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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY JOBS - 2016-2017

Page for academic positions in Cultural Anthropology that start in 2017.

Last year's page: Cultural Anthropology 2015-2016

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See also: Archaeology Jobs 2016-2017, Linguistic Anthropology 2016-2017, and  Biological Anthropology 2016-2017

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Aarhus University (DK) - Associate Professor - Anthropology of Bureaucracy - Deadline: 10 Aug. 2016Edit

The School of Culture and Society at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for an associate professorship in anthropology and ethnography. The associate professorship is a permanent position which begins on 1 April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The appointment is at Aarhus University, based at the Faculty of Arts, Moesgaard Alle 20, DK-8270 Højbjerg, Denmark.

The position: We are seeking an innovative and dedicated candidate who will contribute to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange.

The associate professor is expected to be an anthropologist who specialises in the anthropology of social policy and bureaucracy in the public sector based on extensive field research.

Research: The School of Culture and Society emphasises high-quality research and attaches great importance to interdisciplinary collaboration, participation in collective research projects, and the ability to attract external research funding. Research qualifications will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality and academic output, e.g. the number of publications published in internationally recognised, peer-reviewed journals or compatible high-ranking series published by internationally recognised publishing houses.

We are particularly interested in a candidate with substantial research interests in the anthropology of social policy and bureaucracy, especially as these are established, practised and understood in relation to the public sector. While the position is not limited to any region in particular, a documented research interest in the workings of the Danish welfare state is an advantage.

Education: The associate professor will teach and supervise students in Danish and English at all levels (BA, MA and PhD) and will be expected to participate in curriculum development as well as the application of innovative teaching methods and collaborative student involvement.

Talent development: The associate professor will be expected to contribute to talent development not only within the anthropology of social policy and bureaucracy but also more generally within anthropology. He/she will supervise PhD students as well as teaching and developing PhD courses.

Knowledge exchange: The successful applicant will be expected to exchange knowledge with various sectors of society outside the university, and to contribute actively to the general public debate in areas related to the position. Furthermore, applicants are expected to have experience of cooperation with non-academic partners.

For further information about the position, please contact Jens Seeberg, Head of the Department of Anthropology, email: jseeberg@cas.au.dk.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in anthropology as well as documented teaching qualifications equivalent to those acquired in an assistant professorship. Applicants must furthermore be able to document: An internationally oriented publication profile in the anthropology of social policy and bureaucracy Relevant and comprehensive field experience; Experience of participation in collective research projects; Teaching experience in areas of relevance to the anthropology of social policy and bureaucracy, as well as mastery of academic English in the classroom; Experience of interdisciplinary cooperation; Experience of and interest in attracting external research funding; Experience of supervising student projects and an interest in researcher talent development; Experience of cooperation with non-academic partners.

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 submitted in English.

For more information about the application please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, email mbb@au.dk.

Research environment: The Aarhus researchers are committed to the anthropological tradition that combines empirical research based on detailed ethnographic fieldwork, both in Denmark and the rest of the world, with theoretical, historical and comparative analysis. Basic research encompasses all dimensions of the anthropological discipline: a broad engagement with cross-disciplinary theories about what it means to be human, detailed methodological reflections on the basic and changing conditions of fieldwork, thorough engagement with thematic and regional specialities, as well as continuing experimentation with anthropological forms of representation (in writing and museum displays, audio-visually and through the internet).

For a more detailed description of the programme, please visit this website: http://kandidat.au.dk/en/anthropology/ School of Culture and Society: At the School of Culture and Society the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space: From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research; From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies; From familiar Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds; From local questions to global challenges.

The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education.

For a more detailed description of the school, please see this website: http://cas.au.dk/en/about-the-school/departments/anthropology/

Qualification requirements: Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities: Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order). Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations . Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities . Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in Applicant Guidelines. The application must outline the applicant's motivation for applying for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and no more than eight examples of academic production. Please upload this material electronically along with your application. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Adelphi University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor (pref. Cultural Anthropology) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016Edit

Anthropology Assistant Professor Tenure-track 2017-2018 The Department of Anthropology Adelphi University New York invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2017. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology with an established research profile peer-reviewed publications (preferred) external funding experience and proven record of teaching excellence. Preference will be given to a candidate with geographic interests in North America. Ideally the candidate will have experience working with Native American communities and engaging students in field research. While the sub discipline and research areas are open the Department seeks a candidate with strong experience in teaching introductory and mid-level courses in Cultural Anthropology and facilitating undergraduate research. The candidate should be prepared to teach two introductory courses in Cultural Anthropology and one upper level course in the area of specialty per semester. This may include fieldwork methods theory courses that accommodate the four fields and courses on anthropology of food indigenous food economies indigenous cultures and traditions and issues of cultural preservation and revitalization. The Department of Anthropology at Adelphi University is highly collegial and seeks a faculty member who will welcome the opportunity to participate in the life of a growing program and vibrant university community. A candidate who can attract students and whose research and teaching interests are complementary with the Department?s strengths is encouraged to apply. Further a candidate with a background in teaching a diverse student population and openness to new teaching pedagogies and interdisciplinary collaborations is strongly preferred. Teaching load is 3/3 with opportunities for research releases. Applicants are requested to provide a cover letter curriculum vitae one page statement of teaching philosophy one page synopsis of research interests and the names and contact details for three references. Candidates invited for a campus visit in Spring 2017 will be requested to submit a copy if available of an under-review or peer-reviewed article or book chapter.

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is December 1 2016.
  • Anyone know anything about this place?
  • It's in Long Island, the campus is fairly nice - the student body is quite international, a lot of non-traditional and working students. There seem to be a lot of administrative responsibilities for faculty and the teaching loads are high. (source: my mom teaches here) 

American University (DC) - TT Asst. Professor - Urban - Deadline: Open Until Filled - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for one full-time, tenure-line position to begin September 1, 2017. We are seeking an anthropologist who focuses on urban contexts and populations. All sub-disciplines of anthropology (e.g., cultural, linguistic, archaeology, medical and biological anthropology) will be considered for this position. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2017 in the field of Anthropology. This one position will be filled at either the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

We welcome applications from candidates who are at once committed to public engagement in their research and scholarship and whose work is explicit in its use of social theory and rigorous qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. The successful candidate’s research will focus on processes of social and economic marginalization among communities and other social groups, with particular interest in one or more of the following: environmental degradation and ruin; disparities in access to quality public education; poverty, class, and citizenship struggles; public health, disease, and medical crises; and community and state security in the city and suburbia. For this position, we would particularly welcome applicants who have worked on the United States. We will also pay special attention to those who work in Washington D.C. region or elsewhere on the East Coast or those who have conducted other urban research and demonstrate a well-developed research agenda clearly linking previous work to future research in the Washington D.C area and/or broader East Coast region. The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong teaching record, and share the department’s commitment to collaboration among fields within anthropology and across disciplines within the University. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school and university activities. The successful applicant for Assistant Professor will demonstrate the potential for external research funding. The successful applicant for Associate Professor will demonstrate that they have already received significant external funding for their research.

Candidates should apply for either Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank. In the case of Associate Professor rank, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring, depending on their qualifications.

  • Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Please submit applications via: https://apply.interfolio.com/36870. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), copies of recent published papers or working papers, and the names of three persons willing to provide letters of recommendation. Please contact Jean Wogaman, Senior Administrative Assistant, 202-885-1838 or wogaman@american.edu if you have any questions. [posted 8/24/16]
  • Just reached out and asked what's going on.  They're doing campus interviews at present.  
  • Campus?! So it must be an internal position?
  • Campus?! So it must be an internal position?

American University in Cairo (EGYPT) - TT Asst. Professor - Socio-Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: Nov. 1Edit

About The American University in Cairo: Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs.  AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.</span></p>

The Anthropology Program, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology (SAPE ), at the American University in Cairo invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Socio-Cultural Anthropology to begin in Fall 2017. We seek applicants who will enrich the regional focus of the program and whose research and teaching engages with the Middle East and North Africa and its diverse connections with sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, or Europe and the Americas. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to: STS, art and visual anthropology, cultures of precarity and risk. 

Duties will include teaching across a range of courses from introductory undergraduate anthropology courses, upper level undergraduate courses in area of specialization, graduate seminars in socio-cultural theory and research methods in a joint Sociology-Anthropology MA program, as well as service to the Unit, Department and University.

Requirements: Applicants must have an active research and publishing program, demonstrated excellence in teaching and PhD in hand at time of appointment.

Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor - Social Science Research Methods - Deadline: Nov. 7 2016 - LONGLISTINGEdit

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with advanced expertise in social science research methods, including statistics. Anticipated start date is August 2017. This position is part of a cluster of hires, in collaboration with ASU’s Institute for Social Science Research (https://issr.asu.edu),to advance the university’s global leadership in social science methods innovation and training. We seek applicants with an established record of research that deploys advanced social science research methods to study pressing social questions that fit the intellectual mission of the School (https://shesc.asu.edu), and with a capacity to teach advanced statistics to undergraduate and graduate students in the range of social science programs offered across the School (e.g., global health, anthropology, and environmental social science) and the University.

The successful candidate is expected to teach advanced social science statistics and social science methods at the graduate and undergraduate level, mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, conduct collaborative research, present research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and in public fora, seek external funding, and provide service to the university and profession.

Minimum qualifications:

Ph.D. in social statistics, sociology, policy, political science, epidemiology, econometrics, anthropology or related fields by the time of appointment
A strong record of research accomplishments, appropriate to time since Ph.D.
A record of or demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching

Desired qualifications:

Evidence of success in obtaining external funding
Experience teaching in a variety of modalities (e.g. classroom, hybrid, online)
Demonstrated record of collaborative experiences with interdisciplinary research teams
Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

ASU is ranked sixth nationally in the National Science Foundation HERD survey for social science research. The School of Human Evolution and Social Change houses programs in anthropology, global health, environmental social sciences, and applied math in the life sciences. Faculty in our School collaborate through other dynamic research centers including the Center for Global Health, the Center for Evolution and Medicine, the Center for Bioarchaeological Research, the Center for Archaeology and Society, the Institute of Human Origins and the Global Institute of Sustainability. For more information, please visit https://shesc.asu.edu.

  • Initial deadline for complete applications is November 7, 2016. If not filled, review will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please submit to http://academicjobsonline.org the following materials: 1) a letter of application that outlines qualifications and includes a statement of teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your letter of application to Dr. Dan Hruschka, Social Science Methods Search Committee Chair. This is a paperless search; only materials submitted electronically as described above will be considered. A background check is required for employment.
  • -- Long list made (11/30/16)

Ball State University (IN) - Professor and Department Chair, Anthropology (Applied Cultural Anthro) - Open Until FilledEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Ball State University invites applications for a tenured, senior faculty position. The occupant will also serve as department chairperson for a three-year, renewable term, beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will possess a continuing commitment to a well-established research agenda, to effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and their assessment, and to public service.

Major responsibilities: As department chair, the candidate will provide leadership for a department with ten full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty and over 100 majors and minors. The department houses a dynamic master’s degree program with students engaged in externally-funded research projects. It also features the Applied Anthropology Laboratories (AAL) that provides cultural resource management services to public and private agencies.

As faculty member, you will have a specialty in cultural applied anthropology; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural anthropology. Teaching assignments may include introductory courses, as well as upper division courses. Provide experiential education through instruction; teach independent studies as appropriate; provide classroom instruction on campus during the academic year (i.e., specialized courses); serve as graduate faculty on thesis committees.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology from an accredited college or university; current rank as senior associate professor or full professor. Evidence of administrative experience; evidence of excellence in teaching; a strong and active record of refereed publications and funded research; and expertise in applied, cultural anthropology. The academic record must be sufficient to warrant appointment as a tenured professor.

Preferred qualifications: A demonstrated ability to bridge subfields within anthropology is strongly preferred. Community-oriented research and experience working with Master’s degree students are also desirable. Preferred specializations include urban, medical or environmental anthropology; however, specialists in other areas of applied anthropology are encouraged to apply. Geographic region is open.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

  • Apply online and submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of official transcript of highest degree earned, and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Cailin Murray, Chair Search Committee at cemurray@bsu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (http://www.bsu.edu/anthropology)

Bard College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016 - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Anthropology Program at Bard College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in cultural anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in fall 2017. Areas of specialization are open, but strong preference will be given to candidates who work in one or more of the following fields: a) medical anthropology b) anthropology of the body, c) gender and sexuality. Geographic area is open with a preference for the Americas (including Caribbean), Southeast Asia, and Europe. Candidates who will also be able to contribute to campus conversations and engagement with diversity are especially welcome.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a commitment to quality, innovative undergraduate teaching at a liberal arts college; maintaining an active research program; contributing to the general education curriculum; and engaging with the life of the college. Candidates must hold a PhD by July 2017.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 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, and three letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching) through Interfolio.com: https://apply.interfolio.com/37094

  • Deadline: Oct. 15.
  • Any word? (11/12)
  • Nope (×1)
  • I'm confused. I posted a few days ago that I'd been contacted for a AAA interview, but it seems to have been deleted? Anyway, an invitation for AAA interview came on 11/7.
  • Did any ABD's get an interview? 
  • When did people hear back about campus visits being scheduled? 

Bates College (ME) - TT Asst. Professor / Postdoc - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Bates College Department of Anthropology, as part of a new Faculty Diversity and Renewal grant meant to assist in recruiting and supporting a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college’s academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society, seeks applications for a combined post-doctoral fellow and tenure track faculty appointment in cultural anthropology beginning in September 2017. The post-doctoral fellow will have a two course teaching load the first year followed by an automatic conversion to a tenure track, assistant professorship in year two. The latter carries an annual five course load. We would like to hire someone who studies race and ethnicity in the Western Hemisphere. We also would prefer to hire someone whose theoretical areas of interest include critical race theory, medical anthropology, legal anthropology, or linguistic anthropology.

To that end and in furtherance of academic excellence, Bates seeks applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, creative work, service, and leadership in the academy.

In their cover letter or supporting documents the search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in the areas of social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and, as stated in our mission statement, “the transformative power of our differences,” and to describe how their research, teaching, and/or outreach can further these goals.

  • 10/31: Does anyone know what the "Other Document" should be?
  • 11/1 - it should be the other reference. I added it by adding a reference in "additional" documents, then moving that reference to the "other" category. 
  • Zoom interview requested (11/11) X 2
  • Campus visit/interview scheduled for mid January

Bridgewater State University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Global Languages and Literatures - Open Until FilledEdit

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach lower and upper division courses in Anthropology, including Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East as well as a new 100-level Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology course. The successful candidate should be able to teach some currently offered lower and upper division courses and add offerings in the Anthropology of the Middle East and other areas of expertise, including writing- and/or speaking-intensive courses as well as Introductory and Intermediary Arabic. The candidate is also expected to maintain an active research agenda and engage in University service.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology with specializations in linguistics and the Middle East.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, advising, and working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity.

They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of on-going scholarly activity, and interest in engaging students in faculty-student research as well as a commitment to public higher education.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching Anthropology and Arabic at the university level preferred.

Knowledge of and possibility of teaching Hebrew.

Experience in online teaching and facility with and interest in digital pedagogies.

Posting Number: F00041P

California State University Fullerton (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016Edit

The Division of Anthropology at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology with the appointment beginning in August 2017.

Position: We seek applicants in the field of Cultural Anthropology with an emphasis on migration/immigration and diaspora populations, social media and mass media, urban anthropology, transnationalism, and/or gender and popular culture. The geographic area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to South Asia or Middle East/Near East, with a view to engaging students in local ethnographic fieldwork or internship projects in Southern California. Candidates must be excellent teachers with an active and theoretically motivated research program. The Cultural Anthropology Program is part of the Division of Anthropology, which offers both BA and MA degrees in Anthropology.

Faculty members teach and advise graduate and undergraduate students and serve on academic committees. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching and excellent research, including publication in peer-reviewed outlets relevant to anthropology, and participation in service to the broader academic community.

Qualifications: Candidates must have and present evidence of: A Ph.D. in Anthropology, completed by the time of appointment. Excellent teaching of Cultural Anthropology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Ability to interact effectively with a large and culturally diverse range of students and colleagues. Scholarship leading to publication and potential for external funding; A commitment to developing a strong research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students; Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and professional service; A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Rank and Salary: The positions will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Additional teaching in summer and intersession is often available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php

Appointment Date: August 2017

Application Procedure: A complete on-line application/resume must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 8954BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials: 1.Letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications 2.Research statement in which you describe your research program and discuss how students can be incorporated into your research 3.Curriculum vitae 4.Teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and teaching evaluation summaries 5.Examples of scholarly publications and presentations 6.Per AAA guidelines, please do not specify referents at this time; the finalists for this positions will be contacted and required to provide the names and contact information of three referents and their letters of recommendation.

Please direct questions to Dr. Barbra Erickson at beerickson@fullerton.edu.

  • Application review begins immediately. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by December 1, 2016. Position is open until filled. Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

California State University, Sacramento (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Linguistic Anthropology - Deadline: 17 Oct. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Sacramento invites candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Linguistic Anthropology to begin August 2017 (Fall). Thematic, regional, and language specializations are open, but we seek candidates whose research addresses contemporary issues and modes of analysis in linguistic anthropology, including but not limited to perspectives on language and culture, theory in social- and ethno-linguistics, language ideology, the linguistic aspects of performance, representation, identity, discourse analysis, and perspectives on the power-laden character of language. In addition, a successful candidate might have as research interests the relations among language and such social institutions and human qualities as affect, gender, sexuality, race, religion, work institutions and workplace environments, and new technologies. The individual will support and contribute to the Culture, Language and Society and General concentrations and work with graduate students in our M.A. level program in Anthropology.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology with specialization in Linguistics Anthropology by August 2017. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda and potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. S/he will be expected to teach current undergraduate lower-level, upper-division and graduate seminar in linguistic anthropology. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, student advising, service to the institution and broader community, and demonstrate a capacity to prepare students for a career in Anthropology.

For complete requirements and information about the position and application process go to http://www.csus.edu/hr/jobs/. Click on JOB OPPORTUNITIES and reference JOB #101720

  • Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2016. All materials must be received by this date to ensure full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment.

Carnegie Mellon University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in cultural anthropology with an emphasis on political, medical, and/or environmental anthropology.

Our department is multidisciplinary with undergraduate majors in Global Studies, Social and Political History, and Ethics, History and Public Policy, as well as an undergraduate minor in Anthropology and a doctoral program in History. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate programs in their areas of expertise (2/2 teaching load).

Start your application here: https://apply.interfolio.com/35961

Submit letter of application; full CV; graduate transcript; a single writing sample (the equivalent of sixty or fewer double-spaced manuscript pages); teaching statement along with evidence of teaching excellence; and three letters of reference.

  • Deadline for applications: October 1, 2016.
  • Oct. 3: Received email confirmation that application was received. They anticipate first-round Skype interviews in the first half of November.
  • Oct. 20: Received an email sent through interfolio stating that first-round Skype interviews will now be held in early December. Candidates who have been selected for phone interviews will be notified mid-November. 
  • any news on this? oct 1 feels awfully long ago... (11/15)
  • None here. It's still mid-November though!
  • Skype interview and writing sample requested (11/19) X3
  • Any ABD's get an interview?

Centre College (KY) - TT. Asst Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016 - AAA INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Anthropology beginning August 2017.  We seek a cultural anthropologist who could expand students’ understanding of diversity.  Geographic specialty is open, and we are especially interested in deepening our program’s strengths in Latin America and/or the African Diaspora.  The area of specialty is also open, while we encourage applications from candidates whose research considers urban anthropology, globalization, language and culture, cultural heritage studies, social movements, economic anthropology or political anthropology.  Ph. D. required; candidate must have completed requirements for the degree by the time of appointment.

Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high.  Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs.  The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati.

Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.  Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences.  Please view the Statement of Community.  For information concerning the college, visit our web site at www.centre.edu.

  • To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/36540 and submit a cover letter.  In addition, candidates should include a statement of how you would contribute to and/or address the issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre, a teaching statement, a c.v., transcripts, and three letters of reference.  Review of applications begins on October 15, 2016.  Centre College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • The ad doesn't say it, but teaching load is 3/3 and there are lots of opportunities to lead study abroad and/or conduct research with students.
  • Interview Request at AAA (11/04) 

Christopher Newport University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropology - Deadline: 17 Oct. 2016 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology, effective August 21, 2017. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. The Department offers majors in Sociology and Social Work with concentrations in Anthropology and Criminology. Research specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with topical expertise in one or more of the following areas: food and nutrition, medical anthropology, environmental anthropology, language and culture, and migration. Teaching responsibilities for this position will include introductory courses in cultural and biological anthropology, upper-level electives in the candidate's area of expertise, and qualitative methods. Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated ability to teach courses across the sub-disciplines, as well as courses cross-listed with sociology. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. The Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript (photocopies are acceptable for initial screening), research statement, statement of teaching philosophy or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three recommendation letters with at least one addressing the applicant's teaching capabilities to: Director of Faculty Recruitment, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Faculty Search, Search #8284, Christopher Newport University, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606-3072. Or facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu

  • Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2016.
  • Phone interview requested 11/21 x2

College of the Atlantic (ME) - Full-Time Faculty in Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Dec. 2016Edit

College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time faculty member in Cultural Anthropology to teach a wide range of classes in anthropology. Courses are especially needed in ethnography, research design and methods. Candidates should be able demonstrate the ability to teach courses that incorporate historical and contemporary social theory and address the politics of difference, including race, sexuality, gender, and class, using interdisciplinary frameworks informed by feminist theory, postcolonial studies and queer theory. The area of geographic specialization is open, although we are particularly interested in a candidate with a teaching background and research expertise in Africa or Asia. The faculty seek a colleague who will help undergraduates understand and learn from the diversity of human cultures. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to simultaneously engage students at different levels and varying academic interests and motivations. The successful candidate will have a track record of teaching excellence, ethnographic fieldwork experience, and the ability to train students in ethnography among other research methods.

Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field required. The candidate should be broadly trained and have an interdisciplinary background or intellectual interests that require an understanding of multiple fields of study. The committee will seek evidence that the candidate has the ability to help students plan, conceptualize, and carry out independent research projects; challenge and inspire students to understand and use methodological and theoretical insights in sophisticated, creative, and practical ways. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the College’s ethical research review process. Position begins at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.

We encourage applicants with interests across the sciences, arts, and humanities who are comfortable working collaboratively – with colleagues from different disciplinary traditions within the broad-based transdisciplinary curriculum of the College. Advising and mentoring students, directing senior projects, supervising independent studies, and contributing to college governance and service are part of the responsibilities of faculty membership.

  • Interested candidates should send a cover letter that speaks to their unique qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three proposed course descriptions in a single PDF file to anthrosearch@coa.edu by December 15, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Full-time faculty appointments are unranked and salaries are calculated according to earned degrees and years of relevant experience.

College of Charleston (SC) - TT Asst. Professor - International Studies - Deadline: 15 Jan. 2017Edit

The College of Charleston School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA), invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of International Studies to begin August 16, 2017. The International Studies program seeks a candidate whose teaching and research focuses on the economic, social, and cultural development of the non-Spanish speaking Caribbean and/or West Africa. An interest in trade in the development of small states is desirable, but not essential. 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 International Studies or a related field by August 15, 2017 is required; candidates from International Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Development Studies and Area Studies are specifically encouraged to apply. ABD candidates with degree completion expected by August 15, 2017 will be considered.

Applicants must apply online at http://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 syllabi and course evaluations), examples of scholarly research, 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 is now the largest major in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. The program includes faculty from International Studies, Economics, Anthropology, Religious Studies, and Political Science and prides itself on multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary courses and research.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, apply by January 15, 2017. Review will continue until the position is filled. Contact: For additional information contact Douglas Friedman, Director of International Studies at friedmand@cofc.edu

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 14 Oct. 2016 - AAA INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in central Minnesota announce a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor in Cultural Anthropology to begin in August 2017. We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic colleague with a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship and service. The position entails working with one other anthropologist within a Sociology Department which offers both a minor and a concentration in Anthropology. Preference will be given to anthropologists specializing in a regional area other than Africa. Research focus is open, however, expertise in areas such as urban anthropology, environmental anthropology, transnationalism, migration, religion, or political anthropology are desirable. The successful candidate should be able to teach lower and upper level courses in anthropology, including a four field introduction to anthropology, anthropological theory (Cultural Thought and Meaning), and courses in their area of specialization (both regional and topical). They will also be expected to contribute regularly to the Common Curriculum (i.e., in our general education program--First Year Seminar and/or Ethics Common Seminar), where anthropological subject materials are welcome. There are rich opportunities in our academic community for cross-disciplinary exchange, inter-disciplinary collaboration, and leadership of study abroad trips.

Saint John's University, a liberal arts college for men, and the College of Saint Benedict, a liberal arts college for women, are located four miles apart in Central Minnesota just outside St. Cloud and 70 miles from Minneapolis. Both are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition, which emphasize quality teaching and a commitment to intercultural learning. Together, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University offer a common undergraduate curriculum, identical degree requirements, and a single academic calendar. The colleges offer the distinct benefit of two nationally recognized Catholic, undergraduate institutions and one exceptional education. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu .

Qualifications: ABD required; Ph.D. in Anthropology preferred.

Additional Information: Applications are accepted online at http://employment.csbsju.edu . Interested applicants should attach a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae including names of references and contact information. (Letters of recommendation will be requested from finalists) , copies of graduate transcripts, teaching philosophy and statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (for example, syllabi, teaching evaluations, effective assignments, etc). If you require special accommodations to participate in the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University hiring process, please contact us at (320) 363-5500 or employment@csbsju.edu .

  • Review of applications will begin October 14, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Request for letters sent (10/31) x 2
  • Rejection email, Nov 2
  • AAA interview invitation (11/7)

College of Wooster (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Race and Ethnicity in the US - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociology or anthropology. Appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level, and will begin August 2017. The primary teaching responsibilities of this position are courses on race and ethnicity in the United States, as well as our introductory course(s). Preference will be given to applicants who are also able to teach courses in at least two of the following areas: social statistics, inequality, and urban studies. The ability to contribute to interdepartmental programs, such as Africana Studies or Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies is highly desirable. This position will also be expected to participate in the College's First-Year Seminar program and the advising of senior theses. Areas of research and specialization are open. A Ph.D. in sociology or anthropology, and teaching experience, are preferred, but ABDs will be considered. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (19% domestic students of color and 10% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations. Applications should include: letter of interest, CV, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement on contributions to diversity in the classroom and/or curriculum, and teaching evaluations. Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio. Questions about the position should be directed to Anne Nurse , Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, at.

Columbia University, Teachers College (NY) - Open Rank - Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Position: 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 the names and contact information (title, address, telephone number, and email) for three recommenders (from whom the committee may request letters, to be received by October 15th). An additional teaching reference and/or statement of teaching interests is optional. Please send all documents as PDFs. 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.

  • Search Timetable: Review of applications will begin October 15 2016, and continue until the search is completed. Appointment begins September 2017.
  • Request for a Skype interview (11/1)

Denison University (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Economic or Linguistic Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning August 2017. Ph.D. in Anthropology by August 2017 is required. We seek an anthropologist whose work is both empirically rigorous and theoretically sophisticated. Desired areas of expertise are linguistic anthropology (especially the political dimensions of language) or economic anthropology (with interests in cultural analyses of value, debt, capitalism, and globalization). Research related to Latin America (broadly speaking), South Asia, or Western Asia/North Africa is preferred. Ability to teach within a combined anthropology and sociology curriculum and a strong commitment to liberal arts education are necessary. Candidates must be able to teach social theory (classical and contemporary), a qualitative methods course, a combined introductory course to anthropology and sociology, and advanced courses reflecting both the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the Department.

The college is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty. Candidates must demonstrate their contributions and/or potential to contribute to diversity through teaching, research, and/or service/leadership. Successful candidates are expected to maintain a productive, ongoing research program and to contribute to the continued growth of the department, the college, and the broader scholarly community.

Our department currently staffs 3 Anthropologists and 4 Sociologists. The typical teaching load is 5 courses per year. Denison University is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, private, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2100 undergraduate students from across the nation and world. Denison offers extensive support for tenure-track faculty, including generous annual professional development funds, pre-tenure research leave after a successful third-year review, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars. Denison is located 25 miles east of the state capital Columbus. For more information about Denison, see our website at http://www.denison.edu.

  • Completed applications received by September 30, 2016 will receive full consideration. Inquiries should be sent to Department Chair Veerendra Lele at lelev@denison.edu. Required Applicant Documents must be submitted on-line at https://employment.denison.edu

Emory University (GA) - TT Asst./Assoc. Professor - Race, Social Inequality, and/or Social Justice (Anthropology) - Deadline: 14 Nov. 2016 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 2017. While we are seeking an Assistant Professor, in unusual circumstances we will also consider applicants at the Associate Professor rank. We seek a scholar who specializes in the study of race, social inequality, and/or social justice. We welcome applications from candidates whose work is explicit in its use of social theory and rigorous qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. We also welcome applications from scholars who in their research and teaching will offer unique and compelling perspectives on diversity.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses related to the individual’s specializations as well as more general introductory courses in Anthropology. Consistent with Emory’s mission of engaged scholarship and excellence in liberal arts education, we seek a scholar with a documented record of innovative field research, demonstrated strength in teaching, and a PhD in hand by the time of appointment.

A complete application will include a letter of intent that includes a research and teaching statement, CV, a writing sample consisting of an article, thesis chapter, or book chapter, and names of three referees.

  • Initial consideration of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted through November 14, 2016. To apply for this position, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/37447 and submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio.
  • anyone know if they are doing AAA interviews? i know they asked for your AAA schedule, but was that just to come stalk your panel?!
  • Did you recieve this AAA schedule request after you submitted your application?
  • no, it was part of the initial application - they asked if/when you would be presenting at AAA, and to write in the details of your panel(s).
  • Letters of Rec requested (11/29) x2
  • Did you receive an email requesting letters?
  • yes, it came in an email via Interfolio
  • just looked at my Interfolio application, and it now says "Please have three referees submit confidential letters no later than end of day on Monday, December 5, 2016." Didn't receive any email request from Interfolio though. Do others see this?
  • Received separate email asking for my diss intro/theoretical framework (11/30)

Florida State University (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 25 Oct. 2016 - AAA INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

The Florida State University (FSU) Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology position beginning August 2017. We seek candidates with a strong record of research and scholarship with evidence of teaching excellence and a commitment to service. We will consider applications from a wide range of topical specialties but are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in environmental anthropology, medical anthropology, transnationalism, indigeneity and/or race and ethnicity. We are open to geographic area but have a preference for candidates with research experience in Latin America, South America, the Caribbean and/or the Southeastern United States. The teaching load for this position is two courses per semester and the successful candidate will be expected to teach a lower-division undergraduate course in Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and the graduate Core Seminar in Cultural Anthropology in addition to courses in their research areas. The successful candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. A PhD in Anthropology is required. ABD candidates will be considered but a PhD must be in hand by August 1, 2017.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Anthropological Association Meeting in Minneapolis. For questions or more information regarding the position or application, please contact Dr. Kristin L. Dowell kdowell@fsu.edu, Chair of the Search Committee.

How To Apply : If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. Interested candidates must submit: 1) a cover letter summarizing their research and teaching interests 2) a curriculum vitae 3) the names and contact information for three references Job application materials should be compiled into a single PDF file.

  • Applications must be received by October 25th, 2016.
  • AAA interviews/LORs requested 11/3

George Mason University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Socicultural Anthropologist, Sub-Saharan Africa - Deadline: 3 Oct. 2016 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The George Mason University Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor opening for a Sociocultural Anthropologist of Sub-Saharan Africa, to begin August 25, 2016, for the 2017-18 academic year (teaching load is 2:2). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Qualifications: The Anthropology Program seeks applicants with one or more of the following areas of interest: political anthropology; religion; economic anthropology; environmental anthropology; gender; or health and disease, with a focus on conceptualizing these areas in the context of transnational and global processes. The successful candidate must have teaching experience and a Ph.D. in-hand at the time of application.

All candidates are expected to demonstrate a productive research and publication trajectory based on their scholarly and ethnographic fields, and a record of extramural funding. The successful candidate must be ready to teach an introductory cultural anthropology course; as well as courses in ethnographic methods, anthropological theory, and their own areas of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ethnographic area and topical specialty should complement those of other members in the Anthropology Program.

We are a four-field program that offers a B.A. and M.A. degree in anthropology. There are many opportunities for cross- and interdisciplinary collaboration across units. Women and minority candidates especially are urged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience.

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities, and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Located approximately 15 miles from Washington, D.C., Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5068z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three persons whom we may contact for letters of reference.

Any questions should be directed to Chair of the Sociocultural Anthropology Search Committee, Professor Linda J. Seligmann at: LSELIGM2@GMU. EDU .

  • Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
  • LORs requested [posted 10/14]
  • Phone interview scheduled [posted 10/21]

Georgetown University (DC) - Associate Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 17 Oct. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Georgetown University seeks to hire a cultural anthropologist at the Associate level. We encourage applicants working in one or more of the following areas: digital cultures and media, race and the African diaspora, medical anthropology and health disparities, and anthropology of education. The geographic area is open as we seek a colleague that complements existing expertise. Qualified candidates must have a distinguished publication record suitable for a tenured appointment. Applicants should provide a cover letter that addresses research and teaching, cv, sample publication on a current (post-tenure) research project, and the names and contact information for 3 references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7856 .

  • For full consideration, materials should be received by October 17, 2016.

Hampshire College (MA) - Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and Environmental Justice - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an assistant professor of Native American studies and environmental justice. Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

The successful candidate will demonstrate deep understanding of the connections between environmental degradation and intersecting systems of oppression based in race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, etc., with a particular focus on Native American Studies. We seek candidates who have experience working with tribal communities concerning issues such as environmental justice, food sovereignty, food and water security, climate change, treaty rights, and environmental concerns. Candidates whose scholarship considers relations among Native American nations and communities as well as federal, state, and local governments; Western science; and Indigenous knowledges are particularly encouraged to apply. We are open to applicants from a variety of fields or interdisciplinary areas of study (e.g., American studies, anthropology, development studies, environmental studies, gender studies, geography, law, policy, political ecology, sociology, etc.).

This position will be located in Hampshire's interdisciplinary School of Critical Social Inquiry. The School supports a range of approaches, perspectives, and methods of inquiry, strongly emphasizing an understanding of race in the U.S. and non-Western histories, politics, social structures, and cultures. The successful candidate will share the School's commitment to understanding the processes of continually changing social and cultural formations and their implications for people's lives. The successful candidate will also be connected with the Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Certificate program. Candidates are requested to articulate how their teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service would support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity statement.

Ph.D. required. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Active research in support of teaching and interest in assisting students with their own independent research projects are expected.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. Hampshire College offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit program. Applicants should submit a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vita, sample syllabi, sample of written scholarship, and three letters of recommendation via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu

Humboldt State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2016Edit

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 level, however rank and salary are dependent upon the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Structure is available at the following web site: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/Salary-Schedule.xls .

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 considerable 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.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following: Expertise in several of the core areas of Cultural and Applied Anthropology; Willingness to participate in the development and teaching of online graduate courses for the Applied Anthropology MA program; Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds; Potential for teaching excellence that incorporates a variety of active learning methodologies; Experience and interest in the development of online learning experiences; Record of, or potential, for involving and/or supervising students in research and scholarly activity; and Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, upper and lower-division, general education and graduate level).

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.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester (6 weighted teaching units per academic year). The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.

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

Submission of the application materials should be sent electronically as a single PDF document, in the order listed above, and with Job #7701 in the subject line

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Anthropology Department, 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

  • All complete application files received by December 5, 2016 will receive full consideration. Those arriving after this date may be considered if the position is not filled. Early response is encouraged.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2016 - CANCELLED  - 10/25 - received an email saying search was paused but will continue this academic yearEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in cultural anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2017. Our vibrant, four-field oriented department is seeking individuals who are able to work cooperatively within a collegial department of diverse faculty.

Duties: 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.

Position Qualifications Required: Ph.D. in Anthropology and teaching experience are required. Ph.D. candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the degree must be in hand by the time of appointment.

Candidates should have an active program of research and scholarly publications in global health and applied anthropology. Area expertise in Asia preferred but other geographical areas will be considered.

Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview(s), 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants: If you are a PASSHE Faculty member that has received a notice of retrenchment and applying for consideration under Article 29 of the Agreement between APSCUF and the PASSHE, please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Dr. Michael Driscoll, President, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Sutton Hall, Room 201, 1011 South Drive, Indiana, Pa 15705 or at president-office@iup.edu

All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iupedu.

  • Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 16, 2016. A complete application will consist of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names and email addresses of three references.
  • Job posting (on HigherEdJobs) states that "Reference letters will be solicited from letter writers if applicants are selected to continue in the hiring process," but it seems that letter requests are actually sent automatically to referees immediately upon submission of the application.
  • received notification that search is cancelled (10/19/16)

Ithaca College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Native American StudiesEdit

Ithaca College’s Center for the Study of Culture Race and Ethnicity (CSCRE) and Department of Anthropology invite applications for a tenure eligible Assistant Professor position beginning August 16, 2017. The position is a joint appointment between the CSCRE and the Department of Anthropology, with the tenure home and the majority of teaching duties in the CSCRE.

Position/Job Qualifications: We are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar who specializes in Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and/or Indigenous Studies whose work addresses racial injustice and equity as related to Native American peoples in the United States. Preference will be given to candidates who can add to departmental course offerings in the areas of gender/sexuality, regional, and/or transborder indigenous movements. Candidates must be pursuing or have completed a PhD in Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, or closely related field. Advanced ABDs are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to candidates who will have completed their PhD by the time of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda and evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level. Other responsibilities include developing and coordinating the CSCRE’s Native American Studies Minor. We seek candidates who have relevant teaching experience and/or a record of scholar-activism with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy. Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy has been longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should apply online at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/8588 and attach a letter of application stating scholarly agenda and teaching experience, and a current curriculum vitae. Under separate cover, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to cscre@ithaca.edu using subject title: Native American Studies Search. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 14, 2016.

John Carroll University (OH) - Sociology and/or Anthropology of Religion - Deadline: 25 Sept. 2016Edit

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies ( TRS ) at John Carroll University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with a focus on sociology and/or anthropology of religion. The position will begin August 2017.

The University is dedicated to a true balance between research scholarship and teaching excellence. This activity creates a rigorous and challenging learning environment. Faculty who teach on a research load teach nine hours per semester (3 classes) and serve as academic advisors to undergraduates (advising responsibility is phased in over time). They may also teach an occasional graduate seminar. Class sizes generally vary between 20-30 students. Course descriptions and other information about JCU’s TRS department are available at http://go.jcu.edu/trs.

John Carroll is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1886 and dedicated to developing women and men with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve. The University is located in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland. John Carroll University is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top 10 rankings of Midwest regional universities for more than 25 consecutive years. JCU enrolls 3,125 undergraduate and 700 graduate students and is a significant contributor to the cultural and intellectual life of northeast Ohio.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the PhD in hand at the time of appointment in Theology/Religious Studies or Sociology/Anthropology of Religion; be conversant with academic method and theory in the study of religion, particularly sociological/anthropological and ethnographic methods; demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching; show significant promise for various types of cross-disciplinary collaboration in JCU’s integrative core curriculum (e.g., team-teaching, learning communities); demonstrate commitment to formative assessment to inform teaching; and affirm the Catholic Jesuit mission of the University.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred area of specialization is ethnography of American religious traditions, particularly those significant to Ohio and the Western Reserve such as Catholicism, Judaism, Mormonism, indigenous traditions, contemporary religious movements.

Some prior teaching experience; evidence of quality classroom instruction (from peer and student evaluations) is desirable. Candidates engaged in research on matters of contemporary religious concern will be given special consideration.

LINK: https://jcu.peopleadmin.com/postings/940

Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application detailing interest and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, transcripts from all institutions of higher education, three letters of reference, a research agenda, and a teaching philosophy. Sample syllabi, peer course evaluations (if available), summative student course evaluations, and a writing sample may also be included, if desired. After initial application, please have official transcripts sent, either in hard copy to the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Boulevard, University Heights, Ohio 44118 or electronically to religion@jcu.edu.

  • Applications received by September 25 will be granted full consideration. Review of applications will begin on that date and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to religion@jcu.edu.

Johns Hopkins University (MD) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016 - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland,invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in cultural anthropology to begin in Fall 2017. We seek applicants whose research critically engages one or more of the following areas: race, gender, sexuality, intersectionality, kinship, and urban ecology. Geographic area is open. Applicants should be prepared to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, to contribute to departmental development, and to collaborate with interdisciplinary programs within and across the Johns Hopkins University.

The Department of Anthropology is strongly committed to diversity and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply. 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.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment and show evidence of an active research agenda. Advanced ABDs may be considered for appointment at the rank of tenure track instructor with the understanding that the Ph.D. will be conferred before start of the appointment.

  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and names of three reference letter writers. Application materials can be uploaded to the website by following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/35027. Applications are due September 15, 2016.
  • Question: did they request the letters by email to you / your referees?
  • Email to me
  • Invited for campus visit in December (11/20)

Kansas State University (KS) - TT Asst. Professor of Cultural Anthropology​ - Deadline: 28 Oct. 2016 - ZOOM INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

General Description of Position: The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August 2017.

Job Description: The department seeks cultural anthropology applicants with specializations in teaching and research that complement existing faculty; our thematic interests for this position include, but are not limited to, language and culture, environmental anthropology, and medical anthropology. Teaching responsibilities include five courses per academic year, including a large signature Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, and possibly an anthropological theory course.

The Successful Candidate will: The successful candidate will be dedicated to high-quality undergraduate education and have demonstrated ability to engage, inspire, and nurture the intellectual growth of students from a wide variety of backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected to publish original research, obtain research funding, and extend research opportunities to undergraduate students. The successful candidate will mentor students, and collegially engage in service to the program (advising the Anthropology Club, for example). Our new colleague will be expected to strive towards excellence in teaching, research, mentorship, and service.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Advanced graduate training in Anthropology, or a related discipline, is required. ABDs will be considered. Evidence of effectiveness, or potential for excellence, in research and teaching is required.

Preferred Qualifications: A PhD in Anthropology, or a related discipline, is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit one PDF file, under the resume option, with the following elements in this order: 1) a cover letter that highlights teaching and research interests and experience; 2) a curriculum vitae, including contact information for three references; 3) a teaching portfolio that includes a brief statement of teaching philosophy, 1-3 sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a tabulation of teaching evaluations, peer reviews of teaching, etcetera).

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

  • Applications received by October 28, 2016 will receive full consideration.
  • Zoom interview requested (11/2) x 2 (but no word on follow-up or on-site interviews - any news?)
  • should be soon -- they plan to do campus visits and make an offer by mid-Dec
  • Oh? @above, how do you know when they plan to make the decision? Good luck to all!
  • @Oh? - I asked about their hiring timeline.
  • Has anyone heard anything about campus interviews?
  • Radio silence on my end (12/4).
  • I imagine they are already scheduling campus interviews--it's a bit late now. Anyone?

Lehigh University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropology of Tourism, Pilgrimage, or Heritage - Deadline: 5 Dec. 2016Edit

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, effective Fall 2017. The successful candidate will have a primary research focus on tourism, pilgrimage, or heritage. Sociology & Anthropology is the home department, but the successful candidate will be affiliated with the Global Studies Program and teach courses that are cross-listed with Global Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with field research experience and primary data collection outside of the US. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory anthropology courses, as well as topical courses in tourism, pilgrimage, or heritage and their geographical area(s) of specialization. Applications from socio-cultural anthropologists and archeologists are welcome.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology completed by the starting date of August 2017 and show significant evidence of research productivity and effective teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program that will contribute to the department’s programs (http://socanthro.cas2.lehigh.edu/), as well as to the Global Studies Program (https://global.cas2.lehigh.edu/).

Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has sixteen faculty members and offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology and a master’s degree in sociology. Department faculty are actively involved in a variety of interdisciplinary programs. The standard teaching load is 2-2. Lehigh University’s core mission and goals include a strong commitment to developing global initiatives. In addition to Sociology and Anthropology, the Global Studies Program draws on faculty from multiple social science and humanities disciplines, including Religion Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, History, and Political Science, to offer a flourishing undergraduate major.

Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/work_life_balance.html.

Candidates should submit the following at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7493: 1) a cover letter, 2) statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (one statement for each), 3) a curriculum vitae; and 4) three letters of recommendation. Please do not send additional material at this time. Only electronic submissions will be considered.

  • The deadline for applications is December 5, 2016. Questions concerning the position should be directed to David Casagrande, Search Committee Co-Chair, at dac511@lehigh.edu.

Maryland Institute College of Art (MD) - Full-time Faculty Position, Islamic Thought and Culture (incl. Anthropology) - Deadline: 20 Dec. 2016Edit

Full-time appointment in Islamic Thought and Culture. The Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning August 1, 2017. 

The department seeks applicants for a full-time, continuing position in Islamic Thought and Culture with an emphasis on the lived complexities of Islam. Disciplinary approach and geographic specialization are open, but the successful candidate must be prepared to teach all historical periods of Islamic thought and culture at the survey level in addition to upper-division offerings in their area of specialization. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach the department's first-year requirement "Critical Inquiry," a course emphasizing self-reflection and critical thinking through various modes of writing, reading, and visual response. As the position is within a multidisciplinary department, the successful applicant must demonstrate conversancy across disciplines, and the ability to make their subject accessible to a broad audience of non-specialists. 

An interest in teaching art students, and a lively research practice to support the institution's educational mission, is essential. The position requires a Ph.D. in an appropriate social science or humanities discipline, including, but not limited to history, political science, religious studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and sociology but excluding art history, in hand by August 1, 2017. 

The faculty position will teach 18 credits per year (3 courses per semester) at an art school nationally known for its dedication to teaching excellence, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum and the importance of the fine arts. The candidate will be capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program, and have a broad understanding of new approaches to the study of Islamic Thought and Culture. 

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

Requirements:

  • PhD by August 1, 2017
  • Knowledge of at least one foreign language commonly spoken in the Islamic world (e.g. Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, Turkish etc.)
  • Minimum 1 year of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred)
  • Ability to teach courses to a multi-lingual, multi-cultural student body
  • Record of research or professional engagement commensurate with experience
  • Candidate must successfully complete a full background check

Valued, but not required:

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

Additional Information: Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package. 

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

Please Submit via Slideroom as a single multipage pdf document:

  • Cover Letter
  • Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) including the names and email addresses of at least three references

Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing. No physical media are requested nor will be returned. 

  • Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before December 20, 2016 are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled. All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence. 

Middlebury College (VT) - TT Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies: Social Scientist (incl. Anthropology) - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016Edit

The Environmental Studies Program invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in environmental justice beginning fall 2017. The successful candidate will have environmental expertise on topics and/or intersections of race, ethnicity, and class. The candidate's degree (Ph.D. or A.B.D.) may be in any of a range of fields including but not limited to anthropology, critical race and ethnic studies, environmental studies, geography, indigenous studies, post-colonial studies, psychology, sociology, and urban studies.

Applicants must show evidence and/or promise of excellence in teaching students from diverse backgrounds and have an active research agenda. Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory environmental studies core course, a first year seminar, and some combination of interdisciplinary team-taught and/or community-based environmental studies seminars and courses in the area of the candidate's specialization.Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.

Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces differences, with the all the complexity and individuality each person brings. Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application addressed to the Environmental Justice – Social Science Search Committee that includes reference to how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion; a curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching and research plans; and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability/promise. More information is available at https://apply.interfolio.com/35786 and our program website http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/es.

  • The application deadline is September 30th, 2016. Candidates should not wait for all recommendation letters to arrive before submitting their application via Interfolio.

Michigan State University (MI) - South Asia and/or the Diaspora (incl. Cultural Anthro.) - Deadline Not StatedEdit

Position Title: Assistant Professor. Employment Level: Tenure system faculty. Employment Status: Full Time, academic year appointment.

The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a scholar whose research interests focus on performing arts (broadly conceived) in South Asia and/or the diaspora. This scholar will approach this topic from one or more of the following disciplinary fields: Cultural Anthropology, Cultural History, Music, Dance, Theatre, Performance Studies, South Asian Studies, or Religious Studies.

The RCAH at MSU is an interdisciplinary, residential undergraduate college in the arts and humanities with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and with a curricular emphasis on social justice, civic engagement, and the visual and performing arts. Michigan State University is a Carnegie R1 institution that values cross-college collaboration, and the successful candidate will also have opportunities to connect with faculty in his/her discipline at MSU. This position will start 8/16/2017.

The RCAH is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression; ability status; and religious belief, creed, or ideology. MSU is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and writing sample all in one PDF. Applicants also will be required to submit names and emails for three people from whom letters of reference will be solicited.

A PhD awarded in related area by the time of appointment and demonstrated excellence in teaching are required.

Special consideration will be granted to candidates whose work engages gender and sexuality or who can contribute to the RCAH's Language and Culture and/or civic engagement curricula.

  • To apply, go to https://jobs.msu.edu. Click on Search Postings at left, enter 3889 in the Posting Number field, and click Search. From there, follow prompts. All applicants must apply using this application portal. [Deadline not stated: posted 8/25/16]

Mississippi State University (MS) - TT Assistant Professor - Medical/Cultural Anthropologist - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016 - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures (AMEC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in cultural anthropology, beginning August 16th, 2017, with preference for a specialization in medical anthropology. Preference will be given to candidates with active research programs in North America that focus on health/medical issues amongst indigenous North Americans, communities of color, and/or diasporic communities. The preferred candidate’s research will also build on the existing strengths of the department. AMEC is a dynamic, growing department offering an anthropology major and Middle Eastern studies minor, with an applied anthropology MA program including a cultural anthropology track. A strong, active research agenda with the potential for involving graduate students is crucial to this position. The successful candidate will contribute to our track in applied cultural anthropology and must demonstrate a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The preferred candidate will be able to teach introduction to cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, and qualitative/quantitative research methods, as well as topical courses in their area of study. The position carries a 2:3 teaching load and a nationally competitive salary.

Mississippi State University (MSU) is a top 100 major research university and is the recipient of a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. MSU also received recognition as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Mississippi State University is located in Starkville, MS, which is a progressive, growing, sun-belt community.

Rank: Assistant Professor.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Basic qualifications: Applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Anthropology or closely related field. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 16th, 2017. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong research activity and an excellent record of teaching.

Position available: August 16th, 2017, with academic year beginning Fall 2017.

  • To apply: All applicants must apply online at http://www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter (which should address the candidate's current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three references willing to write a letter of recommendation if solicited. Please submit attachments as PDF files only. Additional materials will be requested from a selection of applicants.
  • Skype interview requested 11/15/16 via. I was contacted via E-mail. x 2
  • Campus interview/vist requested 12/7/2016 via email.

Missouri State University (MO) - TT Assistant Professor, Applied/Engaged Cultural Anthropologist - Deadline: 3 Oct. 2016Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Missouri State University (in Springfield, Missouri) invites applications for a tenure track position in cultural anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017.

Duties of the position include teaching courses at the introductory, advanced, and graduate levels in cultural and applied / engaged anthropology; advising students and mentoring graduate research; and otherwise contributing to a four-field undergraduate program and a master’s program in applied anthropology.

Ph.D. in Anthropology by time of appointment, significant cross-cultural and/or international experience, demonstrated success in teaching anthropology, a record of excellence in research, and experience in applied / engaged anthropology are required. Expertise in areas that complement the department’s current strengths is desirable. A willingness and ability to offer opportunities for students to engage in research projects, fieldwork and / or study abroad experiences is desirable. The university is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment; the ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Apply at https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/search, attaching a letter of application identifying experiences and qualifications pertinent to the position and a curriculum vitae. Applicants may later be asked for transcripts, letters of reference, and other materials.

  • Review of applications will begin October 3, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Any news?

Moravian College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Sociology or Anthropology (Migration Studies) - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016Edit

Assistant Professor of Sociology or Anthropology

Full-time starting in Fall 2017. P.D. in Sociology or Anthropology or related field by time of appointment.

The Department of Sociology at Moravian College invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in August 2017. We seek a Sociologist or Cultural Anthropologist specializing in migration studies, specifically immigration to the United States. The ideal candidate’s research and teaching will strengthen our offerings in Social Work or Criminal Justice and related subfields. Scholars working at the intersection of questions related to migration/immigration, race/ethnicity, gender, mobility are particularly encouraged to apply. Desirable additional fields or areas of strength include focus on immigration from Central/South America and subaltern studies.

The successful candidate should have interdisciplinary graduate training and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and learning. The successful candidate should also be able to help expand the Social Work or Criminal Justice offerings in the department and support initiatives to increase cross-cultural competency on campus and globalize the curriculum. All faculty members at Moravian College are also expected also contribute to cross disciplinary programs at the college. A Ph.D. in Sociology, Anthropology or related field is expected by the time of appointment.

All positions are subject to budget availability.

TO APPLY: Applicants are requested to submit a letter of application, CV, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of undergraduate teaching experience, as one document to sociologysearch@moravian.edu.

  • Complete applications received by December 1, 2016 will be given full consideration.

Muhlenberg College (PA) - TT Open Rank Position - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 14 Oct. 2016 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology (rank open) to begin August 2017. The department seeks applicants who are theoretically grounded and empirically engaged in cultural anthropology. Areas of teaching and/or research that would complement existing faculty include, but are not limited to, medical anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, economic anthropology, critical race and ethnicity and sustainability. Candidates with an ability to contribute to campus-wide general education and interdisciplinary programs are especially welcome. The department expects applicants to be actively engaged in research and publication; however, its primary commitment is to quality undergraduate education. Applicants must therefore demonstrate effective and innovative teaching, and a strong commitment to the goals of a liberal arts education. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in anthropology, exhibit an ability to teach and advise, show promise of continuing scholarship, and demonstrate an ability to work collegially and cooperatively in a combined anthropology and sociology department. While the rank is open, candidates seeking appointment at the associate level must have a teaching and publication record appropriate to a tenured position.

Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes teaching and research interests and explains how these will contribute to the diversity of the academic community, curriculum vitae, sample teaching materials with evidence of teaching excellence, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references. Please send complete application packages to SocAnthJob@muhlenberg.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • For full consideration, please submit materials before Oct. 14th.
  • Phone interviews scheduled for 11/11 (x4)
  • Any news about on campus interviews scheduled?
  • Notification of campus interview to be scheduled 11/22
  • Campus interview scheduled 12/1

New School (NY) - Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research (NSSR) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level to begin August 2017.

The New School has been at the forefront of important initiatives that bring together social science and design practices. Drawing on the combined strengths of The New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design, the University has recently launched a series of programs, including The Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought (GIDEST), the Program in Transdisciplinary Design, the Center for Transformative Media, and the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry, all of which expand and deepen the university’s commitment to transforming the relationship between design, the arts, and technology.

As part of this effort, the Department of Anthropology is seeking to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor to work alongside existing faculty to develop and subsequently lead out a new certificate program at the Masters level in Anthropology and critical approaches to design. Students in the program will work across and between the NSSR and Parsons, developing projects that address both practical and theoretical problems of wide concern, drawing on the expertise of current faculty and of programs in both divisions.

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 New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.

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/

The geographic area and subject specializations are open. We have special interest in research on urban and racial inequalities, digital and information technologies, surveillance, infrastructures of mobility and immobility, and zones of reconstruction and occupation. In addition to detailing research, teaching experience and foci, applicants’ letters should describe their interest in the new program in Anthropology and Critical Design. Applications should also include one writing sample, and the names of three referees.

Applicants apply on-line using the faculty application on The New School human resources website: https://careers.newschool.edu/

  • Using our online application system, candidates should submit their letter and all materials noted above. Materials are due by November 1st, 2016. Candidates for this position should have a Ph.D. in hand by August 31st, 2016, in cultural anthropology or a cognate discipline.

New York University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor - Socio-Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications from outstanding scholars for a tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, to start September 1, 2017, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The department is looking for scholars with exceptional records in teaching and research in socio-cultural anthropology with a preference for a focus on anthropological and ethnographically-grounded approaches to science and technology studies and for a regional focus outside the USA. More broadly, the successful candidate will have training in Anthropology, field-based research, and ethnographically- informed publications. All candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. The Department seeks a theoretically sophisticated scholar with enthusiasm for teaching and a strong commitment to diversity.

  • Application deadline is November 1, 2016. To apply, see the NYU Department of Anthropology web site at http://anthropology.as.nyu.edu/page/home. Instructions can be found under the homepage link "Employment."
  • Request for more materials 11/4x2
  • AAA interview scheduled

Ohio University (OH) - TT Asst Professor - Visual or Media Anthropology - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology in cultural anthropology with specialization in visual and media anthropology. Geographical area is open. Ideal candidates will conduct research that is theoretically and ethnographically innovative based upon the scholar’s established research agenda and will be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach upper-level courses in Ethnographic Methods and Anthropological Theory and their areas of expertise, as well as Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and strengthen program resources and opportunities relating to museum studies, including building connections with museum programs and institutions on campus and in the community.

Apply at: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/20523

  • The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by October 31, 2016.
  • Request for reference letters (11/2/16)

Ohio State University (OH) - TT Open Rank Position in Anthropology - Cultures, Institutions, and Sustainability - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured position at the assistant, associate or professor level, commencing autumn semester 2017. We are looking for a scholar whose research and teaching focus on how culture and institutions shape the resilience and sustainability of social-ecological systems. We are particularly interested in scholars who combine evolutionary theory with the tools of game-theoretic, mathematical, and/or agent based modeling to provide an ultimate explanation for the emergence and continued change in behaviors, social norms, cultures, and institutions that may facilitate or hinder efforts to move towards a more sustainable society. The ideal candidate would have a record of leading successful interdisciplinary research projects and will initiate new transformative research projects with colleagues across campus on issues of sustainable and resilient social-ecological systems. This position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative interdisciplinary community of scholars in the Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) program including faculty from Social and Behavioral Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Business, Engineering and Public Policy. The SRE program seeks to advance sustainability science by developing a more holistic understanding of sustainable and resilient production and consumption systems, human-environment interactions, and innovations in sustainable technologies and governance. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in or lead collaborative teams and interdisciplinary research on sustainability and resilience topics.

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

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

  • The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016. Complete applications include a signed cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7857. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Mark Moritz at moritz.42@osu.edu.

Ohio State University (OH) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - Critical Medical Anthropology of Infectious Diseases - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured position at the assistant, associate or professor level, commencing autumn semester 2017. We are looking for a critical medical anthropologist whose research and teaching focus on the intersections of infectious diseases, environmental health, and political economy. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will augment the department’s current strengths in health and ecology by examining how the political economy shapes the ecology of infectious diseases and global health. We are interested in scholars who are engaged in active field-based research and have experience leading successful interdisciplinary research projects. In addition to playing a key role in the development of a new undergraduate major in medical anthropology, the ideal candidate will initiate transformative research projects with colleagues across campus on issues related to infectious diseases, environmental health, and human health.

This position request is part of a larger cluster hire representing a diversity faculty hiring initiative requested by chairs of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences.

The position is part of a cluster of hires that is part of a substantial university investment (Discovery Theme) to significantly enhance cutting-edge research on infectious disease detection, treatment and prevention (http://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/infectious-diseases/). These hires will build upon existing strengths and a culture of academic collaboration to foster cross-disciplinary research with sustained global impact.

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

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

  • The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016. Complete applications include a signed cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7864. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Mark Moritz at moritz.42@osu.edu.

Pacific Lutheran University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Native North Americanist) - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Pacific Lutheran University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology to teach beginning September 2017.

The position is for a Native North Americanist, although an additional geographic area of interest would be a plus. Specialty in the local or regional communities of Pacific Northwest is preferred. Topical areas should include medical and/or environmental anthropology.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Teach upper-division courses in Native North America, Medical Anthropology, and/or Environmental Anthropology; lower division courses in Cultural Anthropology and Global Studies; other courses including capstone sequence.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: -Ability to teach the courses listed above. -A strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service. -The department also seeks scholars interested in pursuing student/faculty research and/or collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunities with the university’s diverse faculty.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology. ABD will be considered but PhD must be in hand by September 1, 2017.

Preferred Qualifications: Specialty in the local or regional communities of Pacific Northwest.

Apply at: https://employment.plu.edu/postings/4208

  • Please submit your application including cover letter, CV, and a list of courses taught online by October 31, 2016 by clicking on the “Apply” link above. Three confidential letters of reference will also be requested by PLU for selected applicants. For inquiries, please contact Akiko Nosaka, Search Chair, at nosakaaa@plu.edu.

Penn State University (PA) - Assistant or Associate Professor in Ecological Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology (http://www.anthro.psu.edu) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an early to middle-career human ecologist, starting in August 2017. We seek a scholar with an established program of active field or laboratory research, who will integrate and complement existing strengths in our program and contribute to trans-disciplinary initiatives across the university. Candidates' skills and interests should be consistent with the Anthropology Department`s strongly integrative, scientific, and quantitative scholarship in population, ecological, genetic, and evolutionary research. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, ethnographic approaches to socio-ecological systems, evolutionary approaches to human environmental interaction, demography, and ecological approaches to reproduction and well-being. Methodological and geographic areas of expertise are open, although applicants with established records of community-based fieldwork are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, an ability to obtain external funding, and a strong publication record. We encourage collaborative research projects within the department and participation in inter-disciplinary research institutes on campus (e.g., Population Research Institute [1], Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment [2], Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences [www.huck.psu.edu/content/research], Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment [3], Ecology Institute [4] and Global Studies program [5]).

Applications should be submitted online and include: 1) a curriculum vitae with educational background, employment history, and list of publications; 2) a statement covering research and teaching interests; and 3) the names, addresses, and emails of at least three references.

  • Application review will begin September 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Direct questions regarding this faculty position to Dr. Rebecca Bliege Bird (rub33@psu.edu). Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/64412

Portland State University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2016Edit

The Portland State University Anthropology Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology, to begin September 2017. We seek an applied anthropologist with a Ph.D. (ABDs who will have PhD completed by Sept 15, 2017 also considered). The applicant should have demonstrated experience in developing applied research projects. Area of expertise is open, but North America, Asia or Latin America preferred. The successful applicant will teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, e.g., a general introductory course, theory and method courses, and graduate and undergraduate courses relevant to the applicant’s area of expertise. Applicants should demonstrate a strong record of teaching, publication, research, and securing external funding, commensurate with career stage. Ability to develop internships and engage students in community-based projects also desired. PSU has an MA/MS in Anthropology. Normal teaching load is 2-2-2, reduced in the first two years. (PSU is on the quarter system.) There is the potential for course releases through external funding.

Complete the on-line application and include a cover letter and curriculum vitae; provide the names and email addresses of individuals (minimum of 3) who have agreed to serve as references. References will not be contacted until you have been selected for further consideration.

  • Link to Apply: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/18945
  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and continue until finalists are identified. Portland State University is committed to diversity in its hiring practices.
  • (11/6) any word? 
  • Nothing on my end. Any one else? (x7)
  • Dept said they plan to contact the long-short list for Skype interviews by the end of Nov. (11/21)
  • rejection email (11/22) (x2)
  • No contact from the department but got automated email from HR site that my references have been requested/received. 
  • I have not heard anything at all. Any other updates? (12/6) (x1)

Purdue University (IN) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor: Innovative Qualitative Methodologies - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2016 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Departments of Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, and the Brian Lamb School of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University (http://www.cla.purdue.edu/) are conducting a cluster hire for an advanced qualitative methodologist at the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks, starting in the fall of 2017. This search is concurrent with a search for two advanced quantitative methodologists as part of a larger hiring initiative with departments in the College of Health and Human Sciences (http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/), seeking a total of six tenure-track or tenured faculty members (three in each College) to expand campus-wide expertise in social, behavioral, and health science statistics and research methodology.  For information about the cluster see: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/research/clusterhire/index.html.

The successful candidates for these positions will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching programs of the departments in which they affiliate, and to collaborate with others within the cluster and across the university in interdisciplinary and extramurally funded research. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to an anticipated multi-college, shared graduate training platform to prepare students to address 21st century problems, and including an interdisciplinary graduate certification program in advanced quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue includes ten academic units across the social sciences, humanities and arts and is home to or closely affiliated with a wide range of interdisciplinary programs and research centers, many of these programs focus on addressing global grand challenges, 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, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Purdue Policy Research Institute and the C-SPANN archives.  Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in one of the social science disciplines participating in the cluster hiring initiative, a strong publication record (for Associate-level applicants) or the promise of a strong publication record (for Assistant Professors), a research program with high likelihood of external funding, and the potential for teaching and mentoring excellence. Faculty responsibilities will include maintaining a productive research program, directing graduate student research, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in methodology in their home department as well as cross-listed courses.

For our qualitative methodologist position in the Cluster, we seek applicants who use innovative approaches to social and cultural research methods for the contemporary global context. They will use leading-edge methods to help understand changes in societies and cultures and to collaborate with others in building more sustainable communities; combining information, problem-solving and answering research questions in innovative ways.  They will demonstrate how they use innovative methodologies and methods to work across cultural groups, disciplinary lines, organizational and political contexts, to address human problems or for policy or advocacy work.  Expertise may be in one or more of the following: Research Design, textual, discourse, computer assisted or GIS analyses, multi-sited work, mixed-methods, team-based, ethnographic, participatory, comparative historical, visual and digital methods, archival, surveys, mapping, interviews, critical case studies, Evaluation or Assessment, Digital data curation and management.

  • Applications: Reviewing of applications will begin on October 1, 2016, and continue until the positions are filled. Please send a cover letter outlining qualifications, vita, research and teaching statements, a writing sample, and the names of three academic references via email in PDF format to: cla-adr@purdue.edu. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Professor Melissa Remis, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Liberal Arts Cluster Hire Search Chair, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 47907 (remis@purdue.edu).
  • LORs requested 10/21 x 4
  • Any update on this search? Have Skype interviews been scheduled?  
  • 11/22 I haven't heard anything else since LORs requested and they confirmed they had them all. x 2
  • Scheduling campus visits 12/3                                                                          

Reed College (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Melanesia/Oceania, Southeast Asia or non-Himalayan South Asia - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2016 - AAA INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

REED COLLEGE Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in linguistic anthropology or sociocultural anthropology, preferably at the Assistant Professor rank, to commence August 2017. We are seeking a teacher-scholar of Melanesia/Oceania, Southeast Asia or non-Himalayan South Asia, with research specializations in one or more of the following: kinship, ritual, myth, materiality, visual anthropology, technology, infrastructure, or extractive industries. Theoretical expertise and teaching competence should include both contemporary approaches and broader historical contexts of sociocultural/linguistic anthropology and of Western social thought. Research should demonstrate knowledge of relevant field languages and a rigorous integration of theory with ethnography. Ph.D or ABD required. Reed is on the semester system with a teaching load of five courses per year and supervising senior theses. Reed College is a community that believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed College's diversity statement ( http://www.reed.edu/diversity/index.html ).

  • Please submit a cover letter, CV, and names/addresses for three letters of recommendation through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/35399 by October 16, 2016. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the November 2016 AAA convention in Minneapolis. For further information, please contact search chair Paul Silverstein at anthro.search@reed.edu . An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.
  • Curious--Did everyone who received an LOR requests get asked for an AAA interview? Received an LOR request but no news yet re: AAA interviews. Trying to figure out if it means I'm out of the running or if they're still scheduling. Thanks all!
  • I suspect that they sought letters from every applicant and that you are out of the running. 

Rhode Island College (RI) - TT Assistant Professor in Applied, Public or Engaged Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 23 December 2016 Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Rhode Island College invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Anthropology to teach introductory and upper-level courses in Anthropology (in applicant’s area of expertise), and in the General Education program. Final appointment is subject to available funding

The ideal candidate for this position is an Applied, Public or Engaged Medical Anthropologist with a focus on one or more of the following areas: health disparities and structural violence; historically marginalized communities; health economics and infrastructures; global health; indigeneity. The geographic area is open, with a preference for applicants who complement existing areas of expertise. The department especially invites applicants interested in pursuing student-faculty research partnerships and/or collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunities.

Required Qualifications include: Ph.D. in Anthropology at time of application; and an established record of teaching excellence, publication and grant writing.

Preferred Qualifications include: Applied, Public or Engaged Medical Anthropologist with a focus on one or more of the following areas: health disparities and structural violence; historically marginalized communities; health economics and infrastructures; global health; indigeneity; commitment to undergraduate teaching, service and leadership with a willingness to adopt leadership roles; interest in pursuing student-faculty research partnerships and/or collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunities. The doctoral degree is required for appointment and must be completed at time of application. Letters of recommendation are not required at time of application and are required only if requested directly by the chair of the search committee

IMPORTANT: For full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see our web site at https://employment.ric.edu/

Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application. http://www.ric.edu

  • Application deadline: Dec 23,2016.

Saint Mary's College of California (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - School of Liberal Arts - Justice, Community, and Leadership Program - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016Edit

Saint Mary's College of California invites applications for a full time tenure track position beginning in Fall 2017 in the interdisciplinary Justice, Community and Leadership Program at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a social scientist focused on the intersections of race, class, culture, inequality, and the distribution and management of public resources for the common good. We invite applications from scholar-educators specializing in one or more of the following areas: public policy and advocacy, non-profit and community-based leadership, social entrepreneurship, social work, human rights or civil rights. The successful candidate will be well-versed in social science methods of research, with a focus in at least one of the following areas of social justice research: community-based research, participatory action research, critical race theory or counter-storytelling, feminist methodologies, critical and indigenous methodologies. Experience in any of the following areas is preferred: community based leadership, non-profit settings, community organizing, social work or establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Consistent with Saint Mary's College's commitment to inclusive excellence, the Justice, Community and Leadership program strives to be an inclusive community that fosters respect and belonging for faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and identities. Our student body is diverse, and we seek a candidate who can engage, advocate for and support students of color, women, and underrepresented groups.

Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole person for human fulfillment. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives - and the first Catholic and first California college to be included - Saint Mary's is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community.

The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's currently enrolls approximately 4,000 highly diverse students. For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/about-smc/our-mission.

Responsibilities: All Saint Mary's faculty are invited to engage with and contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College through their teaching, scholarship and service. The standard teaching load is six courses per year, including departmental offerings and contributions to January Term and Collegiate Seminar. In the department, the successful candidate will teach both lower division courses and upper division courses, including JCL 010: Introduction to Justice, Community and Leadership; JCL 120: Theory and Inquiry in Justice, Community and Leadership; JCL 130: Environmental Justice; JCL 140: The Global Community; JCL 150: Advanced Leadership Theory; JCL 196: Senior Capstone and JCL 190: Senior Capstone II (Assessment and Portfolio). The position might also involve creation of new upper division electives for the JCL program in collaboration with other program faculty.

Saint Mary's faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field, including public presentation and peer review. All faculty also contribute service to the College and community, including academic advising, student and community outreach, and participation in the shared governance of the College through departmental and College-wide committees and the development and assessment of the College's Core Curriculum.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or have reached doctoral candidacy in a social science field related to Justice, Community and Leadership, with a reasonable expectation of degree completion by July 1, 2017. They must demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching in the liberal arts tradition, and show evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly among undergraduates. Experience teaching community engagement courses is preferred. Candidates must also be prepared to engage in scholarship and professional activity at the national (or international) level, and preference will be given to those showing promise of significant scholarly achievement. Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural contexts, especially in higher education settings, is also preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please apply to the Interfolio online system at: http://apptrkr.com/838583

1. A complete application includes a letter of interest, explaining how your qualifications satisfy the position requirements and addressing how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College; curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references. 2. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent form authorizing a broader inquiry. 3. For finalists, the College will contact references, in confidence, and credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. 4 .Questions should be directed to the search chair and program director Monica Fitzgerald at mailto:mdf1@stmarys-ca.edu

  • Deadline: Closes: Sep 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Santa Clara University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Anthropology and the Anthropology of Development - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016 - AAA INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic institution invites applications for a Cultural Anthropologist, to be appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor beginning in September 2017. The department seeks applicants who are theoretically grounded and empirically engaged in cultural anthropology. We are seeking an anthropologist with research and teaching interests in the following areas: Environmental Anthropology and the Anthropology of Development. The successful candidate will teach six (seven-course load with one course release for active scholarship) undergraduate courses per year on the quarter system. Santa Clara faculty are teaching scholars who value excellent teaching, engage in scholarly work that involves undergraduates in the research process, and are committed to service to the department, college, and university. Santa Clara is a Catholic, Jesuit, value-oriented university located in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Salary: Competitive, Benefits eligible. Housing assistance program is available to tenure track faculty.

Basic Qualifications: PhD in Cultural Anthropology at time of appointment. A research plan that will engage undergraduates and have a strong likelihood of extramural funding and peer-reviewed publication. Evidence of effective university-level teaching in relevant classes.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology, Anthropological Theory, Anthropological Methods, Applied Anthropology, and related lower-and upper-division courses in our core curriculum. Quality scholarship and undergraduate teaching are essential.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications should include: Curriculum vitae Graduate transcript(s) Sample syllabi Teaching evaluations, if available Personal statement covering (a) teaching philosophy, (b) research plans including opportunities to engage undergraduates, (c ) your potential to foster intra- and interdepartmental connections at Santa Clara, and (d) your experiences working with people of diverse cultures and identities Up to three example of representative scholarship, e.g., published article or book chapter Contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested in later stages of the search process.

Additional Information: We plan to conduct preliminary pre-scheduled interviews at the AAA annual meeting in Minneapolis. Queries about the position may be sent to anthropologysearch@scu.edu To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu

  • Close Date: 11/1/2016.
  • Scheduling interviews 11/10

Scripps College (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Sociocultural/Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016 - AAA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

This is a tenure-track position. Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Medical Anthropology. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to: discourses and practices of the body, political economy of health and healing, ethics of care, dis/ability, social disparities in health, and mental health. Preference will be given to applicants whose research and teaching intersect with Indigenous, Native American, and/or Africana Studies. Applicants must have an active research and publishing program, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and PhD in hand at time of appointment. Participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

  • For full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2016. Please submit application letter, CV, and the names of three references via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7013. Other queries may be directed to: Anthropology@scrippscollege.edu
  • --Submitted my application 10/11 and letters were requested 10/13. x2
  • 10/31 - notification for 30 minute interivew at AAA
  • Submitted app 09/12, and never heard back

Smith College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of Environmental Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016 - AAA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2017. We seek scholars in the field of Cultural Anthropology with a focus on the relationship of human communities to their physical environment. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field is expected by the time of appointment.

The position requires teaching four courses a year, including one section of introductory cultural anthropology. We seek candidates whose research is ethnographically grounded with an emphasis on spatial analysis, and whose teaching can incorporate the use of quantitative data and/or digital technology such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Areas of particular interest may include but are not limited to: environmental justice or anthropogenic climate change, with a focus on such topics as water rights and resource politics, impacts of pollution, desertification, wild habitat fragmentation, strategies for the mitigation of environmental risk, human/animal relationships, the effects of sea level rise, and socio-cultural resiliency in the face of future environmental change. We welcome applications from scholars whose expertise lies in applied anthropology.

Successful candidates will help to integrate the college’s excellent resources in spatial analysis, environmental studies and sustainable design into our humanistically-oriented anthropology curriculum, as well has having a demonstrated record of excellent teaching and a clear trajectory for research and publication. Geographical focus is open, though preference will be given to areas that do not overlap significantly with the work of current department faculty. Details about the Department of Anthropology can be found at https://www.smith.edu/anthro/.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester, mentor and advise undergraduates, and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life.

The Department of Anthropology at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2017. We seek scholars in the field of Cultural Anthropology with a focus on the relationship of human communities to their physical environment. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field is expected by the time of appointment.

The position requires teaching four courses a year, including one section of introductory cultural anthropology. We seek candidates whose research is ethnographically grounded with an emphasis on spatial analysis, and whose teaching can incorporate the use of quantitative data and/or digital technology such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Areas of particular interest may include but are not limited to: environmental justice or anthropogenic climate change, with a focus on such topics as water rights and resource politics, impacts of pollution, desertification, wild habitat fragmentation, strategies for the mitigation of environmental risk, human/animal relationships, the effects of sea level rise, and socio-cultural resiliency in the face of future environmental change. We welcome applications from scholars whose expertise lies in applied anthropology.

Successful candidates will help to integrate the college’s excellent resources in spatial analysis, environmental studies and sustainable design into our humanistically-oriented anthropology curriculum, as well has having a demonstrated record of excellent teaching and a clear trajectory for research and publication. Geographical focus is open, though preference will be given to areas that do not overlap significantly with the work of current department faculty. Details about the Department of Anthropology can be found at https://www.smith.edu/anthro/.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester, mentor and advise undergraduates, and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/37503 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016. Interviews with semifinalists will be held at the American Anthropological Association Meetings in Minneapolis, MN (November 17-19, 2016), and by video conference for those select applicants unable to attend.
  • AAA interview scheduled and additional materials requested (11/11 X 3)

Sonoma State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2016 Edit

The SSU Anthropology Department offers a B.A. in Anthropology, a minor in Anthropology, and as of Fall 2016, a B.A. in Human Development, in addition to an M.A. in Cultural Resources Management (CRM). Committed to an integrated, four-field approach in anthropology, the present full time faculty consists of one linguistic anthropologist, three archaeologists, and one biological anthropologist, as well as a Human Development faculty member. Faculty teach and design courses collaboratively across the curriculum, with two teaching biological courses, two with linguistic interests and expertise, and all faculty rotating the teaching of an integrative upper division course in anthropological theory and the capstone senior seminar. Faculty members conduct research on a variety of topics and pride themselves on involving students in applied research that often results in conference presentations and publications. The Anthropological Studies Center is a research facility of the Anthropology Department. Prospective applicants are encouraged to peruse the Anthropology Department’s main webpage (www.sonoma.edu/anthropology), as well as the Human Development Program website (http://www.sonoma.edu/humandevelopment/ ) and the Cultural Resources Management program webpages (http://www.sonoma.edu/anthropology/graduate/master.html and http://www.sonoma.edu/asc/).

The successful candidate will have teaching and research expertise and interests in cultural anthropology that complement the existing departmental strengths and will help to build the cultural anthropology curriculum for the next generation of a dynamic, applied 4-field program. While the area of research is open, the successful candidate will have a commitment to developing opportunities for student research, particularly in communities in the surrounding region, though not restricted to this location. The successful candidate will teach 3 undergraduate courses (12 units) per semester. (For the first four semesters, this workload is reduced by 1 course (4 units), by contract.) These will include lower-division and/or upper-division cultural anthropology courses, per the department's needs. Other departmental duties include: advising undergraduate and graduate students, active engagement in Department and University-wide governance and committee work, assisting with departmental program assessment, and possible duty as rotating department chair. The department currently includes an established Cultural Resources Management Master’s program now expanding into areas of intangible cultural heritage, community engagement and the application of new technologies, an undergraduate multidisciplinary comparative life course degree program in Human Development, and an institutional research partnership program in captive primate studies with local zoos. Collaborative teaching and research opportunities exist with other departmental faculty as well as faculty across a wide range of other departments and programs, and these will be encouraged.

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.

To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have a Ph.D in Anthropology or a closely related field by May 30, 2017. Some experience with university teaching at T.A. level or greater is a minimum requirement; the successful candidate will be a teacher-scholar with a serious commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising. Previous or ongoing research in the applicant's area/s of expertise with a focus on or inclusion of applied research in their research program is also required. Student advising, in addition to university and community service requirements stipulated in the University's policy for Retention, Tenure and Promotion. A provisional but clear sense of how your research and teaching interests complement existing program strengths is preferred. Demonstrated community engagement, teaching, and/or scholarship that reflects a commitment to issues of social justice and inclusiveness is preferred. Interest in developing research opportunities for students in local community contexts preferred.

To be recommended for tenure, the candidate must demonstrate satisfactory performance in four areas: teaching effectiveness; scholarship, research, creative achievement and professional development; service to the University; and public service and service to the community. Although tenure may be granted at any time, contract provisions specify that "the normal period of probation shall be a total of six (6) years of full-time probationary service and credited service, if any. Any deviation from the normal six (6) year probationary period shall be the decision of the President following his/her consideration of recommendations from the department or equivalent unit and appropriate administrator(s).” Tenure is required for promotion above the level of Associate Professor.

To obtain the full position opportunity announcement, please go to: http://www.sonoma.edu/aa/docs/poas/tt/POA%20104270.pdf.

  • To apply for this position, go to http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs/ by November 16, 2016. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email facultysearch@sonoma.edu.
  • Worst online application system I have ever seen in my life. It's not just usr unfriendly, it's downright hostile, and doesn't let me upload my documents. Anyone else encountering similar problems?
  • Me.  In addition to not being able to find the "user tools" that are discussed in the application instructions, I was only able to upload 1/2 of the materials I was told that I would.
  • Missing one document, and it just keeps giving me an error message. What do we do? and has anyone here managed to actually complete the application and submit?
  • I merged all the requested documents into one pdf and uploaded in the "resume" option. It appeared to work. 
  • Hear, hear! That was the worst application website of any of the many I've used. Glad I got it all in under the deadline! 
  • There wasan update here about phone interviews, but it seems it has been deleted.has anyone been in touch with them?
  • 12/6: Has anyone heard anything here? --
  • No word (12/7) -- but have a job app in for another CSU and it took them almost 2.5 months to do phone interview!!
  • Well, that's good to keep in mind. Still no word here (12/7)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL) - Cultural and Applied Anthropology - Deadline: October 2016 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Faculty Position FY17-028. September 23, 2016

Position Title: Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Hiring Unit: College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Anthropology

Job Description/Responsibilities: This is a tenure track position with specialization in cultural and applied anthropology. A focus in working with community development and/or health of minority, underrepresented, or immigrant populations is preferred. The Assistant Professor will work to establish a local research agenda and develop field opportunities for students. This position will teach introductory and advanced anthropology courses, create and conduct hands-on experiences (local and/or abroad), such as an ethnographic field school, and assist with student projects and internships. The Assistant Professor will teach three courses per semester in an undergraduate anthropology program, mentor students, and contribute to undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary programs as appropriate. The Assistant Professor will be expected to remain actively engaged in research, develop opportunities for student involvement and provide service to the University and community.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field required at time of employment, beginning August 2017. Persons who have not completed all degree requirements by the beginning of the contract period may be considered for a one-year term interim appointment at the rank of instructor.

Terms of Appointment: 9-month, Academic, tenure-track, beginning August 16, 2017

Salary: Commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application Process: Submit letter of application, vitae, copies of transcripts, a summary of teaching interests/philosophy, research interests and contact information for three references to: Jennifer Rehg jrehg@siue.edu

  • Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin in October 2016 and will continue until position is filled.
  • Received EEO request 11/7 x 2
  • Contacted for a phone interview (12/7) x 2

Southern Methodist University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of Environmental Anthropology - Deadline: November 15th - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

We seek a candidate with research focused on change and sustainability in human ecology and society resulting from environmental challenges associated with any of the following: industrialization, globalization, urbanization and development. Possible topics can include rural to urban demographic transitions, population growth/migration, disparities in power and wealth associated with emerging nations, or human health. The geographic area is open but we are particularly interested in regional specialists in SW Asia, China, Africa or the Middle East. We seek an individual with a strong theoretical approach who uses empirical qualitative and quantitative data. The idea candidate may specialize in modeling, network or spatial analysis (including GIS). The ideal individual should also have an applied focus and experience working with governmental agencies, private and public institutions, and NGO's. The candidate should also emphasize the importance of linking research to policy formulation and implications. Someone with these skills could articulate with our medical anthropology program and environmental archaeology program. Depending on the exact suite of specialties this person could also articulate with strong interdisciplinary programs at SMU including Health and Society, Global Health, International Studies, Environmental Studies, Human Rights, and Sociology. While an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor tenure track is anticipated, extraordinary candidates at all levels will be considered.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Anthropology in hand at time of application.

  • Deadline: November 15th.
  • Request for interview and further materials (11/22)

Southern Oregon University (OR) - TT Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: Oct. 31 2016 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Southern Oregon University’s Sociology and Anthropology Program invites applications for a tenure-track, 9 month, faculty position at Assistant Professor in cultural anthropology, beginning our 2017-2018 academic year, September 16, 2017. We seek candidates strongly committed to undergraduate teaching, to research, and to service in the program and campus community.

Desired areas of expertise include race and ethnicity, immigration or diaspora studies, human rights, social justice, and applied anthropology. Geographic area of specialization is open but we particularly desire candidates whose work addresses connections between Oceania/Pacific Rim, Africa or the Middle East, and North America. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of the ability to develop research projects that foster undergraduate involvement. The successful candidate will teach an introductory course, a research methods course, and advanced courses, depending on their expertise and program needs. Commitment to mentoring students for professional careers is essential.

Southern Oregon University is an inclusive community that celebrates diversity as essential to higher education, and we encourage those who share our intercultural goals to join our community. Because we expect our faculty to help nurture an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment, applicants are invited to submit a statement describing their contributions, or potential to contribute, to diversity in higher education through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Nope. 11/21 x2
  • Still nothing (12/2)
  • Telephone interview schedueled (12/2) x 2
  • Rejection email, 12/5 x4

Spelman College (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 17 Oct. 2016Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Anthropology faculty position beginning August 2017. Cultural Anthropologists with strong teaching and research interests in one or more of the following areas: medical anthropology or anthropology of health and disease, anthropology of development, or indigeneity are invited to apply. Geographical area of specialization is open, but preference is given to scholars whose research is non-US based and that complements the interests of current department faculty members. Focus on the Global South (especially Africa, the Middle East, or the Caribbean) is preferred.

The Department is seeking a candidate whose analyses are gendered, global, and comparative. The candidate must be able to teach core anthropology courses such as anthropological theory, introduction to anthropology, ethnographic methods, as well as courses in her/his area of specialization. Students in the department are required to write senior theses, thus the ideal candidate is willing to advise and mentor students as they conduct their original research. Research, scholarship, and professional service should be commensurate with that expected in a liberal arts college.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology is preferred, although “ABD” candidates will be considered.

Competitive salaries and an excellent benefits program are available.

To apply for the position, please upload: a letter of application which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; a one-page statement of scholarly agenda; and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Official transcripts will be required at time of hire. After initial review, three letters of recommendation will be requested directly from the list supplied by the candidate during application. Questions may be addressed to Ms. Michelle Meadors (mmeadors@spelman.edu) in the Faculty Support Office.

To APPLY, copy and paste the link address below to submit an electronic application with required attachments. Do not click APPLY ONLINE.

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=5e7ff855e74b467e999f5c2f1ad5c68f

Spelman College is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and participates in E-Verify.

  • Preference is given to candidates that apply by October 17, 2016. The review of applications will continue until December 1, 2016.
  •  Anyone received a request for an interview?
  • not yet! (11/7)
  • Any news 11/21
  • Not for me 11/23
  • Just sent them an email inquiring about the status of my application. they said that the search committee is still reviewing applications and no decision has been made yet 12/1

Stanford University (CA) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - Gender and Islam - Deadline: 3 Oct. 2016Edit

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position in Islam and gender.

The successful candidate will be based in a social sciences department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. A focus on the Middle East and/or Southeast Asia is preferred. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Political Science, or Sociology. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of teaching and research interests (no more than 3 pages), a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. Currently tenured applicants may submit only the names of three references at this time.

Stony Brook University (NY) - Mattoo Chair in Classical Indic Humanities - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2016Edit

The College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications and nominations for the Nirmal K. and Augustina Mattoo Endowed Chair in Classical Indic Humanities. The goal of the Mattoo Chair is to advance research in and promote a better appreciation of the contributions to human knowledge made by systems of knowledge having their origin or major development in Classical India. For the inaugural appointment to the Chair, we are looking for an outstanding scholar in the fields of art, aesthetics, literature, philosophy, theories of mind, religion, cultural anthropology, or cultural and intellectual history. The successful candidate must be eligible for appointment with tenure as a full professor at Stony Brook University.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Art, Asian/Asian-American Studies, History, Philosophy, Sociology or related field. Outstanding scholarship in art, aesthetics, literature, philosophy, theories of mind, religion, cultural anthropology, or cultural and intellectual history. Must be tenurable in one of the following departments: Art, Asian/Asian-American Studies, History, Philosophy, or Sociology. Exemplary record of leadership and high standing in the international research community.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching and in community outreach.

The holder of the chair will provide intellectual leadership to the field; collaborate with campus academic units to design and implement initiatives that will mainstream India Studies; pursue a research program resulting in prestigious publications; teach graduate and undergraduate courses and guide research scholars; organize conferences and lecture series; conduct outreach programs; and contribute to the mission of the Mattoo Center and its robust engagement with the public and the Indian American community.

The endowed professor will hold the academic rank of tenured professor in an appropriate department. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additionally, the successful candidate will have access to research, publication and program funding from the Mattoo Endowment.

Stony Brook University is home to the Bishembarnath and Sheela Mattoo Center for India Studies, a respected academic resource and community asset with an endowment of $5 million.

The Employment Application form can be found here: https://www.asa.stonybrook.edu/asa/ASAForms/Department/HRS/Document/HRSF0113.

  • We will begin reviewing files on October 1, 2016. Inquiries or to nominate an individual may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor S.N. Sridhar, at s.sridhar@stonybrook.edu. Telephone: (631) 632-9742.

Tulane University (LA) - TT Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology (and Africana Studies) - Deadline: 10 Dec. 2016Edit

The Anthropology Department of Tulane University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in cultural anthropology, beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment with the Program in Africana Studies. We seek candidates whose research/teaching interests complement those of our current faculty and who can teach courses focusing on the greater Caribbean, including the Gulf South, and on the African diaspora in the Americas, including the role of ideas about race in shaping regional cultures. An active research program and willingness to facilitate student access to fieldwork are highly desirable. Teaching responsibilities will include four courses per year, at least one of which will be a general introduction to cultural anthropology. Two courses per year will be interdisciplinary courses offered through the Africana Studies Program. Individuals whose teaching portfolio includes mentoring diverse students will be given priority consideration.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology, a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching, and an ongoing program of research.

Instructions to Applicant: All application materials must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/37539; required materials include (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement outlining courses you propose to teach and evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) the names of three references.

  • Review of applications begins immediately. Completed applications received by December 10, 2016 will receive full consideration.

University of Calgary (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Development Studies - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology & Archaeology, Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure track position in Development Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1st, 2017.

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 wellbeing, changing life ways, and food sovereignty, is a high priority. The regional focus for this hire is open.

The successful candidate will be expected to produce high impact research and scholarship, to secure external research funding and will play an active role in teaching and in graduate supervision in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. Service to the department, faculty, University and community will also be expected.

The preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. 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. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the Department and the DEST program, please visit http://antharky.ucalgary.ca.

  • All applications must be received by September 30, 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 three referees. The materials should be directed to: Julie Boyd, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary, Development and Sustainability Position, Earth Science 620, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4. These materials can also be sent electronically to boydj@ucalgary.ca. All applicants are strongly encouraged to visit http://antharky.ucalgary.ca to obtain additional information on our department.


Univerisity of Calgary (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Health of Indigenous Peoples of North America - Deadline Jan 16th, 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology invites applications for a tenure track-position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a focus on the health of Indigenous peoples of North America and elsewhere. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.

We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active research program with a focus on the health, and the community health and well-being of Indigenous peoples. An ability to conduct work in Canada and to engage in a comparative perspective with Indigenous communities abroad would be an asset. The successful candidate will produce high impact research and scholarship, show evidence of engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples and communities, secure external research funding and play an active role in teaching and graduate supervision in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the International Indigenous Studies Program. Service to the department, faculty, University and community will be expected.

Candidates will have a Ph.D. (or evidence of imminent completion) in Anthropology or in a related field. They must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching informed by Indigenous epistemologies, ontologies, methodologies and knowledge. Candidates may demonstrate research excellence through community research projects, leading to a strong record of research productivity, community development or other applied outcomes, and track record of (or potential to) securing research grants. Evidence of excellence in teaching may be demonstrated via a teaching dossier (including a convincing statement of teaching philosophy, strong teaching evaluations, and an exceptional record of commitment to teaching, supervision, and mentorship). Preference will be given to candidates who have experience and expertise in advancing projects and who have a demonstrated ability to conduct research and develop partnerships with 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 16, 2017. Please provide a cover letter, an up-to-date CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier, three samples of scholarly work (submitted manuscripts, dissertation chapters or community reports are acceptable), and the names and contact information for three (3) referees. The materials should be directed to Julie Boyd, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary, Indigenous Health Position at boydj@ucalgary.ca.

University of California Merced (CA) - Open Rank Professor - Inequality, Power and Social Justice (Multiple Positions - fields incl. Anthropology)Edit

The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels through three academic schools Engineering; Natural Sciences; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.

The University of California, Merced is seeking four new faculty members at the ranks of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor as part of a cluster hire. These positions are part of an ongoing multi-year, multi-departmental strategic initiative across the schools of Natural Sciences; Engineering; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts to build excellence in the broad area of Inequality, Power, and Social Justice (IPSJ). IPSJ is one of six strategic research pillars at UC Merced. IPSJ brings together scholars across disciplines and methodological backgrounds for whom historical and contemporary issues of inequality, power, and social justice are of central analytical focus. By incorporating a wide range of approaches, we aim to develop a richer understanding of how inequality and power are produced and reproduced as well as of their social, political, and personal consequences. We aim to develop a critical analysis of how systems of inequality and power interact with social justice and change. In this focus, we recognize and engage with our location in the Central Valley of California, a region marked by great ethnic diversity and high levels of poverty. The IPSJ pillar will provide space for cross-disciplinary discussion, as well as research and teaching, with the aim of theoretical and methodological inclusivity. We value scholarship that engages with the local, national, and international community both in the production and in the dissemination of knowledge.

We seek to hire scholars whose research fits into either or both of the following themes: 1) identity, experience, and representation ; and, 2) structural and institutional inequality . Successful candidates will compete in an interdisciplinary pool and have a record of accomplishment in one or more areas, including but not limited to: American studies, anthropology, art history, cognitive science, economics, English, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, linguistics, history, neuroscience, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, Spanish, sociology, women’s studies, and world heritage.

Assistant professor candidates should show promise of research excellence and creativity, while candidates for associate and full professor ranks should have a record of research excellence and creativity. Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to teach and train effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with broad interests and the potential for active interdisciplinary collaboration are preferred.

Candidates may be affiliated with one or more academic units with the primary appointment being determined by the candidate’s research and teaching interests and qualifications.

In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in a field relevant to the topics of interest indicated above by the position start date.

When submitting your application, please be sure to specify your area(s) of specialization. You may choose more than one option.

Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than November 1, 2016, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter detailing research area(s) of interest, thematic fit, and listing potential home academic unit(s); 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) a minimum of one writing sample; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of five references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates. For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit [ http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html#Are-there-any-guidelines-for-wr ].

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than November 1, 2016.

Applicants for the Associate/Full Professor level should include a list of five references with their applications; letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2017.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff.

For additional information, please contact Christina Torres-Rouff at ctorres-rouff@ucmerced.edu

Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.

Job location Merced, CA

Learn More More information about this recruitment: http://www.ucmerced.edu/

LINK: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00389

  • Deadline: Nov. 1.
  • Any updates on this position? 
  • Any updates from anyone? 
  • nothing here (11/30)
  • email notification: "the initial stages of review are underway." 2 Dec

University of California Riverside (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Medical Cultural Anthropology - Reviews begins: Jan. 16, 2017)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in medical cultural anthropology beginning July 1, 2017. The department seeks applications from broadly trained biomedical and critical medical anthropologists who are concerned with social inequalities (race, gender, class) and culturally constructed notions of well-being, health, and illness. The ideal candidate’s research and teaching should inform one or more of the departmental foci: (1) transnationalism, migration, and global processes; (2) indigenous, gender, and human rights in capitalist or post socialist societies; (3) sociocultural contours of care; and/or 4) contemporary culture change in a context of political economy. While the geographical area is open, it should complement the regional strengths of the department. The position will strengthen UCR Anthropology's emphases in applied and critical medical anthropology and the interconnections of health, social inequality, human diversity, and the environment. It articulates with campus-wide medical and social policy initiatives and with interests in Ethnic Studies, Global Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies, among others. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-division anthropology courses as well as upper-division and graduate courses in the field of specialization. A PhD in Anthropology is required by the start of appointment July, 1, 2017. 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.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

More information about this recruitment: http://anthropology.ucr.edu/

  • Complete applications must include an updated CV, a cover letter of interest describing current and future research and teaching directions, a statement on potential contributions to diversity, copies of up to three publications, evidence of teaching excellence, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of the applications will begin January 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting material received by January 16 will receive full consideration. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged.

University of California San Diego (CA) - TT Open Rank -Interdisciplinary Initiative - Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge, Learning (Multiple Positions)Edit

UC San Diego Interdisciplinary Initiative: Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge, Learning and Creativity Tenure-Track and Tenured

The University of California, San Diego has a long-standing commitment to interdisciplinary research. Building on this foundation, we are launching a campus-wide initiative to hire four or more tenure-track or tenured faculty conducting innovative interdisciplinary research with the broad goal of understanding human knowledge, learning and creativity. We seek candidates with research interests in: Cultural basis of human knowledge, learning and creativity. Candidates studying how culture shapes what we know and how we learn, and/or how knowledge, learning, and creativity are produced or contested within cultural communities are encouraged to apply.

For Assistant level candidates: http://apptrkr.com/872259

For Associate or Early Full Professor level candidates: http://apptrkr.com/872258

Assistant Professor candidates must have Ph.D. completed at the time of appointment and show great promise in teaching, service and research. The preferred candidate will be prepared to teach graduate and undergraduate students, demonstrate the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, and contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Associate-level or Early Full Professor candidates must hold a Ph.D. and show evidence of an outstanding independent research program along with strong teaching ability and service commitment. The preferred candidate should have evidence of meaningful and strong contributions to diversity.

  • Candidates may apply to one or more of the above four areas. The initial deadline for applications is September 30, 2016, and the review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

University of California, San Diego (CA) - TT or Tenured Professor For a New Initiative in Practical Ethics - Deadline: 14 Oct. 2016Edit

The University of California, San Diego invites applications from outstanding candidates for up to four separate searches (totaling up to eight positions) for TENURE TRACK or TENURED FACULTY POSITIONS in environmental justice, health care ethics, business ethics, and the social impact of technology, medicine, and science.

These positions are part of a bold multi-discipline, multi-year initiative in practical ethics that spans the entire University.  In this initiative, traditional normative ethical concerns are embedded in cross-disciplinary research in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, biological sciences, geosciences, engineering, business, and medicine.

Each appointment will be made jointly between two divisions or schools in order to facilitate collaborations in new inter-disciplinary fields. These areas include the Divisions of Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, the School of Global Policy and Strategy, the Jacobs School of Engineering, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Rady School of Management, and the School of Medicine.

Appointments generally will be at the Assistant or Associate Professorial level and in exceptional cases at the very early Professorial level. The University of California, San Diego, is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

There are at present four separate areas within the overall initiative:

  1. Social Impact of Science, Medicine, and Technology
  2. Health Care Ethics
  3. Environmental Justice
  4. Business Ethics

Candidates may submit an application to one or more of these areas.

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field. Successful applicants will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate students in the participating departments and establish a vigorous program of high-quality research that focuses on innovative approaches in one of the targeted areas.

Successful practical ethics applicants will complement exceptional expertise in multiple areas at UC San Diego, including, but not limited to: environmental sciences and environmental studies, bioethics, U.S. and global policy, public policy, sociology, philosophy, cultural and literary studies, political science, social psychology, political psychology, history of science, engineering, biomedical sciences, healthcare, and business.

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership and a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.

The level of appointment and salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay schedules.

Applications at the Assistant Professor level, please refer to the links below:

  1. Social Impact of Science, Medicine, and Technology: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01132
  2. Health Care Ethics: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01136
  3. Environmental Justice: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01134
  4. Business Ethics: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01138

Applications at the Associate or Full Professor level, please refer to the links below:

  1. Social Impact of Science, Medicine, and Technology: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01133   
  2. Health Care Ethics: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01137
  3. Environmental Justice: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01135
  4. Business Ethics: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01139

Required materials are: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research, including strategy for interdisciplinary research, (4) statement of teaching, (5) writing sample, (6) teaching evaluations (if available for Assistant Professor level), (7) names and emails of 3 potential recommenders for Associate Professor Level or 3 letters of recommendation for Assistant Professor Level, and (8) a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp.

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/index.html for the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program.

Please direct inquiries to: practicalethics@ucsd.edu

  • Completed applications received by October 14, 2016 will be assured of consideration and the positions will remain open until filled.
  • rejection email for Health Care Ethics (11/15)

University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Political Anthropology - Deadline: 10 Oct. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Bioarchaeology (SAAB) Unit, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, appointment to begin July 1, 2017. We seek a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in political institutions, processes, and cultures, with particular emphases on race and ethnicity. Relevant research concerns include state formation and statecraft; the politics of race and ethnicity; intersectionality; indigeneity; human rights; migration and citizenship; environmental justice; ethnographic approaches to political cultures and institutions. Other topical approaches will be considered but research must be based on ethnographic fieldwork and demonstrate strong theoretical foundations. Familiarity with interdisciplinary methods, including historical perspectives, is also desirable. Geographic area is open.

We seek an anthropologist of politics and power, as attention to indigenous movements, the hegemony of neoliberalism, and the reconfiguration of practices and discourses of class, race, and ethnicity associated with shifts in the global political economy and the advance of neoliberalism have transformed livelihoods, workplaces, political and educational institutions, and our natural and built environments. Competitive applicants will engage new configurations of racism and racial formations, indigeneity and sovereignty, environmental and political activism and neoliberal institutions. Critical approaches to race and to the institutional apparatus of racism, racial formations and intersectionality in line with the American Anthropological Association’s current campaign to educate the broader public on the topic are welcome. We value as well scholars who promise to make innovative interventions in social and cultural theory based in original ethnographic research, and who have the ability to apply this research to addressing social problems in non-academic settings.

Candidates will be expected to teach the lower-division introductory course in sociocultural anthropology, upper-division undergraduate courses in areas related to the candidate’s specialization, and to contribute to graduate training in research methods and sociocultural theory.

To explore our sociocultural program and faculty, see our website at: http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/graduate/specializations/sociocultural.

Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. at time of appointment. Please apply and submit via (https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00720): (1) a statement detailing research focus and experience; (2) a three-year research plan; (3) a one page statement on teaching aims and philosophy; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) letters from three references; (6) and two article length representative publications or writing samples. Please direct any questions to Professor James F. Brooks, Sociocultural Search Chair, at (searchsc16@anth.ucsb.edu).

  • For primary consideration submit application and materials on or before October 10, 2016.
  • Question: Anyone gotten clarity on whether (1) should be a cover letter and (2) should be a research statement or whether they are looking for something different than the usual application documents?
  • Geez, I hope that they meant research statement! That's definitely how I wrote it, though I thought it was weird they didn't want a cover letter.
  • Does anyone know if they've already made the invitations for conference/phone interviews? 
  • No new information on my end thus far (11/10)
  • I haven't heard anything on my end either (11/21). Hopefully someone will post when they get an invite.
  • The mess of the job description; the fact they asked for what would amount to 60 plus pages in application materials that no search committee are ever going to wade through for all the applicants; requesting letters up front; the confusion of what *was* actually requested... So many red flags!!
  • received request for skype interview 11/23

University of California, Santa Cruz (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Socio-Cultural Anthropology & Public Policy - Deadline: 14 Oct. 2016 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for a tenure-track position in socio-cultural anthropology and public policy at the level of assistant professor beginning July 1, 2017. We seek scholars whose work brings together ethnographic research on landscapes, health policy, law, political economy, the state, and/or migration policy in order to shed light on the new social and cultural worlds being created as a result of environmental and geopolitical crisis and change. Particular interests include the intersection of public policy making with medicine, public health, environment; migration, displacement, and alternative citizenships; humanitarianism, human rights, and advocacy; global capitalism, resource exploitation, and transnational investment; inequality, violence, and the anthropocene; and religion, law, and governance. While geographical area is open, we are especially interested in anthropologists working in Africa and African diasporas. Candidates’ work must speak to and engage with social policy so as to contribute to the development of and instruction in a nascent Masters degree program in Social Science and Policy. We also welcome theoretical and methodological experimentation. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Anthropology or closely related field (expected to be conferred by July 1, 2017). The successful candidate must present evidence of research activity and teaching experience (demonstrated by college level teaching experience, TA experience, research presentations, and/or professional training seminars).

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017, with academic year beginning September 2017. Degree must be conferred by July 1, 2018 for employment beyond that date.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application, curriculum vita, up to two writing samples (each chapter- or article-length), syllabus for a graduate course, syllabus for an undergraduate course, one set of teaching evaluations (optional), and contact information for three referees willing to write a confidential letter of recommendation if solicited.* Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Submit documents/materials as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00369

Refer to Position #JPF00369-17 in all correspondence.

  • All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm
  • CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2016.
  • - HAS ANYONE  HEARD BACK ABOUT THIS SEARCH?
  • - Not here (Midwest); I am sure folks will hear about interviews before the AAA Meetings.
  • -email scheduling AAA interviews 11/2 x2
  • Did anyone who did an AAA interview hear anything yet?
  • not yet - they said mid-December they would get back to us
  • invited for campus visit (12/7)

University of Central Arkansas (AR) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

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, ethnohistory, regional/local anthropology, environmental anthropology, and anthropological theory. Take an active role in advising students within the department’s 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 proven history of excellence and commitment in undergraduate teaching. Specialty areas and interests should include direct research or field experience in Arkansas and the Ozark region that can be built upon to engage anthropology majors in locally and regionally focused projects. At least two years of full-time university teaching across multiple sub-fields in anthropology, including excursion-based instruction. 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.

Required Education and/or Experience: Completed Ph.D. in anthropology.

University of Delaware (DE) - Assistant Professor -Social and Cultural Anthropology (Conflict / Violence / Migration) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Delaware (https://www.anthropology.udel.edu/), invites applications for a tenure-track position in social or cultural anthropology at the assistant professor rank. The department applies holistic approaches to understand, analyze, and address the challenges and opportunities facing 21st-century global citizens. We seek social and cultural anthropologists who model an engaged approach to collaborative interdisciplinary research and teaching activities. Our academic aims are to help students, scholars, and society realize the importance of diverse human experiences over time and across space, and to promote social global justice.

Preferred applicants will have a) a demonstrated record of scholarship—ongoing fieldwork program, research, publications, and grant activity, b) expertise in social-cultural qualitative anthropological method(s) and or quantitative data analysis, c) research centered on contemporary issues of conflict, violence, and/or migration, including topics such as gender, ethnicity, and violence; warfare and the ethics of war; violence and identity; migration and conflict. The start date for the position is September 1, 2017, and a Ph.D. in anthropology or its equivalent is required by the start of the appointment.

The Department of Anthropology offers undergraduate students a comparative, multicultural and cross-cultural, broad-based perspective on the human condition past and present, with majors in Anthropology and Anthropology Education. The Department has strong connections with several academic units at UD, including the Departments of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Political Science and International Relations, Women and Gender’s Studies, Communication, Geography, the School of Public Policy and Administration, and the College of Health Sciences.

Applicants must apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/37891 using the Interfolio® system. Candidates should upload a cover letter clearly outlining their research expertise and teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, up to two article preprints or reprints of scholarship, and three letters of reference.

  • Consideration of applications will begin October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Submit inquiries, but not application materials, to Professor Carla Guerrón Montero (cguerron@udel.edu), Search Committee Chair.
  • Has anyone heard anything? 
  • Not a word yet (12/01) 

University of Indianapolis (IN) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural/Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in cultural/medical anthropology to begin in fall 2017. We seek applicants whose research expertise critically engages processes of globalization, inequality, and health. Candidates whose research blends qualitative and quantitative research methods are especially welcomed to apply. Geographic area is open, but candidates with research experience outside the US are preferred. Applicants should be prepared to prioritize teaching at the undergraduate level and to contribute to the creation and offering of a graduate track in cultural anthropology. Appointment will be over the nine-month academic year (late August to late May). Appointment will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor.

The University of Indianapolis is a private, comprehensive university whose motto is “Education for Service.” Ranked in the top tier of Midwest universities by U.S. News & World Report, the University is situated in the 12th largest city in the United States, located on an attractive 65-acre urban campus in an area with an affordable cost of living. It is within a 10-minute drive of what Forbes magazine lists as one of “America’s Best Downtowns,” where the potential for networking includes a rich social and intellectual confluence of professionals, artists, and cultural/educational events. Founded in 1902, UIndy has a home campus of more than 5,500 students.

  • Applications are due by November 15, 2016. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, one writing sample, and the names of three reference letter writers. Questions may be directed to Dr. Alyson O’Daniel, search committee chair: odaniela@uindy.edu. LINK: https://jobs.uindy.edu/postings/3992
  • Rejection Letter received today :( (11/30) x2, but also kind of :), because it's nice of them to provide closure and so quickly too.

University of Michigan (MI) - Asst or early Assoc Prof - Racialization and Ethnic Formation in North America - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, invites applications for an assistant professor or early associate professor appointment to begin in September 2017. We are interested in scholars whose research addresses politics and processes of racialization and ethnic formation in North America from an anthropological perspective. Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to: new approaches to and theories about diversity; democratic participation and the politics of care; media and expressive culture; political economy and inequality; environmental racism and health disparities; policing, surveillance, and incarceration; civil rights and related social movements; and intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. Depth of ethnographic knowledge and the ability to address questions of theoretical and comparative significance will be crucial.

Please send copies of: (1) a cover letter; (2) a CV; (3) a statement of current and future research plans; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; (5) a sample of scholarly writing; (6) evidence of teaching excellence; and (7) the names and addresses of three references to umich.anthro.chair@umich.edu. Please make sure the name of each attached file starts with your name (Last Name, First Name).

  • Applications are due September 15, 2016.

University of Mississippi (MS) - TT Croft Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Korean Studies - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology (http://socanth.olemiss.edu) and the Croft Institute for International Studies (http://www.croft.olemiss.edu) invite applications for a Croft Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Korean Studies

Tenure-track position in Anthropology and Korean Studies

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology (http://socanth.olemiss.edu) and the Croft Institute for International Studies (www.croft.olemiss.edu) at the University of Mississippi invite applications for a Croft Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Korean Studies. This is a joint-appointment, tenure-track position supported by the Korea Foundation: start date, August 2017. We are seeking a cultural or linguistic anthropologist who will take a leading role in the development of Korean Studies on our campus. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory and thematic courses for Anthropology and International Studies as well as upper-level and graduate courses with a focus on Korea. Candidates should have an active fieldwork program, a strong commitment to teaching, and the language proficiency to conduct original research in Korean. Ph.D. in Anthropology is required by the time of appointment. Tenure and promotion reside in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Teaching and service responsibilities will be divided equally between the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Croft Institute. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers BA and MA degrees in Anthropology and the Croft Institute, a signature program on campus, administers the major in International Studies within the College of Liberal Arts. Interested candidates should apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu by uploading a letter of application, curriculum vita, outline of current and projected research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, and names and contact information for three individuals who can be contacted for letters of recommendation. Use the appropriate links to attach these materials to the on-line application.

  • Review of applications will begin when an adequate pool is established, but no earlier than November 10th, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Skype interview 12/5.

University of North Carolina Wilmington (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - Anthropology - Deadline: 5 Nov. 2016 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology, UNC Wilmington, seeks a cultural anthropologist to fill a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2017. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda demonstrating potential for extramural funding in areas such as the intersection of gender, race, and identity; religion; and economic anthropology. Geographic area is open, but should diversify our present areas of focus. Position requires teaching introductory courses, ethnographic theory and field methods, and advanced courses in areas of specialization. Preference will be given to candidates who can engage students in active research and learning opportunities in applied settings. PhD in Anthropology required at time of appointment.

Minimum Requirements: PhD in Anthropology required at time of appointment

  • Priority review of applications will be given to those received by November 5, 2016 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Job ad available here:  https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/6246.  Applications must be filed electronically at https://jobs.uncw.edu/user/new. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to William L. Alexander, Chair of Search Committee, and attached to the online application—not e-mailed or mailed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.
  • 11/14 - LORs requested, and statement of teaching philosophy/proposed courses. x2
  • Rejection email (12/2) x2

University of Notre Dame (IN) - Assoc. or Full Prof. - Sociocultural Anthropologist - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016Edit

The Anthropology Department at the University of Notre Dame seeks to hire a sociocultural anthropologist at the senior level (associate or full professor).

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated capacity for innovative and collaborative leadership; university-level administrative experience; and a substantial record of research, publications, and active scholarship. Integrative and interdisciplinary research and a demonstrated ability to obtain external and internal funding are highly desired. Candidates should show evidence of intellectual leadership and the ability to have an impact on the field of anthropology at Notre Dame and in the broader scholarly community.

Notre Dame Anthropology has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. We seek a faculty member committed to working within our undergraduate program, which has a strong history of student research and theses. Our PhD program is growing rapidly and we seek faculty who will actively mentor PhD students and contribute to the direction of our integrative approach to graduate training.

We seek a scholar whose expertise complements that of the current faculty. Geographic region is open though we seek someone whose regional and topical focus adds to the existing strengths of our department. Serious candidates should conceptualize explicitly how they would distinctively complement and/or add to our department’s strengths and contribute to our intellectual community.

For questions please contact Agustin Fuentes, Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame: afuentes@nd.edu.

  • The start date for this position is August 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted now through October 15, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

University of Oklahoma (OK) - Medical Anthropology/Science and Technology Studies/Bioethics - Deadline 7 Nov. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman seeks a full-time academic, tenure-track professor at the rank of Assistant Professor, with research interests in medical anthropology, science and technology studies, and/or bioethics beginning Fall 2017. The primary appointment would be within the Department of Anthropology, with potential joint appointments in other departments and/or centers. The teaching load is two courses per semester. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on critical engagements with biological research and/or medicine in indigenous communities of the Americas, either currently or as a logical next step in a program of research. Successful applicants will have a PhD, demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, and strong record of research with high potential for extramural funding. Review of applications will begin November 7 and continue until the positions are filled. OU is home to an NIH Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research, the Center on American Indian and Alaska Native Genomic Research, and OU’s Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research (LMAMR), which lead in studies in anthropological and genomic sciences, much of it in partnership with indigenous peoples of the Americas. OU is a Carnegie Very High Research institution with three campuses. The University was established in 1890 and enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2600 full time faculty. It ranks first among all universities in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled and has developed an award-winning Research Campus, contiguous to the Main Campus, that houses more than a dozen private companies, several Federal agencies, and numerous research programs in a unique synergistic ecosystem. More than a million square feet of new, fully-occupied space now exists on the Research Campus, with the latest additions including a Radar Innovations Laboratory, Life Sciences Complex, and an Innovation Hub that will open in about a year. Norman, with a population of 110,000, has a vibrant arts community with outstanding public schools and a variety of recreational resources. Please visit http://soonerway.ou.edu/ for more information about OU.  Interested individuals should email a 1) cover letter describing research and teaching interests, 2) complete CV, and 3) names and email addresses of three references to: Paul Spicer Search Committee Chair Email: paul.spicer@ou.edu Subject line: ATTN - Faculty Search The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. See http://www.ou.edu/eoo for more information.

  • The review of applications will begin November 7th and continue until the positions are filled.
  • EEO requested 11/9
  • Skype interview requested via email (12/6)

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Humanities - Deadline: 3 Nov. 2016 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in environmental humanities, broadly interpreted to embrace disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. We are interested in exceptional scholars who take innovative, pioneering approaches to such areas of inquiry as history and the environment; the arts, culture and the environment; environmental ethics and philosophy; environmental theory; environmental justice in a global perspective; the Anthropocene; the nonhuman in the humanities; and varieties of environmental knowledge. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in one of the following departments: Anthropology, Earth and Environmental Science, English, German, History, History and Sociology of Science, or Philosophy. Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate. This will be the first in a cluster of appointments in various aspects of the environmental humanities. The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in building such a program and in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within the overarching theme of environmental humanities. The successful candidate will teach courses in her or his home department and will participate in the development of curriculum pertinent to the theme of the cluster.

Applications should be submitted on-line at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/990 and include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate's perspective on how she or he fits into one of the core departments, an uploaded publication (either a link to a journal publication or some other writing sample), and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation.

  • Review of applications will begin November 3, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at History of Science Technology Medicine 2016-17 and Environmental 2017
  • LOR requested 11/1 (I guess they look at applications that come in before the deadline) x2
  • The application states that "The University of Pennsylvania will contact references at various times in the candidate review process. References may not be contacted immediately." My letter writers received a prompt very soon after I applied, and the same happened to a colleague. Any idea if it was automated for all applicants in this case?
  • I think the requested LORs were automatic.
  • Any news on this?
  • Heard they received 500+ applications. This may be slow.

University of Queensland (Australia) - TT Lecturer in Anthropology (= Asst. Prof. in USA) - Deadline: 3 Nov. 2016Edit

The Role: The School of Social Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Anthropology, commencing in January 2017. The role involves teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Medical Anthropology as well as other areas of expertise. The successful applicant will undertake postgraduate thesis research supervision, perform service and engagement activities in the School, and conduct research, including bringing in external grant funding and publishing scholarly papers.

The School: The School of Social Science is one of the most prestigious of its type in Australia, with over 900 equivalent full-time students, including 100 research higher degree students, and over 45 academic staff. It is a research-intensive School comprising the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, criminology and sociology. At the undergraduate level, the School manages the Bachelor of Social Science and also offers majors in each discipline within the Bachelor of Arts, along with an archaeological science major in the Bachelor of Science. From 2017 the School will offer a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) program. The School also manages postgraduate coursework programs in Development Practice, Community Development, Museum Studies, and Heritage Management.

The Person: Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology, strong research skills, and an ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medical anthropology and/or cross-cultural studies of health and illness. Expertise and teaching experience in gender and development; religion; or migration studies is also desirable.  High level interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to establish effective relationships within the University and with external agencies is essential, as is experience in applying for research grants.

University of South Florida (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 26 Nov. 2016 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a nine-month, full-time, and tenure-earning Assistant Professor position in Cultural Anthropology. We have a dynamic Applied Anthropology program committed to promoting holistic perspectives, fostering community engagement, and creating and supporting a diverse faculty.

DUTIES: Candidates are expected to: teach required and elective undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural anthropology, including courses within their own specialization; mentor M.A. and Ph.D. students; develop interdisciplinary research collaborations with faculty in other departments; establish local, community-based research projects; and seek external funding for research support.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology is required. Applications from individuals who are ABD will be accepted, but the degree must be conferred by our appointment start date in August 2017.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with experience and interests in one or more of the following topical areas: social or environmental justice, human rights, migration, mobilities, refugee studies, transnationalism, digital media, and global change. Specific areas of interest should complement those of the current faculty. Geographic area is open. Applicants with an established record of successful grants and with interest in engaged approaches will be especially welcome.

Job URL: https://gems.fastmail.usf.edu:4440/psp/gemspro-tam/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=11423&PostingSeq=1

  • Posting End Date: 11/26/2016.
  • Request for reference letters and Skype interview (12/2/2016) x3

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Open Rank - Emerging Worlds In Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 17 Oct. 2016 - SHORTLISTINGEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open rank position to start in fall 2017, with preference for a hire at the Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor level.

We seek scholars whose work addresses emerging worlds and emerging theoretical approaches in sociocultural anthropology. Particular interests include non-representational theory, new materialism, sensory ethnography, multi-species ethnography, new ecologies and infrastructures, affect and performativity, racial assemblages, and circuits of violence. We also welcome methodological innovations and interventions. Geographical and theoretical areas are open.

Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and service to the Department, College of Liberal Arts, and the University.

Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval. A background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand in anthropology or a related field of study. Applicants for appointment as Associate Professor must have a distinguished publication record suitable for a tenured appointment. All applicants should have a solid record as an effective classroom teacher at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Please submit a cover letter detailing research and teaching expertise, a C.V., writing sample or publication, and the names and contact information for three references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/35566 by October 17, 2016.
  • long shortlist contacted 11/11. 17 people!
  • Has anyone been contacted after AAAs?

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Socio-cultural Anthropology - 30 Nov. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Socio-cultural Anthropology. The appointment will begin July 1, 2017.

We seek a socio-cultural anthropologist specializing in political and/or legal anthropology. Relevant areas of focus will be in human rights, indigeneity, or the politics of race and multiculturalism, and may include diaspora/transnational aspects of these issues. The successful candidate will complement existing faculty strengths across Anthropology at UTM and in the tri-campus Anthropology Graduate Program.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, show evidence of excellence in teaching, and demonstrate excellence in research along with an on-going, innovative ethnographic research program. Excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in field-relevant academic journals, equivalent peer-reviewed venues, or presentations at significant disciplinary conferences; grants or awards as appropriate for stage of career; and strong endorsements by referees of international stature. Evidence for excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments; strong letters of reference; and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.

The University of Toronto Mississauga has an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern and spacious campus. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded program of research, to pursue excellence in teaching in the UTM Anthropology undergraduate program (http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/anthropology/), and to actively participate in the tri-campus University of Toronto Anthropology Graduate Program (http://www.anthropology.utoronto.ca/graduate/). Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Information: All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601325. Applications must be submitted online and submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. A link to the online application system will also be available at the UTM Anthropology website.

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is Nov. 30, 2016.

University of Toronto Scarborough (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor, Socio-Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 27 Oct. 2016Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in socio-cultural anthropology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2017.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates whose work is deeply informed by theory and grounded in intensive, long-term ethnographic research, who conduct research in Asia and whose work explores religious life, cities, and / or the environment.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. She or he 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. Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.

Candidates should be able and willing to teach Introductory classes as well as mid and upper-level courses in the discipline and should have an interest in teaching fieldwork methods and directing undergraduate research in the immediate Toronto area.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • All qualified candidates are invited to apply at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601168. Applications should submit 1) a cover letter describing their research agenda, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching dossier (including statement of teaching philosophy) by the closing date of October 27, 2016. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to anthropology-ca@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Asia - Open Rank - Deadline: Oct. 24, 2016Edit

The newly formed Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at 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 scholar of the humanities or qualitative social sciences with expertise in at least one Southeast Asian language. Appointment begins August, 2017. Ph.D. required prior to start of appointment. Rank and area of specialization are open. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate eagerness to take part in a multi-disciplinary conversation about issues in trans-Asian contexts, 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. Qualified applicants should send a complete dossier (including letter of application, CV, and sample publication) and three letters of reference by email to alc@letsci.wisc.edu.

Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. 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.

  • To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 24, 2016.

Wheaton College (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: Open Until FilledEdit

Wheaton College Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in sociocultural anthropology at the rank of assistant professor, to begin July 1, 2017. Geographic specialization is open, with preference given to those areas outside Southeast Asia or Europe. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in anthropology (ABD considered).

Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to the lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at http://www.wheaton.edu.

  • To request an application, please send a CV and cover letter addressed to Dr. Hank Allen at Sociology.Anthropology@wheaton.edu. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Widener University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016 - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Anthropology Department in the Social Science Division invites applications for a tenure-track position in cultural anthropology at the assistant professor level, beginning in August 2017. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in anthropology, be able to demonstrate a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and specialize in one or more of the following areas of applied research: community-based development, urban ethnography, sustainability, environmental justice, public health, race and ethnic studies.

Essential duties include teaching our introductory cultural anthropology course and one or two other courses per semester. With small class sizes, a successful faculty member will adopt an active/experiential/high impact teaching style. Tenure also requires an ongoing research program, one that in part may involve undergraduate students. Professors maintain on-campus office hours, contribute to curriculum development, and participate in departmental and college governance.

Secondary Responsibilities: Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to the ideals contained in the university’s mission, to take students’ education personally, to instill within them a strong sense of community through service and experiential learning. Willingness to incorporate Chester, a former industrial city now with an economically distressed, largely African-American population, and Widener’s global hub in Costa Rica into your teaching or research would be a plus.

Job Qualifications: KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Problem Solving: The ability to adopt an active/ experiential/high impact style of teaching, rather than lecturing and demanding information back in tests is expected. Since many of the candidate’s students will not be majors, they have to be able to appeal to students with less expertise in anthropology and a different orientation.

Communication: Teaching at Widener is based on developing a relationship with students, and participating in Faculty governance. Successful candidates’ ability to be comfortable in the classroom and in faculty forums and to communicate clearly is essential.

Complexity of Tasks: With a small department the candidate will help to shape the department’s future and engage in larger planning efforts, in addition to teaching and research.

Leadership Skills: Initially, the expectation of leadership is minimal. As the candidate proceeds towards tenure and hopefully promotion to full professor, their ability to take on leadership roles in the department, division, college, and university becomes more important for their success.

Initiative/Creativity: In a small department, flexibility, initiative and creativity in recruiting students and developing new courses and student activities is expected.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Education/Training and Experience Required) Required: Ph.D in Anthropology, demonstrated teaching ability.

  • Complete applications require a cover letter, CV, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and three professional letters of recommendation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.Applicants must submit all materials electronically to https://Widener.igreentree.com by September 30, 2016. Confidential letters of reference should be sent by the letter writer or a dossier service to anthro@widener.edu.
  • UPDATES
  • 2 colleagues got called for interviews [posted 10/14]

Yale-NUS College (SGP) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016 - AAA INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and Yale University, invites applicants for one or more tenure track positions at the Assistant Professor rank in any relevant area of Sociocultural Anthropology.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD and be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The incoming faculty member would join a committed team dedicated to the development and teaching of the Anthropology Major and Yale-NUS’s flagship Common Curriculum (see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum).

The appointee will be expected to begin their duties in time for the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. 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.

  • AAA Interview requested 11/4

Yale-NUS College (SGP) - Professor & Head of Studies, Anthropology (Sociocultural Anthropology) - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016Edit

Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and Yale University, seeks to appoint an accomplished scholar to assume a senior role in the Anthropology program. Applicants should be internationally recognised scholars with an active research profile and a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Applicants may have a specialization in any relevant area of sociocultural Anthropology.

The successful candidate would play a lead role in the continuing development and teaching of the Anthropology Major and the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum (see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum). They would also maintain an active research profile in their specialist area. As Head of Studies they would shape the vision for the Anthropology Major, lead curriculum development and coordination, recruit and mentor faculty, and uphold standards for promotion and tenure.

The position will be a tenured appointment in Anthropology, which sits within the Division of Social Sciences. The appointee will be expected to begin their duties in time for the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. 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.

The executive search firm Perrett Laver will support Yale-NUS College in identifying and evaluating candidates. Contact Perrett Laver for further information - Yale-NUS@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0) 207 340 6200. Submit the following materials for full consideration: a cover letter explaining why the position is of interest; a full CV; statements on research interests and teaching experience/philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s particular mission and curriculum; and the names and contact information of three academic referees. These can be uploaded at http://www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 2555.

  • Review of applications will commence on 15 September 2016 and continues until the position is filled; early application is encouraged.

Yale University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural or Linguistic Anthropologist - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2016 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Yale University seeks to hire a sociocultural or linguistic anthropologist into a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Topic and area specializations are open, and should complement the research and teaching interests of current faculty. The Department sees particular opportunities for expansion in the areas of science/technology studies or gender/sexuality studies. The appointment is scheduled to begin July 1st, 2017. Applications should include curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation or copies of publications are not required at this stage. Prepare your application materials by logging in to https://apply.interfolio.com/37254 or if you don't have an account, create one now.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities.

For questions concerning this search, please contact ann.minton@yale.edu. Do not submit applications, or application materials to this email address. Please submit your application via INTERFOLIO by using this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/37254

  • Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Letters and writing samples requested (10/26). (x3)
  • In my application on Interfolio there are new sections for syllabi, evaluations and additional research statements. It says that these items are only for those who have been officially notified by the search committee. Anyone receive this request for further materials?
  • Yes, receipt for request of additional additional material (11/29)

Yale University (CT) - Open Rank - Anthropology and African American Studies - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016Edit

The Departments of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale University seek to hire a scholar whose research and teaching interests focus on race and racial formation in the United States and/or Black Diaspora contexts. The appointment is scheduled to begin July 1st, 2017 and will be at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Prepare your application materials by logging in to https://apply.interfolio.com/37808 , or, if you don't have an account, create one now.

For questions concerning this search, please contact afamstudies@yale.edu.

Do not submit applications, or application materials to this email address. Please submit your application via INTERFOLIO.

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Any updates??

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Colby College (ME) - Visiting Asst. Professor - African Diaspora, the Black Atlantic, and the Caribbean - AAA INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology and the African-American Studies Program at Colby College invite applications for a joint one-year visiting Assistant Professorship, beginning September 1, 2017. While the Ph.D. is preferred, a very advanced ABD with highly relevant innovative fieldwork and extensive teaching experience will be considered. Teaching experience is necessary.

We seek a scholar whose research specialties and teaching experience focus on the African Diaspora, the Black Atlantic, and the Caribbean. Preference will be given to specialists in the Caribbean or other African Diaspora communities in North or South America (including Canada). Absolute preference will be given to specialists in areas outside the United States. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introduction to sociocultural anthropology, and four additional courses, at least three of which should explore topics in the African Diaspora. Applicants are encouraged to suggest courses and topics not currently in the African American Studies program curriculum. Applicants should send a cover letter describing teaching philosophy and research interests, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to http://apply.interfolio.com/38350 Electronic submission of application materials through Interfolio is required.

  • Review of applications will begin October 17, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAA meetings. For more information, please contact Professor Chandra D. Bhimull or Professor Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Director, African American Studies, by e-mail: cbhimull@colby.edu or ctgilkes@colby.edu

New York University (USA: NY) - Faculty Fellow Center for European & Mediterranean Studies [Non-TT]Edit

  • The Center for European and Mediterranean Studies in Arts and Science at New York University invites applicants for a Faculty Fellow position.
  • The initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2017, renewable annually for a maximum of three years, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
  • CEMS/NYU seeks a scholar specializing in one or more of the following fields: comparative European and Mediterranean politics, anthropology, or sociology, or contemporary or recent European and Mediterranean history. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and/or teaching interests concerning the European Mediterranean regions. Additionally, we would value academic interest in the European Union.
  • Responsibilities include teaching three courses per year (possibly including an undergraduate or graduate research seminar), and a significant role in advising theses (for both MA students and undergraduate seniors). Service to the program will also involve representing the Center at university occasions and committee meetings. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and excellence in teaching, and have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than 2012.
  • To apply, see the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies website at http://cems.as.nyu.edu/page/employment.
  • The applicant should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three references. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017.

University of Central Florida - Instructor or Lecturer (renewable), Anthropology - Deadline Nov 3, 2016Edit

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Department of Anthropology invites applications for a renewable visiting instructor or lecturer position anticipated to begin in Spring 2017. The candidate’s geographical and topical area of specialization is open. This is a teaching-intensive position. The successful candidate must possess the qualifications and skills necessary to teach large undergraduate introductory courses (300+ students) in all four sub-disciplines and must be able to demonstrate their commitment to teaching excellence. Evidence of strong teaching skills is desired. Teaching assignments are based on the needs of the department. Full-time lecturers and instructors normally teach 4 classes per semester (Spring/Fall) based on the departments current workload policy and may have the opportunity to earn additional salary teaching summer classes, if funding is available. The successful candidate must teach courses in face-to-face, mixed (hybrid) mode, and fully online formats. We seek a candidate with an engaged, innovative and thoughtful approach to teaching a large and diverse student body who is committed to student success.

Located in Orlando, UCF continues to build internationally recognized academic and research programs and is the nation’s second largest university, with a diverse student body of over 63,000 students. UCF is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

A master’s degree for instructors or a Ph.D. for lecturers in Anthropology from an accredited institution by time of application. (Sub-disciplinary specialization is open for both ranks). Applicants must be trained in a four-field approach to anthropology.

Qualified applicants must apply online at http://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, candidates should upload at the time of application a cover letter outlining their qualifications and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three (3) professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy (no more than one single-spaced page), 2-3 sample syllabi, and 1-2 sample assignments that showcase pedagogical innovation and excellence.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster, Chair, Visiting Instructor/Lecturer Search Committee, at: 407-823-2227 or beatriz.reyes-foster@ucf.edu.

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Lecturer in Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Jan. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a faculty position at the level of non-tenure stream Lecturer in Anthropology. Pending budgetary approval, the position will begin in fall 2017 with an initial two-year contract, with the possibility of obtaining renewable three­year contracts after satisfactory performance reviews. A PhD in hand at the time of application is required. The successful applicant will be expected to advise undergraduate students and assume the duties of Director of the Undergraduate Studies program for the Department of Anthropology. The teaching load will be a 3 + 2 course load during the academic year. The ability to teach large enrollment introductory courses and upper-level elective courses is desirable. We invite applications from candidates with teaching and research experience in North America with a particular emphasis on Native American, African American, or Latino studies from one or more sub-field perspectives (Archaeology, Social and Cultural Anthropology and Physical Anthropology). A particular preference for expertise in the teaching and study of material culture and/or (paleo)demography is sought.

Please submit letter of application, CV, and names/email addresses of three references online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTY3.

  • To receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 1, 2017.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17Edit

DISCUSSIONEdit

    • So, at this point shoudl we assume that all AAA intervews have been scheduled? (11/11)
    • Are there any updates on Antioch College's Cultural Anthropology VAP?
      • 11/11/16 Search ongoing and in hands of search committee
    • Carnegie Mellon* is ignoring the AAA agreement / rule about letters of recommendation. Here is text straight from AAA job website:
    • ===Request for References During Application Process===
    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.
    • So are Bates, Bard, UCSC, and Lehigh, for that matter. On another note, while I very much appreciate the work that goes into maintaining this page, I wonder if it could be made more functional via a hyperlinked, date-ordered list at the top, a la the postdocs page? As it stands, the only way to ascertain what's new is the quickly-obsolete chart up top, or scrolling through the entire list. I understand that this may be simply too much work for a free page however, and I couch the idea in a sincere thank you to the anonymous editors.
      • And the University of Toronto - consistently, across its campuses.
    • There is an RSS feed at the top of the page that displays the most recent edits ("Recent Activity"); unfortunately, the date function in that feed is currently not functional (still waiting on a fix from Wikia). Clicking the links in the feed will lead you to dates. Otherwise, if you want to follow page updates, using an RSS reader is strongly recommended. This is the link to subscribe to the RSS feed for this page: http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Cultural_Anthropology_2016-2017?feed=rss&action=history. One good RSS reader is https://feedly.com/ but there are many other options out there (perhaps other users can recommend?) Hope this helps. --Una74 (talk) 15:35, September 8, 2016 (UTC)

Who is on this page for the '16-'17 search?Edit

ABD - Looking for first job / postdoc: 7

PhD - Looking for first job: 5

Have a job, looking for new one ...


  • adjunct: 5
    visiting assistant professor: 2
    lecturer:
    postdoc: 9
    tenure track: 7
    tenured: 1
    other faculty: (scholar-in-residence)
    outside academia:
    dual career:
    educ. admin:
    post postdoc (unemployed): 1
    research staff:
    participant observer (ABD learning the ropes before diving in):
    ABD and adjunct at university (not where I'm ABD): 3

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

Search committee member observing discussion: 1 </li>

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