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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY JOBS - 2014-2015

Page for academic positions in Cultural Anthropology that start in 2015.

Last year's page: Cultural Anthropology 2013-2014

NEW PAGE for 2016 jobs: Cultural Anthropology 2015-2016

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See also: Archaeology Jobs 2014-2015, Geography 2014-2015, Linguistic Anthropology 2014-2015 and Physical Anthropology 2014-2015

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Aarhus University (DNK) - Anthropology (Deadline: 14 Oct. 2014)Edit

The Department of Culture and Society at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for an assistant professorship in anthropology. The position is a full-time, three-year training position; and subject to appropriate funding there will be an opportunity for a subsequent associate professorship. The position is available from 1 January 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant will have a strong research profile based on comprehensive field experience. Applicants with special qualifications within one or more of the following subjects will be preferred: medical anthropology, visual anthropology, globalisation and development, and/or innovation, organisation, work and design.

  • All applications must be made online and received by: 14 October 2014. Please apply online here
  • Any news on this one? In November, I heard that they received 80 applications and were sending them on to an assessment committee. They thought they would get back to us in 2 months. I haven't hard anything.
  • Just wrote to the chair--last week--and found that they indeed did receive over 80 applications.  He said the assessments should be ready in the next "few weeks" (which, according to Scandinavian time, means by next fall).
  • Assessments are now out
  • Was anyone else deemed "qualified" for this position?  If so, what exactly happens now?  The email I received explained that the assessment reports would now be send to "the management", but then what?  Do they whittle the number of qualified candidates down to a short list (three, four people?) and then ask for references?  Do interviews follow suit? No idea how the Danish system works.  As well,  I'm just curious as to how many people were considered qualified for this position--especially considering how it was split between medical, visual, development and/or organizational anthropology?  That's one heck of an open call...
  • I was deemed qualified. It depends, sometimes the categories are split between qualified and very qualified, in other cases they pick from the pool of people deemed qualified. Usually interviews follow once they whittle down a short list of those deemed qualified or very qualified. How these people are picked is an open question depending on the position. References should have been sent with the initial application
  • I was also deemed "qualified" and have a Skype Interview. Any ideas how big of a pool they skype with? 
  • I was deemed qualified, but no skype interview for me--bummer.
  • For those of you who were invited for a Skype interview, what was the format like?  How long was it?  Has it been scheduled yet?
  • The interviews happened last week. I think we're supposed to hear back this week, but I haven't heard anything yet.

Appalachian State University (NC) - TT Assistant Professor / Open Field (Review begins Feb. 23) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in cultural anthropology at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2015. Candidates must have an active, ethnographic research program and demonstrated potential, in the form of publications and other scholarly activity. Candidates must be excellent teachers, willing to work closely with students. Geographic and topical specialization is open but preference will be given to candidates whose interests expand our current offerings. Candidates must be able to teach an ethnographic methods course. Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.

The Department of Anthropology has 140 undergraduate majors and offers BA and BS degrees with concentrations in Sociocultural Anthropology, Social Practice and Sustainability, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and a multi-disciplinary program of study. Currently there are ten tenure-stream faculty members whose research areas include India, China, Indonesia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Russia, Mexico, the United States, and the Navajo Nation.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University has approximately 18,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Additional information about the Department of Anthropology, the University, and the surrounding area is located at www.appstate.edu.

Appalachian State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Search Committee Co-Chair, Greg Reck, at anthrosearch@appstate.edu or by phone at 828-262-2295.

  • Applications must include a brief letter of interest outlining experience and qualifications, separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, one writing sample (publication or dissertation chapter), and the names and contact information of at least three referees. Send completed applications as one file to Search Committee Co-chairs, Dana Powell and Greg Reck, at anthrosearch@appstate.edu. Review of applications will begin February 23, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • request for additional materials rec'd 3/2
  • campus visits are being scheduled 3/23
  • candidate selected, hired, accepted

Arizona State University (AZ) - Full-time Lecturer (Non-TT) in Anthropology and Global Health (Deadline: 19/04/2015)Edit

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change invites applications for a full-time lecturer with an anticipated start date in summer 2015. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible non-tenure eligible position renewable on a fiscal year basis (July 1-June 30) contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit. Salary range is $54,000-$65,000 per year, DOE.

The successful candidate will teach classes mainly in the areas of anthropology and global health. Course assignments may occur during the academic year and the summer, in online or in-person formats, and may include study abroad or other experiential education opportunities. Although teaching will typically constitute a majority of the workload, the successful candidate will also be responsible for administrative duties including, but not limited to, developing new online courses or materials, training faculty and graduate students in online development and teaching, tracking instructional outcomes, serving as a liaison to ASU Online, working closely with instructional designers, coordinating online teaching plans, management of course blackboard roll-overs, hiring and managing graders, and other duties as assigned in support the success of our courses and degrees.

Minimum qualifications: • An earned master's degree by time of appointment in anthropology or closely related field from a regionally-accredited university • Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the baccalaureate level • Experience working in online environments • Three years of instructional experience in a university environment • One year of related administrative work experience

Desired qualifications: • An earned doctorate by time of appointment in anthropology, or a related social-scientific field, from a regionally-accredited university • An MPH or related graduate level training in global health or related fields • Knowledge and/or certification in Quality Matters and proficiency in Blackboard as an instructor • Familiarity with ASU instructional procedures and software • Experience with experiential learning, such as in study abroad • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and manage multiple tasks • Previous experience in developing online educational materials and course evaluation • Evidence of effective written and verbal communication skills • Evidence of a career trajectory focused predominantly on university-level instruction • Evidence of teaching excellence, such as teaching awards • Experience in undergraduate student and academic support services, such as advising

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change is a global leader in social science research and teaching with degree programs in such traditional areas of anthropology as paleoanthropology, cultural anthropology and archaeology as well as newer transdisciplinary fields like mathematical epidemiology, global health and environmental studies. The successful candidate will be a key member of a highly effective and collegial academic and student service team and welcome to participate in the broader academic life of the unit, such as attending faculty meetings. Information about the School of Human Evolution and Social Change can be found at http://shesc.asu.edu.

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change actively seeks and supports a diverse workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For more information on ASU's non-discrimination statement, please visit: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

  • To apply, please submit to https://academicjobsonline.org the following materials: 1). letter of application explaining your interest in the position, administrative experience, and professional goals, 2) teaching philosophy statement relevant to teaching a diverse student body in online and in-person settings, interest in experiential and other less traditional teaching modalities, 3) resume/curriculum vitae, 4) names and email addresses of three people willing to provide a professional reference, 5) any other materials you believe will assist the committee in evaluating your candidacy. Initial review of applications will begin on April 19, 2015. If not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Only complete applications will be considered. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. The School does not pay for expenses associated with travel or interviews. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University (AZ) - Honors/Open Field  (Deadline: Jan. 12 2015)Edit

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University is expanding its faculty and invites applications for a position in the core Honors faculty. The faculty members of Barrett are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits; most are on three-year renewable and rolling appointments. The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine important ideas from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement. 

Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of their high school class. 

We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2015; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.

Qualifications: A PhD in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address the diversity of our student population.

Austin College (TX) - Anthropology (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014)Edit

Austin College and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor of Anthropology position beginning August 2015. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and with research and teaching interests in cultural anthropology, race & ethnicity, and sociolinguistics. The teaching load includes three (3) courses per semester, plus a biannual January term assignment. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, as well as an active research agenda. Some participation in college-wide interdisciplinary programs and service also assumed. Ph.D. required; and some teaching experience preferred.

  • Austin College is a selective national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1300 undergraduates. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014. To apply, please email a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts and three letters of recommendation to facultyjobs@austincollege.edu with the subject line Anthropology Search or, you may mail your materials to Dr. Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Vice President for Academic Affairs, 900 N. Grand Ave, Suite 6D, Sherman, Texas 75090-4400. Austin College, an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body, welcomes all applicants. Must be legally authorized to work without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
  • Did anyone ever hear anything about this job?

Barnard College (NY) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College, Columbia University, is seeking a full-time tenure-track teacher/scholar at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in contemporary Chinese culture and society, to begin September 1, 2015.  Candidates should demonstrate a broad interest in contemporary Chinese culture and society, from a social science perspective; areas of specialization may include cultural anthropology, cultural geography, economics, environmental studies, gender studies, human rights, medical anthropology, public health, and sociology.  Particular attention will be given to candidates with a record of diverse, innovative, and interdisciplinary research and teaching.  Teaching will include undergraduate general education courses, as well as more specialized and graduate courses.

  • Application, including CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference, to be sent directly to Chair, Search Committee, Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, 321 Milbank Hall, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.  Materials may be submitted by email to amecsearch@barnard.edu.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  Barnard is an independent college of liberal arts and sciences for women that is affiliated with Columbia University and has a single unified program in East Asian Studies.  Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community.  We especially encourage women and candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
    • Also posted at Chinese language and literature 2014-15
    • Any news, anyone?
    • Any news about this position? (Posting 1.8.15)
    • Any news? (1.19.15)
    • Admin said via email they would make decisions in Jan... no news anyone?
    • Skype interview requested (1.20.15)
    • I'm not sure about skype interviews, but a friend at Columbia got an email about job talks scheduled for this department. So I believe they are already at the campus interview stage. (1.20.15)
    • Offer made and position accepted

Brooklyn College, CUNY (NY) - Socio-Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2014) - CANCELLEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Socio-Cultural Anthropology position beginning Fall 2015.

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology is a four-field department with faculty in each. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, pursue an active program of field research, and contribute to existing programmatic strengths. QUALIFICATIONS: - Ph.D. in appropriate field by June 2015 - Geographic specialization in Africa, Middle East, or North America Southeast Asia preferred - Scholars whose research addresses questions of economic/political or urban/applied anthropology preferred - Ability to demonstrate depth of ethnographic knowledge as well as the ability to speak to larger issues of theoretical and comparative significance - Desire and ability to teach undergraduates required

  • Hey it looks like, from their website, that they updated the closing date to December 15th and changed the "north America" to "Southeast Asia". link is here. [job details updated 09/29/14]
  • I heard the job search was cancelled or frozen until at least next year due to budget issues. :(
  • I heard the same as the above poster. 
  • its officially cancelled. [posted 10/16]
  • I got the same notification - applied and was told the search has been cancelled. 

Brown University (RI) - Anthropology and International Studies (Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014) -- OFFER MADEEdit

As part of a major new hiring initiative across multiple fields, the Watson Institute for International Studies and the Department of Anthropology at Brown University invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor in sociocultural anthropology to begin July 2015.

We are looking for a scholar whose work focuses on one or more of the three areas of Watson Institute strength. These are: security (including such topics as studies of violence, war, policing, militarization and military policy, and borders), development (including such issues as economic and political development, inequality, gender, humanitarianism, and the ethical dimensions of intervention), and governance (including, for example, ethnographic study of states, transnational governance, civil society, policy, social movements, NGOs, and human rights). Of particular interest are applicants whose research seeks to engage policy and matches the mission of the Watson Institute “to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement.” The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in the Watson Institute for International Studies, pursuing a vibrant research agenda, engaging with our interdisciplinary intellectual community, and teaching and mentoring students in our programs. The successful applicant must have a PhD in anthropology, or a related discipline, at the time of appointment.

  • To apply, please submit: 1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information for three letters of reference. Deadline for receipt of initial applications is October 1, 2014. Submit applications to: http://apply.interfolio.com/25421
  • QUESTION: I applied, and only submitted a CV, a cover letter, and the names for references as requested. However, my interfolio account now shows that my application is incomplete. For those of you who applied, were we supposed to submit letters of reference at the outset?? THank you.  (October 5, 2014)
  • In my experience with Interfolio, committees can start reviewing initial applications even if the file is marked Incomplete. It just means there are slots open for future uploads. As I recall, they were pretty explicit about not wanting letters in the first round. 10/05 
  • I have the same thing with my application - I would not worry.
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • 10/9: Received email requesting references and writing samples (and reflected on Interfolio) (x4)
  • 10/12: Does everyone have new slots on Interfolio? I have new slots indicating reference letters and writing samples but did not receive a request. x7
  • Do search committees usually send requests for references and writing samples all at once or over many days?
  • Skype interview scheduled [posted 11/03/14] x 2
  • How were you notified? (BY EMAIL, one of the two above) Did anyone else get this? x2
  • Campus interviews scheduled for December. [posted Friday, Nov 21] 
  • Offer made [posted Feb. 10]

Butler University (IN) - Medical Anthropology - Full-Time Instructor (Deadline: Feb. 23, 2015)Edit

Butler University invites applications for a full-time instructor in medical anthropology that will also contribute substantially to the university’s core curriculum. The position is non-tenure track with an initial one-year contract beginning August 2015, and with the possibility of continuing appointment.

Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Preference will be given to candidates who complement existing faculty expertise in the Department of History & Anthropology and who can contribute to some of Butler’s interdisciplinary programs (Science, Technology and Society, International Studies, Peace Studies, and Gender Studies). Areas of specialization within medical anthropology are open. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in Africa, although candidates working in other geographic areas will be considered.

The teaching load is 4/4. The majority of teaching will be in Butler’s First Year Seminar (FYS) and Global and Historical Studies (GHS) programs; within these programs instructors have latitude to choose courses that utilize their expertise.

Successful candidates will enjoy teaching across disciplines and topics, and must be committed to the teaching of writing. Applicants should have PhD in hand or anticipate defending by the beginning of their appointment.

  • To apply, please send a letter of application, current curriculum vita, (unofficial) transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence electronically to Elise Edwards, search chair, at medanthrosearch@butler.edu. Review of applications will begin February 23, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
  • [5/21] Any news? I know they extended the deadline to get more applicants, but after I applied I never got a confirmation, EEO request, etc.

California State University, Chico (CA) - Sociocultural Anthro & Museum Studies (Deadline: 27 Oct. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

We are seeking a sociocultural anthropologist who also has expertise in museum studies for a tenure-track position starting August 2015. The candidate should demonstrate a sound theoretical formation, ethnographic research of high quality, and a willingness to engage students in a range of methods. Focus of research and geographic area are open, although an international program or background is preferred. Emphases in fields such as religion, symbolic practice, indigenous peoples, environmental studies, and visual anthropology are especially welcome. The candidate should have recent experience in best practices in exhibition research, design, and installation, and be able to propose specialty courses to prepare students for careers in museums and related fields. Knowledge about the history and organization of museums, care of cultural heritage, and related issues is preferred.

Duties of the position include supervising students in the department's master's and certificate programs in Museum Studies associated with the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology. Skills in programming, technology, media, marketing, public relations, membership, and fundraising are not required, but are welcome.

Preferred also are success in obtaining grants and contracts, experience in integrating technology into teaching and research, and an active or potential complementary research program in Northern California that promotes civic engagement.

Required are an active ethnographic research program, college-level teaching experience, and a proven record of field study, academic publication, and other scholarly activities. Research specialty is open, but should complement those of others in the department. The candidate should be able to advise undergraduate and graduate students in anthropological research and museum studies. He or she must be willing to teach courses in the department's Museum Studies program, and to work with other faculty and staff in public service across programs and disciplines. The successful candidate will help guide and articulate the museum's role as a university and community resource, will help build relationships with the diverse communities of Northern California, and will be an effective spokesperson and ambassador for the department and the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology.

  • Review of applications will begin October 27, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. The doctorate must be complete prior to the beginning of the academic year in August 2015. See full job posting at http://www.csuchico.edu/anth. Applicants should complete the Application for Academic Employment Form, available on-line at http://www.csuchico.edu/faaf/documents/FacultyEmploymentApplication.pdf. This application, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference should be sent by post to: Prof. Antoinette Martinez, Search Chair, 311 Butte Hall, California State University Chico, 400 West First Street, Chico CA 95929-0400 USA/ For questions, please call (530) 898-6192 or email anth@csuchico.edu.
  • Request for phone interview (Nov. 25) (X2)
  • Had phone interview in early December. Has anyone heard anything since then? --> i haven't, but kind of assume they've moved forward with other candidates at this point. (x2)
  • Campus visits are now in progress or even concluded. They were posted on the anthropology club's facebook page. 
  • Offer made and accepted (heard from colleague 3/30)

California State University, Fullerton (CA) - Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

We seek applicants in the field of Cultural Anthropology with an emphasis on human rights, transnationalism, immigration and migration, culture change, and/or globalization. The geographic area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to Southeast Asia or Pacific Islands. A willingness to engage students in local ethnographic fieldwork or internship projects and an interest in applied aspects of cultural anthropology such as business anthropology, urban anthropology, and/or digital forms of communication are also welcomed. The Cultural Anthropology Program is part of the Division of Anthropology, which offers both BA and MA degrees in Anthropology.

Appointment Date: August 2015

Application Procedure: Please send a letter of application describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. syllabi and evaluations), an example of scholarly research, and graduate transcripts(s). Send materials to: Dr. Barbra Erickson, Cultural Anthropology Search Committee, Coordinator, Cultural Anthropology Program, California State University, Fullerton, P.O. Box 6846, Fullerton, California 92834-6846. In addition, please complete an Applicant Data Flow Form via secured website: https://diversity.fullerton.edu/appdataflow and enter the Job Control Number listed above.

  • Application Deadline: Application review begins immediately. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by October 15, 2014. Position is open until filled.
  • (9/9/14) The link above to this job (at HigherEdJobs ) says the posting has been deleted on 9/1 and is no longer active. The job is still listed at AAA Career Center, but does anyone have any information confirming this job search is still active? 
  • (9/9/14) The search committee chair confirmed by email that the search is still active and was not aware of the HigherEdJobs post deletion. Information can still be found at the AAA or CSU-Fullerton job websites.
  • Thanks for the confirmation, much appreciated! 
  • (11/16/14)  Any word on this position? 
  • (11/16/14) No word on my end... 
  • (11/17/14) Nothing for me either ...
  • (12/04/14) Has anyone heard anything about this search?
  • (12/9) Nothing from my end after sent in my application...
  • (12/14) Request for phone interview
  • For those with phone interviews, how did the request arrive (email, phone?) and is your area SE Asia or Pacific Islands?  -->  by email and my area is SEA 
  • Any campus visit invitations? (01/06/15)  x 2 
  • (1/7/15) Email request for dversity info, but first time ever contacted; is this the prelude to the rejection? ;)
  • (1/7/15)  Also received request for diversity info (though I had filled it out during my initial application).  I did have a phone interview but no follow-up since.  
  • (1/14/15)  No word post-interview?  
  • (2/16/15)  Campus interview scheduled

California State University, Northridge (CA) - Bio Archaelogist or Bio Cultural Anthropologist (Deadline: Oct. 15 2014)Edit

The California State University, Northridge Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a 3-field-trained (archaeology, biological, socio-cultural) anthropologist who studies the interface of culture and human biology in either modern or archaeological human populations. Specific areas of interest can include: some aspect of human biocultural evolution; biocultural adaptation to environmental or culture change; the causes and consequences of disease or physical violence in ancient or modern populations; past or contemporary patterns of health, nutrition, diet, and/or reproduction. Geographic area of research is open, but preference will be given to candidates who work in the Americas. The successful candidate will complement or enhance the existing strengths of the program, support the three-field emphases of our B.A. and M.A. programs, and be able to teach some or all of the following: Introduction to Archaeology and/or Physical Anthropology; Human Variation; Medical Anthropology; Applied Anthropology; Quantitative Methods; Archaeological and/or Biological Theory; Anthropological Methods; undergraduate and graduate seminars in Archaeology or Biological Anthropology; as well as develop new courses in their specific area of specialization.

The standard teaching load at CSUN is three courses per semester the first year of appointment, and four courses per semester thereafter. Faculty are also expected to maintain an active research or consulting programme, including pursuing external funding and publishing in appropriate scholarly or professional venues. Candidates will be expected to affiliate their research with the Anthropological Research Institute associated with the Department of Anthropology. Service to the department, college, and university is also a key job responsibility. For more information about the department and University, visit our website at http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/anthropology.

  • Screening of applications will begin 15 October, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three referees to the address below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide letters of recommendation; sample syllabi; copies of publications; and/or verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. Evidence of Ph.D. in Anthropology or related discipline required at time of Appointment
  • Also posted at Physical Anthropology 2014-2015 and Archaeology Jobs 2014-2015

California State University, San Bernardino (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology / Museum Director (Deadline: Oct. 20 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology and the Anthropology Museum at California State University San Bernardino invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor/museum director position to begin September 2015. As an assistant professor in anthropology, the successful applicant will be expected to teach a two-thirds load, a combination of museum methods courses and anthropology courses. The successful applicant will have research and teaching interests that complement those of existing faculty. The teaching load can be reduced through successful external grant activity to support released time for museum activities. As a museum director, the successful applicant will devote the remaining one-third load to overseeing all aspects of the operation of a small anthropology museum, including (but not limited to) collections management, periodic exhibit preparation, management of community relations, and coordination of volunteers and interns. The successful applicant will be judged for tenure and promotion in both the assistant professor and museum director roles. Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology or closely related field and must demonstrate substantial training and/or experience in museum operations.

Applications are required to include: 1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s interests and credentials; 2) a curriculum vitae detailing the applicant’s training and accomplishments in both anthropology and museum studies; and 3) contact information for four professional references who in combination can address the applicant’s skills and experience in both anthropology and museum studies. California State University San Bernardino is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

Applications should be sent to Dr. Peter Robertshaw, Chair, Department of Anthropology, CSUSB, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407.

  • Deadline for applications: October 20, 2014 or until filled. Contact: Dr. Peter Robertshaw, Chair, Department of Anthropology; email: proberts@csusb.edu; 909-537-5551.
  • Received (personal) email confirmation of application receipt, submitted via online system (10/21).
  • Was anyone's references contacted? I just discovered that for the second job (archaeology) at CSUSB, they already contacted references of one candidate on 10/27. 
  • Not yet, but that wiki still doesn't indicate that more than one person had refs contacted, which makes me suspicious.  
  • References contacted 10/20
  • That's kind of early since I only submitted my application on the 20th. Does it mean it is over already? Does anyone has any updates?
  • Pre-liminary interview 10/28 
  • Position offered and accepted 

Carleton University (CAN) - Socio-Cultural Anthro./Indigenous people in North America (Deadline: 9 Jan. 2015) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary tenure-track appointment in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2015.

We seek a broadly trained scholar whose research engages Indigenous people in North America. The candidate’s work should be grounded in socio-cultural anthropology and social theory, and address both Indigenous practices and colonial regimes. Specific themes addressed in the candidate’s research might include (but are not limited to) urban indigeneity; community; identity and expressive culture; environmental stewardship and land-based activism; cultural, artistic, and linguistic revival; cultural property rights; livelihood practices; Indigenous and comparative political ontologies; kinship and relatedness; sovereignty, treaty rights and land claims processes; and trauma, healing and reconciliation. We are especially interested in candidates who work with First Nations in Canada.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment and an active research profile oriented towards significant peer-reviewed publications. This candidate must also demonstrate teaching excellence, have a scholarly and teaching background sufficient to immediately assume core teaching duties in Anthropology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute effectively to graduate supervision and academic life in the Department. The preferred candidate will also complement existing expertise in the Department.

  • Applications should be submitted electronically in three separate PDF files including: 1) a C.V. and covering letter; 2) writing samples; and 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also arrange for the arrival of three letters of reference by January 9, 2015, when review of applications will begin, and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to Karen.Tucker@carleton.ca and letters of reference should be addressed to: Neil Gerlach, Chair (attn: Anthropology position), Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Campus visit scheduled (01/27)

Coastal Carolina University (SC) - Intercultural/International Communication (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor for Intercultural/International Communication. The appointment will be effective either January 16, 2015 or August 16, 2015 depending on availability of the candidate. 

A Ph.D. in Communication, Anthropology, or languages is required. Teaching experience and coursework in intercultural/international communication are also required. A record that indicates the potential for scholarly productivity and success, and demonstrated interest in institutional service is required. Candidates should ideally possess instructional/research interests and competencies in key areas that could include cross-cultural communication, acculturation, language and culture, semiotics or sociolinguistics. Preference will be given to applicants who are qualified to teach (have 18 graduate credit hours) in the Department's areas of language instruction: German, French or Italian. Additional languages and/or cultural proficiencies may be considered. The successful candidate will work with members of the Department to strategically develop courses in intercultural/international communication. Teaching assignments may include evening/weekend courses. Prior experience with distance learning would be beneficial. 

The Department of Communication, Languages and Cultures is one of Coastal Carolina University's newest departments serving approximately 600 majors. The Department offers programs and courses in Communication Studies, Health Communication, Interactive Journalism and Media, Public Relations/Integrated Communication, Spanish, French, Italian, and German. Our faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and the integration of ideas, technologies, and developments within the discipline. The department provides students with the skills and knowledge to compete in an increasingly global workforce, to facilitate understanding of effective communication practices in varied contexts, and to foster cultural awareness and appreciation of diverse communities within the US and abroad. 

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. 

  • Candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching and learning), a current CV, a list of three references, and transcripts of all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time) electronically at: http://jobs.coastal.edu. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. Applications should be received by October 15, 2014

Coastal Carolina University (SC) - Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: Nov. 10 2014) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for an 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. Preference may be given to candidates with research and teaching that will engage with communities of the South Carolina Low-Country.

The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. in anthropology or a related discipline, exhibit scholarly promise, and possess a sound record of teaching excellence. The teaching load is 7 classes over the course of a 12-month academic year, and includes limited opportunities for periodically teaching evening, weekend, study-abroad, summer and distance-learning courses. Prior experience with distance learning would be beneficial. The salary range is within CUPA Averages.

  • Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.coastal.edu. A complete set of application materials must include: an online application; a letter of application describing the candidate's research, scholarly agenda, and teaching experience; recent teaching evaluations; an unofficial transcript; curriculum vitae listing at least three (3) references with contact information; and three (3) letters of recommendation. Completed applications are due by November 10, 2014. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Carolyn Dillian ( cdillian@coastal.edu).
  • Anyone know if this is really for their existing visiting professor?  She seems a perfect fit for this position... AND they are asking for letters up front.
  • I agree, looks like an internal hire for the current visiting professor but I don't have actual confirmed knowledge of that. Just commiserating!
  • Request to schedule phone interview (12/3)
  • No luck for me, but a friend of mine who also applied has been told that s/he will have a campus interview in January (12/18)

College of Staten Island - The City University of New York (NY) - African Diaspora (Anthro. or Soc.) - (Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of Staten Island (CSI) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor position in Sociology or Anthropology to begin Fall 2015. We seek scholars with a specialization in the sociology or anthropology of the African Diaspora, broadly conceived. The Sociology and Anthropology Department at the College of Staten Island embodies the College's commitment to educational excellence through scholarship, service, and teaching. The position also shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

The College of Staten Island is a leading publicly funded unit of The City University of New York (CUNY) located in the fastest growing borough of New York City. It is situated on 204 acres of wooded grounds with nineteen buildings constructed in the Georgian style. Programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional studies lead to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Free shuttle service is offered from the Staten Island Ferry to the CSI Campus.

Ph.D. degree in Sociology, Anthropology, or a closely related field is required at time of appointment. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in the interdisciplinary African and African Diaspora BA and/or the interdisciplinary Certificate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies program as well as the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Applicants should also be willing to teach courses in these areas to our diverse undergraduate student body. Whereas all candidates with expertise in the African Diaspora will be considered, preference will be given to those candidates who specialize in the Circum-Caribbean region.

The College of Staten Island is committed to a diverse work environment that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence. The Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service to the diversity of the academic community. Salary range commensurate with experience. Assistant Professor: $42,873 - $74,133

To apply and view complete job description, please log on to http://www.cuny.edu. Navigate to "Employment," then "Job postings on line." Find Job ID # 11264. In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a letter of application (outlining research and teaching experience), curriculum vitae, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three professional references. If you have difficulty with uploading multiple documents to the web site please send them to: facultyrecruithss@csi.cuny.edu.

  • Job closing date is October 31, 2014.
  • Offer extended (2/18)
  • Former classmate accepted the offer (2/21)

College of Wooster (OH) - TT Asst. Professor, Soc. or Anthro. (Race and Ethnicity) - (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in sociology or anthropology. Appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level, and will begin August 2015. The primary teaching responsibilities of this position are courses on race and ethnicity in the United States, as well as our introductory course(s). Preference will be given to applicants who are also able to teach courses in at least two of the following areas: social statistics, inequality, and urban studies. The ability to contribute to interdepartmental programs, such as Africana Studies or Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies is highly desirable. This position will also be expected to participate in the College's First-Year Seminar program and the advising of senior theses. Areas of research and specialization are open. A Ph.D. in sociology or anthropology, and teaching experience, are preferred, but ABDs will be considered. Applications should include: letter of interest, CV, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations. Application materials should be submitted electronically to Santha Schuch, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, at sschuch@wooster.edu Questions about the position should be directed to Anne Nurse, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, at anurse@wooster.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2014-2015
  • 11/03 Wooster isn't on the list of institutions violating AAA's recommendations by asking for letters up front, but that does seem to be what is happening. Am I incorrect? 
  • Rejection email stating that the position has been filled 2/3

Duke University (NC) - TT Position in Cultural Anthropology - Environmental Humanities (Deadline: Nov. 10 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in environmental humanities. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor rank; the successful candidate might be jointly appointed in Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment or another Arts & Sciences department. Theoretical and geographical areas are open, but we are especially interested in scholars working in fields that include: climate change and the anthropocene, non-renewable resources, slow violence, food sovereignty, toxicity and chemical infrastructure, nature and natural disaster. Attention to issues of race and gender is welcome, as are candidates with experience working with environmental scientists. The Ph.D. must be in hand by July 1, 2015. Letters of application and a curriculum vitae should be submitted by November 10, 2014, to the automated job application service, http://www.academicjobsonline.org.

  • All applications received by November 10, 2014, will be guaranteed consideration.
  • Job Announcement
  • Also posted at Environmental Studies 2014-2015
  • Letters of recommendation requested 11/16 x7
  • Just curious...how were the letters requested? Had you already checked the "notify reference by email" box? 
  • A direct email from the search chair, nothing through the site. Good luck to all!
  • I am somewhat confused about this position advertisement because an (apparently) older version requested physical applications send to Duke (which seemed strange). So I was surprised to see that they apparently circulated a second advertisement with a different, online, application process. Did any of you folks who had letters requested submit your applications by physical mail? -- I submitted online (2x)
  • AAA interview 11/19 x2
  • To those with AAA interviews, how were you contacted? Were all of your letters up before they asked for an interview?
  • By an email from the search chair. 3 of 4 letters were up. -- Thank you. Good luck!
  • AAA interview (by email,  2 of 4 letters were up.) 11/20
  • Campus visits being scheduled 12/14 
  • kind rejection email. 140 applicants.
  • Has someone received an offer yet?
  • Offer Accepted [2/23, posted 3/12]

Eastern Washington University (WA) - Medical Anthropology (Deadline: 1/31/15)Edit

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Geography and Anthropology to begin September 2015. We seek candidates specializing in Medical Anthropology to enhance the existing comprehensive undergraduate four-field curriculum. Topical specialization within medical anthropology is open but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in areas related to health care systems, health delivery, biotechnology, infectious disease, epidemiology or death and dying, Preference will be also given to candidates with demonstrated teaching and research experience in applied anthropology and transnational/ migrant communities. The preferred regional specialization for this position is sub-Saharan Africa. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, online education and who combine medical anthropology with GIS are especially encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • The typical teaching load is seven courses per year on the quarter system (36 credits approximately) and the successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities involving introductory anthropology courses, general education courses and upper-division courses in his/her areas of specialty.
  • The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain an active research program, participate in service activities, and develop and seek external funding to support his/her research.
  • Position will advise and mentor students, and may supervise student research and theses.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to organize and lead experiential learning opportunities for students.
  • All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and in assessment of learning outcomes.
  • Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to offer interest and/or experience in online learning and pursuit of grants, to expand the university's endeavors in those areas.

The Anthropology program is seeking a colleague with a strong commitment to students, collegiality, quality teaching and advising as well as scholarly potential. The faculty member hired for this position will be welcomed into an academic community dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement and social justice. The Anthropology program warmly encourages applicants from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our faculty.

  • Applications will be accepted at least through 1/31/2015; screening will begin 2/2/2015. To be assured full consideration, your application must be complete and submitted through the online portal by the screening date. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.
  • Link to Apply: http://www.Click2Apply.net/x4nd5nj

Elon University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor of Cultural Anthro. [spec. Sex / Gender] (Deadline: 17 Oct. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Elon University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in cultural anthropology beginning in fall of 2015. Ph.D. in anthropology required. Teaching and research specialization should include sex and gender; additional topical and geographical areas are open. Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellent teaching, an active research agenda, a collegial spirit of service to the department and university, and a desire to mentor undergraduate research. Teaching includes introduction to cultural anthropology, qualitative methods, anthropological theory, upper division topics courses in area of specialization, and capstone seminar. Applicants must also be willing to teach in Elon's Core Curriculum. Elon is a dynamic, private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. It has a robust center for international studies and study abroad as well as a Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies. To learn more about Elon, please visit our website at http://www.elon.edu.

  • Applications must be received by October 17, 2014 to be assured of consideration. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research statement, and names of three references electronically to Dr. Tom Mould, Chair of the Anthropology Search Committee, at antjob@elon.edu. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants. Preliminary interviews will begin at the AAA meetings Dec. 3-7, 2014.
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2015
  • From Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2015: "request for letters of recommendation and AAA interview 11/17"
  • From Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2015: "skype interview request (12/11)"
  • Any thoughts on why they are doing Skype interviews after conducting interviews at the AAA?
  • How many folks were asked for skype interviews after the AAA interviews?
  • In my experience, skype interviews usually complement or accompany AAA interviews, i.e. they are used to interview candidates who they've detected post-AAAs or who were not at the meetings.
  • A friend of mine was interviewed by a committee member at AAA and also interviewed via skype.  Perhaps the AAA interview was exploratory?  Maybe they didn't do that many skype interviews?  Unclear.
  • Call for a campus interview (12/22) X2
  • Offer made and accepted (3/15)

Franklin and Marshall College (PA) - Sociocultural Anthropology (Deadline: 7 Nov. 2014) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociocultural anthropology, beginning Fall 2015. The rank will be Assistant Professor or Instructor, depending on qualifications. Applicants should possess or be close to completing their Ph.D. in Anthropology. Teaching experience and a record of scholarly achievement are required. Franklin & Marshall faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, active mentors, and productive scholars. Teaching load is 3/2, which includes contributions to the general education curriculum and teaching courses that fulfill the College’s non-Western cultures requirement. We are looking for a colleague who does not duplicate our present departmental interests. Topical areas of interest are: cultural approaches to medical anthropology; language and culture; the anthropology of humanitarianism; and transnationalism. Preferred research and teaching culture areas are: Mexico/Central America; Middle East/North Africa; South Asia; and Japan. The successful candidate must have experience in conducting and analyzing extensive, long-term fieldwork and be capable of teaching our senior level ethnographic methods course.

  • Application deadline is Friday November 7, 2014. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript), the names and affiliations of three references, and brief teaching and research statements via Interfolio at http;//apply.interfolio.com/25816 For specific questions, contact Mary Ann Levine, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Franklin & Marshall College, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003. We will interview candidates for the position at the American Anthropological Association meetings in December. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.
  • Do you really need to possess an interfolio account (not free) to apply for this job? I've been doing this a while, but this is a new one for me. 
  • I was able to apply via interfolio for free. (x2)
  • EEO request - I'm assuming this is standard for all applicants? (x9) (11/18)
  • AAA interview request (11/24) x
  • campus visit scheduled [posted 12/28] - Really? Received request for supplementary materials (7 candidates on a long short list)... Likewise, I heard that the search committee is meeting mid-Jan to narrow down a short list. 
  • Any news? I also heard about 7 candidates on a long short list. 
  • Looks to me like this position may have been turned into a visiting position - same job description is now listed on indeed.com and elsewhere (aaanet) as a one year position.
  • Rejection letter by mail, dated 3 April; position has been filled (04/13)

Georgia Southern University (GA) - Anthropology (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Georgia Southern University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service. At Georgia Southern we provide a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.

Position Description: Reporting to the department chair, the assistant professor position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship in the area of cultural anthropology. Responsibilities include teaching introductory anthropology and advanced courses in cultural anthropology. The position is a 9-month appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Required Qualifications: A Doctorate in Anthropology (or closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in anthropology); Academic background to teach four-field Introduction to Anthropology and Cultural Anthropology courses; Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience teaching college-level courses; Expertise to teach a lower-division course in biological anthropology; A regional focus not currently covered by department faculty

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/socianth/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia Southern University is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

  • Screening of applications begins October 15, 2014, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2015. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:  Heidi Altman, Search Chair, Search #67227, Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Electronic mail: haltman@georgiasouthern.edu. Telephone: 912-478-5723
  • Rejection e-mail received (12/4) x2
  • received email that position is filled 2/16 x2

Georgia State University (GA) - Global Studies (Deadline: 8 Dec. 2014) - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The new Global Studies Institute at Georgia State University invites applications for three new tenure-track or tenured positions to begin in Fall 2015.  Applications are invited from scholars at the assistant or early associate professor level invested in interdisciplinary approaches to global issues, especially those with training in anthropology, cultural geography, economics, history, political science, religious studies or sociology.  Preference will be given to candidates whose work addresses themes related to peace, conflict and post-conflict studies; development, urbanization and migration; or global human rights, labor or social justice movements.

  • Applicants should submit the following (in pdf format) to Ms. Jennifer Pate at jpate3@gsu.edu: 1) a letter outlining their qualifications and plans for individual or collaborative research in global studies; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) two samples of their scholarly work; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy); and 5) three letters of recommendation.  A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.   Application review will begin on December 8, 2014, and continue until the three positions are filled. 
  • Job announcement: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49945
  • Any news on this one? (1/20)
  • Initial pool of candidates formed. (1/23)
    • To the above poster, was this information provided through email or through a request for more information?
    • is this job cross-listed anywhere on the wiki? Were all candidates in anthropology?
    • E-mail received requesting interview availability. Not all canidates anthro. 

Governors State University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor, Cultural Anthro. (Global Studies and/or Environmental Studies) - (Deadline: 20 Jan. 2015) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at Governors State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Cultural Anthropology, with an emphasis in global studies and/or environmental studies. Sociology and Anthropology is a combined major at Governors State University, so familiarity with both disciplines will be a strength, as will be a contribution to the Global Studies and/or Environmental Studies majors and minors through a cultural anthropological lens. A terminal degree in Anthropology or a closely related field is required. The degree must be completed by August 2015.

Minimum Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have: (1) teaching experience at the undergraduate level; (2) positive teaching evaluations that also reflect enthusiastic and innovative instruction; (3) an active research agenda with evidence of research potential and/or productivity; (4) a strong desire to engage in collaborative research with undergraduates; and (5) a willingness to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology to cohorts of incoming first-year students who will have a particular thematic focus in which global understanding will be central.

We are especially interested in candidates who have non-U.S. field experience and a research focus in East Asia, Latina/Latin American/Caribbean Studies, Middle Eastern/North African, or Africana Studies. In order to be a leading candidate in this search, in addition to the aforementioned requirements, the candidate minimally must be fluent in the English language, be able to communicate well, demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in teaching through a successful interview and classroom demonstration and be experienced in the use of innovative curricular approaches that are student-centered, inquiry-based and hands-on oriented. Successful applicants should also be prepared to advise students, maintain a program of scholarship, and provide meaningful service to the university, the community, and the profession. Candidates may be required to teach at night, on weekends, online, or at off campus locations. The teaching load is four courses in both Fall and Spring semester, with opportunities of course release for scholarship.

  • Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, please visit  https://employment.govst.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53309 Candidates should submit a cover letter detailing teaching experience and research interests in cultural anthropology. Candidates should also include a curriculum vita; and a list of three professional references. Review of applications will begin January 20, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by telephone. Those candidates who are invited for a telephone interview will be asked to provide the Search Committee three letters of reference to [insert email address here], teaching evaluations, and syllabi of courses relevant to the position.
    • Request for phone interview (called on 2/5)
    • Any news? (3/5)
    • Campus interview scheduled 

Haverford College (PA) - Socio Cultural Anthropologist (Deadline: 15 October 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Haverford College solicits applications for a Sociocultural Anthropologist with a specialization in Environmental Anthropology or Political Ecology, to fill a tenure-track opening in the Department of Anthropology. Specializations can include but are not limited to: urban movements, rural sustainability, political ecology, infrastructure, climate change, food and agriculture, natural resources, electricity, water, mining and resource extraction, disasters and trauma, the politicization of environment, history of environmental movements. While an appointment is anticipated at the beginning assistant professor level, we will also consider strong candidates at the advanced assistant professor level. The successful applicant should have completed the Ph.D. by August, 2015, and have a strong record of research, publishing, and teaching in Environmental Anthropology. S/he will be expected to take a leadership role in our interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program as well as in the Anthropology Department. The successful candidate will train a diverse student body in the use of ethnographic methods for the study of environmental issues, create opportunities for faculty-student research collaboration, teach courses in Environmental Studies and Anthropology, and maintain an active research profile as a sociocultural anthropologist who specializes in environmental issues. The ethnographic region of research is open with preference for Asia, Middle East, or the Americas.

  • Letters of reference requested by email via Interfolio (11/11) x10
  • Were all of these requests made 11/11?
  • Can someone clarify the letters of reference request. Did the request come via email, or just through Interfolio? I see that on Interfolio my appication is now marked as incomplete, and that there is room for references. Does this mean they are being requested of me? Any timeline for having the letters submitted? New to Interfolio, so any help is much appreciated, thanks. (11/14)
  • There was an email sent through interfolio called "Invitation to submit reference letters," deadline Nov 18. In my experience, if you don't get the communication, you have not been long-listed, even if your Interfolio application does reflect a change. But check your spam filter, of course. Can others confirm the Interfolio dynamic?
  • From what I've seen, Interfolio creates those reference uploading options for all applications despite the fact that only those selected (and emailed directly via Interfolio) are actually being invited to submit them.
  • Thanks for letting me know about Interfolio experiences. Good luck candidates.
  • AAA interview request by email (11/24) x4
  • Anyone heard back about a campus visit invitation? (12/6) Not me x3
  • Campus visit request (12/17) x4
  • Canceled my campus visit due to another job offer. I am one of the x4s above. Good luck! (1/20)
  • offer made and position accepted

High Point University (NC) - Sociology and Anthropology  (Deadline: 1 December 2014) - SKYPE INTERVIEW REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Human Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, and Nonprofit Studies invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in sociology/anthropology at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin August 2015.  Sociology and Anthropology is a combined major at HPU.  A Ph.D in either Sociology or Anthropology is required for the position.

The ideal candidate will have: (1) teaching experience at the undergraduate level; (2) positive teaching evaluations that also reflect enthusiastic and innovative instruction; (3) an active research agenda with evidence of research potential and/or productivity; (4) a strong desire to engage in collaborative research with undergraduates; and (5) a willingness to potentially teach a First Year Seminar on a topic of the candidate's choice.

The teaching load is three, 4-credit hour courses in both the fall and spring semesters and will typically include at least one section of either introductory sociology or introduction to cultural anthropology.  We are especailly interested in candidates whose primary area of specialization is in medical sociology/anthropology and public health.  Secondary areas of interest are open. Candidates should consult the High point University Undergraduate Bulletin http://issue.com/highpointuniversity/docs/undergrad_bulletin_2014-2015?e=7518895/8840869 to see what sociology/anthropology courses are offered that they feel would be qualified or interested in teaching, and address that in their cover letter.

  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit via email to the following address: sociology@highpoint.edu (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for now), and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests. Candidates with teaching experience should also include course syllabi and teaching evaluations. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Job announcement
  • Request for Skype interview 1/6 x (2)
  • Any News?

Illinois State University (IL) - Women's and Gender Studies (Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014) -- SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University seek a sociologist or anthropologist for a joint, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. Research and teaching expertise in sociological or anthropological perspectives on women's and gender issues required. The WGS Program has a long-standing need for coverage of its introductory courses, topical seminar course, queer studies courses, and theories and methodologies seminar. A Ph.D. in either sociology or anthropology is required by the beginning of the appointment. Successful candidates will teach courses in both units.

Johns Hopkins University (MD) - (Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin in July 2015. We encourage applicants whose research is in one or more of the following areas: economy, environment, and health. Africa and Asia are preferred areas of regional expertise, with special interest in transnational connections between these areas. Applicants should be prepared to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and complement current strengths. The position offers the opportunity and expectation to contribute to department development, and to collaboration with interdisciplinary programs within and across the JHU Schools. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment and evidence of an active research agenda.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and names of three reference letter writers. (update: 9/20, interfolio makes it appear that you need the letters of reference, not just the names of the references). Application materials can be uploaded to the website by following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/25086

  • Applications are due on October 1, 2014.
  • 9/25- So do you need letters of reference or just names? How to handle the interfolio setup?
  • 9/26-I called the department yesterday and it turns out they actually want letters of reference...
  • 10/31-any news on the search?
  • 11/5-letter request. (x2)
  • Above poster: what do you mean "letter request"? We all sent in our letters of recommendation at the very beginning--> no, they just asked the three names and contact info in the first place; i got a request of letters of recommendation from the search committee today. 
  • This is super confusing. They did want letters of reference in the beginning. See the earlier post here dated 9/26. Perhaps some people didn't submit and are now being asked to provide letters? Who knows.
  • 11/13 - job talks scheduled
  • offer made and accepted [posted 2/2]

Lower Columbia College (WA) - TT Anthropology Instructor (Deadline: 20 Feb. 2015) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Lower Columbia College is located in the heart of historic Longview, WA. LCC is the Smart Choice! Longview offers all of the advantages of a small town but approximately one hour drive gives you access to Portland, Oregon, the Pacific Ocean, and the Cascade Mountains.

Positions offer exciting opportunities to make a positive impact on student learning and our community including participating in campus and community activities, professional development, and collaborating with other faculty and staff.

Salary: Starting salary is $44,635 - $52,832 depending on education and experience with increases to $65,713 based on professional development units as it relates to the current Lower Columbia College Faculty Agreement.

Description of Position: Lower Columbia College is seeking a knowledgeable, energetic, and creative instructor to teach primarily in Cultural and Biological Anthropology. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach introductory courses in sociology or psychology and in other areas of anthropology or sociology.

  • Application materials can be obtained by visiting the Human Resource Services office OR on the LCC Jobs Page ( http://lowercolumbia.edu/jobs).
  • Closing Date: Friday, February 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm
  • Rejection email 4/9
  • Campus visit - End of April 

Marlboro College (VT) - Sociocultural Anthropology (Deadline: 3 Oct. 2014) - OFFER MADE Edit

Marlboro College, a liberal arts college of 300 students and 41 faculty members, invites applications from broadly trained, dedicated teachers for a full-time, tenure-track position in Sociocultural Anthropology. The successful candidate's core responsibilities will be to teach introductory and intermediate anthropology courses that describe the discipline, its theories, and its methodologies while supporting advanced, independent, often cross-disciplinary undergraduate work in a liberal arts setting. As the sole anthropologist on the faculty, the successful candidate will support students with a wide range of geographical, topical, and methodological interests and actively work with Marlboro students engaged in fieldwork off campus and teach the skills of writing ethnography. With interest, the candidate could take part in teaching one or more of the required courses in our World Studies Program. College teaching beyond the graduate assistant level desired. PhD required.

  • Application consideration begins October 3rd, 2014; position begins September 2015. All applicants must apply online at http://www.marlboro.edu/offices/hr/jobs/faculty/. Electronic attachments to the online application should include: a curriculum vitae; a letter of application including statements on teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and research interest; and evidence of effective teaching, including course evaluations if available. In addition, applicants will need to provide the names and contact information for three references, at least one of whom should be able to speak to their teaching.
  • Anyone else having trouble submitting the application online? (10/3)  
  • I was able to submit around 4pm on 10/3, and received an email immediately afterwards. But was not able to verify the documents that I uploaded or anything ... (10/4)
  • Phone interview scheduled (11/12) x4
  • I had a phone interview the third week of Nov. Haven't had any communication since. Anybody heard anything about campus visits? (12/1)
  • Any updates here? During the phone interview, they mentioned the possibility of campus visits happening before winter break. (12/8)
  • Any news on this position?? (1/2)
  • heard indirectly that an offer has been made (1/3)
  • Official rejection email (1/13) x3

Maryland Institute College of Art (MD) - Cultural Anthropology (Asia or Africa) - (Deadline: Jan. 1 2015) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Position: Full-time appointment in Cultural Anthropology with a geographical focus on Asia or Africa. The Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning August 1, 2015. 

Job Description: The department seeks applicants for a full-time, continuing position in Cultural Anthropology with a geographical focus on Asia (East, Southeast, or South) or Africa. Knowledge of at least one Asian or African language is essential and significant research and field work experience in the region of focus is highly desirable.  Because the position is within a multidisciplinary department teaching art students, the successful applicant must demonstrate conversancy across disciplines, and the ability to make their subject accessible to a broad audience of non-specialists.    

Humanistic Studies is a multi-disciplinary department currently focusing on History, Philosophy, and Literature. The objective of this position is to expand the disciplinary breadth of the department, and to globalize and diversify existing curricular offerings. A commitment to excellence in teaching and an interest in teaching liberal arts/social science courses to art students are essential. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach the department’s first-year requirement “Critical Inquiry,” a course emphasizing self-reflection and critical thinking through various modes of writing, reading, and visual response. The position requires a Ph.D. in Anthropology in hand by August 1, 2015.

The faculty position will teach eighteen credits per year (three courses per semester) at a professional art college internationally known for its dedication to teaching excellence, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, and the importance of the fine arts. The candidate will be capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program, be proficient in traditional techniques and a broad understanding of new approaches in their field.

The interdisciplinary nature of the Department and College requires that faculty meaningfully contribute in a variety of areas that include: all aspects of departmental operations and institutional governance including advising, institutional and departmental committee service, and scheduled departmental and student activities during the school year. In addition to teaching, all full-time faculty are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the department and college.

Requirements:

  • PhD in Anthropology
  • Knowledge of at least one Asian or African language
  • Minimum 1 year of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred).
  • Teach the department’s first-year requirement “Critical Inquiry”
  • Teach upper-division courses in their discipline
  • Teach courses that support the departments major in Humanistic Studies
  • Ability to make their subject accessible to a broad audience of non-specialists
  • Pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the department and college
  • Candidate must successfully  complete a full background check

Valued, but not required:

  • Minimum 3 years of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred).
  • Significant research and field work experience in the region of focus

Visit www.micahr.slideroom.com. You will be asked to login or create a login. Once you have logged in, please follow these instructions.  Instructions will also be posted in SlideRoom as you are applying.

  • Please Submit via Slideroom: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae (CV); Statement of Teaching Philosophy; Sample teaching materials. Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing.  No physical media are requested nor will be returned. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Received invitation for telephone interview next week (Received by email, 1.7.12)
  • Campus Interviews scheduled
  • Any news, anyone?
  • I haven't heard anything.  Perhaps something went wrong with the search?
  • Offer accepted (Posted 29th March)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Urban Planning (Deadline: Oct. 1st) -- ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeks outstanding faculty candidates for multiple positions. We are looking for individuals who can enhance our efforts to improve the quality of life in and resilience of the world’s urban regions through planning, design, and policymaking. We invite applications from individuals engaged in innovative research, teaching and practice, who can contribute to the department in one or more of the following areas:

  • Informal Settlements and Urban Development
  • Urban and Regional Economics
  • Environmental Policy and Ecological Planning
  • Community and Land Use Planning
  • Spatial Modeling and Urban Analytics  

As a multi-disciplinary department with students from around the world, we welcome candidates from fields such as planning, economics, sociology, law, and ecology; we also encourage applicants with international expertise, including those with knowledge of the Global South. Initial appointments are expected to be made at pre-tenure ranks, although in exceptional cases we will consider more senior tenured candidates.  Successful applicants will be expected to engage with students from the department’s undergraduate, professional masters (MCP), and doctoral programs.

Basic qualifications include a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in planning or a related field; a track record of excellence in scholarship and teaching; and a strong interest in working across traditional disciplinary boundaries to solve urban problems.  In rare cases, a record of outstanding practice will be considered in lieu of an appropriate degree or teaching/scholarship; MIT offers a parallel track for associate professor of the practice, which may be more appropriate for practitioner-scholar.

  • Applications should be submitted through the Interfolio web site at: http://apply.interfolio.com/25072. A complete application package includes a cover letter, c.v., statement outlining current and future research and teaching interests; and the names, affiliations, and email addresses of at least three referees. Review of candidates will begin on October 1, 2014, and continue until all positions are filled. For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff 877-997-8807 or help@interfolio.com. Other questions can be directed to Sandra Elliott: sandrame@mit.edu.  Please do not send materials by email. DUSP continues to develop its diverse community of teachers and scholars, and strongly encourages applications from women and members of under-represented groups.
  • request for reference letters and teaching evaluations (October 6th)

McGill University, Critical Development Studies- TT Appointment, Dept. of Anthropology and the Institute for the Study of International Development  (Deadline: Jan 15) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology and the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) at McGill University invites applications for a jointly appointed Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Critical Development, with a disciplinary focus in Anthropology, effective August 1, 2015.  We are seeking candidates with conceptually informed ethnographic projects whose work is centrally concerned with the critical exploration of development, broadly defined.  The successful candidate will bring anthropological insights to timely issues concerning development in ways that also speak to and illuminate foundational anthropological concerns. We are interested in candidates who explore the ethnography of everyday life in the face of larger global processes and power relations. Theoretical and geographical areas are open. Areas of research may include (but are not limited to): development rationalities, norms, and temporalities; technologies and techniques of development; bureaucratic, market, and governmental logics; global political economy; urbanization; human rights/humanitarianism; gender; violence; environmental and ecological degradation; economic and political collapse; structural inequalities. Competitive applicants must have outstanding records of teaching and research and demonstrate high potential for developing strong research programs supported by external funding. Successful candidates will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate theory courses, develop courses at all levels in their areas of specialization, and exhibit a commitment to service in both units and the university. Candidates should have already completed the PhD or be very near completion.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  McGill University is an English language institution, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.

  • Review of applications will begin by November 15, 2014, but applications submitted up to January 15, 2015 will be considered.  Applicants must fill out the online application form at academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4555 and upload a cover letter addressing the candidate’s research interests and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and contact information for three referees.  For further information, please consult the following websites: for the Department of Anthropology (http://www.mcgill.ca/anthropology) and for the Institute for the Study of International Development (http://www.mcgill.ca/isid/). Enquiries may be directed to jobsearch.anthropology@mcgill.ca.
  • Letters of rec requested - 1/20
  • Letter of rec request 1/27
  • Job talks done. 3/2
  • Any updates? 3/22
  • Offer made and accepted as of 3/25

Metropolitan State University (MN) - TT Asst. Professor, Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: Feb. 6 2015) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking a tenure-track, probationary assistant professor in cultural anthropology within the Social Science Department of the College of Arts and Sciences [beginning August 2015].

Responsibilities: Faculty members are expected to demonstrate ability to teach cultural anthropology courses effectively at the undergraduate level; Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement; Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study; Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance and engage in service to the university and community; Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Cultural Anthropology (degree in hand at time of hire); Evidence of effective teaching at the university level; Demonstrated ability to work in an institution with a culturally, economically and linguistically diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to integrating teaching and scholarship in an interdisciplinary program; Demonstrated ability to teach research methods; Demonstrated interest in engagement in urban communities (scholarly and/or applied); Demonstrated experience in student development (e.g., academic advising, mentoring, student activities, etc.).

Please note: Filling of this position is dependent upon budget.

Application: To apply, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrostatemn/default.cfm

  • Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on February 6, 2015.
  • Today, received email to schedule phone interview (2/20)
  • Any word since phone interviews (3 weeks ago)?
  • I also haven't heard anything after a phone interview in early March. A much longer turn around than they said. Has anyone heard anything? 4/2/15
  • I'm local and heard they hired someone, a man.  I never had any communication of any kind after phone interview.  7/17/15

Miami University of Ohio (OH) - Anthropology of Religion (Deadline: 10 Nov. 2014)Edit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Anthropology of Religion beginning August 2015. The successful candidate will have an active research program in contemporary North American Christianity in global and comparative context and teach introductory level courses, courses in anthropological theory and ethnographic method, and upper division courses in the candidate's areas of expertise. Ph.D. in anthropology required by time of appointment.

Required qualities include: excellence in teaching, active research program, willingness to provide service to the university and the profession, and ability to contribute to a 4-field anthropology department.

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing teaching and research, curriculum vitae, summary evidence of teaching excellence, and list of three references to www.miamiujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=53973. Screening of applications will begin November 10 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates whose applications are received by November 10, 2014, may be contacted for prearranged interviews at the AAA meetings in Washington, DC December 3-7, 2014.

Michigan Technological University (MI) - Assistant Professor in Environmental Justice, Industrial Communities, Health, Food Systems, or Gender (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE Edit

The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for an Assistant Professor to join an interdisciplinary social sciences faculty. We seek a scholar specializing in environmental justice, industrial communities/deindustrialization, health, food systems, or gender. Candidates should be prepared to teach one or more courses that articulate with the undergraduate majors in Anthropology or Social Science. Applicants should also demonstrate how their research and teaching interests strengthen one of our graduate programs (MS and PhD) in either Industrial Heritage and Archaeology or Environmental and Energy Policy. A Ph.D. in Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, or a related interdisciplinary field is required by August 15, 2015.

  • Applications will be reviewed starting Jan 15, 2015.  Full consideration will be given to applications received by that date. Interested candidates should complete the online application at http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/2349 and upload required materials including: (1) a letter of interest, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) research statement, and (4) names and contact information for three to five references. Letters of reference will be requested for candidates making the short list.
    • Request for letters of rec and skype interview (1/20)
    • Any news after skype interviews? (2/6)
    • Interviews scheduled

Missouri State University (MO) - Applied Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: 8 Jan 2015) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Missouri State University (in Springfield, Missouri) invites applications for a tenure-track position in applied cultural anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2015. Duties of the position include teaching courses at the introductory, advanced, and graduate levels in cultural and applied anthropology; advising students and mentoring graduate research; and otherwise contributing to a four-field undergraduate program and a master’s program in applied anthropology. Ph.D. in Anthropology by time of appointment, significant cross-cultural and/or international experience, demonstrated success in teaching anthropology, a record of excellence in research, and applied experience are required. Expertise in areas that complement the department's current strengths is desirable. A willingness and ability to offer opportunities for students to engage in research projects, fieldwork, or study abroad experiences is also welcome. The university is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment; the ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Link to Job Description: http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm

Open Date: 11/14/2014

  • Special Instructions to Applicants:  Apply at https://jobs.missouristate.edu attaching a letter of application identifying experiences and qualifications pertinent to the position and a curriculum vitae. Applicants may later be asked for transcripts, letters of reference, and other materials. Review of applications will begin December 17, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Website lists Review date as beginning January 8th 2015
    • Request for additional materials 1/27
    • Phone Interview 3/2
    • Campus Invite 3/11
    • Any news on this position following the campus interviews?
    • I contacted the chair of the search committe on 4/20 and was told that they had not yet made a hire but that they were working on it.  No word since then (4/29).

Muhlenberg College (PA) - Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: 14 Nov. 2014) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2015. We are seeking a broadly trained cultural anthropologist to support and complement our curriculum in anthropology, with topical specializations in one or more of the following areas: transnationalism and globalization; race, ethnicity, and indigeneity; and, economic life. Preference will be given to applicants with an international focus (any geographic area other than Latin America is welcome), and who can contribute to the College's interdisciplinary programs.

While the department expects applicants to be actively engaged in research and publication, its primary commitment is to quality undergraduate education. Applicants must, therefore, demonstrate effective and innovative teaching and a strong commitment to the goals of a liberal arts education. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in anthropology, exhibit an ability to advise and teach, show promise of continuing scholarship, and demonstrate an ability to work collegially and cooperatively in a combined anthropology and sociology department. Candidates will teach introductory courses in cultural anthropology, anthropological theory and/or ethnographic methods as well as topical courses in their area of expertise. Successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to the College's general education program, particularly with regards to the College's human diversity and global engagement requirement.

  • Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, sample teaching materials with evidence of teaching excellence, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references. Please send complete application packages (preferably as a single PDF) to AnthSearch@muhlenberg.edu by November 14th, 2014.
  • Letters of recommendation requested x3 (11/12)
  • I just got an email request this morning for letters (11/17).x2
  • Letters seem pretty pro-forma here, given that it's just a form e-mail addressed "Dear Candidate" and the applications are not even due for another few days... It seems like a way to technically get around the AAA rules about not asking for letters at the first stage while actually creating more work for everyone...
  • Maybe this is the case, but I applied several weeks back and did not receive the request for letters.
  • Has anyone who submitted on the deadline received a letter request or confirmation of receipt? (11/17)
  • To the poster above--I just did.  They seem to be tricklying in slowly today. Don't lose hope just yet...
  • (11/17/14) To clarify re: comment above, you received request for letters or just confirmation of receipt, or both? I have received neither...
  • I received a request for letters today, but no initial confirmation of application receipt at the time of application (11/14).
  • I applied several weeks ago and received no rec request or confirmation. I am not the same person as the first person who posted, so know that you are not alone in your situation (11/17)
  • Letters of recommendation requested (11/24) x3
  • Request for phone interview (12/3) x 2
  • Email rejection, first time been contacted (12/16) x5
  • Any news on campus visits? (12/23)
  • Invitation for campus visit (12/23)

New York University (NY) - Archaeology (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014) Edit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications from outstanding scholars for a tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, to start September 1, 2015, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

The department is looking for scholars with exceptional records in teaching and research in anthropological archaeology, specializing in landscape and environmental archaeology, archaeobotany, and/or geoarchaeology. Regional and chronological expertise is open. All candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Center for the Study of Human Origins.

To apply, please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references through the following link: http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52121

  • Application deadline is November 15, 2014.

New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study (NY) - TT Asst Prof, Art and Society (open field incl. social sciences) - (Deadline: Oct. 20 2014)Edit

Founded in 1972, Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,400 students within New York University. Its B.A. and M.A. programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, multidisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatin's own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses and arts workshops. The School emphasizes excellent teaching, intensive student advising and mentoring, and a unique combination of program flexibility and academic rigor. 

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU seeks to fill a tenure-track, assistant-professor level position in Art and Society to commence September 1, 2015. We seek interdisciplinary candidates who explore art as a mode of knowledge and inquiry and whose scholarship engages with the relationship between art, social and environmental change, and social structure. We are particularly interested in candidates attentive to global and translocal issues. The position calls for a faculty member with a collaborative spirit who will help students grapple with questions concerning the aesthetic and the political, and the role of the arts in both challenging and supporting social systems. The field is open, and those in the social sciences are especially encouraged to apply. 

The candidate must have a strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching and in advising individualized undergraduate and graduate research programs. To be successful, a candidate needs to be able to design and teach imaginative and innovative courses that elaborate and examine these questions in their historical and theoretical contexts, and in practice. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level; a strong record of research and writing. 

All application materials must be submitted electronically at http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52245

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (of 15-20 pages), three letters of recommendation, a statement of your teaching philosophy, and a brief description of three courses you would like to teach. For questions, please contact Christine Murray at christine.murray@nyu.edu. 

  • Applications will begin to be considered on October 20, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

New York University (NY) - Religious Studies / Anthropology (Deadline: 10 Nov. 2014) - JOB TALKS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Religious Studies Program and the Anthropology Department in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University invite applications by outstanding scholars for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 1, 2015, subject to budgetary and administrative approval.

We seek someone ethnographically and theoretically engaged in understanding how religious practice continues to be elaborated with vigor to become an ever more important cultural, social and political factor in the rapidly globalizing world. We seek a specialist in an area outside the USA, including, but not limited to, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, or India. The candidate should be prepared to teach Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion, as well as three other courses per year, one of which will usually be at the graduate level.

  • Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, letter of application, descriptions of possible courses in Religious Studies and Anthropology, statement of current and future research plans, and three referees. Application deadline is October 15, 2014 November 10, 2014. To apply, follow the "Employment" link at http://religiousstudies.as.nyu.edu/page/home.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2014-2015
  • 10/07: Deadline extended to November 10, cf: http://religiousstudies.as.nyu.edu/page/employment and http://careercenter.aaanet.org/jobs/63809
  • FYI. When you go into their online submission portal, it prompts you to upload the following documents: cover letter; CV or resume; statement of research and goals; statement of teaching; list of references. There is no space or prompt to upload their required "descriptions of possible courses in Religious Studies and Anthropology" unless you would load that where it asks for "statement of teaching."
  • Letter writer said s/he was contacted to submit on my behalf; not sure if automatic or direct (11/1).
  • Skype interview invitation received (12/1).
  • Rejection email 12/20
  • Job talk scheduled for late February 12/23 [posted 1/2/15]
  • Anyone else not hear anything post-Skype interview?

NYU Shanghai (CHN) - Sociocultural Anthropology (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014) - AAA / SKYPE INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

NYU Shanghai seeks to fill a tenured or tenure-track position in the field of Sociocultural Anthropology beginning in the Fall Semester of 2015. This is the first of what is anticipated as three to four positions in anthropology at NYU Shanghai. The person in this position will work with other social scientists to develop a broad, interdisciplinary social science program and major in what is currently an undergraduate setting but one that is planned to include a graduate wing over time. We seek an active scholar, theoretically sophisticated and ethnographically grounded. He or she should be able to work well in an interdisciplinary environment and bring experience in curricular and program development alongside their research and teaching. More advanced candidates should have a distinguished publication list, an active research agenda, and a demonstrated record of leadership in collaborative work. World area and fields of specialization are open, although interest in global/transnational scholarship broadly defined is preferred. Rank is open, although all applicants must have Ph.D. in hand. Applications at the associate or full professor level are preferred. The person holding this position will be affiliated with NYU Anthropology in New York City.

The terms of employment in NYU Shanghai are comparable to U.S. institutions in terms of research start-up funds and compensation, and include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU global network, engaging in both research and teaching.

  • Applications are invited by October 15, 2014 and will be reviewed until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of no more than 3 pages each, describing research interests and teaching experience, and electronic copies of representative publications. In the online process, applicants will be asked to enter the names and email addresses of at least three references. Each reference will be contacted to upload a letter of reference. Candidates at the rank of tenured associate professor or above are not required to submit references at this time. Please visit our website at https://shanghai.nyu.edu/about/work/faculty-positions for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu.
  • In their online application system, the "invited by" date is November 1st. Can anyone give any clarity on the deadline? I'm assuming the system is always right. 
  • Email received to schedule Skype/AAA interviews 11/13.
  • email rejection after AAA interviews 12/20

Northern Arizona University (AZ) - Sociocultural Medical Anthropology (Deadline: 1 Aug. 2014)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Sociocultural Medical Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position may begin January 2015 or August 2015. Job Description: This position is a full time (9-month) tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a tenure-eligible faculty position requiring a balance of teaching, scholarship, and service within the discipline. We seek candidates with a developed research agenda that is a solid fit with the anthropology department, and with the overall goals of the NAU Health Research Initiatives (HRI) http://nau.edu/Research/NAU-Health-Research-Initiatives/ and NAU's Translational Health Research Initiative (THRIVE) http://nau.edu/Research/HRI/THRIVE/ programs. Areas of research interest include (but are not limited to), global and environmental health, epigenetics, and human rights/social justice. We seek candidates who have strong methodological training/experience in mixed methods research design (both qualitative and quantitative) and are prepared to teach both ethnographic and quantitative methods. Activities and expertise complementing the department's applied anthropology orientation, and experience developing and/or contributing to interdisciplinary research are desirable. The candidate's geographic and cultural foci are open. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and to web based teaching.

Required minimum qualifications include: PhD in Anthropology and emphasis in medical anthropology and/or public health conferred by appointment date; Two years of teaching experience in the university setting

  • This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on August 1st, 2014
  • Received rejection via snail mail, 3/3/15

Northwestern University (IL) - Medical Anthropology of Africa (Deadline: 17 Nov. 2014) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Northwestern University, Program of African Studies/Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in medical anthropology specializing in Africa, starting in September of 2015. Preference will be given to candidates who complement existing faculty expertise and build on the Department’s strong links with the Program of African Studies and Global Health Studies. Candidates should have an active field research program, and will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs in both Anthropology and African Studies.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 17th. Applications should be submitted to the Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, via our website http://www.anthropology.northwestern.edu
  • AAA gossip that candidates were contacted already. <--contacted for what? [12/15]
  • They held interviews at AAAs. [posted 12/17]
  • Campus interviews arranged

Ohio State University (OH) -- TT Assistant or Early Associate - Food Systems (Deadline: 15 March 2015) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or early associate professor level, commencing autumn semester 2015. We are seeking an anthropologist whose research and teaching focuses on the sustainability of indigenous/traditional food systems and who has experience leading/working in interdisciplinary research teams that employ a mixed methods (qualitative/quantitative) approach. The faculty member will initiate new transformative research projects with colleagues across campus and thus strengthen the university’s research on resilient and sustainable food security. Areas of research focus may include (but are not limited to): agroecology, the drivers/impacts of loss and/or maintenance of crop or wild plant/animal biodiversity, the impact of global market penetration on the sustainability of indigenous food systems and/or the effects of national/international policies on the subsistence strategies of indigenous/traditional populations. The faculty member may also consider the broad impacts of transitions from subsistence to market-oriented production on community livelihood strategies and well-being. The ideal candidate has an active, field-based research program working with populations who continue to rely upon traditional subsistence activities within and/or outside of the United States. The candidate’s interests will be in areas that are compatible with the Ohio State anthropology program’s empirical orientation and emphases on ecology, evolution, adaptation, diet, and health in past and living populations.

This position is a part of the first wave of hires for Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative (http://discovery.osu.edu), a tremendous investment that leverages the university’s expansive scholarly resources, creativity and shared commitment to make a global impact. The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative transdisciplinary team of over 50 existing faculty and many external partners working toward Resilient, Sustainable and Global Food Security for Health.

Qualifications:Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in anthropology at the time of application. Evidence of productivity and excellence in research and teaching required. The candidate will have the ability to teach introductory sociocultural anthropology, sociocultural theory and ethnographic courses in their area of specialization.

About Columbus:The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.

  • Application Instructions: The deadline for applications has been extended to March 15, 2015. Complete applications include a signed cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5275. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Barbara Piperata at Piperata.1@osu.edu.
  • Request for materials (3/13)
  • How were you notified of the request?
  • via email
  • Request for campus invite (4/9)

Oregon State University-Cascades (OR) - TT Assistant Professor, Ecological Anthropology - Nov 14Edit

Oregon State University-Cascades, and the School of Language, Culture, and Society at Oregon State University invites applications for one 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Environmental/Ecological Anthropology. The person in this position is assigned to work at Oregon State University-Cascades, located in Bend, Oregon.

In order to receive full consideration for this position, your application must be received by 11/14/14. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) Resume/Vita 2) Cover Letter/Letter of application 3) Teaching Statement 4) Research Statement 5) Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references (If your references are not included in your resume, attach them as Other Document) For information regarding this posting please contact: susan.jett@osucascades.edu

Link to Apply: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=37709

  • Does anyone have a clue if this is a more cultural or more biological position? (10/30)
  • I emailed them to ask this exact question and was told it was intended for cultural anthropologists (10/31)
  • And the phys anth wiki emits a collective sigh..
  • ​Any news on this one? (12/8)
  • Haven't heard anything yet (12/8)
  • There appears to be an inside candidate for this position who was widely lauded by the chair of the search committee in a local newspaper article.
  • Official rejection (generic email from HR on 3/16)

Pacific Lutheran University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology (Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Pacific Lutheran University Global Studies Program and Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position with a joint appointment to Global Studies and Anthropology starting September 2015. Applicants should be able to teach our introductory Global Studies course, "Global Perspectives", as well as other courses relevant to international development, international relations, and/or area studies.

The Global Studies program offers a major and minor. We place a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to complex global issues. Faculty seek to advance the University's vision of academic distinction through our global focus, student-faculty collaboration in research and service projects and by helping students find their own paths to meaningful and successful lives.

Work Schedule: Full-time, tenure-track position available September 1, 2015.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Teach the introductory course for Global Studies as well as 4 other courses in international relations/international development and 1 course in Anthropology. In addition, the selected candidate is expected to serve on the interdisciplinary Global Studies committee and contribute to the larger life of the University through committee work and other service activities.

Required Qualifications: PhD in International Development, Anthropology, International Relations, Political Science, Geography or related field. ABD will be considered, but PhD must be in hand by September 1, 2015.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit your application including a cover letter and vitae online at https://employment.plu.edu/. 3-5 confidential letters of reference will also be requested by PLU for selected applicants.

  • Closing Date: October 1, 2014
  • 9/17/14 It looks to me like they have a strong internal candidate.
  • 10/4/14 E-mail rejection  (x4)
  • 11/4/14 Email rejection (x2)
  • Additional materials requested (letters of reference, syllabi, transcripts, & student evaluations) 11/4

Plymouth State University (NH) - TT Asst. Professor, Applied Cultural Anthro. (Deadline: open until filled) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Plymouth State is a residential and comprehensive university that provides a peerless educational experience-a warm and engaged learning community focused on teaching excellence, innovative research and regional engagement. The University is located in the majestic heart of the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire and serves approximately 4,300 undergraduate and more than 2,000 graduate students.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has an anticipated opening for an Applied Cultural Anthropologist Assistant Professor tenure-track position, whose specialty includes medical anthropology or public health. The geographic region of research is open but Native/North America, Asia/Pacific Islands, or Africa is preferred. A strong teaching and research record and ability to engage undergraduate students in research and internships both internationally and in New England are important.

Anthropology is a joint B.A. program with Sociology. The Anthropology option offers courses in Archaeology, Physical Anthropology, and upper level courses in Sociocultural Anthropology. It is located in a multidisciplinary Social Science Department, which also includes programs in Geography, Environmental Planning, Tourism Management and Policy, as well as Political Science and Public Management. We anticipate that two new faculty (in Anthropology and in Tourism Management and Policy) will be hired in the 2015-2016 academic year as part of an initiative in the department to enhance its focus on applied social science and policy.

The candidate should be able to integrate their teaching and research in Cultural Anthropology and assist in developing a multi-disciplinary public health policy oriented program for the Department of Social Sciences. They should be able to teach Cultural Anthropology, Research Methods, Applied Anthropology and courses in their areas of expertise.

Duties & Responsibilities: Areas of responsibility will vary according to the faculty member's areas of expertise but should include the ability to teach a wide variety of undergraduate courses in anthropology ranging from Cultural Anthropology to upper level courses, including Research Methods. The typical teaching load includes introductory, general education, and upper level courses. Other responsibilities include advising students and engagement in service to the university, to professional organizations, and/or to the community, as well as to research and scholarship.

For full consideration please complete the online application at http://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54975 and upload the following documents: Letter of application describing qualifications; Curriculum vitae; Teaching philosophy statement; Statement of research interests; Sample of recent teaching evaluations; Three (3) current letters of recommendation * Copies of graduate transcripts * Note: The three current letters of recommendation and copies of graduate transcripts may be sent under separate cover directly to Plymouth State University, Human Resources, MSC #14, 17 High Street, Plymouth, NH 03264 or via e-mail to psu-hrjobs@plymouth.edu.

  • Deadline: Review of applications is underway and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed at the University's discretion. (Posted at HigherEdjobs.com on 02/05/2015.)
  • Rejection received 3/25
  • Campus visits first and second week of April
  • Offer made and accepted (5/6)

Portland State University (OR) - Urban or Environmental Anthropology (Deadline: Nov. 7 2014) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Portland State University’s Honors College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Urban or Environmental Anthropology to begin September 16, 2015. The candidate should show evidence of strong scholarship and a background in urban or environmental anthropology or related social science field. The new Assistant Professor will join the Honors College faculty in delivering a core Honors curriculum centered in Urban research and the liberal arts. This new faculty member will teach courses in his/her field of expertise at all levels, will advise Honors students from a variety of undergraduate majors, especially those interested in pursuing social science fields, and will supervise Honors papers and theses. Faculty in the College are expected to participate in governance, to be active in teaching and in community outreach and to be productive scholars within their own area of academic interest. Duties and Responsibilities: teaching core courses in the Urban Honors curriculum including: an interdisciplinary freshman seminar, “The Global City,” a second-year research methods course “Urban Society” and advanced seminars in their field. Faculty will make scholarly contributions to their research field, provide service to the College and University, and write grant applications. Finally, faculty contribute to the development of our Urban Honors Residential living/learning community.

To Apply: All applicants must apply online at: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/13615

  • Your application should include the following: letter of interest, CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Your referees must submit recommendation letters (on letterhead and signed) as email attachments to honors@pdx.edu or by regular mail to Urban Anthropology Search committee, Portland State University, University Honors College, PO Box 751 (HON), Portland, OR 97207. Submit all required materials by November 7, 2014 to be assured of consideration. Review will begin on November 7th and continue until finalists are identified.
  • Does anyone know if phone interviews have been scheduled?
  • I applied - haven't heard anything. x6 (12/8)
  • Recieved email to schedule phone interview on (1/2)
  • Email rejection (1/12) X2
  • Were the rejection emails post having a phone interview?
    • To the above poster, no. I received nothing after submitting application until the rejection email came, (1/13)
  • Anyone hears anything after the phone interview? Campus visit?
  • Was campus visit organized already? Any news after the phone interview? (1/20/2015)
  • Rejection email today (1/23) post phone interview (x2)

Princeton University (NJ) - Sociocultural Anthropology (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in sociocultural anthropology, to begin in September, 2015.

We seek ethnographically grounded and theoretically engaged scholars whose research and teaching promise to expand our current range of inquiry, for example, in the areas of human rights, urbanism, language and discourse, environmental studies, media studies (particularly new media), religion, and regions of the world not regularly covered by our courses.

Applicants should send a cover letter summarizing their teaching and research experience, and research goals for the next three to five years. Application dossiers should also include a full cv, names and contact information for four referees, a writing sample (e.g., published or submitted article), and syllabi for two courses in sociocultural anthropology (one basic, one more advanced). The PhD should be in hand or expected by September 1, 2015; therefore, applicants who are currently graduate students should also provide evidence of their progress toward timely completion of the degree.

Comments related to end date: Appointment initially for period of three years, renewable for a second three-year period contingent on a successful reappointment review. Tenure review normally takes place in sixth year of appointment.

Online App. Form

  • The deadline for applications is October 15, 2014.
  • Letters of recommendation/additional materials requested. The email noted that they would not be interviewing at the AAAs. (11/11)
  • Also recieved letter of recommendation/material request on 11/11
  • Also received letter of recommendation/material request on 11/11
  • Anyone hear anything about this position? I was one of those who was asked to send letters of rec and more materials, but haven't heard anything since.
  • Has anyone heard anything about this search?  Have they cancelled it? Or perhaps campus visits have been scheduled and just not noted on this wiki?  1/8
  • I was also asked for letters and additional materials but have not heard anything.
  • Any news on this position??
  • CAMPUS VISITS posted in header on 1/30
  • Offer made/accepted [posted 2/2]
  • This timeline makes little sense. talks were scheduled 1/30 and offer was accepted 3 days later? Does anyone know if this was an internal candidate?
  • [to clarify: 1/30 is when someone actually posted about the campus visits; these visits may, in fact, have been scheduled much earlier (don't know for sure, but it's possible ...). If the visits were scheduled somewhat earlier, then it might not be that strange that an offer has already been accepted ... (2/3)]
  • i know several graduate students in the department - the campus visits were scheduled through mid-late january. an offer was made, then accepted and finalized this week. [posted 2/6]
  • Campus visit was scheduled in DECEMBER and interviews were held throughout early to mid January, but nobody posted about it until the person who accepted the offer posted about both the visit and acceptance.  

Purdue University (IN) - Asst. or Assoc. Professor, Sustainability (Deadline: Nov. 14, 2014) - JOB OFFERED AND ACCEPTEDEdit

As part of a university-wide cluster hire in the area of “building sustainable communities,” the Department of Anthropology is seeking applications for a tenure track, assistant or associate professor position (with the possibility of tenure at the time of appointment) focused on community-based development and sustainability. Potential areas of interest would include how local communities are affected by, and respond to, new socio-economic and infrastructure changes, as well as how local communities resist forces threatening environmental and social sustainability both within and outside their community.

The successful candidate will add to the Anthropology Department's strategic initiative on addressing human global challenges. The candidate will complement one or more of the department’s four focus areas: identity and diversity; development, economy, and politics; ecology, health and well-being; or science and technology. Geographic area open. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their areas of specialization, such as environmental justice or political ecology, as well as core anthropology courses. A Ph.D. in Anthropology, Environmental Studies, or a related discipline is required. Joint or courtesy appointments are possible in other academic units participating in the cluster hire, including Communication, Philosophy, Political Science, and Engineering.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated potential to play a vital role in Purdue’s new “building sustainable communities” initiative dedicated to finding new approaches to addressing major environmental and sustainability challenges. Purdue’s Center for the Environment will serve as the interdisciplinary hub for this research community. Purdue also hosts several interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs focused on sustainability, including undergraduate degrees in environmental and ecological engineering and natural resources and environmental science, as well as a graduate program in Ecological Sciences and Engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in and contribute to these programs as well. More information on the cluster hire is available at http://www.purdue.edu/sustainablecommunities. An ability to link with programs in the College of Liberal Arts School of Interdisciplinary Studies is also welcome (see http://www.cla.purdue.edu/idis/idis/).

  • Application materials should be submitted electronically as .pdf attachments to Brenda Gunion (gunion@purdue.edu). Applications should include curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, and a cover letter that includes a description of the applicant’s commitment to and experience with interdisciplinary research and teaching relevant to the cluster. Samples of written work and instructional materials such as syllabi and course evaluations may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin November 14, 2014, and the position will remain open until filled. Questions should be addressed to search committee co-chairs Dr. Evelyn Blackwood (blackwood@purdue.edu) or Dr. Laura Zanotti (lzanotti@purdue.edu). A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • Letter of recommendation requested & AAA meeting invite (11/22) x2.
  • Campus Interview Scheduled
  • Email rejection stating job has been filled (4/27)

Quest University Canada (BC) - Sociocultural Anthropology (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW HELDEdit

What we are looking for: Quest University Canada invites applicants for a full-time continuing faculty position in sociocultural anthropology. The successful candidate will have exemplary teaching skills, a cross-disciplinary perspective, and a willingness to rethink higher education. The applicant will contribute to our current Foundation courses, teach theoretically grounded and ethnographically based courses which expand our current range of inquiry, and speak to larger issues of theoretical and comparative significance. Quest encourages applications from scholars to develop Concentration courses specializing in one or more of the following anthropological areas: transnationalism, immigration and migration, refugees and forced migration, indigeneity, comparative gender and sexuality, forensics/law, natural resource extraction, mining, water and/or energy politics.

Preference will be given to candidates who complement existing faculty research interests and regions of study and who share the division's commitments to social justice and examinations of sources and consequences of inequality. For a description of current faculty interests and regional concentrations, please view -www.questu.ca/academics/faculty/index.php.

All Quest faculty are expected to be able to teach four interdisciplinary courses - Cornerstone, Rhetoric, Question, and Keystone courses. Please see the Course Calendar for additional information on course offerings. We will give special consideration to candidates who are skilled communicators to academic and non-academic audiences and who are motivated to teach these skills to student.

About Quest: Quest University Canada offers an interdisciplinary liberal arts and science degree to undergraduates in seminar-style classes limited to 20 students. Run on a block schedule, courses are intensive and highly interactive. Our faculty collaborates frequently across disciplines in both curricular development and pedagogical innovation. Further details about Quest and the application procedure can be found under Information for Faculty Applicants.

Applicant requirements: A completed PhD or equivalent is required. At the minimum, candidates are expected to have designed and taught at least one university-level course. Candidates without this level of experience are encouraged to apply for a teaching fellowship which will be advertised in the spring. Although research, especially that involving undergraduates, is encouraged, those seeking a research-focused faculty position should not apply. Hiring for this position is subject to budgetary approval.

All applications must include: (1) a cover letter of no more than two pages. Please: (a) address specific aspects of the Quest curriculum that you find particularly exciting and explain how your background prepares you to deliver these pedagogical approaches; (b) specify how you are qualified to teach one (or more) existing Quest Foundation courses; (c) list new courses you can create for our Concentration program; and (d) describe what your Question would be if you were a Quest student. (2) a curriculum vitae emphasizing your experience with teaching, mentoring, collaboration, and innovation. Please include names and contact information for three references. (3) A description of your PhD in language appropriate to an educated but non-specialist audience in any medium of your choosing. Examples include: a short audio clip (~2 minutes), video clip (~1 minute), or written document (~200 words). Should you choose to submit a video clip, please upload the video to Vimeo and send a link rather than submitting the video file itself. (4) A two-page statement of teaching philosophy providing evidence of effective and innovative teaching practice. In your statement, please also include discussion of at least two of the following questions: a) What do you see as major challenges in higher level education? b) Describe your best and worst teaching moments, and outline what you learned from these, or c) What are some specific examples you could use to help first year undergraduate students to think and reason critically?

  • Applications should be sent to ssfaculty@questu.ca. Applications should be received by 15 October 2014. Interviews for finalists will begin in 15 November 2014. The start date for the position will be 1 August 2015.
  • Phone interview request (11/3)
  • Has anyone heard anything post phone interview? I have not. (11/26) x2
  • Campus interview / visit in December. No news since. Anyone else? 

Reed College (OR) - Sociocultural Anthropology (Deadline: 17 Oct. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

REED COLLEGE Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in sociocultural anthropology, preferably at the Assistant Professor rank, to commence August 2015. We are seeking a teacher-scholar with research specialization in one or more of the following areas: medical anthropology, science and technology studies, and/or environmental anthropology. Within these specializations, our strong preference is for a colleague working in sub-Saharan Africa, but other regions will be considered, excluding East Asia, Melanesia/Oceania, the Middle East/North Africa, North America, and Europe. We welcome a colleague whose research combines situated ethnographic and historical engagements and control of relevant field language(s) with a macroscopic/global scale of inquiry. Theoretical expertise and teaching competence should include both contemporary approaches and broader historical contexts of sociocultural anthropology and of Western social thought. Candidates are expected to have completed their PhD by August 2015. Reed is on the semester system with a teaching load of five courses per year; all students write a senior thesis. 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, CV, and names/addresses for three letters of recommendation through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/25255 by October 17, 2014. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the November 2014 AAA convention in Washington, DC.
  • Is Reed asking for everyone's letters? The initial app only asked for contact info for references.
  • Have people received requests for letters and was it through Interfolio?
  • My recommenders were contacted directly for letters. (10/30 x 5)
  • AAA interviews scheduled (11/6 x3)
  • Additional materials requested following a AAA interview, late dec.
  • Has anyone heard back yet, or know if they've scheduled campus interviews? Thanks!
  • Offer accepted (3/4)

Rhode Island College (RI) - Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: 1 Nov 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Rhode Island College invites applications for this full-time, tenure track position starting Fall 2015 to teach introductory and advanced courses in Cultural Anthropology, and in the General Education program. We are seeking a cultural anthropologist who is actively committed to solving human problems and can engage Rhode Island College students in that process. The position is pending budgetary approval and final appointment is subject to available funding.

Requirements include: Ph.D. in Anthropology; record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a record of excellence in ethnographic research.

Preferred requirements include: Topical areas in aging, migration or queer studies; established track record in directing student inquiry.

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/

  • Application deadline: November 1, 2014.
  • From the online HR system re: letters: "All letters of reference must be attached to your on-line application. Please be ready to provide names and email addresses of at least three (3) references (unless otherwise stated in the posting). Applicants using a dossier service such as Interfolio, please contact the dossier service for specific instructions prior completing the reference letter below. (If using Interfolio go to http://www.interfolio.com/helpcenter/index.cfm/198 for instructions). All letters of reference attached through the on-line system are confidential and are not viewable by the applicant, however, you may track the status of your referee responses. AFTER your application has been completed and CONFIRMED, the office of Human Resources will review the application before releasing it to the search committee for review. AFTER this step occurs referees will receive an email notification requesting they attach letters. Referees may attach letters at any time and may continue to attach letters after the posting closing date. PLEASE NOTE: - The system will not allow you to continue until three (3) references have been added. - Letters of reference mailed, emailed or faxed separately WILL NOT be accepted or acknowledged. - If your reference contact information is incomplete upon the posting closing date, your application MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED (even if a forced Confirmation occurred) - Referees of applicants who apply after a Priority Date has passed will receive an email notification only when post Priority Date applicants are released to the search committee for review. This may occur several weeks after the Priority Date has passed or not at all. - Referees who refuse to submit letters of reference are the responsibility of the applicant; an alternate referee may be provided upon consultation with the Office or Human Resources. - We are not responsible for email notifications sent to referees that may end up in a SPAM file."
  • Question: They did a search last year with at least one same topical focus (migration) as what is listed in this year's job ad. Any insight as to why they are hiring again this year? (10/28)
  • Faculty member who specialized in aging left this year for another position (11/4)
  • I have no idea about the status of the question regarding last year's post. However, I have not been able to connect to the Interfolio thread to forward my references. Any ideas? 
  • Applicants to this position: I just received two different sets of automatic requests for my recommendation letters via Interfolio. I expected to receive these when I applied for the position last week, but they've only arrived today. Did everyone else receive them, or is this evidence that the search has moved forward? I haven't received any additional notices from the Search Committee via email (11/4). x3
  • Did not use Interfolio for references, only HR portal; recommenders contacted for letters last week (11/17)
  • [When were campus interviews scheduled?]
  • Campus interviews were completed in early December

Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) - Medical Anthropologist (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014) -  CANCELLEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Rochester Institute of Technology seeks a medical anthropologist for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning fall semester 2015. Medical anthropology is a dynamic and growing field that includes, but is not limited to, global and environmental health, genetics, epidemiology, human rights and social justice, disability studies, community and public health, culture and healing, medical humanitarianism, health disparities, nutrition, medical ethics, and reproductive health. We seek candidates with theoretically informed field research; the geographic specialization is open. Candidates must be able to teach introductory and upper-division undergraduate courses and contribute to a dynamic, diverse department, its multiple degree programs, and student mentoring. Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in funded research; a record of peer-reviewed scholarship; and experience in teaching, with a commitment to students. Applicants must have PhD in hand by August 1, 2015. 

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty Keyword Search:1228BR. Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and the following attachments: List of Publications; List of three references with contact information. You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Professor Christine Kray, christine.kray@rit.edu

  • Application deadline is October 15, 2014.
  • Just received an email stating that "the university chose not to pursue filling this position" or something to that effect. Anyone else? (10/09)x2
  • Re above: Just found out that the job cannot be searched in their hr system.
  • (10/10/2014) The chair of the search committee told me that they cancelled the search. :(

Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) - Sociocultural Context of Science and Technology (Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014)Edit

The Science, Technology, and Society Department of the Rochester Institute of Technology seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in the sociocultural context of science and technology for a position to begin during the 2015-2016 academic year. Candidates with expertise in any STS subfield are welcomed to apply. Candidates should also demonstrate the potential to contribute to an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies, for which planning is currently underway. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-division courses in STS, contingent on area of expertise and department needs (5 courses/year). Candidates should demonstrate commitment to effective teaching, innovative research and publication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/508584 Keyword Search: 1265BR. Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and the following attachments: A brief teaching philosophy; The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references; Contribution to Diversity Statement; A writing sample. You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Dr. C. Keiner, Associate Professor, RIT STS Department, cmkgsh@rit.edu.

  • Deadline for applications is October 31, 2014.

Saint Louis University (MO) - Cultural Anthropologist (Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014 1 Dec. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

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 2015. We are looking to hire a cultural anthropologist. Subareas are open. The successful candidate will have expertise in theory and methodology, and a willingness to teach a graduate level theory and/or methodology course. The preferred candidate would also have skills across multiple methodological techniques. 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 members, 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.

  • Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a sample of written (published, peer reviewed) work, a cover letter and three letters of recommendation and sent 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 by October 1 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.
  • Fellow job searchers, Help! Does anyone know why there is a different job ad on the Saint Louis University jobs website? http://www.slu.edu/jobs/faculty_job_details.php?i=12729&d=12729jd It asks for quite different things (ie. online application (for all but the recs) instead of the aaanet ad's suggestion that all needs to be posted) The SLU ad also asks for a quite different candidate "Subareas of interest are advanced methodology and urban-community development. The successful candidate will have expertise in advance quantitative methodology and a willingness to teach a M.A. and Ph. D. courses in the following areas: advanced quantitative methodology, community development or program evaluation. The preferred candidate should have skills across multiple methodological techniques and a policy orientation." Which one is correct?!!! Or are they hiring two people for the Fall of 2015? Or am I somehow misreading/mistaken?
  • the department is also hiring a sociologist, I assume this is the call for that position
  • Emailed the chair after submitting an application online, following the links from the department website for the anthropology position. The online application is for the Sociology position. Submit your application for the Anthropology position by POST as per the ad on the AAA website.
  • 10/23 Skype interview request x3
  • 11/20 The job ad has been reposted with a new deadline (12/1).
  • Out of curiosity, did anyone ever get any sort of confirmation email or EEO request after the initial submission? I did for other jobs that had postal mail applications, but not for SLU. (11/20) I also submitted for the earlier deadline and did not receive any confirmation or EEO request; it appears that they weren't happy with the pool and are hoping that re-posting gives them more candidates (11/21) <-- alternatively, they got into trouble with HR for not using the university's online platform, so they're reposting it to comply. <--yes, given the news about the campus visits, that's almost certainly the case.
  • 11/20 Campus visit organized.
  • Offer made and accepted. [Is this correct? I heard it was a failed search again.]
  • Nope, not a failed search.

San José State University (CA) - Applied-Cultural Anthropologist (Deadline: 13 Oct. 2014) -  OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Subject to Budgetary Approval

Applied-Cultural Anthropologist

Job Opening ID (JOID): 22965

Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

Qualifications: 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. Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field (Ph.D. awarded before position begins). Evidence of teaching ability and demonstrated research potential. Must be able to work within a department committed to integrative learning, application of knowledge, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Starting Date: August 18, 2015

  • For full consideration, send hard copies of the following application materials, which must be received on or before October 13, 2014: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching interests/philosophy; (4) research plans, and (5) three original letters of reference. We are unable to accept any materials via email or fax. Send application materials to the following address: 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.
  • Got a letter in the mail from SJSU in response to my application requesting clearance for a background check and verification of equal opportunity information. Anyone else get one? I am not sure if everyone who applied got one, or if this represents some kind of progress or "next step" in the application process. The letter was dated October 15th.
  • (I also received this packet of info.  Not sure if it's sent to everyone...)
  • My guess is everyone got it.
  • Does anyone have any news on this? Also, was this a failed search last year or are they just hiring again?
  • (1) 11/20 phone interview requested
  • (2) 11/20 phone interview also requested 
  • (3) 11/24  Rejection letter received X3
  • 12/17 Campus interview scheduled
  • [Offer Accepted posted 3/23]

SUNY Postdam (NY) - Cultural / Linguistic Anthropology (Deadline: 2 Jan. 2015) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Job Summary/Basic Function: Offer lower and upper division courses in cultural and linguistic anthropology; contribute to the five-field focus of the department, to majors and minors in Anthropology and Archaeology, and to college-wide interdisciplinary programs.

  • Link to Apply: http://employment.potsdam.edu/postings/2804
  • For full consideration, applications must be received by January 2, 2015. The Search Committee anticipates making a decision about this position by April 15, 2015.
  • Ref letters requested 
  • In my case, letter requests were sent out automatically when I submitted the online application
  • Request for phone interview (1/27)

Skidmore College (NY) - Cultural Anthro. - East/Southeast Asia (Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Anthropology Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in cultural anthropology with expertise in East or Southeast Asia. The position is at the Assistant Professor level and begins September 2015. We seek a broadly trained cultural anthropologist with fieldwork experience on contemporary issues in East or Southeast Asia and areas of expertise that complement existing courses. Topics of research might include, but are not limited to, applied anthropology, development, economics, environment, politics, transnationalism, or violence and conflict. The position requires teaching 5 courses per year, including an introduction to cultural anthropology as well as upper-level geographic and topical courses. Candidates are also expected to contribute to Skidmore's First-Year Experience and Asian Studies, and it is desirable that candidates have an interest in contributing to other interdisciplinary programs, such as Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, or International Affairs. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship and fieldwork, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. We are particularly open to candidates from under-represented groups and to candidates who have experience with diverse populations and are able to contribute to the diversity and excellence of Skidmore's academic community. PhD required at time of appointment.

Link to Apply: https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55511

  • Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Anthropological Association 2014 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC or via Skype in December 2014
  • Request for more materials (10/24) x4
  • AAA Interviews Scheduled 11/10/14 x4; AAA Interview scheduled(11/24) x2 
  • Any news after the AAA interviews?(12/19)
  • campus visit scheduled x2 [posted 12/20]

Southern Methodist University, Assistant Professor of Anthropology--Japanese Culture/Society (Deadline: Dec. 15) - CAMPUS VISITS COMPLETEDEdit

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 in Cultural Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to start August 2015. We propose to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology who specializes in Japanese culture and society within the important contexts of rapid urbanization and globalization. Because Japan plays a key role both within its region and globally, we seek to enhance our undergraduate and graduate programs by adding a focus on Japan to our current cultural and geographic specializations, thereby covering most of the Pacific Rim. The ideal candidate will conduct research and publish on the challenges and opportunities of Japan’s critical national and regional transitions. Possible areas of expertise can include one or more of the following: demographic change, migration, technological development, changes in family life and employment patterns, industrial and market transitions, natural resource use, and human/environmental impacts. Our candidate will also incorporate a focus on related policy development and its implications for Japanese society, as well as for other Asian nations. We prefer candidates with experience working in a research context with NGO’s and other institutions on practical solutions to these challenges.

We envision the ideal candidate teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her area of topical and regional expertise as well as contributing to broader topical/comparative courses in urbanization, globalization and applied Anthropology. Furthermore, because Anthropology is an interdisciplinary field that emphasizes the cross-cultural comparative approach, we envision someone with a background in Japanese culture and society offering a contrasting view as a guest lecturer and/or team-teacher in existing courses focused on urbanism in America. Our candidate will also have opportunities to contribute to and participate in a range of different SMU interdisciplinary programs including Business, Environmental Engineering, International Studies, Human Rights, World Languages and Literature, Markets and Culture, and the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute.

SMU has strong graduate and undergraduate programs in anthropology with possibilities in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area for interdisciplinary linkages to other universities, and the larger metropolitan area. 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 cultural anthropology and graduate courses in their specialty, and an established record of funded research.

  • Application: Please send a cover letter addressing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information to Dr. Caroline Brettell, SMU Dept. of Anthropology, P.O. Box 750336, Dallas, TX, 75275-0336, cbrettell@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 December 15, 2014 but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled.
    • Follow-up request for letters in early Jan.  Any further news on this search? 
    • Skype interviews were done in mid-late Jan.
    • Campus visits for four candidates concluded 2/27.

Trinity College (CT) - Anthropology of Religion (Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014) - AAA / AAR INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

Trinity College, The Department of Religion and the Department of Anthropology, invite applicants for a fulltime, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, in the ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION, with a focus on African, Afro-Caribbean, and indigenous religions of the Americas. This is a 50/50 shared position between the two departments. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by the time of the appointment, and present some teaching experience. Successful candidates will have a strong background in both anthropological and religious-studies theory as well as ethnographic methods. The college has a five-course annual load, which is reduced to four each for the first two years for beginning faculty. The college also offers ample opportunity and support for scholarly research. Candidates should be able to teach engaging, rigorous courses in topics such as religious performance, transnationalism or diaspora, syncretism and creolization, magic & possession, traditional medicine, orality & media, indigeneity & the encounter of indigenous religions with Christianity or other major world religions. Candidates are encouraged to develop new undergraduate courses in their own field of research. For full consideration, submit a letter of application (including a statement of research and teaching interests), CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a sample of scholarly writing at https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/601. Only digital-format electronic applications will be considered. Three letters of reference are also required. Applicants will be asked to list contact information for reference providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is submitted, automatic emails will be generated to each reference provider, directing each referee to a unique URL where he or she must go to upload a letter of recommendation. Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier services) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer. Questions about this position may be directed to the email address relig-anthro@trincoll.edu.

  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2014-2015
  • From Religious Studies page: "--11/13 My references told me they were contacted for letters."
  • Request to interview at the AAR or AAA meetings (11/18) (x2)
  • Deadline extended until Dec. 15 see - https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/601
  • Any news?  1/31(x2, 2/9)
  • Rejection email (2/16) (x3)
  • What did this email state?  Has the position been filled?
    • Email says the applicaiton is no longer under consideration and thanks, etc. etc.!

Texas A&M University (TX) - Medical Anthropology (Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014) -- CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED (01/04)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in medical anthropology beginning August 2015. We are seeking a scholar whose research explores the intersection between human health/nutrition and migration/development/globalization. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research that is empirically grounded and bridges cultural and biological anthropology. While geographic specialization is open, strong preference will be given to candidates who are working in areas strongly affected by ongoing processes of migration, development, and/or globalization.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses in anthropology each semester ranging from introductory and upper level undergraduate classes to graduate seminars; conduct research in the area of medical anthropology; advise and mentor students; and participate in service to the department, college, and university.

Minimum qualifications: PhD received in 2014 or earlier and a graduate degree in Anthropology. Prior teaching experience, an active ethnographic field research program, research publications in top tier venues, and success in obtaining external grants for research will be considered as strengths in the search process. Applicants are encouraged to articulate how they may contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Review of applications will begin Oct. 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references as a single pdf file by email to medanth@tamu.edu addressed to the Search Committee chair, Dr. Lori Wright.

Tufts University (MA) - Cultural Anthropology/Science and Technology Studies (Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014) - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Tufts University Department of Anthropology <http://ase.tufts.edu/anthropology/> seeks a specialist at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Anthropology of Science and Technology. Applicants should possess a PhD by the time of appointment, be actively engaged in a program of field research, and demonstrate a strong record of scholarship. Geographical area open.

In addition to an active research program, candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising. The successful candidate must be able to teach the Anthropology of Science and Technology as an introductory-level course, as a mid-level course with a regional or topical focus, and as an upper-level undergraduate seminar in the candidate’s area of research. The candidate will also be expected to teach History of Anthropological Thought in rotation. In addition to teaching and advising in Anthropology, faculty members sometimes advise students majoring in related interdisciplinary programs or engaged in other cross-disciplinary initiatives.

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and three confidential reference letters to Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/25410. Review of applications begins October 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Questions about the position should be directed to Rosalind Shaw, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University at rosalind.shaw@tufts.edu. For help with Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807.
  • Request for additional materials: writing sample + sample syllabi (10/31)
  • Campus visit scheduled, via phone call (12/18)
  • General rejection received (3/12)

University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL) - Open Rank Anthropology (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014) - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULED (01/05)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured position (at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) to begin in August, 2015, salary negotiable. We seek candidates with specializations in one or more of the following areas: peace & conflict studies, human rights, ecological/developmental aspects of peace & justice studies. Candidates must have a PhD at the time of hire and show evidence of an active research agenda. Demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching is mandatory. Teaching introductory courses in peace studies/human rights and cultural anthropology as well as courses in the candidate’s area of specializations are expected. The teaching load is 2:2; a willingness to develop online courses is desirable.

The Board of Trustees at the UAB has recently approved the formation of an Institute for Human Rights, and the Department of Anthropology seeks to build upon existing departmental strengths to further develop an internationally recognized teaching and research focus in the area of peace, justice, and human rights. UAB is ranked in the top 25 research universities in the nation. Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Loretta Cormier, Search Committee Chair (lcormier@uab.edu or 205-934-8701).

  • Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The search committee will begin reviewing applications by November 1, 2014, and applications received by that date are assured consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAA meetings in November with on-campus interviews to follow. Please submit a single file in PDF format containing 1) a cover letter explaining the applicant’s research agenda, how the applicant’s topical specializations match the position description, and teaching experience and teaching philosophy, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information (phone and email) for three references. Email your application as an attachment to Dr. Loretta Cormier at lcormier@uab.edu
  • Does anyone know if AAA or phone interviews have been scheduled? No word on my end either (12/1)

University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK) - Cultural Anthropology (Open Until Filled; updated review date of 10/31/14) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Alaska Fairbanks' Anthropology Department (http://www.uaf.edu/anthro) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Social/Cultural Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field. Ability to undertake future research on with northern latitude populations of the Arctic North is required. Applicants should have in-depth training in one or more of the following: social network analysis, multivariate statistical analysis, simulation modeling, agent-based modeling, and survey research. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an independent externally funded research program and will have a reduced teaching load of two courses per year for the first three years, during which they will serve as a social science member of the interdisciplinary Alaska Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Northern Test Case research team that is examining the adaptive capacity of human communities in changing Alaskan environments (see http://www.alaska.edu/epscor ).

  • Phone interview on 12/11
  • Campus Interviews Scheduled 

University of Arkansas - Clinical Assisant Professor of Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, starting in August 2015. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach four large lecture classes of Introduction to Cultural Anthropology per semester (each meeting twice per week) and to supervise graduate Teaching Assistants who run discussion sections. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in anthropology by the time of application and must have substantial experience teaching Introduction to Cultural Anthropology at the college level. Clinical positions are not tenure-track, but promotion is possible. The closing date for applications is January 15, 2015. To apply, send a cover letter outlining teaching philosophy, methods and experience; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for two references who can speak to teaching qualifications, to: Chair, Clinical Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Old Main 330, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee at clinanth@uark.edu.

  • All applicaitons must be made by: Jan. 15, 2015. .

University of Arkansas (AR) – TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Latin America) - (Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position in cultural anthropology at the Assistant Professor level, specializing in Latin America, starting in August 2015. We seek a colleague whose expertise complements present department strengths. Preferred areas include: gender/sexuality, political economy, and/or social movements. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach Introduction to Latin American Studies, an upper-level class in History of Anthropological Thought, as well as courses that augment our undergraduate and graduate curricula. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in anthropology by August 1, 2015 and are expected to have an active research program, a record of scholarly publication, and previous teaching experience at the college level. To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three referees to: Chair, Latin Americanist Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Old Main 330, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee at [cultural@uark.edu.]

  • The closing date for applications is December 15, 2014.
  • request for more information 1/14 (x3)
  • any news? (3/28)

University of Basel (Switzerland) - Urban Anthropology with a thematic focus on Africa (Deadline: 15 Sept. 2014)Edit

The University of Basel, Switzerland, invites applications for a full time tenure track or tenured Professorship in Urban Anthropology (with a thematic focus on Africa) at the assistant, associate, or full professor level.

We are seeking candidates with an internationally recognised research and teaching record in social or cultural anthropology or a neighbouring discipline. The candidate should be specialized in the social articulation of and aesthetic practice in urban spaces, particularly in African contexts, and be able to apply a reflected comparative approach to the study of urban spaces.

The University of Basel is establishing this position within a new interdisciplinary MSc program in Urban and Landscape Studies. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues from anthropology, geography, art history, and further disciplines in designing this program and participate in PhD programs. He or she will also contribute to developing architectural and social science competences at the University of Basel, especially within the frame of a collaboration with the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Required is a doctorate in social or cultural anthropology, African Studies, sociology or neighbouring disciplines. Teaching experience to support research and Master-level students is expected. Experience in empirical research is a desideratum.

Responsibilities include teaching duties, student supervision and support, Master degree examinations, involvement in the research groups, and limited administrative tasks. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position will begin August 1, 2015.

  • To ensure that your application is given full consideration, all necessary files should be submitted by September 15, 2014. Applications must be sent electronically to: urban@unibas.ch.

University of Calgary (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor in Heritage Resource Management and Traditional Land Use (Deadline: Nov. 15 2014)Edit

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Heritage Resource Management (HRM) and Traditional Land Use (TLU), effective July 1, 2015.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a productive research program, supervise graduate students and participate in service activities within the department, university and community.

Candidates should have a PhD by the time of appointment in either Anthropology or Archaeology, a demonstrated record of and/or potential for teaching excellence at the postsecondary level, ongoing research and educational activities in the field of HRM/TLU. Candidates focusing on tangible heritage, as reflected in archaeological sites, historic monuments, and artefacts; or intangible heritage, as with traditional knowledge, place names, and patterns of land use and occupancy, will be considered. Candidates should have programs of research that address how communities can develop effective strategies for managing and sustaining heritage in all forms, particularly in the face of resource development impacts. Geographical area is open, but the ability to conduct work in the Canadian context and to bring a comparative perspective will be an advantage.

The Department of Anthropology & Archaeology is a multi-track program in biological anthropology, archaeology, and socio-cultural anthropology. We offer undergraduate (B.A. and B.Sc.) and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) degrees. The department plays leading roles in anthropological and archaeological studies throughout the Americas as well as in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Along with a letter of application, applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, evidence of highest degree attained (such as a copy of the diploma), a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of Research interest, and samples of scholarly work. Applicants should also provide the names and addresses (including email address) of three referees.

Complete applications should be sent or emailed to: HRM/TLU Search c/o Julie Boyd Department of Anthropology and Archaeology University of Calgary 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 E-mail: boydj@ucalgary.ca

  • To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by November 15, 2014.

University of California, Davis (CA) - Anthropology of Media (Deadline: 27 Oct. 2014) - TWO OFFERS MADE, ONE ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology of Media. The Department seeks a scholar who can make a significant contribution to the study of media, with a possible focus on the intersections of media and language. Potential topics include mediatized language registers, media arts, network culture, journalism, public space and popular culture, and media infrastructures. Area open, but there is some preference for Asia, the Middle East, and Central or Eastern Europe. The candidate must show potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and for departmental, campus, and professional service. Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field must be completed by the first day of courses (September 24, 2015).

  • Link to Apply: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00356
  • Next review date: October 27th, 2014. Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee
  • Update: Letters requested directly from references (11/4) x 3
  • How do you know you received requests if they went directly to references? Were there changes made to your application? (11/5)
  • I haven't noticed any changes on my application. The named letter writers were contacted directly, and then they informed me.
  • Invitation for campus visit, by email (12/10) x2
  • Offer made.
  • And accepted? 3/16
  • Two offers made, one accepted, one out (4/20)

University of California, Davis (CA) - Tropical Conservation Science - Deadline: Nov. 10Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Tropical Conservation Science position. The successful candidate must have an active research program focusing on human dimensions of tropical conservation. Candidates whose research addresses anthropogenic change in tropical ecosystems from an explicitly ecological and/or evolutionary perspective, and who take a scientific approach to finding ways to engage multiple stakeholder groups as stewards of biodiversity in the tropics will be preferred. Ph.D. in Anthropology, Ecology or related field must be completed by the first day of courses (September 24, 2015). Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers.

Link to Apply: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00347

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014) - JOB TALK STAGEEdit

UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior), in collaboration with the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, are seeking applications for a full-time tenure-equivalent faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank; level to be commensurate with background and experience.

Applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship that focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of psychological or physical health and human functioning at the individual or population level. Specific area of expertise is open, but we are particularly interested in scholars who consider the role of psychosocial, biological, or cultural factors, or take a developmental or lifespan perspective in their work.

We welcome applications from scholars from fields in the social sciences such as, but not limited to, anthropology and sociology. The successful candidate will hold his or her primary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and a joint appointment in the department(s) best suited to her or his research. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three potential references at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00288.

  • For further information please contact Andrew J. Fuligni, Ph.D., at afuligni@ucla.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014, and the final deadline for application submission is November 1, 2014.
  • Any news on this? (12/28)
  • Job talk scheduled

University of California, San Diego (CA) - Medical or Psychiatric Anthropology (Deadline: 10 Oct. 2014) - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (http://www.anthro.ucsd.edu/) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in medical or psychiatric anthropology. The position will require commitment to the undergraduate Global Health Program through teaching on topics such as global mental health, immigrant and refugee health, gender and health, food insecurity, environment and health, infectious diseases, health disparities, and indigenous healing practices, as well as to the undergraduate and graduate program in psychological and medical anthropology. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology and an active research program. Geographical and culture areas are open. Successful candidates will be judged both on research accomplishments and potential for and demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity. This appointment is a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2015.

To Apply: Applications are accepted at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00607. Please include electronic versions of: an application cover letter, research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, samples of written work, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and names and current contact information for three referees. Additionally, applicants are required to submit a separate statement summarizing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity. (See http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further assistance regarding UCSD's diversity expectations).

  • Application deadline is October 10, 2014.
  • The job posting states that they want only names for referees, but when I tried to upload my materials, the website asks me to request letters to complete the application. Has anyone else had this, and how did you go about submitting the application?
  • I just clicked the button requesting the letters from my reviewers, and the application materials went through. The ad is definitely misleading though!
  • Any news? (11/17) 
  • Nothing here so far either (11/17)
  • Email invitation for AAA Interview (11/26) X25
  • Campus Visit Scheduled (12/11)
  • Did anyone receive rejection notification after the AAA interview?
  • Heard from someone in the dept that an offer has been made (2/11)

University of California San Diego (CA) - Socio-cultural Anthropology / Racial Formations (Deadline: 24 Oct. 2014) - FAILED SEARCHEdit

The Department of Anthropology within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (http://www.anthro.ucsd.edu/) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The Department of Anthropology invites applications for an assistant professor in socio-cultural anthropology who has a special interest in racial formations, which broadly may include multicultural, multi-ethnic and historically pluralist social orders.   While the study of “race” has a long history in Anthropology it has, in this broader sense, become an urgent issue for both empirical research and theoretical thinking that ought to provide important insights and contributions to Anthropology and the social sciences in general. Thus we include here multiple forms of cultural difference that become socially institutionalized and a basis for hierarchy and ultimately conflict.  Subjects of interest include (but are not limited to):  the analysis of racism and its changing patterns; the historical and contemporary analysis of ethnic/racial and religious based social orders (structural pluralism); relations between race, ethnicity and class; hierarchic and egalitarian ideologies in relation  to racial/ethnic conflict; the intersection of ethnicity and religious identity including the ethnicization of religious conflict; transformations of indigeneity and indigenous movements;  xenophobia in autochthony movements. Geographical area of interest is open. This appointment is a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2015.

  • Applications are accepted at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00652. Please include electronic versions of: an application cover letter, research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, samples of written work, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and names and current contact information for three referees (do not send letter of recommendation and/or placement files). Additionally, applicants are required to submit a separate statement summarizing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity
  • Application deadline is October 24, 2014.
  • Any news here? (12/10)
  • Nothing here x2 (12/10)
  • Request for rec letter received (12/16) x3
  • Did you receive this request or did it go directly to your referees?
    • I heard through my referees (12/18)
  • Have any of those who received request for letters heard anything? My references were contacted in mid-Dec., but I have heard nothing since.
    • Same here (01/07)
    • Any updates?  Received letter request and still nothing (1/25)
    • No word yet! (01/26)
    • Has anyone tried contacting the admin or search chair for an update on search status/timeline? (1/26)
    • Request for campus visit (01/27) x2
    • Congratulations, folks
    • Anyone aware of their timeline? (3/6)
    • Failed search; will reopen position next year according to email from dept chair (3/27) x 2

University of Cape Town (South Africa) - Social and/or Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: 21 July 2014)Edit

Applicants for the Senior Lectureship should have a PhD in Social and/or Cultural Anthropology and have a significant and growing publication record. Applicants for the Lectureship should have, or will have completed by the time of appointment, a PhD in Social and/or Cultural Anthropology and have at least a small and growing publication record. The appointee should be willing, if needed, to take courses at UCT in tertiary level teaching methods so as to develop their teaching skills.

Applicants should have the ability to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Experience in supervising graduate students would be advantageous, and essential for those applying for the Senior Lectureship. Expertise in contemporary fields of Social and/or Cultural Anthropology is required. We will give preference to candidates with demonstrated research competence and an interest and ability to link their teaching and research to the emerging theoretical framework of the AXL School. In light of this imperative, the Anthropology Section is keen to expand its range of teaching and research into new areas of contemporary anthropology.

The position is vacant from 1 January 2015 and the School would like to make an appointment as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form (HR201) and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, with the subject line “Senior Lecturer/Lecturer: Anthropology Section” to Ms. Lily Nombombo, at recruitment02@uct.ac.za. Please ensure that you indicate whether you are applying for appointment as a Senior Lecturer or as a Lecturer.

Address: Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7700 South Africa. Telephone: +27 21 650 5084 Faculty website: http://www.humanities.uct.ac.za

The application form can be downloaded at http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/sapweb/forms/hr201.doc. An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Reference number: SR037/14

  • Closing date: 21 July 2014.

University of Chicago (IL ) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014) - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

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 2015. 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/n5bjwjt. 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, 2014. Early application is strongly encouraged.
  • any news on this position?(nov 2)
  • Has anyone heard back from them? Nothing on my end.
  • AAA gossip that offer has been made [posted 12/11]
  • campus visit scheduled 12/13 x1
  • Does anyone have a sense of the timeline for decisions? 2/18
  • Still no news? 3/4

University of Chicago (IL) - Assoc. or Full Professor of Anthropology (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014)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. The University requires that applications be submitted online at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at http://tinyurl.com/mjlfhln. 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, 2014 and continue until the position is filled or the vacancy closes on October 15, 2016. Early application is strongly encouraged.

University of Chicago (IL) - Department of Comparative Human Development (Deadline: 8 Sept. 2014) -- CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary department whose faculty includes anthropologists, biologists, linguists, psychologists, sociologists and methodologists whose methods and theories cross individual social science disciplines. Research in the Department explores the social, cultural, psychological, and biological processes of individual and societal changes that vary across time, between cultures, and between species

The department announces two openings for tenure track assistant professors; we hope to make at least one appointment in sociology. Special attention will be paid to applicants whose research contributes to social scientific understandings of the life course, immigration, bilingualism, medicine and health, and the relationship between people and non-human animals.  The successful candidate will have an innovative research agenda, which both complements and expands existing departmental strengths. Applicants must have PhD already in hand and have demonstrated that the groundwork has been laid for an outstanding career.  The Department encourages applications from minority candidates. 

  • Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website. Application documents must be submitted online at http://tinyurl.com/nnvkqmy. Applicants are required to upload 1) a cover letter 2) a current curriculum vitae and 3) the names and contact information of three referees. At a later date we may request letters of recommendation and writing samples. The application process will continue until the position is filled or until the application deadline of September 8, 2014. The position will begin on July 1, 2015.

University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - Cultural Anthropology/Environment and Sustainability (Deadline: Nov. 1 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for an Assistant Professor level appointment in Cultural Anthropology with a research focus on the environment and sustainability to begin August of 2015.

We are interested in scholars whose work examines the politics and sociocultural impact of resource management. This would include climate change, conservation, mining, extraction of oil or other resources, air quality, waste management, historical formations of human/nature relations, activism or a similar topic that ties together the environment, development, and sustainability. 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. Qualifications include: Ph.D. in Anthropology (emphasis in Cultural Anthropology/Environment and Sustainability) 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; 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.

  • Application materials are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com (posting #F01741).
  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 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 December.
  • Letter of rejection received 11/4
  • Letters of recommendation requested 11/7 x1  (Wasn't there an automated request for these?)
  • I don't think so, especially since they are also sending rejections (see above).
  • AAA interview invitation by email (11/18)
  • Did anyone else submit after the "review begins" date? I did on 11/3 and didn't receive a rejection letter. Curious whether that means I'm in the back up pool or whether it means they just didn't even look at it..
  • Campus visit scheduled (12/18)
  • I submitted my application on time and did not receive a letter request or a rejection. 
  • heard that an offer was made and accepted

University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - TT Assistant Professor, Gender and Global Public Health (Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014) - SEARCH COMPLETEDEdit

The Women and Gender Studies Program and the Program in International Affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Gender and Global Public Health to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in both programs, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to conduct research in their areas of expertise, and to provide service to the programs and the university. The successful candidate will have a well-developed research agenda and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Within the interdisciplinary field of gender and international/global public health, areas of interest include but are not limited to sexuality, reproduction, environment/climate change, conflict, development, disability, human rights, or other areas of similar interdisciplinary work.

The qualified candidate’s research and teaching will demonstrate a solid grounding in gender studies with an international or transnational focus. Candidates will likely have disciplinary training in fields such as anthropology, sociology, geography, history, economics, political science, women and gender studies, or other related fields, but should demonstrate an ability to do interdisciplinary work with an international focus, including teaching women and gender studies at the introductory level. Candidates must have a PhD in hand prior to the start of the appointment.

Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting # F01766.

Applicants must submit the following materials: Cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, at least one but no more than two writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, names and email addresses of three references.

  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please contact the chair of the search committee at wgst@colorado.edu for any additional information. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2015
  • System seems set to *automatically* request letters of recommendation, indicating to reference writers that they would like them within 5 business days of application submission. Does not appear to be an indication of preferred status -  Anyone else out there get this email? 
  • I contacted the department some weeks back and they said they do want letters with all applications.
  • I also got that e-mail (x3 12/13)
  • On the Queer/Women's/Gender Studies wiki , someone posted in the job heading that campus interviews have been scheduled - 2/5
  • 3 campus interviews scheduled (2.14)
  • Received a rejection email from HR indicating that "the review of candidates...has been completed" (6/2)

University of Florida (FL) - Latino Studies (Deadline: 15 Dec 2014) - JOB TALK SCHEDULEDEdit

The Center for Latin American Studies and the College for Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in the social sciences with a teaching and research focus on Latino/a Studies to begin in August 2015. Substantive interests may include, but need not be restricted to: immigration; socio-economic issues affecting Latino/a communities; Latino politics; comparative approaches to different Latino groups; the ways that Latinos/as in the US are linked to their countries and communities of origin; and the role of Latino/as in US society. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty and students in various departments and disciplines. The successful candidate will contribute to a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses and to a new interdisciplinary program initiative in Latino/a Studies. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand or near completion at the time of hiring.

The appointment will be made jointly between the Center for Latin American Studies and the appropriate disciplinary department within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The Center offers a Masters of Arts in Latin American Studies (MALAS), graduate and undergraduate certificates, an undergraduate minor, a joint law degree, and an interdisciplinary specialization in Latino Studies. The Center is linked to departments with strong PhD programs including those where the faculty member for this position will be tenure-track. More information about the Center can be found at: http://www.latam.ufl.edu/. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) is UF’s largest college and encompasses the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, which includes the Departments of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology and Criminology & Law (www.clas.ufl.edu). All three of these departments have MA and PhD training programs with faculty who employ diverse theoretical perspectives and methodologies. Social science faculty in CLAS frequently work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries and are active in research and practice in many countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Applications must be submitted on-line http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/58423. Applications must include the following: (1) a letter of interest (indicating research and teaching interests); (2) current vitae; (3) three current letters of reference. Applicant will provide names/emails of references and the application system will send automated emails to references requesting that they upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. For full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by December 15, 2014, when the search committee will begin reviewing applications and continue until the position is filled.

University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu: - TT Assistant Professor (Applied Cultural Anthropology) - UPDATE 3/28/2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Salary Information: Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Monthly Type: 9 Month

Tenure Track: Tenure

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent  

Other Conditions: To begin August 1, 2015.

Duties and Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for teaching upper and lower division courses in Cultural Anthropology, including Applied Cultural Anthropology. Responsibilities include teaching History & Theory, Fieldwork, Applied Cultural Anthropology, Senior Project/Practicum—plus related courses in areas of the professor’s expertise. In addition to teaching within their disciplines, all faculty members at UHWO are expected to engage in scholarly activity, participate in curriculum development, provide service to the profession and broader community, teach courses using distance methods, participate in program assessment, advise students and supervise senior projects, practicum and readings courses, and participate in faculty governance. The person hired will also work closely with a wide variety of institutions in the Hawai’i community.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Cultural Anthropology, with a specialization in Applied Cultural Anthropology. (ABD candidates will be considered, but must complete all degree requirements prior to the appointment.) Evidence of relevant scholarly and Applied Cultural Anthropology research and experience. Evidence of high quality teaching. The ability to effectively communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.

Desirable Qualifications: Proven ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting; experience teaching and working with highly diverse communities. Knowledge and experience working with underserved groups found in Hawai’i, especially Filipinos and/or Micronesians. Knowledge or experience in museum studies. Demonstrated ability to teach distance education courses. Proven ability to write and/or administer grants.

  • To Apply: Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vita, names and contact information of 3 professional references, and copies of official transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of hire) by email as a MS Word or PDF file attachments to: uhwoacad@hawaii.edu . Please be sure to include the position title and number in the subject line. Copies of selected publications and student evaluations summaries may be requested during the search process. If ABD, submit a letter from the committee chair attesting that all degree requirements will be met by August 1, 2015. Please redact out references to social security numbers and birth date on transcript copies. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All items become the property of the University of Hawaii-West O‘ahu and will not be returned. Inquiries: Dr. Suzanne Falgout; falgout@hawaii.edu
  • Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins March 16, 2015.
  • For the Mar. 28 update that Skype interviews scheduled, does this refer to having one prior to that date or are the Skype interviews still going on?
  • Any news on this? I'm kind of thinking they would have moved on by now. No?
  • No news either post-skype. Don't even think they requested letters from my advisors.
  • So looks like everybody has given up on this one? 
  • Offer made and accepted (5/12)

University of Maryland, College Park - TT Asst. Prof. - Medical Anthropologist (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014) - POSITION FROZEN / ALL UNIVERSITY HIRING FROZENEdit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, anticipates hiring a tenure-track assistant professor for August 2015. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in health and a commitment to collaborative and inter-disciplinary research, preferably with a focus in the areas of health inequities and social justice among underserved populations. Geographic area is open. Candidates must show an active research agenda with refereed publications, federal, local, or foundation funding, and teaching excellence.

  • Candidates should send in one pdf file the following information; 1) letter of application that details their experiences and interests, 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for three professional references, and 4) writing sample. Electronic submission only to http://ejobs.umd.edu (position number 120456).
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Additional materials requested 11/05 (x3)
  • Short list announced; Campus visit invite 11/07
  • Campus interview scheduled 11/10
  • rejection letter received (hard copy at office address) 12/8
  • Campus-wide hiring freeze. Position frozen.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA) - Sociology and Anthropology (Deadline: 31 Jan 2015) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Sociology and Anthropology Department at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2015. The Department offers degrees in the areas of Sociology and Anthropology and is broadly interdisciplinary in nature. We seek an anthropologist, sociologist or scholar in a related discipline with an active research focus on urban communities, race and ethnicity, and social justice. The successful candidate will teach upper level courses including topical courses in his or her areas of interest, and contribute to the department’s required core offerings such as introduction to sociology or anthropology, introduction to social theory, or research methods. We seek someone with strong teaching skills, a commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, and evidence of a promising research agenda. 

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Sociology or related disciplines is preferred. ABD candidates will be considered, but PhD must be certified as complete no later than September 1, 2016 for contract renewal.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is part of the five campus University of Massachusetts system. Our campus is located on the Southeast coast of Massachusetts between Providence, RI and Cape Cod and one hour from Boston.

To apply please submit online at www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/ a letter of application that outlines qualifications and interests, along with a  curriculum vita, narrative of research agenda, examples of published or unpublished research, student teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, one sample syllabus, and three letters of recommendation.

  • The deadline to apply is January 31, 2015
  • - 2/24 received email inquiring if I am still available for and interested in the position
  • -2/27 received request for more information/incomplete application x2
  • Any news? (04/19)
  • They started campus visits earlier this month... [posted April 20]

University of Michigan - Global Health and/or Environment - CANCELLEDEdit

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, 2015, 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 (including environment & climate change). 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 application deadline is January 5th, 2015. Please send the following: 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 toumich.anthro.chair@umich.edu with “Anthro/IS Global Health & Environment Search 2014-2015” in the subject line.

  • received email that the search was canceled. [posted 1/23]

University of Missouri-St. Louis (MO) - Tenured department head (subdiscipline open) - (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014)Edit

The Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages at the University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a tenured position at the Full Professor level to begin in the Fall of 2015.  The successful candidate will serve a three-year, renewable term as Department Chair, and must provide evidence of leadership skills and three years of experience in college or university administration.  Preferred experience includes curriculum design, program-building, and outreach.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in a discipline related to one or more of the programs in the department, a record of outstanding scholarship and excellence in undergraduate teaching, and a tenured position at a comparable institution.  We are searching for a candidate with an interdisciplinary vision that will facilitate integration between the department’s programs and enhance the department’s existing strengths.

Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses at all levels of the curriculum in one or more of the department’s major fields of study, as well as in the applicant's area of specialization.

The Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages offers undergraduate majors in anthropology, sociology, Spanish, French, Japanese, and German, as well as minors/certificates in those disciplines along with archaeology and classical studies.  It houses two endowed professors who direct programs in Japanese Studies and Greek Studies.  A third endowed professor heads the M.A. in Museum Studies. To learn more about the department, visit http://www.umsl.edu/~asl/.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Letter of application,
  • Vision statement for future of the department,
  • Curriculum Vitae, and
  • Complete contact information for three referees.

Applications should be submitted electronically

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The University Missouri-St. Louis is a premier metropolitan public research university and is a university of choice for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our educational mission.  The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

University of Notre Dame (IN) - Medical Anthropologist (Deadline: 10 Oct. 2014) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame seeks a medical anthropologist to join our collegial, dynamic, integrative four-field department. This tenure-track position is at the assistant professor level, and begins in August 2015. Geographic focus is open. The research should reflect an interest in issues associated with human health broadly construed, and we are open to specific foci ranging from the global to the local. Attention to integrated anthropological questions related to health and human interaction are of special interest. Candidates should have a robust quantitative methodology, grounded in deep and rich ethnography. They should be interested in exploring connections among anthropology’s subfields and in contributing to the development of a newly established graduate program that emphasizes integrative approaches to Anthropology. 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 2015, but is strongly encouraged by time of application.

The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity educator and employer with strong institutional and academic commitments to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women, minorities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are encouraged to apply. Information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement, is available at http://www.nd.edu.

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three reference letter writers. Application materials should be sent to Search Committee 611 Flanner Hall Notre Dame, IN 46556. Applications are due on October 10, 2014.
  • Rejection letter (11/14 x5)
  • Phone interview scheduled (11/21 x2)

University of Ottawa (CAN) - 2 Tenure-Track Anthropology Positions  (Deadline: 15 November 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies at the University of Ottawa is accepting applications for two (2) open-rank tenure-track position. The School seeks applicants with a proven research and publication record on urban dynamics, or migration, or the environment, or state, citizenship and political movements. Preferred geographic areas are: Middle East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; Southeast Asia; India. 

DUTIES: Conducting research and publishing activities; Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels (2/2 teaching load with 1 course release for the first three years after hiring); Supervising Master’s and Ph.D. candidates; Participating in the University’s academic and administrative activities;  Other activities as specified in the collective agreement

QUALIFICATIONS: Hold a Ph.D. in anthropology; Demonstrate excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching and research; Possess a strong publication and research track record in the field. The ability to teach in both official languages (French and English) at the moment of hiring is desirable.

BILINGUALISM The University of Ottawa is a bilingual (French and English) 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.

HIRING CONDITIONS AND SALARY These are set by the current collective agreement. Tenure-track positions are subject to budgetary approval.

STARTING DATE July 1st, 2015

  • Consideration of applications will begin on November 15th, 2014 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 Director, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa 120 University Street, Room 10005, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Email: socio@uOttawa.ca.
  • Any news on this? (12/9)
  • Received letter stating they received my applications materials (snail mail) 12/9. x 1
  • Campus visit invitation (12/11)
  • Offer made and accepted

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Education, Culture, and Society (Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Division of Education, Culture and Society. We are looking for an anthropologist or a scholar in the social contexts of education who has conducted long-term ethnographic research on educational processes and settings, either inside or outside schools. The successful candidate will be broadly trained in social theory and will have made or have promise to make conceptual as well as empirical contributions to educational scholarship. We are seeking someone who conducts comparative research or research on transnational processes. The ideal candidate would have an interest in teaching masters and doctoral courses in social theory, anthropology and education, and ethnographic research methods. We seek a highly promising early career scholar with a strong commitment to research, publishing, and graduate teaching and mentoring. Successful candidates will have their Ph.D. degrees in hand by June 2015.

Please apply online at https://www.gse.upenn.edu/faculty_research/positions/apply-ecs-asstprof submitting a letter expressing your interest and general qualifications, curriculum vitae, and reprints of publications and relevant manuscripts with your application. Please address all correspondence to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Division of Education, Culture, and Society. In order to be considered, letters from three references should be forwarded to: Chair, Search Committee in Education, Culture, and Society c/o Ms. Elizabeth Deane University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216.

  • We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2014, and will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled.
  • has anyone heard anything back yet about this position? long lists, interviews, etc? (10/24)
  • I've not heard anything, but i'm also wondering! (10/27) x2
  • I think they had an inside candidate.  I received word on the 8th that they have their finalists.
  • You received word within a week of the deadline that they had finalists?! Wonder why they didn't send that news out more broadly (yet). And can I just say for the record how much I hate the broad job listing when there's already an inside candidate? Can't you at least signal that by making the listing as narrow and absurdly specific as possible, so that we all know and don't waste our time?!? Grrrr. (11/3) x2
  • I agree! Especially since they asked for recommendation letters up front: fie on them for wasting everyone's time. (11/3) x3
  • Is this confirmed? (11/8)
  • There was no inside candidate.  Three finalists have been chosen for on-campus interviews.

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: 6 Nov. 2014) - CANCELLEDEdit

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 whose research addresses the intersection of two or more of the following areas: medical anthropology; science and technology studies; environment and sustainability; and ethics, beliefs and religion. Area preferences are in Latin America and Asia (especially East Asia). 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 2015 and candidates are required to have degree in hand by that time. Please submit letter of application, CV, and names/email addresses of three references online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/ODk=

  • To receive full consideration applications should be received by November 6, 2014.
  • Search CANCELLED due to "budgetary constraints" (email from the Chair on Oct 20).

University of Rochester (NY) - Sociocultural Anthropology (Deadline: 15 Sept. 2014) -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociocultural anthropology at the assistant professor or beginning associate professor level to begin July 1, 2015.

We seek candidates with topical specializations in one or more of the following areas: race, ethnicity and indigeneity; gender and sexuality; ontology and cosmology; and kinship and relatedness. Geographic specialization is open. Successful candidates will conduct research that combines situated ethnographic and historical investigation and control of relevant field language(s). Theoretical expertise should include both contemporary approaches and familiarity with the broader history of the discipline. Ph.D. awarded by July 1, 2015; demonstrated excellence in research; experience in teaching; and ability to participate in interdisciplinary research centers and graduate programs are mandatory. Candidates must be able to teach introductory courses, undergraduate core courses on research methods and social theory, and courses in their own areas of specialization.

Applicants are required to apply online at: https://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 CV, a writing sample (such as a dissertation chapter, journal article or book chapter) and the names and addresses of three referees.

  • The deadline for application is September 15, 2014.
  • Update: Letters of reference requested (Oct 1). Who else? x8
  • Did you receive the request or your referees? - I received a form email telling me that letters had been requested of my referees, and then confirmation emails each time one of my referees submitted a letter.
  • 10/31: Any news on the search after the request of letters of recommendation?
  • Further materials requested (10/31) x3
  • any update after the material request?(11/17)
  • Email rejection (11/17)
  • Email rejection (11/19) x2
  • To the above posters, was the rejection after submitting recs/additional materials? (11/19) --> Got letter request but not additional materials request.
  • Campus visits are scheduled yet?(11/24)
  • I got the additional materials request (after letter request) and have heard nothing about campus visits or rejections. (11/25) x5
  • Still no news? It's been about a month since additional materials were received, no? (12/7)
  • Am I the only one who received a reference letter request, but no rejection letter or request for additional materials? (12/8) x3
  • Has anyone considered contacting the department about the status of this search? It's quite puzzling not to have AAA interviews or an update on a search that had a 9/15 deadline.
  • They're doing job talks. [posted 12/15]
  • rejection email( 1/6/2015)
  • offer accepted (2/3/2015)

University of Southern Mississippi (MS) - Medical Anthropology (Deadline: 6 Oct. 2014) -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of medical anthropology to join our anthropology program in August 2015.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful applicant will have a 3/3 teaching load, maintain an active research agenda, and provide service to the department, university, discipline and/or community.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology with a focus in medical anthropology by time of appointment and evidence of productive research agenda

Preferred Qualifications: The specialization area within medical anthropology is open, but we are most interested in those with a biocultural approach. We particularly encourage applicants with research and teaching interests that complement those of current faculty and strengthen the existing dual-degree master's program with public health. Preference will be given to candidates who can build collaborative relationships with other programs and/or the community.

  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must complete an employment application located on the University of Southern Mississippi Human Resources website at http://www.usm.edu/hr. Through the HR website, applicants must also submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, three letters of recommendation, and copies of official transcripts. Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2014, and will continue until finalists are selected. The University of Southern Mississippi is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act Institution.
  • -Invited for Skype Interview (10/23)
  • Invited for on campus interview (11/12)
  • Offer accepted (1/15)

University of Tennessee Knoxville (TN) - Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: Nov 15, 2014) - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a full-time tenure-track cultural anthropologist, in the early stages of an academic career (i.e., eight years or less in a tenure track position), to begin August 1, 2015. The successful candidate will have an active research and teaching agenda that contributes to the department’s Disasters, Displacement and Human Rights (DDHR) undergraduate concentration and graduate certificate program. While thematic and regional specializations are open, we particularly seek candidates with expertise in any combination of the following: disaster studies; medical anthropology and/or public health; political economy and/or development studies; environmental anthropology (including climate change); applied/public/engaged anthropology; critical humanitarian studies; science and technology studies; identity (race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality); and human trafficking. Applicants must demonstrate an approach informed by the historical, legal, and ethical norms of human rights. Inter-subdisciplinary orientations that embody or enable creative interfaces with biological/forensic anthropology and/or archaeology, and the ability to teach qualitative/mixed methods are highly desired. Commitment to mentoring students for both academic and other professional career trajectories, and active participation in DDHR program development and departmental life, are essential. The Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to: Dr. Tricia Redeker-Hepner, Chair, Cultural Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0720. Review of applications will begin November 15, with initial interviews held at the American Anthropological Association meeting, and will continue until the position is filled.

  • -- AAA initial screening interview (by email, 11/25 x3)
  • Additional materials and references contacted 12/17
  • Has anyone heard back from the committee post materials submission in January?
  • Campus visits scheduled
  • Any updates?  Has an offer been made? (04/08/15)
  • offer has been made (4/19)

University of Washington (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - Indigeneity in the Americas - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with teaching and research emphasis on indigeneity in the Americas, trained in sociocultural anthropology. This position has a 9-month service period per year. Topic is open, but priority will be given to candidates who build on the departments strengths in issues of sovereignty; food, health and environmental justice; language; media and visual anthropology. Applicants must have earned a PhD in anthropology by the date of appointment. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring. The University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The Department of Anthropology values colleagues who have a strong commitment to an academic environment that promotes diversity. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or other protected veterans.

  • To apply, send a single PDF file including the following items in the specified order: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio, (4) diversity statement (a brief statement on how your teaching, research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), and (5) the names of three referees to anthindg@uw.edu with the following subject header: Assistant Professor-Indigeneity. Cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Laada Bilaniuk and Dr. Maria Elena Garcia, Department of Anthropology. Alternative methods of submission may be acceptable with prior approval of the search committee chairs. Applications received by November 26, 2014 are assured of consideration.

University of Washington (WA) - TT Asst. Professor, Law, Societies and Justice Program (Deadline: 1 Oct. 2014) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

The Law, Societies, and Justice Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with a teaching and research emphasis on socio-legal approaches to the dynamics of inequality. Preference will be given to candidates who examine inequality globally or internationally, and who adopt a comparative perspective. We are open to a range of more specific empirical foci studied in a range of geographic locales, but are especially interested in candidates with expertise in one of the areas of: gender/sexuality; health and medicine; environment/sustainability; migration; poverty; race/ethnicity; and disability studies. The Program seeks candidates who demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to building a more inclusive faculty and students. The successful candidate will possess either a 100 percent appointment in Law, Societies, and Justice, or a joint appointment with another unit in the social sciences. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in a relevant social science discipline prior to the appointment start date. This position has a 9-month service period.

Law, Societies, and Justice offers an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree, and a graduate-level certificate program for students with research interests in socio-legal studies. Its faculty are trained across the social sciences, and most possess a joint appointment with another unit. The successful candidate will be required to teach an introductory-level course on comparative law, and to develop a suite of upper level courses commensurate with the candidate’s expertise.

  • Applications should include a current CV, a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, samples of publications or other work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Candidate materials should be electronically submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/25656 with which letters will be solicited for separate submission. Priority will be given to applications received before October 1, 2014. Questions about the application process should be directed to: Professor Katherine Beckett, Search Committee Chair; kbeckett@uw.edu.
  • the invitations of campus interview were extended (oct 31) x2

University of Waterloo (CAN) - Sociocultural Anthropology (Deadline: 22 Sept.  2014) -- FAILED SEARCH Edit

SOCIO-CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR)

Region: Ontario. Institution: University of Waterloo. Discipline: Anthropology. Web Link: http://uwaterloo.ca/anthropology.

The Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. The successful candidate will have a completed Ph.D. and a strong commitment to teaching and to experiential learning. We seek an anthropologist whose research includes studies of cultural change among indigenous populations from an international and cross-cultural perspective. Geographically we are interested in Canada, Africa, or Oceania.

Teaching responsibilities will include a three-field introduction to Anthropology, courses in anthropological theory and methods, and an area studies course. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach economic anthropology. The Department of Anthropology has a flourishing three-field undergraduate program and a Master's program in Public Issues Anthropology, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute substantially to both. Additional information concerning the department can be found at http://uwaterloo.ca/anthropology.

Applications must be submitted online at https://artsonline.uwaterloo.ca/OFAS/ANTH/. 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, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/watport/why-waterloo. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is January 1, 2015.
  • Letters of rec requested
  • Campus visits scheduled [posted Nov. 1]
  • Failed Search

University of West Florida - Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: 1 Dec 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Division of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of West Florida seeks a broadly trained cultural anthropologist to support and complement our curriculum in anthropology, with topical specializations in one or both of the following areas: medical anthropology; race, ethnicity and gender. Geographic focus is open, but the Americas, China, or Africa preferred. While the department expects applicants to be actively engaged in research and publication, its primary commitment is to quality undergraduate and graduate education. Applicants must, therefore, demonstrate effective and innovative teaching and a strong commitment to the goals of a liberal arts education. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in anthropology, exhibit an ability to advise and teach, show promise of continuing scholarship, and demonstrate an ability to work collegially and cooperatively. Candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural anthropology, anthropological theory and/or ethnographic methods as well as topical courses in their area of expertise. The normal teaching load is six courses per year (three courses per semester). Successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to the University's general education program and provide service to the Department (e.g., service on committees, service as advisor to a student organization, etc.), the discipline, and the community. Racial and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. 

  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online at http://jobs.uwf.edu. For more information please contact Dr. John Bratten (jbratten@uwf.edu, 850-474-2706) or Dr. Elizabeth Benchley (ebenchle@uwf.edu, 850-474-3015).
  • Any news?
  • Any news? (1/22)
    • Search committee is still paring down the list for phone interviews.
  • Invited to online interview 1/27
  • Campus interviews ongoing 2/12
  • Received a template email from HR notifying me that they have completed their search. 4/7

Wake Forest University - Museum Anthropology / Academic Director of Museum (Deadline: 1 Feb 2015) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Wake Forest University’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a permanent, full-time, faculty position of Academic Director of the Museum of Anthropology, beginning July 1, 2015. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in anthropology with specialization complementing that of existing faculty. Creativity and experience in museum anthropology including exhibit curation, curriculum development, and community outreach is expected. The holder of this position will teach three classes per academic year including an introductory class in museum anthropology, specialized courses related to museum studies, and classes in applicable fields of anthropological expertise.  The candidate will shape and direct the future academic mission of the Museum, including maintaining its collections, engaging students, and developing its exhibits. Experience in seeking external funding for outreach and research is desired.  We are especially interested in the new Academic Director developing dynamic programming making optimal use of our own ethnographic and archaeological collections. Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. he Museum of Anthropology is North Carolina's only museum dedicated to the study of global cultures. Through intimate exhibits, diverse programming, and a collection of nearly 30,000 artifacts, the Museum serves as an anthropological resource for both the University and the community at large. The Museum's complete permanent collection is publicly accessible via online database.

  • Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2015.  Applicants are to submit in a single pdf document 1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and interests, 2) a curriculum vitae detailing the applicant’s qualifications in anthropology, museum studies, and management and 3) a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses integrating the role of museum anthropology in an undergraduate curriculum.  Applications are to be sent via on-line application at https://wakejobs.silkroad.com.  Cover letters and position questions may be addressed to Steve Folmar, Associate Chair of Anthropology.
  •   Request for phone interview and additional materials (2/13)
  •   Request for campus interview (3/18)
  •   Offer made and accepted

Weber State University (UT) - Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2014) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Weber State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor position in cultural anthropology beginning fall, 2015. A Ph.D. in anthropology must be in hand at the time of the appointment. Applicants must show evidence of successful college/university level teaching, have a geographic focus in either Europe or Latin America, and be willing to mentor student research. We also desire somebody who can lead study abroad programs or teach ethnographic field schools. Although topical foci are somewhat open, we desire applicants with interests in applied anthropology and who will complement current faculty strengths. Our institution operates on the semester system with a 4/4 instructional load, and places an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. The Anthropology Program began in the 1950s, has offered BA and BS degrees since 2000, and is committed to a four fields approach. Today, the program has over 130 declared anthropology majors and 30 minors with 5 full-time anthropology faculty and 8 adjuncts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the following courses: introduction to general anthropology (four fields), lower and upper division courses in cultural anthropology, language and culture, anthropological theory and research methods, and various specialized courses concerning their areas of expertise and interest.

  • To apply, go to http://weber.edu, then on to the Human Resources page where faculty positions are posted. Complete the online application, including these five items: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a brief cover letter explaining how you intend to meet these program hiring expectations with regard to your teaching and research experience and future professional plans; (3) a short statement of your teaching philosophy and teaching style; (4) a summary statement and sample of your teaching evaluations; and (5) the names and contact information of three professional references. Please also send one or two journal publications or unpublished manuscripts in PDF format directly to Dr. Brooke S. Arkush (barkush@weber.edu). Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. All other correspondence can be addressed to Dr. Arkush at: Cultural Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Weber State University, 1299 Edvalson St., Dept. 1208, Ogden, UT 84408-1208. Weber State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability) employer.
    • phone interview 1/30
    • Anyone invited to on-campus interviews??
    • campus interview scheduled
    • Any word?
    • no word so far (3/26) following campus interview. Anyone else?
    • Rejection 3/30
    • ^ rejection 3/30, did you have a campus interview?

Wellesley College (MA) - TT Cultural Anthropologist (Deadline: 20 Oct. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Anthropology Department at Wellesley College seeks applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. We are seeking a cultural anthropologist with a geographic area of research focusing on South (including Brazil) and/or Meso-America. Although research subfield is open, the anthropology department aims through this new hire to broaden current curricular offerings by providing support in teaching introduction and theoretical overview courses in cultural anthropology as well as strengthening curricular offerings for the Latin American Studies program. The successful candidate will demonstrate innovation and excellence in scholarly research as well as a strong commitment to teaching. PhD preferred (ABD considered).

  • Applications must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (dissertation, article), and The names/email addresses of three references are requested. (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.). All items (including letters of reference) must be submitted electronically no later than October 20, 2014 at https://career.wellesley.edu/ to Cultural Anthropology Search.
  • 10/25/14: My letter writers got requests for their letters but upon rereading the posting, it seems like maybe this was just because I didn't understand that they also needed to submit the letters by October 20th and I wasn't just supposed to include their reference information by the 20th. They aren't on the list of schools violating the new protocol on premature letter requests so I'm a little confused! Guess it's not bad either way!
  • Contacted by phone for AAA interview (11/17) x4
  • Campus visit scheduled (12/18) [did you get a phone call or email?]
  • Anyone get an offer yet? (2/27)
  • No word yet (2/28)
  • Any news? (3/4)
  • Heard offer has been made (3/5)
  • Offer made and accepted (3/10)

Wesleyan University (CT) - Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program (Deadline: 10 Oct. 2014) - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

The Science in Society Program of Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT USA, seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 2015, with research and teaching interests in the social or cultural aspects of health, disease, and health care, focused on the United States. Teaching responsibility includes survey course on social/cultural aspects of medicine and health.

The Science in Society Program offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate major in the history, philosophy and social studies of science, technology, and medicine, taught by faculty from multiple disciplines. Affiliation with another program or department is negotiable. Ph.D. in a relevant academic discipline, in hand or near completion, is required at time of appointment.

Please contact Jennifer Enxuto(jenxuto@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users: We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application. For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

LINK TO APPLY: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4439

  • Applications received after October 10, 2014 may not receive full consideration.

Western Kentucky University (KY) - Applied Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: 29 Sept. 2014) - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University (WKU) is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor in Applied Cultural Anthropology. Additional expertise in Visual/Media Anthropology would be an asset. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure eligible position to begin August 15, 2015.

The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of appointment. Applicants must have an ongoing program of research and a commitment to undergraduate teaching, including multiple sections of introductory courses. The successful candidate must have prior teaching experience and ability to teach a wide variety of undergraduate courses, including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Applied Anthropology. Other courses would depend on areas of expertise, but might include Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic Video Production. Geographic area of expertise is open.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, copies of university transcripts and teaching evaluations, sample course syllabi, and three current letters of recommendation to: Anthropology Search, Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd #61029, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029.

  • Review of applications begins September 29, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Phone interview 10/31, email said they hoped to do campus visits prior to AAA
  • Any news?
  • Campus visits being schedule (11.28.2014)
  • Any news on this position or whether an offer was made following the campus interviews?
  • Offer made [posted 2/16]

Whitman College (WA) - Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: 10 Oct. 2014) - AAA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology, with expertise in ethnographic research in new media, visual culture and/or digital culture as they relate to global politics and social movements, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Effective August 2015. Ph.D. required. Regional focus is open, although scholarship in eastern Europe/Central Asia or Africa is particularly desired. The successful candidate will offer introductory and advanced courses in Anthropology, in addition to courses that contribute to the College's general education requirements. The ability to teach courses in ethnographic methods and linguistic approaches would be a plus. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.

All applications must include the following materials: letter of application as well as separate statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, applicants should explain how their pedagogy will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment.

  • To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click "Faculty" and "Assistant Professor of Anthropology". Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the AAA meetings in Washington, DC in December. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. For questions related to this search, please contact Suzanne Morrissey, Search Committee Chair, at morrisse@whitman.edu. Additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area can be found at www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org
  • Any word on this one?
  • Request for AAA interview (11/12) x2

Whitman College (WA) - Anthropology and Environmental Studies (Deadline: 10 Oct. 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track position in Anthropology and Environmental Studies at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2015. Ph.D. required. We seek to hire a scholar with training in environmental anthropology and/or bio-cultural anthropology. Geographic focus open, but should not overlap existing faculty expertise, see: http://www.whitman.edu/environmental_studies/ and http://www.whitman.edu/academics/courses-of-study/anthropology/department-profile. More specific interests might include urban ecology, water and health, nutrition and food security, the built environment, hazards and vulnerability, climate change, global migration, and/or science/technology studies.

The successful candidate's appointment will be shared between the Anthropology Department and the Environmental Studies Program. The successful candidate will offer introductory and advanced courses in Environmental Studies, in Anthropology, as well as interdisciplinary health offerings and courses that contribute to the College's general education requirements. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.

All applications must include the following materials: letter of application as well as separate statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; graduate transcripts; course syllabi; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, applicants should explain how their pedagogy will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment.

  • To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click "Faculty" and "Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies". Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the AAA meetings in Washington, DC in December. For questions related to this search, please contact Jason Pribilsky, Search Committee Chair, at pribiljc@whitman.edu.
  • Any news from them? (Dec. 21)
  • Campus visit invite, 12/21
  • Official rejection (generic email on 3/17 from search chair)
  • Offer made and accepted [posted 03/22]

Williams College (MA) - (Deadline: 15 Oct 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology & Sociology invites applications for a regular (tenure-track) position of assistant professor in anthropology beginning July 1, 2015. The department has an interdisciplinary focus [see: http://www.williams.edu/anthsoc] that emphasizes innovative, empirically grounded qualitative work, including ethnography, historical comparative anthropology & sociology, visual methods and other qualitative traditions. Areas of scholarly inquiry are open, but should complement those of current faculty. The department is particularly interested in candidates who work in the subfields of linguistic anthropology, the anthropology of new media, the anthropology of science and/or medicine, economic anthropology, anthropology of indigenous populations and material culture. Regional focus open: particular interest in Latin America, Africa, Asia or Oceania. The teaching load is four semester courses per year plus a January course every other year.

  • Application deadline: October 15, 2014. Preliminary interviews at the AAA annual meetings in December are important in the selection of final candidates. For initial application, submit only curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter outlining research and teaching interests. All materials should be addressed to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Anthropology and Sociology and must be submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position: https://apply.interfolio.com/25712. Fax and e-mail applications will not be accepted.
  • Invitation to interview at the AAA meetings (Nov 4) x 3
  • Did anyone else get this? x3 (2nd person posting: considering that this application only included a CV and a cover letter, I would think the first step in the decision process would be to request letters, no? Something does not seem right here...anyone else get such an invitatation?)
  • No invitation here but it isn't that odd.  Some universities use the AAAs as a way of narrowing the pool (yes even before letters).  The AAA invite might have also requested letters (we don't know).  Williams also did a 1-year search last year and in their rejection letters they informed some applicants of the upcoming TT search and suggested they apply.  Others, like me, did not get the suggestion.  I have a feeling that they know what they are looking for despite casting a wide net.
  • To the previous poster -- yup, I did get that request last year, but no invite this time around, so what they want might also be shifting. Also, I have heard that last year's VAP would be a front runner for that position, the way that search was framed.
  • Job Talk invitation (12/16)
  • Official rejection by email from search chair (2/13). The email mentioned that they had made an offer to candidate who accepted, and also that they had received 387 applications!!!
    • (2/16) Second that, rejection email had a personal feel; nice to see these days.

Yale-NUS College (SGP) - Sociocultural Anthropology (Deadline: 1 Sept. 2014) -- CAMPUS INTERVIEW REQUESTEDEdit

Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, is seeking to hire one or more open rank faculty members in sociocultural anthropology. We seek colleagues with active research projects in any field, but we are especially interested in candidates studying politics, social movements, and violence, queer theory, gender and sexuality, medicine, energy and infrastructure, and the environment. Those with regional expertise in areas currently underrepresented by scholarship at Yale-NUS preferred.

Applicants should be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring within their specialties and in the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum. An ongoing research program that incorporates undergraduates would be highly desirable. For information about the curriculum, please see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum.

Salary, benefits, and leave policies will be competitive at an international level. Yale-NUS College is committed to supporting faculty research through various grants, research and travel allowances.

  • Link to Apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4146
  • Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Those with a completed Ph.D. are encouraged to apply prior to September 1, 2014. Inquiries should be made to the Search Committee Chair, Bernard Bate, Associate Professor of Social Sciences, Yale-NUS College, at yale-nus.college@yale.edu or see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg.
  • Update: Invitation for Skype interview (Oct 2).
  • Campus interview scheduled 12/22
  • Rejection email received (2/22)
  • Can I ask if you had an interview or campus visit? (2/26)

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Bowdoin College (ME) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology (Deadline: 26 Jan. 2015) - OFFER MADEEdit

Bowdoin College Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in cultural anthropology to begin July 1, 2015. Teaching load is two courses per semester including, “Introduction to Cultural Anthropology” and three courses at the introductory- or intermediate-level in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Geographic and topical specializations are open, but candidates whose teaching and research specialties complement those of the department’s faculty are especially encouraged to apply. A renewal of the position for a second year is possible. The successful candidate will demonstrate a capacity for excellence in teaching, active engagement in research, and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education; previous undergraduate teaching experience preferred.Ph.D. expected at the time of appointment.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a c.v., a letter of application, sample syllabi, and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, religion, creed, ancestry, national and ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the College, please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on Jan 26, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Letters of Rec requested (1/27) x4 
  • Did they get letters from all candidates?  -Yes.  -->  Really?  I have a receipt of application email but no request for letters.  I'm not sure they asked for letters from all candidates... --> Oh. My references got a request within 24 hours of when I submitted the online app, so I assumed it was more or less automatic. It might be worth calling HR to verify though.
  • Short phone interview scheduled (2/5) x2
  • Campus visit scheduled (2/16)
  • Received email that they made offer to another candidate. (2/14)

Brown University (RI) - Louise Lamphere Visiting Professorship in Anthropology and Gender Studies (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014) - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Anthropology and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women invite applications for the Louise Lamphere Visiting Assistant Professorship in Anthropology and Gender Studies, appointment to be effective July 1, 2015. Candidates should have a scholarly focus on and expertise in gender studies and a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related discipline by the time of appointment. The teaching load of this appointment is three courses per academic year. This two-year Visiting Professorship is not renewable.

  • Initial application materials should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin November 1st. Submit applications to: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/26161

Coastal Carolina University (SC) - Part-Time Teaching Associate for 2015-2016 - Review begins April 1Edit

The Department of History at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for two part-time teaching associates in Anthropology for 2015-2016. The teaching associate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in Anthropology and hold office/lab hours. The ideal candidate will hold an M.A. or Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related discipline and possess a sound record of teaching excellence.

Coastal Carolina University is a public, mid-sized, comprehensive liberal arts-oriented institution located in Conway, South Carolina nine miles west of the Atlantic coastal resort of Myrtle Beach, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. It has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 8,900 students and expects continued growth for the next several years. Coastal Carolina University is part of the South Carolina system of public education and maintains close ties with its founders, the Horry County Higher Education Commission.

  • Applicants may apply by emailing a cover letter and CV with contact information for three references to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Carolyn Dillian (cdillian@coastal.edu). Screening of applications will begin April 1, 2015. Position begins August, 2015. Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.

Eastern Carolina University (NC) - Teaching Instructor (2015-2016) - Anthropology - Review begins: July 13, 2015Edit

Job Description: East Carolina University (ECU) seeks an anthropologist for a full-time, 2015-16 academic year appointment as a teaching instructor beginning August 17, 2015. Responsibilities include teaching the Global Understanding Course, which uses Internet technology to connect ECU students with students from a consortium of international universities (for more information about the Global Understanding Course please see: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/globalinitiatives/course.cfm); and teaching face-to-face undergraduate introductory anthropology courses. Minimum Qualifications: A master's degree in anthropology is required. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire. Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three current references online at www.jobs.ecu.edu. For questions, contact Dr. Holly Mathews, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Flanagan 231, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353 (email at mathewsh@ecu.edu). Screening begins July 13, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Proper documentation of identity and employability, including an official transcript, is required at the time of employment. Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Indiana University South Bend - Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology  (Deadline 15 Feb. 2015) -- CANCELLEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Indiana University South Bend invites applications for a Visiting Lecturer position. The successful candidate will be broadly trained and will teach 12 credits per semester, including introductory courses in cultural anthropology and/or human origins and prehistory. IU South Bend is the third largest campus in the Indiana University system and serves the north central Indiana community.

Eligibility: MA in Anthropology, PhD preferred. 

The position will begin August 2015 and is for one year. Subject to performance and funding, a second year as visitor may be added.  

  • Also posted at Physical Anthropology 2014-2015
  • Email notification that they have a short list (3/18/15)
  • Contacted for phone interview
  • Search has been canceled, due to unforeseen budget cuts.  [I just have to add, James VanderVeen's messages have been the most corteous I've received this year, even when delivering this bad news] 3/27

New York University (NY) - Non-TT Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow - Center for European and Mediterranean Studies (Deadline: 31 Jan. 2015)Edit

  • The Center for European and Mediterranean Studies in Arts and Science at New York University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow position. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2015, renewable annually for a maximum of three years, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
  • CEMS/NYU seeks a scholar specializing in one or more of the following fields: comparative European and Mediterranean politics, anthropology, or sociology, or contemporary or recent European and Mediterranean history. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and/or teaching interests concerning the European Mediterranean regions. Additionally, we would value academic interest in the European Union.
  • Responsibilities include teaching three courses per year and an advising load (with MA students and undergraduate majors). Advisement is a key component of this position. Service to the program will also involve representing the Center at university occasions and committee meetings.
  • Candidates should ... have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than 2010.
  • To apply, see the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies website at http://cems.as.nyu.edu/page/employment. The applicant should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references.
  • The deadline for applications is January 31, 2015.

Princeton University (NJ) - Lecturer in Sociocultural Anthropology (Deadline: May 15, 2015)Edit

Our department has opened a search for a lecturer or visitor in sociocultural anthropology (rank open), for one or two semesters during the coming academic year. The successful candidate will be expected to be in residence during the term of his/her appointment, teaching two courses per semester and advising undergraduate independent research. I enclose the ad, which has also been posted with the AAA and “Jobs at Princeton” page on the University website. I would be very grateful for your help in circulating the attached notice to your most recent alumni/ae, and to graduate students who expect to have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2015.

The successful candidate(s) will be integral to the intellectual life of the department. We are particularly interested in courses that expand the range of our offerings. These materials are due electronically by May 15, 2015.

  • - Any news on this position?

Rutgers University (NJ) - Visiting Asst. Professor (NTT) Cultural Anthropology (Deadline May 15, 2015)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is searching for a visiting assistant professor (teaching instructor) in cultural anthropology with expertise in Africa for the 2015-2016 academic year. The candidate will teach five semester-long undergaduate courses: Anthropology of Africa, History of Anthropology, and three other courses. Topics might include Islam, environmental anthropology, or medical anthropology. ABD candidates will be considered, but candidates holding a Ph.D. are preferred.

Rutgers University (NJ) - Visiting Asst. Professor (NTT) Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology (Deadline May 15, 2015)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is searching for a visiting assistant professor (teaching instructor) in cultural and/or linguistic anthropology in New Brunswick, New Jersey, for the 2015-2016 academic year. The candidate will teach five semester-long undergraduate courses including Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology, Language and Cultural Diversity, Method and Analysis in Cultural Anthropology, and two other courses. Topics might include Islam, local-global systems, sexuality, medical anthropology, and law, justice, and rights. ABD candidates will be considered, but candidates holding a Ph.D. are preferred.

Southern Methodist University (TX) - Postdoctoral Fellow Forced Migration (2 years w/possible renewal) (Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014)Edit

Applications are invited for an open Post Doctoral Research Fellow position to work on the Forced Migration Innovation Project based in the Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX, under the direction of Dr. Faith Nibbs.

The research involves (1) understanding how refugees in the US use their own skills, talents, and entrepreneurship to create better livelihoods, (2) investigating the role of the private sector as well as refugee networks in the process of upward mobility,( 3) identifying the enabling environments (both on the side of refugees and US employers) that support livelihood innovation and advancement, and (4) understanding to what extent the current resettlement system and host refugee discourse either supports or detracts from those enabling processes.

The applicants will work with the PI, and a dynamic and diverse group of investigators, refugee research assistants, partner agencies, and graduate and undergraduate students, and will participate in all aspects of the research project from managing and analyzing existing data to writing manuscripts, and will be expected to contribute to the development of research approaches and directions.

Eligibility: Interested in those with an expertise in either anthropology, sociology, development, business, with knowledge or background in refugees/ forced migration. Candidates should have worked within migrant or refugee communities, have experience working with research assistants, and hold or expect to hold a Ph.D. degree before taking up the position. Good communication, teamwork, research, and analytical skills a must.

This position is available as early as January but start date is negotiable and, subject to performance and funding, will last up to two years with a possibility of renewal. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and additional funding will be provided for professional travel.

  • To apply for this position, send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Karen Hart at karen@smu.edu. Please include “Postdoc Application” in the subject header. Applicants are strongly encouraged to look at our website at www.smu-fmip.org and include in your cover letter how your particular skill set interfaces with the project. Informal inquiries are welcome at the same address. Review of applications will begin October 15th, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the AAA in December.

Southern Oregon University (OR) - Temporary Assistant Professor of Native American Studies (Priority deadline April 23, 2015)Edit

Southern Oregon University invites applications for a temporary assistant professor of Native American Studies for the 2015-2016 academic year. The person in this position will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and will contribute to development of the Native American Studies program (see http://www.sou.edu/natam/index.html) consistent with Southern Oregon University’s wider mission (see http://www.sou.edu/mission/index.html). This person will be expected to teach the core three-quarter sequence in Native American Studies, courses to be determined with respect to the candidate’s area of specialization and program needs, and courses based on institutional needs. This person will be a scholar-practitioner who can advance the program’s objectives of furthering Native American Studies across the wider community and of integrating Native American needs and perspectives into teaching, scholarship, and service.

Job post and instructions for applying at: http://jobs.sou.edu/postings/3814.

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but the deadline for guaranteed consideration is April 23, 2015.

University of California, Davis (CA) - Mellon Visiting Assistant Professorship in Comparative Border Studies (Deadline: 6 Feb. 2015) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The UC Davis Graduate Group in Cultural Studies is pleased to announce a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship for 2015-2017 in Comparative Border Studies supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Applicants should be specialists in research on one or more border zones, such as: US-Mexico, Israel-Palestine, Afghanistan-Pakistan, North- South Korea, East-West Germany, North Africa-Europe, etc. We are interested in promoting comparative and transnational research so these perspectives are preferred, but not required. The specific field is open, but interdisciplinary orientation in humanities and qualitative social sciences is preferred.

Our new three-year Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies focuses on the making, unmaking, crossing, and fortification of borders—national, regional, colonial--and aims to rethink notions of border crossing as well as containment within different regional studies contexts as a result of transregional, comparative dialogue. The initiative is organized around three major themes: 1) human rights, citizenship and racialized belonging; 2) mobility, militarization and containment; 3) protest cultures and transnational solidarities. Research interest in one or more of these areas is preferred. We will consider junior scholars including recent PhDs and ABDs (the degree must be completed by July 1, 2015).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will participate in the activities of the Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies. Duties include teaching three courses per year, and serving as co-organizer of colloquia and other events involving faculty and graduate students. The appointment will be housed in an appropriate department or program in the humanities or (qualitative) social sciences, in accordance with the background of the successful applicant (fields may include Asian American studies, Chicana/o studies, History, English, Spanish, Middle East studies, South Asian studies, German, Native American studies, American studies, Anthropology, among others).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will receive an annual stipend of $55,000, plus health benefits, research funding, and relocation funds.

  • To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three (3) references (we do NOT accept letters via Interfolio) through the online application form found at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00476. For full consideration applications must be received by February 6, 2015. The position is open until filled.
  • From Postdocs page: "Skype Interview Request 4/2"

University of California, Davis (CA) - Mellon Visiting Assistant Professorship in Indian Ocean Worlds (Deadline: 20 Feb. 2015)Edit

The UC Davis Anthropology Department is pleased to announce a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship for 2015-2017 in Indian Ocean Worlds supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. We welcome new or recent Ph.D scholars with innovative and fresh perspectives for reimagining contemporary Indian Ocean worlds. Degree must be completed by the first day of courses, September 24, 2015.

The Visiting Assistant professorship is associated with a three year Reimagining Indian Ocean Worlds Mellon Research Initiative at UC Davis (2015-2018) that is aimed at producing multi-year interest and capacity for rethinking the scope of emerging Indian Ocean Studies. Its goal is to formulate new directions for the field with an emphasis on the contemporary, place-making, new networks, quotidian practices, materialities, and relationalities in and among Indian Ocean cultures and societies. This emphasis on contemporary places, networks and practices enables a wider vision of what constitutes the Indian Ocean and allows explorations of new ethnographic and humanities methodologies in addition to historical archives or texts. We welcome applicants from any field in the humanities and social sciences, including interdisciplinary fields, with these orientations and interests.

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will participate in the activities of the Mellon Research Initiative. Duties include teaching three courses per year (some combination of graduate seminar and undergraduate courses) and helping to organize symposiums, conference, and other events involving faculty and graduate students. The appointment will be housed in an appropriate department or program in the social sciences or humanities in accordance with the background of the successful applicant (which may be Anthropology, African Studies, South Asia studies, Middle East studies, Ethnomusicology, Literature, Linguistics, Geography, Cultural Studies, Religious Studies, among others).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will receive an annual stipend of $55,000, plus health benefits, research funding, and relocation funds.

  • To apply, please send a letter of interest to Search Co-Chairs Smriti Srinivas and Bettina Ngweno as well as your curriculum vita, one writing sample, and three (3) references through the online application form found at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00489. For full consideration applications must be received by February 20, 2015. The position is open until filled.
  • Any news? (3/17)

Whittier College (CA) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Liberal Arts/Sociology and Anthropology (Deadline: 1 Jan. 2015)Edit

Thanks to the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Whittier College’s Digital Liberal Arts Center in concert with the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work offer a two and a half year Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on digital scholarship and/or pedagogy in the field of sociology of education or educational anthropology The Fellow will begin in either Spring 2015 or Fall 2015 and continue for 5 semesters to teach undergraduates and collaborate with faculty across the College’s curriculum to develop and implement digital methods and concepts into teaching and research. Candidates with experience in digital mapping, code writing, leading undergraduate digital research, and/or active participation in digital scholarship communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Bringing digital scholarship to the undergraduate classroom is a key focus of this postdoctoral fellowship. Therefore, the Fellow will teach three courses per academic year, with at least one course per semester. Courses that feature digital scholarship through innovative hybrid pedagogies (but not fully online delivery) are particularly desirable. As part of their regular 2-1 load, the fellow will offer at least one course a year in their specialty within the sociology of education or educational anthropology, focusing on (but not limited to) issues around educational disparities, different “cultures” of education, and research trends in the humanistic social sciences about education and technology in the United States or in their region of interest.

Beyond the classroom, the Fellow will work closely with the Digital Liberal Arts (DigLibArts) team to foster digital scholarship projects and inspire colleagues across campus to explore and extend their use of hybrid pedagogies. This collective goal involves DigLibArts team members in staying current with new developments in digital scholarship, conducting individual and collaborative digital research projects, and building collaborations with other colleges. In short, the Fellow will function in a hybrid capacity, operating both in the classroom and as part of a dynamic team focused on individual, institutional, and regional digital scholarship projects. This Fellowship is intended to serve as a developmental position, allowing the Fellow to prepare for a future career in academia (as faculty or otherwise) while sharing his or her expertise with the Whittier community. For more information about DigLibArts, please visit our website: http://diglibarts.whittier.edu

Full-time responsibilities will include: Teach 2/1 load of courses showcasing digital scholarship/pedagogy appropriate for a liberal arts institution, Teach courses in the Sociology of Education/Educational Anthropology, and assist current Sociology and Anthropology department faculty in learning and implementing digital modules that focus on sociocultural research methods and theory. Work with the Digital Liberal Arts team to shape and advance digital scholarship at Whittier College and its regional and consortial partners through projects such as: Host faculty development workshops, student labs, or visiting speaker series focusing on the development, use, and assessment of digital technologies to enhance liberal arts education.

  • All applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Associate Professor of Anthropology Ann M. Kakaliouras (akakalio@whittier.edu) by January 1st, 2015. Application materials should be consolidated into a single PDF file and named “yourlastname_diglibartsSA.pdf”.

See Also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15Edit

DiscussionEdit

Who is on this page for the '14-'15 search?Edit

ABD - Looking for first job / postdoc: 15

PhD - Looking for first job: 8

Have a job, looking for new one ...

adjunct: 6
visiting assistant professor: 10
lecturer: 6
postdoc: 14
tenure track: 13
tenured: 1
other faculty:
outside academia: 1
dual career:
educ. admin:
post postdoc (unemployed):
research staff:
participant observer (ABD learning the ropes before diving in): 2
ABD and adjunct at university (not where I'm ABD)

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

Search committee member observing discussion:

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 three 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/job posts asking for up-front letters of recommendation so that we may alert the AAA to violations of their request:

  • NYU
  • Brooklyn College - CUNY
  • CSU-Chico
  • CSU-Fullerton
  • Coastal Carolina College
  • Illinois State University
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Marlboro College [Unclear from their website if will contact all referees upfront or only for selected applicants] (They seem to be sending out a request for letters, automatically generated, as soon as the application is submitted)
  • Portland State
  • Rhode Island College (References were contacted automatically as soon as the online application was submitted.)
  • SLU
  • SJSU (hard copies requested!)
  • SUNY College at Potsdam
  • UCSD
  • Tufts
  • Penn
  • Reed
  • Vanderbilt
  • Wesleyan
  • Whitman
  • Yale-NUS College
  • University of Toronto
  • Virginia Tech 
  • California State University San Marcos
  • Univ Alabama at Birmingham

10/26 Musing: Note, this isn't an apology for the tactic by these programs, but: I'm struck by the fact that the list requesting letters right away is _growing_ and I suspect that in today's bleak, competitive market & under the strain of academic cuts, it'll continue. This may be because of a few reasons: 1) HR might demand that of all job searches and therefore it's a matter of compliance; 2) This may be a way to weed out candidates from the very start--those who have the excited support of their committees/departments vs. those who, for whatever reason, do not.

The lesson to be learned is that job applicants should start getting letter writers prepped even in July-August.

I think it is two things: 1) Tradition, as in its always been done this way 2) laziness, it is easier for the search committee to have the letters on hand. Search committees rarely look at letters before they get to the short list.

11/12: I've been on the market for years but this year for the first time I am on a search committee. I convinced our SC members that we did not need initial letters, but that was overruled by mid-level admins who changed our ad to state that we did. That said, having the letters has been very helpful even at the initial stage. We are in the multiple 10s of applicants not the multiple 100s like some searches, but I read all the letters on our way to making our conference interview list (I know others did too, it was a significan part of our discussion, albeit less so than materials the candidate provided). Letters let you know (as noted above) who has the support of their committee, when there are multiple applicants from the same program/advisor they show how they stack up, and they give insight into gaps in CVs/why someone is leaving a TT position/didn't get tenure, etc when it could be awkward or inappropriate for the applicant to state it their own document. I still think letters ideally should *not* be part of the initial package, but the logistical ease of the SC really is there, especially for smaller searches. In our case, the letters very much mattered in making our first cut.

11/19: In response to the SC poster above, any thoughts on individually tailored recommendation letters vs. Interfolio letters? Does the difference between the two and the impression that each makes (respectively) stand out to you?

12/16: Institutions follow different practices with respect to letters and place differing weight on them. A SC that is trying to winnow hundreds of applications to a list that can be interviewed is not likely to have much use for letters in the opening stages. If I'd read three letters for every applicant in the search we're doing this year, I'd have had to read over a thousand letters. At my institution we only ask for letters from candidates we've invited to interview at the meetings, and we don't really look closely at them until after the interviews, when we're ready to start moving to a final short list. Letters are important to us, but less important than an applicant's writing sample or description of teaching interests. Letters that are detailed about the candidate's work and provide an honest assessment of the candidate's quality have the most influence, but we don't expect the letter to address us as a specific department.

Misc. SearchesEdit

3/23 - There were a couple of searches (due several months ago) that never made it onto the official list for some reason and I was curious if anyone had heard anything back. Any news on University of Dayton, Metropolitian State University of Denver, or Grand Valley State University?  

  • Grand Valley State University held Skype interviews about 2.5 weeks ago.  No word since then
  • I was asked for additional materials, from all of these.  No word since then. I contacted Dayton to check on the status a while back, but didn't get a response.
  • I also got the request for additional materials frim MSU Denver, but haven't heard anything.
  • 3/31 - I had a campus interview at GVSU and got the request for additional materials for MSUDenver, but nothing more yet.
  • I was asked for additional materials by Denver as well. Just contacted them and they said I was put in the "qualified but not to be interviewed" pile

3/26 - Did anyone hear anything about a New School Middle East job?

5/18 - There was a job at William Paterson in medical anthropology posted a few months ago. Anyone have an update on that? -- heard from WPU 5/26 that they selected a candidate

6/12 Has anyone heard from Princeton about the Visiting Lecturer position in Anthropology? 

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