School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University

Position ID:ASU-School of Human Evolution and Social Change-ESSAP [#9826, #12099]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tempe, Arizona 85287, United States [map]
Subject Area: Anthropology / Social Sciences
Appl Deadline:2017/10/31 finished (posted 2017/09/14, finished 2018/05/06, listed until 2017/12/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Job #12099
Job Vacancy Announcement
Evolutionary Social Science, Arizona State University
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University invites applications for an assistant professor to join our world-leading program in evolutionary social science.  We seek applicants with exceptional scholarly potential for advancing our understanding of human uniqueness, most especially those with ethnographic or genetic expertise.  Anticipated start date is August 2018.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, or related field by the time appointment starts
  • A strong record of research on the interactions between human biology and culture that is grounded in evolutionary theory, and potential for achieving high levels of research productivity and impact.
  • Specific research topic, approach, methods, and region are open, and the candidate’s program of research may be focused in deep or more recent times, including with contemporary societies.

Desired qualifications:

  • Include evidence of success in obtaining external funding
  • Classroom and online teaching experience
  • Experience mentoring and supporting students
  • Capacity to cross-teach and mentor students in anthropology and other programs offered across the School such as global health, applied mathematics, or environmental social science
  • Specific expertise in ethnographic fieldwork, field or laboratory studies in genetics and/or human behavior. 
  • Collaborative experiences with an interdisciplinary research team
  • A strong potential for success in serving the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

Specific job duties include conducting collaborative field and/or laboratory research in evolutionary social science, presenting research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets, seeking external research funding, teaching, training and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, providing service to the university and academy, and outreach such as providing expert advice and the public communication of science.

Application deadline is October 31, 2017. Applicants must apply online at and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your cover letter to Professor Robert Boyd, Evolutionary Anthropology Search Committee Chair. A background check is required for employment.

Information about the School can be found at The School collaborates extensively with ASU’s Institute for Human Origins ( and the Center for Evolution and Medicine ( 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at:

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Arizona State University
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
PO Box 872402
Tempe AZ 85287-2402

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