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University of Michigan-Dearborn Biological / Physical Anthropologist Position

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The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn is a comprehensive university offering high quality undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan, and attracts more than 9,000 students. Faculty and students have the opportunity to collaborate across all three campuses in research and scholarly activity. UM-Dearborn is located ten miles west of Detroit and thirty-five miles east of Ann Arbor. The campus is strategically located on 200 suburban acres of the original Henry Ford Estate in the Greater Detroit Metropolitan region.


Job Description:  Assistant Professor in Anthropology

The UM-Dearborn Anthropology Discipline seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in biological / physical anthropology. Appointment begins on September 1, 2014. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.  We are especially interested in candidates who are able to teach and conduct research from a biocultural and evolutionary perspective.  The committee seeks candidates whose work provides a long-term perspective on populations past or present in areas such as nutrition, human growth and development, disease and health, genetics, paleopathology, or bioarchaeology.   The geographical area is open.  We encourage faculty to develop new courses, especially ones that meet our mission to teach students about national and global diversity.

The Anthropology program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is part of the Behavioral Sciences Department. There are 35 full-time faculty lines in Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology and Health Policy Studies. UM-D values a teacher/scholar model and high-quality undergraduate education.

The teaching load is three (3) courses per term. An active program of research/ scholarship is also expected. We encourage student engagement in teaching and research. Sections of Introduction to Anthropology take part in our student-mentor program in which upper-level students mentor beginning students


Evidence of teaching excellence and research potential is required.  Candidates should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in biological/physical anthropology, including nutrition and human development, human evolution, human genetics, human body growth and heath, as well as a general four-field introduction to anthropology.  Candidates for this position must have earned or will earn a PhD degree or equivalent by September 1, 2014.


Please send hardcopy versions of: your CV, a letter describing your teaching and research goals, and names of three (3) references to Rachel Buzzeo, Department of Behavioral Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan 48128. Evaluation of applicants will begin on December 1, 2013. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed Office of Institutional Equity, 4901 Evergreen Road, Suite 1020, Administrative Services Building, Dearborn, Michigan 48128-1491, (313) 593-5190. For other University of Michigan information call 734-764-1817.

Background Screening:

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


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