Assistant Professor of Anthropology

University of Pennsylvania

United States


The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor in biological anthropology to start Fall 2023.  The position is for the 2023-2024 year, renewable for a second year. The successful candidate should have an active research program on the intersections among human biology, human evolution and disease.   

Teaching responsibilities will include instructing two courses each semester. These include introductory classes in biological anthropology, intermediate classes in the human biology concentration, and advising students. Geographical area of research specialization is open.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page research statement, a one-page teaching statement, and the contact information of three referees to

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Application Instructions

The review of applications will begin on June 15 2023. For inquiries, please contact the Department Administrator, Colleen Lawson (

In your application, please refer to


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