Summary of Duties: The Department of Anthropology at Washington State University in Pullman invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology beginning August 16, 2018. We seek a Human Biologist with an active research program in evolutionary theory, behavior, and health in living humans. Specialties may include, but are not limited to, immunology, endocrinology, nutrition, growth and development, reproduction, energetics, and epidemiology. The WSU Evolutionary Anthropology program has strengths in child development, cultural evolution, ecology, evolutionary medicine, evolutionary psychology, life history, and microbiome research. We are keen to acquire a faculty member who articulates well with our evolutionary anthropology faculty and complements our medical anthropology focus. Additionally, we seek someone who can capitalize on collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunities.
Required Qualifications: The position includes teaching, research, and service. Required qualifications for applicants include: Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field completed by date of hire demonstrated research specialization in evolutionary anthropological approaches to human biology and behavior active program of field and/or laboratory research with the ability to integrate and provide opportunities to graduate students ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in human biology and biological and evolutionary anthropology
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximate...ly 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.