Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

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Work Type: Faculty
Location: Kent Campus - Kent, OH
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Anthropology - Kent Campus [100086]

Job Title:

 Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

Physical Location:

Kent Campus - Kent, OH



Basic Function:

A full-time, tenure track position in Cultural Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, to begin Fall 2021.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:

The successful candidate will join a growing department with broadly oriented human evolutionary science and excellent ongoing research programs in experimental archaeology, primate neuroendocrine evolution, human brain histomorphology, advanced forensic and quantitative methods, primate and hominid taxonomy, and general biological anthropology.

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in cultural anthropology.

We seek applicants with a specialization in cultural/social approaches to human cognitive evolution. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have a neural/cognitive-oriented research focus. Potential cooperation with Kent State's new Brain Health Research Institute and the department's collaboration with Kyoto University from a comparative cultural perspective will be available.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field at the time of hire. The successful applicant will be expected to establish extramurally funded research programs, engage in active research, and exhibit a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments 

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Special Instructions Summary:

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

For full consideration, applicants must submit their curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests.  Three letters of recommendation should be addressed to Dr. Mary Ann Raghanti and emailed by the individuals making the recommendation to anthropology@kent.edu.

Please direct questions to anthropology@kent.edu

Additional Information:

Salary and startup funds are competitive and commensurate with academic qualifications and prior experience. Information about the department can be found at http://www.kent.edu/anthropology.


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For official job descriptions, visit www.kent.edu/hr.


Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free<http://www.kent.edu/smoke-free>.


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities. 


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