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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY JOBS - 2017-2018

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Albion College (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Medical or Biocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 20 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology & Sociology at Albion College invites applications for a tenure-track position Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. We seek to hire a broadly trained medical or biocultural anthropologist who can create dynamic courses with a multifaceted approach. Promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching is essential, and an active scholarly agenda is expected. We especially encourage applications from teacher-scholars whose work focuses on issues relevant to marginalized communities and who are committed to creating an inclusive learning community.

The teaching load is three classes per semester. Applicants are expected to teach a four-field introductory course, a course on anthropological theory or methods, upper-level courses in their research area (for example, but not limited to, medical anthropology, forensic anthropology, anthropology of food and nutrition, environmental health, science and technology studies), and a course that extends the regional specialization of our department beyond North America, Western Europe, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants have the opportunity to teach courses that fulfill general education requirements in gender, ethnicity, and/or global studies, or contribute to one or more interdisciplinary undergraduate programs. Other teaching opportunities include First-Year and Honors seminars.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have completed their PhD by the time of appointment.

  • Link to Apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/44719
  • By October 20 interested candidates should submit a letter of application that describes research and teaching interests (including possible course offerings), a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample syllabus, a brief writing sample, a copy of graduate transcripts, and names of three references. Please contact Dr. Brad Chase (bchase@albion.edu), Search Chair, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, for questions about the position or search.

American University (DC) - TT Open Rank Professor - Linguistic and/or Sociocultural Anthropologist Deadline: 18 Sept. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for one full-time, tenure-line Professor position that will begin on September 1, 2018. We are seeking a linguistic and/or sociocultural anthropologist who focuses on development, climate change and environment, and/or food security/sovereignty. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2018 in Anthropology. Candidates should apply for either Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor rank. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring.

We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to public engagement, the use of substantive social theory, and the application of rigorous qualitative and/or quantitative research methods in their research and scholarship. The successful candidate’s research will focus broadly on processes of development, climate and environmental change, and/or food security, sustainability, and sovereignty among communities and other social groups. More specific foci that are of interest within these broad areas include: internationalization and globalization; diaspora and displacement; health, community, and foodways; race, inequality, and resistance; postcolonial societies and perspectives; climate change, environmental ideology, and related social movements; and, local alternative economies. Candidates who take historical perspectives in their work will be looked upon favorably.

The successful candidate’s research will align explicitly with one or more of AU 2030’s foci on Human Security; Environmental Studies/Science and Sustainability; Global Economic and Financial Governance; Health, Risk and Society; and Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate collaborative approaches in their research that will help our department strengthen its ties and influence across the university and its various relevant initiatives and centers (e.g., Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center, and Center for Health, Risk, and Society). For this position, all regions of the world will be considered though we particularly welcome applicants whose work has South American and African foci and ties.

The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong teaching record, a successful and substantial history in obtaining external grant support for their work, and share the department’s commitment to collaboration among disciplines within anthropology and in other disciplines represented across the university. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school and university service. Applicants from historically underrepresented minority and identity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits are competitive.

  • Review of applications will begin September 18, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via https://apply.interfolio.com/43557. 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 at 202-885-1838 if you have any questions.

Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Asst. Professor - Evolutionary Social Science - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2017Edit

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University invites applications for an assistant professor to join our world-leading program in evolutionary social science. We seek applicants with exceptional scholarly potential for advancing our understanding of human uniqueness, most especially those with ethnographic or genetic expertise. Anticipated start date is August 2018.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, or related field by the time appointment starts. A strong record of research on the interactions between human biology and culture that is grounded in evolutionary theory, and potential for achieving high levels of research productivity and impact. Specific research topic, approach, methods, and region are open, and the candidate’s program of research may be focused in deep or more recent times, including with contemporary societies.

Desired qualifications: Include evidence of success in obtaining external funding; Classroom and online teaching experience; Experience mentoring and supporting students; Capacity to cross-teach and mentor students in anthropology and other programs offered across the School such as global health, applied mathematics, or environmental social science; Specific expertise in ethnographic fieldwork, field or laboratory studies in genetics and/or human behavior. Collaborative experiences with an interdisciplinary research team; A strong potential for success in serving the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

Specific job duties include conducting collaborative field and/or laboratory research in evolutionary social science, presenting research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets, seeking external research funding, teaching, training and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, providing service to the university and academy, and outreach such as providing expert advice and the public communication of science.

Applicants must apply online at http://academicjobsonline.org and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your cover letter to Professor Robert Boyd, Evolutionary Anthropology Search Committee Chair. A background check is required for employment.

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

  • Application deadline is October 31, 2017.

Boston University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern Turkey - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017Edit

The Boston University Department of Anthropology invites applications from social or cultural anthropologists specializing in modern Turkey for a tenure track position starting in July 2018. While the topical area is open, the department is especially interested in scholars who conduct research on political or economic anthropology, gender, religion, refugees and diaspora, or the environment and health. We particularly seek candidates whose work shows an integration of social theory with empirically grounded research. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community.

  • Applications should be received before October 15, 2017 to ensure full consideration. Please submit a letter of application (including statement of research and teaching), curriculum vitae, and names of 3 references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9830. Address any queries to Martin Wraga, Department Administrator at anthrojo@bu.edu.

Bowdoin College (ME) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2017Edit

Bowdoin College’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning fall 2018. We seek a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on issues of indigeneity, sovereignty, the environment, and/or media in Native American or other indigenous communities. We are especially interested in candidates whose areas of geographic and topical specialization complement and broaden those now covered in the Department.

We welcome applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin values a strong commitment to research and a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. There is internal funding in support of research, a junior sabbatical leave, and an accelerated post-tenure sabbatical schedule. Teaching load is two courses each semester. The successful candidate will teach courses in their areas of expertise and will contribute to the rotation of core courses for the major in Anthropology (including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Ethnographic Research; History of Anthropological Theory; and Contemporary Issues in Anthropology, a senior capstone course). A Ph.D. in Anthropology is expected by date of appointment. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit: 1) a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda and describes your teaching experience; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Brown University (RI) - Associate or Full Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology of the Middle East - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017Edit

Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Department of Anthropology jointly invite applications for a tenured, senior position (associate or full professor) in the sociocultural anthropology of the Middle East. This position will fill the currently vacant Roberts Family Chair. We are looking for a scholar whose work addresses on one or more of the Watson Institute’s focal areas: security (including such topics as studies of violence, war, policing, militarization and military policy, and borders), development (including such issues as inequality, gender, humanitarianism, and the ethical dimensions of intervention), and governance (including, for example, ethnographic study of states, transnational governance, civil society, policy, social movements, NGOs, and human rights). Of particular interest are applicants whose work is public or policy-facing, and matches the mission of the Watson Institute “to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement.” We seek a theoretically innovative scholar with demonstrated success conducting ethnographically grounded research and an exciting trajectory of future scholarship. The successful candidate must have an outstanding record of national and international scholarly achievement, a clear commitment to working in multidisciplinary environments, an established record of successful teaching and mentoring, and a willingness to play a leading role in the Watson Institute’s Middle East Studies program. The new faculty member will hold a joint appointment in both the Watson Institute and the Department of Anthropology.

  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2017, and will continue to review until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to via Interfolio @ http://apply.interfolio.com/43477

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

California State University, Long Beach (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Applied Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: review begins 9 Oct. 2017Edit

RECRUITMENT NUMBER: 2467.

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Applied Anthropology

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

TO APPLY VISIT: http://web.csulb.edu/

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Anthropology at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2018. Evidence of, or clear potential for, effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Demonstrated potential for successful research, scholarly and creative activities. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Cultural anthropologist with an applied emphasis. Area of concentration open. Ongoing or potential research projects that can foster student involvement and advance their career opportunities. Demonstrated record of applied anthropological research. Demonstrated potential for program development and grant writing. Demonstrated ability to develop the anthropology program and to form cross-disciplinary and community partnerships.

  • Online App. Form: http://apptrkr.com/1081746
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin October 9, 2017. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

Clarkson University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017Edit

Clarkson University is the nationally ranked research institution of choice for more than 3,400 enterprising, high-ability undergraduate and graduate students who launch remarkably successful careers.

The Humanities and Social Sciences Department at Clarkson University invites applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Professor. This position is an entry-level tenure-track appointment in Cultural Anthropology working at the intersection of human health and the environment. Applicants should bring a lively interest in contributing to the programmatic development of Clarkson’s intra-school emphasis in environmental sustainability, health sciences, and to the university’s goals of international and global outreach. Applications from the following health and environment perspectives are especially welcomed: social justice, food, public, rural, reproductive, class/race, and/or global/comparative. The successful candidate has the opportunity to contribute expertise to the university’s MS degree program in Environmental Policy and Governance.

The ordinary teaching load is three courses per semester, including two sections of a first-year, writing-intensive course focused on a theme of the applicant’s choosing. The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching excellence and scholarly productivity, as well as the ability to develop and teach a broad range of courses. PhD in Cultural Anthropology required. Minimum qualifications include PhD in Cultural Anthropology with teaching experience and evidence of scholarly promise.

Drake University (IA) - TT Assistant Professor - Law, Politics, and Society - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017Edit

The Program in Law, Politics, and Society at Drake University seeks a teacher-scholar doing interdisciplinary sociolegal scholarship focusing on global legal studies, human rights, science/technology, or practices of the legal profession.  Successful candidates will teach upper and lower division electives in their areas of expertise, and contribute to major requirements. We especially seek a candidate who contributes to excellent education for diverse student populations, and desire to be active member of a department with strong commitments to university service.  3:3 teaching load; strong support for research and professional development.  

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.

Knox College (IL) - TT Asst. Professor Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Knox College invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position in socio-cultural anthropology to begin September 2018. Knox is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a diverse environment. The Anthropology and Sociology Department offers a joint integrative major that emphasizes the complementarities of the two disciplines and that culminates in faculty-supervised student research. The College has three academic terms per year, with a teaching load of two courses per term.

Knox is particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Research and teaching interests are open, but the strongest candidates will be those who expand upon the strengths of our existing faculty. Applications from medical anthropologists with teaching and research experience outside of the Caribbean or Southeast Asia are particularly welcome.

Please submit a cover letter addressing your research agenda and undergraduate liberal arts teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching potential (including sample syllabi for existing or future courses and available teaching evaluations), and the names of three references to Professor Nancy Eberhardt at anthrosearch@knox.edu.

  • Review of applications begins November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.
  • -- Any news on this search?  [posted 9/14]

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 College of Liberal Arts (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 8 Dec. 2017Edit

The Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department welcomes applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in sociocultural anthropology to begin on September 1, 2018. Our interdisciplinary department offers a sociology major and hosts a variety of minors, including anthropology; child and family studies; criminal justice; health, aging, and society; and social work. We have eight full-time faculty members and approximately 160 majors and minors.

We seek candidates with a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching, working collaboratively with colleagues in the department and across disciplines, and mentoring diverse and engaged students.

The preferred candidate will offer an introductory course in sociocultural anthropology, an area-specific course, and other courses in the candidate's domains of expertise. Desired areas of specialization include one or more of the following: constructions of race; cultures of resistance; environmental anthropology; human rights; queer anthropology; and urban anthropology. We encourage candidates with regional expertise in the Middle East, Latin America/Caribbean, or East Asia to apply.

The successful candidate will teach 12 credits (four courses) per semester; recruit, advise and mentor students; participate in the shared governance process including departmental and committee work; and maintain an active scholarship agenda.

Requirements: Ph.D. in anthropology. ABD candidates with firm completion dates may be considered. Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Prior teaching experience is desirable.

This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.

Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; and explanation of research interests and agenda. Final candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation.

  • Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 8, 2017. Department representatives will hold preliminary conversations with candidates at the American Anthropological Association annual meetings in Washington, D.C., Nov. 29 - Dec. 3, 2017.

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

Middlebury College (VT) - TT Position - Social Scientific Study of Religion - Deadline: 20 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Religion at Middlebury College announces a tenure-track position in Social Scientific Study of Religion. The candidate should have a solid grounding in religious studies and specialize in some area of the social scientific study of religion, broadly construed; specialists in American religion are especially welcome. Areas of research could include religion, race and ethnicity; religious diversity; religion and globalization; religion and social movements; and religion, nationalism, and secularism. The candidate will teach a range of classes, from introductory to upper-level, drawing on their area of specialization and research methodology.

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 difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio, submit a letter of application addressed to search committee chair, Prof. Elizabeth Morrison, graduate transcript, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation. More information is available at http://apply.interfolio.com/44067

  • Applications for this position will be accepted starting on August 28, 2017, and all application materials must be received by October 20, 2017.

Moravian College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Deadline: 3 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Moravian College invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in August 2018. We seek applicants who can contribute to our department’s core courses, especially in areas of Social Inequality and Human Services. Candidates whose scholarship and teaching interests have a transnational focus are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should complement, but not overlap, existing faculty’s teaching and regional expertise within the department. The faculty member would further be expected to support the college’s goal of providing students with a liberal arts education, including contributing to the general education curriculum and periodically teaching First-Year Writing Seminar. 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 and, if relevant, evidence of undergraduate teaching effectiveness, as one document to searchsociology@moravian.edu. Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent under separate cover.

  • Complete applications received before the deadline of October 4th, 2017 will be given full consideration.

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.

New York University Shanghai (CHINA) - Full-Time Faculty Position in Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017Edit

NYU Shanghai seeks to hire an early to mid-career scholar in Cultural Anthropology whose work takes up ethnography and other forms of anthropological inquiry in creative and critical ways. Candidates should have an appreciation of recent debates and conceptual turns in the field of anthropology alongside a grasp of the historical dimensions of the discipline demonstrated in their scholarship. The search is open to all sub-disciplines (medical, visual, economic) and all geographic areas, although scholars with concentrations in areas other than China are of particular interest.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. and will have a record of scholarship in their field. Teaching experience and a commitment to undergraduate education are essential, and a willingness to incorporate aspects of a four-field approach to teaching is desirable. This position is part of an initiative to create a strong program in the social sciences, through several faculty hires, with the aim of establishing research programs that relate strongly to those at other NYU campuses. The appointment could begin as soon as September 1, 2018, pending administrative and budgetary approvals.

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

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and electronic copies of up to five relevant publications. To complete the online process, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter.

Oxford College of Emory University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - Medical Anthropologist - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017Edit

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory's original campus in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College invites applications for an: Assistant Professor of Anthropology, tenure-track. The successful candidate will be an associated member of Emory College's Center for the Study of Human Health and Oxford College's liaison to that program. ( http://s165322.gridserver.com/wordpress/). The ordinary teaching load is three courses per semester, including a four-field Introduction to Anthropology, and the opportunity to develop courses in Human Health. The position will begin August 2018.

Preferred Qualifications PhD in anthropology by the time of appointment, a proven track record in teaching, experience in ethnographic and qualitative research and scholarly publication will be given priority. The ability to teach a foundational course in Biological Anthropology is welcome. The applicant will also be expected to teach courses in their area of expertise.

We have a preference for a broadly trained four-field medical anthropologist, who specializes in human health and whose concentration incorporates a focus on the implications for culture and health in relation to one or more of the following: environment, migration, reproductive health, mental health/trauma and resilience, chronic disease, health and human rights, and global epidemics. Geographic area is open but must complement existing expertise within the division. We place significant value on how health and inequality are shaped by race, class, gender, sexuality and citizenship.

Additional Job Details Interested candidates should submit a current CV, a cover letter describing current and future teaching and research directions, a statement on potential contributions on diversity, a statement of teaching philosophy that summarizes evidence of teaching excellence, no more than three writing samples of chapter/article length work, graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted), and the names and contact information for three references via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/43885.

  • Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017. Applications and supporting materials received by the deadline will receive full consideration. Selected candidates will be interviewed via Skype or at the AAA annual in Washington, D.C. (Nov 29th - Dec 3rd 2017)

Princeton University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in sociocultural anthropology, to begin September, 2018.

We seek ethnographically grounded and theoretically engaged scholars whose research and teaching promise to expand our current range of inquiry. Preference is for scholars specializing in topics complementary to the department's present strengths (e.g., Human Rights, Social Movements, Cities and Infrastructures, Language and Discourse, Environment and Culture, Media Worlds, Religion and Ritual, Science and Technology, Identity, Kinship, Historical Anthropology, Colonialism), and scholars with complementary regional foci (e.g. East Asia, South Asia, the Caribbean, Spanish-speaking Latin America, Australia, etc...).

Applicants should apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/3521 and submit a cover letter summarizing their teaching and research experience as well as their theoretical interests. Application dossiers should also include a full cv, names and contact information for four referees, a writing sample (e.g. published or submitted article), a one-page statement describing research goals for the next three to five years, teaching evaluations, syllabi for two courses in sociocultural anthropology (one basic, one more advanced), and a one-page statement on teaching philosophy as it relates to the submitted syllabi. PhD must be in hand by October 1, 2017.

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

  • The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017.

Providence College (RI) - TT Asst. Professor - Global Studies - Anthropology (Africa and Black Diaspora) - Deadline: 22 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Global Studies at Providence College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2018. We seek to hire an anthropologist with specialization in Africa and/or the black diaspora (special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in the environment/environmental justice and/or global health inequities and human rights).

As our student body, and global studies majors in particular, grow increasingly diverse, we have a strong preference for publicly engaged scholarship, and candidates with interests in student-centered pedagogical and mentoring practices. Moreover, as students of color and their allies have demanded in college and university protests across the nation, we support the students’ desire to hire faculty who demonstrate a deep commitment to and proven ability in supporting the success of students from historically marginalized economic, social, and cultural groups.

The course load is 3-3 with an option for a one-semester pre-tenure research leave after three years of service as a member of the Ordinary Faculty.

Applicants should apply online at the College’s career site and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching statement/philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. For additional information, please contact Dr. Nuria Alonso García, search chair.

  • To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials by October 22, 2017. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Purdue University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor - Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017Edit

Purdue University Department of Anthropology invites applications for the following position to begin August 2018. Assistant Professor of sociocultural anthropology, tenure-track, with a focus on technology, science, or health and medicine. We seek a dynamic scholar with a promising record of publications and funding, an active research agenda, teaching experience, and a commitment to the application of anthropology to humanity's grand challenges. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and growing department.

Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or related field is required.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Conduct innovative research in areas of technology, science, or health and medicine
Foster linkages with Engineering, Technology, Health Sciences, Agriculture and/or Purdue's Interdisciplinary Centers
Demonstrate an interest in applying anthropology to address humanity's grand challenges
Teach introductory, advanced, and graduate courses in cultural anthropology and the areas of specialization
Demonstrate strong teaching skills and potential to develop field-based, interdisciplinary, cross-listed, and/or service learning anthropology courses
Prepare students for careers and mentor their development
Show evidence of a commitment to diversity and promoting a multicultural environment for learning
Participate in departmental and university administrative activities

The successful candidate will show ability to link to Purdue's programs or centers addressing society's grand challenges such as the Medical Humanities Program in the College of Liberal Arts, Center for Aging and the Life Course, Ingestive Behavior Research Center, Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. Purdue University's School/Department of Liberal Arts is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Send electronic applications including a CV, a cover letter stating research program, teaching interests, engagement record, and diversity experience, and contact information for three references to: Assistant Professor Search, c/o Brenda Gunion, (gunion@purdue.edu), Assistant to Head, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059.

  • For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2017, and review will continue until filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, visit our webpage: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/anthropology.

Rice University (USA: TX) - T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Asian Studies (incl. Anthropology) - Deadline: 2 Oct. 2017Edit

Endowed associate or full professorship with tenure in the T.T. and W.F. Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Appointment begins July 1, 2018.

Responsibilities: (1) Participate as an integral and active member of the Chao Center (see our website at http://chaocenter.rice.edu/) in teaching, research, journal publication, mentoring, and various collaborative activities; (2) provide intellectual leadership in the Center’s Transnational Asia Research Initiative (TARI); (3) play an instrumental role in the anticipated MA program; and (4) serve as the Chao Center Director at some point after the initial appointment.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in a social sciences or humanities discipline including, but not limited to, anthropology, Asian studies, cinema studies, history, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology with a specialization in one or more areas of East Asia, South Asia, or Southeast Asia; and a demonstrated expertise in transnational circulations (e.g., the movement of peoples, products, ideas, values, beliefs, images, technologies, etc. within and/or beyond Asia). Proficiency in one or more vernacular Asian language(s) is expected. We seek a person with an excellent record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service that would justify a chaired associate/full professorship with tenure.

  • The online application deadline is 2 Oct. 2017; applications received after this deadline may be considered if circumstances warrant. Applications are accepted only through Rice University’s electronic system, and complete instructions are available at https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/search.

Stanford University (CA) - TT Open Rank - Anthropology of Islam and Muslim Societies - Deadline: 3 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Stanford University invites applications for an open rank faculty position in the Anthropology of Islam and Muslim Societies. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Anthropology Department and is also expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. Candidates should demonstrate interests that afford effective interactions with a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the Department of Anthropology.

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 applicants should provide names of three referees. Application materials should be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org.

Stanford University (CA) - TT or Tenured Faculty - Korean Studies - Deadline: 3 Nov. 2017Edit

Stanford University seeks candidates for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the social sciences. The position would be a dual appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), affiliated with the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record in teaching and research with a focus on contemporary Korea. S/he would be expected to provide leadership for further development of the study of Korea at Stanford University.

All applicants should submit a letter that includes a brief statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, and selected writing samples to: Professor Miyako Inoue, Co-Chair, Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 450 Serra Mall, Building 50, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2034. If submitting applications virtually, please send the requested materials in a pdf format via email to Ellen Christensen, luce@stanford.edu.

  • For full consideration, materials must be received by November 3, 2017. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2018.

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.

Tufts University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Women's Studies and Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017Edit

  • ANTHROPOLOGY and WGSS: Sociocultural Anthropology - Kathryn A. McCarthy Junior Professorship in Women's Studies. Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
  • In collaboration with the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Department of Anthropology at Tufts University seeks a tenure-track appointment for the Kathryn A. McCarthy Junior Professorship in Women's Studies, to begin July 1st, 2018. We seek to hire a sociocultural anthropologist at the Assistant Professor level, whose work addresses gender and/or women, and uses feminist methodologies and/or analyses. The geographic area is open for this position, excluding South Asia, the Middle East, and non-indigenous U.S. The tenure line will be located in Anthropology, with the position shared with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
  • Possible courses include Doing Feminist Research, an anthropology course focusing on a geographic region of specialization, an introductory WGSS course, and/or gateway course in the anthropology of gender and sexuality.
  • Qualifications. A PhD in Anthropology, Women's Studies, or a related field by time of appointment is required. Candidates must be actively engaged in a program of field research, with evidence of a strong record of scholarship and teaching.
  • Application Instructions. All materials must be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/44273. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, an article- length writing sample, and arrange to have three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors. Questions about the position should be directed to Department Administrator Lynn Wiles at lynn.wiles@tufts.edu. For help with Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807.
  • Review of applications begins October 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

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 California Davis (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociocultural Anthropology. Ph.D. in Anthropology or related discipline must be completed by the first day of courses (September 2018).

We seek applicants whose work addresses contemporary issues and challenges of global significance. The ideal candidate will have a rigorous, theoretically and methodologically innovative field research agenda that engages some of the critical concerns of our time. This applicant will complement and expand our department’s current methodological, geographic, and theoretical strengths while communicating across disciplinary and departmental boundaries. Research topic and geographic area are open.

The position is a tenure track academic year appointment, within the Department of Anthropology, of nine months per year, paid over 12 months per year. The proposed start date is July 1, 2018. Teaching duties will be four courses per academic year (quarter system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level. The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Anthropology are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus environment that supports equality and diversity.

Applicants should submit: (1) a Curriculum Vitae; (2) a Statement of Teaching and Research (“job letter”); (3) Copies of no more than three scholarly works (for example, published articles, completed articles prepared for submission for publication, representative book/dissertation chapters, etc.); (4) the names and emails of three references and (5) a Statement of Contributions to Diversity.

Applications must be submitted online to: http://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01698

  • The position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, applications should be complete by October 1, 2017.

University of California San Diego (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Psychological/Psychiatric Anthropology and Global Mental Health - Deadline: 20 Oct. 2017Edit

The Global Health Program (GHP) (http://globalhealthprogram.ucsd.edu/) and the Department of Anthropology within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California San Diego (http://www.anthro.ucsd.edu/) invite applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in Psychological/Psychiatric Anthropology and Global Mental Health. The position will require transdisciplinary commitment to research and teaching in the Global Health Program as well as undergraduate and graduate teaching in Psychological and Medical Anthropology. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in activities of the Center for Global Mental Health, the Global Health Institute, and the School of Medicine.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology with research expertise that combines ethnographic, qualitative, and quantitative methods. Geographical areas are entirely open, with a preference for anthropological research carried out in low-resource regions. This is a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2018.

Applications are accepted at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01470. Select the following recruitment: Assistant Professor, Global Health/ Anthropology. Please include electronic versions of: an application cover letter, research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, samples of written work, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and names and current contact information for three referees (do not send letter of recommendation and/or placement files). Candidates will be judged on research accomplishments, quality of teaching, and potential for and demonstrated leadership in contributing to diversity. UCSD is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Applicants are required to submit a separate statement summarizing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity. (See http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html for assistance with UCSD's diversity expectations).

  • Application deadline is October 20th, 2017.

University of California San Diego (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Critical Muslim Studies/Ethnic Studies - Deadline: review begins 06 Oct. 2017Edit

The Ethnic Studies Department at UCSD seeks to hire an assistant professor working in the area of Critical Muslim Studies and its intersections with race, gender, sexuality, decoloniality, Islamophobia and/or critical theory. We seek a colleague whose work theorizes the racialization of Muslims in the context of law, history, politics, science and/or culture. Scholars with multi-lingual facility are especially encouraged to apply. Minimum qualifications for the position include a PhD and extensive research and teaching experience in a relevant field in the social sciences or humanities. The ideal candidate will strengthen our department’s commitment to the relational and transnational study of race, and can proficiently teach generalist courses in Ethnic Studies as well as specialty courses in their chosen area.

Applications are accepted electronically on the UCSD Academic Personnel Website (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01518). Please include electronic versions of an application letter, a current CV, a sample publication of no more than 40 pages, and three reference letters. Applicants must also submit a statement that summarizes their past and potential contributions to diversity. See the Faculty Excellence and Diversity Website (http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html) for more information.

Salary based on published UC pay scales. UCSD is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

  • We will begin reviewing applications on October 06, 2017, but will continue to accept applications until positions are filled for start date of July 2018.

University of Chicago (IL) - Asst. Professor or Instructor of Anthropology (Native American/Indigenous Studies) - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago invites applications for a faculty position in Native American/indigenous studies. Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to environmental and resource management studies, finance, gender and sexuality studies, globalization and indigenous-settler colonial relations, law and politics, and museum and visual studies. A goal of the search is to increase faculty diversity, and we therefore welcome applicants who come from historically underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate(s) will be appointed as either an Assistant Professor, or as a Provost Fellow with an initial two-year appointment at the faculty rank of Instructor. This initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment for the same period, during which Provost Fellows will teach one class per year. At the end of the initial term, Provost Fellows will ordinarily be promoted to Assistant Professor.

Appointments may begin as early as July 1, 2018. Candidates are expected to have the PhD in hand, and no more than two years of postdoctoral experience by the time the appointment begins.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Early submission is encouraged. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, http://tinyurl.com/ybx54sno.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Aug. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs seeks candidates for a full-time tenure-track appointment in cultural anthropology, to begin in Fall 2018. We are a four-field undergraduate program dedicated to providing robust research and service opportunities for our students and to valuing interdisciplinary approaches to research, teaching, and service.

We seek a dynamic teacher with the versatility to cover the required history and theory course in anthropology, a field-based methods course in cultural and/or applied anthropology, and upper-division electives in cultural anthropology related to the candidate's areas of interest and specialization. Teaching load is 5 courses per year, with one course offload during the first year of teaching.

Geographic area and area of specialization are open. Preference will be given to candidates whose research complements departmental strengths, who are actively engaged in field research, and whose research, teaching, and/or service has the potential to contribute to broader research initiatives in the department or at UCCS more generally.

In the letter of application, candidates should describe their research program and how they might fit into broader research initiatives at UCCS (please see our website and our AAA listing for examples of current collaborative projects). Additionally, candidates should address evidence of ability to work well with people, including those of diverse backgrounds; experience with and commitment to intellectual diversity; and reasons for wanting to join our department.

In a separate statement, candidates should outline their teaching philosophy; describe how they perceive the relationship among teaching, research, and service; and explain what they value about undergraduate teaching and guided research.

The successful candidate will have the Ph.D. in hand by May 2018.

Applicants must submit: Letter of application that specifically addresses the job requirements and qualifications; Statement of teaching philosophy as outlined above; Current curriculum vitae; Unofficial transcripts; Contact information for three references.

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 Nevada Las Vegas (NV) - TT Assistant Professor - Socio-Cultural Anthropology - Latin America - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Socio-Cultural Anthropology with a focus on Latin America, beginning Fall semester, 2018.

Preferred candidates should have broad graduate training in anthropology that allows them to be conversant with the various schools, debates, and paradigms around which the discipline has been organized. The candidate should be able to teach undergraduate and graduate foundational courses in socio-cultural anthropology, such as introduction to cultural anthropology, ethnographic methods, and the (theoretical) history of anthropology. The preferred candidate should have an active ethnographic field site in Latin America or a Latino community in the US. Topical areas are open but preference will be given to those that focus on borderland and migration issues, and those that best synergize with departmental research emphases.

This position requires a PhD from a regionally accredited college or university and demonstrated excellence in teaching and an active research agenda which includes peer-reviewed publications and grantsmanship.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

  • Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on November 15, 2017 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Professor Daniel Benyshek, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application here. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

University of New Mexico (NM) - Open Rank - Cultural or Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 16 Aug. 2017 for best considerationEdit

The University of New Mexico, Department of Family and Community Medicine is seeking an innovative researcher to join an established, productive and growing department research group.  The successful candidate will both lead and be a part of research that addresses the priorities of the Department, the School of Medicine, the Health Sciences Center, the state of New Mexico and federal research agendas.  These priorities include research addressing the needs of New Mexico’s culturally diverse population, with emphasis on its medically underserved communities. The primary research for the department is in the area of health disparities.

A number of opportunities for independent and collaborative research are in place in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and within the Health Science Center with leadership by departmental faculty.  These include a nationally recognized, productive practice-based research network (PBRN), Research Involving Outpatient Settings Network (RIOS Net), an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the Office for Community Health (OCH), a Center for Native American Health and a new College of Population Health that offers a Masters of Public Health program.  Active departmental maternal and child health and sports medicine fellowships provide additional opportunities for clinical research.  The Health Sciences Center also includes an NCI-funded cancer research and treatment center, an NCI-SEER registry and an advanced neuro-imaging center (MIND institute).  The department has an international reputation for expertise in community-based participatory research (CBPR) and for its work with Native American and Hispanic/Latino communities.  There are opportunities for collaboration with the NM Department of Health, the U.S. Public Health Service/Indian Health Service, local units of government and tribes and tribally-sanctioned organizations.

The successful applicant will be expected to show evidence of training and/or experience in clinical and community research with evidence of research productivity. Priority will be given to scholars with demonstrated community-engaged and patient-engaged research experience and expertise in using engagement practices. The position will combine education and research responsibilities. Effort of time allocated toward each responsibility is negotiable, with the majority of time being devoted to research. The applicant will work closely with the Family Medicine residency program to lead and facilitate required scholarly activity.

This position will be embedded in the work of the OCH and will serve the mission of the Department as well as that of the OCH. The OCH was established in 2007 as an overarching unit at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center to bring together multiple community-engaged initiatives as well as to strengthen community partnerships around the state to improve the health of New Mexicans with an emphasis on social determinants of health. The OCH oversees several innovative programs, as well as being charged with addressing minority health issues across the state. The OCH is leading the Health Sciences Center to connect with communities across New Mexico and in Albuquerque to:

  • Provide services and resources
  • Collaborate and partner with others to build strong and healthy communities
  • Study and solve health problems

The applicant will work closely with the Vice Chancellor for Community Health who directs the OCH to develop research, education and service strategies to innovatively respond to community-identified priorities, needs and interests.

Minimum Requirements: Must have terminal degree in Anthropology (DrPH, Sc.D, or Ph.D.); Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications: Current funding with Principle Investigator status or high probability of obtaining and maintaining external funding. Experience teaching students and residents, programmatic evaluation of educational activity. Experience designing and conducting research in New Mexico with particular emphasis on social determinants of health using a community engaged approach. Experience integrating and evaluating social determinants of health interventions within a clinical setting. Demonstrated ability to mentor junior faculty, medical residents, graduate students, medical students, and undergraduate students.

  • For best consideration, please apply by 8/16/2017. This position will remain open until filled.

University of Oregon (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Biocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 22 Sept. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of biocultural anthropology to begin on September 16, 2018. We are interested in candidates with research at the intersection of biological and cultural anthropology, trained broadly in human biology and the social sciences, and offering a global perspective. We seek applicants with a biocultural focus on issues of human health and well-being, such as through the study of the impact of gender and racial inequities, the developmental origins of disease, or risk and resilience in contexts of poverty and social marginalization. An important dimension of this position is its contribution to the emerging interdisciplinary, campus-level initiative on gender-based violence.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct a rigorous, fieldwork and/or laboratory based, externally-funded research program as well as teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Postdoctoral experience and an established publication record are preferred. PhD must be in hand by September 15, 2018. Salary is competitive.

We are a diverse and growing department with strengths within and across all our subfields. The department plays a key role in a variety of interdisciplinary collaborations, and many faculty are closely aligned with units such as the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

  • For full consideration, materials should be submitted by September 22, 2017 (position will remain open until filled). Applicants should submit a cover letter, a research statement, a teaching statement, a CV, up to three writing samples, and the names and contact information of three references. Submission is via academicjobsonline.org. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Josh Snodgrass (jjosh@uoregon.edu).

University of Oregon (OR) - TT Assistant Professor - Folklore and Public Culture - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Folklore and Public Culture. We seek candidates with demonstrable training in folklore studies and experience in teaching folklore theory and ethnographic methods to begin in September of 2018. We seek a scholar whose work is positioned at the intersection of public engagement and the study of expressive cultural forms. The ideal candidate will demonstrate rigorous attention to cultural production emerging within diverse genres, media, and forms of creative communication; other areas of research and interest include gender, performance, social equity, vernacular media culture, and engagement with under-represented communities. Experience and ability with ethnographic film/media production desirable but not necessary. Geographic specialization is open.

The selected candidate will be expected to maintain a strong research profile and publication record including external support for research, and publication in leading venues. The candidate also is expected to teach courses about the history of folklore studies, theoretical approaches in folkloristics, and folklore fieldwork methods to graduate students, as well as large introductory folklore classes; and to excel in teaching a student body diverse in race, gender, sexuality, socio-economic status, and nationality.

  • Where else is/was this listed? The application isn't available and the job isn't listed on the UO HR site either. Thanks.
  • 8/7/17: it was posted at https://academicjobsonline.org 3 days ago ... haven't seen it elsewhere. Looks like the AJO link has been pulled (not clear whether it is going to be updated and reposted or it was just a mistake). Maybe someone could check with the department about whether this search is really running this year?
  • 8/8 update: this position has been reposted at AcademicJobsOnline and now on INDEED.com. New deadline is Oct. 15.

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Humanities (incl. Anthropology) - Deadline: 3 Oct. 2017Edit

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. The successful candidatea€™s primary appointment will be in either the Department of Anthropology or the Department of History and Sociology of Science. Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate. This will be the first in a cluster of appointments (in other departments across the School of Arts and Sciences) in various aspects of the environmental humanities, all of which are meant to support the interdisciplinary, collaborative Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in helping such a program to grow, 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. Receipt of the PhD is expected by the time of appointment. Applications should be submitted on-line at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1211 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 October 3, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

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

University of Toronto, Scarborough (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Socio-Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 10 Oct. 2017Edit

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, 2018.

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 South Asia or East Asia and whose work explores urban life, the environment and / or history / historicity. The successful candidate's research and teaching interests will complement existing departmental strengths, without too closely replicating them. For further information about the research areas of our faculty, visit http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/anthropology/anthropology-faculty

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. She or he will have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishment and will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field, strong endorsements by referees of high international standing, and a record of an output of research or sustained contributions and publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals and/or with leading academic presses.

The successful candidate also must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. This can be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, strong teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, and any additional evidence. Candidates should be able and willing to teach Introductory classes as well as mid and upper-level courses in the discipline.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining documents into one or two files, preferably PDF format, although MS Word is also acceptable. If you have questions about this position, please contact anthropology-ca@utsc.utoronto.ca.

  • All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the link below. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter describing their research agenda, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching dossier, which includes a 1 - 2 page statement of teaching philosophy, by the closing date of October 10, 2017. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via e-mail (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to anthropology-ca@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Washburn University (KS) - TT Asst. Professor - Applied Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017Edit

Washburn University’s Sociology & Anthropology Department invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology, with an emphasis in applied work; regional area is open and should complement existing faculty research and teaching. This position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment to begin August 2018. A completed PhD is required by the time of tenure-track appointment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The new hire will teach four courses per semester (usually two lower-division general education courses and two upper-division courses), which may include Cultural Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Globalization, History & Theory of Anthropology, and Methods of Social Research. In addition, the successful candidate will advise undergraduates, maintain a publication record through active research projects, mentor student research and scholarly activity, and perform department, university, and community service.

Only electronic application materials will be accepted. Questions may be sent to Dr. Alexandra Klales, Anthropology Search Committee Chair. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and to submit official transcripts. Washburn University is an EOE. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. http://www.washburn.edu.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (1) PhD in Anthropology with an emphasis in applied, cultural anthropology; ABD applicants will be considered if the PhD will be completed by May 2018; (2) documentation of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level; (3) record of mentoring, involving, and/or supervising undergraduate students in research and scholarly activity; and, (4) an active research agenda with an applied focus.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Willingness to develop local research projects that involve undergraduate students; (2) a focus on environmental, policy, visual, or educational anthropology; (3) an established publication record and ongoing research; and, (4) demonstrate an ability to work collegially and cooperatively in a combined sociology and anthropology department.

  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Completed application packets received by November 1, 2017 will be given consideration. Send a cover letter and application packet that includes a teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching and mentoring excellence, copies of transcripts, and the name/address/phone/e-mail of three professional references to Ms. Tammy Schlingmann, use “Anthropology Search” in the subject line.

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 23 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position in Sociocultural Anthropology, to begin August 2018.

We seek applicants whose research and teaching address issues of contemporary and global significance. The ideal candidate will have a research agenda that combines theoretical, ethnographic, and methodological innovation and rigor. Special attention will be given to candidates who are working on one or more of the following key research themes: critical studies of race, gender and/or sexuality; health and medicine; energy and environment; politics, inequalities, and violence. Geographic area is open.

The successful candidate will work with graduate students in developing research projects and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates should explain how their research complements and/or integrates with existing departmental strengths. Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Duties include teaching courses, advising students, conducting sponsored research, writing for publication, and university service. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. All applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology or a cognate discipline, and the degree must be in hand by time of appointment. Applicants at the tenured associate level should also have a distinguished record of scholarly publications in the field.

Applicants should submit: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter (with clear statements of research, teaching, and contributions to issues of diversity); (3) the 1 or 2 key research themes addressed in the candidate’s research (from the above list or an additional theme not listed above); and (4) names and emails of three references. All materials should be sent as one combined PDF via e-mail with “Sociocultural Anthropology Search” in the subject line to: Jennifer Masterson.

  • Priority will be given to applications received on or before October 23, 2017, but applications will be reviewed until the search is concluded.

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.

Wofford College (SC) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Anthropology to start in late-August 2018. This is a full-time, tenure track position with a 9-month renewable contract.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Anthropology or related field by the appointment date. Strong candidates will have strengths in both social theory and its application to real world scenarios. We expect applicants to have substantial experience doing ethnographic fieldwork and participant observation with a strong commitment to public, participatory, and community work. Strong candidates will have expertise in environmental anthropology, sustainability studies, placemaking, critical urban studies, and/or community engagement.

Tenure and promotion will be based on six areas: 1) teaching, 2) advising and mentoring, 3) service to the Wofford community, 4) community engagement, 5) publications, and 6) professional involvement. Performance evaluations will be conducted by faculty in the Sociology and Anthropology Department, faculty peers on the Tenure Committee, and the Provost.

The new Assistant Professor will teach two undergraduate courses per semester plus one course in the January term. One of the two regular-semester courses will be embedded in the Spartanburg community of Northside, which is adjacent to the college. In lieu of teaching a third course per semester (which is required of regular social science faculty at Wofford), the new professor will mentor undergraduate student internships and community-based research projects, which will require the professor to engage with the Northside community to generate productive internships for our students. The job will also entail working with staff in Wofford’s Center for Community-Based Learning to build meaningful local partnerships with both public and private organizations for curricular and co-curricular activities. The new hire will be encouraged to include comparative analyses of personal welfare in global and local communities, including the cases of Spartanburg’s Northside and Glendale neighborhoods.

Please submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae with educational background, employment history, and list of publications; a one-page teaching statement; a one-page statement on your philosophy about community engagement; and at least two syllabi of undergraduate courses that you would be interested in teaching. Address the cover letter to Sustainability Search Committee and email all materials as a single PDF file to SustainabilitySearch@wofford.edu.

  • The Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 16, 2017. The Committee will request letters of recommendation after the initial review of applications.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - Visiting Asst. Professor - Biomedical Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a full-time, one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biomedical Anthropology (renewable for a total of three years), beginning August 16, 2018. For additional information about the department, go to http://anth.uic.edu/. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017. To apply please complete an on-line application at https://jobs.uic.edu. Please include in the application the names and email addresses of three academic references. Please upload a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly agenda, and a writing sample. Inquiries can be sent to: Dr. Sloan Williams (sloanw@uic.edu). The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Duties: Candidates are expected to teach four courses a year, contribute to the research and teaching mission of the department, and advise graduate and undergraduate students.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate in Anthropology. Well-qualified candidates will be considered if completion of PhD degree requirements is imminent. The Department is interested in candidates who work on structural and sociocultural factors contributing to variation and/or disparities in morbidity and mortality. Theoretical and methodological perspectives on global health include, but are not limited to, developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), big data, and –omics (e.g. genomics, epigenomics, microbiomics, etc.).

University of Tennessee (TN) - Post Doctoral Research Associate - Cultural Evolution - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee (UT) seeks to appoint a two-year postdoctoral researcher in computational social science to start by 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The research project will apply culture evolutionary modeling to analyze existing databases of human behavior, past and present, in order to robustly examine how cultural evolution in the 21st century digital West differs from that of past centuries, millennia and/or traditional societies.

The appointment is a rare opportunity for an early career researcher to join an ambitious research network that is focused on real-world applications of the research to business and non-profit sectors. Although based at UT, the postdoctoral scholar will be invited to collaborate with researchers at Texas A&M University–San Antonio, with all travel expenses covered through that institution, as well as with researchers at the Socionomics Institute near Atlanta, an innovative consulting group with a commercial interest in cultural change and market activity and that has hosted the international “Social Mood” conference every April since 2011.

The ideal candidate will have a developing publication record in areas of computational social science, which may overlap with areas of anthropology, cultural evolution, sociology, social-network analysis, and complexity theory. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in a social science as well as skills in programming, familiarity with large databases and social datasets, and quantitative statistical analysis. Desirable abilities could include knowledge of Bayesian statistics, parametric inference, stochastic processes, and/or phylogenetic analysis. Candidates must show the potential for international research and publication. S/he will exhibit proclivity for independent work as well as co-ordinating interdisciplinary research with collaborators in the U.S. and internationally.

Historically known for its unparalleled strength in forensic anthropology, the anthropology department at UT is in an exciting period of growth and increased international attention in its core areas of biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and archaeology. UT is committed to building international excellence in an interdisciplinary scientific approach to anthropology. This commitment is demonstrated by the hiring of a new department chair through an external search and by the department’s 2017 move to Strong Hall, with its new, state-of-the-art facilities shared with the departments of biology, chemistry, and earth and planetary sciences.

Interested individuals should submit applications via email as a single PDF to Professor Alex Bentley, Chair of Anthropology (rabentley@utk.edu), that includes: (1) a cover letter including statements outlining research interests and experience and how they relate to the theme of the postdoctoral appointment above; (2) names of and contact information for two references; and (3) a full CV.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, with initial interviews held by electronic media and/or at upcoming professional meetings.

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

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