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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY JOBS - 2017-2018

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

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Albion College (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Medical or Biocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 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.
  • Deadline has been updated to December 1.

Allegheny College (PA) - TT Open Rank - Global Health Studies - Deadline: review begins Nov. 1, 2017Edit

The interdisciplinary program in Global Health Studies at Allegheny College is accepting applications for a tenure-track position, rank open, beginning in August 2018. Candidates should have a PhD or terminal degree, a strong commitment to liberal arts education, and demonstrated experience in qualitative approaches to health. Preference will be given to candidates who use an interpretive or critical approach in their teaching and research. Global Health Studies at Allegheny College encompasses both domestic and international perspectives working from a range of disciplinary approaches that underscore the environmental and social determinants of health as well as the ethical and cultural dimensions of health and development. We support interdisciplinary and interdepartmental teaching and research, community-based research, and service learning.

Teaching responsibility is 5.5 – 6 course equivalencies per year, depending on Senior Project advising, and will include participation in the core Global Health Studies courses, college-wide seminars that emphasize writing and speaking, and upper-level courses in an area of specialty, such as health policy, public health education, health disparities, maternal and child health, health geography, and program planning/evaluation. Geographic area of specialization is open, but previous experience in international settings is particularly desirable. Candidate must demonstrate: (a) a commitment to undergraduate teaching; (b) an openness to involving students in research and programming, and (c) expertise in public health at the local and/or global scale. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, ongoing scholarship, and professional development. Excellent teaching and research facilities are available.

Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Applicants should submit materials as a single PDF file (not to exceed 10 pages) that contains a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, and a list with brief descriptions of specialized courses of interest. A strong teaching statement will include demonstrated experience with a variety of teaching methods or curricular perspectives and a discussion of approaches to teaching and advising a diverse student population. Candidates also should arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent electronically. All materials should be sent to Search Chair, Professor Ken Pinnow, at: GHS2017@allegheny.edu.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and the Allegheny College Statement of Community represents a strong commitment of students and employees to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

  • Review of applications will begin on 11/01/17.

American University (DC) - TT Open Rank Professor - Linguistic and/or Sociocultural Anthropologist - Applications encouraged by 10 Oct. 2017 - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

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.
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • - I received a request for recommendation letters a few weeks ago, but heard nothing yet of conference/phone interviews. (11/10)
  • Campus visits scheduled (11/15)

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.

Baruch College, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Urban Studies - Deadline: 10 Dec. 2017Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Baruch College (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology and Anthropology at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin in August 2018. The department seeks applicants specializing in either religion and globalization in urban environments or cultural impact of climate change in urban environments. Teaching responsibilities will include developing courses on religion in New York City or on the cultural impact of climate change on New York City, and candidates are encouraged to describe potential NYC-based research projects and /or courses in their application materials.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Sociology, Anthropology, or Religious Studies required.

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

STEP ONE - Click "Apply Now" To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter and three letters of reference.

STEP TWO - Go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact HR at 646-660-6590.

  • CLOSING DATE: Review of resumes will begin on October 25, 2017; to ensure consideration, a complete application must be submitted by December 10, 2017.

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

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.
  • Does anyone know if the research and teaching statements actually need to be separate docs?
  • Additional material requested- email asking to send writing sample and three letter 10/23

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

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.

  • [posted 10/18]: "WRITING SAMPLES/SYLLABI REQUESTED"
  • phone interview [posted Oct. 25]

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. 2017 - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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)
  • Phone Interview Requested (11/14)

California State University, Sacramento (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 12 Dec. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Sacramento invites candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology to begin August 2018. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. The successful candidate will have an active teaching and research agenda that contributes to our department’s concentration in Culture, Language, and Society. While thematic and regional specializations are open, we will give preference to candidates whose research and teaching interests are situated in or translatable to the United States context and address issues and questions around healthcare disparities, critiques of biomedicine, cultural constructions of illness and healing, and healthcare policy and practice. Candidates with experience collaborating with public health or medical professionals are encouraged to apply.

Candidates with ABD accepted. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in Anthropology with specialization in Medical Anthropology by August 2018. The position consists of classroom teaching, research and scholarly activity, student advising and institutional and community service/contributions. The successful candidate will be expected to: teach a lower division major/general education course in cultural anthropology; teach existing upper division major courses in theoretical perspectives, analytic methods and those satisfying breadth requirements and develop courses in their specialty in support of the major and the Culture, Language, and Society (CLS) Concentration. Additionally, s/he will mentor graduate students through the Master’s program; engage in original research and disseminate their research through conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and other means. Selected individual will make efforts to translate their research foci and skill sets into contexts of public funding and student learning/career development in local and regional venues and perform department, college and university service, including student advising, in keeping with department guidelines.

Sacramento State has a strong commitment to social and workplace diversity, and we welcome applications from underrepresented groups. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution and who demonstrate a capacity to prepare students for a career in Anthropology. Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae; including contact information (names, telephone numbers and email addresses) for three recent professional references on last page, cover letter detailing research interests, scholarship, and teaching background; unofficial transcripts; teaching effectiveness by including syllabi for two proposed courses; and a writing sample.

  • Review of applications will begin December 12, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. Materials received by this date will be given full consideration. For complete job description, requirements, and application, go to http://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/2422.

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

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.

  • Contacted for phone interview 10/27
  • Phone interview 10/30 (oddly, LORs were requested post-interview. Not sure if HR was behind, or what).

Central Washington University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropologist (Latin America focus) - Deadline 20 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies, in the College of the Sciences at Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA), invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Cultural Anthropologist with responsibility for teaching, several sections of Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Race studies, History and Theory of Anthropology, Ethnographic Methods, Environmental Anthropology as well as geographic area courses in Latin America and Indigenous Americas. The candidate will also teach graduate seminars for the Cultural and Natural Resource management program

  • Application link: http://bit.ly/2hZH43o
  • Screening Begins: November 20, 2017 and will continue until finalists are selected for interviews.

Colorado State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology or Geography - Deadline: Review begins 3 Nov. 2017Edit

In support of a new PhD program in anthropology, the Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor to begin August 16th, 2018. We are searching for an anthropologist or a geographer who specializes in contemporary human health and well-being in the context of global environmental and/or social change.

The new PhD program explicitly integrates geographic perspectives and techniques with the traditional disciplinary foci of anthropology in order to train students to address research problems related to Place, Space, and Adaptation. We are seeking new tenure track faculty who will contribute specifically to the goals of this integrated program, expanding our current faculty of 10 anthropologists and four geographers. With these goals in mind, candidates who integrate biological, cultural, and geographic perspectives into their research and teaching are preferred, including those that do this from an evolutionary perspective. And applicants’ research and teaching should support the programmatic focus of the new PhD program, whose full description can be found here: https://anthropology.colostate.edu/academics/anthropology-phd/.

The Department is particularly interested in scholars whose work crosses sub-disciplinary boundaries in anthropology or disciplinary boundaries between anthropology and geography. This includes but is not limited to biocultural anthropologists and others at the intersection of biological and cultural anthropology, anthropologists with a strong spatial approach in theory and method, and geographers with a focus on human or medical geography or a related specialization. Ideal candidates would make use of both anthropological and geographical perspectives and be capable of teaching perspectives on human biology, variation, and adaptation.

  • LINK to full announcement: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/50177
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, applications should be uploaded by November 3rd, 2017.

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.  

  • --Has anyone heard anything (11/6/18)

East Carolina University (NC) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - Biomedical Anthropology - Review begins 9 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at East Carolina University (ECU) seeks a biomedical anthropologist for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor starting August 13, 2018. We seek applications from candidates with a field or lab-based research program that crosses disciplinary boundaries to explore biological, social, cultural, environmental, and dimensions of health and the human experience. Examples include combining forensic and cultural anthropology to address increased deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border or biocultural and medical anthropology to examine the relationships between occupational health and substance abuse.

The successful candidate is expected to teach introductory courses in general anthropology and biological anthropology as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural and biological anthropology. Appropriate service to the university, community, and profession is expected.

PhD in anthropology is required. Qualifying degree must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should have experience in securing external funding and demonstrate their potential for research and publication. Associate Professor-level applicants are expected to have active portable funding.

Preference will be given to candidates who can address how their research complements one or more of the newly developed research clusters at ECU (Bio-Medical Sciences & Engineering; Energy and Natural Resources; Chronic Disease; Health Behavior; Precision Medicine; and Marine and Coastal Systems). 

To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and teaching experience/philosophy, and contact information for three references online at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu. Official transcripts and hard-copy, original, signed reference letters are required upon employment.

Eastern Kentucky University (KY) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology, Applied and/or Medical Preference - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2017Edit

Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in Cultural Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work. We seek a broad-based cultural anthropologist with preference for an applied and/or medical focus, regional specialization open, with an interest in developing local opportunities for student integration into their research. We seek a candidate with a strong record of and commitment to teaching undergraduate majors and general education students (a 4/4 teaching load). Candidate should have a strong scholarly record and agenda. PhD in Anthropology required at time of application. 

Official copies of transcripts are required for hire. (Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial review and can be attached to online application). Please attach a copy of your transcripts to this requisition in the space provided during the application process. If you cannot attach your transcripts, please email paul.paolucci@eku.edu or mail them to: Dr. Paul Paolucci, Eastern Kentucky University, Keith Building 225, 521 Lancaster, Ave, Richmond, KY 40475  

  • Review of applications will begin on October 31 and continue until position is filled.

Elon University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthro. - Deadline: 3 Nov. 2017 - PHONE/ AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Elon University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in cultural anthropology beginning in fall of 2018. Ph.D. in anthropology required. Topical areas must include medical and applied anthropology with a focus on public health; additional expertise in food studies is desirable; geographical area is open. The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda from which to mentor students in undergraduate research. Teaching includes introduction to cultural anthropology, qualitative methods, upper division topics courses in area of specialization, rotation in the theory, capstone seminar, and courses in Elon's General Studies program. Elon is a dynamic, private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. It has a robust center for international studies and study abroad as well as a Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies. To learn more about Elon, please visit our website at http://www.elon.edu.

  • Applications must be received by November 3, 2017 to be considered. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, scholarly interests, and names of three references to Dr. Mussa Idris, Chair of the Anthropology Search Committee, at antsearch@elon.edu, CB 2035, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina 27244. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.
  • Nov. 13 - Letters of Rec & request to schedule phone/ AAA interview (x2)

George Mason University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology (N. Africa / Middle East) - Deadline: 27 Oct. 2017 - AAA / SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.
  • according to the job posting on GMU HR, deadline is 27 October. --> updated header [9/30]
  • Interview request via email -- choice of AAA or Skype interview [11/7]

Illinois State University (IL) - TT Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology and Women’s/Gender Studies - Deadline: 5 Jan. 2018Edit

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University seek a sociologist or anthropologist for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Appointment begins on August 16, 2018.

Research and teaching expertise in sociological or anthropological perspectives on women, gender, and sexuality issues required. We have a strong need for someone to teach the core sequence of classes in the Queer Studies Concentration for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. A conferred PhD in Anthropology, Sociology, or closely related field and significant coursework in women’s and gender studies by appointment start date. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

This position is security sensitive and subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy. Employment is contingent upon the candidate’s passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation.

  • To assure full consideration, please complete the online faculty application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three academic references, examples of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to posting number 0709925 at http://www.jobs.ilstu.edu by January 5, 2018. Application review will begin after the deadline and continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct phone and on-campus interviews starting in early February. Please direct questions to Dr. Alison Bailey, WGS Program director.

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 - NEW Deadline: 15 Oct. 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]
  • NOTE: New deadline in reposted ad: "Applications received by October 15, 2017 are guaranteed to be reviewed."

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

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.
  • Phone Interview stage [posted ~11/14]

MacEwan University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 14 Nov. 2017Edit

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to approximately 12,000 FTE students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement and faculty professional development. The Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science at MacEwan University invites applications for a Tenure-Track appointment in Anthropology, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.

Although the area of research specialization is open, the successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to teach a variety of introductory and more advanced courses. The ideal candidate would be able to teach courses in any two of the traditional fields of anthropology.

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

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Shahidul Islam, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science. Contact information available at: http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/SchoolsFaculties/ArtsScience/Programs/BachelorofArts/Disciplines/Anthropology/index.htm

How to Apply: Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 8 Dec. 2017 - AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.
  • Received an email invitation to do a "preliminary conversation" at the AAA's (11/15)

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

McGill University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Indigenous Studies - Deadline: 2 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociocultural Anthropology with a focus on Indigenous Studies. In exceptional cases appointments at the Associate Professor level may be considered. Preference will be given to applicants whose research addresses North American contexts. We encourage applications from candidates who self-identify as Indigenous.

Competitive applicants must have outstanding records of teaching and research and demonstrate high potential for developing strong research programs supported by external funding. The successful applicant will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop courses at all levels in their areas of specialization, and exhibit a commitment to service. Applicants should have completed the PhD or be very near completion. Appointment will begin on August 1, 2018.

Applicants must fill out the online application form at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9977 and upload a cover letter addressing the candidate’s research interests and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and contact information for three referees. Enquiries may be directed to jobsearch.anthropology@mcgill.ca.

  • Deadline for applications is November 2 2017.

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

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.

Mississippi State University (MSU) - Professor & Department Head - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology & Middle Eastern Cultures (AMEC) at Mississippi State University seeks applications for the position of Department Head to begin July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology and have or be eligible for tenure at the rank of Professor. Ideally, candidates should have administrative experience, experience with contracts and grants, and a research agenda complementing the department’s B.A. program in Anthropology and M.A. program in Applied Anthropology. Subfield, interest area, and geographic area are open. 

Mississippi State University (MSU), is located in Starkville, MS, which is a progressive, growing, sun-belt community. MSU is a top 100 major research university, with growing enrollment (23,000), and is the recipient of a Higher Research Activity and a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. MSU also received recognition as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2016 and 2017.

AMEC (http://amec.msstate.edu/) is a dynamic, young, growing department, which offers an anthropology major, Middle Eastern studies minor, and a growing applied anthropology MA program. The MA program has two tracks: archaeology/bioarchaeology and cultural anthropology. The Department Head will serve on graduate committees and as major professor for a very limited number of students. The Department Head will guide curricular revision and programmatic assessment; guide faculty through the tenure and promotion process; oversee all personnel matters; manage the budget; serve as liaison between faculty and administration; and sustain and enhance collaborative programs with other campus units. Documented experience in departmental or college leadership positions is required. Teaching expectation is one course per semester. AMEC is in the College of Arts & Sciences, which includes 14 academic departments and eleven programs. The department is housed in the Cobb Institute of Archaeology (http://www.cobb.msstate.edu/), an endowed institute with office and lab space, a research library, a museum, and a CRM office. The Head of AMEC (regardless of subfield) will work in consultation with the Director of the Cobb Institute to meet shared goals of the Department and Institute. 

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, a statement detailing the applicant’s vision for an applied program, and names & contact information for at least three references to Quintara Miller, PO Box PC, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Applicants must also apply online at http://www.explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/  (PARF 496316).

  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, although applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. 

Montana State University (MT) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 6 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Montana State University (Bozeman) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start in August 2018. We seek an established PhD who (1) has substantive interests in Cultural Anthropology, (2) has a well-articulated research agenda that includes a record of scholarly productivity, and (3) has a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. The area of specialization is open, aside from East Asia. The appointment is a nine-month, tenure track position. We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community and have a demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed.

  • LINK: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/9812
  • Screening of applications will begin on November 6, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
  • I received rejection email (11/14) X 2
  • Has anyone else heard anything? I did not receive a rejection letter, but I haven't heard anything else. x3
  • same boat as above. could be they're working their way slowly through rejections? could be contacting letter writers directly? who knows...
  • I've heard nothing, but I only submitted the application a couple of days ago. (11/15)

Moravian College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Deadline: 3 Oct. 2017 - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.
  • initial interview scheduled (10/25) x2
  • has anyone heard back since the interview?

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 - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Sociology at Providence College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology position beginning August 2018.

As the student body at Providence College grows increasingly diverse, we have a strong preference for candidates who demonstrate a deep commitment to and proven ability in supporting the success of students from historically marginalized economic, social, and cultural groups.

Essential Duties: The successful candidate must show evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and in the publication of qualitative and/or ethnographic research. The ability to teach a foundational course in Cultural Anthropology is required. The applicant will also be expected to teach additional courses in their areas of expertise. Geographic areas of interest include Latin America, Indigenous/Native America, and the Caribbean. Substantive areas are open but we have special interest in the built environment and environmental justice as well as political anthropology. The course load is 3-3 with a one-semester pre-tenure sabbatical.

Education and Experience Required: A Ph.D. in Anthropology from an accredited institution is required and applicants must have dissertation in hand at the time of appointment.

Applicants should apply online at the College’s career site at https://careers.providence.edu and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching statement/philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcript, and the names and email addresses of three reference providers who can submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Eric Hirsch, Anthropology Search Chair, at ehirsch@providence.edu.

  • To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials by November 15, 2017. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

UPDATES:

  • LORs requested (11/13)

Providence College (RI) - TT Asst. Professor - Global Studies - Anthropology (Africa and Black Diaspora) - Deadline: 22 Oct. 2017 - AAA / PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.
  • 11/16: phone or AAA interview request

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

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.
  • [Posted 11/1]: Additional materials and LORs requested; Skype "recruitment conversation" scheduled. x2
  • [Posted 11/16]: Anyone receive news following the interviews?
  • [Posted 11/17]: Nothing here yet
  • [Posted 11/18]: Same, still waiting.

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.

Rutgers University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology (Critical Race Studies) - Deadline: 4 Nov. 2017 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

We seek candidates whose research and teaching engage critical race studies in ways that deepen understanding of processes, practices, institutions, and semiotic forms that produce "race" as a social fact and a lived reality. Topics of inquiry might include (but are not limited to) comparative and intersectional perspectives on race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and ability; rights struggles; how institutions (re-)produce racial hierarchies and disparities; and structures of power and forms of governance that sustain racialized inclusions, exclusions, and inequalities. Geographic area is open.

The successful candidate will be an ethnographically grounded and theoretically engaged scholar trained in anthropology (or in an interdisciplinary program with a strong anthropology component), with a strong commitment to liberal arts education. The successful applicant's research will enhance existing strengths in the interdisciplinary study of race and coloniality at Rutgers University and complement the expertise of faculty in the anthropology department's Critical Interventions in Theory and Ethnography (CITE) program, whose work addresses the production of inequality and injustice in areas such as gender; the anthropology of the body; economic, political, and legal anthropology; and linguistic anthropology.

The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes undergraduate as well as graduate classes. The initial appointment is for three years and is renewable for a second three-year period contingent on a successful reappointment review. Tenure review usually occurs during the sixth year. The Department of Anthropology is part of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS).

Minimum Education and Experience: Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by January 12, 2018.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The successful candidate will be an ethnographically grounded and theoretically engaged scholar trained in anthropology (or in an interdisciplinary program with a strong anthropology component), with a strong commitment to liberal arts education. The successful applicant's research will enhance existing strengths in the interdisciplinary study of race and coloniality at Rutgers University and complement the expertise of faculty in the anthropology department's Critical Interventions in Theory and Ethnography (CITE) program, whose work addresses the production of inequality and injustice in areas such as gender; the anthropology of the body; economic, political, and legal anthropology; and linguistic anthropology.

Posting Open Date: 09/28/2017

Special Instructions to Applicants: Each applicant should submit the following materials through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/45482 ): (1) a cover letter that clearly outlines scholarly, teaching, and service contributions and future research plans, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and email addresses of four referees, and (4) a writing sample (preferably an article published or in press, or manuscript submitted for journal review). Finalists will be invited to submit in addition a teaching portfolio (teaching philosophy, syllabi, student evaluations) but initial applicants need not do so.

  • Posting Close Date: 11/04/2017.
  • extra materials requested x 2 [posted 10/29/17]

Rutgers University (NJ) - TT Position - Critical Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017-LORs REQUESTEDEdit

We seek an ethnographically grounded and theoretically engaged scholar with a strong commitment to liberal arts education, whose research and teaching promises to expand our current range of anthropological inquiry. Preference will be given to scholars with medical specialization and general area knowledge beyond the United States. The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes undergraduate as well as graduate classes. Applicants will be encouraged to develop or continue an ethnographic research program.

Applicants should apply electronically at Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/45318) submitting a cover letter summarizing their research experience as well as their theoretical and topical interests as well as research goals. Application dossiers should include a full CV, names and addresses of four referees, a writing sample (e.g. published or submitted articles with citation references), a teaching portfolio with teaching philosophy, syllabi for two courses in sociocultural anthropology (one basic, one more advanced), and teaching evaluations.

The appointment is initially for a period of three years and renewable for a second three-year period contingent on a successful reappointment review. Tenure review normally takes place in the sixth year of appointment. The Department of Anthropology is part of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS).

Minimum Education and Experience: Applicants should have the PhD in hand at the time of application

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Preference will be given to scholars with medical specialization and general area knowledge beyond the United States

Posting Open Date: 09/28/2017

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should apply electronically at Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/45318) submitting a cover letter summarizing their research experience as well as their theoretical and topical interests as well as research goals. Application dossiers should include a full CV, names and addresses of four referees, a writing sample (e.g. published or submitted articles with citation references), a teaching portfolio with teaching philosophy, syllabi for two courses in sociocultural anthropology (one basic, one more advanced), and teaching evaluations.

  • Posting Close Date: 11/01/2017.
  • Requested recommendation letters (11/15) <---did this come to you or to your letter writers directly? Came to applicant.

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.

Temple University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017Edit

Temple University’s Department of Anthropology seeks a medical anthropologist for a tenure-track assistant-professor position.  We are primarily interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on the interactive, discursive, and communicative aspects of medical/healing/therapeutic practices, including the ways in which health resources are distributed within and across communities.  Preference will be given to candidates whose training and doctoral degrees are in anthropology, and whose research and teaching are empirically grounded, ethnographic in orientation, and strongly engaged with contemporary social theory.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements include a Ph.D. at time of appointment, and a strong record of research and teaching experience.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Application should include a letter with detailed description of research and teaching interests; curriculum vitae with contact information for three references; and one or two article-length examples of published research-based scholarly work.  Applications should be submitted via Interfolio. If you do not have a dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create a free account prior to applying for the position.

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

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

  • 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.

Tulane University (LA) - TT Asst Professor - Cultural Anthropology (spec. Mexico) - Deadline Oct. 21, 2017 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Tulane University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 2018. We seek applicants, with a regional area focus on Mexico, who specialize in political anthropology, ethnohistory, migration studies, media/visual anthropology or applied anthropology. Preference will be given to candidates whose areas of research interests and expertise complement, rather than duplicate, our current faculty specialties.

The teaching load for this position 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, including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. We have a preference for scholars who have an interest in involving undergraduates in research and/or field activity, an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and a commitment to service. Applicant should have a Ph.D. and a strong record of publication and grant funding.

Instructions to Applicants: All application materials must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/45304. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae including contact information for three referees, an article length writing sample, and a teaching philosophy statement.

  • Applications must be received by October 21, 2017. We will contact candidates for initial video-conference interviews. Questions regarding the search can be directed to Dr. Allison Truitt, the Search Committee Chair, at (atruitt@tulane.edu) with “Cultural Anthro. Search” in the subject line.

Tulane University (LA) - TT Asst Professor - Cultural Anthropology (spec. in Medical Anthropology) - Deadline Oct. 21, 2017 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Tulane University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 2018. We seek a medical anthropologist. Geographical area is open though preference will be given to scholars with regional foci that complement the department’s present strengths. We are especially interested in scholars whose specialization includes a focus on one or more of the following: reproductive health, environment, migration, mental health/trauma and resilience, chronic disease, health and human rights, and global epidemics.

The teaching load for this position 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, including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. We have a preference for scholars who have an interest in involving undergraduates in research and/or field activity, an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and a commitment to service. Applicant should have a Ph.D. and a strong record of publication and grant funding.

Instructions to Applicants: All application materials must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/45311. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae including contact information for three referees, an article-length writing sample, and a teaching philosophy statement.

  • Applications must be received by October 21, 2017. We will contact candidates for initial video-conference interviews. Questions regarding the search can be directed to Dr. Adeline Masquelier, the Search Committee Chair, at (amasquel@tulane.edu) with “Medical Anthro. Search” in the subject line.
  • 10/26 Letters requested from writers x3
  • ^^ were you notified directly by Tulane?
  • Letter writers notified. 
  • Anyone have info on when they'll make the long-short?

University of Alabama (AL) - TT Asst. Professor in Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 16 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology of The University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in medical anthropology beginning Fall 2018. Ph.D. in Anthropology is expected to be in hand at the time of the appointment. We seek a medical anthropologist whose research focuses on health disparities, broadly construed, and whose interests converge with the biocultural focus of the department. Beyond these criteria, topical and geographic specialization are open, although the applicant should complement existing specialties in the department, and be well-versed in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The successful applicant will have research skills and interests that contribute directly to our undergraduate and graduate programs, with particular reference to our Ph.D. program and its focus on biocultural medical anthropology. The proposed faculty member will have teaching responsibilities that include specific core undergraduate and graduate level classes in cultural, biological, and/or biocultural anthropology, and courses of their own development. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

To apply, go to (http://facultyjobs.ua.edu) and complete the online application. Upload (1) a letter of application (outlining research interests, plans and relevant experience) including the names of and contact information for three references; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) examples of manuscripts (for submission as publications) and/or published articles and (4) teaching evaluations (if available). Chair of search committee: Dr. Jason A. DeCaro (jason.a.decaro@ua.edu, phone: 205-348-9061), Department of Anthropology, Box 870210, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0210.

  • Review of applications will begin November 16, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

University of the Arts (PA) - Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017Edit

The Division of Liberal Arts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, beginning September 2018. This position carries a three-year renewable contract (teaching load is 3/3).

Education and Experience: Ph.D. in the field with a specialization in cultural anthropology. Candidates must have prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level, and have an informed interest in the arts. Ability to collaborate with other disciplines is desirable.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions. Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, the University of the Arts is one of the nation's only universities dedicated solely to educating students in the visual and performing arts, design, and writing. UArts is a leader in educating creative individuals through an innovative, flexible, rigorous and well-rounded curriculum that prepares students to be the creative leaders of tomorrow, whether in a specific artistic discipline or by applying their arts education to virtually any career. Our alumni are leading some of the Philadelphia region's most important cultural institutions and are positively impacting the creative economy nationally. With nearly 1,800 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs on its campus in the heart of Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts, UArts students collaborate across disciplines and benefit from being in one of the nation's most culturally vibrant cities. For more information, please visit uarts.edu.

TO APPLY: Interested qualified applicants should submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, including three letters of reference, by e-mail attachment to liberalarts@uarts.edu.

  • Applications received by Wednesday, November 15, will receive fullest consideration. Please ensure job title is in the Subject line.

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

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.
  • 9/26 Anyone heard anything?
  • 10/1 - Nope.
  • 9/27 - Invitation to campus visit and interview

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

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.
  • Has anyone been contacted?
  • Nothing on my end...
  • Nada x1. Seems like a lot of searches are later this year, and/or posting here has become less common.
  • received an email informing me I'm on a long list and requesting a syllabus (11/6)
  • checked the recruitment website and they'd requested a syllabus a month ago, but I never received an email. x4
  • After reading the above comment, I also checked the recruitment website and saw that an optional syllabus had been requested on October 12. I wonder if they decided to request syllabi from everyone, but just didn't bother to tell us? In any case, I haven't been contacted about being on a long-list, so I assume that the syllabus request does not equal long-listing.
  • Same. I uploaded the syllabus all the same, but I suspect that you're right and I haven't made the first cut. (11/14). x4 - and I'm really dissapointed. :(
  • Dear All...Remain calm, they have your info. Always remind yourseves that If they want you, they will find a way to tell you.
  • Those people who were on the long list got notified and asked for a syllabus. They may have had to open the portal on interfolio for everyone (or may have not known how to do it more selectively). I wouldn't bother to add a syllabus if you were not contacted by email, but it also doesn't hurt if you have one and have doubts.

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.
  • Has anyone been contacted?
  • ^ Was wondering the same.  Haven't heard anything here (11/14/2017).

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 California San Diego (CA) - TT Assistant or Assoc. Professor - Linguistic or Sociocultural Anthropologist - Deadline: 20 Nov. 2017Edit

Description The University of California San Diego Department of Anthropology http://anthro.ucsd.edu invites applications for a position in linguistic or sociocultural anthropology at the rank of associate or assistant professor with a start date of July 1, 2018. Candidates must have received their PhD in anthropology or a closely related ethnographic field. We strongly prefer that candidates have received their PhD and have at least five years experience teaching or conducting research at the college or university level.

We seek ethnographically grounded and theoretically rigorous scholars whose research examines relations of power. We are particularly interested in a new colleague who focuses on: language use and regimentation; socioeconomic disparity and political ecology; formations of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, or religion; or colonial/postcolonial relations. Geographic region is open; candidates whose area of expertise is the Middle East, Africa, or their diasporas are especially encouraged to apply. We seek a colleague who will complement and expand our department’s current conceptual, methodological, and regional strengths while communicating across disciplinary and departmental boundaries, including, when pertinent, co-teaching with departmental colleagues.

Applicants should have a robust publication record in established venues, a proven capacity for innovative and effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a demonstrated capability for service in the department, on campus, and to the profession. We particularly welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Applications are accepted electronically on the UC San Diego Academic Personnel Website .

If applying for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position, please submit materials to: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01589

If applying for an Associate Professor (tenured) position, please submit materials to: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01587 .

Please submit a cover letter, CV, one recently published article or monograph chapter, and a statement detailing your research and publication plans for the next 3-5 years. Applicants must also submit a statement that summarizes their past and potential contributions to diversity. See the UC San Diego Faculty Excellence and Diversity Website ( http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html ) for more information.

  • We will begin reviewing applications November 20, 2017, and will continue to accept applications until position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on published UC pay scales.

University of Chicago (IL) - Asst. Professor or Provost Fellow 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. 2017 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.

  • 9/19: received request for additional materials, invitation to do a Skype interview
  • 10/16: Anyone receive news since the skype interview? Nothing yet (10/16)
  • 10/17: I emailed the search committee chair (shortly after the interview) to ask about the timeline. She said some members of the search committee are traveling during October, but they plan to get back to candidates by the end of October at the latest. 
  • 11/6: Rejection letter received (I was not offered a skype interview). x 3
  • 11/6- of those who had the skype interview, has anyone heard anything further since their plan to notify at the end of October? 
  • 11/6: I had a Skype interview. No word yet.
  • 11/7: I also had a Skype interview and haven't heard anything. Maybe they're just a little behind on their timeline? x2 (on 11/13)
  • 11/17: rejection email (I had done a Skype interview). Good luck to those still in the running!

University of Colorado, Denver (CO) - TT Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology is seeking a medical anthropologist with specialization in health policy, applied clinical anthropology, and/or the critical study of biomedicine. Potential areas of interest include but are not limited to: 

Critical medical anthropology
Applied health policy studies
Community-based research approaches

The critical study of biomedicine (including topics such as clinical trials, pharmaceuticals, race and genomics, anthropology of the clinic, risk and genetic screening, new medical technologies)

Candidates would join a three-field department (medical anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology) with a vibrant terminal MA program in anthropology with an emphasis on producing scholar-practitioners. Candidates with a proven track record of high impact publications, an ongoing community-driven field research project, high potential for garnering external funding, and an ability to complement faculty strengths and solidify links to the CU Medical campus are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in the successful candidate's area of expertise. The ability and willingness to teach graduate-level courses in anthropological theory and qualitative methods, and the overlap of their research with topics in biological anthropology will be considered a significant asset.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct all inquiries to Marty Otaez (Marty.Otanez@ucdenver.edu), Chair of the Search Committee.

University of Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 17 Nov. 2017Edit

The University of Florida, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in medical anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The department seeks a theoretically and methodologically rigorous scholar who can integrate multiple perspectives on health and illness across disciplinary and subdisciplinary boundaries. We value applied approaches and expect applicants to have an active program of empirical field research. A focus on Africa is preferred, but exceptional candidates with other regional foci will be considered. Applicants should have a broad foundation in medical anthropology, contribute to the four-field mission of the department, and be prepared to participate in global health initiatives across campus. The successful applicant will have an excellent record of externally funded research, peer?reviewed publications reflective of an active research program, and demonstrated experience and enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students. The appointment begins on August 16, 2018; a Ph.D. in anthropology is required at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The university has a student body of over 52,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including over 14,500 minority students and 6,000 international students.

The University of Florida is a leading research institution ranked in the top ten public universities. The Department of Anthropology (http://www.anthro.ufl.edu) has 28 faculty members, over 130 graduate students, and over 360 undergraduate majors. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other units on campus, as appropriate, including area studies centers (http://www.africa.ufl.edu/, http://www.latam.ufl.edu) and the Health Science Center (www.health.ufl.edu).

  • Applications are due November 17th and must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/enus/listing/. They must include: (1) a cover letter detailing research and teaching interests and fit with the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, and (3) the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three references familiar with the candidate’s work.

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 Maryland, College Park - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Environmental Anthropology - Best Consideration: Oct 27, 2017 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park is seeking a candidate with expertise in ecological or environmental anthropology, whose research focuses on the impacts of environmental change on peoples and communities across multiple spatial and temporal scales. Quantitative or modeling skills are essential. The ability to integrate qualitative approaches is also desired. Research on coupled natural and human systems is of particular interest as is cultural heritage, human health, and environmental justice. Successful applicants must show a strong theoretical and methodological focus and be able to work in an interdisciplinary setting.

The candidate must demonstrate an engagement with issues of diversity and inclusion and we invite candidates to explain how they incorporate these issues into their scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate will serve as a role model for students, and contribute to the Department’s commitment to diversity. The department welcomes applicants who can contribute to the development and implementation of a new interdisciplinary BS degree in Anthropology and are committed to our efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. The candidate is expected to teach courses in their area of interest at the undergraduate to graduate levels, a quantitative and statistical methods course on the graduate level, as well as established courses.

Geographic area and sub-discipline are open..

Candidates should send a letter of application that details their experiences and interests, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submission only to: http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/54746 Questions may be answered by the search coordinator, Nadine Dangerfield, 301-405-4737 or at nadine@umd.edu . Review of applications will begin immediately, and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Priority will be given to applications received by October 27, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

  • For best consideration, apply by October 27, 2017.
  • 10/8: request for additional materials and skype interview, November 8.

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 New Mexico (NM) - TT Asst. Professor - Ethnology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017Edit

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

Applications must include letter of intent addressing the applicant's qualifications for the position, as well as a description of the applicant's current research activities, teaching interests and experience, and five-year research plan. Please also include a curriculum vitae and full contact information of three references. Electronic submissions are required; please visit: http://unmjobs.unm.edu/. Requisition # 1984. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned PhD in Social or cultural Anthropology or aligned field by the start of the appointment. Ethnographic research focus in the Americas, including this department’s historic focus upon the Southwest, Native North America and/or Latin America.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated research in the ethnographic documentation and analysis of natural resources, the various potentially conflicting practices through which people are engaging them, and the politics surrounding the resources and the practices. Evidence that the candidate is conversant with contemporary sociocultural theory and theoretical debates Evidence that the candidate is conversant with debates surrounding contemporary and innovative methodologies and media technologies. Demonstrated commitment to high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels of anthropology. Evidence of peer-reviewed publications and recent presentations of ongoing work that shows research productivity involving ethnographic work. Demonstrated planned and/or on-going extramurally funded research program that supports an active anthropological field research program. Demonstrated ability to collaborate in integrative interdisciplinary research and expertise that will complement existing strengths at UNM. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, and well as working with broadly diverse communities.

  • Applications received by October 15, 2017 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

University of New Mexico (NM) - TT Open Rank - UNM Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Director - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017Edit

The UNM College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Anthropology at the level of Full Professor with tenure, Associate Professor with tenure, or probationary tenure track Associate Professor (as applicable) to begin August, 2018. The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology on a 5-year term basis (may be renewed), and will also teach in the Department. We seek a scholar who will complement a three-subfield department (including archaeology, ethnology and evolutionary anthropology) with national recognition for scholarship and graduate training.

A complete application consists of: 1) letter of intent addressing the applicant's qualifications for the position, 2) a description of the applicant's current research activities, teaching interests and experience, 3) five-year research plan, 4) current CV, 5) a vision statement for the Maxwell museum, and 6) full contact information of three professional references. All application materials must be submitted via http://unmjobs.unm.edu/. Requisition # 2607. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or related field has been awarded by time of appointment. Two years of prior museum employment by start of appointment. Evidence of an active research program as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and grant funding. Experience in supervising employees and managing budgets. Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of extensive experience in museum administration, including in a university setting. Evidence of successful institutional fundraising and development. Evidence of curatorial and/or collections management. Evidence of public outreach to diverse communities. Evidence of leadership and ability to foster multidisciplinary research to complement existing strengths in UNM Anthropology. Demonstrated teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Evidence of an established extramurally funded research program in any of the subfields of anthropology. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

  • Applications received by November 15, 2017 will receive best consideration. The 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.
  • Has anyone heard anything about this job search after the deadline? Any phone interview/on-site interview scheduled yet? 
  • Nothing here (11/15)

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 South Carolina - TT Assistant Professor - Geography and Human Rights - Deadline: 20 Nov 2017Edit

The Department of Geography (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/geog/) at the University of South Carolina (USC) invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Geography and Human Rights starting August 16, 2018.

The successful candidate, who will have a Ph.D. in geography or a closely related field at the time of appointment, should have a research program that provides insights into international human rights issues. Possible interests include humanitarian aid and development; refugee policy; health, education, and housing disparities; gender/sexual oppression; minority rights; and/or food/water security. The successful candidate’s research program will actively engage with current theoretical discussions and debates within geography and across disciplines. We seek a scholar who is attuned to the particular problems faced by migrants, internally-displaced populations, non-citizens, racialized minorities, sexual minorities, women, and/or children. The hire should have in-depth expertise and fieldwork experience outside the United States context.

The successful candidate will participate actively in study abroad and service-learning programs and will contribute to globalizing initiatives at USC such as the Maxcy Global Scholars program and the Global Studies major. The candidate will be able to pursue cross-campus and interdisciplinary connections with the Rule of Law Collaborative, the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, and the Colleges of Education and Social Work.

The successful candidate will join an active, top ranked geography program while also having opportunities to work within a dedicated, campus-wide community of scholars. We encourage candidates who can contribute to University initiatives that foster diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong record of publication and extramural funding, research and teaching interests that complement and expand existing departmental strengths, and a demonstrated ability to work with interdisciplinary groups.

Columbia is a vibrant community with approximately 800,000 people across the greater metropolitan area. It is the home of state government, major corporate headquarters, diverse entertainment venues, a lively arts scene, and affordable neighborhoods. Located in the middle of the state, Columbia provides easy access to South Carolina’s beautiful beaches and mountains.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. The University of South Carolina is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

  • Candidates should provide a letter of application describing current and future research activities and teaching interests/experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least three referees. Applicants should submit these materials through USC Jobs: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/ by Monday, November 20, 2017 for full consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled. Please contact the Search Committee Chair, Professor Kirstin Dow (kdow@sc.edu), for further information.

University of South Carolina (SC) - TT Assistant Professor - Medical Anthropology - Deadline: Dec. 15. 2017Edit

The faculty of the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina seek a medical anthropologist for a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning August 2018. Geographic region is open, though preference will be given to hire someone whose research and teaching strengthens existing interdisciplinary research in the areas of social inequalities, health disparities, immigration and community development in underserved populations. The new medical anthropologist is expected to maintain an active program of research and demonstrate success in securing extramural funding. This colleague, moreover, will have the opportunity to collaborate on campus-wide health sciences initiatives. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology at the time of appointment.

The Department of Anthropology is highly committed to both undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring, offering programs leading to bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. degrees. For more information about the Department, please visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/anth. The program provides all students grounding in four-field anthropology and is committed to social justice.

The University of South Carolina System (www.sc.edu) comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

All applicants must fill out an online application through the University’s online employment system “USC Jobs” at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/. Candidates should be prepared to upload a CV, a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and the contact information for three references for full consideration.

  • For full consideration, complete applications must be received no later than December 15.
  • Please note - despite what the job ad states on the USC jobs website, applications need to include the contact information for three reference and DO NOT need to include letters of recommendation. Letters will be requested as needed once the job search progresses -- Search Committee member.

University of South Carolina (SC) - TT Assistant Professor - Race and the Environment - Deadline: Nov 20. 2017Edit

<The School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position to begin August 16, 2018. We seek an individual with outstanding research and teaching capabilities and interests that focus on the intersections of race and the environment. The area of specialization is open. Research interests may include, but are not limited to: environmental justice; race, nature, and landscape; diversity in environmental institutions; race and class in environmental movements; the intersections of social inequality and environmental conflict; race and conservation; and race and environmental imagery. We seek candidates whose scholarship is theoretically grounded and who can work across disciplinary boundaries to produce innovative research and teaching. Potential disciplinary backgrounds could include sociology, geography, anthropology, history, public policy, political science, environmental humanities, comparative literature, African American studies, American studies and related fields.

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment and to maintain an active research agenda. The School (http://www.seoe.sc.edu) is a multidisciplinary unit with a strong commitment to expanding its faculty in the areas of environmental social science and humanities. Potential collaborative interactions exist within the School and with other units across the University. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses that support interdisciplinary degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate level courses related to the candidate’s specialty, with a standard teaching load of two courses per semester. Cross appointment with an appropriate unit is possible, depending on the candidate’s expertise. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement and statement of teaching interests in a single pdf file and a list of contact information for three references through https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/20441. For more information please contact: Alicia Wilson, Environment & Race Search Committee Chair, School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, awilson@seoe.sc.edu.

The School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment is a multidisciplinary unit of approximately 600 undergraduate students, more than 80 graduate students, and 32 faculty representing research areas ranging from Earth and Ocean Sciences to Environmental Policy and History. The University of South Carolina’s main campus in Columbia is a Carnegie “very high research activity” institution with over 34,000 students on the main campus, more than 450 academic programs, and the top Honors College in the United States. Columbia is a vibrant community with approximately 800,000 people across the greater metropolitan area. It is the home of state government, major corporate headquarters, diverse entertainment venues, a lively arts scene, and affordable neighborhoods. Located in the middle of the state, Columbia provides easy access to South Carolina’s beautiful beaches and mountains.

  • To ensure full consideration, applications and letters should be received by Nov 20, 2017. We will review files until a candidate is selected. The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

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. 2017 - AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.
  • Invited for Preliminary Interview at AAA/via skype (x2) [posted 10/19]
  • For those with AAA invites, was it a generic group email indicating they will schedule an interview with you or an individualized message?  I haven't heard anything one way or the other about a rejection or making this short-long list so wondering if perhaps they are still working through the applications since it's only been ten days since the deadline.

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. 2017 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

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.
  • Request for additional materials (i.e., writing sample & letters of recommendation) [11/8] x5

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

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.
  • Request for reference letters and to schedule Skype interview X2 (11/16).

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

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.
  • Nothing here (10/24)
  • Heard that they scheduled campus visits last week (11/5) 
  • ^^can anyone confirm this? sigh...this one makes me sad.
  • Very confrimed. 

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

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.
  • Any word?
  • (10/11) None here!
  • request for writing samples and letters of recommendation [posted 25 Oct.]

Wichita State University (KS) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology - Socio-Cultural - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2017Edit

Wichita State University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible, Assistant Professor position. We are seeking a socio-cultural anthropologist who actively engages in North American ethnographic research and is committed to involve students in their fieldwork. The candidate is required to teach a full load of three regular courses (3 credit hours each) per semester as scheduled by the department chair, in addition to teaching independent reading, research, lab, and field studies courses. The candidate must demonstrate preparedness to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in socio-cultural anthropology as offered in the course catalog, also to include introductory courses on-line. The candidate is expected to develop topical and area courses in their field of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels which have an applied dimension. The candidate is required to work with and advise undergraduate and graduate students in our program, and is expected to work actively to recruit and retain students for the program. The continued pursuit of external funding to support undergraduate and graduate research is required.

Minimum Education: Ph.D. in Anthropology (Sub-Discipline: Socio-Cultural) in hand at time of employment.

Minimum Experience: The candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in teaching and research, documented through teaching evaluations, published articles, and grants received. The candidate must demonstrate ongoing engagement in scholarly publications and research grant activity. Knowledge, skills and abilities The candidate must have North American ethnographic expertise. The candidate should be able to operate technology associated with research and instruction. The candidate must be able to teach both undergraduate level and graduate level courses. The candidate must be able and willing to teach in a class-room setting and online. Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations

Additional Information: Seeking a candidate whose topical specialties add to those we currently have (religion, visual anthropology, anthropological linguistics). The candidate is encouraged to collaborate in research as appropriate with the researchers in other departments and colleges on campus as well as at other institutions. All candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully educate and empower a diverse student population.

William Paterson University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - Medical Anthropology - Deadline: Open Until FilledEdit

William Paterson University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Anthropology effective fall 2018.

The department houses an undergraduate major in anthropology and actively supports the University's innovative core curriculum and undergraduate programs in education and the health professions. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in medical anthropology with a strong background in interdisciplinary and biocultural approaches to health and/or public health; specializations can include anthropology of health and health policy, lifespan and aging, food and nutrition, epidemiology, cross-cultural medical practices, and applied health programs in domestic and global communities. In addition to courses in medical anthropology, teaching responsibilities will include courses in introductory anthropology, the seminar in public anthropology, the senior seminar, University Core Curriculum courses focused on social justice, community engagement, and/or global perspectives, and courses that support programs in nursing, public health and other health professions. We are seeking applicants with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, to pursuing an active research agenda, and to engaging in curriculum development and university service.

Ph.D. in Anthropology with a specialization in medical anthropology and teaching experience required. Advanced standing ABD candidates may be considered with the doctorate conferred by September 2018.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Applicants should submit a letter of application including descriptions of a research agenda and teaching philosophy and experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references to Dr. Balmurli Natrajan, Search Committee Chair at anthrosearch@wpunj.edu or Department of Anthropology, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submission in PDF format preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further information about the University, and its academic programs visit http://www.wpunj.edu.

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.

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Appalachian State University (NC) - Adjunct Faculty - Two Positions: Archaeology and Sociocultural Anthropology (begin Jan. 2018) - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for two part-time, non-tenure track adjunct positions for the Spring 2018 semester (Archaeology and Sociocultural Anthropology). PhD in anthropology preferred but ABD will be considered. Teaching experience is required. The successful applicant for the Archaeology position will teach three courses: Archaeology and the Human Past (General Education); Gender, Race, and Class (General Education); and a course of their choosing (in consultation with the chair). The successful applicant for the Sociocultural Anthropology position will teach two sections of Understanding Culture (General Education) and a course of their choosing (in consultation with the chair). Start date for both positions is January 2018. There are also possibilities for Summer 2018 teaching.

Applicants must provide in one single PDF file: (1) letter of application that includes their teaching and research interests; (2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; and (3) relevant teaching evaluations. All materials should be sent electronically in a single PDF file to the Department Chair, Dr. Timothy J. Smith, at smithtj2@appstate.edu with either “archaeology adjunct hire” or “sociocultural adjunct hire” in the subject line. Review of all applications will begin October 16th and continue until the positions are filled.

Appalachian State University, located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, is a highly ranked master’s comprehensive university and part of the 16 campus University of North Carolina system. With nearly 18,000 students, Appalachian State strives to maintain its reputation for excellence in teaching, while continuing to enhance its research reputation. The anthropology department has 12 tenure-track faculty and nearly 200 majors. Additional information about this position, the university, and the surrounding area is located at www.appstate.edu.

Appalachian State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, ASU strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting the Department Chair, Dr. Timothy J. Smith, at smithtj2@appstate.edu. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the university’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Bard Graduate Center (NY) - American Museum of Natural History Postdoctoral Fellowship in Museum Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017Edit

Bard Graduate Center invites applications for a two-year (2018–20) postdoctoral fellowship jointly appointed at Bard Graduate Center and in the Anthropology Division and the Richard Gilder Graduate School of the American Museum of Natural History. The Fellow’s project should focus on Native Textiles of the North American Southwest and should make use of the AMNH collection. PhD in Anthropology or related fields required.

BGC is a graduate research institute committed to studying the cultural history of the material world, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.

The Fellow will teach one graduate course each year and will mount an innovative small exhibition, ideally drawing on the collections of the AMNH, in the BGC Focus Gallery. A major purpose of the BGC-AMNH Fellowship is to promote mutual scholarly interest and interaction among fellows, BGC faculty and students, and the AMNH academic community. Candidates will be judged primarily on their research abilities, experience, and on the merits and scope of the proposed research. The Fellow will have office space and be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of both institutions. Salary is $45,000 per year. Housing is available, as is a small research/travel fund while the Fellow is in residence. Appointment to begin July 1, 2018.

For additional information about BGC, see http://www.bgc.bard.edu.

  • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publication (SASE), and a list of three references, and should be sent by December 1, 2017 to BGC/AMNH Fellowship Search Committee, Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. No electronic applications. Please direct questions to the BGC/AMNH Fellowship Search Committee via email (fellowships@bgc.bard.edu). Bard Graduate Center is an AA/EOE employer.

Brown University (RI) - Louise Lamphere Visiting Assistant Professorship in Anthropology and Gender Studies - Deadline: 1 Dec. 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women invite applications for the Louise Lamphere Visiting Assistant Professorship in Anthropology and Gender Studies, appointment to be effective July 1, 2018.

Candidates should have a scholarly focus on and expertise in gender studies and a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related discipline by the time of appointment. The teaching load of this appointment is three courses per academic year. This two-year Visiting Professorship is not renewable.

Initial application materials should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.

Miami University of Ohio (OH) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Anthropology and Global Health - Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017Edit

The Postdoctoral Fellow will teach two courses per semester, and work closely with Professor Hay-Rollins to strengthen the research initiatives within the transdisciplinary Global Health Research Innovation Center. Expertise in all areas of medical anthropology and global health are welcome, regional expertise open.

Applicants with a record of funded research, teaching experience, and research interests synergistic with ongoing research projects in global health and/or medical anthropology at Miami University are especially encouraged to apply. An MPH will strengthen the application but is not a requirement.

Submit letter of application with a statement of research and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three references. If available, upload sample publication & evidence of teaching effectiveness.

  • Inquiries can be directed to Professor Cameron Hay-Rollins, Chair, Department of Anthropology. Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

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

DISCUSSIONEdit

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

ABD - Looking for first job / postdoc: 6

PhD - Looking for first job: 3

Have a job, looking for new one ...

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visiting assistant professor: 4
lecturer: 2
postdoc: 9
tenure track: 4
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