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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY JOBS - 2013-2014

Page for academic positions in Cultural Anthropology that start in 2014.  See also Linguistic Anthropology 2013-2014

NOTE: please do not post jobs with a start date in 2013 on this page. 2013 positions should be posted at Cultural Anthropology 2012-2013.

NEW PAGE for academic positions in Cultural Anthropology that start in 2015: Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015.

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American University (DC) - Environmental Anthropology (Nov. 15)Edit

American University's Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 2014. We are seeking candidates with a specialization in environmental anthropology who demonstrate a thoughtful approach to innovative methods and who share the department's commitments to social justice and to studies of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and other sources of inequality. The applicant's research agenda should also complement the department's current strengths and enhance the department's involvement in one of the key areas in American University's Project 2030 (see:http://www.american.edu/provost/communications/March-29-2012.cfm ).

Responsibilities include conducting and publishing research, teaching courses in the university's General Education program as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Anthropology, advising students, and participating in department, college and university service activities. To be considered, applicants must have a Ph.D. completed by August 2014. Publication record and previous teaching experience are required.

  • Send curriculum vita, discussion of research interests, description of teaching experience, sample syllabi, and names of three references to the Chair, Search Committee at anth@american.edu (e-submissions preferred) or, to the Department of Anthropology, Hamilton Hall, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20016-8003. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • The AAA posting for this job (http://careercenter.aaanet.org/jobs/5778540/full-time-tenure-track-assistant-professor) is geared towards public anthropology rather than environmental anthro. Does anybody know the story here?
  • Email acknowledgement of application (11/14) x7
  • Any news?
  • Zilch. The silence on this one makes me wonder whether the funding dried up. 
  • I don't know... what with all the holidays/finals/conferences, the two months doesn't seem unreasonable.
  • A few other search committees I'm waiting on have been similarly silent, but it's frustrating--I can commiserate (1/15)
  • They have narrowed it down to 12 people. They request 2 publications and 3 reference letters. (01/22) x4
  • Any news on campus visits? (2/18)
  • Department is still waiting for approval of finalists (2/19)
  • Received official invitation to visit campus during the second half of March (2/28)
  • ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED (2/28)

Antioch College (OH) - Cultural Anthropology (Dec. 2)Edit

Antioch College invites applications for a tenure-track position in cultural anthropology to begin Fall 2014. We seek a colleague who is collaborative but also able to take a leadership role in developing the anthropology program and rebuilding the College. We seek candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education.

Cultural anthropology is a concentration in the Social Sciences Division, along with psychology and political economy. Areas of expertise are open but the successful candidate should be broadly trained in cultural anthropology and, preferably, have an interdisciplinary background. The successful candidate is expected to teach foundation courses in cultural anthropology, intermediate level courses on more specialized topics and interdisciplinary colloquies in collaboration with other faculty in related fields. In addition to offering courses within the discipline, the candidate is expected to contribute to organizing interdisciplinary Global Seminars on the themes of water, food, energy, health, governance, and education. The successful candidate will also participate in program development, provide academic advising, guide students in developing their individualized majors, and oversee Senior Projects/Theses in anthropology. A PhD in anthropology or related field is required by the time of appointment. Rank and tenure status are open depending on qualifications, and salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts electronically as PDF attachments to nwilburn@antiochcollege.org. Electronic submission of all materials is strongly preferred, as a single PDF if possible. Course evaluations and official transcripts will be required of finalists. If necessary, hard copies may be mailed to Anthropology Search c/o Nancy Wilburn, Antioch College, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.
  • Deadline to receive materials is December 2, 2013.
  • Any word on this search? (Again, any word?) 1/22
  • Received request for additional materials (syllabi and evaluations) and scheduling for phone interview (1/24) (x2)
  • Phone interviews were in early Feb. Any word about campus visits? (2/19)
  • campus visits scheduling in process
  • Any update on this? Have the campus visits been scheduled?
  • Yes, sorry, they have been.

Appalachian State University - Sustainable Development (review begins Oct. 25)Edit

The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2014. A PhD in an area related to sustainable economics and community development is required. The field of specialization is open. Candidates must have a PhD by the beginning of the appointment.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses in sustainable economics and alternative development and an active research agenda related to sustainable development.

We seek broadly trained applicants from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to anthropology, economics, cultural studies, geography, global studies, political science, and sociology. Preferred candidates will have evidence of potential for effective scholarship, teaching excellence and commitment to teaching, and the ability to develop strong research and teaching programs. Applicants should have a strong desire to contribute to a vibrant, growing department.

The teaching load is three courses per semester for faculty with an active research agenda. Faculty must be able to maintain a productive level of scholarship and participate regularly in curriculum development, student advisement, and service activities.

Applications should include: 1) a letter of interest that includes discussion of relevant scholarly research, teaching experience, and community development work; 2) a curriculum vitae, including contact information for at least three references; and 3) a statement articulating your approach to the interface of sustainable development and economics.

  • Review of applications will begin October 25, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. All application materials should be submitted electronically to <westermanjh@appstate.edu>. Any questions regarding the position may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jennifer Westerman, at <westermanjh@appstate.edu>.
  • Any idea if they are angling more for an economist? It kind of sounds like it, but I'd love to know.... 
  • Request for more materials, 11/11
  • They contacted references and scheduled Skype interview. They're planning for a VERY fast search: on campus interviews in the first two weeks of December.
  • Offers made in late Dec. 
  • do you know if they were accepted?
  • Verbally, yes.
  • Two offers -- both formally accepted. 

Armstrong Atlantic State University (review begins Oct. 1)Edit

Ball State University (IN) - TT, Cultural Anthro. (Open Until Filled)Edit

Tenure-track faculty position available August 15, 2014.

Responsibilities: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, including guidance of graduate student M.A. theses; providing student-centered experiences; research, service.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology by August 15, 2014, with a specialization in anthropology of virtual/digital and/or mass media; demonstrated excellence in teaching; demonstrated research agenda and scholarship in the form of accepted or in-print peer-reviewed publications.

Preferred qualification: ethnographic methods; innovative virtual instruction; interests that complement faculty; geographic area open.

  • Send letter of application that details experiences and interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Cultural Anthropologist Search Committee Chair Department of Anthropology Ball State University Muncie, IN 47306. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. http://www.bsu.edu/ [Ad posted at HigherEdJobs on 7/05/13]
  • Request for additional materials/AAA interview (10/16)
  • Request for additional materials/AAA interview (11/04)
  • Invited for campus visit (12/12, by phone)
  • Position offered and accepted

Baylor University (TX)Environmental or Medical Anthropology, International Development and/or Globalization (Oct. 19)Edit

Baylor University invites applications for an Anthropologistat the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will have a PhD and a strong commitment to both research and undergraduate teaching in environmental or medical anthropology. Our program currently focuses on human adaptations to environmental change, climate change and globalization and the candidate’s teaching and research should complement and strengthen this focus.

Geographical specialization is open. The successful candidate will have a proven record of scholarly accomplishments.

Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching, active research and publication with a zealous quest for external funding to support research, and collegial participation in the work of the department, including development of a PhD program.

Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor University is the oldest university in Texas and the world’s largest Baptist University. Baylor’s mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and strengthening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Pro Futuris.

For more information about the Department of Anthropology at Baylor and to learn more about our programs, please visit our departmental website: http://www.baylor.edu/anthropology.

Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. Please submit letter of application, CV, statements of teaching and research interests, official transcripts, and names and contact information for three references from whom letters of recommendation have been requested to Garrett Cook, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, One Bear Place #97173, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798-7173. Materials may be submitted electronically to:BR_Dutton@baylor.edu

  • Applications will be reviewed beginning September 27, 2013, and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be completed by October 19, 2013.
  • request for more information  10/17 x2
  • email from search chair saying am on "shorter" list for campus visit. Asked to submit statement of religious affiliation for admin 10/17 x3
  • Email from chair indicating I am in the top four and asking for permission to contact additional colleagues 11/7
  • Job offered and accepted 3/5
  • Received the same 'religious affiliation' email, and shortly after my response, received another (nicely worded) email indicating that I'm no longer considered for the position as I am not Christian or Jewish.
  • I was thinking about applying for this job, but am glad I didn't bother because I'm neither Christian nor Jewish.  How is this not discrimination or not illegal?

Bloomsburg University (PA) (Nov. 15)Edit

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is seeking a qualified individual to fill a full-time, permanent, tenure track position (AA# 46-3-33) in Cultural Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology beginning Fall 2014. Specialization in Applied Environmental Anthropology required, with a secondary specialization in Applied Medical Anthropology preferred; geographical region open. The successful applicant will be required to teach introductory and upper level courses in their area of specialization, theory, research, and writing. Ph.D. in anthropology from an accredited institution required by time of application for consideration for the position. Applicants must submit evidence of quality undergraduate classroom instruction-student evaluations preferred. Applicants who have experience mentoring undergraduate students in ethnographic research methods and applied anthropology, and the ability to teach quantitative methods preferred. Finalist(s) must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process with a teaching demonstration, as judged by the department faculty. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations required.

  • Application Process: submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications and experiences for the position, scholarship, teaching evaluations, and service activities; current vitae; unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and contact information of three professional references postmarked by November 15, 2013 electronically to jlocke@bloomu.edu or paper copy to DeeAnne Wymer, Search Chair, Department of Anthropology, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 E. 2ND Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
  • Review did actually begin 11/15. (I know, because two people wrote to say I neglected to submit my teaching evals.) (x2)
  • Search committee hopes to extend invitations soon for campus interviews end of Jan. 12/15
  • Campus interviews in progress 2/6 (x3)

Bridgewater State University (MA)Edit

Position: Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology generalist in the Department of Anthropology. Responsibilities: We seek a broadly trained anthropological generalist who has the ability to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and other Lower Division and Upper Division courses related to gender, ethnicity and political economy. Candidates will also be capable of teaching at least two Lower Division offerings from among: Global Indigenous Peoples, Folklore, Anthropology of Women, Anthropology of Race, Class, and Gender; and the ability to teach at least two upper division offerings from among: War, Peace, & Culture, Anthropology of Education, Gender Cross-Culturally, New England Ethnic Communities, Contemporary Native Americans, Global Feminism. Geographic Areas Preferred: Latin America and/or Native North America. The successful candidate will also advise students and participate in departmental activities such as program review, curriculum development, mentoring student research, and service learning initiatives.

Required Minimum Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in Anthropology and the ability to teach other courses for majors and non-majors.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising and working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, interest in faculty-student engagement, as well as a commitment to public higher education.

  • Any news? (2/19)  (x2)

Phone interviews scheduled (2/27) (x2)

  • Are they scheduled for March? (3/3) (x2)
  • Any news? (3/19) (x2)
  • Campus Visits scheduled
  • Offer made and accepted (Congrats! And thanks so much for posting - it is so much more humane not to have to wait and wonder for weeks!)

Brooklyn College, CUNY (Nov. 1)Edit

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track appointment in socio-cultural anthropology to begin in fall 2014. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, pursue an active program of field research, and contribute to existing programmatic strengths. All appointments are subject to financial availability.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in appropriate field by August 15, 2014. Preferred Qualifications: Research specialization is open, but we are especially interested in scholars whose research address questions of religion and transnationalism, and can teach visual anthropology. Geographic areas of specialization such as North America, South or East Asia, or the Pacific are particularly encouraged, but we seek depth of ethnographic knowledge as well as the ability to speak to larger issues of theoretical and comparative significance. The desire and ability to teach at the undergraduate level will be crucial.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology is a four-field department with faculty in each.

COMPENSATION: $61,903-$74,133; commensurate with qualifications and experience. CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY: STEP ONE: To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now". Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, and a teaching statement in doc, pdf or rtf format. STEP TWO: All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders as described below.

Please go to http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/?41 and enter the contact information for three (3) recommenders. The online system will automatically send your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact HR at 718-951-5131.

  • Anyone hear anything on this? Anyone lined up to interview at the AAAs? (Nov. 14, 2013).
  • AAA meeting scheduled (11/17). (x2)
  • How strange, they are not on the placement center schedule for the AAAs (I guess maybe they are doing hotel room interviews?)--to the person who got a meeting scheduled, is it a formal interview?
  • phone call on sunday requesting interview, said informal, not all members of search committee x2
  • Any more news in regard to this job? (12/6)
  • Has anyone heard back from them after the AAA interviews? Does anyone have a sense of their timeframe for this search? (12/09)
  • I have heard that four people are doing campus visits in the coming weeks (March-April 2014).

Bryn Mawr College (PA) - Cultural Anthro. (Oct. 11)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full- time, beginning Assistant Professor position in cultural anthropology to begin August 1, 2014. Ph.D. in hand is required by the August 1, 2014, start date. We seek a cultural anthropologist with a regional specialization in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, or Native North America and an active program of ethnographic field research in political, legal, and/or economic anthropology. The department is especially interested in research that includes (but is not necessarily limited to) non-urban contexts. Topical foci should include a combination of the following: 1. Political and legal anthropology, including sovereignty and citizenship, indigenous peoples-state relations, civil society, and human rights; and/or 2. Economic anthropology, including changing labor economies, new forms of circulation, exchange, and patterns/practices of consumption, and their impact on social structures, family, life cycle and/or concepts of self and personhood. The successful candidate will be a broadly trained teacher-scholar prepared to join a four-field department and to include undergraduates in ongoing research. Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory-level cultural anthropology course, history of anthropological theory, senior capstone course, and elective courses in the candidate's area and topical specialties.

  • For full consideration, applicants should send by October 11, 2013, a curriculum vitae, cover letter outlining research and teaching interests and experience, and names and contact information for three referees. Send application materials in a single PDF file (electronic submissions only, subject line should read "Cultural Anthropology Search") to: cultural_search@brynmawr.edu. Preliminary interviews will be held November 21-23, 2013, during the AAA meeting in Chicago. 
  • 10/17 rec'd acknowledgement of application
  • has anyone heard anything more?
  • Additional materials requested (publications, syllabi, evaluations, 3 letters) 11/06 (x6)
  • AAA interviews scheduled 11/11 (x2)
  • I just checked my school mailbox and saw that I had a card from Bryn Mawr asking for demographic info. It was sent in early October. Did anyone else get one of these? (11/12)
  • Did anyone who interviewed for this send follow-up emails and get no response? I am wondering whether it is a campus/departmental policy or whether it reflects on how my interview went.(12/4) (x2 - so maybe policy?)
  • Has anyone heard anything since interviewing? (12/16)
  • At my AAA interview, the committee said they would make the decisions about on-campus invites in early January. They are running two searches this year and it is a small department, so seems like they wanted to give themselves a reasonable amount of time to make decisions about on-campus visits for both positions. So, enjoy the holidays and worry about this job again in the new year! (12/21)
  • Any news on this search? (1/11)
  • Contacted for campus visit (1/13 x2 [cultural anthro])
  • To the above poster, was the campus visit invitation for the cultural anthropology or archeology position? (1/13)

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (Jan. 6)Edit

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS - The College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, seeks applications for a full-time (academic year), tenure-track assistant professor in gender, race, culture, science, and technology (GRCST) to begin September 15, 2014. Candidates must demonstrate the ability/potential to collaborate across disciplines and contribute to the curricular and scholarly development of the interdisciplinary area of GRCST. Although applications are sought from any traditional liberal arts discipline (arts, communications, humanities, social sciences) or interdisciplinary area, we are particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds in or connections to anthropology, ethnic studies, geography, philosophy, sociology, or women's and gender studies. Disciplinary expertise alone is not sufficient; that expertise must intersect in meaningful ways with science and technology.

Cal Poly operates on a teacher-scholar model in which faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, produce scholarship in their field(s) of interest, and provide service to the institution. The typical teaching assignment is three, four-credit courses per quarter. For this specific position, teaching and service assignments will be divided between the interdisciplinary program in GRCST and the new faculty member's home department in proportions agreeable to all parties. 

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is a comprehensive polytechnic university with a strong commitment to its Learn by Doing philosophy. Cal Poly's College of Liberal Arts offers 17 highly selective Bachelor of Arts programs and 5 Master's degree programs with 250 full-time faculty and nearly 3,000 undergraduate majors. Our distinguished faculty is actively engaged in teaching, scholarship, and service. Cal Poly is among the most selective universities nationwide; student quality is high, with applications significantly exceeding admissions. 

This is one of four, college-wide searches in the broad area of science, technology, and society (STS), reflecting the college's commitment to integrating liberal arts disciplinary knowledge and values into efforts to solve pressing contemporary problems while preparing our students for future leadership roles in such efforts. The four interdisciplinary, STS search areas are, in alphabetical order, (1) ethics, public policy, science, and technology; (2) gender, race, culture, science, and technology; (3) media arts, society, and technology; and (4) science and risk communication. 

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills 
A completed terminal degree (Ph.D., in most disciplines) by the listed start date and evidence of successful university teaching are required. Disciplinary expertise must intersect in meaningful ways with science and technology. 

For applicants in philosophy, expertise in feminist ethics and feminist social and political philosophy is required as is an ability to teach introductory courses in the history of philosophy. 

For applicants in Ethnic Studies or Women's and Gender Studies, the ability to teach ES/WGS 350 - Gender, Race, Science, and Technology is required. 

Preferred Qualifications / Skills Backgrounds in or connections to anthropology, ethnic studies, geography, philosophy, sociology, or women's and gender studies. Please see the Department Information for more specific details on preferred qualifications. 

  • Jan. 15, It looks to me like the request for letters of recommendation is automated by the application system. Does anyone know or has anyone heard anything on this? Thanks!

California State University, Fresno (Nov. 15)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Fresno seeks to hire a cultural anthropologist with research interests in health and the environment and an applied/practicing orientation. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and offer BA-level courses in Cultural Anthropology, including the candidate's teaching and research expertise. Other responsibilities will include research, publication, and other scholarly activities, as well as advising and mentoring students and engaging in service at all levels of the university. Specific assignments will depend on department needs. The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in a distance-learning mode and encouraged to develop web enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities at all levels of the university and provide academic and professional advice to students. The successful candidate will be expected to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and administration. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary Physical, Psychological and Environmental Health cohort of faculty. The research and professional activities of this cohort will focus on evaluating and responding to the causes of the chronic conditions that affect the physical and emotional health of the Central Valley's children and adults. Cohort members will help frame a regional agenda that will include psychosocial and emotional health, social behaviors, childhood obesity, and family nutrition, all of which have been identified as serious problems in our region.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Anthropology by the time of appointment in August, 2014, is required.

Required Experience: Candidates are required to demonstrate a record of research in health and the environment with an applied/practicing orientation. The successful candidate must show a strong foundation of a career-long research agenda as demonstrated by at least one sole-authored research paper presented at a professional conference. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: We prefer a candidate with teaching experience at the university level and a record of teaching excellence. We prefer candidates who can demonstrate a record of developing grant proposals and attracting external funding, as well as active participation or leadership roles in professional organizations. We prefer candidates whose research informs the development of government policy; quantitative research and analysis skills are also desirable.

  • Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit all materials by Nov. 15, 2013. Complete an online application at http://jobs.csufresno.edu and attach 1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, and 2) a curriculum vitae. Finalists will be required to submit three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts to the search committee. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Henry D. Delcore, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Fresno, 5245 N. Backer Ave. M/S PB20, Fresno, CA 93740, 559-278-2784, hdelcore@csufresno.edu. We will be meeting prospective candidates at the American Anthropological Association conference in Chicago, November 20-24, 2013.
  • Any news on this one? (12/4)
  • Yes, someone I know was just invited to do a phone interview (12/4)
  • Invited for phone interview (12/3) x 2
  • They are still reviewing applications, will be another few weeks before they make a decision about campus visits (1/8/14)
  • Received impersonal rejection letter today (1/27) x 2. Seriously, what other career options are people on this page looking at now since academic anthropology seems to be only available for a tiny portion of the PhD masses? x2

California State University, Stanislaus (review begins Oct. 14)Edit

The Anthropology Program invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the 2014-2015 academic year. We seek a broadly trained anthropologist who can teach across the sub-disciplines at the introductory level as well as capture the interest of students further along in their academic career. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to training students in applied anthropology/archaeology (with an emphasis on field and/or lab methods) and the ability to provide research experiences for undergraduates.

The regional specialty is open but the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to pursuing research questions in our region to support the department's programmatic focus on undergraduate teaching, building interest in the major, mentoring and providing accessible student research opportunities. The position is contingent upon the availability of authorized funding.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required, along with an active research agenda in applied anthropological/archaeological fieldwork and a strong engagement with emergent issues in sustainability and the management of natural and cultural resources.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A potential candidate's consideration will be enhanced by providing evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and possess an active research agenda that incorporates undergraduates and utilizes methodologies reflecting applied aspects of anthropology. He/she will develop new courses that keep pace with changes in the discipline and move our majors toward productive employment and/or graduate study. Topics of inquiry for these courses might include: Anthropological Approaches to Natural and Cultural Resource Management; Environmental Archaeology; Sustainable Tourism; Computer Applications in Anthropology

  • HOW TO APPLY & DEADLINE: A complete application must include: an application letter, specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts; a CV, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Screening of completed application files will begin on October 14, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. Send applications and all other correspondence concerning this announcement, to: Dr. Sari Miller-Antonio, Department of Anthropology/Geography/Ethnic Studies, California State University, Stanislaus, One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382
  • Received confirmation of application receipt, and request for demographic data (10/15/13)
  • A call to the dept revealed that a decision is being made about a candidate. Most likely a case of either no one wanting to share the info, or those in the running not participating on the Wiki. (2/26)

Central Connecticut State University (Jan 31st)Edit

Central Connecticut State University’s Anthropology Department invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position. We are a small, friendly department whose faculty members are engaged in research, writing, and teaching. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Anthropology and contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology (ABD candidates, completion of Ph.D. required by June 2015);
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities; and,
  • College teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specialization in one or more of the following areas: political and/or economic anthropology, globalization, or medical anthropology;
  • Area specialization in Middle East , East Asia or South Asia; and,
  • A record of scholarly activity (e.g., publications and presentations at professional conferences). Acceptable publications and presentations are those that have been externally-reviewed for appropriateness (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles and conference presentations, edited book chapters, or books).

The University: CCSU is one of four state universities with the Board of Regents for Higher Education Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges." CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at http://www.ccsu.edu/.

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by January 31, 2014. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and submit the following in a single file and in the order given below:

  • Letter of interest addressing all qualifications for the position;
  • Current curriculum vitae; and,
  • Names of three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.
  • ABD candidates, include a letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion.
  • Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents. For more information, contact Michael Park at (860) 832-2614 or parkm@ccsu.edu
  • Any news? (2/19) (x2)

Any news? (3/3) (x2)

  • Request for phone interview (3/14)
  • Campus interview invite (4/4) X2
  • Notified by phone that an offer was made.

Central European University (Feb 23)Edit

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor position. Of particular interest would be a candidate engaged in a critical analysis of research areas that include but are not limited to the following: transnational organizations, globalization, political and economic transformations, labor, development, and the environment. Familiarity with ethnographic methods is important but the ability to teach other methods is a plus. Thinking beyond European and North American cases is an advantage. The Department was established as an integrated department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. Candidates should have a PhD in sociology or anthropology by the start date (August 1, 2014) as well as a record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Further information about the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology is available at: http://sociology.ceu.hu Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English. Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive salary, as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. Teaching load is comparable to that of research universities. How to apply? Applicants need to submit: • A comprehensive C.V., • Names of three referees (candidates should ask two referees to send recommendations direct to the CEU) • List of publications, • A sample publication, • And a short statement of research and teaching. Review of applications will begin February 23, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions of an academic nature may be addressed to Judit Bodnar, Department Chair (bodnarj@ceu.hu). Please send your complete application to position@ceu.hu including job code in subject line: 2014/006 CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Anyone heard?
  • 10/04/2014 Shortlisted

Clarkson University (NY) - Human Health / Environment (Oct. 1)Edit

Clarkson University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, or Geography working at the intersection of human health and the environment. Prospective candidates should have a strong research record. At the Associate level, a demonstrated ability to pursue external funding is expected. Applicants should bring a lively interest in contributing to the programmatic development of Clarkson’s intra-school emphasis in environmental sustainability, health sciences, and to the university’s goals of international and global outreach. Applications from the following health and environment perspectives are especially welcomed: social justice, food, public, rural, reproductive, class/race, and/or global/comparative. The successful candidate will contribute expertise to the university’s MS degree program in Environmental Policy and Governance. The ability to teach courses in quantitative methods and the critical assessment of their use in the social sciences is a plus. The ordinary teaching load is three courses (usually two preps) per semester. The ability to teach an undergraduate course in research methods is a plus; there is ample opportunity for course development in electives. The position requires teaching The Clarkson Seminar twice each fall. Professors develop their own thematic specializations for this mandatory, first year, writing-intensive course.

  • Skype/Telephone interview scheduled for Saturday October 19, requested on Wednesday October 16. x2
  • Campus visit invite (11/13) x2
  • Position offered and accepted.

Dartmouth College - Senior Sociocultural Anthropologist (Oct. 1)Edit

Dartmouth College Department of Anthropology seeks a sociocultural anthropologist at the rank of tenured associate or full professor. We are interested in scholar-teachers whose work engages the dynamic relationships between people and environments, including political ecology, globalization, development, human ecology, social movements and social inequality. Geographic area of specialization is open but should complement those of department members. We welcome applications from individuals whose work reflects a holistic understanding of the discipline and will contribute to synergies across subfields. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and a willingness to teach an integrated introductory course as well as upper level classes. The appointment will begin July 1, 2014.

  • Formal review of applications will begin October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references through Interfolio, by following this link: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/22013.
  • Letters and additional materials requested
  • received a rejection email from the chair on January 30.  And another copy of the same email on February 4.  Rather unprofessional.
  • Rejected sometime in January 2014

Drake University - TT, Asst Professor, Global Legal Issues (Oct. 15)Edit

Drake University invites applications for an outstanding teacher and scholar with an interest in global legal issues, to join our interdisciplinary undergraduate Law, Politics, and Society program (LPS) starting in August 2014.  This 9-month tenure-track, assistant professor position is open with respect to specialization and discipline. Ph.D.or advanced ABD is required.  Successful candidates will be broadly trained, and able to teach within the major’s core curriculum, while providing topical seminars that contribute to the curriculum, and the university’s mission, in interesting and vibrant ways.  We seek sociolegal scholars with a global/international focus, or a specialty relating to issues such as, but not limited to, immigration, human rights, and security. The position carries a 3/3 teaching load; Drake values experiential education, including service learning and travel seminars, and supports faculty scholarship and development. Salary is competitive with peer schools and dependent on qualifications and experience. Application materials should include c.v., teaching philosophy, writing sample, and a cover letter that provides the names of three references.  

  • For full consideration, please submit applications by October 15, using the electronic system at https://drake.hiretouch.com/. Position open until filled. Questions may be directed to the search chair at renee.cramer@drake.edu.  The LPS program enthusiastically welcomes diversity in applicants to this position.  Drake University is an equal-opportunity employer; no applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status. 
  • phone interview (11/14)

Eastern Michigan University - Sociocultural Anthro. (Oct. 1)Edit

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociocultural anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2014.

Applicants must have a strong instructional and research record and be prepared to teach undergraduate courses of various size and type, from introductory to advanced and from experiential to theoretical. The position demands addressing the needs of a diverse student population, student advising and mentoring, and service in an interdisciplinary department.

EMU enrolls approximately 23,000 students and offers an outstanding benefits package and a collegial work environment. EMU's distinct mix of comprehensive academic resources, strong community initiatives, focus on Education First, and nationally-recognized undergraduate and graduate student research achievements set it apart. The EMU campus is located in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor community, five miles from downtown Ann Arbor and 35 miles west of Detroit, MI and Windsor, Ontario.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in anthropology (or international equivalent) by August 2014, an active long-term ethnographic research program, and teaching experience in sociocultural anthropology. The preferred candidate will have a regional focus outside East Asia (covered by current faculty); a topical expertise complementing those of current faculty; the ability to teach ethnographic methods in the classroom and field; advanced or native fluency reading and speaking in a research-related language; and the ability to occasionally teach introductory courses in at least one additional subfield (physical anthropology, archaeology, or linguistic anthropology).

  • Applicants must submit a letter of interest describing their qualifications and experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. Apply by 1 October 2013 to ensure full consideration. Applications received after this date may be considered. For more information contact the Search Committee chair, Professor Bradley Ensor, at bensor@emich.edu. If contacted, you will be asked to present official transcripts of your highest degree earned at the time of interview. ALL ATTACHMENTS MUST BE ATTACHED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION. THEY CANNOT BE REVISED OR ADDED ONCE THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED.
  • LINK to Apply
  • Contacted to send additional materials 10/5 x4
  • Has anyone who submitted additional materials heard anything back yet from EMU? (I submitted materials and haven't heard anything. Assuming campus visits have been scheduled - they said they'd take place early Nov)
  • HR website says "not selected for interview" 12/17
  • Position offered and accepted

Georgetown University - Asst Prof in Culture and Politics (Nov.1)Edit

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with a focus on culture and politics. The position will start in Fall 2014. We seek candidates with research expertise in visual culture or new media who have demonstrated background in cultural/social theory as it relates to global politics. Regional specialization and disciplinary field are open, but an international component is required. Applicants whose research overlaps with one or more of the following areas are especially welcome: religion and politics, human rights, migration and mobility, transnational social movements, or critical security studies.

Applicants should have substantial research accomplishments, an ambitious research agenda, and exceptional promise as a scholar. The search committee will also evaluate applicants’ teaching record and potential for excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to applicants with the Ph.D. in hand, substantial progress towards publication of a first book and/or articles, and teaching experience.

The teaching load is two courses per semester, at the graduate or undergraduate levels. The appointment is attached to the Culture and Politics (CULP) undergraduate major within the School of Foreign Service (SFS). CULP is the second largest major within the SFS and emphasizes transnational/global topics that inter-relate cultural identity and questions of power and authority in society. The SFS offers a rigorous four-year undergraduate program in international studies, as well as several master’s degrees in area studies, security studies, global human development, and international affairs. More information is available athttp://sfs.georgetown.edu.

In order to apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, samples of scholarly writing, teaching evaluations and sample syllabi (if available). Applications received by November 1 will be given full consideration; review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

  • All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3331. Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Nicholas Starvaggi, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs at nhs22@georgetown.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. James Reardon-Anderson, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at reardonj@georgetown.edu.
  • - anyone here hear back about this?
  • seriously? no word yet from anyone??
  • no word, but I heard they got upwards of 4-500 applications for this job!
  • Any news? (2/15)
  • Email form rejection (3/4)
  • Anyone not get a rejection but not get any other feedback? (3/11) Yep.
  • Finally received rejection email; states that they have made a successful hire (3/13) x2

Gustavus Adolphus College - Cultural Anthropology (Nov. 4)Edit

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology to begin September 1, 2014.

We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Cultural Anthropology with an area specialization in Africa or Asia/SE Asia and any topical or sub-disciplinary focus outside of Anthropology of Religion and Psychological Anthropology, which are already covered in the department. We will also consider candidates who have achieved ABD status with a solid indication of completion of the Ph.D. by August 1, 2014.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching at undergraduate levels, evidence of an emerging scholarly agenda, and commitment to participating in the academic life of a liberal arts college. Previous experience teaching diverse populations is highly desirable.

Teaching responsibilities in the academic year include four sections of introductory cultural anthropology and two upper-level seminars in the specialty areas of the candidate who is hired. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential as well as flexibility and willingness to contribute enthusiastically and cooperatively to a thriving program.

  • To apply, please email copies (as PDF files) of a letter of application outlining teaching and research interests and background (including specializations), curriculum vitae, transcripts (scanned acceptable), evidence of excellence in teaching, and a sample of scholarship (e.g., a publication, conference presentation, or dissertation excerpt) to anthro-hire@gustavus.edu. Three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly by the references. The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to: Dr. Patric Giesler, Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Application information is also available at: http://www.gustavus.edu/jobs. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Patric Giesler at anthro-hire@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Any news about this position? (12/6)
  • I heard from a university-level insider that they have a strong inside candidate.  No word on my app though.  (12/17)
  • Invitation for a skype interview. They are running behind but plan to complete initial interviews before winter break. (12/16) x2
  • Two general emails from search chair regarding the timeline of the search. Both mention going to the dean now for a review of the committee's candidate summary and recommendations. Am I crazy, or does this mean the skype interviews are counting as the final interviews? Does anyone know if they plan to do campus invites, or are they skipping these (especially if the above poster is right about an internal candidate)?
  • Good questions, and I, too, would be interested to know whether 'taking it to the dean' likely means that an offer will be made without campus visits. That would make a lot of sense, financially, so I suspect you've hit the nail on the head.
  • Best case scenario I can hope for--campus invites to other candidates if the VAP declines the offer. No inside-candidate-hating intended. From what I gather, they aren't always a shoe-in.
  • I learned that all candidates skype-interviewed were/are outside-candidates, only outside-candidates, no inside candidate, so that is not an issue. Moreover, I was told that the search process for this position requires on-site visits, as is standard practice in their tenure-track search processes. Conference with the dean was simply part of the post-skype interview process leading to the on-site visit selection. That's all.
  • It's been a month + since my Skype interview.  Anyone had any communication at all?
  • They have chosen their campus visit finalists. Campus visits in February.
  • Got a formal rejection email saying that they had made a successful hiring offer. (3/6)


Hanover College Edit

Tenure-track assistant professor in cultural anthropology, beginning Fall 2014. Specialty and regional emphasis open, but preferably non-Middle Eastern, non- N. African, and non-Islamic. 3-3-1 teaching schedule to include introduction to anthropology, methods or theory, 2-3 upper level topics courses, and 2-3 courses in area of expertise. Collaboration with interdisciplinary faculty in International Studies is expected. Development of off- campus course for 4-week Spring Term is encouraged.

  • - They did mid-april skype interviews for this position. Has anyone heard any updates? (5/1)
  • I haven't heard anything since the interview either (first half of April)
  • - Wonder what's going on? I forgot to ask about their time frame...
  • Campus visits were last week (week of 4/28)

Harvard University - Africanist Social Anthropology (Oct. 31)Edit

The Departments of African and African American Studies and Anthropology seek to appoint a tenure-track professor in Africanist social anthropology, with preference for Francophone and Lusophone areas. Ph.D must be in hand prior to appointment, which is expected to begin on July 1, 2014, preferably at the rank of assistant professor. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired.

  • Applicants are required to submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu) no later than October 31st, 2013: (1) Cover letter; (2) Curriculum Vitae; (3) Research statement; (4) Teaching statement; (5) Names and contact information of 3-5 referees; (6) Publications, if applicable.
  • 11/12: Invitation to interview (or rather to take part in an "informal conversation") at AAAs (x4).
  • Rumour that 14x people were interviewed at AAAs. Can anyone confirm? Any updates since then about "next steps" or invitations for on-campus interviews?
  • 12/8: 14 people had informal conversation meetings at the AAAs. Letter of recommendation requests have gone out. 
  • 12/23: Campus visit invite.

Indiana University - Africa (Nov. 1)Edit

  • The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington seeks to hire an anthropologist at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) to start August 2014 with PhD in hand. We are particularly interested in a scholar with substantial ethnographic research in Africa (open regional location) and whose research program involves one or more of the following: food studies, health, globalization and development, human-environment interactions. We seek a scholar committed to field research who could potentially integrate ethnography with an array of qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies, work across subfields, build interdisciplinary research collaboration and share our department’s concerns with human rights and research ethics. The candidate should demonstrate ability and interest in a teaching program that would include large introductory socio-cultural classes.
  • Review of applications will begin by November 1st and continue until the position is filled. We plan to conduct preliminary interviews at the AAA and ASA meetings.
  • IU Anthropology is an established top-ranked four-field department with large graduate (primarily doctoral) and undergraduate programs. IU has a strong African Studies Program that confers MA degrees. Indiana University offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. IU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, strongly committed to excellence through diversity. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. IU is also considerate of the needs of dual-career couples. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Dr. Richard Wilk, wilkr@indiana.edu, Student Building 130, 701 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405.
  • Email request for interview at AAA (11/15) x5
  • Letters of recommendation requested (12/5) x4
  • No decisions on short list until mid-January
  • interviews scheduled with short-listed candidates, over 100 applicants (1/8)
  • Rejection Letter stating that they had selected 4 people, for the short list probably (1/29)

Johns Hopkins University - Islamic Studies (Aug. 30)Edit

As part of a new Islamic Studies Initiative across the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a newly established tenure-track assistant professorship in modern/contemporary (post -1700) Islamic studies. We welcome applications from a variety of research specializations and disciplines.

The tenure-track line belongs to the Islamic Studies Initiative. However, the successful candidate will hold the rank of Assistant Professor and be appointed in the home department of his/her discipline. Excellent knowledge of Arabic is essential; knowledge of other relevant research languages is highly desirable. PhD required at the time of appointment.

  • Review of applications will begin on August 30, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a statement of research interests, a current CV, names of three referees, and one article or chapter-length sample of scholarly work via Interfolio https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21851/.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2013-2014
  • anyone asked for references here?
  • Yes, I was. The discussion and consensus on the Religious Studies page seems to indicate that all applicants were asked for references. But I have no idea.
  • Is this search still on? any hints or news?

John Jay College of Criminal Justice - Social/Cultural Anthropology (February 16, 2014)Edit

The Anthropology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York seeks a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Social/Cultural Anthropology, commencing in August 2014. We seek to appoint a scholar who will demonstrate energy, expertise, research and publication at an early-career level, and who is able to translate that research interest into lively and engaging undergraduate courses that will be part of our new Anthropology major, scheduled to commence in the fall semester 2014. For full consideration applications should be received by February 16, 2014.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a PhD in Anthropology or a related field. Regional areas of interest are not specified, but it is expected that the focus of research and theoretical interests will complement those of other members of the department. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in urban studies and a cosmopolitan commitment to the advocacy for justice that is the core mission of John Jay College. Demonstrated success at teaching, productive scholarship and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution are also required.

HOW TO APPLY To apply please click "Apply Now" below. Once you have registered or logged in with your user name and password please upload a detailed letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and contact details for three referees.

CLOSING DATE: February 2, 2014 ** They appear to have changed the closing date to February 16th (see above)

  • Any news on this search? (3/10/14)
  • Contacted for Skype interview (3/21/14) x2
  • Also contacted for skype interview on 3/21/14 but haven't heard back about actual dates. Is this the same situation for the posts above? (exactly!)
  • Was anyone who had a Skype interview told what their projected timeline is for campus visits?
  • Any updates anyone?
  • A campus visit was held week of May 5.
  • Any news???

Kent State University (OH) - Two TT Positions (October 15th, 2013)Edit

Kent State University’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions: one in Biological Anthropology and one in Cultural Anthropology. The successful candidates will join a growing department with excellent research and educational programs. An additional hire in Archaeology is expected for the 2015-2016 academic year. These positions are part of an expansion of research-focused departmental faculty and the disciplinary focus of the individuals we seek will complement the research strengths of the current faculty. For the Biological Anthropology position, applicants with a specialization in primate or human paleontology, anatomy, or developmental biology are strongly encouraged to apply. For the Cultural Anthropology position, the area of theoretical specialization is open, but applicants with a focus in cultural ecology, medical anthropology, or culture and cognition will receive favorable attention.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation by email tobioanth@kent.edu for the Biological Anthropology position; to cultural@kent.edu for the Cultural Anthropology position; or by mail to: Chair, Biological Anthropology Search Committee or Chair, Cultural Anthropology Search Committee Department of Anthropology Kent State University 750 Hilltop Dr., Rm. 226 Lowry Hall P.O. Box 5190 Kent, OH 44242-0001 Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty.

http://careercenter.aaanet.org/jobs/#/detail/5598371/1,false

  • Review of applications for both positions will begin October 15, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled.
  • Also posted at Physical Anthropology 2013-2014
  • Any news on the cultural position? Nearly a month has gone by since the review started. (11/11)
  • The physical anthropology page says there is a campus visit scheduled for January - I assume it's for the biological position. (12/4)
  • Yes, but they have already started and possibly finished campus interviews for the cultural position.
  • Kindly worded rejection letter (Cultural position) (4/11) x 3

Laurentian University (Canada), Development Anthropology / Indigenous Land-Use (closes Jan. 5 2014)Edit

A tenure-track appointment in Development Anthropology with a focus on Indigenous land-use, economic sustainability, traditional ecological knowledge, environmental impact assessments, Aboriginal law and/or applied anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2014. The successful candidate will be expected to develop new courses in Anthropology reflecting his or her expertise. There will be a significant opportunity to integrate classroom learning with real-world experience, for example, through projects and placements in Aboriginal communities, to create partnerships with the Goodman School of Mines and to contribute to graduate programs including the proposed M.A. in Northern Economic Development. Experience with the mining industry, the forestry industry and/or Aboriginal communities in Northern Ontario would be an asset. Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. or be near to completion, with demonstrated research productivity and teaching experience.

  • Contact: Candidates should submit a statement of current and prospective research, a teaching dossier, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to brenda@leadersinternational.com.
  • Closing Date: 01/05/2014.

Lawrence University (Appleton, WI) -- Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology (Nov 8)Edit

Lawrence University, a selective, residential, liberal arts college and conservatory, seeks applicants for a linguistic anthropologist specializing in South Asia for a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant professor starting September 2014. A successful candidate will be expected to teach Language and Culture, additional intermediate and advanced courses in linguistic anthropology and South Asian ethnography, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, and contribute to required theory and ethnographic methods courses. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to liberal arts teaching, including Lawrence University's signature Freshman Studies program, and be able to contribute to one or more of Lawrence's interdisciplinary programs such as Linguistics, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, East Asian Studies, Film and Media Studies, or Environmental Studies.

  • Send (1) a cover letter including a description of research, teaching competency, and teaching philosophy, (2) a current CV, and (3) the names of at least three references to https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com. To receive full consideration applications should be received by November 8th.
  • For questions concerning this position, contact Professor Brenda Jenike, Anthropology Department, Lawrence University, at brenda.jenike@lawrence.edu.
  • Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and the diversity of viewpoints and approaches that the faculty represents. Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and goals. This website also includes informational resources about the University and the surrounding community.
  • Offer made and accepted.

Louisiana State University -  -- Socio-cultural (Nov. 29)Edit

  • The University invites applications for a tenure-track position in socio-cultural anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates who can contribute to thriving undergraduate and graduate programs, which include a Master’s Program in Anthropology and an Anthropology concentration in the PhD of Geography & Anthropology. We encourage applicants who can strengthen our regional focus on North America, Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean, while adding to our topical breadth in areas such as the environment, health, science and technology, religion, and material culture. Scholars who will contribute to university research initiatives in coastal communities and coastal issues are especially encouraged.
  • Applicants should be prepared to teach an introductory level course in cultural anthropology and upper division courses in areas of their research expertise. A clear and focused research program should be identifiable, along with a track record of publications and the ability to secure external funding for research.
  • Faculty in the department contribute to interdepartmental programs in African and African American Studies, Coastal Studies, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. There is a close interaction between Anthropology and Geography, including a newly approved Ph.D. in Geography and Anthropology. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field is required to be completed at the time of job offer.
  • Letters of reference and additional materials requested (Dec 23) x3
  • Has anyone heard anything on the status of this search? (Feb 21)
  • Campus visits scheduled
  • Offer made (Apr 2)

MacEwan University (Edmonton, Canada) -- Cultural / Linguistic Anthropology (Oct. 7)Edit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting January 1st or July 1st 2014.

The Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science at Grant MacEwan University invites applications for a full-time continuing track faculty position in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing January 1 or July 1, 2014. We are seeking a Socio-Cultural Anthropologist; the area of specialization is open. Ability to teach both junior and senior courses in Linguistic Anthropology is required and preference will be given to those whose interests complement the current faculty strengths.

Candidates must have a PhD (or a solid indication of imminent completion) and must demonstrate excellence (or promise of excellence) in teaching and a commitment to research.

Applicants should submit a covering letter along with their curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio that includes teaching interests, philosophy and evaluations, statement of research interests and copies of publications and graduate transcripts. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover to the address posted below:

MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2 Fax: (780) 497-5430

  • Consideration of applications will commence on October 7, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information please contact the Department Chair, Dr Shahidul Islam, at islams@macewan.ca or 780-497-4792 or visit the Department's website at http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/SchoolsFaculties/ArtsScience/Departments/. This position is included under the Faculty Association Collective Agreement. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Shortlist established and campus visits scheduled [posted 10/17/13]

Macquarie University, (Sydney, Australia), 3 Positions - (Oct. 27) Edit

Macquarie University is one of Australia's leading teaching and research universities. Located on 126 hectares, we enjoy excellent facilities including a state-of-the-art library, the country's most technologically advanced hospital with associated research facilities, and an exceptional sports complex. The university is easily accessible by rail and bus. The Faculty of Arts is distinguished by its student-centred and research-inspired approaches to teaching and learning. Staff and students work together to ask questions about socially complex problems and reflect on the skills and knowledge they need to understand the world, both past and present.

The Department of Anthropology offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses that encompass the broad field of social anthropology, each exploring contemporary social and political issues in a wide range of cultural contexts.

The Role: We are seeking to appoint three anthropologists to teaching and research positions in our Department where exciting new synergies are developing after a period of growth and curriculum development. The appointees will potentially teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including into our Masters degrees in Applied Anthropology, and in Development Studies and Cultural Change.

1. We specifically welcome applications from candidates with an academic specialisation in anthropological dimensions of Indigenous lives in Australia for one of the available Level B positions.
2. The Department is seeking to appoint the other two positions at either Level A or B, and we are open to the areas of specialisations for these positions. Areas of specialisation could include any of the following fields:  Economic Anthropology; Ethnicity, Migration and Transnationalism; Anthropology of the Environment; Science and Technology; Media and Video Production; Human-Animal Relations; Food; Anthropology of China or India; Music, Art and/or Material Culture Design; Anthropology of Health and Illness, Anthropology of Religion.

Selection Criteria: To be considered, applicants must identify which level of appointment they are applying for and respond to the relevant selection criteria for that Level. Responses must be attached as a separate document in the application process.

For Level B Applicants with an academic specialisation in anthropological dimensions of Indigenous lives in Australia:

  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in the anthropological dimensions of Indigenous lives in Australia and how they would contribute to the Department;
  • Demonstrated research record relative to opportunity as evidenced by peer reviewed publications;
  • Demonstrated experience of and commitment to innovative teaching, including an ability to teach introductory courses.
  • Demonstrated capacity for teamwork and a collegial attitude.

For other Level B Applicants:

  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in an area of specialisation mentioned above and how they would contribute to the Department;
  • Demonstrated research record relative to opportunity as evidenced by peer reviewed publications;
  • Demonstrated experience of and commitment to innovative teaching, including an ability to teach introductory courses;
  • Demonstrated capacity for teamwork and a collegial attitude.

For Level A Applicants:

  • Completion of PhD in Anthropology or related discipline;
  • Evidence of strong research activity in a related field;
  • Demonstrated success in teaching at undergraduate level;
  • Demonstrated capacity for teamwork and a collegial attitude

Salary Package: Lecturer (Level B) salary AUD$88,741-$104,996 p.a. or Associate Lecturer (Level A) AUD$62,526-$84,193 p.a. plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full time, continuing positions.

Specific Role Enquiries: Specific enquiries related to this position should be directed to Dr Christopher Houston on +61 2 9850 8471 or chris.houston@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries: Melissa Eriksson at melissa.eriksson@mq.edu.au or +61 2 9850 4880

  • Applications Close:  27th October 2013 at 11.55pm: LINK
  • Any news on this position? Anyone familiar with the Australian system? (12/2)
  • Received a general email from Human Resources that they are still reviewing applications and will be in contact in the New Year. (12/3) x5
  • E-mail rejection after previous HR update on reviewing applications (12/16)  :(  x6
  • So.... did everyone on the wiki get a rejection? 
  • 12/18: I have not heard from them since the email saying they're still reviewing. Hope that's a good sign. Sorry to those who received rejections (I have gotten a lot of those for other posts on here, though).
  • email to schedule Skype interview for after Australian Summer Break (late Feb.) Short-list of 11 (12/18).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Oct 31)Edit

The Anthropology faculty invite applications for a tenure-track junior faculty position in socio-cultural anthropology to begin July 1, 2014.

Especially encouraged are applications from candidates with research interests that build on the strengths of MIT, in particular science and technology, and with a a focus in Latin America.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, research statement, representative reprints (writing samples) and three letters of recommendation.  Applicants are expected to have received their PhD by the appointment start date. 

Further information on the Anthropology Program at MIT can be found at our website -- http://www.mit.edu/anthropology.

  • Apply at: http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2944
  • Appl Deadline: 2013/10/31.
  • Invitation to AAA interview [posted Nov. 9] x3- has anyone's AAA interview actually been scheduled? I have heard nothing after the initial request for availability last week.  
  • Email invitation to AAA interview (11/14). (scheduled 11/15). 
  • Email invitation to AAA interview (11/15) - scheduled. x2
  • Email invitation to "information interview" during first two weeks of December (11/18)
  • To the person with the informational interview, was it to be by skype or on campus? (11/24)
  • Interview was on campus and lasted ~30 minutes. Fellow applicants should assume this was a logistical matter (i.e. at AAA, to interview maximum # of candidates who are based far from Cambridge, and have those based nearby come to MIT campus). Not necessarily preferential view of candidates themselves. (12/6)
  • Did anybody with a AAA interview happen to ask/find out about the timeline, e.g. should we expect to hear anything before January?
  • No, but given that a poster above was invited to interview during the first 2 weeks of December I'm guessing it will be after winter break, at the earliest. (12/4) x2
  • Campus visits scheduled for January/first week of February (12/12)
  • Rejection Letter by Mail (01/06) x2
  • To the above poster, did you have an AAA or a campus interview? (1/11)
  • nope, neither AAA nor campus interview

Mercer University - Assistant Professor of Global Health(Open until filled; apply by 2/24 for fullest consideration)Edit

The Department of International and Global Studies at MERCER UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Global Health.

Starting Date: August 1, 2014

Qualifications:  A PhD or DrPH in a Public Health discipline, or related fields. Area of emphasis in Global Health is open, but ability to teach Epidemiology, Global Health Policy and/or Medical Anthropology are highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates who focus on health issues in Asia or Latin America. Strong preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary training, including disciplines in the social sciences. Training in writing instruction, a background in liberal arts education, and membership in Phi Beta Kappa are considered advantages. Successful candidates must show promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly activity.

Duties will consist of teaching seven undergraduate courses per year. Courses within the program include but are not limited to: Introduction to Global Health, Global Health Challenges, Epidemiology, Global Health Policy, Environmental Health and a Senior Design and Senior Project sequence. As faculty in the College of Liberal Arts, there is also an expectation to teach courses in the general education programs as a component of the annual teaching load. The successful candidate will take part in the evaluation and refinement of the undergraduate degree in Global Health Studies, and have the opportunity to develop new courses in his or her area of specialization. Research involving undergraduates is highly encouraged.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Candidates should access www.mercerjobs.com to complete a brief online application and attach a letter of interest, current CV, statements of teaching philosophy and professional interests, and names and email addresses of three references. Candidates should also request that their referees mail their letters directly to:  Dr. Eimad Houry, International and Global Studies, Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Ave Macon GA 31207.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit all materials before February 24, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
  • Program web site: http://cla.mercer.edu/global/ghs/
  • Skype interview requested (2/25) X2
  • Campus Visit requested (3/3) X2 - this search is going very quickly. Did anyone else apply but me?
  • Offered and Accepted (4/15)
  • Congratulations!

Michigan State University - Director, Muslim Studies Program (Oct. 31)Edit

Michigan Tech University - Assistant/Associate Professor Spatial History (Jan. 15)Edit

The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University seeks a tenure-track faculty member in North American spatial history to join an interdisciplinary social sciences faculty.

The Department of Social Sciences ( http://www.mtu.edu/social-sciences/) offers undergraduate majors in history, anthropology, and social science. The department is also home to two graduate programs (Industrial Heritage & Archaeology, and Environmental & Energy Policy), both of which offer MS and PhD degrees. The successful applicant will teach an undergraduate survey course in U.S. History and a course in the use of spatial tools for social scientists, while also contributing to graduate teaching and research. Preferred areas of expertise include the history of industrialization, history of technology, environmental history, social history of industry, or historical geography. Interest in interdisciplinary, collaborative research and expertise in the application of spatial tools to historical analysis are preferred. Ability to contribute to a graduate program in the department essential. The normal teaching load is two courses each semester. This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning August 2014; Ph.D. expected at time of appointment. 

  • Applicants should upload to http://apply.interfolio.com/23594 an application consisting of: 1) a letter of interest and a two-page statement describing teaching experience and research plans pertinent to contributing to an interdisciplinary social sciences department; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three references (no letters of reference please). Review of the applications will begin on January 15, 2014. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Nancy Langston, Chair of Spatial History Search, nelangs3@mtu.edu, 906-487-1206.
  • Received a nicely worded rejection email (1/29)

Moravian College - History and Anthro., Africanist (Nov. 1)Edit

  • Rejection email 11/8/13 (x2)
  • Request for additional materials and conference interview 11/8/13 (x5)
  • To people who got requests for additional materials, do you have grad degrees in History (x1), Anthropology (x5), or both?
  • Any news? (12/15)
  • Post-AAA rejection email (1/7) X2
  • CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULED [posted 1/15]
  • Rejected in December 2013

New School (NY) - Anthropology (Nov. 1)Edit

The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College seek applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor within the Department of Anthropology to begin fall 2014. The ideal candidate will complement the department's emphasis on interdisciplinarity, innovative pedagogy, and conceptually rigorous and ethnographically grounded scholarship. Geographic area and subject specializations are open. Research foci may include but are not limited to urban design, science and technology, and media.

The University is pursuing stronger ties between its divisions including The New School for Social Research, Eugene Lang College, and Parsons School of Design. As a result, we are notably interested in candidates who will contribute to this initiative and who have the capacity to link their ethnographic research and teaching to the design interests of students from Parsons, which include architecture, urban planning, digital technologies, amongst other topics. The teaching load is four courses per year and includes both graduate and undergraduate teaching.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have PhD in hand by July 1, 2014.

  • Using our online application system, applicants should submit by November 1, 2013: 1) a letter of application summarizing research interests and teaching experience, 2) a current CV, and 3) the names of three referees. We seek candidates with promise of excellence in research and in teaching. Applicants apply on-line using the faculty application on The New School human resources website http://careers.newschool.edu. Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials.
  • - request for additional materials (11/08) X3
  • for those who were asked for additional materials - what kinds of materials were requested? 3 reference letters and 2 writing samples
  • Has anyone heard anything since submitting additional materials?
  • no
  • Heard that job talks are scheduled over the next few weeks - shortlist of 4 candidates
  • Job talks held in Dec. Offer made.
  • Hire Completed. Starting Fall.

New York University - Anthro. and Museum Studies (Nov. 1)Edit

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Assistant Professor Position in Anthropology and Museum Studies Department of Anthropology and Program in Museum Studies Arts and Science.

The Department of Anthropology and Program in Museum Studies invites applications from outstanding scholars for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start September 1, 2014, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The department is looking for scholars with exceptional records in teaching and research that combine socio-cultural anthropology with a broad theoretical interest in museum issues and museum practice. A PhD in Anthropology is required (field area open), and museum experience is desirable.

  • Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, letter of application including descriptions of possible courses in Museum Studies and Anthropology (addressed to Chair, Search Committee), statement of current and future research plans, and three letters of reference (which should be submitted directly by the referees). Application deadline is November 1, 2013. To apply, see the NYU Department of Anthropology web site at http://anthropology.as.nyu.edu/page/home. Instructions can be found under the homepage link "Employment". NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
  • Anyone heard anything about this???
  • They have a shortlist. 

New York University - Religious Studies and AnthropologyEdit

New York University - Department of Social and Cultural Analysis (Oct. 15)Edit

The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University announces an open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) position in the field of Metropolitan Studies. We seek applicants with outstanding publication records and whose research takes the city as central object of analysis. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2014, pending administrative and budgetary approval. Candidates should hold a PhD in social science, architecture, planning, or interdisciplinary studies.

Social and Cultural Analysis is an interdisciplinary department committed to developing innovative approaches in urbanism, migration, critical ethnic and indigenous studies, gender and sexuality, ecology, and economic life. The Department has degree programs in Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latino Studies, Metropolitan Studies, and Social and Cultural Analysis. The department welcomes transregional and historical approaches and encourages innovative teaching.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, see the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis website: http://sca.as.nyu.edu. Instructions can be found under the homepage link "Employment Opportunities."

  • -Anyone heard anything?
  • -Heard that this is probably going to be a senior hire.
  • Any news? (2/15)
  • Just got a  rejection email from them (4/21)

Northwestern University - Global Health Lectureship (Dec. 1)Edit

Applications are invited for a full-time renewable Lectureship starting September 2014. This appointment is non-tenure-line, but, subject to institutional need and personal job performance, is a continuing post with career-advancement opportunities. We seek scholars with PhDs in Public Health, Medical Anthropology, Medical Sociology or related disciplines with international experience/expertise and demonstrated teaching excellence whose areas of expertise complement those of current faculty. Areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to): health and the environment, epidemiology, infectious diseases and health policy.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (sample syllabi and course evaluations), and names/addresses of 3 references (at least one of which must be prepared to address excellence in teaching) to: http://www.ipd.northwestern.edu/facultysearch.html

  • Did anyone else apply to this? Know of another wiki to follow?
  • Received polite rejection letter (2/09)
  • For the person who received the rejection letter, was this by email?  Or snail mail? Thank you!
  • Completed campus visit in February. Believe there are 4 finalists in total.

Ohio University - Cultural Anthropology (Dec. 1)Edit

OHIO UNIVERSITY's Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology in cultural anthropology beginning in August 2014.

We are interested in candidates who specialize in economic anthropology, particularly socioeconomic transformations associated with immigration, transnationalism, the movement of labor and capital, and neoliberal policies and perspectives, although other specializations will be considered. Ideal candidates will conduct research that is theoretically and ethnographically innovative and will be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach upper-level courses in Economic Anthropology and their areas of expertise, as well as Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. Anthropology faculty teach 2 courses per semester.

Minimum Qualifications: ABD with earned Ph.D. in Anthropology by the time of appointment; demonstrated teaching excellence; established research agenda; established or promising publication record.

  • Review of application materials will begin on October 18, 2013 and the position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by December 1, 2013. Preliminary interviews will be held at the American Anthropological Association meetings in Chicago in November. Questions may be directed to Haley Duschinski, Search Committee Chair, at duschins@ohio.edu.
  • Online App. Form: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/7382
  • Skype interviews (11/11)
  • Also AAA interviews -- last minute requests (11/22)
  • any updates?  Still Nothing, anyone else? (1/26)
  • position offered and accepted (2/14)

Pacific Lutheran University - Anthropology (Nov. 1)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Pacific Lutheran University is seeking a tenure-track faculty member to teach six 4-credit courses during the academic year. We seek an individual specialized in regional areas other than East Asia, Latin America, and indigenous North America. Position will include teaching introductory cultural Anthropology and global perspectives courses as well as upper division courses.

Full-time, tenure-track position available September 1, 2014.

  • Please submit your application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of courses prepared to teach online at https://employment.plu.edu. Three confidential letters of reference will also be requested by PLU for selected applicants. For questions or more information, please contact Akiko Nosaka at nosakaaa@plu.edu.
  • Closing Date: 11/01/13.
  • Does anyone know why this job disappeared from AAA so soon after being posted? The listing is still active on the HR site for PLU, so I assume it's still valid, but I was confused that it wasn't still on the AAA jobs listing just a few weeks after it was initially posted. (7/9)
  • Contacted for a AAA interview (10/21) x 3
  • Hmm, no one contacted for an interview since the 11/1 closing date? (11/12) X3
  • Received polite rejection (11/13) x8
  • anyone contacted for a campus interview? (12/20).
  • Apologies for dealing in rumor, but some here may be interested: Rumor has it that the two PLU jobs are intended for a couple already affiliated with the department. I cannot confirm this. (12/20)
  • Well, that would be really disappointing and would seem such a waste of energy and time for the department. Why not pursue a hire of opportunity which other universities use in such cases? I shall remain in hopeful denial until hearing otherwise. (12/20)

Pacific Lutheran University - Latin America (Nov. 1)Edit

Full-time, tenure-track position available September 1, 2014.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Department of Anthropology at Pacific Lutheran University is seeking a tenure-track faculty member to teach six 4-credit courses during the academic year. We seek an individual specialized in Latin America. Position will include Introductory Cultural Anthropology and Global Perspectives courses as well as upper division courses.

  • Please submit your application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of courses prepared to teach online at https://employment.plu.edu. Three confidential letters of reference will also be requested by PLU for selected applicants. For questions or more information, please contact Akiko Nosaka at nosakaaa@plu.edu.
  • Closing Date: 11/01/13.
  • Does anyone know why this job was not filled last year?
  • I don't know but I was invited for a AAA short interview. (x2) [posted 11/10]
  • Received polite rejection (11/13) x2
  • Was asked to submit writing sample, 2 syllabi, teaching evaluations and 3 letters of recommendation [11/14] they want everything before Nov. 24. (x2)
  • For those of you who were interviewed at the AAA, have they contacted you for a campus visit? Did you ask about their timeline? Thanks!
  • Haven't heard a word and didn't ask specifics about the timeline other than receiving the general response of them getting back to people within the next few weeks.
  • 12/6 - Anyone hear anything yet on this? - Sadly no, although they did say that they were interested in bringing candidates out in December or January. I imagine it is difficult since they are running two searches. (12/10)
  • has anyone heard about campus interview? (12/19).
  • Post AAA-interview, just received a rejection email from PLU Human Resources (12/23) (x2)
  • They said they already offered the job to someone. No campus interviews. Weird.
  • I received an e-mail as well that they offered the job to someone, but also had not heard of any campus interviews. Very strange.
  • they did have campus interviews (at least 2)... I was not the one offered the job.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (sociocultural anthropologist) - March 31Edit

The Anthropology Unit of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (ranked 2nd in Latin America, QS 2013) invites applications for an appointment at the assistant professor (junior lecturer) level in socio-cultural anthropology to begin May 2014 (August 2014 at most). Preferred area of study: health and medicine. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Social-Cultural anthropology (awarded after 2004). We particularly seek candidates whose work demonstrates a continuing commitment to ethnographic fieldwork, potential to maintain a successful publishing career at international level and abilities to work in team. Dedication and ability to teach undergraduate courses is required (2 to 3 courses a year in a semester system). The successful candidate will undertake the management of research projects and will participate in the consolidation of the undergraduate program, which began in March 2013. Knowledge of Spanish is required to apply for this post. Full fluency in Spanish is expected by the first year of employment. Salary is competitive. Application deadline is March 31st, 2014 to ensure full consideration. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit a sample of their work and will be interviewed. The faculty of the Anthropology unit will be in charge of the selection process, which will conclude by April 30th.

  • Please send (1) CV, (2) personal statement on teaching and research projections (maximum 1500 words) and (3) two reference letters via email to Sofia Ugarte ( asugarte@uc.cl).

Princeton University - Tenured Prof. (Oct. 1)Edit

Princeton University seeks qualified candidates for a tenured professorship in the social sciences, including the disciplines of sociocultural anthropology, political science, and sociology. Candidates are required to have regional expertise on East Asia and knowledge of relevant foreign languages. In addition to contributing to their respective disciplinary department and to the wider research community of the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), they are expected to broaden international networks and strengthen regional course offerings at the University. Field of specialization is open.

  • Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu. Senior scholars should submit a brief letter of interest along with a vita, but no publications, letters of recommendation or writing samples at this time. For fullest consideration, please apply by October 1, 2013.
  • My listed references all were asked to submit letters of recommendation. That was back in the third week of November 2013. I have heard nothing since.

Purdue University - Asst. Prof. - Socio-cultural Anthro. (Oct. 30)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Purdue University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in socio-cultural anthropology beginning August 2014.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required at the time of appointment.

Requirements: We seek applicants with teaching and research experience in one or more of the following topical areas: race and ethnicity, immigration, globalization, social movements, religion, and identity. Geographic area is open but should complement existing faculty interests. The position will require conducting original research, undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, as well as participation in departmental and university administrative activities. Evidence of strong teaching skills is desired. An ability to link to Purdue programs or centers addressing society’s grand challenges is desired (e.g., interdisciplinary studies programs in American Studies, Religious, Women and Gender, African American, Asian American, Latin American; Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, Global Policy Research Institute, Center for the Environment, Discovery Park, or other).

  • Application: Applicants should send a letter of interest that indicates current and future research programs and teaching experience, CV, and the names and contact information for three references to: Socio-cultural Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47906-2059, gunion@purdue.edu. For full consideration applications should be received by October 30, 2013; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, visit our webpage: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/anthropology.
  • anyone heard anything yet? are they interviewing at AAA?
  • I've heard zilch (as of 11/12/13) except an acknowledgement of my application (x3)
  • They are on the schedule as interviewing at AAA, but I've heard nothing either (11/12)
  • Email asking for letters of reference and invitation to set up AAA meeting with the search committee (11/18) (x8)
  • Weird. I was asked for letters, but not a AAA meeting (11/18) (x2)
  • The AAA meeting seemed to be a very optional thing
  • They had limited slots available for AAA interviews since they are running 2 searches. I wouldn't worry too much about not being invited for AAA interview, they filled up fast. (11/22)
  • Any more news on this position? Has anyone been contacted for an interview since the AAAs? (12/6
  • Post-AAA request for additional materials (syllabi and writing sample) (12/11) (X2)
  • Campus visits scheduled (1/15)
  • Offer has been made

Purdue University - Assoc. Professor, Applied Anthro. (Nov. 30)Edit

he Department of Anthropology at Purdue seeks applicants and nominations for a tenure-line associate professor in applied and practice anthropology beginning August 2014.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field and have experience for appointment at the associate rank in Anthropology. Exceptionally well-qualified senior candidates may be considered for tenure. They should have a strong record of teaching and engagement and a commitment to curriculum development of a strong applied program for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Requirements: The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop curriculum, including courses, internships and experiential learning opportunities, for undergraduates and Master’s level students in applied and practicing anthropology, and to initiate collaborative linkages with Purdue’s other academic Colleges (likely partners include schools, colleges, and institutes such as Engineering, Agriculture, Technology, Discovery Park, Global Policy Research Institute, Center for the Environment, or others). The successful candidate is expected to guide expansion of applied/practicing anthropology in our existing degree programs and in the initiation of an MA degree in applied/practicing anthropology.

  • Application: Applicants should send a letter of interest that indicates current and future research programs and teaching experience, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Riall Nolan, Applied Anthropology Search Committee Chair, c/o Brenda Gunion, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47906-2059; gunion@purdue.edu. For full consideration applications should be received by November 30, 2013; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, visit our webpage: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/anthropology.

Quest University Canada (BC, CAN) - Cultural Anthropology (Nov. 29)Edit

Quest University Canada seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, continuing faculty position broadly trained in cultural Anthropology, a related discipline or an interdisciplinary program where the focus is on Anthropology. The successful candidate will teach multidisciplinary concentration courses in areas related to her/his academic specialty, in addition to required social science courses in our Foundation Program. We encourage talented instructors with teaching specializations in the Middle East, Latin America, or South Asia to apply, though the search is not limited to these areas. Ethnographic experience and the demonstrated ability to teach qualitative field methods, broadly defined, are desired. All Quest faculty are expected to teach the Cornerstone and Question courses, and candidates who demonstrate the willingness and experience to teach Rhetoric will be given special consideration. In your letter of application please discuss your specific theoretical and methodological strengths, and which multidisciplinary courses you can create for our concentration program to expand our interdisciplinary offerings to Quest students interested in the social sciences. For more detail on these and other courses see Course Descriptions. Rank open. Please do not apply for this position if you are applying for any other position currently being offered at Quest. Hiring for this position is subject to budgetary approval.

All Quest classes are seminar-style and are limited to enrolments of fewer than 20 students. Further details about Quest and the application procedure can be found under Information for Faculty Applicants. Applications should be sent to ssfaculty@questu.ca; please put the words "Social Science Anthropology" in the subject heading.

  • A PhD (or equivalent) and demonstrated undergraduate-level teaching excellence is required. Although research, especially that involving undergraduates, is encouraged, those seeking a research-focused faculty position should not apply. Applications should be received by November 29, 2013; interviews for finalists will be scheduled in December and January. The start date for the position is August 1, 2014.
  • All applications must include (1) a cover letter of no more than two pages (a) demonstrating familiarity with the Quest academic program, (b) specifying how you are qualified to teach Foundation courses across our academic divisions, (c) discussing which interdisciplinary courses you can create for our concentration program and how it will expand our current offerings to Quest students, (d) explaining what you can contribute to our innovative curriculum, and (e) describe how your scholarship and teaching contribute to diverse communities; (2) a curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three references, and (3) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Applications should be sent to ssfaculty@questu.ca. Please do not apply for this position if you are applying for any other position currently offered at Quest.
  • Anyone heard anything (as of Dec 27)?
  • Request for phone interview next week (Jan. 16) x2
  • Campus visits scheduled (x2, are they complete now?)
  • Don't know, actually--they didn't share a timeframe.  Good luck!
  • Good luck to you, too.  If I hear anything, I'll certainly post it here.  I was told this decision was interconnected with other hiring decisions, and it would, in part, be based on what classes could be covered by other new faculty members.  The timeline given to me was that a decision would be made 2-3 weeks from last week.
  • Thanks for that update, and I'll also post here if have any word...  too bad they can't hire two anthropologists, eh?
  • Any update?
  • Not on my end.

Reed College (OR) - Native North America (Oct. 15)Edit

REED COLLEGE Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociocultural anthropology to commence August 2014. Rank is open, but a minimum of four semesters of probationary Reed teaching are required before review for tenure. The position is attached to an endowed chair, the Ruth C. Greenberg Chair of American Indian Studies, which will be awarded in the event of tenure. We seek a teacher-scholar with research and teaching specialization in Native North America. We welcome a colleague whose research combines situated ethnographic and historical investigation and control of relevant field language(s) with a macroscopic scale of inquiry. Theoretical expertise should include both contemporary approaches and broader historical contexts of the discipline and of Western social thought. Topical specialization open but we especially welcome applications from candidates whose research addresses some subset of the following: politics of indigeneity, settler colonialism, ontology and cosmology, kinship and relatedness, history and/of anthropology, material culture, museum anthropology, legal anthropology, environmental anthropology, or linguistic anthropology. Active engagement with contemporary Native American communities preferred. Ph.D or ABD required.

Reed is on the semester system with a teaching load of five courses per year. In addition faculty supervise year-long senior theses, required of all Reed graduates. Reed College is a community that believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed College's diversity statement (http://www.reed.edu/diversity/index.html).

  • Please submit a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests and experience, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Charlene Makley, Chair, Anthropology Search Committee, at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/22029 by October 15, 2013. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the November 2013 AAA convention in Chicago. For further information, please contact anthro.search@reed.edu. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.
  • Anyone heard anything?
  • Not a thing as of 11/7 [x3]
  • Just received an invite to interview at AAA (via email) 11/8 (x2)
  • I heard from a reliable source that they have scheduled campus visits

Rhode Island College (RI) - TT Assistant Professor (January 17)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Rhode Island College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Anthropology starting Fall 2014. The position is pending budgetary approval; final appointment is subject to available funding. The individual must be prepared to teach introductory and upper-level courses in anthropology and courses in the General Education Curriculum (such as, First Year Seminar and/or Connections) in the geographical and/or topical area(s) of the candidate’s specialty. Topical areas include environmental anthropology, globalization, human development, human ecology, migration, and/or sustainability. Geographic region is open.

Required qualifications include: Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related area; a demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and an established record in research. Preferred qualifications include: Willingness to direct student inquiry and research; experience with instructional technology.

  • Application deadline: January 17, 2014. IMPORTANT: For full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see our web site at https://employment.ric.edu/. Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.
  • Automated requests for references letters are sent out when you submit the application. Additionally, there are fields in the application where it looks like you are supposed to upload your reference letters yourself--obviously, most of us can't do this, and leaving the fields blank does not block your submission. (1/14)
  • Request for syllabi and teaching evaluations (2/7) (x4)
  • Any news on this since sending in additonal materials?
  • Campus visit in March

Rice University (TX) - Socio-cultural Anthropology - TT Asst. Prof. (Dec.15)Edit

Rice University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in sociocultural anthropology at the level of assistant professor with a specific focus on medical anthropology. We particularly welcome applicants whose research and expertise connects medicine and health with science and technology studies (STS). The geographical area of specialization is open. Applicants should have a strong command of theory, an excellent record of scholarly activities and publication (appropriate to career stage) and a demonstrated commitment to innovative field research. 

  • Has anyone heard any news on this one? Are they at campus interviews yet? (3/7)
  • Campus Interviews have started (3/10)
  • Heard than an offer was made, on good authority.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN) - Japanese Studies and Chinese Studies (2 positions, fields incl. Anthro.) - (Nov. 30)Edit

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology seeks two tenure-track assistant professors, one in China Studies and one in Japanese Studies, to start August 2014. Candidates must have an earned PhD or be near completion in anthropology, sociology, or a related discipline. A strong commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching is expected. Essential job functions include: classroom teaching, student advising, curriculum development and continuous improvement of curriculum, service, committee work, and professional development. For fifteen consecutive years U.S. News and World Report has ranked Rose-Hulman first among engineering colleges that do not offer a PhD.

  • To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, a sample of scholarly work, and contact information for three references online at: https://jobs.rose-hulman.edu, where interested candidates will find more details about each position. Application deadline is November 30, 2013.
  • Email request for a Skype interview (12/3)
  • any further updates on the search?  Probably the SC has already decided a shortlist--just guess.
  • Campus visit last week (1/12)
  • To the above post, was the campus visit on China or Japan?
  • Campus visit (Japan) last week (1/30)
  • Offer extended and accepted (China) (4/6)

Saint Louis University (mid-Dec.)Edit

Department of Sociology and Anthropology—Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking applicants for a tenure track appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology to begin fall 2014. We are looking to hire a sociocultural anthropologist and the subareas are open, but the Department has research interests in health/medicine, urban, immigration and environmental sustainability. The successful candidate will have expertise in theory and methodology, and a willingness to teach a graduate level theory and/or methodology course. Position responsibilities include conducting and publishing research, teaching undergraduate and graduate anthropology courses, and helping to build a dynamic anthropology program. A Ph.D. is required at the time of the appointment. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is interdisciplinary with 16 full-time faculty, including 4 anthropologists, 130 undergraduate majors, a MA program, and is a thriving part of an urban doctoral/research extensive university. In addition, Saint Louis University is ranked as one of the top 5 Catholic-Jesuit universities in the country.

  • All applications must be made online at https://jobs.slu.edu; applications must include curriculum vitae, a sample of written (published) work and a cover letter. Send three letters of recommendation by post to: Richard Colignon, Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Saint Louis University, 3750 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. Review of the applications will begin in mid-December and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.
  • Any news on this position? (1/12)
  • Request for remote interview (1/13). x5
  • Any news after the interview? (1/25)
  • Campus Interview scheduled (1/29)
  • Failed Search (3/11)
  • Really? Did they make an offer or was this before an offer was made?
  • No offers were made.
  • They seemed to have many skype interviews though...

Saint Louis University - Medical Anthropology/BioethicsEdit

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology and Health Care Ethics in the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics (CHCE) http://www.slu.edu/bioethics with a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology http://www.slu.edu/x15854.xml.

Job Announcement: The Albert Gnaegi Center and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology seek a qualified scholar in the field of Medical Anthropology and Health Care Ethics. Applicants should hold a terminal degree in Anthropology and areas of research should be on bioethical questions. All applicants with strong publication records or clear potential for publication will receive serious consideration. Applications must be made online at https://jobs.slu.edu. Please attach a cover letter, CV, reference list, and a writing sample. Inquires should be made to Jeffrey Bishop: jbisho12@slu.edu.

Responsibilities : The successful candidate will have a 2 course teaching-load each semester. The candidate's teaching time will be split evenly, teaching one course in the CHCE and one in Anthropology each semester. The successful candidate will teach a graduate level course in interdisciplinary methods in health care ethics, as well as undergraduate courses on bioethics topics in the Center. The successful candidate will also teach one course each semester in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The candidate will be expected to supervise dissertations for the Center's PhD program in Health Care Ethics.

  • Nicely worded rejection letter (1/14) X2

Santa Clara University -- TT, Human Rights/Peace/ConflictEdit

Has anyone heard anything about this job? Applications were due 11/1.

  • I got a confirmation of materials received in late October but nothing since. 11/14
  • email saying they had begun review on 2 Nov and would request further materials as necessary, with a request to submit a Voluntarily Self-Identify Race or Ethnicity and Gender form 11/14 (x2)
  • Request for interview at AAA's (11/11)
  • rejection email 11/19 (x4)
  • it was, at least, a very polite, sincere rejection email
  • Rejected from this job with 90 applicants, but have interviews with places that got a few hundred applicants ... Unclear how to interpret that.
  • weird, i haven't heard anything one way or the other. maybe they have a 2nd string long list or something?
  • I'm rejection x4 above and wondering if rejections are based on geographical area?
  • My specialization is South Asia (x2).
  • Latin America (x1)
  • Middle East (x1)
  • Did anyone beside the person who posted on 11/11 interview for this position at the AAA? Yes. x1
  • I was interviewed by phone before AAAs.
  • Request for letters of rec (11/25)
  • Has anyone heard anything since a request for letters? I'm assuming campus interviews have been scheduled. (1/12)
  • Nothing yet at least on my end. I believe they said they would notify candidates mid to late January (1/12).
  • Haven't heard anything since letters were requested (1/15)
  • Campus interviews anyone? (2/6)
  • Nice, personalized rejection via email (3/7)

San José State University - Applied Anthro. (Oct. 15)Edit

Applied Anthropologist - Job Opening ID (JOID): 22641

Rank: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field (Ph.D. completed before position begins)
Applied/cultural anthropologist able to use anthropology to address "real-world" problems in and between organizations, communities, and networks, and to actively participate in interdisciplinary collaborations.
Ability to develop a variety of practice-oriented projects that involve students, and that can be located at local and global levels of organization.
Ability to function as a productive scholar and teacher in a graduate (M.A.) program in applied anthropology.
Geographic area(s) open. Preferred applications and topical interests include technology and material culture, ecosystems and environmental change, mobility and immigration, design processes and organization, and new media and communities.
Demonstrated appropriate technical competence in methods and approaches of applied anthropology, as well as ancillary skills that support linking organizational/community change with research.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date: August 19, 2014. Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

  • Application Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by October 15, 2013 to: Prof. Roberto González, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0113. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.
  • Has anyone heard from them yet?
  • Phone interview scheduled for mid-December. (x2; notified by email Nov. 22)
  • Rejection received by mail. Dated December 6th.
  • Campus visit invite (by phone, 01/15)

School of Oriental and African Studies, London (UK) - Lecturer in Anthropology (31 Dec. 2013)Edit

Vacancy No: 000592

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London invites applications for a permanent lectureship tenable from September 2014. Preference will be given to a candidate with expertise in the anthropology of the Near and Middle East/Southwest Asia and/or West Asia. The successful candidate would be expected to teach ethnography-based courses on cultures and societies of these regions and on Islam, to contribute to the development of postgraduate programmes in their area of expertise, to teach and develop other courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to assume normal administrative tasks including PhD supervision. The successful candidate will have an outstanding publication record.

You must have a PhD in Social or Cultural Anthropology. It is expected that you will have expertise relevant to the vision and strategy of the School.

  • Closing date: 31 December 2013. Interviews are provisionally scheduled for week commencing: 24 February 2014.
  • To apply for this vacancy or to download a job description/further information, please visit http://www.soas.ac.uk/jobs.
  • Rejection email received (01/13)

Skidmore College (NY) - South Asian Studies (Jan. 15)Edit

The Asian Studies Program at Skidmore College, an undergraduate institution, seeks candidates for a newly created tenure track position at the assistant professor level, to begin September 1, 2014. Candidates are sought from the field of South Asian Studies and should demonstrate familiarity with at least two distinct geographic areas in either South Asia or one in South Asia, the other in East Asia. We seek a broadly trained Asian specialist who, in addition to teaching a gateway course in Asian Studies, will also teach courses in his or her area of specialization. The successful candidate ought to demonstrate strong interdisciplinary training in areas such as, but not limited to, cultural anthropology, geography, socio-political systems, economics, and global connectivity among Asian nations.

The successful candidate will teach five undergraduate courses a year and actively promote the interests of the Asian Studies Program within a liberal arts setting. The candidate will develop a viable gateway course to Asian studies in consultation with other members of the Asian Studies faculty at Skidmore, teach special topics courses, and be willing to supervise the Asian Studies capstone seminar. The college is particularly receptive to candidates who pursue vital faculty-student collaborative projects. Teaching experience required.

We are particularly open to candidates from under represented groups and to those individuals who have experience with diverse populations and can contribute to the diversity and excellence of Skidmore's academic community. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how their qualifications and experiences will contribute to their teaching, research, and/or service to Skidmore's academic excellence. In addition to the cover letter, candidates must submit a current c.v. and contact information for three (3) references. Sample course syllabi are welcome. Women and candidates from under represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Any word on this? (Feb 1)
  • Invitation for phone interview (Mar 1st, email)
  • Invitation for campus visit (Mar. 11th, phone)
  • Offer made (April 3rd)

Southern Methodist University (TX) - Medical Anthropology (Nov. 1)Edit

The SMU Department of Anthropology invites nominations and applicants for an opportunity to be involved in a dynamic interdisciplinary program in Anthropology. Creative and innovative thinkers are encouraged to apply to fill a tenure-track appointment for a medical anthropologist at the rank of Assistant Professor to start August 2014. We seek a strong empiricist with training and ongoing research in medical anthropology, who will complement existing methodological and theoretical strengths in our department. Strong candidates will integrate diverse methodological approaches to address health issues, healing and/or health disparities in a global perspective. Of particular interest are those whose research and teaching lie at the intersections of science, technology, health and power, and/or which employ quantitative, bio-cultural, or biometric methodologies. SMU has strong graduate and undergraduate programs in medical anthropology with possibilities in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area for interdisciplinary linkages to other universities, medical and public health schools, a research hospital, and the larger metropolitan area. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Africa, Asia (including South Asia) or the Middle East. Candidates should demonstrate a history of external research funding, scholarly publications and high quality in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. While an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor tenure track is anticipated, extraordinary candidates at all levels will be considered.

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in anthropology at time of application, demonstrated expertise to teach undergraduate courses in medical anthropology and graduate courses in their specialty, and an established research trajectory.

  • Application: Please send a cover letter addressing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information to Dr. Carolyn Smith-Morris, SMU Dept. of Anthropology, P.O. Box 750336, Dallas, TX, 75275-0336, smithmor@smu.edu. Please cc all application materials to Pamela Hogan, phogan@smu.edu. We encourage digital applications with saved documents in pdf form. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by November 1, 2013 but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2013. We will conduct interviews at the 2013 AAA meetings in Chicago. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled.
  • 10/31--E-mail acknowledging receipt of materials. x3
  • Phone call requesting interview at AAAs x5
  • 11/26 Request for additional materials following-up on phone interview x3 (except number 2 was in person interview)
  • Rejection email 12/17 x3
  • Campus Visit Scheduled 1/9 (x2)
  • Job offered and accepted 3/5

Stanford University - Human Environment Interactions (Oct. 1)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Stanford University seeks an innovative scholar for a tenure track faculty appointment in the area of the anthropology of human environment interactions. We seek a motivated, broad thinking scholar whose research focuses on the human dimensions of environmental or resource systems. Research areas could include food, food systems, and food security, natural resource management (including questions surrounding conservation, water and water rights, forests, fisheries, energy, etc.), subsistence and livelihoods, and studies of urban environments, including studies deploying geographic information science. In addition to establishing a vigorous research program, the successful candidate is expected to be a strong participant in Stanford’s interdisciplinary institutes of environment and energy. The successful candidate is also expected to teach classes and mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

  • Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter describing research and teaching experience as well as future plans in these areas and curriculum vitae. Please submit the requested materials in a .pdf format via email to Ellen Christensen, luce@stanford.edu. Applicants should request 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.
  • Also posted at Geography 2013-2014
  • Equal opportunity form email received early October.
  • -- Any news on this position? Has anybody heard of AAA interviews for example? Thanks.
  • Any news at all?
  • Still no news? If the position is open until filled, will they tell those of us who have already applied that they're not interested?
  • They received over 170 applications, so that might explain the lengthy review.
  • Good to know, but that figure doesn't sound any higher than average
  • Heard from folks who know folks that campus invites may have been made (they emphasized the "may", so this is kind of hearsay) : anyone heard similar news?
  • Anything more than hearsay? (1/24)
  • Rejection Email (02/05) x3
  • Strange, I haven't gotten a rejection but als never hearod anything positive... I would guess that the job has been filled at this point? Does the rejection letter say so?
  • Rejection e-mail does not say that they have made a hire, just that "your file is not among those still under active consideration"
  • Strange, too. I've never heard a thing about my application either way.
  • Has anyone heard if this search has been completed? (3/19)
  • I emailed last week and got a timely, if brief, response: "The Interdisciplinary Committee has not yet made a decision." (3/25)

Was a hire ever made here?!! Just curious (1/22/15)

SUNY Geneseo - Latin America (Nov. 1)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in cultural anthropology with a focus on applied anthropology and/or medical/development fields and geographical interest in Latin America and the Caribbean. The ideal candidate must be able to teach introductory courses in cultural anthropology as well as advanced courses in their area of specialization.

The candidate will be part of a Latin America cluster. Geneseo is advertising Latin America-related tenure track positions this year in Anthropology, Foreign Language, History, and Political Science. Although the individuals hired in these positions will have primary responsibility to their individual departments, it is expected that the possibilities for interdisciplinary work and the chance to develop a critical mass of students and faculty interested in Latin America will lead to productive research and teaching collaborations.

In this search the departments and the college wish to recognize the value of a diverse learning environment in preparing students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural society and interdisciplinary working environment.

Required: PhD in Anthropology by August, 2014; evidence of experience and teaching effectiveness, and the ability to involve undergraduates in research. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Geneseo's core mission of excellent undergraduate teaching while also sustaining an active research and publication agenda and service to college and community.

  • To apply, submit an online faculty application at https://jobs.geneseo.edu. To ensure full consideration, application should be complete by November 1, 2013. Please submit a current vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of written work, and a cover letter that addresses your educational philosophy, your research agenda, and how you might involve Geneseo undergraduates in research. Three recent letters of recommendation are also required and should be sent to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, New York, 14454.
  • 11/13 Contacted for a skype interview (x3)
  • 12/5 Has anyone heard anything post skype interview?
  • I haven't heard anything since skype interview the weekend of the AAA meetings (12/6).
  • Okay, today I received a polite email that my candidacy wasn't advanced. Best of luck to those of you who receive good news. It looks like an awesome job 12/10 (x2)
  • Heard this job was formally accepted awhile ago

SUNY Purchase (Nov. 1)Edit

The Anthropology program at Purchase College, SUNY seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with research and teaching expertise in the areas of ritual, religion, and performance, and whose approach to these topics engages themes of media, technology, transnationalism and globalization. Geographical focus should complement the expertise of existing faculty.

The successful candidate will contribute to general education as well as to allied programs in Media, Society & the Arts, Theater & Performance, Environmental Studies, or New Media. A senior research project is a college-wide requirement and signature feature of the Purchase curriculum. Therefore, potential for publishing high quality scholarly work and a passion for working closely with students on anthropological research are essential. A Ph.D. in Anthropology by August 2014 is required.

  • Candidates are requried to complete an online application via the college's job vacancy website (https://jobs.purchase.edu) and attach a cover letter, CV, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (attach as one document), and representative publications. In addition, applicants are required to identify three (3) references who can be contacted by email for a recommendation. Salary: $53,000
  • The application deadline is November 1, 2013.
  • Anyone heard anything?
  • Job talks held in the past two weeks (12/18)
  • Offer made

Texas State University - Applied Cultural Anthropology-Open Rank (Dec. 1)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for an appointment in Cultural Anthropology, rank open, to begin August of 2014. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter highlighting research interests, publications, and external funding; 2) a detailed curriculum vita; and 3) the names and contact information of three references. 

  • anyone  heard anything about this one? (2/17)
  • heard they were still reviewing apps. But otherwise still nothing. Anybody have news? (2/20)
  • still nothing. Not even a rejection. Has anyone heard anything? 2/28
  • Campus interviews in progress (3/3).
  • ok. Thanks for the update. I still haven't heard anything but I guess I'm out...
  • anyone heard anymore news on this?
  • Rejection email (ha!); job as been awarded and accepted 5/5

Union College (NY) - Socio-cultural Anthro. (Nov. 4)Edit

Union College (Schenectady, New York) seeks applicants for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level. We seek socio-cultural candidates who can offer courses in at least one of the following geographic areas: Africa, East or Southeast Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, or the Middle East. Topically, we seek scholars who are interested in economic anthropology, medical/science/technology, food, gender, ecology/ environmentalism, and/or tourism. However, we will also consider candidates with other teaching and research interests that add to those of our current faculty. In addition, we welcome applications from candidates who are committed to leading, at some point during their career at Union, an ethnographic field school for undergraduates on the model of the department's current term-long field schools in Fiji, Tasmania, and Tanzania. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand and teaching experience are preferred, but not required. The Department prides itself on strong teaching and relationships with students, especially in the field. Union also values, and offers substantial support for, scholarship.

  • Further information about Union College and the Anthropology Department may be found at http://www.union.edu. Applicants should send a digital dossier (in PDF format), including cover letter, writing sample, one or two sample syllabi, C.V., and the names and addresses of three referees to anthro@union.edu by November 4, 2013. Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.
  • Application acknowledged (11/5) x10
  • request for diversity statement with acknowledgement
  • There are 2 VAPs in the Union anthro department who is a very good fit for the position. It didn't stop me from applying, but .... anyone know any more?
  • Seriously, no interviews yet? How many on the wiki applied for this one? (x13)
  • I bet they received a *lot* of applications from many people who are very differently qualified. It's going to take them a while to wade through and decide what they actually want. They specified a bunch of different topical areas and several geographic regions...makes the job harder for the search committee
  • Sure... but they have 9 slots on the AAA cattle pen calendar for less than a week away ....
  • 11/16: i wonder how you calculate 9 slots - from the schedule it looks like Union is down for 3 x 3 hr slots, shouldn't that allow for a larger number of interviews?
  • You are correct. I did not realize they were 1 hour slots. Probably more like 18 slots.
  • AAA interview scheduled (11/15) (x9)
  • Congratulations! but since my heart is literally breaking right now, is there any chance you just got them and you were one of the 10 earlier today that had not heard yet, leaving me the teensiest bit of hope that my email is soon to come? (x2!)
  • Sorry to be x8, stranger-friend. If it makes you feel better: eventually, they'll whittle the 9 down to 1! :(Virtual hug to you and best of luck!
  • I am the sad person above - haven't heard anything. Thanks for being so forthcoming and nice, y'all! (11/16)
  • 11/16: as one of the folks selected for an aaa interview, i just did some more research on the department, and it's quite interesting that there are 2 married couples there, and quite senior, in what is a quite small department already. anyone knows sth about dept dynamics, politics etc?
  • 11/25: Didn't interview at AAA but might by phone. What kind of questions did they stress: research or teaching or both?
  • 11/26: I find such public fishing for inside information unfair to those who already interviewed, and, thus, borderline-unethical (disclosure: I interviewed at the AAA's).
  • 11/26: Seriously! And also, I am not applying for this job but why on earth would anyone who did interview offer information that would give an edge to random anonymous competition?
  • 11/26: It's not unethical. First, it lets people know whether the position is more focused on research, teaching, or both. In that sense, it's consistent with everything this board is about: sharing information about the job positions. Second, it's only "unethical" if you offer an answer that gives a competitive advantage. Any candidate expects to talk about their research/teaching (duh!). The question is about what the "questions stressed." The person wasn't asking what the questions were or how anyone responded. Calm down people!
  • 11/30: I questioned the ethical status of this post (on 11/26). After several years of following this board, I've never seen inquiries about the content of interviews. I thought that was a line that shouldn't be crossed. If the original commenter wasn't fishing for answers that would give her/him a competitive advantage, what was the point of the question? So, personally, I find the comment below ("the interview focused on teaching, mainly...") unethical. That's my position. But I acknowledge that there are no accepted, normative standards in this exercise of "cut-throat altruism."
  • Worth repeating: "...it's only "unethical" if you offer an answer that gives a competitive advantage. Any candidate expects to talk about their research/teaching (duh!). The question is about what the "questions stressed." The person wasn't asking what the questions were or how anyone responded."
  • the interview focused on teaching, mainly. they're trying to find a good fit, get a sense of what you want to teach/work on. they're a small department and clearly want everyone to be happy. laid-back folks - or just exhausted from marathon interviewing in a windowless downstairs room for hours and hours. 11/28
  • Honestly, be happy and nice to each other, people! This was my dream job and I didn't get a phone or AAA interview even though I believe that I have a lot to offer to the department as my expertise covers almost everything they wanted in the ad and have significant SLAC teaching experience. (11/28)
  • 12/13: over 200 applicants for position. committee will be meeting over winter break and deciding on campus interviews by mid-January.
  • Campus visits anyone? (1/17)
  • Request for more materials (dissertation and letters), campus visit invites to go out in early Feb (1/17) (x 2)
  • Any updates yet? (2/13)
  • Invite for campus visit (dates are still being worked out) (2/13)

University of Alaska Anchorage (review begins Dec. 2)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in cultural anthropology with demonstrated expertise in indigenous northern North American societies and research interests in environment, economy and contemporary cultural processes of adjustment to changing conditions. The effective hiring date for the position is August 2014. This is a tenure-track position requiring strong teaching, research, and service. The successful candidate should have a PhD in hand by June 15, 2014.

Candidates should demonstrate knowledge, scholarly and research interests, and the ability to stimulate and encourage student interest. While the applicant's specific geographic area of research and topics of interest are open, the successful candidate is expected to develop an Alaska-based and applied/engaged cultural anthropological research program.

The successful candidate should be able to work collaboratively with multiple organizations and individuals who are conducting research in Alaska in an interdisciplinary context. The successful candidate should be a talented and devoted teacher with a record of or demonstrated potential in scholarship and research in environmental/economic anthropology. Candidates will be evaluated on their ability and potential to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, some of which combine graduate students with advanced undergraduates. The candidate should expect to teach general courses in cultural anthropology in addition to offerings in environmental/economic anthropology and other specialty areas as needed. This appointment will contribute to the University of Alaska tripartite mission of performing teaching, research, and public service.

Anchorage is the major urban center in Alaska with over 95 language/ethnic groups, including Alaska Natives. The University of Alaska Anchorage is the designated health campus of the University of Alaska system for education and research. The Department seeks a candidate dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities.

  • For full position description and to apply online, please go to http://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=82638 - Position number 0067669 / PCN 301101. Application review will be ongoing, beginning 12/2/2013. The University of Alaska Anchorage is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.
  • Any news? (1/8)

University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan Campus  (review begins Oct. 9)Edit

The UAS Ketchikan Campus is seeking an anthropologist with a broad background to teach a wide range of lower and upper division anthropology classes. Applicants must be able to teach on-campus and eLearning courses including introductory courses in general anthropology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology. Applicants must be able to teach courses in Alaska Native cultures as well as upper division classes in specific topic areas of cultural anthropology. The successful applicant will have experience with online and classroom delivered instruction. Experience teaching students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles is preferred.

This is a 9-month tenure-track faculty appointment, covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Successful applicant must relocate/reside in Ketchikan, Alaska.

  • Initial review of applications begins on October 9th, 2013. Position is open until filled. No notice will be provided for the closing date.
  • Must apply online at http://www.uakjobs.com. For assistance with the application process or form information regarding this position call Gwenna Richardson, at 907-228-4509, or email at gwenna.richardson@uas.alaska.edu
  • Also posted at Physical Anthropology 2013-2014
  • Interview scheduled [10/22/13]

University of Amsterdam - Assistant/Associate Professor(s) in Social Anthropology and Anthropology/Sociology of Development - January 31Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has openings for Assistant/Associate Professors in Social Anthropology and Anthropology/Sociology of Development.  

... Requirements: Commitment to the research agenda of the AISSR Anthropology Programme Group "Moving Matters," specifically in the fields of Asia and the Global South, Mobility Studies, Economic and Historical/Comparative Anthropology/Sociology, and Visual Anthropology ...

University of Calgary (AB) - Feb. 1Edit

The Departments of Archaeology and Anthropology of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invite applications for a joint tenure–track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective 01 July, 2014. As a future joint department with strengths in critical analysis of resource exploitation, we are seeking candidates with a PhD in either Anthropology or Archaeology and with a scholarly record and ongoing research activities in Heritage Resource Management and Traditional Land Use. Geographical area is open; however, we are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching expertise in contemporary Canadian policy and practice in Heritage Resource Management and Traditional Land Use, preferably in the context of natural resource exploration and development. Topics may include but are not limited to: human impacts on ancient and modern environments, building community capacity through heritage preservation and aboriginal engagement, community self–reliance and well–being, and subsistence land use. The successful applicant will also contribute to the current and future teaching needs of the departments at all levels.
The two departments have established solid relationships with local, national and international Aboriginal and First Nations communities. We plan on strengthening these relationships by expanding our focus on traditional land use and heritage resource management. We are looking for a scholar who will be sharing broad research interests with existing faculty members.
The Departments of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Calgary are among the most dynamic research and teaching departments in Canada, with thriving graduate and undergraduate programs. The departments play leading roles in anthropological and archaeological studies throughout the Americas as well as in Africa, Asia, and Europe. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. For more information about the departments, see our home pages: http://www.arky.ucalgary.ca and http://www.anth.ucalgary.ca.

  • Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly work, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests. They should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference forwarded directly to:
Nicole Ethier, Department Manager
Re: HRM/TLU Position
Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Or by e–mail to: arky@ucalgary.ca
  • Deadline: 01 February, 2014 or when the position is filled. While we will acknowledge receipt of applications and we thank everyone for their applications, only those under consideration will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.
  • Full job ad here.

University of California Berkeley (1 October 2013, Anthropology of Race)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor focusing on the anthropology of race and racialization—the processes, practices, and power relations that produce “race” as a social fact and a lived reality. The approach and research specialization are open. Appointment will begin July 1, 2014, by which date the Ph.D. or equivalent is required.

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Questions may be addressed to the Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3710.

Review begins immediately. The deadline for application is October 1, 2013.

Applications must include a detailed letter, a Curriculum Vitae, all published and unpublished scholarly work ready for examination (such as the dissertation or dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and book chapters), and three letters of reference. All items should be submitted electronically.

  • Request for AAA interview 11/5 x2
  • Recieved notice that I was not selected for interview, but app will be kept in case they need to go to wider pool.  Should I take this as a rejection? did they send this to everyone who didnt get an interview? 11/7 X3
  • Well, sounds like an early and polite rejection while keeping their options open in case none of the shortlisted accept their offer.
  • Received email informing that I didn't make the short list last week.
  • Job talks scheduled for January-February 2014.

University of California, Davis - Law and/or Capitalism (Nov. 5)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2014.  We seek a sociocultural anthropologist whose work critically interrogates capitalism and/or law.  Geographical area is open.  Teaching is based on a standard faculty load of four one-quarter courses per year.  A PhD in anthropology or a related discipline is required prior to the beginning of the appointment service period start date. Candidates will aslo need to be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research.

The deadline for application is November 5.  

  • letters requested 11/15
  • Any more news on this position? (12/6)
  • letters requested 1/13
  • campus interview scheduled (1/19)

University of California, Merced (Nov. 15)Edit

The University of California, Merced invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is broadly defined to include exceptional scholars engaged in analytically rich and ethnographically-driven research on globalization. We are especially interested in candidates whose research agendas are compatible with those of the World Cultures Graduate Group and candidates who are interested in situating their research in the Central Valley of California.

  • Skype interviews with long-list candidates (12/4) (x2)
  • Post-Skype rejection letter recieved (12/16).
  • Campus Visit Invitation (12/14).

University of California, Santa Barbara, Ecological Anthropology (Nov. 15)Edit

The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Integrative Anthropological Sciences (IAS), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2014. We seek a social scientist specializing in any area of scientific ecological anthropology, such as human ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary ecology, anthropology of living foragers, farmers or pastoralists, cooperation and common pool resources, indigenous resource management, cultural transmission, ethnobiology, subsistence economics, reproductive ecology, evolutionary demography, nutritional ecology, life history theory, ecological genetics, and social epidemiology. Other topical approaches are open, but research program must be theoretically rigorous, empirical and scientific in orientation, and should complement and integrate effectively with existing faculty expertise and perspectives to help bolster the mission of the IAS Unit (see Department website: http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/graduate/specializations/ias). Integration with Broom Center for Demography is also preferable. Strong fieldwork and/or lab component is preferable. Geographical area of specialization is open, but interests in Oceania, Asia, Africa or Latin America are preferable, as is a comparative orientation.

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach lower-division introductory courses in ecological and/or biocultural anthropology and upper-division courses related to the anthropologist’s areas of specialization. Capacity to teach courses in quantitative methods is valued. The ability to direct graduate students and to advance a departmental focus on ecological research are critical requirements. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

  • Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Please apply and submit via UCSB’s Recruit website at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00234 (1) a cover letter, (2) a statement detailing research experience and a five-year research plan, (3) a statement on teaching experience, (4) a curriculum vitae, and (5) names and contact information for three references. Please direct any questions to Professor Michael Gurven, Chair, IAS Search Committee, at searchsci-eco@anth.ucsb.edu. Preference will be given to applications submitted on or before November 15, 2013. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
  • Also posted at Physical Anthropology 2013-2014
  • According to Physical Anthropology wiki job list, emails requesting additional materials have already been sent out by the department (6/12)

University of Chicago - Sociocultural, TT Asst. Prof. (Oct. 15)Edit

The University of Chicago Department of Anthropology intends to add a faculty member in sociocultural anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track). The appointment will begin in the fall term of 2014. We seek a scholar with an active, ongoing program of field research that complements our current departmental strengths. Ph.D. must be in hand prior to appointment.

  • Applicants are required to apply online at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at http://tinyurl.com/mx7x3uz/. Applications are required to include: (1) a current curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of at least four referees; (2) a cover letter that describes your research and teaching profile, as well as your professional plans for the next 3-5 year period; and (3) a one-page précis of your dissertation or most recently published monograph, as well as one to two writing samples (such as dissertation chapters, journal articles or book chapters).
  • The application deadline is October 15, 2013. Early application is strongly encouraged. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • No news on this position?(11/5/2013)
  • Still no news? (12/6)
  • Campus interview scheduled for January (12/29/2013)
  • Snail mail rejection letter (02/03) x2

University of Chicago - Sociocultural, Assoc./Full Prof. (Oct. 15)Edit

The University of Chicago Department of Anthropology intends to add a faculty member in sociocultural anthropology at the rank of Associate Professor (tenured) or Full Professor. We seek a scholar with an active, ongoing program of field research. Applicants working on Africa or Latin America are especially encouraged to apply.

  • The University requires that applications be submitted online at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at http://tinyurl.com/l5fg3qq. Applications are required to include: (1) a current curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of at least four referees; (2) a cover letter that describes your research and teaching profile, as well as your professional plans for the next 3-5 year period; and (3) two writing samples (such as journal articles or book chapters).
  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled or the vacancy closes on October 15, 2015. Early application is strongly encouraged. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Chicago - Open Rank, Social Scientific Study of Religion (Sep. 15)Edit

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make an appointment in the Social Scientific Study of Religion. Rank and salary are open. The School seeks a scholar with superior research skills and a promising agenda for future work in anthropology or sociology of religion. Candidates must combine theoretical sophistication with deep knowledge of one or more religious communities or traditions. Regional focus is open; specialists in the religions of Latin America, Africa or China are especially encouraged to apply. Ability to contribute to the wider conversation that is the academic study of religion is essential. 

The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university. Faculty in the School teach Ph.D. students in 11 different areas of study, and masters level students in M.A. and M.Div. programs, offering courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Many faculty hold associate appointments in other departments and schools of the University; such associations are encouraged. A normal teaching load is 4 courses per year on a quarter system; in most cases that leaves one quarter open for research in residence (in addition to summers free for scholarship). 

  • Application must be made online at http://tinyurl.com/p2uy2d7. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applicants will commence on September 15, 2013. Contact: Dean Margaret M. Mitchell, The University of Chicago Divinity School, 1025 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 (mmm17@uchicago.edu). The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2013-2014
  • From Religious Studies page: "Request for additional writing samples and letters of recommendation (12/9)"

University of Colorado - Cultural/Medical Anthropology (November 1)Edit

MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY/GLOBAL HEALTH POSITION

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for an Assistant Professor level appointment in Cultural/Medical Anthropology to begin August of 2014. We are interested in scholars whose work engages with one or more of the following areas: global health; the cultural and historical conditions shaping medical practices and policies; medical practices in the context of modernity; colonial and post-colonial social formations; the political economy of health and health care provision; the experience of illness and the social relations of sickness; the anthropology of science; the social construction of knowledge, particularly medical knowledge and practices. Geographic area of specialization is open.

The candidate will join a three-field Anthropology Department and will contribute to our undergraduate and graduate (MA and Ph.D.) programs. The successful candidate will have a robust research agenda and excellent teaching credentials. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology (emphasis in Medical Anthropology) at time of appointment; theoretically motivated research; desire and ability to contribute to B.A., Masters, and Ph.D. programs; desire and ability to educate and mentor students. Preferred qualifications: excellence in teaching, potential to secure external funding, fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in cultural anthropology.

Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate anthropology, basic courses in cultural anthropology, elective undergraduate courses and core and specialized graduate courses in areas of specialization; ongoing research and service in a program that offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until finalists are identified. The Search Committee plans to interview a select pool of applicants at the American Anthropological Association Meetings in November. Please submit the following materials: 
1. Cover letter 
2. Curriculum vitae 
3. Course syllabi 
4. Teaching evaluations
5. Short statement (one page) of teaching philosophy 
6. At least one but no more than three samples of research writing and/or publications 
7. Names and addresses of three references.
  • Application materials are accepted electronically at http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/71567. Please also send a hard copy of all materials to: Donna Goldstein, Search Chair, c/o Lesa Morris, Department of Anthropology, Campus Box 233, Hale Building, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0233. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.
  • 11/14 - emailed about AAA interview (x4)
  • 11/15 - rejection e-mail (x1)
  • I haven't gotten an invite or a rejection -- anyone else? (11/16) x5 (but I";m wondering if the other rejections were really for this job, I got a rejection last night for the UC Denver position but not this one - x5 yep!
  • They're still interviewing candidates (1/15)
  • Request for letters of reference sent to referees (1/15)
  • Any further news? (1/24) -- nope (2/6).  Aren't they going slowly? -- yeah, I'd say so! Thanks for the update (2/9).
  • Invitation for campus visit received (2/12) (x2)
  • Congrats and best of luck! (2/13)

Any further news--was an offer made? 

  • I have it on good word that an offer has been made.
  • Rejection from HR (4/3)

University of Dallas - Medical Anthropology Edit

The University of Dallas’s Constantin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position for a beginning Assistant Professor in medical anthropology with start date 27 August 2014 (Ph.D. in hand by the start date). The successful candidate will be the first full-time faculty member in the newly established, undergraduate, interdisciplinary social sciences major, the Human Sciences in the Contemporary World (“HUSC”). The major is predicated on the common foundations of the contemporary social and behavioral sciences (especially sociology, anthropology, social psychology, and linguistics, without excluding more humanistic or scientific approaches to human being). See the web site for further information, URL http://www.udallas.edu/constantin/programs/humansciences/index.html

A willingness to work closely with undergraduates and encourage student research is essential. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach introduction to the social sciences, and either contemporary social theory or history of one of the human sciences.

The University of Dallas is a selective, independent Roman Catholic liberal arts university. The curriculum of the undergraduate Constantin College is based on a rigorous, wide-ranging program of core courses (60 hours, plus a language). The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area is a major center of medical research with a strong community of medical anthropologists.

  • Letters of application plus dossiers (including letters of recommendation), teaching portfolio or statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample should be sent to search chair Dr. Dennis Sepper, Director of Human Sciences in the Contemporary World, at email address sepper@udallas.edu, or by land mail at Philosophy Department, University of Dallas, 1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving, TX 75062-4736. Review of applications will be continuous, with phone/Skype interviews in mid-January and on-campus visits beginning early February. EOE.
  • Phone interview scheduled x1

University of Houston-Clear Lake (Open Until Filled, posted 9/18/13)Edit

University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) seeks applicants for tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology position beginning August 2014 to teach undergraduate Anthropology and MA Cross-Cultural Studies courses with a focus on engaged or applied anthropology, broadly defined.

Programs have an established focus in human rights, social justice, religion, conflict resolution, public culture, race, ethnicity, and gender, and we seek applicants with related research, especially in the areas of health, diasporas, borderlands, food studies, or law.

Minimum Requirements: A PhD in Anthropology or a closely related field is required. Seeking applicants with an active ethnographic research project, preferably outside the United States in Africa, African Diaspora, or East Asia. Demonstrated teaching experience is required as well as the ability to work with a diverse, non-traditional student body. Proof of eligibility to work in US must be provided.

Preferred Requirements: Interest in teaching several on-line classes is an asset.

  • Applications accepted only online. To apply, please complete the online faculty application and attach a letter of interest, vita, and a list of three references. Review of completed applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.
  • Link to Apply: https://jobs.uhcl.edu
  • Any news on this position? (x2)
  • What about now? Anything? (12/2)
  • heard they did skype interviews before AAA
  • FWIW: it's BS that it has become 'standard practice' to NOT provide any response, acknowledgment of your application submission or rejection notification... this system is skewed. (x2!)
  • Pre-AAA telephone interview, but have had no interchange/communication since then (1/11/14)
  • Email rejection, search is complete (3/31) (x2)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -  Anthropology and East Asian Languages and Cultures  (November 18)Edit

The Departments of Anthropology and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seek to hire a full-time scholar of contemporary China at the tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor level whose work will contribute to the research and teaching missions of both departments. The ideal candidate will also be engaged in research and teaching that address scholarship across the social sciences and humanities.

A PhD is required at the time of the appointment. A successful candidate at the associate professor level will present an established record of scholarly publications, grants and awards, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and student mentoring. Evidence of an active research agenda and a strong commitment to innovative teaching is expected at the assistant professor level.

Application materials must be submitted online at: http://jobs.illinois.edu . Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois job board will be considered. Applicants must submit a letter of interest outlining current and future research as well as teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references.

To ensure full consideration, all required materials must be submitted by November 18, 2013. The target starting date of appointment is August 16, 2014. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact SLCL-HR@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.(http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

  • References requested from letter writers 11/25 (x6)
  • References requested from letter writers 12/4 (x1)
  • Writing sample and course syllabus requested 12/5 (x1)
  • Anyone else had writing samples or syllabi requested? I was really hoping to be considered for this job, but have had no such request since the letters. Boo-hoo.
  • Nope, me neither. But I think there may still be hope...it looks like reference requests were not all sent at the same time. So perhaps requests for more documents will also be spaced out a bit.
  • any further news? 1/24 (x3)
  • contacted for campus visit 1/25 (1x)
  • Congrats and good luck! (x2)
  • any further news on offer made yet? (x1)

University of Manchester - Lecturer in Social Anthropology (2 Positions - Feb 5)Edit

(2 posts) Salary: £33,562 to £46,400 per annum Permanent Full-time Reference: HUM-03903 Applications are invited for the two available posts of Lecturer in Social Anthropology, available from 1 September 2014. You must have a completed PhD in Social or Cultural Anthropology and have a proven experience of (or clear evidence of potential to deliver) effective research-led and research informed teaching in a higher education institution.

The Anthropology Discipline Area has an international reputation for high quality research and teaching across a range of thematic areas, including Visual Anthropology. As part of our strategy to raise the research profile of Manchester Anthropology and to enhance our reputation as a world leading department, we are seeking to appoint two outstanding individuals who will both enrich our exciting programme of research and contribute to the delivery of our teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

You will be a dynamic researcher who will significantly enhance the capacity of the Anthropology Discipline Area to produce world-leading research. You must also be able to deliver research-led and research-informed teaching across a range of courses, including contributing to core teaching in the fields of Political and Economic Anthropology (which could include Anthropology of Enterprise/Business Anthropology and/or Anthropology of Globalization/Development), Anthropology of Materiality and/or Anthropology of Religion.

Informal enquiries can be made to Maia Green Email: maia.green@manchester.ac.uk

For further information and to apply for this vacancy please visit our website http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs

  • Closing date: 5 February 2014.
  • request for two recent articles (02/11)
  • Rejection (2/11x5)
  • Not included on the shortlist (02/25)
  • shortlisted (2/25)

University of Maryland - Open Rank, Migration Studies and Health (Oct. 18) Edit

Candidates will be considered at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor beginning level.

Candidates are encouraged to apply whose research focuses on migration studies with an emphasis in health. Area of interest includes the study of human mobility, migration, diaspora and transnationalism. Candidate must demonstrate an ability to work in interdisciplinary research teams and should include familiarity with the application of anthropology to topics such as health disparities and social justice issues in local or global contexts. Preference will be given to migration scholars who focus on health defined broadly as it intersects with social, economic and environmental factors. Candidates should demonstrate ability to use mixed methods in research designs including quantitative and qualitative methods. They must show a strong theoretical and methodological focus that complements existing faculty research. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in the candidate’s areas of interest, and established courses ranging from lower- to upper-division and graduate levels.

Preferences: Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in migration studies with a focus on health.

  • Candidates should send a letter of application that details their experiences and interests, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submission only to: https://ejobs.umd.edu Click on Faculty, and then look for BSOS-Anthropology. Questions may be answered by the search coordinator, Archilline Tablada at 301-405-4737 or at atablada@umd.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Priority will be given to applications received by October 18, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Direct link to apply: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/19228
  • Invited for campus visit (10/23)
  • Rejection Email (10/31) x 5
  • Rejection Letter stating I was in the top 16 but not the top 4 who had already been invited to campus (11/14) x2
  • Rejection letter stating that the position had been offered and accepted by another candidate (11/13)

University of Maryland - Sustainable Heritage (Nov. 1Edit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, anticipates hiring a tenure track assistant professor for August 2014.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in sustainable heritage. Candidates must show an active research agenda with refereed publications, federal, local, or foundation funding, and teaching excellence.

Candidates whose research focus is on issues of heritage and/or ecological tourism and sustainability and considers aspects of the natural, social and built environments are encouraged to apply. Research topics that will be considered may include, but are not limited to, how a focus on sustainability benefits the economic development and political empowerment of localities, fosters respect for different cultures and for human rights, and helps encourage human and environmental resilience. Individuals with particular experience with heritage locales in the US or international settings (such as parks and reserves, cultural and natural landscapes, museums, and heritage areas or routes) are encouraged to apply. Ethnographic and ethnohistorical research experiences are essential. Formal approaches such as agent based modeling, social network analysis, landscape modeling, cultural modeling, decision making, and skills in GIS and other relevant mapping and visual representation are welcome. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in the candidate’s areas of interest, and established courses ranging from lower- to upper-division and graduate levels.

  • Candidates should send a letter of application that details their experiences and interests, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submission only to: https://ejobs.umd.edu Click on , and then look for . Questions may be answered by the search coordinator, Archilline Tablada at 301-405-4737 or at atablada@umd.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Letters of reference and two publications requested, due by November 14 (11/5) x1
  • Kind letter stating that I made an initial cut but not selected as one of four candidates for campus visits (1/2) x1
  • Campus Visits Scheduled

University of Michigan -  Global Health and/or Global Environment (Aug. 19)Edit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, invites applications for an assistant professor level appointment in global health and/or global environment to begin September 1, 2014, pending administrative approval. We are interested in scholars whose research addresses global health and/or environment from a critical perspective. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, infectious disease, mental health, political economy of development. Geographic area of specialization is open but depth of ethnographic experience as well as the ability to speak to larger issues of theoretical, comparative and interdisciplinary significance will be crucial. The successful candidate will be a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology and participate in the University of Michigan International Studies program.

  • The deadline for application is August 19, 2013. Please send 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of current and future research plans; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; 5) two samples of scholarly writing; 6) evidence of teaching excellence; 7) and the names and addresses of three references to pjl@umich.edu with “Anthro/IS Global Health & Environment Search 2013-2014” in the subject line. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer.
  • Received link to LSA Race/Ethnicity/Gender Survey, 8/26 x2
  • Selection committee requested letters of recommendation to be submitted and additional application materials 9/13 x2
  • Contacted for campus visit 10/25 x 3

University of Michigan -  Legal  or Economic Anthro. (Sept. 10)Edit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, invites applications for an assistant professor level appointment in legal or economic anthropology to begin in September 1, 2014, pending administrative approval. We are interested in scholars whose research addresses questions about law and/or political economy from an anthropological perspective. Geographic area of specialization is open but depth of ethnographic knowledge as well as the ability to speak to larger issues of theoretical and comparative significance will be crucial.

  • The deadline for application is September 10, 2013. Please send 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of current and future research plans; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; 5) a sample of scholarly writing; 6) evidence of teaching excellence; 7) and the names and addresses of three references to umich.anthro.chair@umich.edu with “Legal/Economic Search 2013-2014” in the subject line. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer.
  • friend received email rejection letter 09/26
  • Is there anybody who has heard about what is going on with the position? 10/8
  • Short list released 10/16
  • Was there an email sent out notifying candidates that they were on the short list? 10/16
  • Job interviews and campus visits are scheduled starting this week. 10/29
  • Finally got an official rejection, so someone must have accepted an offer. Congratulations to them 12/19
  • Same here. It was very polite, and personalized by name. Appreciated this, although one wonders whether they really can read all the applications with such "great interest." 

University of Mississippi - Foodways in the American South (open until filled)Edit

University of Nevada, Reno -  Linguistic Anthropology (Nov. 1)Edit

University of Northern Colorado - Anthro. / Gender Studies, Instructor (Asia specialization)  (Dec. 17)Edit

Fieldwork in Asia (regional specialization open) on gender-related issues required. Teaching load is 4-4. Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and upper division anthropology courses on geographical or topical specialty; Gender and Society (U.S. focused), and Gender in Global and Cross-Cultural Perspective. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate teaching excellence as well as some evidence of potential for research and publication. Undergraduate advising is also expected. A Ph.D. or ABD (finished by August 2014) in Anthropology is required. Fieldwork in Asia (regional specialization open) on gender-related issues required. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate potential for teaching excellence in traditional and online settings, scholarly activity, and an interest in serving the profession. Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and upper division Anthropology courses on geographical or topical specialty; Gender and Society (U.S. focused), and Gender in Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives. 

Masters or Graduate Certificate in Women's or Gender Studies is preferred but not required.

  • Screening of applications will begin on December 17, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu and select "View/Apply for Faculty Positions" then choose "Instructor of Anthropology and Women's Studies." To apply, complete the online application and attach a current CV, a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial graduate transcripts (finalists will be asked for official transcripts). Three letters of reference must be sent from each reference's email to brooks.pardew@unco.edu, or by mail to Anthropology/Women's Studies Search, Campus Box 90, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639. The University of Northern Colorado is an AAEO employer.
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2014
  • Will not accept reference letters sent from Interfolio.
  • NOTE: This is not a limited term position.  Although it is not tenure track, it is a permanent position.
  • NOTE: The goals of both departments are to turn the person in this position into a TT-line, a process UNC has a history of doing.  
  • NOTE:  As of December 18, 2013, UNC is still actively seeking applications for this position.
  • I debated applying for this position for quite a while, but ultimately did not (even though I match the qualifications exactly), because a 4-4 load for the salary advertsied ($43,000) is insane. EVEN if it could become TT, and even if cost of living is low in Greeley. 
  • As of January 15, UNC is still welcoming applications for this position.
  • 01/22. invitation, Skype interview in next week or so.

University of Notre Dame - TT Cultural Anthropologist, Latino Studies (Oct. 15)Edit

The Department of Anthropology and the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame seek to fill a tenure-track position in cultural anthropology with a central research interest in Latino populations residing in the United States. Cultural subfields and conceptual/theoretical approaches are open and may include but are not restricted to health, gender studies, immigration, expressive culture, religion and archaeological approaches. Although we anticipate hiring at the assistant professor level, applications from senior scholars will also be considered. We are especially interested in enthusiastic scholar-teacher-practitioners who complement existing faculty interests. Candidates who can involve undergraduates in research will be particularly appealing. Excellent teaching skills, an ongoing established ethnographic research program, and strong scholarly promise are required. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2014, but is strongly encouraged by time of application.

The Department of Anthropology is dedicated to undergraduate teaching, and encourages collaboration across the subfields. We are planning to admit our first graduate students into our medium-sized graduate program in integrative anthropology in Fall 2014. At the same time, we remain devoted to undergraduate teaching and take great pride in our students’ growth.

The University of Notre Dame is an affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students. Persons of color, women, members of under-represented groups, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity and a mission of social engagement are encouraged to apply. Information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement, is available at http://www.nd.edu.

  • Please send a full CV, a letter of application, and the names and contacts for three references to anthro@nd.edu, with “Cultural/Latino Anthropology Search” in the subject line. Though electronic submissions are strongly preferred, if this is impractical you may also mail your materials to Search Committee, 611 Flanner Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN 46556. Closing date is October 15, 2013.
  • 9/9/13: email confirmation of application receipt; request to fill out EEO
  • Email requesting phone interview and submission of additional materials (11/15) x2
  • Kind and thorough rejection email received (11/18 X3.
  • the nicest rejection I've ever received.
  • Offer made and accepted (3/20)

University of Ottawa - Sociocultural Anthro. TT (Oct 30)Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Ottawa is accepting applications for one (1) open-rank tenure-track position to start on July 1st, 2014. The department seeks applicants with a proven research and publication record on popular culture, or media, or visual anthropology. Culture area is open. An interest in teaching research methods grounded in fieldwork experience is expected.

The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution and all professors in the Faculty of Social Sciences must be actively bilingual to obtain tenure. The University of Ottawa offers second language training to staff members and their spouses.

  • Consideration of applications will begin on October 30th, 2013 and will continue until the position is successfully filled. Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae and a letter indicating their teaching and research experience and interests. They must also indicate their French and English language abilities and submit copies of their main publications. Applicants must also request that three referees send letters of recommendation under separate cover.All information and letters are to be sent directly to: Maurice Lévesque, Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, 120 University Street, Room 10005, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5. Email: socio@uOttawa.ca
  • 12/06 heard an offer was made
  • 12/23 offer accepted

University of Pittsburgh - Cultural Anthro. (Oct. 20)Edit

The University of Pittsburgh, Department of Anthropology, seeks to fill a tenure-stream Assistant Professor position in cultural anthropology, pending budgetary approval. We seek applicants who hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology and whose research engages with one of the following topic clusters: (1) language, media, and political economy or (2) migration, diaspora, and mobilities; and also complements existing strengths in the department and in international studies at the University. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, pursue an active program of field research, and contribute to existing programmatic strengths. The appointment will begin in September 2014.

Applications will be accepted only in electronic form (PDF), sent to anthsrch@pitt.edu (please, no attachments larger than 1 Mb). An application should consist only of: a letter of application, CV, and names/email addresses of three references. Recommendation letters are not required or desired in the initial application. Please direct any questions to search committee chair, Prof. Robert Hayden, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh.

  • For full consideration, applications must be received by October 20, 2013.
  • 10/25/13 - Email acknowledging receipt of materials x 11
  • I did not get it. The email was not for all applicants?
  • 10/25/13 -- It was a brief, personalized email. It might have been done by a mail merge program, but it looks like it was sent individually.
  • to person/s who did not receive the email acknowledgment: check the spam filter settings on your email, maybe you will find it in the spam folder.
  • 10/27/13 I have not received ackowledment of receipt of materials either (and it's not in spam) (x3)
  • (my email was in THEIR spam mail box)
  • 10/28/13 okay, today they sent confirmation (from administrator, in name of chair)
  • I haven't got an acknowledgement in my spam, did you write and figure out that it was in their spam?--> yes. emailed and asked them.
  • 10/29/2013 -- Email received requesting additional materials & letters. (x8)-> additional materials requested(11/05/2013)
  • 10/29 - email received requesting me to complete an EEO form; no requests for additional material, unfortunately. I guess I am out of the musical chairs game on this one. Good luck, remaining applicants! (x4)
  • 10/30--is there any point in filling out the EEO form and submitting it?
  • In answer to the above question, it depends on your perspective, but I think it is worth it as it allows employers to gage the applicant pool and ensure that there is adequate diversity as they move to the next stages of selecting semi-finalists and finalists.  
  • Regarding the EEO form: other universities send forms like this as part of the confirmation of receipt of the application -- not just to those who are no longer in the running. Is there reason to think the situation is different at Pittsburgh?
  • For those requesting additional materials, are you a linguistic anthro person? (No, Cultural Anthro, Border, Diaspora, Mobilities x2) (Yes, Language, Media, Political Economy x2)
  • 11/13 - email received requesting conference interview. x3
  • 11/18 - Rejection email (stating that there were over 300 applicants!) x8
  • 11/18 - I didn't receive an interview or a rejection after a request for additional materials. Anyone else in the same position? (x2, we might be the reserve pool) -- ok never mind, rejection received 11/19.
  • 11/25 Hey did anyone who interviewed with them at the AAAs have the presence of mind to ask about their timeline? I forgot to ... x2
  • 12/19 Any news on the position? Haven't heard anything since aaa interview.
  • contacted in late-dec. for campus interview.
  • 01/16 Campus visits this past week.
  • position filled.

University of Rochester TT Cultural Anthro (Oct 1)Edit

The University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track position in anthropology at the assistant professor level. All geographic and topical specializations will be considered. Candidates with research and teaching interests in global health/medical anthropology; science and technology studies; and environmental anthropology are especially encouraged to apply. Ph.D., demonstrated excellence in research, and experience in teaching are mandatory. Successful candidates will be broadly trained in social and cultural anthropology and prepared to participate in interdisciplinary research centers and graduate programs. Candidates must be able to teach introductory courses, undergraduate core courses in research methods and social theory, and courses on their own areas of specialization.

  • The deadline for application is October 1, 2013. Applicants are required to apply online at: http://www.rochester.edu/fort/ant/. In their cover letter, applicants should describe their current research, plans for future research, and their approach to teaching. Please submit the cover letter along with a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (such as a dissertation chapter, journal article or book chapter) and the names and addresses of three referees. The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.
  • Letters of recommendiation were requested (10/10)  x15
  • additional materials requested: dissertation, syllabi, teaching evals (11/1) x4 (11/26)
  • AAA interview scheduled (11/15) x2
  • Received pleasant e-mail rejection. Said they had 200+ applications. (12/11) x5 -- and to add, I  already knew I wasn't accepted because a friend got a AAA interview, but receiving such a polite and timely email was appreciated and it reflects really well on the department. I agree, it was nice to receive a personalized rejection too. (12/12) Never heard anything, assume I was rejected, but is anyone else in this position? -- I got a request for letters of rec, but then never heard back.  I'm assuming my polite rejection is soon coming. (12/12) (x1)
  • List of four finalists was finalized today for job visits in January. (12/16)
  • Invitation for campus visit received (12/18). (And for what it's worth, I hadn't been invited for an AAA interview. Goes to show that one never knows...)
  • Oh wow! Congrats! But were you asked for additional materials (dissertation, etc)?
  • Yes, I was asked for additional materials (diss, syllabi, teaching evals, teaching statement).
  • Rejection letter emailed (03/04)

University of South Florida - Instructor (Feb. 21)Edit

Position Summary:  The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida (USF) invites applications for a full-time, continuing, nine-month Instructor position, to begin August 7, 2014. 

Duties/Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of 4 classes per semester, which will include core undergraduate courses, especially a four-field Introduction to Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and introductory Linguistics, as well as advanced undergraduate courses in her/his specialization, which may include all fields with the exception of archaeology, biological anthropology, and medical anthropology, and should complement (not duplicate) existing faculty strengths. Training and interest in developing online classes, especially Introduction to Anthropology, is essential. Experience supervising teams of teaching assistants is highly desirable.

Minimum Qualifications:   Master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization, or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience, and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties.  Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Instructor.

Preferred Qualifications:  Applicants must have the Ph.D. in Anthropology in hand at time of application, and should provide evidence of a sustained record of teaching excellence 

Information for Applicants: This position is subject to a criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 3541

Posting Date:  01/31/2014

Posting End Date: 02/22/2014 

  • How To Apply: Click on the Apply Now button.  When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume.  Via up-loading on the website, applicants should submit: (1) a letter detailing experience and interest in position, including details of courses taught; (2) a CV; (3) evidence of teaching excellence; (4) names and contact information for two references, who should be able to address teaching ability. Applications must be received by Feb. 21, 2014.  Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Click here for additional tutorial information.

University of Texas at Austin - Anthropology of Latin America and/or the Caribbean (Nov. 30)Edit

The Anthropology Department at the University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), seeks applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor starting in Fall 2014. The successful applicant will have strong research experience and evidence of scholarly excellence in the anthropology of Latin America and/or the Caribbean, with substantive expertise in analysis of gender, gender relations and sexuality as they pertain to the region. We seek a candidate with a range of possible theoretical specializations in conjunction with this broad area of regional expertise. The position will be housed in the Anthropology Department. Duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, active publication and service to the Department, the Institute, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University. Teaching and service commitments will be divided between the Anthropology Department and LLILAS. Applicants should at a minimum have a PhD in hand or expected by August 2014, documented evidence of teaching experience, and a clearly defined research agenda. Security sensitive position; background check conducted on applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • To apply, please send electronic (PDF) copies of the following: Letter of interest, CV, list of references, with names, affiliations and addresses, and a selection of 3-4 publications by November 30, 2013.
  • Request for letters of recommendation, 12/15 (x3)
  • Campus interviews scheduled (1/22)
  • any job offers yet?(2/17)
  • Campus visits still underway (2/24)
  • Any developments? (3/13)
  • no job offer here. any one else hear of an offer yet? (4/5)
  • Did anyone ever receive a rejection letter? Anything? (5/27)

University of Texas at San Antonio - Medical Anthropology (Nov 1)Edit

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a medical anthropologist at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start August 2014. We are interested in a scholar whose research is at the intersections of environment and health. Such research should demonstrate commitment to ethnographic methodologies, theoretical innovation, and openness to interdisciplinary collaboration. Relevant specializations within medical anthropology could include environmental justice, the political ecology and political economy of health, and the anthropologies of energy, globalization, development, and sustainability. Expertise in a region in the Americas is preferred, however, other areal interests will be considered. The Department has recently inaugurated a Ph.D. program emphasizing anthropology’s broad engagement with environmental issues. We are looking for candidates who will enhance this focus, and who also will support the four-field emphases of our B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs.

  • Applicants must submit: a letter of application that includes discussion of research, teaching, and service goals; a CV; sample publications; teaching evaluations; and, the names, addresses, email, and phone numbers of three references. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire. Applications must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2013. Send all application materials to Dr. Jill Fleuriet, Search Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-0649.
  • Contacted for AAA interview (11/14) x4
  • Any updates or requests for campus interviews? (12/5)
  • Contacted about campus visit (12/16)
  • Received seemingly personal-ish email from search committee chair notifying me they had hired someone (2/27/14)

University of Utah - Cultural Anthro. (Nov. 1)Edit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, invites applications for an anthropologist for a tenure-track (9 month) position at the Assistant Professor level. The expanding and dynamic Department, with a strong evolutionary orientation, seeks faculty committed to research, teaching and service. The candidate should have an active research program, be Involved in field research, work within a scientific framework and focus on cultural subject matter such as (but not limited to) evolutionary medicine, health and society, religion, cognition, ecology, economics, cooperation and politics.

  • Submit applications on-line at http://www.employment.utah.edu/faculty/index.html
  • Please be sure to upload C.V., description of current and future research, four publications and names and email addresses of three referees. Applications should be received by November 1, 2013 for earliest consideration. The search committee may consider applications received after this date until the position is filled. The position is currently available with the starting date of July 1, 2014.
  • 11/20: Rejection email
  • 12/4: Campus visits scheduled
  • 1/23: Offer Made and Accepted

University of Virginia - Cultural Medical Anthropology (Oct. 22)Edit

University of Virginia Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor position in cultural medical anthropology, appointment beginning August 25, 2014. The successful candidate will have broad knowledge of anthropology, deep expertise in a particular region, and an ongoing program of research and publication in medical anthropology that situates medical issues within their broader cultural context and integrates intensive ethnographic study with the advancement of anthropological theory. Responsibilities of the position include teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses (with a 2/2 load), contributing to the department and university through service activities, and developing external funding to support an active research program. Ph.D must have been awarded at time of application. Preference will be given to candidates able to work productively with colleagues in other sub-fields of anthropology, in other disciplines in Arts and Sciences, and in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. We seek to hire a scholar with the vision and organizational and interpersonal skills to build an outstanding program in medical anthropology at UVa. Region of specialization is open.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu/) under posting number #0612782 and attach the following: cover letter describing qualifications and research trajectory, CV, contact information for three references, one article-length writing sample that demonstrates integration of ethnography and theory (attach to Writing Sample 1), and an electronic copy of the front matter and introduction to your dissertation or, if appropriate, book (attach to Writing Sample 2). Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to Millie Dean, mwd2f@eservices.virginia.edu or (434) 924-7033. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

  • Review of applications will begin on September 23 and priority will be given to candidates who apply by October 22; however, the position will remain open until filled. We plan to hold preliminary interviews at the AAA meetings in Chicago between November 20-24 or by Skype for short-listed candidates who cannot attend the meeting.
  • AAA interview scheduled (11/14) (x4)
  • Request for additional materials 11/26
  • request for additional materials 12/10 (x2)
  • Has anyone heard anything on this search? It seems very late for a campus visit to be scheduled to me but I have not hear anything... (x2)
  • heard that job talks have been scheduled (x2)
  • Kindly worded and personalized rejection email (02/16) (5/07)

University of Waterloo (ON)Anth of Religion - Islam (Nov. 30)Edit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the area of the Anthropology of Religion, with a research focus on Contemporary Islam in Asia, preferably outside the Middle East. Candidates must have a completed PhD and a proven record of excellence in research, teaching, and graduate supervision commensurate with stage of career. The Department of Anthropology has a flourishing undergraduate program and a Master's program in Public Issues Anthropology, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute substantially to both. The candidate will also teach at least one course on Islam for the Department of Religious Studies, and will be offered the opportunity to participate in the joint Laurier-Waterloo Ph.D in Religious Studies which focuses on Religious Diversity in North America. Additional information concerning the Department of Anthropology can be found at http://uwaterloo.ca/anthropology; additional information about the Department of Religious Studies can be found at http://religiousstudies.uwaterloo.ca. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2014. Applications must be submitted online at https://artsonline.uwaterloo.ca/OFAS/ANTH-RS/. Applications require a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three referees, a teaching statement, an outline of research plans, teaching evaluations if available, and three examples of scholarly work. Enquiries may be directed to Professor Maria Liston, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada (anth-recruiting@uwaterloo.ca). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.
  • campus visits scheduled (12/13)
  • 3 on-campus interviews were conducted.  The third interviewee was extended an offer and has accepted. (3/30)

Utah State University - Medical Anthro. (Nov. 15)Edit

The Anthropology Program in the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology at Utah State University invites applications for a 9 month, tenure-track position in Medical Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants with expertise in bio-cultural Medical Anthropology and Applied Community Health are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest should complement those of the current faculty and might include public and/or community health, global/international health, bio-cultural approaches to chronic and infectious disease, health disparities in minority populations, community development and health economics or environmental health. Geographic area is open. Candidates should be prepared to: teach undergraduate courses in cultural and medical anthropology, and develop courses within their specialization; develop opportunities for student engagement in applied health settings; develop and maintain an active research program with a medical anthropology focus; pursue external research grants and/or contracts with NIMH, NIH, USDA, NSF, and/or similar agencies; and provide service to the department and the profession.

  • The position start date is August 1, 2014, and salary will be based on education and experience. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Online App. Form: http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59405
  • Does anyone know whether letters of rec are expected for the first round? The job description only asks for names and emails, but then the online application says it will mail out a request email. I want to let my referees know.  YES, references will be asked for letters as soon as you submit your application.
  • Skype interview requested (11/23) x2
  • Does anyone know the status of the search? (12/17)
  • Three on campus interviews scheduled for mid to late January (1/11)
  • Job offered and accepted (2/9)

Wake Forest University -- Cultural Anthro (Nov. 6)Edit

Wake Forest University’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2014.

We are interested in teacher-scholars who complement the geographic areas and topical expertise of our current faculty, have an ongoing program of research that is theoretically engaged and ethnographically grounded, and are prepared to teach introductory courses in cultural anthropology, anthropological theory, and upper-level courses based on the candidate's academic strengths. Specializations of particular interest include but are not limited to one or more of the following: environment, economy, gender, borders/transnationalism. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by July 1, 2014 and demonstrated teaching experience. We are especially interested in candidates who can include undergraduate students in field programs and/or field-based research.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top twenty-five national universities, and 11th for undergraduate teaching among national universities. With 4,700 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – part of the beautiful Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the state’s “City of the Arts,” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals. The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

  • Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a letter of interest, a current vita, and a list of at least three references via on-line application at https://wakejobs.silkroad.com. Cover letters may be addressed to Paul Thacker, Chair of Anthropology. Deadline for receipt of online applications is 5 pm, November 6, 2013.
  • Application acknowledged (10/24)
  • Any AAA requests yet? I heard they were behind schedule, but plan to interview at AAAs.
  • Request for additional materials and AAA interview (11/18) (x2)
  • Post-AAA Skype interviews, 12/2 and 12/4
  • Any word on this search?
  • Campus invites have gone out.
  • Offer made and accepted.

Washington University in St. Louis - Socio-cultural (Oct. 15)Edit

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

We invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in socio-cultural anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in fall 2014. We seek an anthropologist with a research specialization in the field of science and technology studies. Emphasis is placed on strong fieldwork, knowledge of the relevant scientific fields, and demonstrated teaching strengths. The successful candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Duties include teaching courses, advising students, conducting sponsored research and writing for publication, and university service.

Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing current research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for three referees. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment. All materials should be sent as MSWord files or PDFs via e-mail with “Socio-cultural Anthropology Search” in the subject line to: Melanie McDowell (melanie@artsci.wustl.edu).

  • Priority will be given to applications received on or before October 15, 2013, but the search will continue until the position is filled.
  • AAA interview and letters requested (10/21) x2
  • Campus invite (11/27)

Western Carolina University (Open Until Filled)Edit

Western Carolina University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology, beginning August, 2014.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Anthropology in-hand by time of appointment.

The successful candidate will be a four-field anthropologist with active ethnographic experience who is qualified to teach upper-level courses in environmental and economic anthropology, as well as other courses focused on their regional or topical interests.

Many of these classes are also included in the growing International Studies program at WCU. All full-time faculty in our department also teach freshman/sophomore-level liberal studies courses, as well as upper-level undergraduate courses.

  • Has anyone received any notification or interveiw request (Jan 2014)?
  • The search committee has scheduled video conference interviews beginning this week.
  • Notified by email that position has been filled (4/4)

Western Kentucky University - Folk Studies (Oct. 23)Edit

The Folk Studies and Anthropology Department at Western Kentucky University is seeking applicants for an Associate or Assistant Professor in Folk Studies. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenured or tenure eligible position to begin August 15, 2014. Western Kentucky University offers an M.A. degree in Folk Studies, as well as an undergraduate folklore minor. Approximately 25-30 students are enrolled in the graduate program. The department is also now home to the Kentucky Folklife Program, which for over 20 years has been dedicated to the mission of identifying, documenting, and preserving the Commonwealth's diverse cultural traditions. Western Kentucky University is a dynamic comprehensive University committed to the promotion of stewardship and student engagement.

The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. in Folklore, with an area of specialty in some aspect of public/applied folklore or public policy as it relates to folklore. Areas of expertise might include: public folklore, cultural property policy, arts policy, folklore and education, folklore and medicine, folklore and social services, new media, cultural tourism, historic preservation or cultural/environmental sustainability. Demonstrable commitment to, and experience in, the applied dimension of the discipline of folklore required. The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research agenda focused on applied folklore and a willingness to teach a wide variety of courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. The new faculty member will play a key role in developing a proposed advanced practice doctorate in folklore. Rank and salary dependent on professional and teaching experience.

Applicants should provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, along with a curriculum vitae, copies of university transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Folk Studies Search, Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #61029, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information on our program, visit our web pages at: http://www.wku.edu/folkstudies/
  • 2/14 - Offer was made and accepted a while back.

Western Washington University - Native North American Ethnography/Applied Anthro. (Nov. 16)Edit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 2014. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., specializing in applied anthropology and Native North American ethnography. Demonstrated scholarship, including experience conducting community-based research in indigenous communities, strong written and interpersonal communication skills and an interest in helping students develop communication skills are necessary. Courses to be taught include introductory cultural anthropology, Native peoples of North America, qualitative methods, as well as more specialized courses in the major, interdisciplinary and graduate programs. High quality teaching is emphasized, but research and engagement in service are also expected. We hope to be able to appoint someone with broad scholarly acquaintance with Native North American ethnography, experience in applied anthropology, preferably in the area of applied health and/or education, with interdisciplinary teaching experience and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2013. Position is open until filled. View full position announcement and application instructions at http://www.wwu.edu/jobs. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Todd Koetje, at todd.koetje@wwu.edu.
  • Any news? (12/8)
  • Has there been any movement on this? (1/8) Curious to know how many have applied – (x1)
  • According to HR they are already in the interviewing phase. 2/3

Whittier College (CA)Environmental Anthropology (Nov. 1)Edit

The Departments of Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Whittier College invite applications for a jointly appointed, full-time, tenure-track position in Environmental Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Ph.D must be in hand by August of 2014. The successful candidate will have active ethnographic interest and experience investigating questions of environmental/climatic change, resource management, infrastructure studies, and/or the sociopolitics of environmental challenges affecting particular communities. This position will address departmental and college needs for an individual whose teaching and scholarship can effectively bridge the social sciences, environmental science, and environmental studies. Ethnographic field experience, and teaching/research expertise in the Americas, Asia, or Southeast Asia/Pacific Islands is strongly preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include 3 courses per semester in Sociocultural Anthropology, Environmental Studies, and the successful applicant’s area of expertise.

  • Review of materials will begin November 1, 2013 and preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Anthropological Association meetings in Chicago. Complete applications will consist of a curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing teaching and research experience and interests, and names and contact information for three referees. All materials should be consolidated into a single PDF file and sent to Ann M. Kakaliouras, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work Department at akakalio@whittier.edu (Electronic submissions only; use the subject line of ANTH/ENST Search).
  • Whittier College is a nationally recognized, selective, independent liberal arts college with a diverse student body of approximately 1600 undergraduates and is distinguished by its small size and innovative interdisciplinary programs. The campus is located on a 95-acre hillside18 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. We have a long history of commitment to equity, reflecting our Quaker origins, and our student body mirrors the diversity of the region. We are an official Hispanic-Serving Institution and have had two Title V grants. Our faculty, committed teacher-scholars, weave issues of diversity into their work with students. We seek to attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse faculty (AA/EO).
  • AAA interview scheduled (11/15) (x3)
  • Additional materials requested (12/9) (I did not have a AAA interview) (x3) - Do you think this might be because they were not totally sold on the candidates from the AAA interviews?
  • I had an AAA interview and was told they were giving equal consideration to candidates who did not attend or who they didn't get to see at the meetings
  • I had an AAA interview and was asked for additional materials (12/9). x4
  • I know for a fact that they didn't look at all the materials from those not explicitly attending the AAAs until after the AAAs were over and are planning to give those candidates full consideration. (12/9)
  • Rejection email.
  • Has anyone heard anything since the holidays? (1/15)
  • Nope, it's a nail-biter. Dang those holidays, slowing everything down. (1/21)
  • Phone call to request campus visit (1/21)
  • Offer made and accepted (3/6)
  • I got the nicest rejection email and follow-up correspondence for this job.  Kudos to the Chair and to the department for being so collegial! Makes the sting hurt much less.

York College of Pennsylvania - Human Services (April 15)Edit

Assistant/Associate Professor in Human Services.  The Department of Behavioral Sciences at York College of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Human Services to begin in August of 2014. Mission and Job Description: We seek a colleague who can contribute to our human services concentration and minor, participate in curriculum development, and teach in their area of specialization.  As a component of the Behavioral Science major, the human service concentration and minor prepares students to be generalists in human service professions. Other concentrations in the major include gerontology, applied behavioral sciences, and anthropology.  The successful candidate would likely teach some relevant combination of the following: human service techniques, theory and policy for the human service professional, applied youth development, grant writing and introductory sociology.  New courses may also be developed to support the concentration and minor.  Specializations of interest would include youth development, family diversity, multi-cultural social work, social action and community development, and behavior change.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes: A Ph.D. (or ABD status with evidence of degree completion by August, 2014) in Human Services, Applied Sociology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Development/Family Studies, or related area.  Preferred: two years experience in human service work. Those holding Master’s degrees in social work or some form of counseling, and a Ph.D. in any of the above listed areas are especially encouraged to apply.  Certifications in applied areas such as CFLE, CTRS, AAMFT, NBCC or other practice credentials are strongly encouraged.  The ideal candidate will be broadly trained and have experience in human service work.

Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

Barnard College - 3-year term position Edit

The Barnard College Department of Anthropology seeks a full-time assistant professor for a 3-year term position beginning July 1, 2014. Applicants must be prepared to teach introductory and upper level undergraduate courses in anthropological theory, history, and methods, as well as electives that complement the department's curriculum. Prior experience and strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is required. The department has a preference for a candidate specializing in one of the following areas: science studies; religion, medical anthropology; environment; media and cultural forms; human rights; urban studies. We especially encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Applicants should send a letter, the names of three references and their phone numbers, and a CV to the Chair, Department of Anthropology, Barnard College, Columbia University, 3009 Broadway, NY NY 10027. Hard copies of the application must be received, no electronic submissions will be considered. All applications must be received by May 6 to be considered.

  • - Anyone hear anything? (5/29)
  • - no news on my end. (4/3)
  • - rejection email stating that they've "gone with another candidate." (06/06)

Coastal Carolina University - Visiting Assistant Professor of AnthropologyEdit

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, with a specialization in Cultural Anthropology. The candidate must be able to teach a range of lower and upper-level courses in service to the Minor in Anthropology, including introductory courses and associated lab/discussion sections, as well as upper-level seminars. 

The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. in Anthropology (though applicants with an advanced ABD status will be considered), and should possess a sound record of teaching excellence and scholarly potential. The teaching load is 8 classes over the course of a 12-month academic year, typically a 4/4 load, and may include limited opportunities for teaching evening, weekend, study-abroad, summer, and distance-learning courses. The salary range is competitive with regional CUPA averages. Prior experience with distance learning would be beneficial. 

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 9,400 students from 45 states and 56 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master's degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science. 

  • Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.coastal.edu. A complete set of application materials must include an online application, letter of application that outlines teaching experience and scholarship or scholarly agenda; recent teaching evaluations; curriculum vitae; and the contact information for three references. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • - the position isn't on their HR page anymore (6/17), though I thought I saw it earlier. Does anyone know if it's filled?
  • I applied but I haven't received any news at all. (6/18)

College of the Holy Cross - Two-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Cultural Anthropology (Dec. 15)Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross (http://academics.holycross.edu/sociology-anthropology) invites applications for a two-year, postdoctoral teaching fellowship in cultural anthropology to begin in August 2014. Area of specialization within cultural anthropology is open; Ph.D. in hand by August 2014 required. The full-time fellowship (1-2 teaching load) seeks to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for tenure-track appointments at liberal arts colleges and universities. It offers a competitive salary and full benefits, as well as funds to support research and conference travel. Fellows also participate in a faculty development program that fosters excellence in teaching and scholarship. The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation http://apply.interfolio.com/23708.

Review of applications will begin on December 15 and continue until the position has been filled.

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

  • Any news? (1/20)
  • Still nothing (1/28)
  • Invited for on-campus interview (1/28)

Connecticut College - Visiting faculty position (No Deadline)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Connecticut College invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting appointment carrying the possibility of a one-year renewal. Candidates must be qualified to teach introduction to cultural anthropology and anthropological theory. The remainder of the teaching load will be made up of mid- and upper-level courses that complement current departmental offerings. We encourage applications from scholars whose work is interdisciplinary. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand (by May 2014) are preferred, but ABD candidates may be considered. The full-time visiting faculty teaching load is three courses per semester. We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with our department and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Their presence is welcome at all faculty meetings. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity. AA/EEO.

  • Applicants should submit: (1) a CV, with the names and contact information of three references; (2) a cover letter of not more than two pages stating research interests, teaching philosophy, and two proposed course titles; (3) a sample syllabus; and (4) teaching evaluations, if available, to Jeffrey Cole, Chair of Anthropology, at: http://apply.interfolio.com/24430.
  • Review to begin immediately; search will continue until position is filled.
  • Rejection email (05/20/14)

College of the Atlantic - Visiting Faculty in Cultural Anthropology  (Open Until Filled)Edit

College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time visiting faculty member in Cultural Anthropology to teach a wide range of classes in anthropology, ethnography and social theory. This is a fixed one year replacement position for the 2014-2015 academic year. We are especially interested in faculty whose work intersects with the study of religion(s) and religious practices and who could teach one to two courses in those areas. The area of geographic specialization is open, though preference will be given to candidates who can offer courses that focus on Africa or Asia.

  • This one year position is ideal for faculty members interested in teaching in an interdisciplinary innovative learning environment. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting immediately (April, 2014) and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a CV, cover letter, indication of possible course offerings, and a list of professional references. Applications can be mailed directly to Jamie McKown, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Electronic applications will also be accepted at jmckown@coa.edu
  • College of the Atlantic (COA) is a small, accredited, private college offering the B.A. and M.Phil. in Human Ecology. Faculty organization is non-departmental, and the college has a system of democratic self-governance. The College’s innovative curriculum includes: self-directed, interdisciplinary study; team teaching; involvement of undergraduates in research; and a commitment to prepare students to address social, political and environmental problems. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about COA by visiting our web page, http://www.coa.edu. College of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multicultural education. COA is an AA/EEO employer. Applications are especially encouraged from persons who would enhance the ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity of the College.
    • Has anyone heard anything? I submitted an application over a month ago and have hear nothing so far.

Cornell UniversityMellon Postdoc in Anthropology--Sovereignty and Representation in the Islamic World (Dec. 15)Edit

With the sponsorship of the Cornell University Society for the Humanities, the Department of Anthropology invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for academic years 2014/15 and 2015/16. Applicants’ work should focus on issues of sovereignty and representation as they intersect in the Islamic world from the 8th century to the present. New media have played a critical role in contemporary social movements, from digital forms such as twitter to analog forms such as cassette tapes. The same may be said of various forms of materiality since the initial spread of Islam. We thus seek a cutting-edge scholar working within any anthropological tradition--ethnographic, archaeological, historical--to explore the interdigitation of the aesthetic and the political. The Fellow will teach two courses each year: one lower and one upper division. Depending on expertise, the lower-level course would be the introductory course in sociocultural or archaeological anthropology, our Cultural Diversity and Contemporary Issues course, or a first-year writing seminar on a mutually agreed topic. The upper-level course would be a seminar aimed at seniors and graduate students on a topic related to the themes outlined above.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2014/15-2015/16 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2008. Mellon Fellowships are open to international applicants. Applicants who will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2014 are eligible. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins.

Application Procedures: Applicants should submit the following materials for consideration: a curriculum vitae; a detailed statement of research interests; a writing sample; course proposals for the courses the Mellon Fellow will teach while in residence at Cornell; three letters of recommendation

  • Applications are due by December 15, 2013 to the address below; we encourage applicants to contact the Anthropology department if they will be attending the AAA meetings (nr29@cornell.edu). Applications should be sent to: Paula L. Epps-Cepero, Program Administrator, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, 27 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853.
  • Any news on this yet? 2/10
  • Kindly worded rejection via email - 2/11

Kansas State University (KS)- Cultural Anthropology (1 yr. VAP) mid-MayEdit

Instructor of Cultural Anthropology. KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work invites applications for a nine-month term appointment (sabbatical replacement) as Instructor of Cultural Anthropology to begin August 2014 in Manhattan. Teaching responsibilities include two courses in the Fall and three in the Spring, including a large introduction to cultural anthropology course (200-400 students) each semester and upper-level topics courses of your choosing. PhD in Anthropology preferred, ABD considered. Importantly, the successful candidate will be dedicated to high-quality undergraduate education and have a proven record or demonstrable potential of excellent teaching.

  • E-mail your letter of application reviewing teaching experience, along with evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching evaluations), vitae and contact information for three references to the Anthropology Search Committee at <ksuanthro@gmail.com>. Review of applications will begin May 12th and continue until the position is filled. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

Muhlenberg College (PA)- Cultural Anthropology (1 yr. VAP) - April 10Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology specializing in cultural anthropology to begin August 2014. We seek candidates with a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching to offer courses in Cultural Anthropology and electives that complement the anthropology program's curriculum, including a regional focus outside Latin America. Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, course syllabi (including one for introduction to cultural anthropology), teaching evaluations, and the names of three references electronically (preferably as a single PDF) to: Janine Chi, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St, Allentown, PA 18104, jchi@muhlenberg.edu. 

  • Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately; all applications received by April 10, 2014 will be given full consideration. Muhlenberg College is a highly selective undergraduate institution of 2,200 students located in Allentown, PA, about 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of Manhattan, and in close proximity to the Appalachian Trail. Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of the campus community.
  • Rejection email (5/7)

Pitzer College - VAP, Sociocultural Anthro. (Sept. 15)Edit

The Anthropology Field Group at Pitzer College is seeking candidates for a one-semester, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position in sociocultural anthropology beginning January 2014. The successful candidate will teach two sections of Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology and one section of a course in their area of specialization that will contribute to the anthropology undergraduate program at Pitzer and the Claremont Consortium. PhD degree in anthropology is preferred and required for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor, but ABD candidates in anthropology will be considered for appointment at the rank of Visiting Lecturer. Previous teaching experience is highly desirable. Candidates should submit a letter of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names of references, and be prepared to send course evaluations and a writing sample.

  • Request for additional materials received (10/10) x2
  • Anybody heard any additional info on this search? Has the position been filled? January is pretty soon not to have at least moved forward with interviews...but they haven't called me! -- or sent a rejection after additional materials requested (11/05)
  • Rejection email 11/13
  • I've still heard nothing...anyone else still waiting on this? (11/18)
  • STILL NOTHING (that's me, above)!! ahh! At what point can I follow up...I'd almost have forgotten if others hadn't gotten rejection/responses. Should I just assume rejection? Email the department? Advice? (11/25)
  • rejection email 11/27 x2

SUNY New Paltz - VAP in Cultural Anthro. (Priority Deadline: 18 June 2014)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a two year temporary visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology position beginning in fall 2014.

Duties: SUNY New Paltz seeks a Cultural Anthropologist with a regional preference in one or more of the following cultural areas: Africa, South Asia, Europe, or the Middle East. Duties include teaching three courses per semester. The successful candidate must be able to teach Research Methods, Social Organization, Cultural Anthropology and cultural area courses in one or more of the areas specified above. Additionally, candidates must successfully teach general education courses in Anthropology. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in College service activities including advising. SUNY New Paltz offers internal funding options for research and research assistants for which the successful candidate will be eligible.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. Particular interest will be paid to candidates who have experience and interest in mentoring undergraduate research projects.

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Please note search number F14-10 on all materials submitted in connection with this search. Please submit cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, one or two recent publications, and student evaluations of instruction. Peer evaluations of teaching are optional. The cover letter should include sections on teaching experience and teaching philosophy, research experience and goals, as well as service experience and any other relevant information you wish to communicate. Please submit to anthropology@newpaltz.edu (preferred format is Microsoft Word, file extension ".doc"). Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

  • Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled; priority given to applications received by 6/18/14.
  • Contacted for a Skype interview to take place on 7/8/14

SUNY Oswego - VAP in Cultural Anthropology (posted May 5; open until filled)Edit

The Department of Anthropology invites applicatons for a one-year position as a visiting assistant professor in Anthropology. The appointment will run through June 2015. Successful candidates must be able to teach courses in Introductory Cultural Anthropology, Language and Culture, Ethnological Theories, one ethnographic area course, and one upper-division cultural course.

http://www.oswego.edu/administration/human_resources/vacancy/Visiting_Assistant_Professor_of_Anthropology.html

  • Posting Date: May 5, 2014. Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Contacted for a phone interview (5/16)

Texas A&M University, Department of Anthropology - One Year Appointment as a Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology - Starting September 1, 2014 (Deadline: July 10, 2014) Edit

  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses in cultural anthropology over the academic year. At least five of those courses will be ANTH205 “Peoples and Cultures of the World.”
  • Minimum qualifications: PhD in Anthropology. Preference will be given to applicants who have previous teaching experience in a course similar to “Peoples and Cultures.”
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching evaluations, and contact information for three references to David Carlson, Chair Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, Mailstop 4352, College Station, Texas 77843-4352. Email applications to dcarlson@tamu.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin July 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The salary for the position is $40,000.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 1-year Sociocultural Medical Anthropology Instructor Position, 2014-2015 (Review begins June 1)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill is seeking to hire a 1-year replacement Instructor in cultural medical anthropology. We seek a dynamic teacher whose research focuses on anthropological analyses of biomedicine, including topics such as: new biomedical technologies and ontologies of the body; disability and care-giving; infectious disease in political-economic and cultural contexts; epidemics and the politics of biosecurity; medical research and clinical trials; transplant; end-of-life care; and drug use/rehabilitation technologies. Scholars working on questions related to the intersections of biomedicines and other medical systems, including epistemologies of medical pluralism, the politics of bio-prospecting, and the circulation of pharmaceuticals, are also of interest. Likely courses for the fall semester include: 1)Body and Subject, an upper level course examining the body and embodiment in anthropological perspective; and 2)Living Medicine, an introductory-level course examining the various dimensions of biomedicine as work, knowledge, industry, and identity. Likely courses for the spring semester include 1)Medicine and Anthropology, an upper level undergraduate course examining anthropology’s approach to the study of biomedicine; and 2)Anthropological Approaches to Disability, an upper level undergraduate course examining anthropology’s approach to the cultural analysis of disability, or alternatively, a course agreed upon in discussion with the department. Consideration will be given to a candidate’s proposal to teach a course on their own research interests, provided the course fits department needs.

We are also looking for a colleague who will be actively engaged in our Moral Economies of Medicine Working Group.

Salary range for the one-year position is $38,000 - 43,000 according to experience.The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are particularly encouraged from women and minority scholars.

Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2014. Please upload a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references through the following link: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/43184

  • Submitted materials via the online system (x1)

University of Utah - Post Doctoral Fellow (Nov. 15)Edit

Williams College - Visiting Assistant Professor (No Deadline)Edit

The Department of Anthropology & Sociology invites applications for a one-year position as a visiting assistant professor in anthropology beginning July 1, 2014. The department has a unique interdisciplinary focus (see: http://www.williams.edu/anthsoc ) that emphasizes qualitative research and theoretically informed analyses of major social and cultural processes and institutions. Therefore, fieldwork experience, as well as broad theoretical and substantive interests, is essential for this position. Areas of scholarly inquiry within social and cultural anthropology are open, and an ability to teach courses of broad and synthesizing scope is especially welcome. Visiting faculty teach five courses per year.

  • For initial application, send only curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter outlining research and teaching interests. All materials should be addressed to, Chair of the Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology/Sociology and must be submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/24564 . Applications will be considered as they come in and candidates are most strongly urged to submit materials as soon as possible. We anticipate making an offer no later than mid-April.
  • Requested additional materials (3/15) (x5)
  • Any updates? (3/29)
  • Any updates? They mention hoping to make an offer by mid-April. I wonder whether there will be/have been campus visits. (4/9)
  • Haven't heard anything either, was wondering the same thing (4/9) (x2 - I'm one of the five above and there's been radio silence since then, though my heart does skip a beat every time I see that there's been an edit to this entry.)
  • Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I was informed that they invited two candidates to campus this week and hope to extend an offer by Friday. If these two candidates do not work out, they will go back into the pool. (4/9)
  • Received a very kind rejection email today (4/21) stating that there were more than 120 applicants and the position has been filled. Also noted that they'll be conducting a tenure-track search in the near future. x3
  • Interestingly, in my rejection they didn't mention the future TT position!

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14Edit

Academic Positions Outside of Academia ProperEdit

National Endowment for the Humanities (Washington, DC) (Deadline April 15, 2014)Edit

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent federal agency based in Washington, DC, will hire a full-time program position in the Division of Preservation and Access. In order to be found minimally qualified for this position, applicants must possess at least a BA in a humanities field, in addition to the qualifications listed above. A MA or PhD degree is preferred.

Persons with expertise in Literature and Linguistics or in Asian, Latin American, or Middle Eastern/Near Eastern Studies are particularly encouraged to apply.

(The position is open to United States citizens.)

The complete description, including instructions on how to apply, can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/365305500.

  • The position closes on April 15, 2014.

DiscussionEdit

A Running List of Schools Violating AAA Career Center RequestEdit

The AAA has requested that search committees refrain from asking for letters of recommendation until initial screening of applicants has been completed:

"Solicitation of letters of recommendation should occur only after an initial screening of candidates to minimize inconvenience to applicants and referees. Names of references may be requested, however."

http://www.aaanet.org/profdev/index.cfm

Despite this (at least two year-old request), many institutions persist in requiring letters of recommendation as part of an initial application package.  This places a burden on both the applicant and his/her reviewers and places undue stress on advisor/advisee relationships.  Please list here the names of schools asking for up-front letters of recommendation so that we may alert the AAA to violations of their request.

  • -MIT, Junior Tenure-Track faculty position in Sociocultural Anthropology
  • UC Berkeley, Anthropology of Race search
  • Brooklyn College, TT Assistant Professor Socio-Cultural Search - (does anyone know what happened to this job posting?  It's not listed above, and it seems to have disappeared from the AAA website as well.  I still see it on Brooklyn CUNY's main website, but I wonder if it's been cancelled or filled already?  help! <-- Position has been added above; if job application is still live on Brooklyn CUNY website [as appears to be the case] I would not assume it has been cancelled or filled yet [first review date is Nov. 1]. Sometimes ads just expire before the deadline.... [10/26])
  • Kent State University, Cultural and Biological Anth searches
  • Pacific University Oregon, TT assistant professor in medical/physical anthropology search (?? What school is this? There is PLU, but they haven't asked for recommendations. There is no other reference to Oregon on this wiki page). <--believe this refers to a job at Pacific U (OR) posted on the Phys. Anth. page.
  • Saint Louis University
  • Stanford U., TT Assistant Professor in Anthropology, Human Environment Interactions
  • SUNY Geneseo TT Asst Prof, Latin Amer.
  • Ohio U., TT Asst. Prof of Anthropology, economic anthro.
  • San Jose State University, TT Asst. Prof of Anthropology, Applied
  • Baylor U., Asst or Associate Prof of Anthro, Env/Medical/intl...
  • Pitzer VAP, Sociocultural position (website asks for recommendations, not just names of faculty)
  • Reed College (OR) TT in sociocultural anthropology
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • University of Virginia, TT in American Studies and Anthropology
  • Antioch College, TT in cultural anthropology
  • Hampshire College, 2-year VAP position
  • UC Merced
  • UC Riverside
  • University of Utah (automated request sent with no notification to aplicants)
  • Utah State University (automated request once application is submitted)
  • Colgate University, VAP in cultural anthropology
  • Rhode Island College, TT, automated requests once application is submitted
  • University of Northern Colorado - requires letters and refuses interfolio letters.
  • SUNY New Paltz, VAP (see ad above)

Fashion at AAA MeetingEdit

Who is on this page for the '13-'14 search?Edit

ABD - Looking for first job / postdoc: 26

PhD - Looking for first job: 12

Have a job, looking for new one ...

adjunct: 4
VAP (what is this? = visiting assistant professor): 15
lecturer: 7
postdoc: 16
tenure track: 11
tenured: 4
other faculty: 3
outside academia:
dual career:  3
educ. admin: 1
post postdoc (unemployed): 1
research staff: 1
participant observer (ABD learning the ropes before diving in): 1

Have a job, not looking for new one (lurking):

Search committee member observing discussion: 3

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