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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY JOBS - 2017-2018

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See also: Archaeology Jobs 2017-2018, Linguistic Anthropology 2017-2018, and  Biological Anthropology 2017-2018

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Bucknell University (PA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Studies, with a focus on Race, Identity, and Community (incl. Anthropology) - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2017Edit

The Environmental Studies Program at Bucknell seeks to hire an assistant or associate professor with a specialization in race, identity, and community, to start in August 2018. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, a high potential for excellence in research, and will bring a strong community focus to their teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities include courses in specialties such as such as race, culture & environment, sustainable cities, or environments & identities; community-based and/or local student research; community and qualitative research design; and service and general education courses in environmental studies. Ph.D. required by time of appointment in an environmentally relevant field with specialties in the social sciences or humanities such as: Africana, ethnic, gender, or Indigenous studies; critical race studies; environmental or community sociology or anthropology; community-level international development or political ecology; social/urban geography or urban anthropology; or community health.

We invite candidates to explain how issues of diversity are brought into their teaching, scholarship, and/or service. We seek a teacher-scholar who is committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body and whose experience and expertise will contribute to the Environmental Studies Program's diversity-related educational goals, including an emphasis on inclusive pedagogy. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Application materials should include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness as available, a research statement, and three confidential letters of reference.

  • Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted through Bucknell's career site (careers.bucknell.edu).

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Anthropology - Applied Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2017Edit

The Department of Geography and Anthropology in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. Candidates specializing in applied research in anthropology are especially encouraged to apply. Regional area and subdiscipline are open.

The Position: The faculty member will teach undergraduate classes in applied anthropology, quantitative methods, environmental anthropology, anthropology as a STEM discipline, and/or method and theory. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in involving undergraduates in research and/or field activity, an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and enthusiasm for a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach to education, and a commitment to service. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology with a focus on applied approaches to anthropology or closely related field from an accredited university by August 1, 2018; Evidence of university teaching experience (please send teaching evaluations if available); Evidence of scholarly potential (e.g., publications, conference presentations, grant development, extramural funding); Evidence of ability to work with, and mentor a diverse student population (e.g., advising, student club involvement, independent study supervision); Ability to teach courses in applied areas of anthropology and regional area of specialization.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: Regional area of focus is open; Specialization in applied approaches in anthropology, more specifically quantitative methods, environmental anthropology, anthropology as a STEM discipline, and/or method and theory; An applied focus in research and/or teaching; Willingness to develop local research project that includes undergraduate students in research; Willingness to conduct fieldwork or applied community projects with students.

Application Procedure: A completed online application will consist of (prepare all files in .pdf format): a Cover Letter that describes the candidate's research and teaching experience and interests. The letter should also address the duties and qualifications as articulated in the position description. a statement of Teaching Philosophy within a multicultural environment, with examples of past experiences (1, single-spaced page); a Student Success Statement about your teaching, experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (1, single-spaced page); a Curriculum Vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form; the names, titles, addresses, email and telephone numbers of at least five individual References who can speak to the candidate's potential for success in this position; Teaching Evaluations (if available); a completed Academic Employment Application Form http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication.pdf a Transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists); and Three Recent (signed and dated within the past 2 years) letters of reference. The link for reference letter writers to follow is http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/applications/ant-applied-letters.shtml

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Geography and Anthropology in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociocultural Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. Candidates specializing in economic or political anthropology are especially encouraged to apply. Regional area of focus in Asia or Asian diaspora populations is preferred; Africa and Latin America also desirable.

The Position: The faculty member will teach undergraduate classes in Sociocultural Anthropology, qualitative and quantitative ethnographic methods, anthropological theory, globalization, science and technology, and/or social movements. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in involving undergraduates in research and/or field activity, an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and enthusiasm for a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach to education, and a commitment to service.Regional area of focus in Asia or Asian diaspora populations preferred; Africa and Latin America also desirable. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: - Ph.D. in anthropology with a focus on sociocultural anthropology or closely related field from an accredited university by August 1, 2018; - Evidence of university teaching experience (please send teaching evaluations if available); - Evidence of scholarly potential (e.g., publications, conference presentations, grant development); - Evidence of ability to work with and mentor a diverse student population (e.g., advising, student club involvement, independent study supervision); - Ability to teach courses in sociocultural anthropology and areas of specialization.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: - Specialization in sociocultural anthropology, theoretical focus economic, political, social, others considered; - Potential for applied focus in research and/or teaching; - Regional area of focus in Asia or Asian diaspora populations preferred; Africa and Latin America also desirable; - Willingness to develop a local research project and include undergraduate students; - Willingness to conduct fieldwork or applied community projects with students.

Please address all inquiries to: Dr. Claudia García-Des Lauriers, Anthropology Faculty Search Chair, Department of Geography and Anthropology, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 3801 W. Temple Ave., Building 5-146, Pomona, CA 91768. Email: clauriers@cpp.edu Phone: 909.869.5264 FAX: 909.869.3586

George Mason University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology (N. Africa / Middle East) - Deadline: 2 Oct. 2017Edit

The George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2018. 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.

Responsibilities: The department seeks a cultural anthropologist whose area of specialization is Middle East or North Africa and whose research addresses migration and refugees in a global context. The position will reside in the Global Affairs Program and will contribute both teaching and advising to Mason's Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Mason's Global Affairs Program is a large, vibrant, interdisciplinary program offering both B.A. and M.A. degrees. We are looking for a candidate who can contribute in teaching, advising, and programming to both the indicated area of specialization as well as the core curriculum in our undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information, visit http://globalaffairs.gmu.edu.

The successful candidate will be expected to sustain a robust research program in their area of expertise, produce peer-reviewed publications, seek grant funding, engage in multidisciplinary collaborations, mentor graduate students, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, participate in faculty governance, and participate in professional organizations and societies.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology; and Must demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarship, and in graduate and undergraduate teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with active field research on transnational migration and refugees; Ability to teach advanced courses in research methods; and Applicants with experience teaching in interdisciplinary classroom setting.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F166Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online faculty application; and upload a letter of application and CV.

  • Committee review of applications will begin October 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to the chair of the search committee, Professor Niklas Hultin, at ihultin@gmu.edu.

John Jay College, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Social/Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: review begins July 15Edit

The Anthropology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks to make a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Social/Cultural Anthropology commencing in August 2018.

John Jay College is the college of justice at CUNY and has a long-standing reputation for excellence in matters related to criminal and social justice and deep connections to the national and local justice communities. Within this intellectual and political context, the Anthropology Department has two distinct majors: (1) Culture and Deviance Studies and (2) Anthropology, since 2013.

We seek a hire who can contribute to both majors and complement and augment our strengths in political and legal Anthropology, street ethnography, and the study of illicit drugs, urban inequality, deviance, sexuality, and the law. As a small department with twelve (12) full time and eighteen (18) sessional/adjunct faculty at a large public college with an emphasis on not only research, but on teaching as well, heavy preference will be given to those candidates with a demonstrated aptitude for teaching and learning in intellectually and demographically diverse environments.

Areas of interest for our department include, but are not limited to Antiracism, Critical Race Theory, Border Studies, Migration, Militarism, Marxism, Infrastructure, Political Economy, and the Law. Geographic area open, but the department is committed to expanding its expertise beyond the United States.

Responsibilities include teaching, engaging and mentoring a very diverse student body at a large urban public college. The successful candidate will have the ability to deliver practical research training to students and a commitment to social inclusion and the advocacy for justice that is the core mission of John Jay College.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts institution that enriches the learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Now under the leadership of its fifth President, former U.S. Assistant Attorney General, Karol V. Mason, the college has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building with a black-box theater, state-of-the-art lab space, a moot court, and a variety of virtual learning settings.

QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in Anthropology or another advanced degree combined with active engagement in the discipline of Anthropology through scholarship and research. Also required is experience in publications involving cross cultural research and analysis; experience and/or aptitude in grant-writing.

COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY If you are viewing the job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow the instructions below:

Go to http://www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment"
Click "Search job listings"
Search by job Opening ID number 17024
Click on "more options to search for CUNY jobs"
Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions

Once you have registered and logged in with your user name and password, follow the prompts to upload the following required information in the system as a single document: a CV/resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter.

Interviews will be conducted at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Nov. 29-Dec. 3) and through internet telephony.

  • CLOSING DATE: Review of resumes to begin July 15, 2017. Applications will be accepted until January 21, 2018.

Lehman College, CUNY (NY) - TT Open Rank Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Aug. 2017Edit

The Lehman College Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate/full professorship in Cultural Anthropology beginning August 31, 2018. Candidates must have an active record of research/scholarship/creative works, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in cultural anthropology, engage in research/scholarship and professional organizations, advise students, provide service to the department, college, university, and community; i.e. program coordination, committee, administrative, supervisory, and other assignments normally associated with a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, evening teaching may be required. Topical and geographic areas of expertise are open. We particularly encourage candidates focusing on migration and diaspora, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, science and technology, children and youth, and/or social movements.

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students preparing them for employment, the professions and further study. The teaching load is 21 hours (7 courses) per year and although the college is predominantly teaching focused, faculty at Lehman are active in research, scholarship and creative works. Service to the college, university and community is part of the mission as is a clear commitment to student engagement including advisement. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty over the first five years for scholarly development and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available for faculty development and travel awards. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support. The Lehman College Department of Anthropology seeks to build a faculty diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and disability, and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree with experience in cultural anthropology or related discipline is required on commencement of the appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. We seek colleagues who are sincerely committed to supporting students' learning and advancement and who maintain active involvement in professional organizations.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit http://www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).

For technical issues: Contact the service desk by email: service.desk@cuny.edu. If you can, provide screenshots. Please do not provide your User Account password; it is not needed to investigate any issue.

For other questions: For questions about the content of any job posting, please contact the Human Resources department: Recruiting@lehman.cuny.edu.ld provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.

  • CLOSING DATE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning August 1, 2017 and continue until a candidate is identified.

Lewis and Clark College (OR) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017Edit

Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates, invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology beginning in Fall 2018.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching complement the department's strengths. Areas of particular interest include: expressive/material/visual culture (language, performance, new media), critical race studies, globalization and its local frictions. Preferred areas of regional complementarity include: South and Central Asia, Africa, African diasporas, African American experiences. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the College's interdisciplinary Gender Studies and/or Ethnic Studies programs. Ph.D. or terminal degree in anthropology required at the time of appointment as a tenure-track member of the faculty. Potential for excellent teaching and research at an undergraduate institution are essential. Usual load is five courses per academic year and may include regular participation in the College's general education program.

A complete application must include: (1) cover letter of application which includes statements of research interests and teaching experience, as well as a description of how the applicant's teaching and/or work in the campus community will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) sample of scholarship (published articles, and/or works in progress); (5) graduate transcripts; (6) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees).

All materials should be addressed to Chair, Anthropology Search Committee, and must be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/43002. Click "Apply" to create your free account.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Tenured Professor - Latin American Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017Edit

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Global Studies and Languages (GSL) section invites applications for a position in contemporary Latin American Cultural Anthropology at the tenured professor level, to start in Fall 2018 (employment begins July 1, 2018). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and have five-years minimum of academic teaching experience at the college or university level. Preference given to candidates with greater teaching experience and clear evidence of publication and scholarly development. The teaching load is three courses per year, specifically, mid-tier and upper-level undergraduate courses in GSL (generally, two subjects per year conducted in Spanish, one in English). Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. Portuguese also desirable. Applicants should be trained in cultural anthropology with a specialization in contemporary Latin American Studies, and prepared to work in a multidisciplinary environment. Applicants must have significant scholarly work that is already published. MIT expects a highly productive and innovative research program as part of the requirements for tenure.

  • Please submit letter of application, CV, two writing samples of peer-reviewed scholarship, preferably at least one book in English, but no more than two books. Spanish language publications accepted. Please also provide two syllabi of undergraduate courses (one course taught in upper-level Spanish, one in English) that you would be interested in teaching, to be received no later than October 16, 2017 to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9235

Mount Holyoke College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure track position in cultural anthropology at the assistant professor rank to begin fall 2018.

We are looking for an ethnographer who specializes in media and visual anthropology, with attention to the politics of representation regarding cultural forms such as race, class, gender, religion, and ability. We welcome candidates who incorporate video, photography, and/or other innovative techniques into their ethnographic methodology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in interdisciplinary fields such as Film Studies, Africana Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, and Journalism, as well as with community-based and global education programs.

Mount Holyoke supports faculty scholarship through research funds, travel support, and sabbaticals, and a 2-2 teaching load. Mount Holyoke also offers a comprehensive faculty mentoring program, a teaching and learning initiative, and invests in faculty across the career span. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellence at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required by the time of appointment.

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/ . Please submit letter of application, CV including contact information for three referees, an article length writing sample, teaching philosophy statement, and mentoring a diverse student body statement.

  • Applications must be received by November 1, 2017. We will conduct initial video-conference interviews.

Stanford University (CA) - TT Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law and Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies (incl. Anthropology) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017Edit

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position focused on law and legal institutions of Islam and/or Muslim societies in any time period.

The successful applicant for this position will be jointly appointed in the Stanford Law School and one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, History, Political Science, or Sociology. The successful applicant will have teaching and advising responsibilities in both the Law School and the School of Humanities and Sciences and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts.

The exact structure of the appointment, including the share of the appointment in Law and Humanities and Sciences, will depend on the successful candidate. We have a preference for candidates who hold both a J.D. and Ph.D., but will also consider candidates with a Ph.D. and substantive expertise in Islamic law and institutions.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured associate level applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org.

University of British Columbia, Okanagan (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Visual and Media Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2017Edit

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department, and is expected to start on July 1, 2018.

We are seeking a candidate with scholarly interest and expertise in cultural anthropology with a specialization in visual and media anthropology. An emphasis in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: digital media studies; visual culture; Indigenous media; environmental studies; medical anthropology; and/or migration and refugee studies. An interest in working in an interdisciplinary department consisting of Anthropology, Gender & Women’s Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Human Geography is expected.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or equivalent field by the start of the appointment. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of research productivity; proven ability to obtain external funding in support of a successful program of research; commitment to student mentoring and supervision; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning relative to stage of career, and an interest in graduate teaching and supervision.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust, innovative, and internationally recognized research program that complements existing expertise in language and culture revitalization; urban and global/transnational anthropology and mobility studies; social inequality and health; political ecology and development; and ethnography, place, and community-engaged research. There is also a strong desire for the appointee’s scholarship to be integrated into, and to enhance, current research strengths in the Department, the Faculty, and other Faculties in the areas of visual and media studies, and to form linkages with existing research centres and institutes, such as the Institute for Community Engaged Research, the Humanities Data Lab, and the Centre for Indigenous Media Arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing introductory and core upper-level courses in Anthropology, and to develop new visual and media anthropology courses that advance and expand this aspect of our Program. This colleague is also expected to provide service that is commensurate with rank.

To apply for this position please visit the link - http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php (Job Opening ID26385 )

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sue Frohlick at: susan.frohlick@ubc.ca. All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Assistant Professor: Anthropology) in the subject line of the e-mail.

  • The deadline for applications is September 1st, 2017. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - Open Rank - Africa and Its Diaspora - Deadline: 1 Aug. 2017Edit

The University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with the Diaspora Studies Cluster Initiative, is pleased to announce an open-ranked, tenure stream faculty position in Expressive and Creative Arts and Cultures in Africa and Its Diaspora. This search is part of a multiple-hire cluster initiative in Diaspora Studies, exploring the complex, multi-faceted, and multi-directional frictions and flows, displacements and mobilities, that have accompanied the slave trade, globalization, imperialism, and neoliberalism, man-made and natural disasters, in modern world history.

We are looking for someone whose research and writing explores an aspect of African and African diaspora cultural and artistic flows, innovations, syncretisms, and hybridities. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work is substantially focused on African diasporas outside of the United States. A successful candidate will be able to teach advanced graduate courses in their areas of expertise, as well as general education survey courses. The ideal candidate's fields of expertise will complement existing course offerings and areas of specialization at UIC. Appointment will be jointly in the Department of African American Studies, and one of the following departments: Anthropology, English, Communication, Art History and Museum and Exhibition Studies.

  • Complete Applications submitted by August 1, 2017 will be given full consideration. Applicants should submit an application online at https://jobs.uic.edu, click on the job board and the position, and upload a CV, a cover letter describing research trajectory, teaching philosophy, history of service and community engagement, as well as the names and contact information for three referees. Candidates should have an earned Ph.D., MFA, or commensurate evidence of creative and / or artistic accomplishments at the time of appointment, demonstrated teaching ability, a history of community engagement, and evidence of scholarly and/or creative productivity.

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Open Rank - Anthropology/Native American and Indigenous Studies - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open rank faculty position in sociocultural anthropology and Native American and Indigenous Studies, to start in Fall 2018. The successful candidate will show evidence of scholarly excellence commensurate with rank, of accomplished teaching, and of active engagement with Indigenous and/or Native American theory and cultural-political practice.

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand in Anthropology or a related field and an established reputation record of high quality research and publications commensurate with rank. Applicants should also have a demonstrated record of effective classroom teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit a cover letter detailing research and teaching expertise, a C.V., a publication, and the names and contact information for three references via Interfolio by September 15, 2017. Questions about application submission should be directed to adriana.d@austin.utexas.edu

Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology (Indigenous Ecologies in the Americas) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017Edit

The Anthropology Department at Wesleyan University invites applications from scholars specializing in Indigenous Ecologies in the Americas for the position of tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 1, 2018. Welcome specializations include: environmental anthropology (e.g. nature, natural resources, and/or extractive economies), indigenous knowledges and practices, cosmopolitics, anthropology of nonhuman worlds or human-nonhuman relations, biodiversity, land and social movements, food ethics, sovereignty, and health and biopolitics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in introductory cultural anthropology, anthropological theory, and ethnographic methods, as well as more specialized courses related to their research. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.

Apply at: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5936

  • Applications received by October 15th, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Science in Society Program - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017Edit

The Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 2018, with substantive research and teaching interests in transnational studies of contemporary science, technologies, or medicine, and expertise in relevant empirical research methods. The Science in Society Program is an interdisciplinary program offering an undergraduate major in the history, philosophy and social studies of science, technology, and medicine, conjoined with course work in a science.

Wesleyan University is a highly selective liberal arts college with a two-course per semester teaching load and strong support for both research and teaching. Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, relevant area studies, or other relevant academic discipline, in hand at time of appointment is required to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. within one year of hire.

Apply at: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5935

  • Applications received after October 15 may not receive full consideration.

Western University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural Anthropology (2 Positions) - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2017Edit

Applications are invited for two probationary (tenure-track) appointments in the area of Sociocultural Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Science, Western University at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2018 or as negotiated. If qualifications and experience warrant a higher rank, consideration may be given to an appointment at the Associate Professor (probationary or tenured) or Professor (tenured) level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Anthropology at Western is a four-field department with strong collaborative relations within the department, with other departments and programs on campus, and with the Canadian and international communities where we carry out research. We have doctoral- and masters-level graduate programs that consistently attract outstanding Canadian and international applicants. We offer a wide range of courses for undergraduate students, including rich experiential learning opportunities in all subfields.

We are seeking Sociocultural Anthropologists whose research and teaching areas complement the expertise of continuing faculty members in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology, and who conduct ethnographically-grounded and theoretically-engaged research in any region of the world. The successful candidates will be able to enhance our strong research record and contribute to and further extend our ability to offer exciting learning opportunities to our undergraduate and graduate students.

To be considered for a probationary (tenure-track) appointment, candidates must: have a completed PhD degree in Anthropology; demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in research, including the ability to publish in the highest-quality journals and develop an externally-funded research program; provide evidence of a strong record of teaching at the postsecondary level; have contributed to academic and/or professional service; and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

To be considered for a tenured appointment, candidates must: hold a PhD in Anthropology; provide evidence of research excellence through an outstanding record of internationally-recognized publication in the discipline’s leading journals based on innovative externally-funded research; demonstrate excellence in teaching, through strong course evaluations, teaching awards, graduate student supervision, and/or development of new academic programs; provide evidence of sustained contributions to scholarly service activities; and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

The successful candidates may be able to benefit from and further strengthen existing collaborations with campus partners such as the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations, Centre for Environment and Sustainability, Inter-Faculty Linguistics Program, Centre for Transitional Justice, Africa Institute, Institute for Social and Economic Policy Research, Global Health Systems program, the planned Department of Indigenous Studies, and the planned Centre for Urban Policy and Local Governance, among others.

Application must include the following: (1) Application for Full-Time Faculty Position form http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/careers/Faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf; (2) Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications; (3) Curriculum Vitae; (4) Teaching Statement summarizing teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and areas of teaching expertise; and (5) names, institutional affiliations and contact information (including email addresses) for three academic referees. Applications should be emailed to: Professor Kim Clark, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2. Email: Anthro-Chair@uwo.ca

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2017.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

DISCUSSIONEdit

Who is on this page for the '17-'18 search?Edit

ABD - Looking for first job / postdoc: 4

PhD - Looking for first job: 2

Have a job, looking for new one ...

adjunct: 1
visiting assistant professor: 2
lecturer:
postdoc: 6
tenure track: 1
tenured: 2
other faculty: (scholar-in-residence)
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Have a job, not looking for new one (lurking): 1

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