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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY JOBS - 2015-2016

Page for academic positions in Cultural Anthropology that start in 2016.

Last year's page: Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015

NEW PAGE for 2017 jobs: Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017

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See also: Archaeology Jobs 2015-2016, Geography 2015-2016, Linguistic Anthropology 2015-2016,  Physical Anthropology 2015-2016, and Environmental Studies 2015-2016

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Aarhus University (DK) - Professor in Anthropology - Deadline: 8 Sept. 2015Edit

The School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, invites applications for a permanent professorship within the field of anthropology. The position is available from 01 February 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The professorship is offered with a view to attracting a particularly talented person who is expected to play a key role in the continued creation of innovative, internationally recognised research areas at the Department of Anthropology. The future professor is expected to contribute to core activities at Aarhus University in general and the Department of Anthropology in particular in the following areas: research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. The professor will also be expected to provide academic leadership relating to research, education and academic development as well as contributing actively to the further development of the department, both nationally and internationally.

Research: We are seeking a professor with documented extensive research experience within the field of the anthropology of politics and religion, with a special focus on democracy and religion in nation-states where democracy has been recently institutionalised. A focus on Asia would be particularly welcome. Applicants are expected to formulate a vision for the contribution of their research to the wider field of anthropology. The vision must include a description of new international collaboration and how this will benefit the existing academic environment at the department.

Education: Applicants should be prepared to teach and contribute to developing courses, learning and supervision at all levels of the department’s degree programmes in anthropology (BA, MA and PhD), and will be expected to have a solid teaching experience at university level. Applicants must also be able to collaborate on teaching in connection with other degree programmes offered by the Department of Anthropology and the School of Culture and Society.

Talent development: The successful applicant is expected to be able to identify the development potential of junior researchers and to contribute to the talent development and supervision of PhD students and to teaching and developing PhD courses.

Knowledge exchange: It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange as mentioned in the strategy for the Faculty of Arts, for instance in research cooperation with private companies, government consultancy, cooperation with civil society actors or the public dissemination of knowledge. Applicants should document any prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange. For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Jens Seeberg, email jseeberg@cas.au.dk.

Qualifications: Applicants are expected to formulate a vision for the contribution of their research to the wider field of anthropology.Applicants must be able to document: Academic publications at the highest international level including research innovation in the field of anthropology; Solid ethnographic fieldwork experience; Experience of active participation in international research collaboration; Experience of research organisation, including the obtaining and administration of external funding in the field of anthropology; Strong teaching competences and experience of supervising at all levels; Commitment to teaching development, supervision of student projects, talent development, research management and the development of PhD courses.

Applicants must be able to teach in English at university level. If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years. The application must be written in English.

  • Deadline: All applications must be made online and received by 8 September 2015.

Amherst College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Sub-Saharan Africa - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Amherst College Departments of Anthropology-Sociology and Black Studies seek a cultural anthropologist of Sub-Saharan Africa for a full-time, tenure-track, joint position as an Assistant Professor to begin on July 1, 2016. We are looking for a broadly trained, ethnographically grounded, and theoretically engaged anthropologist whose research and teaching interests complement our departments. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Although the topical area of specialization is open, we encourage applicants whose research is in one or more of the following areas: urban studies, political economy, postcoloniality, religion, and the environment. As well, we are seeking candidates whose research and teaching interests reflect the fundamental importance of Africa to the histories and contemporary practices of both anthropology and black studies. In addition to having a well-articulated research plan, the successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context. This will include teaching two courses per semester, advising undergraduate honors theses, and contributing to the core curriculum of both departments. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment.Prior teaching experience is required.

  • Interested candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/30134 a letter of application, C.V., two course syllabi, a writing sample (not to exceed 25 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Consideration of applications will begin on September 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. We intend to interview at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Denver, Colorado, November 18-22, 2015, as well as on campus. Applicants would be advised to submit their materials as soon as possible to be considered for interviews at the Denver meeting.
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2015-2016
  • Invitation to interview at AAA meetings (10/12) x 2
  • Any news since the AAA interviews?
  • Campus visit invitation (1/3)
  • Notified that search ended without a hire (3/9)

Appalachian State University (NC) - Dept. Chair, Sustainable Development Department - Dec. 3Edit

The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair, beginning July 1, 2016. Qualified candidates will have an earned doctoral degree in a discipline related to sustainable development and a record of excellence in teaching and scholarly achievements commensurate with appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated capacity for innovative and collaborative leadership; university-level administrative and teaching experience; and a record of productive and active scholarship. Desired qualifications include interdisciplinary experience; demonstrated ability to obtain external and internal funding; and commitment to community engagement and sustainable development practice.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department is an interdisciplinary critical development studies program that integrates theory and practice from across the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences with more than 300 undergraduate majors and the potential for a new graduate program. Students concentrate in one of four programs in community, regional, and global development; sustainable agriculture; environmental studies; or an individually-designed program. The Department’s mission is to prepare students to engage in the social, economic, and environmental transformations necessary to create thriving, equitable, and sustainable communities within an ecologically healthy world. Our faculty have a strong transdisciplinary dedication to sustainability, including expertise in sustainable agriculture, critical development studies, environmental studies, and the humanities. Our graduates are prepared to work in leadership positions and fulfill the University’s commitment to building a just and sustainable future. Additional information about the Department is available at http://www.sd.appstate.edu.

APPLICATION: Complete applications will include the following: 1) letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) 500-word maximum statement on your leadership style and experience; 4) 500-word maximum statement on your understanding of sustainable development ; and 5) the names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Review of candidates will begin December 3, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. All application materials should be submitted as one PDF file labeled by the candidate’s first and last name to Dr. Jennifer Westerman, search committee chair, at <westermanjh@appstate.edu>.

Arizona State University (AZ) - Honors/Open Field/Open Rank (Renewable/Non TT) - Deadline Feb 4, 2016Edit

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University invites applications for a renewable multi-year position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits.

The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions 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.

Arizona State University as an institution is committed to accessibility and excellence. 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 teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2016; 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 and seek a diverse candidate pool.

Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first semester of The Human Event (HON 171), and a schedule of readings for that course. Further information on this course can be found at https://barretthonors.asu.edu/academics/hon-171-human-event/. Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu.

  • Application review will begin at 5:00pm on February 4, 2016.

Arizona State University (AZ) - Asst. Professor - Evolutionary Social Science - Deadline: 15 Nov 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University invites applications for an assistant professor to join our world-leading program in evolutionary social science. We seek applicants with exceptional scholarly potential for advancing our understanding of human uniqueness, most especially those with ethnographic or genetic expertise. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, or related field by the time the appointment starts, a strong record of research on the interactions between human biology and culture that is grounded in evolutionary theory, and potential for achieving high levels of research productivity and impact. Specific research topic, approach, methods, and region are open, and the candidate’s program of research may be focused in deep or more recent times, including with contemporary societies. Anticipated start date is August 2016.

Additional desired qualifications include evidence of success in obtaining external funding, classroom and online teaching experience, experience mentoring and supporting students, collaborative experiences with an interdisciplinary research team, and capacity to cross-teach and mentor students in anthropology and other programs offered across the School such as global health, applied mathematics, or environmental social science, and specific expertise in ethnographic fieldwork, field or laboratory studies in genetics and/or human behavior.

Information about the School can be found at http://shesc.asu.edu. The School collaborates extensively with ASU’s Institute for Human Origins (http://iho.asu.edu) and the Center For Evolution and Medicine (https://evmed.asu.edu).

  • Application deadline is November 15, 2015. If not filled, reviews will occur every week and thereafter until the search is closed. Applicants must apply online at http://academicjobsonline.org and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your cover letter to Professor Robert Boyd, Evolutionary Anthropology Search Committee Chair. A background check is required for employment.

Barnard College - Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: EXT to 15 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Barnard College announces a search for a tenure track assistant professor with a focus on language, culture, or semiotics. We seek a scholar whose expertise complements that of the current faculty. We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBT people, people from diverse economic backgrounds, and individuals from other underrepresented groups. Barnard College is a private women's liberal arts college that was founded in 1889. For many years it was considered the women's college at Columbia University. Today, each academic discipline has developed its own relationship between the Barnard and Columbia departments. The Department of Anthropology is a joint department, meaning that the faculty from Barnard and Columbia comprise a single faculty who work together training undergraduate and graduate students, hiring and mentoring new faculty, organizing seminars and events, and on other scholarly endeavors.

  • Also posted at Linguistic Anthropology 2015-2016
  • Does anyone know what "language, culture, or semiotics" means? Are they strictly looking for a lingustics person?
  • They are strictly looking for a linguistics person, unless they cannot find one, in which they case they may hire someone with another focus, since all sociocultural anthropologists work on culture.
  • Request for writing samples and letters of recommendation (10/21).
  • Any new news on this search, after the 10/21 request?
  • Campus visit scheduled 12/15 (x ?)

Baylor University (TX) - Biological or Cultural Anthropologist - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2015Edit

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position in the Department of Anthropology TRACKING ID#: BQ # 34334. We seek a biological or cultural anthropologist at the level of assistant or associate professor with research and teaching interests that would support our developing program emphasis on health and human biology. Department website at http://www.baylor.edu/anthropology/

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment, a record of relevant publications, and evidence of strong potential for external support of research.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties include teaching of courses such as an introductory course, an intermediate core course in cultural or biological anthropology and advanced undergraduate courses in the applicant’s area of specialization. Advanced courses would be expected to support the developing program emphasis in human biology and human health, and an approach that integrates cultural and biological anthropology is favored. An active research agenda with a quest for external funding and robust publication is expected, combined with collegial service to the department and the university.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application and current curriculum vitae. The letter should highlight how the candidate’s background relates to the department’s development of an integrative cultural and biological focus on human health, and human biology and should provide a thoughtful overview of the candidate's research agenda including plans for the future. The CV should include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Semifinalists will be asked to request three letters of recommendation and to provide official transcripts of their doctoral degree work later in the process. Submit to: Garrett Cook, Search Committee Chair, Baylor University Anthropology Department, One Bear Place # 97173, Waco, Texas 76798-97173.

Materials or questions may be submitted electronically to: Garrett_Cook@baylor.edu

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 9/25/2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 10/30/2015.
  • Just a note based on information from a colleague who was in a different department at Baylor--not only do they consider religion as a selection criteria, it is important in tenure decisions as well (i.e. administration looks at your 'religious service').
  • Check out the long thread regarding this on last year's post (2014-2015), if it is still avilable. (see Archaeology Jobs 2014-2015)

Binghamton University, State University of New York (NY) - TT Associate Professor of Human Rights - Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Feb. 2016Edit

This position is one of several cluster hires in the Citizenship, Rights, and Cultural Belonging Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence (CRCB-TAE) (see http://binghamton.edu/tae/citizenship-rights-cultural-belonging/). A successful candidate (i) will have long term research interests and intellectual investments and an estabilished record of research and scholarly publications in the area of human rights and (ii) an interest in the development and leadership of a human rights research center that will bring together social scientists, humanists and others to pursue collaborative work. A track record of external funding is desirable. The search for this position will involve the CRCB-TAE and the following Binghamton University departments: Anthropology, Asian and Asian-American Studies, English, History, Human Development, German and Russian Studies, Philosophy, and Political Science. The successful candidate will join the faculty of one of these departments in addition to being associated with the CRCB-TAE in a leadership capacity. Please submit questions using Interview Exchange.

An application should include a letter of application, a CV, a research statement, a writing sample (article or chapter), a teaching statement, a syllabus for an introductory course and another syllabus for an upper division/graduate course both in the area of human rights, and contact information for three references. Letters of reference will be solicited from finalists.

Boston University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Psychological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Boston University Department of Anthropology invites applications from social or cultural anthropologists specializing in psychological anthropology for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor starting July 1, 2016. The department encourages applicants with research interests in the comparative study of emotion and morality, the anthropology of education, learning and socialization, or comparative concepts of psychological illness. The most appropriate candidates should be able to augment and complement Boston University's existing program emphases, including medical anthropology. World area expertise is open. Applicants should have a completed Ph.D. by May 1, 2016, proven teaching ability, and a strong record of research and publications.

Please submit a letter of application (including statement of research and teaching), curriculum vitae, and names of three references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6244 and address any queries to Prof. Thomas Barfield, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, Boston University, at anthrojo@bu.edu.

  • Applications should be received before November 1, 2015 to ensure full consideration.
  • Letters of recommendation and writing sample requested (11/3)x5
  • Any news or further follow up since 11/3? Does anyone know if they are planning to do AAA interviews?
  • Any updates? (12/1)
  • None here... (12/3) x2
  • They have started scheduling campus visits. (12/10)
  • Rejection letter received 

California State University Channel Islands (CA) - Assistant Professor in Applied Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 2 Sept. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS OCT 2015Edit

The Anthropology Program at California State University Channel Islands (CI), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague with a subfield specialization in Applied Sociocultural Anthropology with an active ethnographic research program focused on the coastal and/or marine environment. Subtopics are open, and may include: sustainability, resource use and management; climate change; natural disasters; and human ecology. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses, including interdisciplinary and general education breadth courses. Candidates should demonstrate their ability (or promise) to deeply engage with undergraduate students. Preference is for a candidate with a pedagogical approach grounded in a holistic perspective of the discipline.

Anthropology students and faculty are deeply involved with activities at the Santa Rosa Island Research Station in Channel Islands National Park (approximately 2.5 hours by ferry). Recently opened facilities on campus include new laboratory classrooms for bioanthropology and archaeology classes. Minimum Degree Requirements: A Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related discipline from an accredited institution. ABD in Anthropology considered, but Ph.D. must be completed by time of appointment.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related discipline from an accredited institution and requisite experience for rank. Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellent undergraduate teaching. Candidates must demonstrate research ability with publication or projects near completion.

  • Phone Interview: late Sept.
  • Campus interviews late October
  • Rejection letter mid December 2015

California State University Dominguez Hills (CA) - TT Asst. Professor in Applied Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015 - SKYPE INTERVIEWS LATE JANUARYEdit

The faculty of the Department of Anthropology at California State University Dominguez Hills invite applications for a Tenure Track position in Applied Anthropology, at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2016.

The CSUDH Department of Anthropology offers a major and a minor in the discipline with course work in the four anthropological sub-disciplines: ethnology, archaeology, physical anthropology and anthropological linguistics. In addition, courses focus on contemporary disciplinary research, area studies and societal applications of anthropological knowledge. Majors may choose the General Anthropology concentration or the Archaeology concentration. Concentrations in Applied and biological are currently being developed.

For more information see: http://www.nbs.csudh.edu /anthropology /

The Position: We seek candidates with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, to pursuing an active research agenda, to engaging undergraduate students in research, and to actively engaging in service to the department and the campus community.

Topical specialization may include any dimension of applied anthropology.

Regional specialization should complement existing departmental strengths. Preference will be given to candidates with ongoing or strong evidence of the ability to establish local and international projects that can foster undergraduate involvement and career opportunities.

Teaching Responsibilities will include teaching general undergraduate courses in more than one of the major subfields (archaeology, cultural, biological, and linguistic) as well as courses in applied anthropology. The successful candidate will also assist in developing an Applied Concentration in the curriculum and internship program.

Advising Responsibilities include ability to work with and advise students from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and serve as a role model for students representing multiple ethnicities.

Minimum Qualifications: ABD will be considered; completed Ph.D. is preferred. Area of expertise may include any dimension of applied anthropology. An applicant's areal focus should complement existing departmental strengths. We seek candidates who can demonstrate their commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and scholarly excellence. Scholarly research excellence as evidenced by publication record is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications: Completed PhD. Have ongoing or strong evidence for potential local and international projects that can foster undergraduate involvement and career opportunities.

  • How to Apply: Review of applications, consisting of a current CV, cover letter and a list of 3 references will begin December 1, 2015. Applications should be submitted online at the following link: http://www.csudh.edu/employment/
  • Requests for more materials. 12/7 (x3)
  • Skype interview (Late January) x 2
  • Any other news (2/18)?

California State University Fresno (CA) - Asst. Professor - Anthropology/Asian American - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2015Edit

We seek a faculty member with expertise in the Asian American communities of the United States. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and offer courses in Asian American Studies, Cultural Anthropology and general education. Candidate must possess knowledge and research experience in one or more of the diverse Asian American communities, and the ability to build on and expand the existing Asian American Studies program. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience, an applied/practicing orientation, a research focus on Gender, Globalization, Immigration or Diaspora Studies, and a willingness to pursue research and involvement with the Central Valley’s Asian American communities.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Anthropology, Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a closely-related social science discipline from an accredited institution is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/13/2016).

Required Experience: Candidates are required to demonstrate a record of research in one or more Asian American communities. Candidates must have experience and knowledge that would enable them to develop and offer courses in Asian American Studies, Cultural Anthropology and general education. The successful candidate will have interests and abilities required to build on and expand the existing Asian American Studies program. Candidates holding a non-Anthropology doctorate must demonstrate experience with ethnographic approaches and methods. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: We prefer a candidate with teaching experience at the university level and a record of teaching excellence. Preferred qualifications also include an applied/practicing orientation, a research focus on Gender, Globalization, Immigration or Diaspora Studies, and a willingness to pursue research and involvement with the Central Valley’s Asian American communities.

  • Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all materials by Nov. 15, 2015. Applicants must complete an online application at http://jobs.csufresno.edu and attach 1) a cover letter specifically addressing qualifications and experiences noted in this announcement, and 2) a curriculum vitae. Finalists will be required to submit three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts to the search committee. Search Committee members will be present at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Nov. 18-22, 2015, to answer questions (please contact the Search Committee Chair in advance); attendance at the meetings is not a requirement to apply.

California State University San Bernardino (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Mesoamericanist - Review Begins: 1 Dec. 2015Edit

The CSUSB Department of Anthropology seeks a Mesoamericanist whose research and teaching interests bridge cultural and archaeological perspectives, and are grounded in community-based engagement. Possible topical areas of interest include cultural heritage, expressive and material culture, identity formation, environmental resilience, and gender. The ability to teach courses on both Mesoamerican archaeology and ethnography is highly desirable, as will be contributing more broadly to the department's curriculum, while complementing existing departmental strengths.

The successful candidate will join an intellectually stimulating and innovative academic environment that embraces diversity. New faculty members are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan which emphasizes: 1) student success; 2) faculty and staff success; 3) stewarding resources; 4) community engagement; and 5) enhancing the campus identity.

California State University, San Bernardino is a comprehensive regional university that serves approximately 18,000 students, and offers 47 undergraduate, 30 graduate and doctoral degree programs and 13 academic programs with national accreditation. CSUSB is committed to providing learning opportunities that are driven by teaching and research excellence, intellectual interaction, creativity and diversity. We invite candidates who share this commitment and dedication to the development of the next generation of students.

Typical Activities: Depending upon interests and experience, the successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses in the BA in Anthropology and perhaps allied fields, and may also contribute to teaching in the MA program in Applied Archaeology. The successful applicant will also be expected to maintain a robust, ongoing research agenda, and to mentor students, particularly in the area of student research. In addition to teaching and professional growth activities, the successful candidate will also provide service, as appropriate, to the university and broader community.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful applicant must have a PhD in anthropology or a closely related discipline in hand by the time of appointment. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Supplemental Information: Upon submission of application, applicants are asked to submit electronically a letter of interest that describes their teaching experience and interests, and their research and scholarship record and interests. They must also submit a vita, copy of transcripts, and the names and full contact information of three references. To learn more about our department, visit our website at anthropology.csusb.edu.

If you are interested in our position, apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1252675/instructional-faculty-anthropology/agency/csusb/apply.

  • Formal review of applications will begin December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. However, preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting, November 18-22, in Denver.

Clemson University (SC) - TT Asst Professor Sociology and Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015Edit

Clemson University.  The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in our social services concentration beginning August 2016.  Applicants should have a PhD in social work or a related field by the time the appointment begins and be able to teach in the areas of marriage and family, mental health, or child and adolescent well-being. Applicants should also be qualified to supervise practicum hours.

Clemson University (www.clemson.edu) is a state land-grant institution with nearly 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students, located near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our faculty members engage in outstanding scholarship and offer a collegial atmosphere. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has a high standard of instruction and strong expectations for teaching excellence. Thus, candidates are expected to have an active research agenda and should demonstrate significant potential for excellence in collegiate instruction. A record of, or potential for, extramural research funding is also preferred.

PAY & WORK SCHEDULE:  Standard Hrs: 37.5; Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. JEANNE CLERY ACT:  The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas. As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution. For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources - Prospective Employees web page shown below: http://www.clemson.edu/cao/humanresources/prospective/

CLOSING STATEMENT:  Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

  • To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by: October 15, 2015.
  • Seems to be a Social Work job - check Social Work 2015-2016 wiki?
  • Rejection Letter (1/11)

College of Charleston (SC) - International Studies - Deadline: Review begins immediately (10/30/15) and continues until filled - OFFER MADEEdit

The College of Charleston School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA), invites applications for a Tenure Track position as Assistant Professor of International Studies to begin August 16, 2016. The International Studies program seeks a candidate whose research and teaching focuses on European immigrant communities from North Africa, Francophone Africa, South or East Asia. The successful candidate must be able to teach our International Studies introductory course as well as the major’s cross-regional international studies course, and contribute to an area studies concentration in at least one of the above regions. An earned PhD in a related field by August 15, 2016 is required; candidates from Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural Studies and Media Studies are specifically encouraged to apply.

Applicants must apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU. Submit: a letter of application, a CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, statements of teaching and research interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, including course evaluations (“Student Course-Instructor Reviews”) and course syllabi (“Sample Publication 1”), examples of scholarly research (“Sample Publication 2”), and contact information for three references.

The College of Charleston is a co-educational liberal arts institution located in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC. The International Studies program began at the college in 2010 and has been one the College’s fastest growing majors. The program includes faculty from Economics, International Law, Religious Studies, and Political Science and prides itself on multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary courses and research. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact: For additional information contact Douglas Friedman, Director of International Studies at friedmand@cofc.edu

  • Invited for campus visit (12/11)
  • offer made
  • did anyone receive a rejection letter? 
  • in the end they hired a friend of one of the faculty members. 

College of William and Mary (VA) - Asian and Middle Eastern Studies - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) Program at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant will be jointly appointed in a home department and AMES. AMES is a concentration within the interdisciplinary major of Global Studies, and is supported by 32 faculty affiliates from eleven departments.

We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise in Middle Eastern, East Asian, and/or South Asian studies. We welcome applicants in the humanities or humanistic social sciences including, but not limited to Anthropology, Art and Art History, Cultural Studies, Government, Literature, Religious Studies, and other areas of scholarly expertise pending departmental approval. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester, and the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching the interdisciplinary core course in AMES as well as upper-level courses in AMES and his/her home department.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a related field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2016).

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in comparative and trans-regional scholarship and teaching, and experience mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred.

Candidate must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, and a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

  • For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, October 15th 2015. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.
  • Also posted at Art History 2015-2016, Comparative 2016 and Religious Studies 2015-2016
  • The online system is insisting that we submit separate research and teaching statements in addition to the cover letter, in contradiction to what was stated in the application instructions above. Has anyone asked them how to proceed? It's so annoying when this happens...
  • Heard back from the administrative assistant: they do want us to upload separate, more detailed research and teaching statements in addition to briefly discussing research and teaching in the cove rletter, but they also understand that this wasn't clear in the job announcement. So it's OK to upload your cover letter three times so that the online system lets you submit.
  • I also had the same question, emailed them and they were really nice about it. I ended up uploading separate teaching and research statements. On a different note, the system doesn't let you follow up and see whether your referees uploaded their letters, which is annoying.
  • Invited for Skype interview (11/3)
  • Has anyone heard about campus visits?
  • Campus visits are taking place. 

College of William and Mary (VA) - TT Assistant Professor in European and Russian/Post-Soviet Studies - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2015 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Programs in European Studies and Russian/Post-Soviet Studies at the College of William and Mary seek applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, beginning in August 2016.

We are two strong, interdisciplinary area studies programs within the interdisciplinary major of Global Studies at one of the best small public universities in the United States. The successful applicant will be jointly appointed in a home department and EURS/RPSS. We are seeking a colleague with a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research.

Required: Ph.D. in hand by date of employment (August 10, 2016). The candidate must have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Candidates from all disciplines in the social sciences and humanities with appropriate expertise will be considered, with a preference for disciplines such as anthropology, art history, political science, economics, and area studies, pending departmental approval. The appointment will be jointly held in the Global Studies Program and in a host department appropriate for the candidate’s discipline. Research and teaching expertise in fields such as state socialism, the First and/or Second World Wars, post-socialist societies, migration, regionalism, and identity politics are particularly welcome. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment and a demonstrated interest in comparative and trans-regional scholarship and teaching. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. Candidates must possess the skills to teach compelling undergraduate courses in both Russian and Post-Soviet Studies (RPSS) and European Studies (ES), as well as in the candidate’s home department. The successful candidate will be expected to teach “Introduction to European Studies” and “Introduction to Russian and Post-Soviet Studies,” as well as topics courses and research seminars for both programs.

Application materials should be submitted electronically to the online recruitment system http://jobs.wm.edu. These materials must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a syllabus for a proposed topics course in the candidate’s area of specialization, and names of three references, at least one of which must speak directly to teaching ability, Please note the system will prompt applicants for the contact information of their references, who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. After submission of the application, those individuals will be contacted by us via email to submit letters of recommendation.

  • For full consideration, application materials are due by October 31, 2015. Review of applications will begin at that time. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.
  • Anthro Prof from CWM at AAA in Denver said (11/20) that this search is behind the Middle East search in terms of the timeline, had not heard from Global Studies colleagues about candidates for this search yet, but had been in touch about Anthro candidates for the other position and anticipated being consulted if anthros were in the running for this job.
  • Has anyone heard anything about the timeline for this job? Thanks
  • Any news? (12.10)
  • Request for Skype interview (12.16)
  • Offer made

Columbia University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural Anthropology (2 Positions) - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

We invite applications for two beginning tenure-track assistant professorships in Sociocultural Anthropology to begin July 1, 2016. Successful candidates will demonstrate ethnographic depth and theoretical engagement. We are especially interested in scholars working in Lusophone Africa, South Asia and Latin America. Beyond teaching in the field of specialization, the successful candidate also will be expected to sustain an active research and publication agenda. Ph.D. must be awarded by July 1, 2016. All applications must be made through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include a cover letter, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, dissertation abstract, list of references and writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages. Applicants also should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded into RAPS. For more information and to apply, please go to http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61205.

  • The review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • It appears that the RAPS system will only let you request letters of recommendation when you submit the final application, so beware! [10/26]
  • Good to know, thanks. Does it allow us to use Interfolio? [10/26]
  • The call for applications appears to be open to alternative methods of sending letters to the search committee if the online system poses problems. Interfolio was listed as one of these methods. [10/26]
  • Does the "list of references" document mean a list of reference contact information? It occurred to me that it could be a list of bibliographic references or something else... They already ask for reference contact information on RAPS. [10/26]
  • Does anyone know how many words they expect the abstract to be? I am curious if they expect a typical abstract of 100-200 words or something more along the lines of the 1-page "précis" U of Chicago required. [10/28]
  • Can I use single space for the 25-page writing sample? Or does it have to be double-spaced? <--I wouldn't submit 25 pages single spaced. They're only to going to skim it anyway, and single-spaced documents can be difficult to read. They likely want something like an article or an article manuscript.
  • Are anyone else's referees having problems submitting their letters through RAPS? How did you solve the problem? 
  • No news here? (12/11)
  • Still no news here? If anyone knows whether this job search has moved (which I assume it must) please let us know! (01/16)
  • Looks like talks might have been scheduled, take a look at their website, seminar series...(1/16)
  • Given that the seminar talks scheduled appear to all be ling-anth, could be related to the Barnard search, not this one (1/16).
  • yeah those are all for the Barnard linganth search
  • An acquaintance of mine was contacted (in November 2015) to give a job talk for the Columbia search, so by now I imagine campus visits are well underway. 1/16
  • Confirming from an inside source that campus visits are now definitely scheduled for these positions. 2/10

Columbia University, Teachers College (NY) - Open Rank TT Professor, Programs in Anthropology - Deadline: Nov 15, 2015 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Teachers College, Columbia University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured open rank Professor in the Programs in Anthropology with specialization in one or more of the following: anthropology of education, medical anthropology, environmental anthropology, or any aspect of anthropology when it directly addresses current issues of policy or practice (migration, mental health, religion, etc.). We seek an individual of outstanding accomplishment and/or promise in research, teaching, advisement, and service.  Geographical area is open, though preference will be given to research in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a vibrant program of research. Teach graduate level courses such as anthropology of education, public culture, social studies of science and technology, ethnographic analysis of public policy, ethnographic research methods, etc.. Advise master’s students. Advise doctoral students and supervise dissertations. Participate actively in program administration, program development, and public outreach/professional development efforts.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in anthropology (including anthropology and education or applied anthropology). We seek an individual whose research and teaching are of the highest academic caliber. The individual will have proven abilities and/or indicate substantial promise to conceptualize, carry out, and publish field-defining research. S/he will demonstrate excellence and/or future promise in teaching and advisement of master’s and doctoral. S/he will demonstrate openness to and expertise in (1) leadership/ collaborative engagement with peers and colleagues committed to building an outstanding academic program, and (2) development of a master’s program that may include blended course formats and an internship program.

To apply: Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of two relevant writing samples (e.g., journal articles, book chapters, conference papers), and three letters of recommendation.  Please include, with letter of application, the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and emails of individuals writing letters of recommendation. An additional teaching reference and/or statement of teaching interests is optional.  Address the material to Professor John Allegrante, Search Committee Chair, Department of International and Transcultural Studies, Box 211, 525 West 120th St., New York, NY 10027-6696. Email: daehlin@tc.columbia.edu; Tel: 212-678-3763

  • Review of applications will begin November 15 2015, and continue until the search is completed. Appointment begins September 2016.
  • Contacted for Skype Interview 12/1 (x1)
  • Received a very touching "not a finalist" letter via email (note: I am a different person than the person contacted for a Skype interview above, so this is not necessarily any indication that those interviews have resolved) 1/21 (x2)

Connecticut College (CT) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 20 Oct. 2015 - PHONE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in July 2016. Candidates must be qualified to teach introduction to cultural anthropology and anthropological theory, in addition to courses in their own ethnographic field and area of expertise. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose work is interdisciplinary, bridges subfields in anthropology, and complements current departmental strengths. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, evidence of a strong record of undergraduate teaching, and an active research program. Geographic area is open, although we seek a teacher-scholar who can contribute to further strengthening an undergraduate curriculum that connects the goals of anthropology with language-centered cultural studies, gender and women’s studies, and community-based initiatives. The successful candidate will have a track record of theoretically grounded scholarship, publicly engaged research, and innovative approaches to fostering student-centered learning.

Tenure-track faculty teach a 3-2 load. In addition to providing all faculty with strong ongoing support for teaching and research, the College offers these resources for pre-tenured faculty: a 2-2 teaching load in the first year, a supplementary research fund, and a semester’s sabbatical after a successful third-year review. The generous sabbatical policy (for every six semesters of teaching, one semester of leave at 80% of salary) affords further opportunity for research and writing. Additional information regarding faculty resources can be found at https://www.conncoll.edu/employment/faculty-resources/ .

New colleagues will be joining a vibrant department with strong ties to Art History, Botany, Environmental Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Museum Studies, and with a faculty deeply engaged with Connecticut College’s new general education program, an innovative Technology Fellows Program, and new models of community-based research involving undergraduates. Members of our department are currently collaborating to forge curricula that foster students’ application of anthropological lenses while studying abroad and to make apparent the ways that anthropology is practiced in non-academic careers.

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

  • Applicants should submit: (1) a CV, with the names and contact information of three references; (2) a cover letter of not more than two pages stating research interests, teaching philosophy, and two proposed course titles; (3) a sample syllabus; and (4) teaching evaluations to Anthony Graesch, Chair of Anthropology, at: http://apply.interfolio.com/32017. Review to begin on October 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Good chance this is an inside hire, as there are two visiting academics whose specialities overlap in the desired areas.
  • Has anyone heard anything? Rejection, request for interview, anything? [11.11.2015]
  • No, I haven't heard anything. + 1 (11/11/15)
  • I heard some people have phone interviews (12/2/15)

Cornell University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Media/Film Production OR Dance / ChoreographyEdit

  • Note: relevant for visual anthropology, media anthropology*

Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts seeks an assistant professor, with expertise either in the area of media/film production or in the area of dance/choreography, for a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2016. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work has a global focus or reach. Please note that the candidate must have either an MFA or Ph.D. officially awarded no later than July 1, 2016. The candidate needs to demonstrate excellence in only one of our target areas, media/film production or dance/choreography, not both.

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative artist or artist-scholar with a wide range of interests. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate students in our major and minor in Performing and Media Arts, which combines theory and practice in film, dance, theatre, performance, installation, devised work, and transmedia, increasingly in unusual and experimental ways. Courses – which would uphold and challenge training traditions in a range of media/film production or dance techniques, respectively – would be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise; the successful candidate will teach two courses each semester, participate in the department’s production work as either a filmmaker and instructor of filmmaking or as a choreographer, and pursue a professional career beyond Cornell. We are interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship or creative activity, consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university. Our Department is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo. Candidates holding the Ph.D. should submit a dissertation abstract and a scholarly writing sample of approximately 20-25 pages. All candidates should additionally submit a sample of artistic work (url links preferred), and they are encouraged also to produce a statement 1) summarizing their artistic vision and teaching philosophy within an undergraduate liberal arts environment and 2) describing how their professional artistic and/or scholarly work may contribute to their future candidacy for tenure.

Dartmouth College (NH) - Assistant Professor - Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Dartmouth College Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in sociocultural anthropology at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a scholar-teacher whose research contributes new theoretical perspectives on cultural processes of diaspora and dislocation, including but not exclusive to the effects of forced or voluntary migration brought about by political, gendered, and ethnic violence, development projects or economic policy, as well as identity politics and processes associated with diasporic communities. Geographic area of specialization is open but should complement those presently represented in the department. The successful candidate will be firmly grounded in ethnographic research and ready to contribute to a department that teaches a four-field undergraduate curriculum.

With parity between male and female undergraduate students and over one quarter of the students being members of minority groups, Dartmouth is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in New England. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. We strongly encourage applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, gay, lesbian, and transgender persons, persons with disabilities, and veterans. Dartmouth offers health insurance and other benefits to same-sex domestic partners. Information about all of Dartmouth's benefits is available at <http://www.dartmouth.edu/~hrs/benefits/index.html>.

  • The appointment will begin July 1, 2016 and the candidate must have PhD in hand prior to that date. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references via Interfolio by following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/30928
  • any news?
  • Request for further materials about a week and a half ago (10/24) 
  • Skype interview (10/25)
  • I'm vaguley affiliated with this department and have it on good authority that they're still shortlisting candidates. (11/4)
  • To the person vaguely affiliated with the department (thanks for contributing): Is the department still reviewing applications to schedule additional Skype interviews? The job advertisement says they would continue reviewing applications until the position is filled.
  • I'm pretty sure at this point they have a solid shortlist of candidates set in place that they are working through for Skype interviews. (I'm the affiliated person).  If I hear otherwise, I'll post here again. (11/29).
  • Thank you; it's appreciated.
  • Additional mateirals are requested by November 16 (11/4) x 2
  • What additional materials? I think they are going in waves or rounds ... But I am just speculating. 
  • writing samples; syllabi; letters.  
  • maybe they are moving through alphabetically. anyone know if they plan to interview at AAAs?
  • Yes it sounds like potentially alphabetically ... Though I guess we can't discuss that here! My deadline for materials was the end of October.
  • Skype Interview (11/24)
  • Any news?( 12/17)
  • Affiliated person, or anyone else--do you know if they've scheduled campus visits? (12/21)
  • Campus interviews scheduled (12/31)

Davidson College (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - Afro-Latin American Studies - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015Edit

The Africana Studies Department and the Latin American Studies Program seek to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in the African Diaspora in Latin America and/or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Specialization not limited to, but might include diverse areas of study such as migration and the African diaspora in the Americas, colonialism and postcolonial studies, slavery, social movements, citizenship and the meaning of democracy, health and healing practices and/or ethnic identity politics in the Afro-Latin world.  

Teaching load is four courses in the first year, and five thereafter, and related responsibilities will be shared between Africana Studies and Latin American Studies. The candidate must be able to teach the introduction to Africana Studies and the introduction to Latin American Studies as well as introductory and upper level courses on Afro-Latin cultures and/or the Caribbean diaspora. Candidates will be expected to have an on-going research program related to Latin America and/or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and to publish regularly in their field. Additional responsibilities include advising of undergraduates, participation in college committees and departmental tasks, and directing student research. Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese is required.

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology or Archaeology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

We seek candidates broadly trained in the four field approach. Subspecialty is open, but we are particularly interested in hiring a cultural anthropologist or archaeologist who can contribute to the newly formed Institute for the Forensic Sciences. In cultural anthropology areas of interest include, but are not limited to, human rights, genocide, trauma and conflict, and race and ethnicity. In archaeology, we are particularly interested in forensic archaeology, mortuary studies, or public archaeology.

The candidate should be able to offer courses in general anthropology, introductory courses in their subfield, and either ethnographic or archaeological field methods; advise and mentor students; and develop new courses in their area of specialty. The candidate is expected to involve undergraduates in research and field activities. The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic department with a tradition of developing vital and aggressive student-oriented programs, collegiality, and collaboration with other programs.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, show evidence of excellence in university teaching, and demonstrate an active research program.

  • Preference will be given to applications received on or before October 15, 2015. Recruiting will continue until a candidate is identified. Finalists may be required to complete an interview and/or demonstration. Fluency in English language for final candidates will be assessed.
  • Also posted at Archaeology Jobs 2015-2016
  • Invited for Skype Interview (11/2)
  • Completed Skype Interview (11/14)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled (12/6)

Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor of Humanities - Deadline 15 Feb. 2016Edit

Faculty - Liberal Arts - Humanities Faculty - Liberal Arts - American Studies Faculty - Liberal Arts - Ethnic & Multicultural Studies

Posted: 11/19/2015

Type:Full Time

Job Summary: University College's School of the Humanities at Fairleigh Dickinson University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant Humanities professor with expertise in digital humanities. Humanities majors and minors pursue a concentration in an interdisciplinary area such as American Studies, British Studies, Digital Humanities, Global & Cultural Studies, Sustainability, or Liberal Studies. The ability to teach across three or more of these fields is an asset. Many of the majors also pursue teacher certification. The ideal candidate would have a commitment to program building and collaboration.

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits.

Application review will begin on February 15, 2016, and will continue until a candidate is selected.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in a humanities related discipline in hand at the time of appointment; strong preference given to degrees in humanities, cultural studies, philosophy, anthropology, or religion in a global context
  • Expertise in digital humanities and technologies as well as evidence of digital humanities projects
  • Experience with innovative, quality online instruction
  • Demonstrated excellence teaching interdisciplinary courses and/or courses in multiple disciplines at the university level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience assessing student learning outcomes

Requirements of the position:

  • Teach a broad variety of humanities courses (typically a 4/4 load)
  • Develop interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty in other departments or schools
  • Advise students in majors and minors
  • Evaluate and mentor adjunct faculty
  • Conduct learning outcomes assessment
  • Recruit students to the major and minor
  • Participate in curricular revision and development
  • Perform service at the departmental, school, campus and university levels
  • Pursue a scholarly research agenda that leads to peer-reviewed publications
  • Perform other relevant duties that may arise

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.

Contact: Janet Boyd, School of the Humanities-Metro, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fordham University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Socio-Cultural or Linguistic Anthro. - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Fordham University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in socio-cultural or linguistic anthropology, effective September 2016. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in anthropology at the time of appointment, demonstrated excellence in teaching, an active program of research and publication, a commitment to teaching and service, and an enthusiasm for working effectively and collegially with a diverse student body. We seek applicants who have an expertise on race and an interest in one or more of the following areas: material culture, migration/immigration, and/or environmental politics. Geographic area of specialization is open with strong preference for Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, or South East Asia. The candidate should be able to teach anthropological theories and methods along with courses in her/his area of interest. Principal teaching responsibilities will be in the undergraduate program within Fordham College at Lincoln Center (in Manhattan), with an annual teaching load of 3-2.

  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (no more than 30 pages), sample syllabi, teaching evaluations and the names of three references. We will start reviewing applications by November 15th. Applications should be submitted online at Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/31698. For questions email Prof. Hugo Benavides, Department Chair, at benavides@fordham.edu. Fordham is an independent, Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially traditionally underrepresented groups.
  • Also posted at Linguistic Anthropology 2015-2016
  • AAA interview(11/17)x3
  • Request for letters of rec (12/6)x3
  • Rejection letter received (1/7). It was considerate they still did this. 
  • - To the poster above, sorry you are no longer in the running for this job. Would you mind sharing wether or not you were asked to send letters of recommendation after the AAAs? Thank you and best of luck (1/7) No. 
  • Any news from those that received request for letters? (x1)
  • Nothing yet. (1/20) x4
  • Campus visit invitation (x2)
  • How were you contacted, email or phone? (1/28)
  • Email
  • Has anyone heard anything after campus visit? 


Georgia College & State University - TT Assistant Professor - Posted 11 March 2016 - PHONE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Department of Government and Sociology is committed to the mission of a public liberal arts university. Excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and university service are requirements for promotion and tenure.

The Department of Government and Sociology is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success.

The Department currently offers bachelors degrees in Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Sociology, and masters degrees in Criminal Justice and Public Administration.</p>

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility. Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service.

  • As anyone heard anything after the phone interviews? (5/4)

Grand Valley State University (MI) - Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Courses the candidate will teach include: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Culture and Disease, Research Methods, Anthropological Theory, and an upper level course in applied anthropology. Geographic research area is open, with preference to individuals who complement existing expertise in the department.

Responsibilities - Non-essential Functions: Other assignments include student advising, active scholarship, and university and community service. Candidate must be committed to GVSU's vision of inclusion and equity and its general education goals.

Required Qualifications and Education: PhD in Anthropology at time of appointment; August 2016. We are seeking a medical anthropologist with an active record of research addressing current social issues related to community organization, health, and disease/illness. The successful candidate should bring a demonstrated critical approach to research and teaching. Evidence of teaching excellence and demonstrated scholarship potential are essential.

Date Position will Post to the Web: 09-21-2015

Quick Link: http://www.gvsujobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=181287

  • Application Deadline Info: Applications must be received by November 1, 2015.
  • Request for additional materials and chair will be contacting references (11/9) X3
  • Skype Interviews Scheduled 11/30
  • Campus Interviews Scheduled for January/Feb (12/12)
  • any news?
  • Offer accepted

Hamilton College (NY) - Sociocultural Anthro. - China - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Anthropology Department at Hamilton College seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of sociocultural anthropology specializing in China. Theoretical areas may include semiotic anthropology, discourses of the nation, critical approaches to ethnicity and race, political economy and neoliberalism, anthropology of the body, kinship, gender and sexuality, and/or food studies. The successful candidate must be able to teach two courses a year with a major focus on China, one general introductory course in sociocultural anthropology, and two other mid- or upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialty that complement current departmental offerings.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in anthropology by August 2016. Appointment begins July 1, 2016. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching performance, and make arrangements upon request of the search committee for submission of three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/31401. Your cover letter should address ways in which issues of diversity are brought into your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. Address materials and send questions to Nathan Goodale, Chair, Anthropology Department, Hamilton College (ngoodale@hamilton.edu).

  • Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Obvious inside candidate on their website.
  • Skype interviews and letters of recommendation requested 12/2 (X4)
  • Campus interview requested 12/22
  • ^ When are campus visits scheduled? 
  • ^ Late January
  • Any offer made? If so, please consider posting. Thank you!
  • Offer made and accepted

Harvard University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Latin American Social Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies seek to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Latin American social anthropology. Specific area(s) and topic(s) of research within the general field of Latin American social anthropology are open. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2016. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The course load (four courses/year) will be split equally between the Department of Anthropology and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies (an interdisciplinary undergraduate concentration in the social sciences at Harvard College). A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required by the time the appointment begins. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired.

  • Nothing?
  • no one has heard anything?
  • most likely some people have been contacted by now, but they are just not posting on this wiki--it is used by a minority of applicants.
  • Contacted to provide writing samples (dissertation/book + 1 or 2 articles) and arrange AAA or Skype "informal conversation." (11/13) +1
  • Campus visits are scheduled now (1/28)
  • Any offer made yet? (4/19)

Harvard University (MA) - Thai Studies (Full or Associate Professor) - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenured professor or an untenured associate professor in Thai studies. The successful candidate will specialize in the social anthropology of Thai society and will be asked to advance the scholarship and teaching of topics related to Thailand at Harvard. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2016. The professor will teach courses (normally four courses/ year) and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are required to have a doctorate as well as a substantial record of research, publications and teaching at the time of application. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is highly desired. Candidates should evince evidence of intellectual leadership and the ability to have an impact on the field of Thai studies at Harvard and in the wider scholarly community.

  • Applicants should submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6358). Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2015. 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy) 4. Research statement.

Haverford College (PA) - Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Haverford College solicits applications for a sociocultural anthropologist to fill a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. All theoretical specializations will be considered as we seek innovative scholars who integrate theory with rigorous ethnographic research. Preference will be given for a geographic regional speciality in Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, or Middle East/Islamic World.

The successful applicant should have completed a Ph.D. by May 2016, and have an outstanding record of research, publishing, and teaching commensurate with his/her level, or show signs of developing a record of excellence in these areas. The candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in the Anthropology Department, educating students in the use of ethnographic methods and theory, and maintaining an active research profile.

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and evidence of excellence in teaching, and arrange to have sent three confidential letters of recommendation, submitted via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/31066). Questions about the application process should be directed to the Faculty Dossier Coordinator, Georgia Davidis Malone, at gdavidisma@haverford.edu. For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 877-997-8807 or help@interfolio.com. Applications received before October 15, 2015 will be given full consideration.
  • Applied 10/15 (x4)
  • Anyone know if they are doing AAA interviews?
  • No idea about interviews, but have heard from other faculty in other departments at this school that this particular Department has been having some major issues. Keep your guard up if you get interviewed...--any idea what kind of issues?
  • I would imagine that there are just a lot of changes what with all of the VAPs. [11.16.2015]
  • Has anyone heard anything? Postivie, negative, otherwise about their application? [11.16.2015]
  • Nothing yet (11/17)
  • Just FYI: This positon is probably to replace Nikil Anand who went to Penn this year, but I have very good reason to believe another one of their faculty are leaving as well to a different job.
  • Skype interview scheduled (11/20)
  • Congrats to thek Skype interview person! Did anyone else hear anything? [I also think another fac is leaving. . ] [12/7/15]
  • They are planning on holding campus visits in January.
  • Any news? Campus invitations? (12/20)
  • Any updates on this?(1/9)
  • Does anyone have any information about this? Campus visit? Rejection emails?
  • Campus interviews scheduled for February
  • Inside candidate hired and accepted the offer 

Humboldt State University (CA) - Applied Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 7 Dec. 2015 - CANCELLEDEdit

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Cultural Anthropology, with an emphasis in applied work.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in anthropology or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at time of appointment. Applicants with progress towards terminal degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of the terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidate should be committed to teaching excellence that includes effective and innovative pedagogical approaches and active learning. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach and supervise research across several major topics in Cultural Anthropology and develop their own research program. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students, and may include the following courses: introductory cultural anthropology; anthropology and development; anthropological history; methods and theory for majors and/or graduate students; and upper level and graduate courses with professional emphasis (such as immigration studies, medical anthropology, international development, etc.) and regional focus upon an area of specialization. Graduate courses will include the study of policy (plans, principles, guidelines, directives, or other ways of conceiving blueprints for and assessments of social action) as well as grant-writing and other professional skill-building content.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials: Letter of application; Curriculum vitae; Application for Academic Employment: https://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/757; Supplemental Application for Academic Employment: http://www.humboldt.edu/applicantsurvey/; Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and Names and contact information for three professional references. Submission of the application materials should be sent electronically as a single PDF document in the order listed above and with Job #7645 in the subject line to:

anthrosearch@humboldt.edu

Additional application materials such as three letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations will be requested after initial review.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Anthropology, or Humboldt State University to: Dr. Mary Scoggin, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521-8299. Phone (707) 826-5286 Email: anthrosearch@humboldt.edu

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applicants who plan to attend the November 18 – 22, 2015 American Anthropological Association meetings in Denver are encouraged to visit our recruiting booth. This position is open until filled. All complete application files received by December 7, 2015 will receive full consideration. Those arriving after this date may be considered if the position is not filled. Early response is encouraged.
  • Any news? (1/20) (x3)
  • Invitation to phone interview (1/29) (x3)
  • Email with request for additional materials (2/8)
  • Any other news (2/19)?
  • Nothing since additional materials submitted (2/23)
  • Search Cancelled

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Cultural Anthropologist - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2015 - SEARCH CANCELLEDEdit

The position: The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment as a cultural anthropologist beginning Fall Semester 2016. Our vibrant, four-field oriented department is seeking individuals who are able to work cooperatively within a collegial department of diverse faculty.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities will include our introductory four-field course in addition to more specialized undergraduate courses and graduate sections of undergraduate courses in global health, applied anthropology, and related upper division courses. The successful candidate will also advise students in the department’s undergraduate program and participate in related university and community service. Additionally, the candidate may be asked to work at off-campus sites and/or provide instruction through distance education.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology and teaching experience are required. Candidates should have an active program of research and scholarly publications in global health and applied anthropology. Complementary areas of specialization sought include visual anthropology, food and culture, language and culture, and mixed methods research. Area expertise in Asia preferred but other geographical areas will be considered.

Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview, which may include a teaching demonstration. The department is interested in candidates who have communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.

How to Apply: All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system at http://www.iup.edu/employment. Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation. Only complete applications will be considered and application review will continue until the position is filled. A complete application will contain a letter of interest, curriculum vita, names and email addresses for three references, unofficial transcripts and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three (3) letters of reference must be on file with IUP before consideration is given for an on campus interview. Automated requests for reference letters will be generated from IUP-HR after an application is submitted. Official transcripts will be needed for hire.

  • Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2015.
  • Reposted to a continuous deadline a week ago (12/13) with the message "Please note if you have previously applied to the prior posting, you do not need to apply to this position." Is that a sign of a failed search? 
  • Phone interview request (1/28) (x2)
  • Email sent 05/31 stating the search was cancelled. 

Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Asst Prof Anthropology- Due Date Oct 16Edit

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology faculty position in physical anthropology in the Department of Geography and Anthropology, which begins August 2016. Candidates should possess expertise in living populations; geographic specialization is open. Research foci should complement current departmental strengths, but may include human biology, human adaptation, growth and development, nutrition or medical anthropology. In addition to teaching general introductory undergraduate anthropology courses and human origins, the successful applicant will be expected to develop courses in her/his areas of expertise and teach the equivalent of a 3/3 load. Responsibilities will include teaching, scholarship, and service. An earned doctorate in anthropology or the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience is required.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country's most dynamic cities. As Georgia's third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

  • Review of applications will start immediately. All applications must be received by October 16, 2015. For a full description of this position and application procedures, go to https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu.

Kennesaw State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. Georgia is an Open Records State.

Lafayette College (PA) - Sociocultural Anthropology (pref. Latin America) - Deadline: 12 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Lafayette College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in sociocultural anthropology to begin July 2016. We seek candidates with innovative research and teaching interests in global areas not currently covered in the department, with preference for Latin America; topical expertise in the environment, indigeneity, material or digital cultures, and science and technology studies would also be especially welcome.

Candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and article or chapter-length writing sample, sample course syllabi, and the names of three references to: William Bissell, Department Head, Anthropology and Sociology, Lafayette, Easton, PA, 18042-1710. Application materials can also be sent electronically to William Bissell at bissellw@lafayette.edu.

  • Applications should be received by 12 October 2015.
  • Applied 10/12 (1)
  • Request for letters of recommendation 10/24
  • Were you asked to solicit these or were your letter writers contacted directly? 10/26
  • I was asked to solicit them. They also requested a version of what an imaginative introductory Cultural Anthropology syllabus would look like. 10/26
  • Any movement on this? Interview requests, etc. 11/6
  • AAA interview scheduled 11/10
  • AAA interview scheduled 11/10 and confirmation with request for teaching portfolio 11/11 x 2
  • Any news after AAA interviews? 
  • None here (12/8) x2
  • Email invitation for campus visit (12/11)
  • Any offers, or news after campus visits?
    • None here (03/02)
    • Rejection e-mail (3/18) (I was not among those invited to campus) 

Louisiana State University (LA) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cultural Anthropology to begin Fall 2016. This appointment will be full-time (nine-month), with an attractive 2-2 teaching load of both graduate and undergraduate courses, and supervision of graduate and undergraduate research. The ideal candidate will have research interests in public and applied anthropology, with topical areas in medical anthropology, corporate/business anthropology, the anthropology of religion, material culture, political/legal anthropology, feminist anthropology, and related fields.

Candidates should have a promising program of research, excellence in teaching, potential for external funding, and an interest in graduate mentoring. Our department offers BA and MA degrees in Anthropology, BA, BS, and MS degrees in Geography, and PhD in Geography and Anthropology with a concentration in either. Normal teaching load is two courses each semester: an introductory Cultural Anthropology and an upper division course in areas of expertise. Conduct research with a focus in Cultural Anthropology.

There is a close interaction between Anthropology and Geography. Faculty in the department also contribute to interdepartmental programs in African and African American Studies, Coastal Studies, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, and Women's and Gender studies.

Required Qualifications: PhD or equivalent in Anthropology or a related field is required. Applicants who are A.B.D. and will complete the Ph.D. by the time of appointment will be considered.

Desired Qualifications: Applicants who can strengthen our regional foci on North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa; scholars who will contribute to university research initiatives in Individual Behavior & Community Context, Communication & Expression, and Coastal Sustainability & Environment are preferred.

Quicklink for Posting: http://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59905

  • Application review will begin on December 1, 2015 and will continue until a candidate is selected.
  • Letter writers contacted to submit recommendation (1/12) x2
  • Any further updates on this for anyone? No. Wondering what is going on (2/10)
  • They have three job talks listed on their website's calendar. (2/10)

MacEwan University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural / Medical / Indigenous Anthropology - Deadline: 5 Feb 2016Edit

The Department is seeking a sociocultural anthropologist with expertise in Indigenous Peoples of North America. All relevant areas of specialization will be considered; however, priority will be given to applicants with a research focus in Canada and with a specialization in medical anthropology. In addition to introductory courses, the successful candidate must be able to teach courses on North American Indigenous Peoples and Contemporary Issues for Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Preferred candidates will also have the ability to teach additional senior courses, depending on their expertise, from a range of options including Cross-cultural Perspectives on Health and Healing, Canadian and Circumpolar Peoples, and Ethnographic Field Methods.

Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area of expertise and will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, and academic transcripts. Three letters of reference, quoting the competition number, should be sent directly from referees to careers@macewan.ca.

Quicklink for Posting: http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Administrative/HumanResources/Careers/

  • A review of applications will begin on February 5, 2016 and will continue untilshortlisting is complete.


Manhattanville College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15. Dec. 2015Edit

Manhattanville College, Purchase NY seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in cultural anthropology, with a teaching and research focus on global health for Fall 2016, pending final budgetary approval. Additional preferred specializations: gender, work, or religion; and a regional focus not currently covered by department faculty. The department focuses on social justice and global approaches to social change. Additional duties include academic advising, curriculum development, college and community service, ongoing scholarly research, and continuing professional development. Ph.D. expected by time of appointment.

Manhattanville College (http://www.manhattanville.edu) is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence, and social and civic action. Founded in 1841, the College offers more than 50 undergraduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, as well as graduate programs in education, business, and creative writing. Manhattanville prepares students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders in a global community. Located just 30 minutes from New York City, Manhattanville serves 1,700 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students from more than 50 countries and 30 states. Manhattanville College is committed to equality of educational opportunity, and is an equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate against current or prospective students and employees on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.

For consideration, send cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio and names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation to humanresources@mville.edu.

  • Deadline for applications: Dec 15, 2015.
  • Any news? (1/18/16)
  • It looks like Manhattanville is hiring a VAP - does anyone know what happened with this search? (3/26/16)

Marquette University (WI) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Social and Cultural Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2016. The Department of Social and Cultural Sciences offers undergraduate majors in Anthropology, Criminology and Law Studies, Sociology, and Social Welfare and Justice. The department is committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Please visit the department website at: http://www.marquette.edu/social-cultural-sciences/

Marquette University is a Jesuit, Catholic University with a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. We seek candidates who can contribute to its mission, a statement of which can be found at: http://www.marquette.edu/about/mission.php Members of racial/ethnic, gender, and other underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should be prepared to contribute to the Anthropology program, and either Social Welfare and Justice or Criminology and Law Studies. Applicants are expected to teach sections of Cultural Anthropology and Introductory Anthropology (4-field), as well as other courses relevant to the candidate’s areas of interest and attractive in a multi-disciplinary context. Relevant areas of research include, but are not limited to, human rights, health and development, global environmental change, refugee displacement, food and water security, conflict and post-conflict societies, humanitarian crises, disaster management, global crime, and human trafficking.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Earned doctorate or a terminal degree. Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and high quality research. Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field strongly preferred. ABD may be considered.

All applications for this position must be received through Marquette University’s electronic recruiting system. Please attach: Cover letter, CV, Evidence of teaching effectiveness, 5-year research plan (1-2 pp.), and Writing sample. Candidates will be notified by Chair of Search Committee in November if recommendation letters are required. First round interviews will be conducted in November at the American Anthropological Assn. meetings or via Skype.

  • Request for letters of rec and AAA interview (10/30)x4
  • Question for the three people who have shared the progress of their applications: Are you ABD or Ph.D.?
  • ABD x1; TT x 1
  • Question for all who interviewed at the AAAs - have you heard anything since?
  • no
  • Campus Visit invites have gone out

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - TT Asst. Professor - Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position in medical anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning September 1, 2016. Our interdisciplinary department has eight full-time faculty members and approximately 150 sociology majors, many of whom minor in social work or anthropology.

Candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and possess collaborative and cooperative skills to work well with other faculty and staff within the department, as well as with other disciplines. Teaching load will include introductory cultural anthropology, peoples of (the candidate's culture area) and other upper level courses in the candidate's areas of expertise within medical anthropology.

We encourage candidates with a focus in one or more of the following areas to apply: public health/community health/global health/health inequalities; environmental justice; mental health/illness/ community psychiatry; fertility and infertility, childbirth, reproduction, assisted reproduction; migrant health; veterans' issues. Will offer some courses cross-listed in the Biology Department's major in Community Health. Must have demonstrated ability to teach a culture area other than that of China or the Middle East.

The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester; recruit, advise and mentor students; participate in the shared governance process including departmental and committee work; and maintain a personal scholarship agenda.

This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in cultural or medical anthropology. Teaching experience in a liberal arts college preferred.

Applicants should electronically submit: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; explanation of research interests and agenda; and three letters of recommendation to the web address provided.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2015.
  • ^does anyone know if there is an inside candidate?
  • I don't have a response to the above question. 11.16.2015.
  • Request for pre-screening interview at AAA. 11.16.2015 (x4)
  • I interviewed with them at AAA, there did not seem to be an inside candidate 11/30
  • Will the prompt for reference writers be sent at a later date? The system is not currently allowing me to request letters from my writers, stating that employer action is needed first. 12.13
  • Phone interview invitations sent out (12/18) (x2)
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/21) (x2)
  • Rejection email, was told offer made and accepted (2/15)

Michigan State University (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

James Madison College and Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University seek candidates for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, with joint appointments in the Comparative Cultures and Politics (CCP) major in James Madison College (75%) and Lyman Briggs College (25%). The successful candidate will have substantive expertise in culture, politics and public health in Africa, Asia, Europe, or the Middle East.

The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching. Within James Madison College, the successful candidate will be able to teach in the Introductory Comparative Cultures and Politics sequence and the upper division curriculum, including a senior capstone seminar. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach in JMC’s first year program. The teaching load is 2-2/3-2 in a semester system, meaning that faculty alternate between a 2-2 and a 3-2 annual load. Within the Lyman Briggs College, the successful candidate will teach in the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science curriculum: introduction to HPS, upper-level substantive HPS courses, or the senior capstone seminar.

Applicants should demonstrate commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in interdisciplinary programs that draw on social sciences and humanities, and to achieving a substantial record of scholarship. Candidates may be from the disciplines of anthropology, geography, political science, public health, public policy, sociology, and related disciplines. A PhD is required.

Desired field of interest: health inequalities, the local impact of national and international health programs and policies, and local perceptions of health or popular health cultures, among others.

James Madison College (JMC) provides a liberal education in public affairs, combining the ethos of a small liberal arts college with the advantages of a large, diverse research university. The faculty’s primary mission is excellence in undergraduate teaching, and the college is noted for its rigorous academic standards and attention to the analytical, writing and speaking skills of its students. In addition, JMC has close working relationships with MSU’s area studies centers and its many international teaching and research centers.

Founded in 1967, Lyman Briggs College (LBC) is a vibrant undergraduate, residential, liberal arts college at MSU focusing on the study of science and its impact on society. The LBC curriculum integrates natural science and mathematics courses with courses in the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science. Faculty work closely with students in small classes and with student groups such as Briggs Multiracial Alliance and Women in Science.

  • Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site https://jobs.msu.edu/. Applications should include (1) a letter expressing interest in the position, describing the candidate’s qualifications, experience, and accomplishments; (2) a current CV; (3) a transcript; (4) one scholarship sample; (5) a semester’s teaching materials including evaluations; and (6) three letters of reference.
  • Invitation to campus visit (11/2) x2

Monmouth College (IL) - TT Asst Professor - Anthropology of Food - Deadline: 4 Nov. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Monmouth College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college in Illinois, has recently created an interdisciplinary Global Food Security Initiative, which includes coordinated hires across three disciplines (Anthropology, Biology, Economics; the positions in biology and economics have been filled). The Global Food Security Initiative takes a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring such questions as: How do we sustainably feed a growing human population while assuring access to culturally appropriate foods? What are the social, biological and economic causes and consequences of food insecurity? What could sustainable food systems look like in Western Illinois?

The successful Anthropology candidate for this tenure track position will hold a PhD (ABDs will be considered), and possess expertise in the field of food studies (local and global food cultures, food and inequality, food networks). Potential courses to be taught include Introduction to Anthropology, Anthropology of Food/Food Cultures, an area course (geographical region is open), or other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate teaching excellence, to teaching and research focused upon food security, academic advising, and to the College’s liberal arts mission. Candidates must show enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and for participating in general education including Monmouth College’s Integrated Studies Curriculum.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2015. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, research statement, and three letters of recommendation by e-mail to: Dr. David Timmerman, Dean of the Faculty, Monmouth College at facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu. The candidate’s teaching and research statements should give particular attention to working on Food Security with the other members of the triad as well as other Monmouth College faculty members who will join the effort.
  • Request for AAA interview (x2) (11/7) 
  • On-campus interview scheduled (12/8) x2
  • Offer made and accepted 

Mount Holyoke College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2015 -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant level anthropologist who specializes in classical and contemporary anthropological theory, beginning fall 2016. We are especially interested in candidates who conduct ethnographic research in sociolinguistics and the politics of language. This position has a 2-2 teaching load, and the successful candidate will teach courses at all levels of the curriculum including introduction to cultural anthropology and required theory courses for the major. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half of the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

The successful candidate will demonstrate competence in working with students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Please submit: letter of application, CV including contact information for three referees, writing sample (up to 25 pages), one-page statement of teaching philosophy/practice (including evidence of a commitment to mentoring a diverse study body), and no more than 3 sample course syllabi.

  • Still haven't heard 11/13/2015
  • Request for letters of recommendation and Skype interviews (11/13/15)
  • Invitation for campus visit in February (12/30/15)
  • Offer made and accepted (3/4/16)

New School (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

The New School seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Anthropology of the New School for Social Research to begin Fall 2016. The ideal candidate will complement the department’s emphasis on interdisciplinarity, conceptually rigorous and ethnographically grounded scholarship, and innovative pedagogy.

Geographic area and subject specializations are open. We are looking for applicants with a research focus on urban social ecologies: this includes work on infrastructures, digital technologies and networks, zones of reconstruction or occupation, the politics of mobility and sustainability. We encourage applicants whose scholarly work and intellectual practice reach across theoretical and disciplinary divides and in particular we are looking for applicants motivated to play a role in developing and teaching in a new graduate program in design and anthropology being developed in conjunction with the school of design (Parsons).

The New School is committed to maintaining a diverse educational and creative community, a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment. The University is engaged in a diversity initiative and we encourage individuals from groups underrepresented in U.S. higher education to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have PhD in hand by August 31, 2015 and submit materials on-line using the faculty application on The New School human resources website http://careers.newschool.edu/

  • Applicants provide a letter of application, a current CV and the names of three referees on-line by October 1, 2015. Candidates may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials. Information about The New School for Social Research and the Anthropology Department can be found at: http://www.newschool.edu/nssr/, http://www.newschool.edu/nssr/anthropology/
  • 9/22: Can anyone confirm that they're not considering ABDs?
  • request for reference letters and writing samples (10/21) x 3
  • campus visit scheduled
  • Was the search for this position reopened? I was just told one of the search committee members recently posted the job listing on Facebook with a note saying to apply ASAP...
  • Would you mind posting the so called link? I know that the position is open until filled. Shotlist candidates may have not accepted offer. (2/16)
  • It's the original link--with same dates, etc.(2/17)
  • Updated link: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/12086 (2/21)
  • Those who applied for the first round of application, would you reapply?(2/24)
  • The offer has the same posting code. It is not possible to modify application for those who applied for first round (3/23)
  • that is not correct--contact the search chair to modify application
  • They have decided not to make an offer to any of the applicants (4/17)

North Carolina State University (NC) - Open Rank - Visual Narrative (includes anthropology) - Review begins 10/12/2015, open until at least 12/1/2015Edit

As part of the our Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks candidates for four faculty positions to provide key leadership in research and teaching around visual narrative. We seek innovative and transformative academic leaders whose scholarship will advance NC State’s position as one of the premier universities of its kind. These hires will build on a nationally leading, campus-wide strength in visual narrative, games and interactive storytelling, image analytics and digital humanities.

The Visual Narrative cluster aims to push the shared frontiers of engineering and humanistic research to set a new agenda for advanced multimodal scholarship, opening research pathways in immersive experience, data visualization, image analytics, and computational media. Collectively, the cluster merges its research into new critical narratives about visuality and its digital transformations. It aims to broadly impact our notions of media through its interdisciplinary work and to prepare innovative applications of visual narrative for the emerging challenges of research and human communication in our mediated world. Four new faculty will be recruited to meet this aim – one of those positions is in the Department of History.

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks expressions of interest and nominations for an open rank, tenure-track faculty member in digital history to join the Visual Narrative cluster. We seek innovative and transformative academic leaders whose scholarship will advance NC State’s position as one of the premier universities of its kind. Ideal candidates will be visionary, innovative researchers whose interests include creative use of visual sources in digital history, including visual culture, spatial history or visualization. The successful senior candidate will be recognized as a pioneering leader in the development of new approaches in these areas with innovative applications. The successful junior candidate will demonstrate strong potential for such leadership. Successful candidates should show a willingness to engage in collaborative efforts with engineers, computer scientists and artists as well as other humanists. Strong collaborations with other faculty within the cluster and NCSU’s existing efforts are expected.

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in history, digital history, art history, public history or other related field from an accredited institution.

The candidates should have a strong capacity to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including the capacity to mentor doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.

Priority will be given to candidates who have demonstrated interdisciplinary collaborations that can cut across academic units.

Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives, and thus university goals. The university is particularly interested in candidates with experience in working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

You will be required to attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a one-page statement describing your approaches to interdisciplinary work and to collaboration across disciplinary boundaries (Other Document 1). In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference submitted directly to the Search Committee Chair at visualnarrative@ncsu.edu.

A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The target start date is August 2016, however, a mutually beneficial time may be negotiated. Questions about the positions may be directed to the cluster directors at visualnarrative@ncsu.edu.

Job posting: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/59298

Visual Narrative page: https://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/visual-narrative/

  • 11/2/15 Anthropologists whose work involves some form of digital narrative presentation (documentary film, social mapping, etc...) are eligible to apply for this job even though the ad does not explicitly say so. When cluster hires are made at NC State, successful applicants are typically housed in the most appropriate department (in this case it would be history or anthropology, most likely). There are several other jobs advertised for this cluster in art and design, computer science, and engineering -- but the history position is the one most appropriate for anthropologists.

North Carolina State University (NC) - Open Rank - Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (Global WaSH) (clsuter hire that includes anthropology) - Review begins 10/29/2015, open until at least 11/25/2015Edit

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, North Carolina (NC) State University seeks candidates for four tenured or tenure-track faculty positions to provide key leadership in the Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (Global WaSH) Faculty Cluster.

Each position will be located in an appropriate Department within the University commensurate with expertise, degree area, and training. The successful faculty candidate(s) will have expertise in one or more areas related to Global WaSH, such as: science and technology of water provision or human waste management; sociology/socioecology of WaSH; environmental and public health protection; and WaSH entrepreneurship, economics, or public policy.

We seek innovative and transformative academic leaders whose scholarship will advance NC State’s position as one of the premier universities of its kind. These hires will build on a nationally leading, campus-wide strength in multidisciplinary water and environmental research, education, and outreach that can be harnessed to develop scalable water and sanitation solutions in underserved areas around the world.

The aim of Global WaSH is to position NC State as a leading university in the US conducting critical research and teaching in vital and complex water and sanitation issues. The research and teaching will be inspired and anchored on community-based projects located in developing countries. The focus will be an exciting, innovative, and novel scholarship that reflects the realities and complexities of resource constraints, human aspirations, and culture in developing countries. The Global WaSH cluster will comprise a group of highly promising and leading faculty members who will address the scientific, social, and policy issues associated with providing sustainable water and sanitation in underserved communities in the developing world. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the WaSH challenge, this cluster will include faculty with expertise in environmental science and technology, public health, social science and socioecology, entrepreneurship, development economics, and public policy, and related areas. We expect that these faculty hires will establish an active research and teaching collaboratorium across multiple departments and colleges focusing on WaSH issues in developing countries. Because the longstanding problems in water and sanitation have not been solved using existing approaches, we expect that new solutions, including new waste conversion technologies, data-driven business concepts, and social science innovations, will arise out of this interdisciplinary focus.

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant field from an accredited institution.

The candidates should have a strong capacity to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the capacity to mentor doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.

Priority will be given to candidates who have demonstrated interdisciplinary collaborations that can cut across academic units.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information for references. Applicants should also submit a vision statement that discusses how the applicant would fit and work within the Global WaSH cluster, and identifies a potential home department. Additional materials may be required upon request. While a comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately, this is a long-term posting and will remain open until all positions are filled. Target start dates are August 2016; however, other start times may be negotiated. Questions about the positions may be directed to Dr. Francis de los Reyes, fldelosr@ncsu.edu, (919) 515-7416.

Job posting: http:// https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/60159

Gobal WaSH page: http:// https://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/global-wash/

  • 11/2/15 Anthropologists (especially medical anthropologists) are encouraged to apply for this job even though the ad does not explicitly say so. When cluster hires are made at NC State, successful applicants are typically housed in the most appropriate department. This particular cluster has put for a call for applications for all discisplines, which is confusing because the job posting is listed as part of the Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering program. Fear not, this where all applicants (including anthropologists) should submit their material. Be sure to identify a potential home department in your vision statement. 

North Dakota State University (ND) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 26 Oct. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Position Description: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant professor of cultural anthropology to begin August 2016. We seek a cultural anthropologist who is ethnographically grounded, engaged in cultural theory, and can complement the teaching and scholarly work in both the Anthropology Program and department more generally. The successful candidate will be required to teach two courses per semester and advise both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the candidate must work effectively with colleagues and students in an interdisciplinary setting.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must have: his/her PhD in Anthropology in hand by the start of the appointment; an ability to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Qualitative Research Methods, and Development of Anthropological Theory; excellent oral and written communication skills; effective interpersonal skills; demonstrable record of effective teaching experience at the university level; evidence of scholarly research that complements existing scholarship in the Anthropology Program and department (for example, conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications); a willingness and ability to advise undergraduate and graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications: Although the area of specialty is open, the department is looking for a colleague who can complement the scholarship of current faculty members. Preferred research specialties include, but are not limited to, Postcolonial Studies, Medical Anthropology, Power and Identity, Religion, Transnationalism, or Applied Anthropology.

The program and department value interdisciplinary work, therefore preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting, as well as with programs such as Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Studies ( TIPS ) and Women and Gender Studies ( WGS ). Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Preference also will be given to candidates who have either demonstrable experience of taking students into the field or the willingness and ability to develop a research program that incorporates students into their fieldwork and research. In addition, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a record of seeking grants.

  • Screening will begin 10/26/15.
  • The official listing can be found here: https://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/683
  • Invitation for Skype interview (11/3) (x2)
  • Campus visit scheduled for December
  • Rejection email (1/15)
  • ^ Did you have a campus visit? 
  • An offer was made and accepted.

Northwestern University (IL) - Asian American Studies - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Northwestern University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Asian American Studies in the disciplines of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, or Political Science. Areas of specialization are open but scholars in the qualitative social sciences who work on social inequality, immigration, race, global health, legal studies, and public policy are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be invested in the ongoing development of the Asian American Studies Program and hold a joint appointment with the Weinberg College department best suited to their research. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests, writing sample, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations to http://www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu/. The deadline to submit an application is October 1, 2015.

Northwestern University (IL) - Iranian or Turkish Studies - Deadline: 10 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Program in Middle East and North African Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in modern Iranian studies or Turkish studies, in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Candidates should work within an established discipline, and also engage with interdisciplinary conversations in Middle East studies. The position is anchored in the interdisciplinary Program in Middle East and North African studies, which offers an undergraduate major and minor and a PhD certificate program and a growing community of scholars and students. The successful candidate will need to qualify for a joint appointment in a partner department, including but not limited to anthropology, art history, a literature department, history, philosophy, religious studies, or sociology. Expertise and extensive engagement with primary documents, archives, and/or fieldwork in the language(s) of the region is expected. While this search names both Iranian and Turkish studies, candidates need not engage both fields, nor work exclusively in one or the other. The committee will be considering applicants in both subfields, which are areas of growth within the MENA Program. Job to begin September 1, 2016. PhD expected to be completed no later than spring 2016.

  • Applications should include: a cover letter including description of current research project, future research areas, and teaching experience or philosophy; curriculum vitae; names and electronic addresses of three referees, and a writing sample of 20-25 manuscript pages or a published academic article. In order to receive full consideration, materials must arrive by Monday Oct 10. Interviews will be conducted at the Middle East Studies Association meetings in Denver.Please visit http://www.mena.northwestern.edu to apply.

Northwestern University (IL) - Islam in African Societies - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015Edit

Northwestern University’s Program of African Studies invites applications for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the study of Islam in African societies. The appointment will be contingent upon a successful tenure review by the University. The appointment will be made in a home department in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (including but not limited to Anthropology, Art History, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology) and will be associated with the interdisciplinary Program of African Studies. Candidates should have an active research agenda involving the role of Islam in African societies, a record of excellence in teaching, and the ability to engage across disciplines and provide leadership for interdisciplinary collaboration.

We anticipate that the successful candidate will play a major role in Northwestern’s Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) (http://www.isita.northwestern.edu/), including facilitating collaborative, multi-disciplinary research; initiating grant proposals for external funding; organizing conferences, speaker series, or similar academic events; collaborating on the development of curriculum; and developing and sustaining strategic partnerships with institutions in Africa.

  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to submit a separate statement articulating a programmatic vision for advancing the study of Islam and Africa at Northwestern over the next five years.

NYU Abu Dhabi - Arab Crossroads Studies - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015Edit

NYU Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for a tenured or tenure-track appointment at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor) for its Arab Crossroads Program to begin in September 2016. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. We especially invite applications from historians of the Modern Middle East, but are also open to scholars from other disciplines who have a specific research interest in the region and are able to teach introductory and advanced courses on Modern Middle Eastern History.

The Arab Crossroads Studies Program is an interdisciplinary area-studies program at NYUAD that focuses on historical, social, intellectual, political, and cultural connections between the Arab world and its neighbors. For more information about the program please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/academic-divisions/multidisciplinary-programs/acs/acsprogram.html.

The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Members of NYU Abu Dhabi standing faculty receive generous support for research and travel. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses per year (semester system), including at least one in the core curriculum. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. The appointment might begin as soon as September 1, 2016; with a later start date possible, pending candidate availability.

  • Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1st and will continue until the position is filled. To be considered, candidates should submit a Curriculum Vita, cover letter, one-page teaching and research statements, representative publications and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. Applicants will be required to submit the names and e-mail addresses of referees who will be automatically solicited for their letters directly. Senior candidates are not required to submit references at this time. Please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/about/careers/facultypositions.html for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.humanities@nyu.edu. Hiring for this position is subject to final budgetary approval.
  • N.B. This position was last held by an ethnographer.

Princeton University (NJ) - Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in sociocultural anthropology, to begin in September, 2016. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2015.

We seek ethnographically grounded and theoretically engaged scholars whose research, teaching and advising promise to expand our current range of inquiry, and whose regional expertise includes areas of the world not regularly covered by our courses ? for example, Asia and Pacific islands; agrarian studies; indigeneity; performance and the arts; religion; science and technology outside of the West, social transformation. Teaching experience is desirable.

Applicants should send a cover letter summarizing their teaching and research interests, 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 undergraduate courses in sociocultural anthropology (one basic, one more advanced). The PhD should be in hand or expected by August 1, 2016; therefore, applicants who are currently graduate students should also provide evidence of their progress toward timely completion of the degree.

The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial period of three years, renewable for a second three-year period contingent on a successful reappointment review. Tenure review normally takes place in the sixth year of appointment.

  • Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee, Department of Anthropology and submitted to the Princeton University Jobs website: https://jobs.princeton.edu (Requisition Number 1500551).
  • Deadline: Oct. 1 2015 .
  • 9/30: Anyone understand if they want a separate research and teaching statement or just included in the cover letter? (on the application website there is a place to upload separate statements... contrary to what it says here...)
  • 10/5: Sorry for no reply earlier. I submitted it with the statements included in the cover letter. My general strategy has been to side with the CFA over the application website.
  • any news??
  • Request for letters and supporting documents (Oct 20th)
  • 10/30 Any interview scheduled? Any news?
  • Campus interviews ongoing [posted 12/11]
  • Offer made [posted 12/24]

Purdue University (IN) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Applied/Practicing Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2015 - AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology is seeking applications for an advanced tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position beginning August, 2016. The successful candidate will add to the Anthropology Department’s strategic initiative on “Engaging Global Grand Challenges”. They will contribute to building a leading-edge professional program in applied/practicing anthropology. Rank is dependent on experience and qualifications; exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be eligible for accelerated tenure consideration. For information about the Anthropology Department, see (http://www.cla.purdue.edu/anthropology).

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop curricula, including courses, internships and experiential learning opportunities, for undergraduate and graduate students in applied and practicing anthropology. They will help foster linkages with Engineering, Technology, Health Sciences, Agriculture and/or Purdue’s Interdisciplinary Centers.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field and have evidence of extensive work in application, practice, community engagement and mentoring. The successful candidate will have research, work and teaching specializations in one or more of the department’s four strategic areas: 1) Identity and Diversity, 2) Development, Economy and Politics, 3) Ecology, Health and Well-Being, 4) Science and Technology. Experience with innovative pedagogy in contemporary applied/practice education is desirable.

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue includes ten academic units across the social sciences, humanities and arts. The College is home to or closely affiliated with a wide range of interdisciplinary programs and research centers including: Center on Aging and the Life Course, Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, Center for the Environment, Center on Religion and Chinese Society, C-Span Archives, and Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. Purdue's Department of Anthropology, located within The College of Liberal Arts, has 15 full-time faculty and offers BA, MS and PhD degrees. For information about the College of Liberal Arts, see (http://www.cla.purdue.edu).

A complete application includes: a CV, letter of interest that indicates current and future research programs, community engagement, teaching experience, and the names and contact information of three references.

  • Applicants should send their materials to Dr. Sherylyn Briller, Applied Anthropology Search Committee Chair, c/o Brenda Gunion, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47906-2059; gunion@purdue.edu. For full consideration applications should be received by October 30, 2015; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Additional materials requested and invitation to AAA interview. (11/11)
  • Any updates? (3/22)
  • I got a rejection e-mail a few days ago (3/31) 

Rollins College (FL) - Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Rollins College has an opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology position beginning in August 2016. We seek those whose area of research expertise is medical anthropology. Applicants with additional expertise in biological anthropology are welcome to apply. You must be committed to excellent undergraduate teaching, as well as to the liberal arts, and interested in maintaining an active program of research and publication.

The position requires teaching three courses per semester, and you must be able to teach courses on epidemiology, public health, and global health, among others. Applicants should also be willing to help build Rollins growing Global Health program.

We seek applicants who share our commitment to community engagement and who can integrate it into their teaching and scholarship and create field opportunities for students. While geographical area of specialization is open, applicants whose research interests are in Africa or Asia are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have PhD in hand by June 1, 2016. Teaching experience is preferred.

Interested candidates for this position must apply online through Rollins' employment website at http://www.rollinsjobs.com and submit the following: (1) cover letter, including a statement of teaching philosophy and interest in a career at liberal arts institution; (2) curriculum vita; (3) contact information for three references.

  • All applications must be submitted by October 1, 2015. Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Apply link: https://www.rollinsjobs.com/postings/2484
  • Rollins has circulated a revised position description, as follows:
The Department of Anthropology at Rollins College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology position beginning in August 2016. We seek applicants whose area of research expertise is medical anthropology.  Applicants must be committed to excellent undergraduate teaching, as well as to the liberal arts, and interested in maintaining an active program of research and publication.  The position requires teaching three courses per semester, and courses such as epidemiology, public health, and global health, are especially welcome.   Applicants should also be willing to help build Rollins’ growing Global Health program.   We seek applicants who share our commitment to community engagement and who can integrate it into their teaching and scholarship and create field opportunities for students. The area of geographical specialization is open.
Applicants must have PhD in hand by June 1, 2016.  Teaching experience is preferred. All applications must be submitted by October 1, 2015.  Applicants must apply online using the Rollins website, http://www.rollinsjobs.com, and should upload the following materials: Cover letter, including a statement of teaching philosophy and interest in a career at liberal arts institution ; Curriculum vita; Contact information for three references. Inquiries may be directed to: Dr. Ashley Kistler, Chair—Dept. of Anthropology, skistler@rollins.edu (407) 691-1707
  • Request for syllabus and invitation to interview at AAA (10/26) X2
  • Campus Interviews currently underway (1/21)

Saint Mary's College of California (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 11/10/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Faculty

Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California

Background:The Department of Anthropology at Saint Marys College of California invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology beginning in Fall 2016. While our department offers courses in all four fields of anthropology, our majors either concentrate in a cultural or archaeology emphasis.

Responsibilities: This is a teaching-intensive position, consisting of six courses per academic year. Saint Mary's College expects all faculty as a part of their regular teaching responsibilities to participate in the January Term and Collegiate Seminar Programs as departmental needs permit.

Candidates must be excellent teachers, willing to work closely with students within a Liberal Arts context. Geographic and topical specialization is open but preference will be given to candidates whose interests expand our current offerings. An active and theoretically motivated research program should be articulated in the application. The candidate must be capable of teaching an Introduction to Cultural Anthropology class as well as an introductory class in another subfield (i.e., Introduction to Archaeology, Linguistics, or Physical Anthropology). Special attention will be given to candidates who can contribute to the existing and developing strengths of the College, such as courses in Community Engagement and issues of social justice, possibly in the context of applied anthropology. In addition to the two introductory courses, applicants must be able to teach theory, methods, and courses in their area of geographic and topical specialty. The teaching portfolio should demonstrate high quality teaching, and describe explicit experience with student-centered pedagogy and methodologies. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda, be committed to quality undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and engaged in departmental and college-wide service in a collegial and collaborative manner. Responsibilities include advising and meeting with students, attendance at departmental meetings, student and community out-reach, departmental curriculum development, and additional duties as assigned according to departmental and institutional needs.

Experience and Qualifications:A PhD in anthropology is required at the time of appointment.Supplemental Information: Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.

A complete application includes: 1. A cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of the College. 2. A curriculum vitae; 3. Teaching Portfolio; a. Teaching Philosophy; b. Three Syllabi: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to another subfield, and an Upper Division course in area of speccialization; c. A complete set of teaching evaluations from 1-2 sample classes; 4. A statement of research and interests; 5. The names and emails of three references (letters will be required at the semi-finalist stage).

  • Consideration of applications will begin on September 15, 2015; the final deadline for applications is November 10, 2015. We intend to conduct preliminary interviews at the AAA meetings in Denver, CO, November 18-22, 2015, and by phone or video. Finalists will be invited for campus interviews. Applicants are advised to submit their materials as soon as possible to be considered for interviews at the Denver meeting.
  • Anyone heard anything from Saint Mary's? Have folks been contacted about conference interviews? (11/11) Not yet (1).  
  • Request for AAA interview made 11/13
  • Rescheduled AAA interviews/phone interviews conducted 12/5
  • Generic rejection email (I was not among those interviewed) 12/8 x3
  • Campus visits ongoing (2/4)

San Francisco State University (CA) - Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

San Francisco State University, Department of Anthropology invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Medical Anthropology beginning August 2016.

The department seeks individuals with a background in Medical Anthropology and Cultural Anthropology.

The Department of Anthropology is one of the original departments of San Francisco State University and has established a rich tradition of preparing students both for doctoral work and rewarding careers. With over a dozen faculty and lecturers, the Department carries out research and provides undergraduate and graduate education in four areas: Archaeology, Biological, Cultural, and Visual Anthropology.

Qualifications: Candidates should have Ph.D. in Anthropology or Medical Anthropology.

Candidates should have a strong background in in science, technology, medicine and society that link genetic, physiological, and environmental processes with culture.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level including cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, human variation, and offerings in their research area

Candidates must have an active record of scholarship in Medical Anthropology. Evidence of external support or the potential for external funding is desirable. Excellence in teaching and scholarship must be demonstrated. Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching experience with a large, diverse student body.

Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in Cultural and Medical Anthropology, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in ones area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at http://anthropology.sfsu.edu/

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of research interests and future research plan, names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

  • Submit all materials online to Mark Griffin, Search Committee Chair, mgriffin@sfsu.edu by 1 December 2015.
  • Request for phone interview (12/14 x2)
  • Rejection email (12/15) (x5)
  • Rejection sucks, but at least they respect their applicants enough to tell us quickly, unlike 95% of the institutions on this list.
  • Invited for campus interview (02/02)

Sonoma State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Human Development - Deadline: 2 Nov. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY: (Tenure-Track) Assistant Professor of Human Development. Starting Mid-August 2016

Refer to 104036 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.

THE UNIVERSITY: Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students. As of spring 2014, the University had 595 faculty with 41% tenure-track. The University is comprised of six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended and International Education, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology. Degrees are offered in 46 majors at the bachelor's level and 15 at the master's level. Sonoma State University occupies 274 acres in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County, in Northern California. Located at the foot of the Sonoma hills, the campus is just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco and 40 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Human Development Program offers an interdisciplinary B.A. in Human Development. As of Fall 2016, the B.A. in Human Development will be housed in the Department of Anthropology, which also offers a B.A. in Anthropology, a minor in Anthropology, and an M.A. in Cultural Resources Management (CRM). The CRM Program is closely affiliated with the Anthropological Studies Center (ASC), an on-campus research institute. Committed to an integrated, four-field approach in anthropology, the present full time faculty consists of one linguistic anthropologist, one ethnographic anthropologist, two archaeologists, and two biological anthropologists. Anthropology faculty members conduct research on a variety of topics and emphasize involving students in applied research that often results in conference presentations and publications. Prospective applicants are encouraged to peruse at the Human Development Program’s and the Anthropology Department’s webpages at: http://www.sonoma.edu/humandevelopment and http://www.sonoma.edu/humandevelopment.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The successful candidate will teach 3-4 undergraduate courses per semester and may include lower-division and/or upper-division human development courses within the applicant’s field of expertise, per the department’s needs. Courses will focus on the human lifespan or multiple developmental phases, but should also be able to meet ethnographic and/or linguistic course requirements for anthropology majors. The candidate will potentially also teach lower and/or upper division general education courses in the human development and/or anthropology majors. Other duties include: advising undergraduate students, creating courses and revising the human development program to reflect current trends in the field and the applicant’s interests and expertise, cultivating research and/or internship experiences for human development majors, engaging actively in department and University-wide governance and committee work, assisting with departmental program assessment, and possibly acting as rotating anthropology chair and/or human development coordinator.

In addition to teaching and scholarship, faculty are expected to engage in academic advising, to assist the department with program assessment, administrative and/or committee work, and to serve on campus-wide committees. Sonoma State is committed to the Teacher/Scholar model and places an emphasis on faculty support of undergraduate research. Faculty are also encouraged to participate in Freshman and Sophomore year programs when available in their schools.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have a Ph.D. in Human Development or Anthropology. A Ph.D. in a related social science field will also be considered. ABD’s will be accepted provided that the doctorate is completed by August 22, 2016. We are interested in candidates who take a cross-cultural approach to the human lifespan. Teaching and/or research specializations are open, but might include: conceptions of self and identity development, ehtnopediatrics, ethnogeriatrics, the role of education (formal and informal) in development, and diversity (race/ethnicity, sex/gender, age, disability, etc.) across the lifespan. Experience with university teaching is not required, but the successful candidate will be a teacher-scholar with a serious commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising. Demonstrated community engagement, teaching, and/or scholarship addressing diversity in human development is also preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: Do not send materials to facultysearch@sonoma.edu. To apply for this position, go to http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. PDFs are the preferred format for all submissions. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email facultysearch@sonoma.edu.

Please submit: Required: Application letter; Curriculum vitae. Additional Required Documents: Statement of Research Interests; Teaching Philosophy; Student Evaluations; Contact Information for 3 References; Letters of Recommendation will be requested from finalists only. Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.

Questions concerning this position may be directed to: Dr. Alexis Boutin, Search Committee Chair, Email: boutin@sonoma.edu Phone: (707) 664 - 2729. Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: facultysearch@sonoma.edu.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline to apply to this position is by November 2, 2015.
  • request for refs made 11/13
  • Offer officially accepted 1/20

St. Olaf College (MN) - TT Position - Environmental Anthro and/or Anthro. of Science and Tech. - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016 - SEARCH COMPLETEDEdit

St. Olaf College (http://www.stolaf.edu) invites applications for the following full-time, tenure-track positions for the 2016-17 academic year beginning August 15, 2016. All positions require a commitment to liberal arts education, a strong interest in undergraduate teaching, a willingness to engage in interdisciplinary efforts, and promise of continuing high quality scholarly or creative activity. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service. Depending on qualifications, appointments will be made at the Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor rank. An appropriate terminal degree is normally required for appointment at the Assistant Professor or higher rank.

For more complete position descriptions and information about application procedures, please go to https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings The Sociology/Anthropology Department announces a position in cultural anthropology with primary specialization in environmental anthropology and/or the anthropology of science and technology. Expertise in Native North America, Africa, or East or South Asia preferred, but other fieldwork areas would be considered. Additional specialization in gender and/or sexuality is welcome. Primary teaching responsibilities include introduction to cultural anthropology and ethnographic methods or theory. Collaboration with off-campus study and interdisciplinary programs is encouraged, as well as the ability to do collaborative research with students. Applicants are expected to have a completed anthropology doctorate in hand by August 15, 2016.

  • Review of applications will begin September 15, 2015.
  • rejection email (10/23) x 2
  • request for phone interview (10/23) x 4
  • rejection email (11/6) x 3
  • phone interview complete, said hoping to have finalists selected in the next few weeks.  x1
  • Campus visit scheduled (11/15) X2
  • Search completed (1/6)

Texas State University (TX) - Assistant, Associate or Professor in Applied Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2015 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for an appointment in applied cultural anthropology, rank open, to begin Fall 2016. The successful applicant will join four cultural anthropology faculty members who work in a variety of areas.

At time of application candidates are required to 1) have a PhD in Anthropology with a focus in cultural anthropology, and 2) a research agenda in applied cultural anthropology.

Preference will be given to applicants with 1) publications in applied cultural anthropology, which includes peer reviewed publications, project reports, or program evaluations, 2) applied research in relation to areas of overlap between cultural and biological anthropology such as studies of human health and disease, health care systems, and/or medical knowledge and practices, 3) experience teaching or mentoring students in applied cultural anthropology, and 4) evidence of external funding or a plan to obtain future external funding. An applicant’s qualifications will be evaluated proportionate with time since completion of the PhD.

Responsibilities of the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in research design, methods, applied cultural anthropology, and area of specialization; developing external funding to support an active applied research program; and contributing to the department and university through service activities. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of a proposed PhD program in Applied Anthropology.

  • For full consideration all application materials must be received by November 15, 2015. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter highlighting research interests in applied cultural anthropology, publications, teaching, and external funding; 2) a detailed curriculum vita; and 3) the names and contact information of three references. Application materials will only be accepted electronically. Please email all materials to Dr. Daniel Wescott, Search Committee Chair, at dwescott@txstate.edu.
  • PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE 12/2

Texas Tech University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropology of Tourism/Heritage Management and Indigenous Communities in the Americas - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work (SASW) at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in ethnology to begin September 1, 2016. We are seeking a scholar with research interests in the anthropology of tourism/heritage management as it relates to indigenous communities and an active research program in the Americas, with preference given to an individual working in the US Southwest, Mexico, Central America, or South America. The successful candidate will contribute to the curriculum by teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural anthropology/ethnology including Introduction to World Cultures and Ethnology, Anthropological Theory: Understanding Language and Culture, and Methods in the Study of Culture and Language at the undergraduate level, and Method and Theory in Cultural Anthropology at the graduate level. In addition, the new colleague will be expected to develop courses related to his or her specializations, to mentor graduate students, and to involve graduate students in research. Service duties include program building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected. The successful candidate will be expected to seek outside research funding.

  • Reference letters requested, Phone Interview Request to be Scheduled (11/30) x2
  • Campus interviews currently ongoing (3/1)

Union College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor - Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Union College (Schenectady, New York) seeks applicants for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level. We seek socio-cultural candidates who can offer courses in at least one of the following geographic areas: Africa, Middle East, East or Southeast Asia and the former Soviet Union. Topically, we seek scholars who are interested in at least one of: environmental anthropology, medical anthropology, anthropology of religion (with a focus on a religion other than Christianity), anthropology of science/technology, and/or gender and sexuality. However, we will also consider candidates with other teaching and research interests that add to those of our current faculty. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand and teaching experience are preferred, but these qualifications are not required.

The Department prides itself on strong teaching and relationships with students. Union also values, and offers substantial support for, scholarship. Further information about Union College and the Anthropology Department may be found at http://www.union.edu. Union College offers many opportunities for both faculty and students to engage with multiple disciplines in interdisciplinary programs and unique research initiatives. The successful hire can develop courses in their area of expertise that may contribute to the college’s interdisciplinary programs.

  • Applicants should send a digital dossier (in PDF format), including cover letter, writing sample, one or two sample syllabi, C.V., and the names and addresses of three referees to whitem@union.edu by Nov. 1, 2015 to be considered for an interview at the AAA meetings.
  • Acknowledgement of application by departmental admin. (21 October)
  • Acknowledgement of application by departmental admin. (11/2)
  • Informed they are no longer accepting applications (11/5)
  • what does that even mean? that they created a llong-list? that search is cancelled? 
  • I read the sentence ending "to be considered for an interview..." to mean that there was some flexibility in the deadline. I sent in my application and was told that I had missed the deadline and would not be considered for the position. I just wanted to mention it here in case other people similarly misread the ad. Sorry for confusion.
  • Request for AAA interviews (11/13) x 2
  • AAA Interview folks - any news since? 
  • Most phone interviews seemed to have been scheduled this week (including mine-yesterday) so you will have to wait a week or so more to see further developments (12/16)
  • Campus visits scheduled (1/18)
  • Rejection email (4/4)

University of Alabama (AL) - Assistant Professor in Biocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2015Edit

The Department of Anthropology of The University of Alabama invites applications for an entry level tenure-track position in biocultural anthropology, to begin August, 2016. The PhD is required at the time of appointment. The geographic area of interest is open, although we prefer a candidate with ethnographic fieldwork experience in Latin America or Africa. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s undergraduate program; direct graduate-level field research; chair MA theses and PhD dissertations; and, initiate and continue an active program of funded research. The proposed faculty hire will strengthen the department’s research emphasis in “Biocultural Medical Anthropology.” We seek a candidate with research interests within, but not limited to, the following areas: biocultural determinants of health; cognitive anthropology and cultural neuroscience; environment and food systems; culture theory; or, other relevant foci of biocultural research.

To apply, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/37590 and complete the online application. Upload (1) a letter of application (outlining research interests, plans and relevant experience) including the names of and contact information for three references; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) examples of manuscripts (for submission as publications) and/or published articles and (4) teaching evaluations (if available). Chair of search committee: Dr. William W. Dressler (wdressle@ua.edu, phone: 205-348-5947) Department of Anthropology, Box 870210, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0210.

  • Review of applications will begin November 16, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Arizona (AZ) - TT Asst Prof - Environmental Anthropologist - Deadline: 31 Dec 2015 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Position Summary: The University of Arizona School of Anthropology (SOA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociocultural Anthropology with a strong background in social theory and evidence of effective and dynamic teaching, especially at the undergraduate level. Topic areas are open, but particular preference will be given to theoretically sophisticated candidates who address issues in environmental/ecological anthropology to complement the University’s strengths in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary environmental studies. Geographic focus is open as well, but preference will be given to candidates with a history of research and fieldwork in South Asia or Africa. 

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs. 

Duties and Responsibilities: The faculty member will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners. 

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology or relevant field by the start of the appointment. Strong background in contemporary social theory and the ability/commitment to teach it. Demonstrated ability/commitment to teach large introductory undergraduate courses as well as upper division courses and graduate seminars.  An active anthropological field research program addressing issues of global importance such as climate change; natural resource management and conservation (water security, mining, gas or oil development, etc.); the production of environmental knowledge and governance; structural inequities of race, ethnicity, class, and gender; or economic development and environmental degradation. This work may intersect with any of the following themes: identity, social movements, community engagement, emergent markets, economization, nature, science, or power. 

Preferred Qualifications: Environmental/ecological anthropology. A history of research and fieldwork in South Asia or Africa. 

Required Documents (submit online): Cover Letter; Curriculum Vita; Writing Sample; Reference/Referee Contact Information

Department Web: http://anthropology.arizona.edu/

  • Request for Skype Interview 1/30
  • four campus visits beginning now (2/25)

University of Arizona - TT Asst Prof in Food Studies - Review Begins Dec 18, 2015 - CANCELLEDEdit

https://uacareers.com/postings/7265 The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin in August 2016.

The position will be based in one or more of the schools, departments and centers of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (see sbs.arizona.edu for list of possible units).

We seek candidates who specialize in the critical examination of food and society in cultural, historical, geographic, political, social and/or environmental context. Research dimensions of interest might include food justice, globalization of food systems and food commodities, food security and consumption, indigenous, ethnic and traditional foods studies, sustainable food systems, ethnobotany and society, food ethics, values, or rights, and/or community/urban/trans-border food and agricultural connections. Candidates should be enthusiastic about interdisciplinary research and collaborations across the college and with other colleges of the university (such as the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Public Health) and about the potential for connecting to the local and regional community.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant and exciting group of scholars, students and community members who are interested in food studies. Clusters and initiatives include collaborations on foodways of the Southwestern US and border region, global climate change, water policy, and food systems, food studies as part of area, ethnic and gender studies, and food studies, agricultural extension and education, health and human development. Plans are underway for a food studies network/center/certificate program and to promote Tucson as a city known for its food cultures. University of Arizona students work across the campus and the community in projects that promote composting, support community and school gardens, and advocate for food justice. The Tucson region hosts numerous food organizations and events such as an innovative Community Food Bank, Native Seed/Search, the Southwest Folk Alliance, and groups working on food issues with refugees and migrants, the city, tribes, schools, farm groups, and restaurants.

The faculty member will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

As an assistant professor at the University of Arizona, the successful candidate will be expected to produce a record of excellence in published research, teaching and service. The College is seeking an individual who is able to work with diverse students and colleagues, and who has experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Qualified applicants will develop and maintain an active, vibrant and recognized research program; and will normally teach two courses per semester at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more. See the ad at https://uacareers.com/postings/7265 for more details.

Applications must be submitted on-line at https://uacareers.com/postings/7265. Please upload your cover letter, CV, research and teaching statement(s), two samples of written work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if applicable). List three references on your applications; via email they will be given instructions for submitting their letter of reference.

  • Review of applications begins on 12/18/15.
  • Request for Skype Interview (2/2)
  • campus visits in process. one anthropologist in the mix (2/25)
  • was an offer ever made on this? (4/10)
  • Search Cancelled

University of Calgary (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Medical Anthropology - Jan 14th 2016Edit

The Faculty of Arts, as part of its plans for an Indigenous Strategy, is seeking to fill six (6) tenure-track positions over two years across various disciplines and departments in Indigenous research and scholarship.  These individuals will facilitate cross-disciplinary and collaborative research, education and outreach by building on Indigenous knowledges, cultures, traditions and experiences developed among, and in partnership with, First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada.

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of Medical Anthropology with a focus on the health of Indigenous peoples of Canada. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active research program in the area of Medical Anthropology with a focus on the health, community health and community well-being of Indigenous peoples of Canada. The successful candidate will produce high impact research and scholarship, secure external research funding and play an active role in teaching and graduate supervision in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. Service to the department, faculty, University and community will also be expected.

Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or in a related field. In addition, they must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching informed by Indigenous epistemologies, ontologies and knowledges. Candidates may demonstrate research excellence through community-based research projects and Indigenous methodologies leading to peer-reviewed publications, a strong record of research productivity, and track record of (or potential to) securing research grants. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a teaching dossier (including a convincing statement of teaching philosophy, strong teaching evaluations, and an exceptional record of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision, and mentorship). Preference will be given to candidates who have experience and expertise in advancing projects with Canadian Indigenous communities in their field of research.

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the Department, please visit http://antharky.ucalgary.ca.

  • All applications must be received by January 14, 2016. Please provide an up to date curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier, three samples of scholarly work, and the names and contact information for 3 referees. The materials should be directed to boydj@ucalgary.ca

University of Calgary (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Sustainability and Development - January 14th, 2016 - RECOMMENDATION LETTERS REQUESTEDEdit

The Faculty of Arts, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology invites applications for a tenure track position in Development Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated starte date is July 1st, 2016. 

We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active research program in the area of Development and Sustainability, with the ability to secure external research funding. The scholar must have a focus on critical development studies, and be open to working beyond the boundaries of conventional academic disciplines. Both development and sustainability recognize the need for interdisciplinary approaches and solutions - ones that integrate natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. Expertise in areas that address interrelationships between development and environment, climate change, social impacts of industry, community wellbing, changing lifeways and food sovereignty, are high priorities. The regional focus for this hire is open. 

The preferred candidate will have a PhD in a social sciences discipline, with evidence or strong potential for interdisciplinarity. The preferred candidate must demonstrate research excellence through evidence of, or potential for, publications in high quality journals. Demonstration of teaching excellence is also expected through a strong statement of teaching philosophy, outstanding teaching evaluations and evidence of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision and mentorship. 

The Development Studies Interdisciplinary Program (DEST) is housed in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. We are a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. For more information about the Department and the DEST program, please visit http://antharky.ucalgary.ca

  • All applications must be received by January 14, 2016. Please provide an up to date CV, statement of research interests, a teaching dossier, three samples of scholarly work and the names and contact information of three references. Applications should be directed to: Julie Boyd, Dept. of Anthropology and Archaeology, Development and Sustainability Position, at boydj@ucalgary.ca
  • Request for letters of recommendation (2/10)

University of California, Davis (CA) - Human Behavioral Ecology & Cultural Evolution - Deadline: 2 Nov. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for an Open Position/Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Human Behavioral Ecology & Cultural Evolution. The successful candidate must have an active research program focusing on the evolutionary dimensions of human behavior. We seek candidates whose research addresses human life history, technology, social, economic, subsistence, or political systems and/or patterns of cultural change from an explicitly evolutionary perspective, with a preference for researchers combining field-based ethnography or cross-cultural data analysis with evolutionary modeling. This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications. Candidates who bring quantitative skills in statistical analysis to the training of students across our integrated evolutionary wing will be particularly competitive. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers, and must have completed a Ph.D. in Anthropology prior to September 2016.

The successful candidate will run the human behavioral ecology/cultural evolutionary lab group. Teaching duties include four courses per academic year (quarter system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level. Courses will include (a selection from) upper division courses in Economic Anthropology and/or Kinship and Marriage, a graduate seminar in Foraging Theory, Human Life Histories and/or Modelling Social Behavior, introductory courses in Human Life Cycle and/or Human Nature, and our large introductory course Human Evolutionary Biology.

  • For full consideration applicants should submit full set of materials by November 2, 2015: a curriculum vitae; cover letter that indicates completed research, current research program and teaching experience; copies of up to three (3) publications representing current research; and the contact information for three (3) references through the online application system found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00650.
  • Additional materials and letters of rec requested (Nov 20).
  • Interviews concluded (2/28)
  • offer accepted (4/13)

University of California, Irvine (CA) - Open Rank - Deadline: 1 Nov.-15 Dec. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for Assistant to Full Professor: Rank of appointment is open. We seek a scholar whose research addresses current processes of world-making and world-ordering, yet is firmly rooted in the discipline’s theoretical and ethnographic archive. The successful candidate will speak across disciplinary boundaries to stake out a place for anthropological methods and perspectives in emerging configurations of knowledge in the academy and other organizational sites where anthropology can contribute to the conversation. The Department seeks candidates setting agendas that will inform the future of the field as it engages with both changing conditions of the world and established modes of scholarly inquiry. The ideal candidate will combine rigorous ethnographic research that reflects on and, crucially, engages with the “grand challenges” of our time, examples of which include (but are not limited to) climate change, aging, enduring inequalities and regimes of race, gender, and class, the limits to economic growth, and distributed agency in specialized networks and new communicative spheres. Such challenges also include a core anthropological concern with transformations of what it is to be human as a consequence of technology.

Candidates must have a PhD in Anthropology or related field. We have a preference for candidates who publish in established formats and venues—evidenced by a strong publication program—but who are also interested in alternative forms of scholarly communication, enabled by technology, the arts and/or design. Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to innovative and effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, relevant to career-making both inside and outside academia, and strong potential for service in the department, on campus, and to the profession. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. We also encourage scholars working in Latin America to apply, but geographical region is open.

  • Please send a cover letter detailing research and teaching expertise, a CV, writing sample or publication, and the names of three references. Candidates should apply online. Please visit the following website to begin the application process: to apply at the rank of Assistant Professor, please go to https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02911, to apply at the rank of Associate to Full Professor, please go to https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02918. Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2015; the final deadline for applications is December 15, 2015. Candidates whose applications are received by November 1, 2015 may be contacted for prearranged interviews at the AAA meetings in Denver, CO, November 18-22, 2015.
  • Does anyone know if there are two different lines for this job?  Could they hire two people? -- No, this is for one line. The UC hiring system necessitates two different links for assistant vs. assoc/full hires.
  • emailed the department, and they say this is the correct list of required documents: CV, cover letter, statement of research, statement of teaching, statement of contribution to diversity, and writing sample
  • Research and Teaching statements are optional
  • Has anyone been contacted for an interview at the AAA?
  • From a search committee member in the course of an in person conversation at the AAA on 11/21: "The search is ongoing." The committee member also stated (unprompted) that rumors/conspiracy theories that there is an inside/pre-selected candidate are unfounded and untrue.
  • No news here? (12/11)
  • Nope, no news at all (12/11)
  • They are probably not going to do anything until after the deadline has passed...
  • Letters of rec requested--they reach out directly to recommenders, not to applicants. So the only way to know if they requested letters is if you (a) hear from your recommenders or (b) get prompted by interfolio if you used an interfolio email address for your references  (Jan. 8). x4 (asst. prof. level))
  • Campus visit scheduled (2/9)

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Linguistic Anthropology - Deadline: Dec. 15 (Nov. 4 for AAA) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

University of California, Los Angeles Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure track position in linguistic anthropology at the assistant professor rank. Applicant must have Ph.D. in hand at time of application. Open to all areas of scholarship within linguistic anthropology. Preference will be given to scholarship that attends to the detailed analysis of languages, literacies, and/or situated communicative practices as related to contemporary geopolitical contexts. Areas of specialization may include global flows of languages and genres, language and health disparities, language and environment, language and politics, language and identity formations, language and unequal childhoods, and language and (dis)ability. The department welcomes candidates whose experience has prepared them to support and contribute to our commitment to diversity. (Relevant documents for committee members include the diversity statement adopted by the Academic Senate of the University of California - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000375/Diversity - and the UCLA Chancellor's Statement on Diversity - https://faculty.diversity.ucla.edu/our-office/chancellors-statement ).

Please submit your application at UCLA Academic Recruit at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/ Recruitment number JPF01742

Please include electronic versions of: an application cover letter, research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, up to three representative publications, and names and email addresses for three referees.

  • For further information please contact Dr. Norma Mendoza-Denton, Dept. of Anthropology, UCLA at nmd@anthro.ucla.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2015 and the final deadline for application submission is December 15, 2015. Applications received by November 4th will receive consideration for face to face interviews at AAA.
  • Also posted at Linguistic Anthropology 2015-2016
  • Does anyone know anything about this posting? The recruitment number doesn't seem to exist in their system. (10/26)
  • Did anyone end up being asked to interview at AAA?
  • Any word with this position?
  • No news? Materials? Campus visit? (1/11)
  • (1/14) Heard that the search just closed on January 6. 
  • Was it a failed search or because an offer was made?
  • No, they haven't made an offer. What I heard is that they were still receiving and reviewing applications until January 6. Meaning that they will probably start contacting people soon.
  • 1/20--Request for letters and additional materials
  • 1/26--Campus interview scheduled

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - Medical and/or Psychiatric Anthropology - Deadline: 23 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure track position in medical and/or psychiatric anthropology at any level within the assistant professor rank. Must have Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. Preference will be given to those applicants whose research and teaching would complement and enhance existing departmental strengths and breadth in health-related research, broadly defined. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to our undergraduate and graduate program in psychological and medical anthropology. We seek outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research and excellence in teaching. The department welcomes candidates whose experience has prepared them to support and contribute to our commitment to diversity.

Applications are accepted at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01338. Please include electronic versions of: an application cover letter, research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, one representative publication (or writing sample), and contact information (including email addresses) for at least three potential references. Please note that only reference contact information is requested at this time. Please do not submit letters of recommendation unless specifically requested to do so.

For further information please contact Dr. Nancy Levine, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Anthropology, UCLA at anthroopensearch@anthro.ucla.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and the final deadline for application submission is October 23, 2015. Appointment begins July 1, 2016. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and based on University of California pay scales.
  • The call for applications states specifically that we should only input contact information for referees and not actually submit letters. However, the application portal shows the application as incomplete and not submittable until one requests letters. How are others dealing with this problem? Thanks! 
  • An answer to the above from a fellow applicant: In the job listing, it says that while the online system will not show a notification of "Complete" without the letter request, applicants who have not requested letters will still be considered complete and be reviewed by the search committee. So I am trusting that even though it says Incomplete, the committee can view the applications of those who have done everything but request letters.
  • Ah, I see. Thanks so much for the reply - much appreciated!
  • Anyone received a response? Any interviews scheduled?
  • I have been unable to upload the requested materials and my email to the department states that the contact is out of office until after the holidays. Would love to know if there's a solution to this problem.
  • Same. At least we know everyone is in the same boat.
  • Same--I did get an email response though--it said they would check on it and get back to me.
  • Does anyone know when they are planning to schedule job talks?
  • Additional materials (syllabi, writing samples, letters) requested, December 10 x 6
  • Is anyone else unable to upload anything new to their application?
  • Unable to upload materials to the recruitment site. The additional links dont seem to work.
  • --> Campus visit/job talk scheduled as of 1/10
  • Does anyone know if an offer was made?
  • Talks are still going on

University of California, Riverside - TT/Full-time Lecturer (PSOE) in Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: April 18, 2016 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California Riverside, invites applications for one full-time lecturer in cultural anthropology with potential for security of employment (PSOE). Appointment as a lecturer with PSOE requires evidence of outstanding teaching, professional achievement, and service to the academic community and/or public. A lecturer with PSOE is a member of the academic senate and will be expected to teach six quarter classes per year. Applicants are expected to have a demonstrated commitment to high-quality and innovative teaching, and must have a Ph.D. by the start of appointment on June 30, 2016. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven record of teaching excellence beyond any experience they may have as teaching assistants. Research topics and regions are open; preference will be given to candidates who can teach Political Anthropology.

Lecturers with PSOE are appointed to a two year term, will be reviewed biennially, and are required to undergo a mandatory 7th-year review for promotion to lecturer with security of employment (SOE). The review process focuses on teaching excellence, professional activity, and service. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up. http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System .

  • Review of the applications will begin April 18, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications will include a cover letter of interest, a current CV, evidence of teaching excellence, statement of contributions to diversity, and 3 letters of reference. Samples of research work are welcome but not required. Application materials should be submitted to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/jpf00559 . Hard copy applications may be submitted to the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521. Application materials received by April 18 will receive full consideration. Electronic submission is strongly preferred.
  • Has anyone heard anything fomr this search?
  • Nothing here, but I would imagine they'd be moving ahead on this quickly.
  • Short list finalized and candidates are being contacted to schedule visits [posted 5/19]

University of California, San Diego (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropology of Race and Racisms - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015 - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology 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. We seek to hire at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor a scholar whose work addresses the anthropology of race and racisms, especially the practices and processes that create race as a social formation and a lived reality. Approach and geographical specialization are open. Emphasis will be on theoretical innovation and rigorous ethnographic research. We seek an anthropologist with a commitment to cross-disciplinary inquiry, including, when pertinent, co-teaching with departmental colleagues. Appointment will begin July 1, 2016, by which date the Ph.D. or equivalent is required.

Applications are accepted at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00814. Please submit electronic versions of the following: (1) a cover letter that describes your research, publication, and teaching profile; (2) a curriculum vitae that includes the names and contact information for three references; (3) a statement of your research and publication plans over the next 3-5 years; (4) a statement of your plans for teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels along with one sample syllabus for a course you would envision teaching; (5) a statement detailing how your presence would contribute to diversity on UCSDs campus (For information on this statement, see http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/ ); (6) three pieces of published or unpublished scholarly work ready for examination (such as the dissertation or dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and book chapters).

  • To ensure full consideration, these preliminary application materials must be submitted electronically by October 1, 2015.
  • They require that you request your letters when you submit FYI.
  • Request for letters and AAA interview 11/12 x1
  • Any news on this?
  • Campus visit scheduled X1 [posted 12/11]
  • Heard that an offer has been made and is being negotiated (2/23)
  • heard they made two offers and both accepted

University of California, Santa Barbara (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Scientific Ecological Anthropologist - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE Edit

The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Integrative Anthropological Sciences (IAS), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2016. We seek a social scientist specializing in any area of scientific ecological anthropology, such as human ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary ecology, anthropology of living foragers, farmers or pastoralists, cooperation and common pool resources, indigenous resource management, cultural transmission, ethnobiology, subsistence economics, reproductive ecology, evolutionary demography, nutritional ecology, life history theory, behavioral endocrinology, ecological genetics, and social epidemiology. Other topical approaches are open, but research program must be theoretically rigorous, empirical and scientific in orientation, and should complement and integrate effectively with existing faculty expertise and perspectives to help bolster the mission of the IAS Unit (see Department website: http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/graduate/specializations/ias). Integration with Broom Center for Demography is also preferable. Strong fieldwork and/or lab component is preferable. Geographical area of specialization is open, but interests in Oceania, Asia, Africa or Latin America are preferable, as is a comparative orientation. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach lower-division introductory courses in ecological and/or biocultural anthropology and upper-division courses related to the anthropologist’s areas of specialization. The ability to direct graduate students and to advance a departmental focus on ecological research are critical requirements. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Please apply and submit via https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00530): (1) a statement detailing past and current research experience, (2) a five-year research plan, (3) a statement on teaching experience, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) three reference letters, and (6) three representative publications. Please direct any questions to Professor Michael Gurven, Chair, IAS Search Committee, at searchsci-eco@anth.ucsb.edu.

  • For primary consideration submit application and materials on or before October 15, 2015.
  • [CAMPUS INTERVIEW posted in header on 12/12]

University of Cambridge (UK) - William Wyse Professorship of Social Anthropology - Deadline: 11 Dec. 2015Edit

The Board of Electors to the William Wyse Professorship of Social Anthropology invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Social/Cultural Anthropology and the vision, leadership experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

Further information is available at: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/academic/secretary/professorships/ or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk).

  • Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details three referees should be made online no later than 11 December 2015.

University of Central Arkansas (AR) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2015Edit

The University of Central Arkansas Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching, research and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is tenure track and a nine-month appointment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities: Teach a range of lower and upper-division courses across multiple subfields of anthropology, including courses in Native American cultures, biological anthropology, archaeology, and anthropological theory. Take an active role in advising students within the department’s new major in anthropology. Develop and supervise experiential learning opportunities, including lab-based exercises and off-campus field trips. In addition to excellence in undergraduate teaching, faculty must maintain appropriate levels of scholarship and service to the department and university.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Broad-based knowledge of and training in anthropology with a commitment to undergraduate teaching. Specialty areas and interests should include direct research or field experience in Arkansas and/or the region that can be built upon to engage anthropology majors in locally and regionally focused projects. At least two years of recent full-time university teaching across multiple subfields in anthropology. Demonstrated experience in planning and leading hands-on learning experiences for undergraduates. Documented willingness to advise and mentor students. Ability to maintain university service and scholarship obligations.

Apply at: https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/2220

  • Deadline: 11/30/2015.

University of Central Florida (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthro. - Deadline: 29 Oct. 2015Edit

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in cultural anthropology. Geographical area is open. Anthropologists specializing in Social Network Analysis or Science, Technology, Society and Medicine are preferred. The appointment will commence August 8, 2016. Teaching load for tenure-track faculty is typically 2 courses in fall and 2 courses in spring.

The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly accomplishments, including evidence of ethnographic research development, external research funding, and solid teaching experience by the time of appointment. Applicants are expected to be able to teach and mentor students in research at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should have an active research agenda and ability to direct and facilitate students’ research, and demonstrated ability to obtain external research funding. The successful candidate will be a broadly trained teacher-scholar prepared to join a four-field department.

A Ph.D. in Anthropology from an accredited institution is required at the time of hire.

  • The deadline for applications is October 29, 2015. Qualified applicants must apply through the UCF’s Department of Human Resources at: http://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references. Candidates can contact Dr. Ty Matejowsky, Chair, Cultural Anthropology Search Committee, at: 407-823-2227 or Ty.Matejowsky@ucf.edu with questions.
  • Any news?

University of Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - OFFER MADEEdit

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 2016. We seek a scholar with an active, ongoing program of field research that complements our current departmental strengths. Of particular interest are scholars with expertise in environmental issues, but the search is open to all applicants. 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/parsy7v

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).

  • Deadline for applications is October 15, 2015.
  • Any news about this? letters requested from referees or any other movement? (11/2)
  • Job talk and campus visit scheduled (11/17) x2 (12/10)
  • Have they all been scheduled, or just one? Tx
  • Offer made (4/25)

University of Chicago (IL) - Department of Comparative Human Development - TT Asst. Professor - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek an anthropologist (Ph.D. in hand) who specializes in social, cultural, psychological, and/or linguistic approaches. We especially welcome applications from candidates who conduct ethnographically grounded, person-centered research (i.e. psychological, medical, gender and sexuality, developmental or life-course related topics) in non-US settings, and whose work bridges one or more of the different disciplines represented in the department.

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 theories and methods cross individual social science disciplines. Research in the department explores the social, cultural, psychological, and biological processes of change that vary across time, between individuals, between societies and cultures, and between species. Please see our website, https://humdev.uchicago.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015; submission by this date is strongly encouraged to assure full consideration.  Applicants must be submitted online through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website. tinyurl.com/o7lg4gp.  Applicants are required to upload 1) a brief cover letter 2) a current curriculum vitae and 3) a research statement addressing current and future research plans; 4) a teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy; 5) one sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter), and 6) the names and contact information of three referees. At a later date we may request letters of recommendation. Review of applications until the position is filled and/or the search is closed.
  • Request for letters of recommendation (11/16) X3
  • Request for publications (11/19) X3
  • They have started scheduling campus visits [posted 12/4]
  • Rejection e-mail (12/17)
  • Was offer accepted? And what is area studies background of candidate?

University of Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - African StudiesEdit

The Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in African studies. The search is open with respect to subject and approach in the disciplines of anthropology, history, political science, and sociology and related interdisciplinary programs. Appointment will be in the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Comparative Human Development, the Department of History, the Department of Political Science, or the Department of Sociology, as appropriate.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015; early submission is encouraged. Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, http://tinyurl.com/nacpupk.

University of Denver (CO) - TT Asst. Professor - Deadline: not stated (posted 7/24/15) - OFFER MADEEdit

University of Denver, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning September 1, 2016. Applicants are sought who will contribute to our undergraduate and graduate programs. The graduate MA program includes tracks in archaeology, cultural anthropology, and museum and heritage studies (which includes material, visual and expressive culture) . In particular we seek candidates with experience using technology to engage communities; for example, through digital curation/repatriation, real-time archaeology, and open source mapping. The successful candidate will have a track record of theoretically-grounded scholarship, publically-engaged research, and success with integrating technological skills into pedagogy. Course load is five courses per year taught over three academic quarters. PhD must be in hand at the time of application.

  • Candidates must complete an on-line application at https://dujobs.silkroad.com. This will include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, a teaching statement detailing teaching philosophy and brief description of courses they are prepared to teach, a research statement, and a list of five references.
  • Deadline: not stated as of 07/24/15.
  • Also posted at Archaeology Jobs 2015-2016
  • This sounds like they are interested in an archaeologist. Does anyone know?
  • AAA interviews requested (11/10)
  • Anyone know if archaeologists are interviewing too?
  • Offer made

University of Louisville (KY) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology, beginning August 2016. With this position, we seek a cultural anthropologist focused on social conflict, structural inequalities, and political and environmental violence. We anticipate an anthropologist whose work addresses these issues as they intersect with knowledge systems, urban ecologies, gender, and migration. Preference is for scholars with a geographic focus on sub-Saharan Africa or regions in the Global South that complements current Department foci. Our department seeks to strengthen our focus on environment, conflict, and sustainability. The position is part of an interdisciplinary environment and sustainability research cluster in which the new faculty hire will be expected to participate. The preferred candidate will have an active research program, theoretically grounded publication record, interest in fostering community engagement, and willingness to involve students in research. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Applicants must apply on-line at http://www.louisville.edu/jobs for Job Opening # 32412 and attach one document containing a cover letter, current vitae, and names and email addresses of at least three referees. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.

  • Email request for skype interview (1/13) (x2)
  • Email invitation for on-campus interview (1/22)
  • Final (third) Campus Interview of search completed (3/2)
  • Anyone know when they said they would make their offer?
  • Offer accepted (3/7)
  • Hey, Congratulations!  :)  That is very good for you!  Thank you for posting.  I feel so much warmer about learning I wasn't top pick by reading it here first.  Good luck, the department is great :)

University of Maryland (MD) - TT Asst. Professor in Health/Medical - Deadline: Dec. 15, 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, anticipates hiring a tenure-track assistant professor (at any level within the rank) for August 2016. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in health or medical anthropology 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. 

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in health or medical anthropology 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 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 https://ejobs.umd.edu.
  • This could potentially be an inside hire as they have a post doc that matches the needs of this advertisement (11/13/15).
  • Campus interviews were completed last year, but the budget was belatedly, indefinitely frozen and the search was canceled. (11/14/15)
  • Has anyone heard anything about this position? (1/14/16)
  • Nothing yet. (1/15/16)
  • additional materials requested and skype interviews scheduled at the same time as of 1/8/16 
  • campus visit scheduled 

University of Michigan Dearborn (MI) - Assistant / Associate Professor of Anthropology (Cultural) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - REFERENCE LETTERS REQUESTEDEdit

The University of Michigan-Dearborn Anthropology Discipline seeks a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in cultural anthropology. Appointment begins on September 1, 2016. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Candidates should have a teaching and research focus on Africa, Latin America, or the Middle East and their diasporas. We would also like to see a particular research emphasis on globalization, transnationalism, or community engagement. The ideal candidate will have an international research program but also be able to develop related research in Detroit or the southeast Michigan area. Other areas of interest could include: inequalities, urban anthropology, religion, ethnohistory, ethnic conflict, and law.

  • Please submit the following for consideration, preferably as a single PDF file, via e-mail to Rachel Buzzeo, Department Administrator (rbuzzeo@umich.edu): your CV, a letter describing your teaching and research goals, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three (3) references. Evaluation of applicants will begin on October 15, 2015. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled. Please go to http://www.umjobs.org , create a login and apply to posting 111041, as well as sending all necessary information requested to rbuzzeo@umich.edu.
  • Request for letters of reference (11/3)
  • May I ask: did they ask you to solict them or did they solicit the letters themselves directly from your referees?
  • The departmental administrator asked candidates to have their referees send letters to the department. (x2)
  • Any word or updates on this? (1/24/16)

University of Michigan Flint (MI) - Assistant Professor of Socio-Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016Edit

The Department of Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice at the University of Michigan-Flint invites application for a tenure-track position in Socio-Cultural Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning September 2016.  We seek a teacher-scholar who complements current deaprtmental interests.  Candidates must be engaged in theory-driven research shaped by questions of broad anthropological interest.  Cultural/Geographic and topical areas are open, but priority will be given to candidates with expertise in East Asia, South Asia, or Africa and who demonstrate a well-defined research program with relevance in one or more of the following: Political Economy; Space and Place; Infrastructures; Environment; or Diasporas, Trans/Nationalism, Ethnicity, or Religious Movements. For additional information, please consult our website at http://www.umich.edu/~jobs. Job ID 118163.

  • Any word or updates on this? (3/3/16)
  • I have got diversity survey from HR department about a week ago, which seems to indicate, according to their faculty hiring process document, a near-completion of the search process. (21/3/16)
  • I didn't receive the HR survey, though that might just be due to an administrative error. Wouldn't read much into it either way.

University of Minnesota (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Archaeology OR Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in archaeology or cultural anthropology at the assistant professor level beginning Fall 2016 (08/29/2016). We seek an anthropologist whose research focus critically engages natural worlds and the natural sciences broadly defined, in contemporary, historical, or prehistorical contexts. We invite applicants who think creatively about the relationship of humans to non-humans and to the material world on topics related to (for example) the environment, biology, geology, climate change and ecology (including indigenous forms of ecological knowledge). Our priority is to hire an archaeologist or a cultural anthropologist.

A joint appointment may be possible with a partner unit within the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Biological Sciences, or the College of Science and Engineering, with the tenure home in Anthropology.

The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to contribute at all levels of our undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of Anthropology has a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage scholars from underrepresented groups to apply. We welcome experience working with diverse students, in multicultural environments, and interest in developing curricula related to diverse populations.

Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology or closely related field is expected to be in hand at the time of the appointment. Advanced ABDs may be considered for appointment at the rank of tenure-track instructor with the understanding that the Ph.D. is conferred in the first year of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Geographical area, methodological focus and theoretical interests are open. We encourage applications from candidates whose research and teaching complement and enhance, rather than duplicate, specializations currently represented in our program.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation, the strength of their research and its relevance to the department’s academic priorities and the field of inquiry, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and the quality of recommendations.

About the Job: Faculty in the Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research or creative activity that includes publication, exhibition, or performance; teach undergraduate and graduate level courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the level of appointment to the department, college, university and profession. The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Anthropology are available at: http://www.academic.umn.edu/provost/faculty/tenure/pdf/CLA/7_12ANTH.pdf The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at http://intranet.cla.umn.edu/faculty/FacultyWorkloadPrinciplesGuidelines.php

About the Department: For nearly a century the Department of Anthropology has prepared students in sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology and linguistics. With 17 full-time faculty members and about 55 graduate students, the department teaches approximately 2000 undergraduate students each year. The faculty offer a rich array of courses, teaching across geographical, chronological, an analytical frameworks. Our faculty and students regularly receive research grants, awards, and prizes for their teaching and research. An extensive program of colloquia, lectures and public events enhances our instructional programs. A lively community of scholars, faculty and students alike are engaged with research and teaching, connecting with colleagues in the humanities and social sciences through the College of Liberal Arts as well as the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Biological Sciences.

Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education. http://www.cla.umn.edu/ .

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota, with its five campuses and more than 65,000 students, is one of the largest, most comprehensive universities in the United States, and ranks among the most prestigious research universities in the wo rld. It is both a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation, and a state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public engagement.

  • The priority deadline for application materials is December 15, 2015. This position will remain open until filled.
  • Also posted at Archaeology Jobs 2015-2016
  • long short list notified with a request for more materials and letters of support (1/22)
  • Campus visit scheduled (3/4) (x2)
  • news?
  • OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED (they hired an archaeologist)

University of Minnesota (MN) - TT Asst Professor - Human Rights (multiple positions possible) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Institute for Global Studies (IGS) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for one or more full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in the broad field of human rights. Appointments will be 100%-time over the nine-month academic year. Appointments will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy. These will be joint appointments between the Institute for Global Studies and the appropriate disciplinary unit in the College of Liberal Arts. Appointments will begin fall semester 2016 (August 29, 2016).

Successful candidates will evidence a pronounced interdisciplinary stance in their scholarship. We encourage applications from scholars whose work addresses the theory and history of human rights, and we also invite applications from candidates with research interests in one or more of the following areas of human rights scholarship: economic/social/cultural rights; intersectionality (e.g., race, gender, indigeneity, sexuality); migration; rights and political theory; laws and institutions/transitional justice; the role of non-state actors; war/atrocities/mass violence; conflict resolution; humanitarian aid; social movements; health/ environment; culture/film/literature/art/representation. The broad scope of this search is meant to indicate our interest in candidates with innovative and interdisciplinary research agendas that would supplement and enhance existing research and teaching in the field of human rights. Geographic focus is open but we especially welcome applications from candidates whose work addresses human rights in Africa, the Middle East, East or Southeast Asia, or indigenous nations.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. or terminal degree in the appropriate field is required by the start of the appointment. The successful candidate(s) will show a strong commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching.

Candidates will be evaluated according to: a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarship or other creative work, b) relevance of their research to the units’ academic priorities, c) evidence of commitment to teaching, and d) strength of recommendations.

Duties & Responsibilities: Faculty in IGS and the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research and publication or other creative work, active engagement in graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising, and service in both IGS and the department of the tenure home. The tenure home will be determined by the chosen candidate(s) in consultation with the respective unit heads, the director of IGS, and the appropriate CLA associate dean(s). The individual’s work effort will be equally shared between IGS and the tenure home; tenure and promotion decisions will involve consultation between each unit. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to participate in the interdisciplinary, comparative and theoretical dialogues that define the intellectual vitality of IGS and the Human Rights Program.

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at: http://intranet.cla.umn.edu/faculty/FacultyWorkloadPrinciplesGuidelines.php

Program Description: The Institute for Global Studies, founded in 1998, fosters interdisciplinary faculty and graduate student research on global/transnational themes, serves as the coordinating unit for a range of campus centers focused on global issues, and houses an undergraduate Global Studies major. IGS faculty members hold joint appointments with a range of departments such as Anthropology; Geography, Environment, and Society; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; Sociology; and Spanish & Portuguese. IGS faculty are engaged in a wide range of interdisciplinary research projects including global urbanism, agricultural humanitarianism, education of migrant populations, and the relationship between cultural practice and sovereign power. Additional information about the Institute is available at http://igs.cla.umn.edu. IGS houses and supports the Human Rights Program. The Human Rights Program advances human rights scholarship through support for research and publications; educates the next generation of human rights scholars and professionals; and engages with serious human rights issues through timely and meaningful projects, public programs and internships. Additional information about the HRP is available at http://hrp.cla.umn.edu . The University of Minnesota has long been at the forefront of human rights scholarship and action. Faculty working in this area have established international reputations by bringing together scholarly, legal, policy and activist work on human rights around the globe.

All applicants must apply online. To be considered for this position, please click the "apply" button and follow the instructions. You will be given an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a letter of intent and curriculum vitae. Additional documents must be attached by accessing your “My Activities” page. The following materials must be attached to your online application: 1) letter of intent, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) one article length writing sample or the equivalent. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three letters of evaluation sent to . Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

  • Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2015, and will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Any news on this one? (1/10)
  • I asked for an update and received an email quickly on 12/21 that they had made their shortlist (and I wasn't on it). They might go back to other apps if these candidates didn't work out, "but I'd like to be honest with you and report that it's unlikely." [posted 1/18]
  • I emailed 1/8 to ask for an update, and haven't heard back yet. Assume the above comment means that if we haven't heard, it's not good news? Has anyone heard anything positive?
  • Rejection email - position filled. (3/3)

University of Mississippi (MS) - TT Asst. Professor - Southern Studies - Deadline: Open Until Filled - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology ( http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/soc_anth/ ) and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture ( http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/south/ ) invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociology or Anthropology with a joint appointment in Southern Studies starting Fall 2016.

We seek an anthropologist or sociologist of proven teaching and research ability in the areas of race and ethnicity whose work has relevance for understanding the experiences of African Americans in the contemporary U.S. South, and possibly connections to the broader African diaspora. Both the Sociology and Anthropology programs and the Southern Studies program offer B.A. and M.A. degrees. While tenure and promotion reside in Sociology and Anthropology, teaching and service responsibilities will be divided between The Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Candidates will teach introductory, upper division, and graduate courses in their disciplines and in Southern Studies. Ph.D. (or advanced ABD status) is required at the time of application. Candidates should have an active program of scholarly research involving fieldwork or other qualitative methods; an interdisciplinary perspective; and a strong commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested candidates should apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu by submitting their curriculum vitae, letter of interest, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and outline of research program. Use the appropriate links to attach these materials to the on-line application. We will contact candidates at a later date to request three confidential letters of recommendation and a writing sample.

  • For more information, contact Dr. Kirk Johnson, Search Committee Chair, c/o The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lamar 510, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848; kjohnson@olemiss.edu. The position will be open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Any update on this one?  
  • Campus interviews occured in March/early April

University of New Hampshire (NH) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural Anthro. - Deadline: 20 Nov. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

University of New Hampshire, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor in sociocultural anthropology specializing in public health, development, and/or globalization in Africa or Asia starting in August 2016.

Please send curriculum vita, letter of interest discussing areas of research, teaching experience and prospective courses, and the contact information of three referees to Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, 310 Huddleston Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824.

  • The deadline for applications is November 20th, 2015. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.
  • Request for letters of rec and additional materials [11/30]
  • Are they done requesting additonal materials for the short list? (12/8)
  • Answer to above:  Not sure, but the due date given for additional materials to be submitted was 12/7  (12/8)
  • Skype interview scheduled (12/10) x 12
  • Anybody know what the timeline is for scheduling campus visits for this job?
  • Any news on campus visit? (1/21)
  • Campus interviews conducted in late January/early February
  • Offer made and accepted (3/15)

University of New Mexico (NM) - Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Ethnology (Native North America) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015Edit

The UNM Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Ethnology at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor. We seek a scholar who will complement a three-subfield department (including archaeology and evolutionary anthropology) with national recognition for scholarship and graduate fieldwork training.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Earned PhD in Social or cultural Anthropology or aligned field by the start of the appointment. 2. Ethnographic research focus in Native North America with one or more indigenous communities. 3. An active anthropological field research program. 4. Evidence of peer-reviewed publications and recent presentations of ongoing work that shows research productivity involving anthropological fieldwork and/or public ethnographic projects.

Preferred Qualifications: 1. Demonstrated commitment to high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in anthropology. 2. Candidates whose research and teaching intersect theory and methods conversant with debates surrounding Indigenous methodologies and anthropology. 3. Critically engaged fieldwork applicable to public anthropology, Native tribal centers, Native tribal community organizations, and tribal, regional, or inter/national museums. 4. Demonstrated analytic skills based in ethnographic methods. 5. Encourage applicants whose research is in one or more of the following areas: Native American nation building, sustainability, revitalization, and the environment. 6. Planned and/or on-going extramurally funded research program. 7. Ability to collaborate in integrative interdisciplinary research and expertise that will complement existing strengths at UNM. 8. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

  • Applications received by October 15, 2015 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Applications must include letter of intent addressing the applicant's qualifications for the position, as well as a description of the applicant's current research activities, teaching interests and experience, and five-year research plan. Please also include a curriculum vitae and full contact information of three references. Electronic submissions are required; please visit: http://unmjobs.unm.edu/. Posting #0832063. Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC) - Sociocultural Anthro. - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology in collaboration with the Curriculum in Global Studies at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in sociocultural anthropology at the rank of assistant professor. We seek applicants with a strong research and teaching portfolio with a special focus on migration issues. Areas of interest could include transnationalism, immigration and migration, human rights, migration and the US South, refugees, politics, health and migration, border cultures, and diasporic peoples. The geographic area of specialization is open. A willingness to engage students in local ethnographic fieldwork or internship projects and an interest in the professional practice of anthropology beyond the academy are encouraged. The successful applicant will divide curriculum responsibilities evenly between The Department of Anthropology and The Curriculum in Global Studies with regular responsibility for a graduate level course on migration for the interdisciplinary Global Studies MA program.

A PhD in Anthropology is required by the time of appointment July 1, 2016.

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 Global Studies graduate students, and prepared to actively contribute to the development of Global Studies.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference list to: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/83713. Please provide a list of four professional references including the names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers.

  • Application review will begin on November 1, 2015
  • Any news?
  • Request for further materials, underscored that they are not interviewing at the AAAs 11/17 (x3)
  • Any news?(12/17)
  • Has no one heard anything at all since the request for additional materials? (1/26)
  • Nope (1/26)
  • Campus visit is underway (1/26)
  • Rejection email (3/23)
  • Offer accepted 

University of North Carolina, Charlotte - TT Asst, Prof - Applied Anthropology - Deadline: Dec 15 2015 - PHONE / SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology with a specialization in Applied Anthropology. We seek a dynamic and broadly trained scholar to enhance our concentration in Applied Anthropology at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This position will begin August 15, 2016.

The Department of Anthropology at UNC Charlotte emphasizes four-field training for its students, and offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology with optional concentrations in Applied Anthropology at both levels.

Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. in anthropology in hand by the time of appointment; and demonstrated promise of effective teaching, excellence in scholarly publication, and potential to secure appropriate external funding. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach core graduate and undergraduate courses in Applied Anthropology (including ethnographic research methods, and electives according to their research focus). The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester.

Specific research, teaching, and outreach emphases within the field of applied anthropology might include, but are not limited to, urban anthropology, education, health, business, infrastructure, sustainability, migration/displacement/refugees, or international development. Geographical area is open, with preference given to scholars who will complement the departments current strengths.  We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research and community service has prepared them to contribute to the universitys commitment to diversity. Desirable qualities also include experience working in applied settings outside the academy, the potential to develop service learning opportunities, and the ability to contribute to the university's General Education curriculum.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. More than 28,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University.

As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master's degrees and graduate certificates, and 34 undergraduate degrees.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. It values diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.

  • Candidates should submit the following to https://jobs.uncc.edu [Position Number 002748]: (1) a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) one sample of professional writing; (4) the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on 15 December and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Professor Gregory Starrett, Search Committee Chair at gregory.starrett@uncc.edu, and view our departmental website at http://www.anthropology.uncc.edu/
  • See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000910132-01#sthash.xot4rmWY.dpuf
  • Any News? (1/7)
  • Invitation for telephone/skype interview (1/10)x2
  • Any news on campus visit? (2/12)
  • Any news? (3/11)

University of Oregon (OR) - TT Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of cultural anthropology to begin on September 16, 2016. We seek a cultural anthropologist who is ethnographically grounded, engaged with cultural theory, and informed in critical race studies. We have a preference for a medical anthropologist whose research may include a topical focus on the implications for culture and health in relation to one or more of the following: environment, migration, reproductive health, mental health/trauma and resilience, chronic disease, and global epidemics. We also value research in the medical anthropology area on how health and inequality are shaped by race, class, gender, sexuality and citizenship. Geographic specialization is open.

We are a three-field department on a quarter system; teaching load is five-courses per year. In addition to medical anthropology, the selected candidate will be expected to teach advanced cultural theory to graduate and undergraduate students; to train students in ethnographic research methods; to maintain a strong research profile and publication record; and to excel in teaching a student body diverse in race, gender, sexuality, socio-economic status, and nationality. PhD must be in hand by September 15, 2016.

Candidates should submit their applications electronically at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5956. Required materials include, a letter of application, C.V., two course syllabi (one at the graduate level, and the other at the undergraduate level), a writing sample (no more than 35 pages), and three letters of recommendation.

  • Screening of applications will begin on September 30 and close on October 31, 2015.
  • Invitation for Skype interview (11/5)
  • Campus visits were underway this month (1/26)

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Cultural Anthropology - 2 Positions - Deadline: 6 Nov. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Pittsburgh, Department Of Anthropology, invites applications for two tenure-stream positions in cultural anthropology, pending budgetary approval. We seek applicants for two positions (one at the level of assistant professor and one at open rank) whose research engages with: (1) medical anthropology, science and technology studies, or the intersection between these fields, or (2) circulation including shifting regimes of migration, finance, and language. Attention to issues of race, gender, and sexuality is welcome. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the study of Latin America, East Asia or Europe.

The successful candidates will be expected to pursue active programs of field research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute to existing programmatic strengths. The appointments will begin in September 2016 and candidates are required to have degree in hand by that time.

  • To receive full consideration, applications, including letters of reference, should be received by November 6, 2015.
  • This is most likely a double inside hire of two visiting faculty with these specialities who are already recipients of a major book manuscript prize and writing together on these related topics.
  • Also posted at Linguistic Anthropology 2015-2016
  • 11-8: I thought this position required letters upfront..
  • Email request received re: STS/medicine position (2 syllabi, research statement, writing sample)- 11/11
  • Email request received re: circulation (same mateirals as above)-11/11
  • Request for letters (but nothing else) x 1
  • Contacted to schedule AAA/Skype interview (11/14)
  • Campus interview scheduled (12/22)

University of Queensland, (Australia) - (TT) Lecturer - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: Nov. 8 2015Edit

The School of Social Science is seeking to appoint a continuing, full-time Lecturer in Anthropology, with an anticipated start date of 4 January 2016.  The successful applicant will engage in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and postgraduate thesis research supervision, and perform service and engagement activities associated with the School.  The role also involves conducting research, including bringing in external grant funding and publishing scholarly papers.

Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology and have the capacity to contribute to the growth of at least three of the identified priority fields in anthropology – Australian Indigenous studies; environmental anthropology; social impacts of resource development; applied and engaged anthropology; cultural heritage studies.  They must have experience in teaching anthropology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and have the capacity to develop expertise in innovative teaching, course design, and curriculum development. Applicants must demonstrate experience in leading research projects and obtaining research grants, and provide evidence of a strong publication record in high quality refereed outlets.

University of Tennessee (TN) - Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a full-time tenure-track cultural anthropologist, at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin August 1, 2016. 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. Desired areas of specialization include but are not limited to: climate change, conservation, development, environment, environmental justice, food (in)security and sustainability, medical anthropology, health disparities and intersections with gender, race, and/or ethnicity, and conflict and violence. Geographic focus is open but we especially desire candidates whose work addresses the intersections of disasters, displacement, human rights and any of the above foci in one or more of the following locations: North America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and/or indigenous nations.

Ability to teach research methods and involve students in research is expected. 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 Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. 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, utanthrosearch@utk.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, with initial interviews held at the American Anthropological Association meeting, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Applied, got an immediate (and rather friendly and courteous) response from the chair asking me whether I am planning to attend AAA. (31 October) x4
  • AAA interview scheduled. 12 November x 3
  • any post interviews contact?
  • Additional materials requested. 4 Dec x 2
  • Has anyone heard something?
  • Rejection email. 2.10
  • Invitation for campus visit 2.9
  • Offer made and accepted

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Anthropology/Native American and Indigenous Studies - Open Rank - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2015 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open rank faculty position in Native American and Indigenous studies to start in Fall 2016.

The successful candidate will show evidence of scholarly excellence commensurate with rank, of accomplished teaching, and of active engagement with indigenous and/or Native American theory and cultural-political practice.

We conceive of the field of Native American / indigenous studies broadly, in both geographic and identity terms, and we are especially interested in work that critically engages these very definitional questions both theoretically and practically. The new member of our faculty will join a vibrant anthropology department, and will be encouraged to participate actively in the formative phase of the University’s interdisciplinary Native American and Indigenous Studies program. The selected candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.

Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval. Background check conducted on applicant selected.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand and an established reputation of high quality research and publications. Applicants should also have a demonstrated record of effective classroom teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Please submit a cover letter detailing research and teaching expertise, a C.V., a publication, and the names and contact information for three references via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/32411)

Questions about application submission should be directed to adriana.d@austin.utexas.edu

  • Closing date: December 15, 2015.
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2015-2016
  • Any news concerning this search?
  • Any news? (2/7)
  • Additional Materials Requested (2/4)

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX) - Medical Anthropology Open Rank - Deadline: 6 Nov. 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for a faculty appointment in medical anthropology to begin Fall 2016. Rank is open. Preference will be given to candidates with geographic specialization in the US-Mexico borderland and/or Latin America. Research interests in the areas of environmental health, health disparities, Latino farm workers, and public health are preferred. Experience collaborating with community healthcare agencies or medical schools is a plus. In addition to courses in medical anthropology, applicants must be able to teach introductory courses in cultural anthropology. The candidate will have an active research agenda, be committed to quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, and engage in service. Prospects for effective teaching and development of a successful anthropological research agenda that involves publication, external grants, and community and student engagement are critical criteria in the selection process.

  • Applied (x1)
  • Any news here (x1)
  • No news in the Midwest (x1)
  • Anyone heard about campus visits? (1/27)
  • Campus visit scheduled for early Feb (1/28)
  • Congrats to you! When did you get the email? 
  • Anyone heard on an offer??? The waiting could kill a person.

University of Texas at San Antonio (TX) - Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthro. - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a cultural anthropologist with a specialization in environmental anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are interested in a scholar whose research complements existing departmental strengths in environment and health and can help build our BA, MA, and PhD programs.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology in hand at time of appointment; theoretically motivated research; desire and ability to contribute to growth and excellence of graduate programs broadly engaging environmental issues; desire and ability to educate and mentor anthropology students with either academic or applied career goals; and successful external granting and publication.

Preferred Qualifications: excellence in teaching; strong record of external funding; fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in anthropology; commitment to multidisciplinary anthropology; interests that complement existing faculty; potential to contribute to interdisciplinary areas of collaborative excellence; and record of service appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Responsibilities include: maintaining an active research program; teaching introductory courses in general anthropology and cultural anthropology, elective undergraduate courses and graduate courses in areas of specialization; mentoring graduate students in the department’s MA and PhD programs; department and college service.

Applicants must submit: letter of application that includes research, teaching, and service goals; a CV; sample publications; teaching evaluations if available; and the names, addresses, email, and phone numbers of three references. Applicants who are selected to interview must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States.

  • Electronic submission only. Send all application materials as PDFs to Carolyn Cochran (carolyn.cochran@utsa.edu). Please direct inquiries to Carolyn Cochran via email or by phone at (210) 458-4075. Applications must be received no later than October 15, 2015. Preliminary interviews are planned for the AAA meetings in Denver in November.
  • does anyone know how many publications they require? 
  • applied 10/15 (x2)
  • Request for AAA interview 11/2 (x2)
  • Rejection email 12/10
  • Campus interview scheduled 12/14

University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) - Asst. Professor - Health Studies - Anthropology (Environment and Health) - Deadline: Nov. 19 2015Edit

Position Title/Rank: Assistant Professor Health Studies Job Requisition # 1501192

Faculty: University of Toronto Scarborough

Deadline: November 19, 2015

The Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto at Scarborough invites applications for a tenure stream appointment with a primary focus in environment and health.  The successful candidate will be part of the Health Studies program.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2016.

We seek someone with a grounding in the health sciences who also has an understanding of social forces and conditions and will be at home in a Social Science department. The successful candidate will be able to speak across disciplinary boundaries and work alongside colleagues with divergent disciplinary approaches to the study of health and illness. She or he will be someone with an interest in environmental health, broadly speaking; familiar with an epidemiological approach; and comfortable with both quantitative and qualitative methods. Knowledge of toxicology would be of interest. 

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant area, such as Anthropology, Biology, or Epidemiology, by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. They must demonstrate a record of excellence in research and are expected to develop an independently funded research program. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. She or he will have an established or emerging record of scholarly accomplishment including publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, or will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field and strong endorsements by referees. The candidate should also have demonstrated excellence in teaching and graduate student supervision experience is an asset, as demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching materials submitted as part of the application.  

The successful candidate will teach large introductory and second year lecture courses as well as upper year seminars in the undergraduate Health Studies program at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The Health Studies program provides a strongly interdisciplinary look at health and enables students to gain either a BA or BSc degree. The successful candidate will contribute primarily to the BSc stream.  She or he also will become a full member of a tri-campus graduate department best suited to her or his area of scholarly focus, and will teach and supervise graduate students in that department.  Likely possibilities include but are not limited to the tri-campus graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences or the tri-campus graduate Department of Anthropology. There are also opportunities to participate in a variety of interdisciplinary programs and centres at the University of Toronto.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter outlining current and future research interests, full CV, writing sample, and teaching dossier (to include a statement of teaching philosophy). 

Submission guidelines are available at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.  We recommend combining documents into one or two files, preferably in PDF format, although MS Word format is also acceptable.

In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent by the closing date directly to Professor Michael Lambek, Chair, Department of Anthropology, by email to anthropology-ca@utsc.utoronto.ca . If you have questions about the position, please contact Ann-Marie Smith anthropology-ca@utsc.utoronto.ca . 

For more information on the graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, see http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/physsci/graduate-programs and on the graduate Department of Anthropology, see http://anthropology.utoronto.ca/graduate/    The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • The closing date for applications is November 19th, 2015.

University of Utah (UT) - Multiple Open Rank Positions - Families and Health (incl. Anthropology) - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2015Edit

As part of an interdisciplinary cluster hire, the University of Utah is seeking applicants for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions (open-rank) related to how the family system can be utilized to improve the health and well-being of individuals and families. Scholars will engage with a consortium that currently brings together faculty from 11 departments across 5 colleges. See http://www.utah.edu/faculty/c-fahr/. Positions will begin in July 2016.

All candidates should have an excellent and sustained record of research, a demonstrated ability to generate extramural funding, teaching interests in the area, and experience in working across disciplines commensurate with their career stage. Faculty appointments will be affiliated with one or more of the following departments and/or programs: Anthropology, Communications, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Family and Consumer Studies, Family and Preventive Medicine, Health Kinesiology and Recreation, Geography, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, and Huntsman Cancer Institute.

We anticipate at least three new hires with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

1) Quantitative Methods in the Study of Families and Health. Preferred emphases include statistical modeling of longitudinal data structures related to familial, life span, historical, or dyadic processes. Candidates must also have substantive research interests related to families and health (e.g., familial/genetic, social, psychological, communication, public policy, or economic mechanisms influencing health).
2) Family-Based Intervention and/or Dissemination and Implementation. Scholars who design, evaluate, implement, and/or disseminate family-based behavioral interventions related to health (e.g., improving family communication, clinical trials, health-care delivery, precision medicine, cost effectiveness).
3) Social Networks and Health. Scholars who have expertise in modeling social network processes (e.g., formation, diversity, or contagion in the context of the development or maintenance of physical health problems; diffusion and adoption of health-related information and behavior within and outside of family systems).
4) Diverse Families, Culture, and Social Determinants. Scholars devoted to studying how the health of families (beliefs, practices, needs, preferences, outcomes) is affected by their cultural, ecological, and economic contexts. Topics of particular interest include minority health, diverse family structures, global health, and understanding the mechanisms underlying socio-cultural differences in family health, including expertise with historically under-served and marginalized groups and/or rural populations.

The University of Utah is a PAC -12 institution located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. With an enrollment of 31,000 students, it is Utah’s flagship university and provides strong support for faculty research. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with adequate notice. For additional information about the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access see: http://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

  • Special Instructions for Candidates: Please submit a letter detailing the position(s) that you are interested in and your preferred home department(s). In addition, applicants should provide a CV, statements of research and teaching interests that address their experience and interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, and representative reprints or preprints of publications. Applicants should provide letters or the names, institutions, and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015. Positions open until filled. For inquiries, please contact Rebecca Utz (Rebecca.Utz@soc.utah.edu) or Cindy Berg (Cynthia.Berg@psych.utah.edu).

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Asian Studies - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015Edit

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, as part of its initiative to re-envision the study of the languages, cultures, and societies of Asia, is seeking to hire a TransAsia / transdisciplinary scholar with expertise in at least one South or Southeast Asian language, beginning August, 2016. Rank and area of specialization are open. The tenure home will reside in the newly- forming Department of Asian Studies. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the ability to cross disciplinary and cultural borders in their research and teaching, and who have the vision and skills to build new academic programs. A tenured appointment requires a proven record of excellence in research and teaching at all levels. Salary is competitive.

Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentially. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. UW-Madison is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose work addresses pressing issues of the day, in areas including but not limited to: digital humanities; literary, media, or cultural studies; qualitative and fieldwork-based social sciences on themes such as poverty, health, migration, human rights, and the environment; or religious studies.

  • To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2015.

Ursinus College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Ursinus College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  Anticipated Start Date:  Fall 2016. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach Introduction to Anthropology; Medical Anthropology; other introductory and advanced courses in the department; and one or both sections of the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE), the college’s first-year, liberal arts seminar. Ability to teach courses outside of one’s immediate area of expertise is also expected. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish an ongoing program of scholarly research, and to supervise student research projects, including honors theses. The annual teaching load will be 3-2.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements and Expectations:  We seek a broadly trained anthropologist who has an understanding of, and a commitment to, undergraduate, liberal arts education in a residential setting. The successful candidate will be someone who is prepared to take advantage of the kinds of interdisciplinary opportunities that are available in a joint anthropology and sociology department. Area of expertise and regional focus are open. A PhD must be earned prior to the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester.  

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates should upload a CV, a cover letter, and graduate and undergraduate transcripts to Interfolio. The cover letter should address your teaching philosophy, your research interests, and how you could contribute to a joint anthropology and sociology department at a small liberal arts college. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation uploaded to the same site. The cover letter and the letters of recommendation should be addressed to Dr. Jonathan L. Clark, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, Ursinus College, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville, PA 19426. Review of completed applications begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

  • The deadline for applications is November 15, 2015.
  • Phone interview requested (12/22) (x4)
  • Campus visits being scheduled (1/18)

Vassar College (NY) - Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Paleoanthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology at the time of appointment (or will receive their degree shortly thereafter), with specialization in the paleoanthropology of Africa, Asia, or Europe and preparation to teach human evolution and human-cultural-and-environmental interactions. Other areas of research and teaching may include race and diversity, evolution of cognition and symbolic behavior, primate behavior and functional morphology, and human health, sexuality, nutrition, and disease. The successful candidate will teach an introductory Anthropology course on human origins yearly and a course in the Environmental Studies multi-disciplinary program on a bi-annual basis. Teaching load in the first year is four courses; after that it is five courses per year. Vassar’s Anthropology department is a four-fields department.

Vassar faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios, and through individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City.

To apply, please visit: https://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51918

to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should submit a cover letter outlining qualifications, vita, research and teaching statements, a writing sample, an unofficial graduate transcript, and the names of three academic references.

  • To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
  • 3.12. Offer made and accepted.

Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) - Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 14 June 2015Edit

Applications are invited from anthropologists for a Lecturer in the Cultural Anthropology Programme within the School of Social and Cultural Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. This is a permanent position and commences in mid-January 2016. The successful applicant for the lecturer position will have a PhD in anthropology, experience of teaching at a tertiary level and a developing research profile, which includes evidence of scholarly publications. The successful applicant in will be expected to develop new areas of teaching in the anthropology of development, Oceania and applied anthropology, as well as contributing to the core courses in anthropology. Supervision of postgraduate research will also be expected.

Further information can be obtained from Prof Brigitte Bonisch Brednich, Head of School, Social and Cultural Studies, email Brigitte.Bonisch-Brednich@vuw.ac.nz, phone +64 4 463 6528

Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment at http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

For more information and to apply online visit http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers

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  • Applications close midnight New Zealand time, 14 June 2015.
  • Recection via e-mail late July.

Wayne State University (MI) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Wayne State University announces a full-time, tenured/tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Medical Anthropology (specialization open) beginning fall semester, 2016. We seek candidates who can build on existing departmental and university-wide strengths by taking innovative approaches to the anthropological study of health and illness.

The successful candidate should have a theoretically motivated research program, a record of publication, a history of and potential for securing external funding, and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring. The selected candidate will be expected to take responsibility for introductory, upper-level, and graduate courses in Medical Anthropology, required core courses in the four-field curriculum, and to recruit and advise Medical Anthropology undergraduate and graduate students. Expertise in urban and in community based participatory research desired.

The WSU Medical Anthropology Program, an internationally recognized graduate specialization with an extensive history of external research funding, is the former home to the Medical Anthropology Quarterly.

Wayne State, a leading urban research university, law school and medical school, is located in the Detroit Cultural Center and serves a diverse student body. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

  • All applicants must apply to the WSU’s Online Hiring System at https://jobs.wayne.edu; refer to posting #041348. Please submit a letter of interest, CV, writing sample and contact information for three references. Review of completed applications begins October 15, 2015 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Submissions before this date are welcomed. Applications received by 10/15/15 will receive full consideration. WSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
  • NOTES: Additional Salary Information: Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications (Ph.D. required; all candidates who are ABD must have degree in hand before August 19, 2016).http://careercenter.aaanet.org/jobs/7519847/medical-anthropologist
  • Request for letters of recomenndation and invitation for Skype or AAA interview (11/4) x3
  • any news following skype or AAA interview?
  • Has anyone heard anything from Wayne State yet after their Skype/AAA interivew? (12/8)
  • Campus interview scheduled
  • Any news? 03/11/2016
  • Offer accepted

Western Washington University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2015 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

About the Position: The Department of Anthropology at Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 2016. The successful candidate will have a broad scholarly acquaintance with applied human health aspects of political economy, and a geographic focus on the Pacific Rim, with a preferred emphasis on China. Of particular interest are candidates with interdisciplinary teaching experience and familiarity with cultural diversity.

Position Responsibilities: Courses to be taught including appropriate peoples courses, quantitative methods, applied anthropology, as well as more specialized courses in the major, interdisciplinary and graduate programs. High quality teaching is emphasized, but research and engagement in service are also expected.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology; Specialization in applied anthropology with a human health and Pacific Rim focus; Demonstrated scholarship; Demonstrated experience conducting community-based research in indigenous communities; Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, and interest in helping students develop communication skills; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in applied health; Geographic focus on China; Interdisciplinary teaching experience.

Application Instructions and Requested Documents: All application materials must be submitted electronically via Western's Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE) at http://www.wwu.edu/jobs.

Please include a curriculum vitae, syllabi and related teaching material, teaching evaluations, sample publications and a list of three references. Other Information: Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Todd Koetje, at Todd.Koetje@wwu.edu

Job Posted: 9/2/2015

  • Any news? (12/8)
  • Skype interview request (1/22)

Yale-NUS College (SGP) - TT Faculty Position in Anthropology - Reviews begin: 9 Nov 2015 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, is seeking to hire a tenure track faculty member in social or cultural anthropology. This search is at the assistant professor rank. Candidates with suitable experience may be considered for tenure at the associate professor rank.

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. Research and teaching would ideally build on the strengths of Yale-NUS College and complements the areas of specialization of the existing faculty.  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.

To apply, please submit the following materials for full consideration: CV; statements on research, teaching and contribution to curriculum; and three letters of reference via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS .

  • Review of applications will begin on November 9, 2015 in anticipation of the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, and continue through December 2015.  For general inquiries please refer to http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg or e-mail yale-nus.college@yale.edu. The College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.  For additional information about Yale-NUS College, living in Singapore, and the faculty hiring process, including submission guidelines, we invite you to our web site at: http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/careers/faculty/academic-appointments
  • Request for AAA interviews (11/13)
  • Invitations sent out for campus visits (1/11)
  • On-campus interviews (Feb 2016)

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Bard College - One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Bard College invites applications for a full time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Cultural Anthropology, to begin in August 2016. Areas of specialization are open, but the ideal candidate’s work will complement existing strengths in race, environment, and media.

The successful candidate will have a commitment to quality, innovative undergraduate teaching at a liberal arts college including advising senior theses; maintaining an active research program; contributing to the general education curriculum; and engaging with the life of the college. Candidates must complete the PhD by July 2016.

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience including course syllabi, a writing sample (maximum of 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/33378.

  • Applications must be received by February 1, 2016 to receive full consideration. For more information on the Anthropology Program at Bard, visit http://anthropology.bard.edu or contact Laura Kunreuther at kunreuth@bard.edu.
  • Skype interview (x1) 
  • Has anyone heard anything after skype interview? 

Bennington College - One-Year Visiting Faculty Member Position in Anthropology for 2016-2017Edit

Bennington College seeks an anthropology for a visiting position for the academic year 2016-17. Area of concentration is open, and of particular interest are scholars who complement Bennington's current social science offerings. Geographical focus outside of Africa and South Asia is preferred. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per term. A Master's Degree is required; PhD is preferred.

Bennington is a residential liberal arts college distinguished by its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students toward self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity - in community and in curriculum - are vital to achieving those aims.

To apply, please submit, online, at https://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk063uc: a curriculum vitae; letter of application that describes teaching experience; description of the courses that you would be interested in offering; and names and contact information of three references.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. [posted 4/1/16]
  • Skype interview weeks ago but no follow-up. Anyone hear anything?

Carleton College (MN) - VAP - Environmental Anthropology - Deadline: 10 March 2016Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton College invites applications for a one year visiting appointment in socio-cultural anthropology with an emphasis on environmental anthropology. The position commences September 1, 2016 and the teaching load consists of five courses. The successful candidate will be required to teach Introduction to Anthropology and additional courses in their substantive areas of expertise. The individual we seek is dedicated to excellent teaching in a liberal arts environment, welcomes opportunities to work one-on-one with students, and is committed to teaching students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Preference will be given to candidates with either a Ph.D. or advanced ABD status by September 1, 2016.

Application Documents: To apply, please visit the Carleton College website at http://jobs.carleton.edu to complete the online application, including a letter of intent, c.v., statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references.

  • Review of applications will begin on March 10, 2016. Carleton College is a highly selective liberal arts college that is home to a community of teacher/scholars devoted to the teaching and mentoring of approximately 2000 students chosen from a diverse pool of national and international applicants. To learn more about our Sociology and Anthropology Department, please visit http://apps.carleton.edu/curricular/soan/.

Edinboro University (PA) - Urgent Temporary Faculty positions - Spring Semester 2016Edit

Edinboro University in northwestern Pennsylvania is looking to hire a 0.25 FTE position in anthropology to teach one section of our upper division course Anthropological Theory (ANTH381).  The position will carry a salary of approximately $5,800. We also anticipate that we will be need temporary faculty to instruct courses in ANTH220 Museum Ethics, a general education course, as well as upper division courses in Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (ANTH310) and Introduction to Physical Anthropology (ANTH385) due to an emergency medical leave. Remuneration for these courses would be prorated according to the portion of the semester for which coverage is needed (likely 6-12+ weeks). A normal load at Edinboro University is 4 courses per semester, and we have the flexibility to hire temporary faculty to teach a single or multiple courses. Our Spring Semester runs from January 19, 2016-May 6, 2016. Temporary faculty positions do require a Master’s degree in anthropology, but ABD is preferred. 

  • Please contact Dr. Lenore Barbian, Anthropology Program Director, at lbarbian@edinboro.edu for additional information.

Grinnell College (IA) - Department of Anthropology - One Year Position - Deadline: 26 Feb. 2016 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year appointment in cultural anthropology beginning Fall 2016. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.

Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), A syllabus for introductory course based around a topic that will be examined from a four-subfields perspective (some current examples include family, race, migration, community, inequality, health) and a syllabus for an intermediate course in an area of specialization, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Brigittine French at [ AnthropologySearch@grinnell.edu ] or 641-269-4343.

  • To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 26, 2016.
  • Scheduling Phone Interviews (3/4)

New York University (USA: NY) - European Studies (Non-TT Faculty Fellow) - Deadline: 31 Jan. 2016Edit

  • Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow (Full Time Non Tenure Track)
  • The initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2016, 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/Mediterranean politics, anthropology, sociology, or contemporary or recent European/Mediterranean history. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and/or teaching interests concerning the European Union and/or political, economic and social relations and developments in Europe.
  • Responsibilities include teaching three courses per year (including undergraduate and graduate seminars), and a significant role in advising theses (for both MA students and undergraduate seniors). Student advising is a key component of this position.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and excellence in teaching, and have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than 2011.
  • Closing Date: All posts close at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on the date listed - 01-31-2016.

North Carolina State University (NC) - Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar - Deadline: 1 April 2016Edit

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in anthropology. The Teaching Scholar should specialize in cultural anthropology with a preference for a topical area that contributes to the areas of medical anthropology or design anthropology. Ability to teach upper division courses in the candidate’s specialty, and some experience in teaching introductory courses in cultural anthropology is preferred. Successful applicants should demonstrate motivation to teach and mentor undergraduate students, and show evidence of an ability to publish research in their substantive specialty. The Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar will be expected to teach two courses each semester and the Scholar will also be expected to pursue their own research agenda. Funding for this position is expected to last one year with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants must enter the NCSU HR portal with this link:[http:// https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/65781 https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/65781] . CV, Cover letter and Teaching Evals, if available are requested.  

  • Deadline: 1 April 2016.
  • Anyone hear anything?

Princeton University (NJ) - 3 Yr. Postdoctoral Research Associate - Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2016 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a three-year residential postdoctoral research associate position in sociocultural anthropology, to begin in July, 2016. Individuals who received the PhD in 2014 or later are eligible to apply; the PhD is required for appointment.

We seek ethnographically and theoretically engaged scholars whose research, teaching and advising promise to expand the range of inquiry in our department and in the discipline by interrelating international and U.S. ethnography in novel ways. We especially welcome scholars whose ethnographic research advances understandings of transnationalism as a dimension of social life -- e.g., studies grounded in experiences of diaspora, education, governance, migration, religion, rights claiming, war, the professions, or fields of knowledge. We are interested in scholars of unusual promise and originality who plan to pursue faculty positions after completing the third year of the appointment. The successful candidate will be appointed for three years, reviewed annually contingent upon satisfactory performance. In addition to salary and benefits, the postdoctoral research associate will be provided with an annual research fund. Postdoctoral research associates are eligible to apply for additional research funds from the University. In addition to pursuing a personal research agenda, responsibilities will include teaching two courses each year (one each semester) and some advising of undergraduate majors' independent work. The courses will consist of our introductory course (Anthropology 201: "Foundational concepts in anthropology") and a seminar related to the researcher's research interests. The seminar may vary each year; we would not expect more than three course preparations over the six semesters of the fellowship (i.e., the annual offering of "Foundations" and two different seminars). Teaching and advising are contingent upon approval from the Dean of the Faculty. The researcher will be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the department and University during the full tenure of the appointment; the researcher will be provided with mentorship and opportunities to share work in progress. Applicants should apply online and submit a cover letter summarizing their teaching and research interests, and research goals for the next three years. Application dossiers should also include a full cv, names and contact information for four referees, a writing sample (e.g., one or two dissertation chapters), and syllabi for two undergraduate courses in sociocultural anthropology (as outlined above). Applicants who are currently graduate students should provide evidence of their progress toward timely completion of the degree in the form of a letter from their department or committee chair, or their director of graduate studies.

Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee, Department of Anthropology Applications must be submitted online (this site) at: http://jobs.princeton.edu.This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Further information about the department - including the current faculty's areas of teaching and research -- can be found at http://www.princeton.edu/anthropology/.

  • The deadline for applications is January 15, 2016, at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Letters and Foundational Concepts syllabus requested by email 2/10. (x2)
  • Invitation for campus visit requested by email 2/18.
  • Any news about more campus visits? (2/28)
  • Offer made and accepted (3/9)

Roanoke College (VA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies - Review begins 22 Jan 2016Edit

We seek an applicant committed to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment to participate in our rapidly growing Environmental Studies Program.  A Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, similar interdisciplinary environmental program, or closely related field, must be in hand or expected by August 2016.  This is a one-year position, beginning in August of 2016, which meets an ongoing staffing need (not a sabbatical replacement).  Renewal for a second-year is possible.

The ideal applicant will have scholarly training in the Environmental Humanities, or crosscutting the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences, or in the Environmental Social Sciences in areas that complement existing faculty expertise.  Some examples of desired expertise include environmental justice, environmental conflict resolution, cultural aspects of sustainability and natural resource management, sustainable livelihoods, environmental communication, climate change and society, environmental law, political ecology, cultural ecology, or landscape history.  Ability to draw connections, based on research or practitioner experience, across local, regional, national and international environmental issues preferred, as is use of spatial analysis and/or GIS in research.We seek a highly collaborative individual who would work enthusiastically with colleagues in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities on teaching and program development.  The hire will work on team-development of an Introductory Environment and Culture course that forms part of our three course introduction to the major and minor, as well as teach qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies in upper-level courses.

The successful applicant will teach and participate in the development of 6 classes per year, including courses in the distinctive inquiry-based general education program of Roanoke College.  Excellent teaching and a strong commitment to scholarly or creative work is expected. Experience or interest in participating in team-teaching, community engagement, field experiences, and other innovative learning designs is desired. We seek an energetic colleague who will engage with students in our growing program and has a strong motivation to provide experiential learning opportunities for our students. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  In cover letters, applicants are encouraged to address their potential contribution to the promotion of diversity at Roanoke College.   

  • Review of applications will begin January 22, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and goals, unofficial copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and the contact information for three references to: enst_search@roanoke.edu.  References will not be contacted until the search advances, but at that point letters of reference will be required, upon two weeks’ notice.  When offer of position is made, official copies of all transcripts will be needed.

Rollins College (FL) - Visiting Asst. Professor of Cultural Anthro. (China) - Deadline: 1 Feb. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Rollins College invites applications for a one year, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology position beginning in August 2016.

We are seeking a cultural anthropologist with a geographical specialization in China. Applicants with interests in urban studies, youth cultures, or popular culture of China are especially welcome to apply. Applicants should be committed to excellent undergraduate teaching and to the liberal arts.

The position requires teaching three courses per semester, including Cultural Anthropology, and applicants should be willing to contribute to Rollins’ Asian Studies program.

Applicants must have PhD in hand by June 1, 2016. Teaching experience is preferred.

Applicants must apply online via this website and upload the following materials: (1) cover letter, including a statement of teaching philosophy and interest in a career at liberal arts institution (2) curriculum vita (3) contact information for three references

  • All applications must be submitted by February 1, 2016.

Southern Methodist University (TX)- Visiting Lecturer, Cultural Anthropology- Deadline: Oct. 1, 2016Edit

Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology (Position Number 00052572)

The SMU Department of Anthropology invites applications to fill a position as a Visiting Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology for Spring semester 2016. The position will start January 1, 2016. The lectureship may be renewed for the academic year 2016-2017 depending on funding and departmental needs. We envision the ideal candidate teaching Introductory Cultural Anthropology (a larger lecture class with TA assistants) as well as a range of other undergraduate courses in his/her area of topical and regional. We are particularly interested in individuals who might be able to teach courses on the anthropology of religion, the anthropology of gender, the anthropology of migration, and/or cultural diversity in American life. We are also interested in an individual who might be able to teach an undergraduate field methods class or perhaps an undergraduate/graduate class in applied anthropology. The teaching load for this position is 3 courses each semester.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in anthropology at the time of appointment. Individuals with undergraduate teaching experience are preferred.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Caroline B. Brettell, Chair, Search Committee/Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275 (cbrettel@smu.edu) with a copy to Pamela Hogan (phogan@smu.edu). Applications should include a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests, a current CV, teaching evaluations, and contact information for three references.

  • To ensure full consideration for the position the application must be received by October 1, 2015.

Texas A&M University (TX) - Instructional Assistant Professor (long term/renewable) - Review Begins: 15 Oct. 2015 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a renewable, non-tenure track position as an Instructional Assistant Professor beginning August 2016. Salary commensurate with qualifications. We seek an energetic scholar who can bridge anthropology and collections management to collaborate with our faculty and advise undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to manage the department’s Anthropological Research Collections (including lithic, ceramic, glass, metal, faunal, and floral material; project documents and photographs; and human skeletal remains), teach four courses each year in anthropology and/or museum studies including the introductory “Museums and Their Functions” course and a for-credit museum internship course coordinated with area museums; coordinate the consultation process required by the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA); provide research and collections management experiences for graduate and undergraduate students; prepare grant proposals to enhance the condition and usability of the collections; and advise undergraduate students on graduate programs in museum studies.

Qualifications: Applicants are required to have a PhD in Anthropology or related discipline at the time of application, demonstrated experience in collections management and anthropology and be qualified to teach a range of undergraduate courses in anthropology and museum studies. Previous experience in managing collections in a museum or archaeological collections facility, experience in the NAGPRA consultation process, and teaching experience will be considered as strengths in the search process. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas A&M.

  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching evaluations, and contact information for three references preferably as a single pdf file by email or mail to Dr. David Carlson (dcarlson@tamu.edu), Chair, Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Mailstop 4352, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4352.
  • Review of applications will begin Oct 12, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Archaeology Jobs 2015-2016
  • Skype interviews have started (11/9)

University of Maryland (MD) - Postdoctoral Associate - Review begins: Nov. 16, 2015Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland solicits applications for a postdoctoral researcher for an 18-month term beginning in January 2016. The position supports interdisciplinary research on two pilot projects working at the nexus of global climate change, cultural heritage, resource management, and governance. The Postdoctoral Associate will analyze socio-environmental relationships (past and present) related to water use and water security in the Middle East and North Africa region as part of an international multidisciplinary climate research team, whose purpose is to develop a regional center for water research and modeling. Job duties will involve travel to the MENA region. The Postdoctoral Associate will also investigate governance issues for cultural heritage resources in the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation, including carbon management in heritage sites and practices.

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in anthropology or a related field, with specialization in environmental change and/or cultural heritage, and have a demonstrable record of research and publication. Candidates should have a strong background in interdisciplinary research methods and/or working in multidisciplinary teams. In addition to conducting research on these topics, the successful candidate will contribute to major grant proposals, so applications should demonstrate previous funding success and/or experience in grant writing. 

  • Candidates should send the following information: (1) a letter of application that details their experience and research interests, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three references, and (4) two writing samples.  Electronic submission only to https://ejobs.umd.edu (Position #113893).

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (WI) - Visiting Lecturer (Renewable) - Review begins April 8, 2016Edit

The Departments of Sociology, Criminology & Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies within the College of Letters & Sciences seek a one-year, full-time Academic Staff member beginning August 24, 2016. This position is potentially renewable.

JOB DETAILS: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses for the departments of Women's & Gender Studies and Sociology, Criminology & Anthropology. The successful candidate will teach a 5/4 course load in the 2016-17 academic year.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree in Anthropology or Women's and Gender Studies at the start of employment is required. Applicants at the ABD status may be considered as well. Experience working with a diverse population is a plus. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach the following courses: Women & Men in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Anthropological Theory, Cultural Anthropology and our General Education Program course, Individual & Society.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

For questions regarding the position please contact: Dr. JoEllen Burkholder, Search Committee Chair, 262/472-5776, burkholj@uww.edu This Job ID # is: 11569. To Apply and submit documents please visit http://www.uww.edu.

  • FOR CONSIDERATION: Applications received by April 8, 2016 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration. If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact Kathy Fellows at 262-472-1042 or fellowsk@uww.edu.

Utah State University (UT) - Temporary Instructor in Applied Cultural Anthropology - Review date March 24, 2016 Edit

The Anthropology Program of the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology at Utah State University invites applications for an Instructor with expertise in Applied Cultural Anthropology for a one-year term position beginning Aug 1, 2016. The position may be renewable for up to three years, depending upon availability of continued funding. Areas of specialization should include any combination of the following: medical anthropology, global/international health, international development, political ecology and/or health economics. We especially welcome candidates whose interests complement those of the current faculty. Geographical area of interest is open to all areas of the world except Latin America. The position is available Aug 1, 2016 and salary is $30,500.

  • Review of applications will begin March 24th, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online (jobs.usu.edu, search for position #994553) and should include a letter of application describing interest in and qualifications for the position, complete curriculum vita, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness and/or readiness, and names/contact information of three references.

Washington College (MD) - Visiting Assistant Professor of AnthropologyEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Washington College seeks a dynamic cultural anthropologist for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position. Geographical and cultural specializations are open. The ability to teach any of the following upper level courses is a plus, although we are open to other exciting ideas: myth and ritual, nutritional anthropology, business/corporate anthropology, or linguistics. In addition to upper level courses, the successful candidate will teach at least one section of introduction to cultural anthropology each semester. The successful candidate will also contribute one course to the college-wide first year writing and research program ( http://wac.washcoll.edu/grw101.php ). Pending budgetary approval, this one-year position at the rank of Assistant Professor begins August 15, 2016. PhD required. The expected teaching load is 4-4, and the candidate will mentor undergraduate students and supervise senior theses. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence.

Washington College is a selective liberal arts college of 1450 students located in historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The college is located on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and is within easy driving distance of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Among the benefits offered by Washington College are domestic partner benefits, paid maternity/paternity leave, and faculty development opportunities. Applicants can learn more about the College at www.washcoll.edu and more about the Anthropology Program at https://www.washcoll.edu/departments/anthropology/ .

To apply, please submit electronic copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, graduate transcript, and the names of three references through our online portal Consensus, at: https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp . If you have more than one document you would like to include under "Other Documentation," please combine them into one Word (.docx) or PDF file and upload under "Attach Other Document." Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAA meetings in Denver, CO on November 18-21, 2015.


Whittier College (CA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology - June 15, 2016 (for full consideration)Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Whittier College is currently seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology for a one-year replacement position for the 2016-17 Academic Year. It is possible the position will be extended for a second year. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., however, we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. We are looking for a Sociocultural Anthropologist with research and teaching interests in either East Asia, the Pacific Rim/Islands, or any area of Africa. The person will teach ethnographic methods, lower-division courses in their regional area, and upper-division courses in other aspects of their expertise.

Whittier College is an independent, four-year college distinguished by its small size, nationally-recognized liberal arts curriculum, strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs, a high-quality faculty, and a diverse student body.  The College, located in scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty and is therefore an AA/EOE employer.

  • Applicants should submit a CV and short cover letter as a single PDF document via email to sal johnston at sjohnston@whittier.edu, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, but those received before June 15, 2016 will be given full consideration. 

See Also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2015-16Edit

Professional PositionsEdit

Syracuse University (NY) - Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs -Associate Director of the Qualitative Data RepositoryEdit

The Associate Director is responsible for managing repository operations in accordance with the vision of the  Director. Specifically, s/he builds timelines for, manages, and assures continued progress of all initiatives and projects related to web site content (drafting, revising, and overseeing publication) and data management (overseeing the data deposit, curation, and publication processes). S/he also designs and implements creative strategies to recruit  users and to encourage the deposit and download of data to/from , and manages interactions with users and (eventually) member institutions. This highly visible position requires close coordination with all technical and non-technical staff; networking within the U.S. and international data science communities to strategically insert into existing networks and conversations; and interaction with social scientists from across the United States and around the world. This is an opportunity to take part in developing and building an important aspect of the U.S. data-management infrastructure.

  • In addition to submitting an online application, a resume, cover letter and a list of professional references must be attached for full consideration.
  • Deadline: 10/28.


DiscussionEdit

Special Request: Information about HiresEdit

A special request: This article highlights some interesting trends in the music theory job market, and it’s only possible because of the way academic musicians use this wiki: when they accept a job offer, they post their name, where and when they earned their PhD, and what job they’re moving from. I’d like to do something similar for anthropology, but it depends on you. If you’d like to help us understand who gets which jobs and how quickly, please consider posting your name and info when you accept an offer. Thanks! DanielG_AAA (talk) 17:46, March 21, 2016 (UTC)

Who is on this page for the '15-'16 search?Edit

ABD - Looking for first job / postdoc: 20

PhD - Looking for first job: 10

Have a job, looking for new one ... 8

adjunct: 4
visiting assistant professor: 6
lecturer: 5
postdoc: 16
tenure track: 8
tenured: 1
other faculty: 1 (scholar-in-residence)
outside academia:
dual career:
educ. admin:
post postdoc (unemployed):
research staff:
participant observer (ABD learning the ropes before diving in): 1
ABD and adjunct at university (not where I'm ABD): 3

Have a job, not looking for new one (lurking):2

Search committee member observing discussion:

A Running List of Schools Requesting Reference Letters Upfront (Contrary to AAA Career Center Request)Edit

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 four 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:

  1. Michigan State, James Madison College and Lyman Briggs College
  2. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Asian Studies 
  3. Amherst College
  4. Haverford College
  5. The College of William & Mary
  6. University of Oregon
  7. Columbia University
  8. University of Toronto Scarborough
  9. University of Pittsburgh
  10. Teachers College, Columbia University
  11. Columbia University
  12. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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