University of California, Santa Barbara

Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropologist


New Open Recruitment Opportunity
The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Integrative Anthropological Sciences (IAS) Unit, is currently accepting applications for a Biological Anthropologist, Assistant Professor, starting date of July 1, 2022. A scientist with a research program addressing health disparities from evolutionary and/or ecological perspectives. Someone studying health consequences of inequality in human populations, is preferred but a focus on other primates directly relevant to humans will also be considered.

Expertise should include at least one of the following subfields: ecological immunology, host-parasite dynamics, disease ecology, social determinants of health, nutritional ecology, microbiome, human-environment dynamics, energetics, growth and development, evolutionary medicine, reproductive ecology, infectious disease, aging, life course epidemiology, genomics, or related areas of study. The applicant’s research program should effectively complement and augment existing strengths to advance the mission of the IAS Unit (, as well as, contribute expertise to the Broom Center for Demography ( Geographical area of specialization is open.

Candidates must have a theoretically rigorous research program grounded in laboratory techniques. Those who also have a field component, are highly desired. Our successful candidate will help direct the Biobehavioral Health Laboratory (, teach at least one lab-based course and upper-division courses in human biology, social epidemiology, or evolutionary anthropology. Student mentoring and successful history of obtaining outside funding are key components to this position.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position. Submit application via UC Recruit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS- CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

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Last updated: 2022-01-16