Assistant/Associate Professor in Ecological Anthropology at PSU

The Department of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an early to middle-career human ecologist, starting in August 2017. Application review will begin September 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.  Direct questions regarding this faculty position to Dr. Rebecca Bliege Bird at  Apply online at

We seek a scholar with an established program of active field or laboratory research, who will integrate and complement existing strengths in our program and contribute to trans-disciplinary initiatives across the university. Candidates’ skills and interests should be consistent with the Anthropology Department`s strongly integrative, scientific, and quantitative scholarship in population, ecological, genetic, and evolutionary research. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, ethnographic approaches to socio-ecological systems, evolutionary approaches to human environmental interaction, demography, and ecological approaches to reproduction and well-being. Methodological and geographic areas of expertise are open, although applicants with established records of community-based fieldwork are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, an ability to obtain external funding, and a strong publication record. We encourage collaborative research projects within the department and participation in inter-disciplinary research institutes on campus (e.g., Population Research Institute, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment, Ecology Institute and Global Studies program).  Applications should be submitted online and include: 1) a curriculum vitae with educational background, employment history, and list of publications; 2) a statement covering research and teaching interests; and 3) the names, addresses, and emails of at least three references.