3) three publications; (4) a one-page statement on how your teaching, research and/or service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through scholarship, outreach, or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups; and (5) the names and contact information for three references.

Questions about application submission should be directed to kyla.welch@anthro.utah.edu.

Open Date 12/01/2020

Close Date 02/01/2021

Open Until Filled No

Requisition Number PRN00636CF

Type Faculty

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