Department of Anthropology

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek to fill the following positions in the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology.

Tracking ID#: F011891

POSITION: We seek a biological or cultural anthropologist at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor with research and teaching interests that would support our developing program emphasis on health and human biology. See the department website at

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment, a record of relevant publications, and evidence of strong potential for external support of research.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties include teaching of courses such as an introductory course, an intermediate core course in cultural or biological anthropology and advanced undergraduate courses in the applicant’s area of specialization. Advanced courses would be expected to support the developing program emphasis in human biology and human health, and teaching that contributes to an integrative biological and cultural approach to human biology and health is desirable. An active research agenda with a quest for external funding and robust publication is expected, combined with collegial service to the department and the university.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning September 25, 2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete application materials must be submitted by October 30, 2015.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application and current curriculum vitae. The letter should highlight how the candidate’s background relates to the department’s development of an integrative cultural and biological focus on human health, and human biology and should provide a thoughtful overview of the candidate’s research agenda including plans for the future. The CV should include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Semifinalists will be asked to request three letters of recommendation and to provide official transcripts of their doctoral degree work later in the process. Submit to:

Dr. Garrett Cook, Search Committee Chair
Baylor University
Department of Anthropology
One Bear Place # 97173
Waco, Texas 76798-7173

Materials or questions may be submitted electronically to:

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