Open Lecturer and Post-doc Positions


Careers in Anthropology Lecturers 2021-22

The UCLA Department of Anthropology seeks part-time lecturers with outstanding teaching records to fill positions for academic year 2021-22. Successful candidates will teach upper-division undergraduate courses Anthro 141: Careers in Anthropology (Fall 2021 and [or] Winter 2022).  For more details on undergraduate course offerings in anthropology, please see the course descriptions in the UCLA General Catalog.

Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. at the time of their application, and preference will be given to those who have demonstrated effectiveness in lecture courses.

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, age or protected veteran status. The complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy is available.

The University has a diverse student population in one of the more diverse cities in the nation. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching and research.

Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Salary based on qualifications.

Please submit your application through UCLA Recruit. Applications should include a letter of introduction, names and contact information for two references, a teaching statement, a curriculum vitae, sample syllabi for three courses (if available), and copies of teaching evaluations (optional).

The deadline for submission is June 6, 2021. Mailed or emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Lemelson Honors Lecturer in Anthropology

The UCLA Department of Anthropology seeks a part-time lecturer with an outstanding teaching record to fill a position for academic year 2021-22. Successful candidate will teach upper-division undergraduate course Anthro 191HB: Lemelson Honors Field Methods (Spring 2022).  For more details on undergraduate course offerings in anthropology, please see the course descriptions in the UCLA General Catalog.

Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. at the time of their application, and preference will be given to those who have demonstrated effectiveness in lecture courses.

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, age or protected veteran status. The complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy is available.

The University has a diverse student population in one of the more diverse cities in the nation. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching and research.

Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Salary based on qualifications.

Please submit your application through UCLA Recruit. Applications should include a letter of introduction, names and contact information for two references, a teaching statement, a curriculum vitae, sample syllabi for three courses (if available), and copies of teaching evaluations (optional).

The deadline for submission is June 6, 2021. Mailed or emailed submissions will not be accepted.


Lecturers in Linguistic Anthropology

The UCLA Department of Anthropology seeks part-time lecturers with outstanding teaching records to fill positions for academic year 2021-22. Successful candidates will teach upper-division undergraduate courses Anthro 151: Ethnography of Everyday Speech (Fall 2021), Anthro M152R: Language, Culture and Education (winter  2022), Anthro 4: Culture & Communication (spring 2022), Anthro M150: Language in Culture (spring  2022),  and Anthro 159: Selected Topics in Linguistic  Anthropology (Spring  2022). For more details on undergraduate course offerings in linguistic anthropology, please see the course descriptions in the UCLA General Catalog.

Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and preference will be given to those who have demonstrated effectiveness in lecture courses.

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, age or protected veteran status. The complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy is available.

The University has a diverse student population in one of the more diverse cities in the nation. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching and research.

Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Salary based on qualifications.

Please submit your application through UCLA Recruit. Applications should include a letter of introduction, names and contact information for two references, a teaching statement, a curriculum vitae, sample syllabi for three courses (if available), and copies of teaching evaluations (optional).

The deadline for submission is June 13, 2021. Mailed or emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biological Anthropology

The Bigham Lab in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Researcher Position. The Bigham Lab for Anthropological Genomics is focused on understanding human genetic adaptation to environmental pressures and how these adaptations affect the range of modern human phenotypic diversity. We are looking for a postdoctoral scholar to lead and perform bioinformatic analysis of whole genome and genotyping array data to identify genes under selection, identify putative causal variants for adaptive phenotypes through genotype-phenotype analysis, and conduct field work in Latin America. In addition, the scholar will prepare manuscripts for scientific journals, mentor graduate students in data analysis, present data at scientific meetings, and prepare grant applications.

The candidate must hold a PhD in Biological Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, Human Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related discipline. Applicants will have strong quantitative backgrounds and experience in bioinformatics including programming in R and Python/Perl as well as cluster computing. In addition, applicants will display excellent interpersonal and writing skills.

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, age or protected veteran status. The complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy is available.

The initial appointment is for 12 months with a possibility of renewal. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Salary based on qualifications.

Please submit your application through UCLA Recruit. Applications should include a letter of introduction, a curriculum vita, a research statement and names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin June 16, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Mailed or emailed submissions will not be accepted. Informal inquiries are welcome. Please contact Dr. Abigail Bigham (awbigham@ucla.edu).

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, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.