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Departments of Anthropology and Biology, School of Arts & Sciences and the College of Architecture, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis

The Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire Initiative ( at Washington University in St. Louis aims to build a world-class research program on race and diversity scholarship.  As part of this initiative, the Departments of Anthropology and Biology in the School of Arts & Sciences and the College of Architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts seek colleagues to fill three tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level (i.e., one each in Anthropology, Biology, and Architecture) as part of a multi-disciplinary cluster hire focused on environmental justice.

The Department of Biology ( is looking for a colleague working at the nexus of urban biology and environmental justice.  A wide range of research topics, including food security, access to natural resources, maintaining biodiversity, urban eco-evolutionary dynamics, energy production and use, water and land use, water and air quality, environmental toxicology/genetics, and human health, would fit this opening.  The College of Architecture ( seeks a colleague with expertise in ecological systems and interests at the nexus of landscape architecture, architecture, and urban design and how these factors affect urban ecology and landscapes.  The Department of Anthropology ( seeks a scholar conducting research on the economic, legal, and societal drivers behind environmental racism and the experiences and responses of affected peoples.  Our shared goal is to create a community of scholars spanning the multi-faceted challenge of understanding the legacy and contemporary dynamics of environmental racism and justice, while looking ahead to an inclusive and equitable future.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or terminal degree(s) in the appropriate area of study, significant scholarly accomplishments, and a dedication to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education.  Successful candidates will provide strengths complementary to other areas of scholarship already represented in Anthropology, Biology, and Architecture at Washington University.  Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.  Successful candidates will develop an externally funded and internationally recognized research program and contribute significantly to both undergraduate and graduate curricula through teaching and mentoring students and to participate fully in Departmental, College, and University activities.

Deadline for full consideration of applications is 1 November 2021.  Please clearly indicate which academic unit you are applying to, provide a cover letter, curriculum vita, research and teaching statements, diversity statement, three examples of scholarship, and names and contact information of three references to be submitted through Interfolio to the appropriate unit:  Biology,; Anthropology,; and Architecture,

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