Nov 17 2023

Assistant/Associate Professor, Biological Anthropology-Forensic DNA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for an Assistant/Associate tenure system Professor in Biological Anthropology with scholarly interests in research that are applicable to forensic science and one or more of the following areas: genomics, bioinformatics, and human population genetics. We encourage research with community outreach, as well as ethical, legal, and social implications at the intersection of genetics and justice. This faculty position is housed in the anthropology department and is affiliated with the Investigative Technology Exchange (ITE) at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

This is a tenure-track, full time appointment. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024; the salary is commensurate with qualifications. Successful candidates are expected to have an active and independent research program that ideally promotes both life science and social science perspectives, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have demonstrable experience with public engagement and/or community outreach. A PhD in Anthropology or related field is required by the appointment start date. Candidates whose PhD may be delayed but will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor. Qualified candidates should have a record of research productivity and publication (tenured) or demonstrated potential to develop such a record (tenure-track).

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, a statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of all students, including those from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Illinois’ and the College of LAS’ commitment to Inclusive Excellence and the success of all students, and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.

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How to apply
To apply, create your candidate profile through the university of Illinois application login page at, and application materials submitted by December 5, 2023 will receive full consideration. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board at will be considered.

Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.
Questions about the position may be directed to:
Professor Cris Hughes
Questions about application procedures may be directed to:
IHR Personnel Services

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