Anthropology, Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, Tenure-Track


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Job Title Anthropology, Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, Tenure-Track Position Title Anthropology, Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, Tenure-Track Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Location Code ANTHROPOLOGY (02133A) Department Name ANTHROPOLOGY Is this split and/or fully grant funded? Yes Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, for academic year 2021-22. The department seeks a biological anthropologist with expertise in medical anthropology. We are especially interested in candidates who take a holistic, community-centered approach to human health, inequality and race, including innovative research on global/local health disparities in living people, health outreach and education, and/or ethics and inequities. Applicants should describe how their research advances community-based collaboration, equity, and justice, as well as how their work articulates with Loyola’s undergraduate programs in Public Health and/or Biology. The successful candidate will be joining a department with eight full-time faculty members, and over 140 majors and minors. For more information about the department, please visit https://www.luc.edu/anthropology.

This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We seek candidates with an excellent record of teaching and research, and a deep commitment to undergraduate education. Candidates will be expected to teach two courses per semester centered in the life/natural sciences, contribute to and develop interdisciplinary initiatives that enhance collaboration between Life and Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Humanities, and serve on Departmental committees. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants.

Qualifications

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Open Date 11/20/2020 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels, and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Letters of recommendations will be requested after a preliminary selection process has been completed. Candidates are welcomed to upload additional materials to www.career.luc.edu related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications. Questions can be directed to

Kristin Krueger, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
Kkrueger4@luc.edu

Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also favorably factor experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

Quick Link for Posting https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14518 Job Number 85TBD Organizational Location PROVOST
Posting Details

Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date 08/09/2021 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Research Statement
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