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UC Santa Barbara Visiting Assistant Professor

by Ed Hagen last modified Nov 28, 2012 12:18 AM expired
The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is inviting applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor or junior level temporary Lecturer/Researcher in the area of Bioarchaeology. This appointment is for Winter and Spring Quarters 2013 (January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013) with the possibility of reappointment for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Depending on qualifications, the appointment will be made at the Visiting Assistant Professor level or temporary lecturer and Research, Project Scientist, or Specialist series.

Teaching will include courses in biological anthropology, forensics and/or bioarchaeology. Examples include but are not limited to Osteology (Anth 180A&B), Human Evolution (Anth 121), Human Variation (Anth 105), and Bioarchaeology (Anth 112). Duties may include collaboration on a variety of projects related to bioarchaeology, paleopathology, forensic anthropology, biological anthropology, and human evolution. The successful candidate will demonstrate quantitative skills, including multivariate statistics, database management, and programming. Familiarity with NAGPRA is desirable.

Ph.D. in anthropology or related field at the time of appointment is required and applicants must have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and research. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching and research. The position will remain open until filled, but applicants are advised that review of applications will begin December 5th. 

Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Salary based upon qualifications.

Please send a curriculum vita, letter outlining research and teaching experience and goals, and the names and contact information for three referees, preferably via email to Robin Roe ( or mail to:

ATTN: Visiting Bioarchaeologist Search
Department of Anthropology
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3210

Information about the UCSB Department of Anthropology is available through the Department’s Home Page An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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