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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY JOBS - 2018-2019

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Aarhus University (DK) - Associate Professorship in Visual Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology, part of the larger School of Culture and Society, invites applications for the position of associate professor of visual anthropology.

The associate professorship is a permanent, full-time position, commencing on 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Place of employment: Moesgaard, Moesgård allé, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark.

Job description: We are looking for a candidate with a strong understanding of, and training within, the general field of social/cultural anthropology and a core research expertise within visual anthropology, in particular relating to the utilisation of audio-visual methods in data collection, analysis and dissemination. A research focus on the shaping of particular forms of knowledge and authority would be particularly welcome. This includes the knowledge systems prevalent in the ethnographic field itself, as well as the ways of knowing allowed by ethnographic film or other visual engagements.

The successful applicant will be responsible for planning, developing and teaching anthropology at the department at BA, MA and PhD level, with a key focus on our popular MA track specialisation in visual anthropology. In addition, the successful applicant must be able to teach other general courses in anthropology (see language requirements/expectations below). We emphasise the importance of maintaining a dedicated and respectful relationship between staff and students, so the ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate and exemplify their commitment to participatory teaching initiatives and student involvement as part of their teaching portfolio.

Read the full job description and apply online here

  • Deadline: 1 September 2018.

American Bar Foundation (IL) - Research Professor - Deadline: Oct. 15, 2018Edit

Pending budgetary approval, the American Bar Foundation (ABF) invites applications to join its Residential Faculty as a Research Professor, beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year.

We seek earlier-stage candidates with a PhD and/or JD with the potential for exemplary empirical scholarship in law and the social sciences. Research area, discipline, and methodology are open. The ABF is strongly committed to diversity in hiring.

The ABF is an independent, scholarly research institute committed to social science research on law, legal institutions, and legal processes. Its faculty consists of leading scholars in the fields of law, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, and anthropology.

Research Professors work independently and are responsible for identifying appropriate topics for research, seeking external funding when possible, conducting research, and authoring books and articles to be published in scholarly journals. The position is an ongoing one, subject to periodic performance reviews. The ABF welcomes applicants seeking a full-time appointment at the ABF, as well as from faculty at Chicago-area institutions who are interested in a joint appointment at the ABF.

The ABF offers competitive salary and benefits along with research support. If jointly appointed with law or social science faculties of Chicago-area institutions, the ABF works closely with these institutions to coordinate on matters such as salary, benefits, and other work arrangements.

We ask that applicants submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a brief (no more than two page) description of current research and plans for future research, and a list of three references.

Application letters should be addressed to Ajay K. Mehrotra, Executive Director & Research Professor, and submitted through the following url: apply.interfolio.com/53583 Queries about the application process can be directed to Executive Assistant Francine Blazowski at.

Please find the PDF version of this posting here.

  • Applications are due by October 15, 2018.  

Baylor University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor of Med/Bio/Env Anthropology - Deadline: Open Until FilledEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Baylor University is seeking an assistant professor (tenure-track) to being in August, 2019. This position is open to applicants with research and teaching interests in medical anthropology, biomedical anthropology, molecular anthropology, applied anthropology, environmental anthropology, and related areas. Specific topics might include, but are certainly not limited to (listed alphabetically with no ranking): aging/senescence, behavioral ecology, bioethics, bioinformatics and big dataset analyses, child/maternal/family health, chronic or infectious disease epidemiology, developmental origins of disease, diet and food, climate/environmental change, ethnomedicine, environmental crisis mitigation, environmental policy, environmental program evaluation, evolutionary medicine, genetics and epigenetics, geographic information systems, global health issues, health communication, health disparities, health program evaluation, health system/hospital ethnography, human biology, human-environment interactions, international health policy, medical missionary work, medical pluralism and complementary/alternative/traditional healing systems, medicalization and pharmaceutical development, mental health and cross-cultural psychiatry, microbiome analyses, migration and refugee studies, nonhuman models of human disease, palaeopathology, reproductive ecology, social demography, social network modelling, spirituality/religiosity and health, structural violence and access to healthcare, qualitative methods, vaccine studies/compliance, and water and food security.   The new faculty member will join a growing department with interest in applied perspectives on the anthropology of health, broadly conceived.  Interest in supporting the development of a new PhD program (in the Anthropology of Health) is required, and skills appropriate for training graduates for non-academic jobs are preferred. Faculty members are required to contribute to teaching, research, and service. Expectations for an active research agenda include publishing and granting, as well as involving students, as appropriate. Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in the appropriate field of study.

Finalists for this position will be required to submit official doctoral transcripts in advance of a campus visit. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, and salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To learn more about this position, the Department of Anthropology, and the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University, please visit these links: https://www.baylor.edu/anthropology/, https://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/, and https://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/4051. Please contact Dr. Michael Muehlenbein (michael_muehlenbein@baylor.edu) with any questions.

  • Applications should be emailed to Dr. Michael Muehlenbein (michael_muehlenbein@baylor.edu) with a single PDF file containing the following information: a letter of application (explaining your qualifications, current and future research plans, and teaching experience and philosophy), current curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom letters of recommendation have been requested.

Brandeis University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural or Linguistic Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University seeks a sociocultural or linguistic anthropologist with expertise in digital technologies and culture for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin July 1, 2019. We envision a scholar who works on digital worlds as emergent from and constitutive of specific cultural, economic, political, and historical contexts. Possible specializations might include, but are not limited to, the internet and social media; language and semiosis; science, technology, and society; race/ethnicity, class, and/or LGBTQ+ identities; political and social action; governance and surveillance; infrastructures and labor; subjectivity, embodiment, and knowledge; and intersections of technology and value. Any of these specializations might also draw on innovative uses of digital technologies in research and teaching and might contribute to the department's new laboratory in media and ethnographic arts. Regional specialization is open.

Applicants should submit a cover letter that discusses current and future research and teaching. The cover letter should also briefly address how the applicant’s experiences, interests, or future goals could promote pluralism and equity in research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants should also submit a CV; a writing sample of no more than 40 pages (such as a published article, article manuscript, or dissertation chapter); and the names and contact information of three referees. Application should be made online, at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11386.

  • First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018; preliminary interviews will be held by web conference with the aim of bringing final candidates to campus in late November/early December.

Brown University (RI) - TT Open Rank Professor - Climate Change - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018Edit

Tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Climate Change Department of Anthropology and Institute at Brown for Environment and Society Brown University

The Department of Anthropology and the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) seek candidates of any rank for an endowed university chair in the area of climate change. This is part of a broader search by IBES that seeks to fill endowed university chairs with a tenure or tenure-track home in a participating department. The broader search invites applications from rising leaders in the public health, natural, social, and environmental justice aspects of climate change to create a multidisciplinary network of collaborative research.

Specifically, the Department of Anthropology seeks to hire an anthropologist of the environment with a focus on climate change. The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of research and teaching that complements the strengths of both the Department of Anthropology and IBES, with an interest in working across both units. Theoretical and conceptual approaches may include, but are not limited to: political ecology, science and technology studies, and other perspectives that explore climate change and its impact on society and human life. Topics may include, but are not limited to: human and environmental health; relationships between local and elite knowledge practices, biodiversity conservation, climate change advocacy, environmental governance, and climate justice. Geographic area is open.

Candidates of any rank will be considered. The endowed chairs are named faculty positions that include a small fund in perpetuity (in addition to start up funds) to assist chair holders in achieving their research and teaching goals. We are particularly interested in scholars who demonstrate research excellence, an interest in working to promote diversity and inclusion in environmental disciplines, and a dedication to teaching and research mentoring.

Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology or related discipline at the time of starting work. All candidates should submit: (1) a teaching statement; (2) a research statement; (3) a diversity and inclusion statement (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) two writing samples (which may be a journal article, book prospectus, book chapter, or other appropriate product); (6) a cover letter describing their interest in the position. Candidates currently holding tenured faculty positions should provide the names of three referees; these referees will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate. Candidates that do not currently hold a tenured faculty position should have three letters of reference submitted before the application deadline. Interested candidates should feel free to contact Professor Daniel Jordan Smith (daniel_j_smith@brown.edu) for further information.

  • Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 1st, 2018, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Send materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/50691
  • Applied: 1

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CA) - TT Open Rank - Director of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit

DIRECTOR, Science, Technology, and Society Program (Tenure Track, OPEN RANK, Associate/Full Professor Preferred) - The College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo invites applications for a full-time, academic-year tenure-track position of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Director of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program, beginning September 12, 2019. The position includes a strong expectation for teaching excellence, scholarly productivity and professional development, and service to the department, college, university, and community. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to lead the growth and operation of the STS minors and emerging interdisciplinary programs, including a possible Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) major and department, and other opportunities. The successful candidate should demonstrate leadership ability, a broad vision for the future of STS/IS in the College of Liberal Arts at Cal Poly, and the ability to effectively collaborate across disciplines. Applications are sought from any discipline represented by one of the college's 15 tenure-line departments.

This position carries both teaching and administrative duties. Credit toward tenure may be awarded depending on years of teaching experience, professional development, and rank. The administrative assignment is for an initial period of three years, renewable at the Dean's discretion. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the selected candidate's qualifications and experience.

The typical teaching load in Cal Poly's College of Liberal Arts is 12 units per quarter, with correspondingly reasonable research/scholarship and service expectations. Candidates will also have a significant reduction in course load in the first one to two years to help establish an active program of research/scholarship/creative activity and to oversee the leadership of the STS/IS Program. For this position, teaching and service assignments will be divided between the interdisciplinary programs and the home department in proportions agreeable to all parties. The successful candidate will teach courses such as Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society; Advanced Project-Based Learning in Science, Technology, and Society; Interdisciplinary Research Methods; and/or specific courses as determined by areas of expertise and programmatic need. The successful candidate will be expected to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administration.

Cal Poly strongly values diversity and inclusion, especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This search will occur at the same time as a university-wide cluster of searches designed to increase curricular coverage of areas related to diversity and inclusion, as well as to promote inclusive teaching strategies across the university. If the successful candidate's research and teaching overlaps with the area of diversity and inclusion, they will have the opportunity to join and support these university efforts.

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills: PhD in Science and Technology Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies or related field, or PhD or equivalent with a STS emphasis in any of the following disciplines in the College of Liberal Arts: Communication Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology & Child Development, Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Geography), Women's & Gender Studies and World Languages & Cultures (i.e., Spanish, French, German). MFA or other terminal Masters Degree would qualify as a terminal degree in the following CLA disciplines: MFA for Art and Theatre; MA/MS for Journalism and Graphic Communication. Evidence of successful university teaching and programmatic leadership are required. Applicants must have training that intersects in meaningful ways with STS, which can come from a range of disciplinary homes, and must approach scholarship, teaching and service from an interdisciplinary perspective. Teaching, research and service must reflect a level of activity appropriate for rank. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Preferred Qualifications / Skills: Preference will be given to candidates with a record of demonstrated excellence in programmatic leadership and development in an STS context. Experience in an administrative role and/or academic leadership position in higher education is highly desired.

TO APPLY, visit http://WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG to complete the required online faculty application and submit to requisition #104953. Attach (1) Cover Letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, (4) Evidence of teaching effectiveness and teaching evaluations, (5) a Statement of Professional/Research Goals, (6) a Statement of Diversity and Inclusion describing past experience and contributions to diversity and inclusion efforts, and a description of how you will demonstrate a commitment in these areas in teaching, research, and/or service at Cal Poly (upload under "Other"), and (7) unofficial copy of transcripts. Sealed official transcripts showing highest degree earned will be required prior to appointment. Please be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three professional references when completing the application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the individuals listed as references. Applicants needing computer/internet access may contact Cal Poly Human Resources at: (805) 756-2236, for information on available resources. Applicants may also send specific position queries to the search chair, Elizabeth Lowham at elowham@calpoly.edu. This position is open until filled.

  • REVIEW BEGIN DATE: November 1, 2018. Applications that are complete by the Review Begin Date will receive full consideration.

California State University San Bernardino (CA) -  TT Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies (with open disciplinary concentration) - Review Begins: 15 Nov. 2018Edit

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Ethnic Studies. We seek a colleague whose work is comparative, relational, and interdisciplinary. Preferred areas of teaching and research include expertise in one or more of the following areas: African American Studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, and/or Native American Studies.The tenure home will be within an existing SBS department or the School of Social Work, therefore candidates must have formal graduate training and evidence of research and teaching that aligns with one of SBS' nine academic disciplines. We seek a visionary colleague who will assist in developing the future of Ethnic Studies at CSUSB, and a colleague interested in furthering our university's commitment to creating an intellectual space for people of color. Candidates will be expected to work with student groups and engage with the broader community through programming, service learning, social justice initiatives, and/or other methods, such as community -based research. The candidate will be required to teach core courses in support of our existing Ethnic Studies minor degree program, and they may be scheduled to teach courses in the school or department that serves as their tenure home. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups. 

Faculty are expected to meet the traditional requirements of excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the university and community. In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the university's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) teaching and learning excellence; b) student access, retention, and success; c) excellence in research and creative activities; d) service to the campus and the broader community. Minimum Qualifications 1) Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or a discipline currently represented in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences from an accredited institution (or equivalent), 2) Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level, 3) Evidence of commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff in a multicultural/multiethnic campus environment, 4) Evidence of active research agenda likely to result in published work and/or external funding.

Required Documents: 1) a cover letter, including three individuals who agree to submit letters of reference if the candidate is advanced to the final pool; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one statement on teaching philosophy and strategies, and 4) a Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words). To apply please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2256309

  • Formal review of applications will begin 11/15/18 and continue until the position is filled

Central Washington University (CWU) - TT Asst. Professor - Medical Anthropology - Review begins: Dec. 16 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies in the College of the Sciences at Central Washington University invites applications for a tenure track, full-time position in medical anthropology, to begin September 16, 2019. We are seeking a sociocultural anthropologist with expertise in critical medical anthropology and global health. The successful candidate must be grounded in ethnographic methodologies, have prior teaching experience, and have a PhD in hand by April 15, 2019. We prefer candidates who are broadly trained to address issues of health from mixed-method perspectives and at different scales, with expertise in environment and health, social epidemiology, health disparities, social justice, migration and health, and/or medical pluralism. Geographical area is open, but areas of particular interest include Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East.     

The successful candidate is expected to teach classes at all levels of the curriculum. Courses to be covered include several sections of Cultural Worlds (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology), introductory medical anthropology, contemporary issues in medical anthropology, and one or more of the following: history/theory of anthropology, gender, and a geographic area course.

Central Washington University is on the quarter system with appointments from mid-September through mid-June. We are particularly interested in candidates who (1) have demonstrated excellence in teaching; (2) are broadly trained to address issues of health from mixed-method perspectives and at different scales; and (3) can help further our development of a Cultural Competencies Certificate, including collaborations in medical anthropology and global health, between the Department of Anthropology and the University’s Health Career Programs.   

Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Anthropology by April 15, 2019. If you do not have your PhD in hand by time of application, please describe your plan and timeline for completion. Socio-cultural anthropologist with expertise in critical medical anthropology and global health. Research grounded in ethnographic methodologies. Prior teaching experience as demonstrated in student evaluations, peer or faculty evaluations, and/or statement of teaching philosophy. Demonstrated commitment to diversity.

Preferred Qualifications: Broadly trained to address issues of health from mixed-method perspectives and at different scales. Expertise in one or more of the following: environment and health, food systems, social epidemiology, health disparities, social justice, migration and health, and/or medical pluralism. Ethnographic expertise in cultures of Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East. Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Ability to teach (1) Cultural Worlds (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology), (2) introductory medical anthropology, and contemporary issues in medical anthropology, and (3) one or more of the following:history/theory of anthropology, gender, and a geographic area course. Ability to contribute to Cultural Competencies Certificate, graduate programs, and help further collaborations in medical anthropology and global health, between the department of anthropology and the university’s health career programs.

For a complete list of application requirements and to apply online: visit: https://careers.cwu.edu (Job Id 2558)

  • Screening will begin Dec. 16, 2018 and will continue until a candidate is selected. Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Contact Information: Dr. Lori Sheeran, Chair, Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies. Email: sheeranl@cwu.edu. Phone: 509.963.1434

College of Charleston (SC) - TT Asst. Professor - International Studies - Review Begins: 01 December 2018Edit

The College of Charleston's School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs ( LCWA ) invites applications for a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of International Studies to begin August 16, 2019. The International Studies program is interested in candidates whose teaching and research focus on global public health and/or gender and sexuality studies. Candidates who employ transnational and intersectional perspectives in their research and teaching and who specialize in Sub-Saharan Africa or East/Southeast Asia are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to teach our International Studies introductory course as well as the major's cross-regional International Studies course, and would ideally contribute to one or more concentrations in the major. An earned PhD in International Studies or related fields (including but not limited to Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Area Studies, Urban Studies, Geography, and Gender and Sexuality Studies) by August 15, 2019 is required. ABD candidates with degree completion expected by August 15, 2019 will be considered.

Applicants must apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU . To be considered, please submit: 1) Cover Letter/Letter of Application, 2) CV, 3) Teaching Philosophy Statement, 4) Research & Professional Development Statement, 5) Unofficial Graduate Transcripts, 6) Sample Publication, 7) Course Evaluations, 8) Teaching Materials (including up to two course syllabi), 9) Other Documents, and contact information for three references.

The College of Charleston is a co-educational liberal arts institution located in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC. The International Studies program began at the College in 2010 and is now the largest major in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. The program includes faculty from History, Economics, Anthropology, Religious Studies, and Political Science and prides itself on multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary teaching and research.

  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Cornell University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Anthropologist - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2018 - JOB TALK stageEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track position in environmental anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague who takes an ethnographic approach to the study of climate change and/or climate change science. Successful candidates will have expertise in environmental justice, political ecology, the politics of environmental knowledge production, and/or other approaches to the study of human-environment relations. We particularly welcome applications from anthropologists with intellectual commitments to the Himalayas, Latin America, the greater Middle East, Europe, and/or East Asia, although candidates with intellectual commitments in other regions are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates should be prepared to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level that contribute to the overall mission of the department and develop their own area of specialty. They should also be committed to mentoring graduate students. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

Applications should include: 1. a detailed letter describing current and planned research activities, teaching qualifications and interests at both graduate and undergraduate levels; 2. a full curriculum vitae; 3. the names and addresses (including telephone and e-mail) of three academic referees.

Applications should be submitted online via academicjobsonline.

  • Appl Deadline: 2018/10/31 (posted 2018/08/23)
  • Applied 10/31: 2
  • Letters requested 11/5/18

Cornell University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor - Ethnographic Filmmaking/Visual Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Cornell University, in collaboration with the Department of Performing and Media Arts, invites applications for a tenure-track position in ethnographic filmmaking/visual anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague who is not only adept at bringing ethnographic insights to the critique of the contemporary media landscape, but who is also actively involved in film production. We anticipate hiring a scholar-practitioner who will be able both to teach students the practice of ethnographic filmmaking and to reflect upon how filmmaking leverages important insights into how media are deployed in the contemporary world. While the anticipated tenure-home will be in Anthropology, we seek a creative scholar-practitioner with a Ph.D. in anthropology who will develop new directions in teaching and research, contribute to a cross-university Making Media course and a new Media Studies minor, and collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of scholars to be hired across the university as part of the Provost’s task force on Arts and Humanities and its initiative in campus-wide Media Studies at Cornell (http://provost.cornell.edu/academic-initiatives/radical-collaboration/humanities-and-arts/).

Applications should include: 1. a detailed letter describing current and planned research activities, teaching qualifications, and interests at both graduate and undergraduate levels; 2. a full curriculum vitae; 3. an article-length writing sample; 4. a digital portfolio that best represents the kind and caliber of their filmmaking and includes as well the digital means of access to the portfolio–i.e., hyperlinks, access to a shared DropBox folder, etc.; 5. three letters of reference (to be submitted separately).

  • Additional materials have been requested - 11/26. 

Connecticut College (CT) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 19 Oct. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in July 2019. Candidates must be qualified to teach introduction to cultural anthropology and anthropological theory, in addition to courses in their own ethnographic field and area of expertise. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose work is interdisciplinary, bridges subfields in anthropology, and complements current departmental strengths. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in anthropology or related discipline, evidence of a strong record of undergraduate teaching, and an active research program.

Geographic area is open, although we seek a teacher-scholar who can contribute to further strengthening an undergraduate curriculum that connects the goals of anthropology with critical food studies and sustainability through partnerships with diverse offices and programs on and off campus. The successful candidate will have a track record of theoretically grounded scholarship, publicly engaged research, and is interested in using innovative and inclusive pedagogies in order to appeal to a broad range of students within and beyond the major. Tenure-track faculty teach a 3-2 load. In addition to providing all faculty with strong ongoing support for teaching and research, the College offers these resources for pre-tenured faculty: a 2-2 teaching load in the first year, a supplementary research fund, and a semester's sabbatical after a successful third-year review. The generous sabbatical policy (for every six semesters of teaching, one semester of leave at 80% of salary) affords further opportunity for research and writing. Additional information regarding faculty resources can be found here.

New colleagues will be joining a vibrant department with strong ties to Art History, Environmental Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies, and Museum Studies, and with a faculty deeply engaged with Connections, the new general education program, and innovative models of community-based research involving undergraduates.

Applicants should submit: (1) a CV, with the names and contact information of three references; (2) a cover letter of not more than two pages stating research interests, teaching philosophy, and two proposed course titles; (3) a sample syllabus; and (4) teaching evaluations to Catherine Benoît, Acting Chair of Anthropology, at: https://apply.interfolio.com/54615.

  • Review to begin on October 19, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Has anyone advanced? 
  • nothing here x3 11/20/2018
  • Still no word? 12/3/18 nothing here - 12/12 - anyone else?
  • nope, nothing 12/12 x2

Denison University (OH) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology  - Medical Anthropology/Anthropology of Development - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2019. Ph.D. in Anthropology by August 2019 is required. We seek an anthropologist whose work is both empirically rigorous and theoretically sophisticated. Desired areas of expertise include medical anthropology or the anthropology of development. Research related to Africa (particularly West Africa), South Asia, and China are preferred. Ability to teach within a combined anthropology and sociology curriculum is necessary. Candidates must be able to teach social theory (both classical and contemporary), a qualitative methods course, a combined introductory course to anthropology and sociology, elective courses on sex and gender, and advanced courses reflecting both the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the Department.

Candidates must demonstrate their contributions and/or potential to contribute to diversity through teaching, research, and/or service/leadership. Successful candidates are expected to maintain a productive, ongoing research program and contribute to the continued growth of the department, the college, and the broader scholarly community.

Our department currently staffs 4 Anthropologists and 3 Sociologists. The typical teaching load is 5 courses per year. Denison offers extensive support for junior faculty, including competitive professional-development funding, pre-tenure research leave after a successful third-year review, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars.

Denison University is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, private, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2100 undergraduate students from across the nation and world. The college is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty. The college offers generous annual professional development funds, summer support for student/faculty research, and a junior faculty leave following a successful third-year review. Denison is located 25 miles east of the state capital Columbus. For more information about Denison, see our website at http://www.denison.edu.

Required Applicant Documents must be submitted on-line at
https://employment.denison.edu
A letter of application
Curriculum Vitae
Research statement
Teaching statement
Three names of professional references including email addresses, telephone numbers, and mailing addresses.

  • Completed applications received by November 15, 2018, will receive full consideration. Inquiries should be sent to Department Chair Fareeda Griffith at griffithf@denison.edu. Representatives from the department will be at the American Anthropological Association meeting to discuss the position with potential candidates in mid-November. We plan to conduct on-campus interviews in early Spring 2019.
  • 11/8: AAA interview request
  • 11/8: received an invitation from the Dept Chair to schedule an informal meeting with Dept members in San Jose; I presume all applicants received the same message (?)
  • 11/8 I have also got the invitation. My feeling, based on wording and time-slotting, is that it is partially selective although it's definitely not formal interview. Maybe I am wrong. It's still possible that invitation has been sent out to all who attend the AAA.
  • You are missing the point of the hiring process if you do not treat the appointment as a formal interview. ==> I asked and Chair confimed that 'it's not formal interview', meaning this is not definitive step passing which leads you to on-campus or next stage as in other formalized settings, although the meeting does have some significance in overall hiring process===> Will get back to this if I eventually become the selected cadidate. Thanks for the info.
  • Any one know how many interviews are being conducted at the AAA?
  • It usualy, no more than ten candidates. Often, committee also do Skype with folks that are not attending. Inquiry directly with the chair and they should give you more details. 
  • Any invites to campus?
  • The full consideration date wasn't until November 15, after the AAA had already started. I wouldn't be surprised if there are no campus invites yet, because I'm still not convinced that the longlist has been fully identified.
  • ^yes and also it says that they plan to conduct on-campus interviews in the early Spring.
  • campus invite 12/6

Francis Marion University (SC) - TT Asst. Professor-Cultural Anthropology, Native Americans (18-83)- Deadline 15 Oct. 2018Edit

The Department of Sociology at Francis Marion University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology position. We seek applicants who are trained in a four-field approach, with a focus on Cultural Anthropology. The successful candidate will teach a 3:4 load, including lower-division courses in sociology and anthropology and upper-division courses in their specialty. Ongoing scholarly research resulting in conference presentations and publications is required and supported. Research with an emphasis on Native Americans is preferred. Service to the department and the university, as well as academic advising to students, is required. The candidate hired will be encouraged to collaborate with other faculty members in the Sociology and History Departments, which includes our Archaeologist, to promote an interdisciplinary research agenda.

FMU Requirement: Completed Ph.D. in Anthropology by August 2019

Start Date: August 2019

Required Application Materials: 1) Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 18-83); 2) Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (all official transcripts will be required from the successful candidate); 3) Curriculum Vitae; 4) Contact information of three individuals from whom letters of recommendation have been requested; 5) FMU Faculty Application.

To obtain a copy of the faculty application, please visit: https://www.fmarion.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/FacandOtherSpecApplication7_22_2014ef.pdf

Send Application Packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration, Francis Marion University, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547.

  • Priority screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

George Mason University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Political and Legal Anthropology, East Asia/Pacific Rim - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The George Mason University Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position for a Political and Legal anthropologist with a geographical focus on East Asia/Pacific Rim region, to begin August 2019 (teaching load is 2:2). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Qualifications: The Anthropology Program seeks applicants with geographic specialization in East Asia/Pacific Rim and research interests in one or more of the following areas of political and legal anthropology: human rights, environmental protection, race and ethnicity, activism, citizenship, colonialism, inequality, populism, political identity, political conflict and reconciliation. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in-hand at time of application.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate promise of a productive research and publication trajectory based on original research and a record of external funding. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach an introductory cultural anthropology course, an area studies course, and courses in their areas of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Faculty in the anthropology program are expected to work closely with undergraduate majors and graduate students, providing them with opportunities for the development, completion, presentation, and publication of research projects. As the result of a recent curriculum redesign, it is expected that the amount of undergraduate research in the department will increase, and that the successful candidate will contribute to that growth.

Mason’s three-field anthropology program offers the B.A. and M.A. degrees. Many opportunities exist for cross- and interdisciplinary collaboration across units. 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. Salary is commensurate with experience.

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in academics and research. It is the largest public research university in Virginia with campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William, as well as a campus in Songdo, South Korea. Located approximately 15 miles from Washington, D.C., Mason is the most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is an exciting, rewarding campus culture that provides unique opportunities to collaborate and create.

For full consideration, applicants must: complete and submit the online application for position number F7385z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; upload an application letter, curriculum vitae, a statement addressing how the applicant’s training and/or experiences would contribute to a climate that values diversity; and, provide the names of three persons who may be contacted for letters of reference. Questions may be directed to Chair of the Sociocultural Anthropology Search Committee, Professor Anne Schiller at: schiller@gmu.edu.

  • Deadline for applications is October 1, 2018.
  • Letters requested Oct 12
  • Skype interviews requested Oct 16
  • Notification of calls to references Oct 26

Haverford College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor in Visual Anthropology - Deadline: 26 Oct. 2018 - JOB TALK STAGEEdit

Haverford College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Visual Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to start Fall 2019. The successful candidate is expected to have completed the PhD by the time of the appointment, and will demonstrate an expertise in both visual anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking practice. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the Visual Studies program, and preference will be given to those applicants who engage in collaborative/participatory media. Geographical area is open but priority will be given to applicants whose scholarly interests and teaching engage critical race studies. Teaching responsibilities include courses at all levels of the curriculum, and in particular, introductory and/or capstone courses for the Anthropology Department and Visual Studies program, digital cinema production courses, new elective courses, and supervision of undergraduate senior theses. Contributions to other interdisciplinary programs are desirable. https://www.haverford.edu/academics/academic-departments-programs

Applicants should submit their dossier, including cover letter; CV; Research Statement; Statement of Teaching Philosophy that addresses experience and effectiveness, especially with reference to teaching a diverse student body; writing sample of approximately 20-40 pages; and the names and contact information of three recommenders via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/53667. Questions about the application process should be directed to Georgia Davidis, Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Hiring and Review, at gdavidis@haverford.edu. For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 1-877-997-8807 or help@interfolio.com.

  • Applications completed by October 26 will receive full consideration.
  • -11/27 Has anyone heard anything?
  • -11/28 Zoom Interviews Scheduled
  • -12/12 Anyone got campus visit?

Humboldt State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology (with an emphasis in applied work) - Review Begins: 7 Dec. 2018Edit

  • Humboldt State University, Department of Anthropololgy, invites applicants for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Cultural Anthropology, with an emphasis in applied work.
  • PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in anthropology or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants near completion of terminal degree by appointment date will be considered. Completion of the terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
  • Expertise in several of the core areas of Cultural and Applied Anthropology;
  • Commitment to and experience promoting and fostering equity and inclusion in pedagogy and curricula;
  • Potential for teaching excellence that incorporates a variety of active learning methodologies;
  • Experience and interest in the development of online learning experiences;
  • Record of, or potential, for involving and/or supervising students in research and scholarly activity; and
  • Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, upper and lower-division, general education and graduate level including hybrid courses in Applied Anthropology MA program).
  • Preferred qualifications for this position include:
  • Experience with first year student learning communities or other first year initiatives;
  • Ability to integrate global or international perspectives in teaching and/or scholarship.
  • PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: At HSU, teaching effectiveness is essential for faculty retention, tenure, and promotion. Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach and supervise research across several major topics in cultural anthropology and develop their own research program. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students, and may include the following courses: introductory cultural anthropology, anthropology and development, anthropological history, methods and theory for majors and/or graduate students, and upper level and graduate courses with professional emphasis (such as immigration studies, medical anthropology, international development, etc.) and regional focus upon an area of specialization. Graduate courses will include the study of policy (plans, principles, guidelines, directives, or other ways of conceiving blueprints for and assessments of social action) as well as grant-writing and other professional skill-building content.
  • GENERAL INFORMATION The Department of Anthropology is known for providing students with well-rounded degrees and opportunities to undertake research in diverse areas of anthropology, and has a strong interest in fostering communication across the sub disciplines. Dedication to superior instruction of undergraduates is a long-standing tradition at Humboldt State University. That mission now includes providing the same high level of service in a newly instituted ‘limited residency’ M.A. in Applied Anthropology. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/anthropology/. Humboldt State University is part of the 23-campus California State University system. The University has a comprehensive arts and sciences curriculum, which is recognized nationally for its high academic quality. Founded in 1913, HSU is one of the premier public institutions in the western United States; it is a residential and rural campus with an enrollment of approximately 8,000 students. The main campus is located in Arcata, California, in the northwestern part of the state along the coast, situated among redwood trees in an area that offers unmatched scenic beauty, moderate climate and opportunities for outdoor activities. The surrounding Humboldt County locale has a population of around 130,000. The community offers an excellent range of businesses, services and cultural activities/performances. The local schools are ranked in the top performance percentiles, both nationally and in the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu.
  • APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:
  • Click here to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/55191
  • Letter of application; Curriculum vitae; Statement of Teaching Philosophy; Statement of Research Interests; Teaching evaluations, if available; Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and Names and contact information for three professional references. Additional application materials such as three letters of recommendation may be requested at a later time.
  • Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Anthropology, or Humboldt State University to: Dr. Mary Scoggin, Search Committee Chair, Phone (707) 826-4124, Email: AppliedAnthSearch@humboldt.edu
  • Review begins: 7 Dec. 2018.

McGill University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor / Open Rank Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 4 Oct. 2018 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Social Studies of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Medical Anthropology.

We seek colleagues from Anthropology or allied disciplines with publication and teaching records and research interests in one or more of the following areas: the anthropology of (bio) medicine, health care, or public health; epistemic and material cultures of health or medicine; science and technology studies. Geographical areas open.

The Department of Social Studies of Medicine is a multidisciplinary department (anthropology, history, sociology, biomedical ethics). The department sees itself as a bridge between the Faculties of Medicine and of Arts and a space for the analysis of the conceptual, practical and societal dimensions of biomedicine and other contemporary forms of medical thought and practice throughout the world.

If the successful candidate satisfies the specific eligibility conditions of the program, the candidate may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Medical Anthropology which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.

Tier 2 Chairs are for emerging researchers (individuals who are no more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree). However, career interruptions (e.g. maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, family care, etc.) may be taken into consideration using the Tier 2 justification process to review the candidate’s eligibility. Potential applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree with career interruptions may contact the institution to have their eligibility reviewed through the Tier 2 justification process. The eligibility conditions for the CRC chairs are described at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s3.

Job Duties: Teaching responsibilities may include primarily undergraduate and graduate courses in the department most closely related to the candidate’s discipline (cross-listed in Social Studies of Medicine) and some teaching in the Faculty of Medicine.

The candidate is expected to be actively involved in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission (research, teaching, supervision of graduate students and involvement in academic and administrative committees).

Qualifications and Education requirements: Candidates must have a doctorate in Anthropology or an allied discipline. The language of instruction at McGill University is English; competence in French is desirable but not required. Postdoctoral experience and substantial publications are a major asset.

Candidates who do not satisfy the CRC eligibility criteria for a Tier 2 chair are nonetheless invited to apply for the position.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications must be submitted on-line at: https://www.mcgill.ca/medicine-academic/positionsavailable

The following supporting documents are required: - a cover letter & curriculum vitae (as 1 pdf document) - statement of research (if including other documents, combine to make 1 pdf) - the names and contact information of three referees

Internal applicants to the Canada Research Chair need to submit a recent curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests aligned with the designated subject area for the chair.

  • Please submit your application electronically within 30 days of the publication of this posting [i.e. Oct. 4?]
  • Letters of rec requested (11/6) - was the request sent to you or directly to the recommenders?
  • Request was sent to recommenders via email
  • Anyone heard anything yet after the deadline was extended? 

McMaster University (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology at McMaster University invites applications for full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in cultural anthropology commencing July 1, 2019.

We are looking for candidates with a focus on innovative approaches to anthropology, including those that center on socially engaged and participatory art, aesthetics/politics, and new materialism. Attention to issues of writing and representation is a plus. The geographical area of specialization is open, although preference will be given to candidates with areas of specialization that complement current faculty strengths. We expect the person who fills this position to take an active role in scholarship and to contribute to the department's strong tradition of collegiality and collaboration. Candidates will have completed a PhD in Anthropology or a relevant discipline at the time of appointment and have established excellence in research and teaching.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, the names and addresses (including email) of three referees, a statement of teaching philosophy, examples of course syllabi, and other teaching materials relevant to the advertised position. These materials should be sent in electronic format.

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Tina Moffat, Chair, Department of Anthropology. Only applications submitted online via Human Resources at http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/ will be accepted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

  • The deadline for applications is November 15, 2018. The position will remain open until it is filled.
  • --Any news on this search?
  • 12/4 I got an e-mail from Interfolio on Nov 30 notifying me that my letters of reference were requested, but no news since then.

Miami University, Oxford (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Critical Security Studies - Deadline:  8 Oct. 2018 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Global and Intercultural Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to teach in International Studies, to include Critical Security Studies of the Middle East; maintain an active research agenda; advise students; and provide service to the institution.Require: A Ph.D. in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, International Studies, Political Science or interdisciplinary work within these or related, cognate fields by date of appointment in August 2019. Candidates should have Middle East regional expertise, relevant language ability, and field work experience. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident, admitted for residence as an applicant under the 1986 immigration amnesty law, refugee or asylee.

Consideration may be given to candidates with interdisciplinary conceptual and methodological perspectives in both critical and applied analyses of the complex social, political, and economic changes shaping the contemporary Middle East; those whose scholarship may include but is not limited to: critical political economies; environmental and human security; international and civil conflict; migration; as well as the cultural, gender, sexuality, race, and class dimensions of these issues.

Consideration may also be given to candidates with demonstrated potential for interdisciplinary teaching that engages the International Studies curriculum and other of the academic majors and minors offered by the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies: Asian/Asian-American Studies; American Studies; Black World Studies; Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies; Middle East and Islamic Studies; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (one chapter or journal article in length), and statement of teaching philosophy to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=6314 

  • Screening of applications will begin on October 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Direct queries about the search to Dr. Carl Dahlman at dahlmac@miamioh.edu or Dr. Nathan French at frenchns@miamioh.edu. Department will request letters of reference.
  • 10/27 campus invites

Michigan Technological University (MI) - TT Assistant Professor in Anthropology or Geography - Deadline: 29 Nov. 2018 . SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE Edit

The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for an Assistant Professor to join our interdisciplinary social sciences faculty. We seek a scholar specializing in heritage, environment, and industrial communities to strengthen our graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) in Industrial Heritage & Archaeology and/or Environmental & Energy Policy. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or Geography, or a related interdisciplinary field, is required by August 15, 2019.

Candidates with research foci that emphasize environmental health and/or pollution, social justice, urban and/or at-risk communities, labor relations, brownfield revitalization, or deindustrialization are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek a colleague committed to community-led or engaged collaborative research and teaching and/or GIS or related spatial sciences. The successful candidate will have a strong research program and high potential for securing external funding.

Applicants must demonstrate how their research and teaching interests strengthen one or both of our graduate programs, and articulate with one or more of our undergraduate programs in Anthropology, History, Law and Society, Social Sciences, and our new major, Sustainability Science and Society. Teaching experience is strongly preferred: the teaching load is two courses per semester, with one course per year being our core interdisciplinary course Global Issues. Michigan Tech is a research university (RU/H) with approximately 7,300 undergraduate and graduate students.

Michigan Tech is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Applications from women and minorities are highly encouraged by both the department and the institution. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. See http://www.dual.mtu.edu for additional information.

  • Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2018. Full consideration will be given to applications received by that date. Interested candidates should complete the online application and upload required materials including: (1) a letter of interest, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) writing sample, and (6) names and contact information for three references. You can find out more about this position, including where to submit your materials electronically at: http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/6844. Please direct inquiries to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Melissa Baird at mfbaird@mtu.edu or 906-487-2366.
  • 11/11/18 - I noticed the posting now says: Review of applications will commence on November 29, 2018. Full consideration will be given to applications received by that date. Interested candidates should complete the online application and upload required materials including: (1) a letter of interest, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) writing sample, and (6) names and contact information for three references. You can find out more about this position, including where to submit your materials electronically at: http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/6844. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Melissa Baird at mfbaird@mtu.edu or 906-487-2366.
  • Skype request 12/8


+Skype interview scheduled on 12/13

Middlebury College (VT) - TT Assistant Professor - Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 26 Oct. 2018 - AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, MIDDLEBURY, VT 05753. The Sociology/Anthropology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position for a medical anthropologist beginning in the fall of 2019. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach a required course for majors in qualitative methodology and contribute regularly to the college-wide curriculum, including the First Year Seminar program and Winter Term. Regional specialization should complement existing departmental interests. Appointment is at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must show evidence of teaching excellence and have an active research agenda.

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.

Applications for this position will be accepted starting on August 24, 2018, and all application materials must be received by October 26, 2018. We plan to interview candidates at the American Anthropological Association meeting in San Jose, CA in mid-November. 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. Michael Sheridan, graduate transcript, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation, of which at least two must speak to teaching ability and promise. More information is available at http://apply.interfolio.com/52775

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.  Information on our background check policy can be found here: http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks

  • Review begins 24 Aug. 2018, deadline is 26 Oct. 2018.
  • Has anyone heard back
  • invite for AAA interview x3 11/6/18; 11/8/18
  • -request for additional materials 11/26
  • Any campus invitations yet? (12/11)

New College of Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 5 Nov. 2018 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position in Medical Anthropology. We are seeking a theoretically engaged scholar who works at the intersection of biological and cultural anthropology. Candidates should have teaching experience, a career interest in liberal arts education, and a vibrant research agenda. Geographic area is open. The person filling this position will be expected to teach courses in medical anthropology, biological anthropology, and cultural courses within his or her field of expertise. The candidate must have completed the Ph.D. by the start of employment in August 2019

Candidates should apply on-line at https://www.ncf.edu/employment and upload the following: a cover letter; c.v.; statements regarding teaching philosophy, the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment; research interests; syllabi; teaching evaluations; one writing sample (article or chapter length); and unofficial graduate transcript(s). In addition, please ask at least three references to email signed recommendations on letterhead to anthrosearch@ncf.edu . According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants who need accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting. For questions about the application process, please contact Kristi Fecteau, Division of Social Sciences Office Manager, at kfecteau@ncf.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2018.
Also posted at Biological Anthropology 2018-2019
  • skype interview invitation 

New Mexico State University (NM) - TT Assistant Professor - Native American Studies - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology at New Mexico State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in Native American and Indigenous Studies who is broadly trained and with preferred expertise that complements the Anthropology Department’s research and practice in one or more of the following areas: Native identity, tribal sovereignty, decolonization, Indigenous rights, tribal needs and values, intellectual property, heritage and language preservation, health disparities in Native communities, museum and visual studies, and colonial and postcolonial relations among Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups. Strengths in contemporary Native American Studies theory and research methodologies are essential, especially those that are collaborative, participatory, and focused on community action. Successful candidates will demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience working with Native American people. The development of a culturally sensitive and problem-oriented program of scholarship with potential for securing external funding is highly desirable. Abilities to contribute to Native American Studies program development, teach undergraduate and graduate students in multicultural university settings, and engage in outreach with Native American communities in the State of New Mexico, regionally in the greater Southwest, and internationally are strongly preferred.

Candidates must hold a PhD or terminal degree in a related field at time of appointment.

Applications are only accepted online. Click here to apply: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/32737

  • Posting Date: 09/26/2018. Closing Date: 11/09/2018.

North Dakota State University (ND) - TT Assistant Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant professor of cultural anthropology to begin August 2019. We seek a cultural anthropologist who is ethnographically grounded, engaged in cultural theory, and can complement the teaching and scholarly work in both the Anthropology Program and department more generally. The successful candidate will be required to teach two courses per semester and advise both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the candidate must work effectively with colleagues and students in an interdisciplinary setting.

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

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

  • Skype interview invitation (10/24/18)
  • Invitation for campus visit (11/08/18)

Northern Kentucky University (KY) - TT Asst. Professor - Medical Anthropology - Deadline: Open Until Filled - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology with a specialization in cultural medical anthropology, beginning August 2019. This position is part of a cluster hire with preference given to those whose research has been or will be focused on impacting under-served populations and competency with diversity-related issues.

Geographical area negotiable, with preference given to Africa, Middle East, and Native America. Candidates should be prepared to teach introduction to cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, ethnographic methods and research, and a culture area course. In addition, candidates must be able to teach upper-division courses in their area of expertise and both face-to-face and accelerated online courses.

Candidates must have Ph.D. in anthropology completed by time of appointment, preferred candidate will have evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, a current research project, completed professional papers and/or publications, experience in contributing to the writing of grants, willingness to involve undergraduate students in research, and willingness to participate in civic engagement.

Applications should include a cover letter, current vita, and names and email addresses of at least three references. Please include your personal philosophy on diversity and inclusion and why they are important in higher education. Letters of recommendation will be requested upon narrowing the candidate pool.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

  • -invitation for Skype interview (10/21)
  • invitation for campus visit (11/8)

Occidental College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Indigenous/Settler Colonialism Studies - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit

Occidental College's Department of Critical Theory and Social Justice (CTSJ) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track professor of Indigenous/Settler Colonialism Studies (ISCS). As an intersectional and interdisciplinary department, CTSJ seeks to harness emergent academic analyses at the nexus of such fields as Native studies, comparative empire studies, posthumanist theory, biopolitics, theories of sovereignty, and problems of justice broadly.

QUALIFICATIONS: We seek candidates with a PhD received by fall 2019, from either humanities or social science departments, with a specialty in the study of indigenous/native populations and cultures, analyses of empire and colonialism, and critical theory. We welcome recent PhD’s, as well as scholars who have been teaching for several years. Strong candidates will be able to teach a range of courses (five yearly across two semesters), including introductory critical theory courses, courses in Occidental’s Cultural Studies Program, extant CTSJ seminars, and new courses in ISCS-related fields.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates should send their application as an electronic file to ctsjsearch2018@oxy.edu . Please include: 1) a cover letter that details interest in teaching at Occidental and a discussion of the applicant’s research and teaching experience; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of demonstrated commitment to, past evidence of, and future plans for creating equitable opportunities for learning and mentor especially for underrepresented students; (3) a sample of scholarly work; (4) Curriculum Vitae; and (5) three to five confidential letters of recommendation (via Interfolio.com), including at least one that addresses the applicant’s teaching.

For information on the Department of Critical Theory and Social Justice, including current course offerings, please visit our website at: https://www.oxy.edu/critical-theory-social-justice. Direct questions may be addressed to ctsjsearch2018@oxy.edu.

  • All materials are due no later than November 15, 2018. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed. Interviews of semi-finalists will be held via videoconference.

Ohio Wesleyan University (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 5 Nov. 2018Edit

Ohio Wesleyan University (http://www.owu.edu) is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 25 miles north of Columbus, OH.

The Sociology/Anthropology Department of Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cultural Anthropology beginning in August, 2019.

We are looking for candidates with a strong commitment to both teaching and research in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. We are especially interested in candidates who are enthusiastic to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses, mentor students, participate in program development and can contribute to creating an engaged, pluralistic and just campus community. The teaching load is 3/3 (3 courses in each of the fall and spring semesters).

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will join an integrated sociology and anthropology department, which offers a major and minor in Sociology/Anthropology, as well as an interdisciplinary major and minor in social justice. The new faculty member will teach an introductory course in cultural anthropology, advanced courses in gender and family, and the research methods course required for all Sociology / Anthropology majors. The methods course must cover both qualitative and basic quantitative methodologies. The ideal candidate's teaching interests should cover (but need not be limited to) post-industrial societies, including the US. Regional specialization for the position is open, with preference for East Asia. We are also interested in candidates' other areas of expertise that could expand the department's offerings, which might include sexuality, indigenous peoples in a global context, film and popular culture.

There will be opportunities for participating in course development, including courses with a travel component. Faculty are also encouraged to participate in one or more of OWU's interdisciplinary majors, such as Women's and Gender Studies, Black World Studies, Social Justice, Latin American Studies, East Asian Studies, Film Studies, and International Studies. For further information on such opportunities, candidates are encouraged to explore the OWU Connection initiative https://www.owu.edu/academics/the-owu-connection/.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate by time of appointment, but will consider applicants who have made substantial progress towards completion of a doctorate (ABD). Proven record of successful teaching experience and an active research agenda. Ability to teach courses in cultural anthropology, gender, family, and research methods (including both quantitative and qualitative).

Completed application packets will include: 1) Cover Letter that describes teaching and research interests (including possible course offerings) 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Teaching Portfolio (including teaching philosophy/statement explaining candidate's approach to teaching and to creating diverse and inclusive learning environments); at least one syllabus for courses taught or proposed and evidence of teaching effectiveness (including evaluations, if available). 4) Three letters of reference with full contact information. Please e-mail application materials to: soansearch@owu.edu. Please send all materials as .pdf or .doc attachments.

  • Deadline: November 5, 2018. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
  • Has anyone heard anything? - No, and haven't even gotten a confirmation of receipt :/ x2+1 ( I even sent an inquiry mail to the committee re the receipt of the materials, but still no reply)=> got reply yesterday saying that the committee is meeting now to identify top 10 candidates.
  • 12/3- any news since the committee met?  
  • anything??  12/10
  • rejection email received, saying they have completed a long short-list of ten candidates (12/12)

Portland State University (OR) - TT Assistant Professor - Urban Social Science - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit

The University Honors College seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Urban Social Science beginning Fall 2019. Candidates with degrees in the fields of sociocultural anthropology and human geography will be considered; a Ph.D. in one of these fields must be completed by August 30, 2019. The position is open in regards to subfield specialization, although we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in ethnic, gender, queer, or information studies.

This position is teaching intensive with a primary emphasis on disciplinary methodologies and writing instruction but we also expect candidates to have a strong scholarly agenda. The successful candidate will have an approach to teaching that includes close textual analysis, writing, and disciplinary methods. Teaching responsibilities will include core courses in the University Honors curriculum including the three-term first year sequence, the second year social sciences research methods course, advanced interdisciplinary seminars, and thesis courses.

The position includes an expectation of service activities including taking an active role in matters of college governance as well as participation in tasks associated with the annual Honors Admissions cycle.

Primary Activity I - Instructional Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in Sociocultural Anthropology or Human Geography. ABD will be considered but degree must be earned by 8/30/2019.

Preferred Qualifications: Interdisciplinary experience preferred but not required.

Key Cultural Competencies:

Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
  • Posting Close Date: 11/01/2018.

Princeton University (NJ) - Professor/Associate Professor - Biological and Sociocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Oct. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a senior scholar who works at the intersections of Biological and Sociocultural Anthropology, to begin September 1, 2019.

We seek theoretically engaged scholars whose research and teaching are firmly at the intersections of Biological and Sociocultural Anthropology. Our preference is for a scholar who uses his or her research to address sociocultural phenomenon such as sex, gender, race, childhood and youth, language, disease, disability, reproduction, aging, health disparities, agriculture, foodways, and/or the human implications of built and natural environments.

Our Department does not have a graduate biological anthropology program, so the teaching focus for this position would be on our undergraduate program. The position does, however, entail a small amount of graduate teaching and graduate advising for students who work in areas such as medical anthropology, environmental studies, science and technology studies, multispecies ethnography, food studies, race and gender, among others.

Applicants should send a cover letter summarizing their teaching and research experience as well as their theoretical interests and contributions should be submitted to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7761.

Application dossiers should also include: a full cv, names and contact information for four referees, a writing sample (e.g. published or recently submitted article or book chapter), a one-page statement describing research and writing goals for the next three to five years, teaching evaluations, syllabi for two courses (an introductory one in Biological Anthropology and an advanced thematic one at the intersection of Biological Anthropology and Sociocultural Anthropology), and a one to two-page statement of teaching philosophy as it relates to our job description and your current research and teaching.

  • To receive full consideration application materials should be received by October 30, 2018.

Purdue University (IN) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor - "Anthropology of Tomorrow" (2 Positions) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018 - AAA / SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Purdue University Department of Anthropology invites applications for two positions to begin August 2019. Assistant/Associate Professor of anthropology, tenure-track with a focus on the Anthropology of Tomorrow. We are seeking dynamic scholars with innovative research programs that address humanity’s grand challenges. We expect to make one open subfield hire at the assistant professor level and one sociocultural anthropology hire at the assistant/associate level.

We seek scholars with a promising record of publications and funding, active research agendas, teaching experience, and a commitment to the application of anthropology. All subfields are encouraged to apply to the assistant professor position, and we welcome creative approaches to the Anthropology of Tomorrow. The successful candidates will join a vibrant department with a focus on and commitment to impactful anthropological inquiry, interdisciplinary scholarly and public engagement, innovative pedagogy, and external funding.

Purdue’s Department of Anthropology is located in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). The Anthropology of Tomorrow positions will contribute to Purdue’s strategic areas including integrating data science across the University, the life sciences, Advanced Social & Behavioral Science Research Methodologies at Purdue (AMAP), Center for Aging and the Life Course, the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, and the Center for the Environment, Climate Change, Global Food Security. Our faculty regularly join interdisciplinary research teams to work on global challenges, and help the next generation of scholars and professionals develop the integrative analytical toolkits they need for the diverse careers of tomorrow.

Purdue University is a leading research intensive public university (LINK) with a land grant mission and a strong reputation in fields focusing on future-making including data science, engineering, and agriculture. The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue (CLA) includes ten academic units across the social sciences, humanities and arts. CLA (LINK) is incubating an array of forward thinking programs including the broad integration of liberal arts into the University Curriculum (Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program LINK). The program provides an opportunity for Anthropology of Tomorrow scholar-teachers to innovate creative approaches to the 21st century and beyond in thematic areas of conflict resolution and justice, science and technology, environment and sustainability, healthcare and medicine, and management and organization. Purdue's Department of Anthropology has 15 full-time faculty and offers BA, MS and PhD degrees.

Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology or related field is required at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Articulate a vision of research and teaching that demonstrates forward thinking anthropology and using and developing social science for solving grand challenges. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) Human Rights/Social Justice, Tourism/Cultural Heritage, Social Implications of Big Data, Human-Animal Interaction, and Design Anthropology.
Foster research and public engagement linkages with Purdue’s already established programs or centers addressing humanity’s grand challenges
Demonstrate strong teaching skills and potential to develop innovative and broad undergraduate anthropology courses as well as field-based, interdisciplinary, cross-listed, and/or service learning opportunities at introductory, advanced, and graduate levels
Teach in Anthropology and courses that are part of the College of Liberal Arts’ Integrated Cornerstone first-year curriculum
Prepare students for a diversity of careers and mentor their development
Show evidence of a commitment to diversity and promoting a multicultural environment
Participate in departmental and university administrative activities.

Send electronic applications including a CV and a cover letter specifying which position you are applying to: Anthropology 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. The cover letter should include information on research program, teaching interests, engagement record, diversity experience, and contact information for three references. Purdue University’s Department of Anthropology 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.

  • For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2018, and review will continue until the position is 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

Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Medical Sociology or Anthropology - Deadline: 25 Sept. 2018 - PHONE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rochester Institute of Technology seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in medical sociology or medical anthropology beginning August 2019. Prospective candidates are expected to have earned a Ph.D. in sociology or anthropology with a primary specialization in human health or medicine. We seek candidates with theoretically-informed scholarship that explores the impact of gender, race, class, disability, or environment on human health. The regional specialization is open. Health research among American Indian, indigenous, or underrepresented communities globally is encouraged.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary department, whose faculty members share a strong commitment to global justice, human rights, and sustainable futures. In the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at RIT, this commitment builds on expanding scholarship and coursework in the following three areas: social inequalities, cultural diversity, and globalization. While the investigative focus of each faculty is distinct and draws on a different body of research or theory, the department's inquiries into inequality, diversity, and globalization intersect and crosscut disciplinary boundaries. In this dynamic context, the successful candidate will be able to offer courses at all levels, including introductory courses, in our undergraduate degree programs in sociology & anthropology and international & global studies, and our multiple minors. There will be opportunities for new course development and collaborative research projects within and beyond the College of Liberal Arts.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Required Minimum Qualifications

PhD. in Anthropology or Sociology
Primary specialization: human health and medicine
Theoretically informed scholarship
Teaching experience
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level: PhD

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1232720; search openings, then Keyword Search 3849BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments: A brief teaching philosophy; A list of courses taught or prepared to teach; A sample publication or excerpt chapter from doctoral thesis; The names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers for three references; Contribution to Diversity Statement.

  • To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by September 25, 2018. The position will be kept open until a suitable candidate is found.
  • Has anyone heard something back yet? I haven't heard anything either (10/27)
  • Phone interviews scheduled for this week (10/29)
  • Any campus invitations yet? (12/11)

San Jose State University (CA) - Assistant Professor - Applied/Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018Edit

Applicants must have completed a PhD in anthropology or a closely related field before the position begins. The position requires an applied/cultural anthropologist able to use anthropology to address "real-world" problems in and between organizations, communities, and networks, and to actively participate in interdisciplinary collaborations. Applicants should have the ability to develop practice-oriented projects at local and global levels of organization that involve students. Teaching excellence and demonstrated scholarship potential is essential and applicants should be able to teach and coordinate general education courses, upper-division anthropology courses, and graduate courses. Applicants should also be able to contribute to an applied anthropology M.A. program. Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching and developing appropriate undergraduate and graduate courses, including general education courses; developing local field projects that complement pedagogy and that involve undergraduate and graduate students; advising undergraduate students in anthropology, behavioral science, and organizational studies; supervising graduate students; maintaining an active research program that contributes to the generation of knowledge, as manifested in scholarly publications; and participating in departmental, college, and university committees. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation - through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date: August, 2019. Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

For questions, please contact: Jan English-Lueck, Acting Chair, Department of Anthropology, San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0113. email: jan.english-lueck@sjsu.edu main line: 408.924.5710

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

  • Application Procedure: For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by October 15, 2018 through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/52364
  • HAS ANYONE ADVANCED?
  • No news here (11/12) x 2 (11/19)
  • Received short-list email notification, request for phone interview (12/3) x2 (12/3) good luck!

St. John's University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Biocultural Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Nov. 2018Edit

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion: A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Division/Department Information: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in St. John’s College offers a major and a minor in Anthropology to a diverse body of students as well as undergraduate and graduate M.A. level programs in Sociology and Criminology. We have fourteen full-time faculty members along with a qualified pool of instructors who teach the Anthropology, Sociology and Criminology courses. The Department’s faculty are highly devoted to students while maintaining an active research agenda and presence in the regional, national and international academic community. The Anthropology program at St. John’s has a global, critical and applied perspective. It offers one-on-one mentoring for each one of its majors, including the completion of a Senior Research Thesis in anthropology and other High Impact Practices. The program is invested in enhancing student retention and graduation rates by offering a broad range of courses that span the humanities, social and natural sciences. It is focused on teaching applicable research and analytical skills so students are ready to move smoothly and successfully between academia and the workplace. Students from the major attend top tier graduate programs and have been awarded prestigious fellowships and scholarships. There are plans to create a new Master’s Degree in Applied Anthropology, too. The program and its faculty are also active in contributing to other interdisciplinary programs such as the Ozanam Scholars, the M.A. in Global Development and Social Justice, and the University’s core curriculum. The program has been actively committed to supporting the University’s mission locally, regionally and globally.

Responsibilities: As tenure-track Assistant Professor, the new hire will be responsible for teaching a wide-range of Anthropology courses, advise students and contribute to developing a new M.A. program, while actively doing research to build their portfolio towards tenure.

Qualifications: Applicants for the tenure-track Assistant Professor position should hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (Fall 2019). We are looking for applicants within the area of Biocultural Anthropology. Geographic area is open. Preference will be given to candidates with applied fieldwork and an ability to regularly teach courses in biological anthropology. Candidates should have a promising record of scholarship and publications, and a genuine interest in both service and student mentoring.

  • Application Process: Send letter of application, CV, writing samples, a brief research plan and statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of 3 references. For full consideration please submit your materials by October 15, 2018 November 30, 2018 (deadline updated per application link).

Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ/NYC) - TT Asst. Professor of Science and Technology Studies (Anthro of Sci/Tech/Med) - Deadline: 10 Nov. 2018 - FINALISTS CONTACTEDEdit

The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in the Science & Technology Studies program [starting in Fall 2019]. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Cultural or Medical Anthropology, with research specialization that focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of science and/or technology. Those whose work relates to the topics of medicine, health, or the environment are especially encouraged to apply.

Preferred candidates will have a strong track record of ongoing ethnographic research and be capable of teaching courses in Anthropology of Technology or Global Health, as well as survey courses in Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies, and the Medical Humanities. Geographic area is open. Strong preference will also be given to candidates whose work embraces interdisciplinary themes, digital scholarship, and public outreach. [...]

Stevens Institute of Technology, founded in 1870, is [an engineering school] located in Hoboken, NJ, directly across the Hudson River from New York City . Stevens students, faculty, and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research, and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems, and technology management. The College of Arts and Letters contributes to the mission of Stevens with programs that engage in research and creative activity at the intersection of science, technology, the arts, humanities, and social science in ways that benefit society.

  • Application process: Candidates interested in applying should prepare an application that includes a letter of intent, current C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three referees. Please combine all materials into a single document (MSWord or PDF) for submission. Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
  • 11/30/18: Rejection email received. Small pool of finalists has been contacted.

SUNY Oswego (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: Open Until Filled - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-Nov-2017.pdf or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/

Date of Appointment: August 2019

Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of Anthropology will be required to teach courses in Introductory Cultural Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, one ethnographic area course, and other upper-division cultural anthropology courses. Will also conduct student advisement.

The Assistant Professor of Anthropology will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in cultural anthropology, ABD candidates in cultural anthropology who will complete degree by August 2019 may be considered. A commitment to excellence in teaching and demonstrated interdisciplinary interests Engaged in an active program of research.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. with specialty in medical anthropology, global health, public health, or women's health and ethnographic area in Africa, South America, or South Asia.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, CV/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=101867

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail: Prof. Jing Lei, Search Committee Chair, Email: jing.lei@oswego.edu Tel: 315-312-3276

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts and are required prior to hiring.

  • Posting Date: August 28, 2018. Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • - I applied to this job on August 29. On Sept 20, I received an email from HR saying that they "remain very interested in my candidacy" and asking me to re-apply if I'm still interested. Did anyone else receive a similar email?
  • Yes, I got the same email. I assume that everyone who has already applied did.
  • Any news on this search?
  • -invitation for phone interview (11/14)
  • - Any campus invites? (12/1)
  • Any news yet? (12/8)

Syracuse University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Urban Anthropologist - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018 - AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Anthropology Department in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor cultural anthropology. We are looking for an urban anthropologist with expertise within areas including: medical anthropology, policy and applied anthropology, Diasporas, ethnicity, diversity, and/or linguistics. Area focus is open to Africa, South Asia, South American/Caribbean, as well as oceanic intersections in the Indian Ocean and/or Atlantic World. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to research as well as to undergraduate and graduate education. The Maxwell School especially seeks candidates open to collaboration and an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester, maintain an active research program and serve on departmental and other committees. Ph.D. in Anthropology is expected at time of appointment.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology is expected at time of appointment.

Job Specific Qualifications: Urban cultural anthropologist with expertise within areas including: medical anthropology, policy and applied anthropology, Diasporas, ethnicity, diversity, and/or linguistics. Area focus is open to Africa, South Asia, South American/Caribbean, as well as oceanic intersections in the Indian Ocean and/or Atlantic World.

Responsibilities: The scholar will be expected to teach two courses per semester, maintain an active research program and serve on departmental and other committees.

  • Online App. Form: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/76243
  • Applicants who submit applications on or before November 1, 2018 will be reviewed for potential interviews at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in San Jose, California, November 14 -18, 2018. There may also be possible Skype/Face Time preliminary interviews.
  • Nov. 9th - Request for LOR and AAA interview x3
  • Dec. 10th - Have invitations for campus visits gone out?
  • Dec. 11th - I heard that they would narrow to a short list by mid-December. 

Syracuse University (NY) - Associate/Full Professor - Cultural Anthropology (South Asian Studies) - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit

The Anthropology Department in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University invites applications for the Maxwell Ford South Asia Professorship in cultural anthropology at the Associate or Full Professor level. We are looking for an outstanding established Cultural Anthropologist to continue our long tradition of leadership in South Asian studies. The candidate should have expertise within areas of medical anthropology, policy and applied anthropology, urban anthropology, diasporas, and/or linguistics. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to research as well as to undergraduate and graduate education. The Maxwell School especially seeks candidates open to collaboration and an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with our South Asia Center and Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs. The scholar will be expected to teach two courses per semester, maintain an active research program, and serve on departmental and other committees. In addition to a Ph.D. in Anthropology the candidate shall have a strong record of research and teaching.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology. The candidate shall have a strong record of research and teaching.

Job Specific Qualifications: Cultural Anthropologist with expertise in South Asian Studies. Topical focus in medical anthropology, policy and applied anthropology, urban anthropology, diasporas, and/or linguistics.

Responsibilities: The scholar will be expected to teach two courses per semester, maintain an active research program, and serve on departmental and other committees.

  • Online App. Form: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/76242
  • Applicants who submit applications on or before November 1, 2018 will be reviewed for potential interviews at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in San Jose, California, November 14-18, 2018. There may also be possible Skype/Face Time preliminary interviews.

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan - TT Asst. Professor in Anthropology - Deadline 5 Nov. 2018Edit

The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position in anthropology beginning August 2019.

Duties: The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position in anthropology beginning August 2019. Applicants must be able to teach a wide range of lower and upper division anthropology classes. Applicants must also be able to teach distance delivery (e-learning) and on-campus classes including introductory classes in general anthropology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology. The successful applicant must be able to teach courses in Alaska Native cultures as well as upper division classes in specific topic areas of cultural anthropology. PhD required. Salary DOE. Please go to www.alaska.edu/jobs and then click on Explore Jobs at UA; refine search Ketchikan.

UAS is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance/nondiscrimination . Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact Gwenna Richardson at email gjrichardson@alaska.edu.

  • First review of applications will be November 5, 2018, no other notice will be given and this position will be open until filled.
  • Phone interviews scheduled 11/21

University of Arizona, Tucson (AZ) - TT Asst. Prof. of Health Studies in the Middle East and North Africa - Review Begins: 21 Jan. 2019Edit

A new assistant professor (tenure-track, academic year) position in Health Studies of the Middle East and North Africa, broadly defined, will be placed in a department in the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS).

We are interested in a broad range of historical and/or social scientific approaches to the study of health and health care in the Middle East and North Africa. Specific research and teaching interests may include topics like modern medicine, health care policy, medical ethics, bioethics, epidemics and disease, mental health, addiction and substance abuse, health lifestyles (e.g., dietary practices), family medicine, aging, demography, and migrant and refugee health.

The exact field of specialization is open; the appointment may be made in a single SBS unit or as a joint appointment across two SBS units. See http://web.sbs.arizona.edu/college/ for a full listing of SBS units.  SBS includes Anthropology, Gender & Women’s Studies, Geography & Development, Government & Public Policy, History, Journalism, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and Sociology, among other units. Given current student interests and the importance of developing certain regional studies within UA Middle East studies, the position has a preferred focus on Egypt, North Africa, or Turkey, although applications from specialists in any area of the Middle East and North Africa are welcome.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

This position requires a 2/2 teaching load, maintenance of an active program of research and publication, and appropriate service to the college, university, and profession. The successful candidate will be well qualified to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching; conduct research in or centrally related to the Middle East and/or North Africa; have potential for externally supported research; and have an interest in participating in outreach activities.

Candidates are expected to have the PhD in hand prior to start of the position.

Proficiency in at least one Middle Eastern language is highly desirable (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish or a related language).

Anne H. Betteridge: anneb@email.arizona.edu

  • Review Begins: 21 Jan. 2019.

University of British Columbia, Okanagan (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor in Anthropology (incl. Archaeology) - Deadline: 14 Sept. 2018Edit

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 (http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ccgs/welcome.htmlDocument1), and is expected to start on July 1, 2019.

We are seeking a candidate with scholarly interest and expertise in anthropology with a specialization in in one or more of the following areas: material culture; cultural heritage; intangible/tangible heritage; ethnohistory; historical or social archaeology; Indigenous archaeology; digital or visual archaeology. An interest in working in an interdisciplinary department consisting of Anthropology, Gender & Women’s Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Human Geography is expected.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust, innovative, and internationally recognized research program that complements existing expertise in language and culture revitalization; decolonizing methodologies; urban and global/transnational anthropology and mobility studies; social inequality and health; political ecology and development; visual and media anthropology; ethnography, place, and community-engaged research. There is also an expectation for the appointee’s scholarship to be integrated into, and to enhance, the Department’s commitment to diversity as well as current research strengths in the Department, the Faculty, and other Faculties, 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, such as Introduction to Archaeology, History of Anthropological Thought and/or Contemporary Anthropological Theory. This colleague is also expected to provide service that is commensurate with rank.

The Anthropology program is part of the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department, which has an active graduate program, speakers series, and close ties to interdisciplinary research centres and institutes, housed in the Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The IKBSAS offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html.

UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna on unceded Syilx Okanagan territory, has strong undergraduate and graduate programs, with over 9,000 students in seven faculties. There are currently about 450 Aboriginal students on the campus, with nearly a tenth of them studying at the graduate level. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/.

How to Apply: To apply for this position please visit the link - http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php (Job Opening ID#30030 )

  • The deadline for applications is September 14th, 2018. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

University of British Columbia, Okanagan (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Linguistic Anthropology - Deadline: 14 Sept. 2018 - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

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 (http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ccgs/welcome.htmlDocument1), and is expected to start on July 1, 2019.

We are seeking a candidate with scholarly interest and expertise in cultural anthropology with a specialization in linguistic anthropology. An emphasis in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: language and social justice; language and power; writing systems; language revitalization; Indigenous linguistics; digital media linguistic anthropology. 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. They are also expected to show evidence of commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful, collegial, and conducive learning and working environment.

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; visual and media anthropology; ethnography, place, and community-engaged research. There is also an expectation for the appointee's scholarship to be integrated into, and to enhance, the Department's commitment to diversity as well as current research strengths in the Department, the Faculty, and other Faculties in the areas of linguistic anthropology, 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, such as ANTH 170 (introduction to linguistic anthropology), ANTH 270 (phonology), and/or ANTH 300 Contemporary Anthropological Theory. This colleague is also expected to provide service that is commensurate with rank.

The Anthropology program is part of the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department, which has an active graduate program, speakers series, and close ties to interdisciplinary research centres and institutes, housed in the Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The IKBSAS offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html.

UBC is one of the world's leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC's Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna on unceded Syilx Okanagan territory, has strong undergraduate and graduate programs, with over 9,000 students in seven faculties. There are currently about 450 Aboriginal students on the campus, with nearly a tenth of them studying at the graduate level. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/.

Applicants are asked to submit in Microsoft Word or pdf format: (i) a cover letter, addressed to Dr. Sue Frohlick (Head - Department of Community, Culture, and Global Studies), outlining qualification for the position and fit with the Anthropology program and the IKBSAS; (ii) a curriculum vitae; (iii) a statement of research program (maximum 4 pages); (iv) a statement on teaching philosophy and interests (maximum 2 pages); (v) evidence of teaching effectiveness relative to stage of career (e.g., teaching/course evaluations); (vi) a writing sample, media portfolio, and/or link to sample film or media production; and, (vii) the names of three referees for letters of reference that may be requested.

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


University of California Berkeley (CA) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Social Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 17 Oct. 2018 - AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of Social cultural anthropology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Senior Assistant Professors should apply to the Assistant recruitment. We are interested in candidates whose theoretical emphases and methodological expertise will complement and expand those of the existing faculty. The successful candidate will conduct multi-scalar research through interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary engagement with the contemporary world. The ideal candidate will engage with critical questions in anthropology, and demonstrate evidence of reflexive attention to the broader context of anthropological research in contemporary society. World area and methodological emphases are open. We are interested in candidates with a demonstrated ability to contribute to our dynamic undergraduate and graduate program in anthropology and commitment to fostering analytical and critical thinking through engaged scholarship. Candidates should have teaching experience in anthropology, with evidence of teaching potential and effectiveness preferred.

The Anthropology Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Basic qualifications: At the Assistant Professor level, completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent international degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. At the Associate Professor level, PhD or equivalent international degree required at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications: At the Assistant Professor level, A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in the candidate's field is preferred by the start date.

Assistant Professor Applicants (including current advanced Assistant Professors): To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01875 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (one-page max), teaching statement (one-page max), and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (further information is available at: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity). Applicants should also arrange to have one letter of reference submitted via the application portal. Additional letters will be requested from the finalists.

Associate Professor Applicants (individuals currently holding a tenured or equivalent position): To apply, go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01915 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (further information is available at: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity). Applicants should also provide the names and contact information of three references. Letters may be solicited for candidates under serious consideration.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

  • Applications must be received by October 17, 2018. Please direct questions to Charles Hirschkind at chirschk@berkeley.edu.
  • Long list requests went out for more materials and AAA interviews
  • Any updates on this search? (12/1)
  • Campus invites have gone out 

University of California, Irvine (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of Criminology, Law and Society - Deadline: 15 Sept. 2018Edit

The Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an Assistant Professor. For an appointment at an advanced Assistant Professor rank, evidence of success in securing extramural funding to support research and graduate students is desired.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in a field related to Criminology or Law and Society. The position will begin July 1, 2019 (teaching duties will begin Fall 2019). Applications must be uploaded electronically through the on-line Recruit system: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04583

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded electronically. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g. mentoring activities, committee service, research or teaching activities) is also required.

Please direct questions about this position to the chair of the search committee, Professor Simon Cole (scole@uci.edu).

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

  • To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by September 15, 2018. Priority will be given to applications received by that date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

University of California, Merced (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Socio-Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 29 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology and Heritage Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in socio-cultural anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is broadly defined to include exceptional scholars engaged in analytically rich and ethnographically-driven research on globalization. We are especially interested in candidates whose research agendas are compatible with those of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group. We also encourage scholars in heritage studies, broadly defined, to apply. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups are also encouraged to apply.

In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in anthropology or a closely related field by the position start date. We seek a candidate with a strong record of publication; and, demonstrable interest in obtaining external funding.

We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs; participate in creating a multi-faculty specialization in cultural anthropology at UC Merced; participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs and research; and, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019. Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than November 29, 2019, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) up to five writing samples; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

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

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than December 13, 2018.

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

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales. For additional information, please contact Linda-Anne Rebhun at lrebhun@ucmerced.edu. Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.

To apply, please visit our UC Merced job posting at: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00721.

  • Apply by: 29 Nov. 2018

University of Chicago (IL) - Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Professor in Migration and Multicultural Societies - Deadline: 20 Oct. 2018Edit

The Department of Comparative Human Development invites applications for a social scientist whose research focuses on individuals in the context of migration and multicultural societies; scholars may approach this topic from one of a number of disciplinary perspectives. Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to: migration and the life course, socialization and intergenerational transmission in multicultural settings, bilingualism and learning, gender, kinship and sexuality; citizenship ideologies and attitudes towards cultural difference in host countries (e.g., tolerance, human rights, pluralism, social intelligence, etc.) and mental health. The ideal candidate will have an ambitious and innovative research program with strong theoretical and empirical components. A goal of this search is to increase the diversity of the faculty in the Department, and we therefore welcome applicants who come from groups historically underrepresented in the discipline, such as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaskan Native.

The Department of Comparative Human Development is an interdisciplinary program at the critical edge of thought and research in the social sciences. Faculty and students conduct interdisciplinary, holistic, and comparative research focused on individual lives within various, changing, and heterogeneous contexts. They draw on methods and concepts from anthropology, biological and developmental psychology, educational research, sociology, and statistics. They are committed to examining humans as simultaneously sociocultural, biological, and psychological beings who change over developmental and historical time. For more information please see our website: https://humdev.uchicago.edu.

The successful candidate will be appointed as either an Assistant Professor, or as a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow with an initial one or two-year appointment at the faculty rank of instructor. Candidates are expected to have the PhD in hand, and no more than two years of postdoctoral experience, by the time the appointment begins. This initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment for the same period, during which Provost Fellows will teach one course per year. At the end of the initial term, Provost Fellows will ordinarily be promoted to Assistant Professor.

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website: https://tinyurl.com/y7blnufw. Applications must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) three letters of reference; 4) a research statement addressing current research and future plans for research; and 5) a teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy. Writing samples may be requested at a later date.

  • The review of the applications will begin on October 20, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. The position will begin on or after July 1, 2019.

University of Chicago (IL) - Associate Professor/Full Professor, Race and Capitalism - Deadline: 1 Oct 2018Edit

The Social Science Division at the University of Chicago invites applications from scholars working on Race and Capitalism. The appointment would be based in the Anthropology, Political Science or Sociology department. A goal of this search is to increase the diversity of the faculty in the Division, and we therefore welcome applicants who come from groups historically underrepresented in the discipline, such as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaskan Native.

We are broadly searching for scholars who theoretically and empirically explore the interaction of race and capitalism. The work could be focused on a historical period such as that of slavery or modern imperialism; a specific institution such as the workplace; on concepts such as labor, credit, or finance; on a specific theoretical question such as the meaning of justice in the context of communities affected by high levels of economic and racial inequality; or a particular empirical problem such as shifting participation rates by race and ethnicity in various sectors of the financialized U.S. economy. While we are very much open to various approaches to the study of race and capitalism, we are interested in scholarship on the intersection of these two phenomena, rather than work exploring one or the other.

The successful candidate will be appointed as either an Associate Professor, or as a Full Professor. Appointments may begin as early as July 1, 2019.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged. Applications must be submitted online, at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, https://tinyurl.com/yau7ukrf, and are required to include 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae including the names and contact information for at least three references who may be contacted at a later date; 3) a research and teaching statement, including concrete descriptions of future plans for research and teaching philosophy; and 4) one or more recently published chapters, articles, or books.

University of Chicago (IL) - Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Professor, Race and Capitalism - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018Edit

The Social Science Division at the University of Chicago invites applications from scholars working on Race and Capitalism. The appointment would be based in the Anthropology, Political Science or Sociology department. A goal of this search is to increase the diversity of the faculty in the Division, and we therefore welcome applicants who come from groups historically underrepresented in the discipline, such as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaskan Native.

We are broadly searching for scholars who theoretically and/or empirically explore the interaction of race and capitalism. The work could be focused on a historical period such as that of slavery; a specific institution such as the workplace; on concepts such as labor, credit, finance; on a specific theoretical question such as the meaning of justice in the context of communities that are affected by high levels of economic and racial inequality; or a particular empirical problem such as shifting participation rates by race and ethnicity in various sectors of the deindustrialized U.S. While we are very much open to various approaches to the study of race and capitalism, we would not be willing to entertain scholars whose work overwhelmingly focuses on either race or capitalism largely to the exclusion of the other.

The successful candidate will be appointed as either an Assistant Professor, or as a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow with an initial one or two-year appointment at the faculty rank of instructor. The appointment as a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow is intended to provide some relief from teaching in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment for the same period outside of the University. During the term as a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow, the successful candidate will teach only one course per year. At the end of the initial term, Provost Postdoctoral Fellows will ordinarily be promoted to Assistant Professor.

  • Appointments may begin as early as July 1, 2019. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged. Candidates are expected to have the PH.D and no more than two years of postdoctoral experience by the start of the appointment. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website: https://tinyurl.com/yafg8apn.

University of Denver (CO) - TT Asst. Professor of Anthropology - Native American and/or Indigenous Studies - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2018 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for an assistant professor, full-time regular, tenure-track position with an anticipated starting date of September 2019. We seek a candidate with specialization in Native American and/or Indigenous Studies whose work intersects with one or more of the following areas of research and practice: issues of identity, heritage, indigeneity, activism; the impact of globalization on Indigenous communities; urban studies; human rights, including the right to land and resources; indigenous knowledge, epistemologies and decolonizing research methodologies; technology, art, visual, material, and expressive culture. The ideal candidate will work at the intersections of environmental anthropology, and political and legal anthropology. The candidate will be involved in collaborative efforts toward the further development of an interdisciplinary Native American and Indigenous Studies curriculum within the department and the university as a whole. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring). The ideal candidate, in addition to courses in anthropology and her/his area of specialization, should be able to offer courses that are accessible and attractive to undergraduate students who represent a broad range of majors. Lower-level undergraduate courses normally fulfill requirements in the university’s General Education program. Some upper-divisional courses will be open to a mix of advanced undergraduate and entry-level MA students. We are especially interested in courses and pedagogies that are experiential in nature, broadly understood to encompass traditional hands-on learning as well as community-engaged, service learning.

Essential Functions: Teach five courses per year over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring) that reflect candidate’s area of specialization. Teach courses in the University’s General Education program. Contribute to the departments MA programs in cultural anthropology, archaeology, and/or museum and heritage studies. Mentor and advice undergraduate and graduate students. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations; implementation of inclusive excellence principle in the classroom. Serve as a good academic citizen within the Department of Anthropology, the University of Denver, the profession, and community beyond. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology. Evidence of an active research agenda and a beginning record of scholarly publication. Record of successful teaching experience or other evidence of a commitment to university teaching. Dedication to principles of shared governance: strong faculty involvement in academic planning and decision-making at the department, college, and university level.

Preferred Qualifications: Contribution to compositional and/or intellectual diversity and to the advancement of inclusive excellence through their teaching, research and service. Teaching and research focus on the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and social location; as well as in indigenous knowledge, epistemologies and decolonizing research methods. Scholarly work at the intersections of environmental anthropology, and political and legal anthropology. Interest in and the ability to teach community engaged and/or service learning courses would be welcomed.

Candidates must apply online through http://www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) September 1, 2018.
  • Campus visits have been scheduled (10/05/2018)

University of Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor of Digital Anthropology - Deadline: 26 Nov. 2018Edit

The University of Florida (UF) Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications from cultural and linguistic anthropologists for a nine-month, tenure-accruing position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Digital Anthropology. The appointment begins August 16, 2019. A PhD in Anthropology is required at the time of appointment.

We welcome research in areas such as the culturally constituted relations between online and offline worlds of experience; relationships between local practices of digital media and their global implications; the pervasiveness of digital technologies in social practice; activism, civil and human rights, and the cultural politics of digital media; digital technologies and “the human”; use of language and representation strategies in digitally mediated communication; emerging computational languages; or the materiality and spatiality of digital practices. Topical and regional specializations are open.

The prospective hire is expected to develop research projects supported by external funding, contribute to the theoretical and methodological interests of our masters and doctoral students, and provide research and experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students.

Opportunities exist for collaboration with other units, working groups, and initiatives on campus, including, among others, the Digital Humanities Working Group, Digital Worlds Institute, Innovation Academy, UF Innovate, UF Informatics Institute, College of Journalism and Communications, the Institute for Computational Engineering, African American Studies, and area studies centers (Latin American and Caribbean, African, European).

The Department of Anthropology has 30 faculty members, 125 graduate students, and 325 undergraduate majors. We are an interdisciplinary unit within a large research-intensive university of over 52,000 students. More information on the Department can be found at: http://www.anthro.ufl.edu.

  • Complete applications are due November 26, 2018, and must be submitted online at [URL]. A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests and plans, (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (5) a statement of commitment to diversity and community engagement in research, teaching, and mentoring, and (6) a list of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references.


- Letters requested from referees, 12/4/18

- Question (12/7/18) for above poster, did you get asked directly for the letters or did one of your referees let you know they'd been contacted? Thanks! - (I'm the author of the 12/4/18 post) My referees let me know that they'd been contacted. I was not asked directly for letters. 

University of Idaho (ID) - TT Asst. Professor of Cultural Anthropology (Native American Cultures of N. America) - Deadline: 30 Sept. 2018Edit

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Idaho is seeking a cultural anthropologist for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor who specializes in Native American cultures of the North American region. Successful candidates will contribute to the anthropology program's emphasis on the North American region, the American Indian Studies program, and the undergraduate/graduate core curriculum, including supervising graduate student research, advising and mentoring students, as well as university and department service. The standard teaching load is five courses per year (3/2).

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in cultural anthropology or closely related field. Candidates who are ABD will also be considered as long as all requirements for the Ph.D. are completed prior to the position start date. Courses required to teach: four sub-field introduction to anthropology, peoples of the world, anthropological research methods, and North American Indians. Candidates are also expected to contribute to teaching the Integrated Seminar, a freshmen university general education core requirement Evidence of university teaching experience. Evidence of scholarly potential. An ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Participation in university and department service.

Preferred Qualifications: Willingness to develop a local/regional research project that can integrate students. Ability to teach anthropological history and theory. Ability to seek external funding.

To apply, please visit: http://jobs.uidaho.edu

Posting Number: F000705P

Posting Date: 07/18/2018

  • Closing Date: 9/30/2018.

University of Iowa (IA) - TT Assistant Professor in Geography and Global Health - Review of Applications begins 1 Nov. 2018Edit

NOTE: The search committee has specified that they would welcome applications from Cultural Anthropologists and others using qualitative methodologies including ethnography.  They have also said: "The University of Iowa is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Global Health, a joint appointment between Geographical & Sustainability Sciences and the Global Health Studies Program.  We are open to a diversity of methodological and theoretical perspectives, preferring a scholar who focuses on non-infectious or chronic health outcomes.  Global health is broadly defined, with the recognition that the local is also global and that a global health scholar can be working domestically in the US or with populations in other wealthy countries.  Topics of interest include nutrition and food access, exposure to environmental contaminants, the health of immigrants, migrants and refugees, political ecologies of health, etc."

IOWA, IOWA CITY 52242-1316. The Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences (GSS) and the Global Health Studies Program (GHSP) at The University of Iowa invite applications for a tenure-track joint appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the area of global health. The ideal candidate should specialize in chronic or non-infectious health outcomes and employ a geographic lens to understand the complexities of human health. Applicants in the general area of global health may be interested in a variety of specialized research areas. For example, the successful candidate might conduct research in such topics as:

Health impacts of environmental pollutants
Spatial patterns and processes of legal and illegal drug use
Geographical variation in genetic predictors of cancer
Application of informatics to large healthcare datasets
Geographies of aging
Spatial inequities in healthcare access
Social determinants of chronic disease (obesity, cardiovascular disease, stroke)
Designing healthy and sustainable cities

Successful candidates are expected to conduct cutting-edge research and work effectively in interdisciplinary teams that address significant real-world problems, playing a part in the GSS department’s and GHSP’s active role in collaborative research across campus. The successful candidate will also contribute to a broad-based geographic and global health curriculum through introductory to graduate level courses that fulfill requirements for degrees in global health, geography and related fields.

This appointment will begin August 21, 2019. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geography or a related discipline in-hand by that date. Applicants should show promise for gaining external funding. A proven record of research and teaching excellence is expected as is the ability to complement existing GSS departmental strengths (e.g., infectious disease geography, resilience, vulnerability, sustainability, geographic information science) and GHSP strengths (political economy, gender & sexuality, histories of health). For further information, please see our web page describing this position at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/jobSearch/faculty/, requisition #73402.

Submit applications online at https://jobs.uiowa.edu (requisition #73402).The application should include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research interest, a statement of teaching interest, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission of reference information, references will receive directions by e-mail regarding the electronic submission of letters to the University of Iowa.

  • Screening of applications begins November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Got an email asking me to push letter writers to submit ASAP because they plan to review all materials Wednesday November 7 (11/5)
  • Any news on this search?  (11/29)

University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of Language, Culture and Health - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018 - AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire a scholar at the Assistant Professor level for Fall 2019 with specialization in the study of language and culture in relation to medicine, illness and health. The Department is seeking a linguistic/cultural anthropologist whose qualifications include a broad range of experience in research and teaching to complement our growing program in medical anthropology and global health. Additional qualification of the successful candidate will include evidence of experience in one or more of the following areas: the analysis of linguistic interaction and discourse in the construction of illness narratives and diagnosis, healer-patient interaction, the sociocultural and communicative aspects of pain, suffering, and care; language and power; the intersection of health disparities and racio-linguistic ideologies; and the role of language as it impacts access to care in the globalizing health care industry. In addition to these areas of specialization, the ideal candidate will value and encourage research across the subdisciplines of anthropology and show evidence of success in sponsored research and publications. PhD in Anthropology or closely related field strongly preferred at time of appointment.

The courseload is 2/2 and will include both introductory large lecture courses as well as advanced graduate and undergraduate seminars.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their qualifications, a CV and the names and contact info for 3 references to: http://careers.massachusetts.edu/cw/en-us/job/494730?lApplicationSubSourceID=11182.

Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Krause, Chair of the Search Committee, ekrause@umass.edu.

  • Review of applications begins Oct. 15 and will continue until the position has been filled.
  • Any news about preliminary interviews yet?
  • An invitation to interview at the AAA was sent on Oct. 24th.

University of Memphis (TN) - TT Asst. Professor - Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 25 Oct. 2018 - AAA INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The University of Memphis, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology with a specialization in Medical Anthropology, and a focus on minority health and health disparities. Research interests are open, but may include reproductive and sexual health, immigrant health, disability, program evaluation and planning, medicine and biomedical technologies, substance use, chronic disease, and mental health. We particularly encourage applications from scholars working in traditions of applied, engaged, public and activist anthropology. The position will begin August 2019.

The U of Memphis offers a BA and a nationally recognized MA program in Applied Sociocultural Anthropology, established in 1976, with an emphasis on engaged scholarship, and a concentration in Medical Anthropology. Qualifications include a PhD in anthropology in hand by June 1, 2019. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching classroom-based introductory undergraduate courses in cultural and/or biological anthropology, area/topical studies, and courses at the graduate level, with additional opportunities to develop and teach online courses. Geographic specialization is open. Must demonstrate a commitment to developing a local/regional research agenda and mentoring graduate students in applying anthropology. The U of Memphis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

  • Application reviews begin October 25th and may continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will occur at the 2018 American Anthropological Association meetings November 14-18 in Washington, DC. Skype interviews will be possible for those who are unable to attend. Submit a cover letter including a statement of teaching & research experience and interest, a statement on your contributions to inclusivity and diversity (250 words max), a full vita & names of 3 references, including phone/fax/email at https://workforum.memphis.edu/. For questions or further information contact Dr. Kathryn Hicks, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, The U of Memphis at kahicks2@memphis.edu.

University of Missouri (MO) - TT Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank starting August 2019.

We seek a health-oriented cultural anthropologist engaged in field and/or laboratory research in a present-day population who will contribute to the department’s focus on scientific approaches to the study of human adaptation, ecology, and evolution. Regional and methodological focus is open. Specific topics include, but are not limited to (listed in alphabetical order), addiction, behavioral ecology, chronic or infectious disease epidemiology, cultural practices associated with food preparation and consumption, ecology of human-microbe interactions, environmental and health policy, global health, nutrition and metabolism, and pollution and environmental degradation.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain an externally-funded and active research agenda leading to publication in leading peer-reviewed journals and student research opportunities, to be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to contribute to the university's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in anthropology or a closely related field, conferred by July 2019.

Please apply online at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. Job Opening ID 27740. Use the online application and be prepared to upload your CV; a cover letter including the names and contact information for three references; a research statement explaining past, current, and future plans; a teaching statement explaining your philosophy, teaching experiences, and teaching goals; and a statement in which you explain how you plan to contribute to the University’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Department, Lisa Sattenspiel (sattenspiell@missouri.edu), with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process.

  • Screening will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

-additional materials requested (12/06/18)

University of New Mexico (NM) - TT Asst. Professor - Ethnology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018Edit

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

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Earned PhD in either linguistic or sociocultural anthropology, with training in the anthropology of Native America 2. Research addresses language and communicative practice. 3. Ethnographic research focus in the Americas

Preferred Qualifications: 1. Evidence that the candidate’s research is ethnographically based and historically informed in the study of communicative practices through which people address central matters of sociopolitical concern. 2. Evidence that the candidate’s research focuses upon how local language communities are continually constructed within wider political-economic complexes. 3. Evidence that the candidate’s research focuses upon language understood as the central semiotic medium through which cultural processes are enacted and language understood as the vehicle through which reference and predication is achieved. 4.Demonstrated conversancy with theory and methodology in both linguistic and sociocultural anthropology 5.Demonstrated ability to effectively teach core courses in linguistic anthropology as an integral part of a program in sociocultural anthropology. 6.Evidence of peer-reviewed publications and recent presentations of ongoing work that shows research productivity involving ethnographic work. 7.Demonstrated planned and/or on-going extramurally funded research program that supports an active anthropological field research program. 8.Demonstrated ability to collaborate in integrative interdisciplinary research and expertise that will complement existing strengths at UNM. 9.Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, and well as working with broadly diverse communities.

  • Applications received by November 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Applications must include letter of intent addressing the applicant's qualifications for the position, as well as a description of the applicant's current research activities, teaching interests and experience, a five-year research plan, and a diversity statement. Please also include a curriculum vitae and full contact information of three references. Electronic submissions are required; please visit: http://unmjobs.unm.edu/. Requisition 6637.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - Applied Medical Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Applied Medical Anthropology with a specialization in cultural aspects of urban health disparities, with a start date of August 12, 2019.

Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field, in hand by the time of appointment; a record of scholarly publications and an active research agenda; a focus on health, wellness, and/or nutrition in urban areas; and experience teaching at the college level in a diverse environment. Desired qualifications include experience collaborating with scholars in other disciplines and/or community partners; success in securing external funding; the ability to complement the department’s current strengths; a focus on the intersection of health, wellness, and nutrition among ethnic minority populations; and the ability to support the new joint M.A./M.P.H. program. There is an expectation that the successful candidate will develop a local community-engaged research project in Charlotte, NC, that will provide research opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate student researchers. Ideally, the candidate will also serve as a role model for UNC Charlotte’s diverse student population. The Department of Anthropology at UNC Charlotte emphasizes four-field training for its students and offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology with optional concentrations in Applied Anthropology at both levels. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester.

This position is part of a cluster hire in Anthropology, Geography, Psychology, and Sociology as the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is strengthening its already robust social science expertise in health research. Our Social Aspects of Health Initiative (SAHI) is designed explicitly to identify and address health inequities in urban regions by encouraging collaboration among scholars to identify social, institutional and environmental contexts, as well as policies and practices that contribute to equitable health care provision, health outcomes, and quality of life. To learn more, visit our website at https://pages.uncc.edu/healthresearch.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences includes diverse faculty, staff and students. Accordingly, we welcome candidates whose experiences with research and teaching have prepared them to contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity. Candidates should include in their cover letter a discussion of how their qualifications, experience and professional background prepare them to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching, research, and/or service activities. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte values diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

Candidates should submit the following to https://jobs.uncc.edu [Position Number #0049]: (1) a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names and contact information for three referees.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Search Committee members Dr. Nicole Peterson (npeterson@uncc.edu), Dr. Andrea Freidus (afreidus@uncc.edu), or Dr. Jon Marks (jmarks@uncc.edu). Our website is http://www.anthropology.uncc.edu/.
  • Any news on this search? (11/28/2018)
  • They conducted phone interviews the week of November 12th and invited their three candidates for on campuses last week. The first candidate's visit starts tomorrow (11/29/18) :(

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (NC) - TT Asst. Prof. - Socio-Cultural Anthropology (Medical) - Deadline Nov. 15 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Socio-Cultural Anthropology (Medical). We are particularly interested in candidates with a focus on health and health disparities among immigrant and under-represented populations. Geographic area is open. We encourage applications from scholars working in traditions of applied, engaged, public, or activist anthropology who can contribute to UNCG’s “areas of focus” as described in UNCG’s strategic plan (http://strategicplan.uncg.edu/core-elements/). The position will begin August 2019. Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related discipline by August 1, 2019.

UNCG offers a BA in Anthropology.   The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda and teach classroom-based introductory courses in cultural anthropology and upper division area/topical courses. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to teach online and develop new courses in their area(s) of expertise. UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate population of 44% ethnic minority students. UNCG and the Anthropology Department foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

To apply, visit http://jobsearch.uncg.edu and click on “Faculty.”  Please submit: (1) a cover letter which includes; a statement that discusses current and future research goals; a statement of teaching philosophy and practice; (2) a full vita; and (3) The names and contact information of three references. Because diversity is an important part of the UNCG mission, we request that you include a paragraph in your cover letter telling us how diversity figures into your teaching and research. For questions or further information contact Dr. Art Murphy, Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (admurphy@uncg.edu).

  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
  • 11/28/2018:  Received notification that the committee has completed their initial screening of candidates and they request a PDF of a recent paper before release of details regarding next stage of search.
  • 11/28/2018: Letters have also been requested.

University of North Texas (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Applied Cultural Anthropology - Review Begins: 15 Sept. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in applied cultural anthropology for Fall 2019. The UNT Department of Anthropology is distinguished as part of a unique group of departments offering MA and MS degrees in applied anthropology. Our faculty research addresses current social and cultural issues in the areas of environmental and ecological anthropology; medical anthropology and public health; anthropology of education; business, technology, and design; migration and borders; and urban anthropology. We are looking for research and teaching specialization that intersects and bridges the scholarship of current faculty members.

Responsibilities of the successful applicant will include teaching undergraduate and graduate anthropology courses, particularly courses in their specialty area. Other courses may include methods, theory, or a geographic area. The successful applicant will be prepared to develop applied field and/or class projects that educate students in anthropological praxis, mentor graduate students, be willing to teach distance education courses, maintain an active research agenda, and contribute to the service of the department, college, and university.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology at the time of appointment. Applicants must have expertise in applied cultural anthropology.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate their capacity to teach and mentor students in policy analysis and the impact of their work on policy (government, private, non-profits, etc.). Preference will also be given to applicants who demonstrate scholarly accomplishment, teaching experience, and experience in anthropological praxis.

  • Review of Applications Begins: 09-15-2018.
  • Any word on this? 10/18/18
  • Has anyone heard anything? 11/5/2018

University of Northern Iowa (IA) -  TT Assistant Professor - Social Foundations of Education - Deadline: 14 Sep. 2018Edit

Position Description: The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations in the College of Education seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social Foundations of Education. Responsibilities include teaching a capstone course, Schools and American Society, within the educator preparation program; engagement in scholarly activity; and service to the university, college, and department. There is also the potential to teach graduate coursework in the Ed.D. program. The start date will be in August, 2019.

The social foundations faculty are committed to the values of equity, democratic decision-making, and the transformative potential of education in the public realm. With these values in mind, we welcome applicants with research interests that can contribute to the diversity of the department, including but not limited to: critical race theory, cultural studies, decolonial studies, disability studies, educational studies, education policy studies, gender studies, international comparative education, and queer studies.

UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will form clusters to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.

Education Requirements: Earned doctorate in social, cultural, or philosophical foundations of education or related field by May 2019 required.

Required Qualifications: Required qualifications include demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following disciplinary fields: anthropology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, political economy, or sociology of education; record of scholarship; dynamic emerging research agenda related to social foundations of education; demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship, and community engagement; and a demonstrated ability to teach courses related to history, philosophy, and sociology of education.

  • Deadline: 14 Sep. 2018.

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - TWO TT / Open Rank Positions in Anthropology/Native American and Indigenous Studies - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for two faculty positions in anthropology and Native American and Indigenous Studies, to start in Fall 2019. One position is designated for an assistant professor, the other is open rank. Applicants with a focus in sociocultural anthropology, or socioculturally-informed applicants from the other subfields of anthropology, will be considered. Applicants from related disciplines are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will show evidence of scholarly excellence commensurate with rank, of accomplished teaching, and of active engagement with Native American and/or Indigenous peoples, thought, politics, and cultures.

We conceive of the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies broadly, in terms of both geography and identity, and we are especially interested in work that critically engages these very definitional questions both theoretically and empirically. The new members of our faculty will join a vibrant anthropology department, and will be encouraged to actively participate in the process of building the interdisciplinary Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 20th, 2019 and a reputation of high quality research and scholarly production as well as a demonstrated record of teaching excellence.

  • To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing research and teaching expertise, a C.V., a recent publication or representative sample of current scholarship, and the names and contact information of three references via https://apply.interfolio.com/55559 by November 15, 2018. Questions about application submission should be directed to adriana.d@austin.utexas.edu
  • Received an email that the search committee has begun meeting and there were over 100 applications (12/10)

University of Texas at San Antonio (TX) - Cultural/Medical Anthropology - Environment and Health - Deadline: 19 Oct. 2018 - AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a cultural medical anthropologist at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) to start August 2019. We are interested in a scholar whose research is at the intersections of environment and health. Such research should demonstrate commitment to ethnographic methodologies, theoretical innovation, and openness to interdisciplinary collaboration. Relevant specializations within medical anthropology could include, but are not limited to, environmental justice, the political ecology and political economy of health, and the anthropologies of energy, development, and sustainability. The Department has a Ph.D. program emphasizing anthropology’s engagement with environmental issues, and the University has a growing commitment to public health. We are looking for candidates who will enhance this focus and who also will support the four-field emphases of our B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology (emphasis in medical anthropology) at time of appointment; theoretically motivated research; use of ethnographic methodologies; desire and ability to contribute to Ph.D. program; desire and ability to educate and mentor anthropology students with either academic or applied professional goals; and an established record of teaching, research, and service appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Preferred Qualifications: excellence in teaching; strong potential for securing external funding; fluency across a broad spectrum of anthropological theory; commitment to a four-field approach to teaching and research; ability to complement existing faculty specializations.

Responsibilities include: teaching general anthropology, basic courses in cultural anthropology and medical anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and core and specialized graduate courses in areas of specialization; ongoing research and service in a program that offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.

Applicants must submit: a letter of application that includes research, teaching, and service goals; a CV; sample publications; teaching evaluations if available; and the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Materials must be submitted on-line via jobs.utsa.edu no later than October 19th, 2018.Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Michael Cepek (michael.cepek@utsa.edu).

Applicants selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. The UTSA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.

  • AAA interviews schedule (10/30)
  • Rejection received from chair (10/30)
  • Any campus invitations yet? (12/11) - 12/12 - I know someone who had one a week or two ago

University of Toronto (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor – Sociocultural Anthropology – African Diaspora Studies - Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018 - AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Anthropology and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of African Diaspora studies. This will be a joint appointment between the Department of Anthropology (51%) and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies (49%). The position will commence July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related discipline by July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen existing faculty strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must submit a statement outlining their current and future research, and provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked, field relevant and peer-reviewed journals, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Candidates must also provide evidence of an active research program in African Diaspora that contributes to one or more of these areas: public health, gender, medicine, performance, education, law, human rights, kinship, and religion as well as an emerging reputation in research as demonstrated by the ability to attract external research funding.

Evidence of excellence in teaching, will be provided by the teaching dossier that outlines past experience and teaching accomplishments, a teaching statement that outlines teaching philosophy and plans for future teaching, sample course syllabi, student evaluations and strong letters of reference. The teaching dossier must also provide demonstrated evidence of expertise in African Diaspora in the context of one or more of the following: public health, gender, medicine, performance, education, law, human rights, kinship, and religion. Experience teaching across interdisciplinary boundaries would be a definite asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a large, tri-campus institution in a vibrant, multi-ethnic region and has a very diverse student population. The Department of Anthropology is a multi-field unit with diverse research and teaching. It has 27 full-time faculty at the St. George campus and 53 graduate faculty across its three campuses. The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies is an incubator for research across the humanities and social sciences with a vibrant undergraduate program and a growing collaborative graduate program. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please see the home page at https://anthropology.utoronto.ca/. For more information about the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, please see the homepage at http://cdts.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests, and a teaching dossier (including statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and student evaluations).

Applicants must also arrange for three referees to send letters of reference directly to Professor Janice Boddy, Chair, Department of Anthropology, by email (on letterhead and signed) toanthro.officeofthechair@utoronto.ca by the closing date of November 1, 2018.

Application materials are to be submitted online. Submission guidelines are available athttp://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining the attachments into one or two files in PDF or MS Word format as follows: (1) Cover letter and CV (2) Research Statement and Teaching dossier. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Janice Boddy at anthro.officeofthechair@utoronto.ca.

  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018.
  • Requests for AAA interviews gone out

University of Vienna (AUT) - Sociocultural Anthropology of the Global South - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018Edit

The appointment of particularly qualified researchers to university professors is an important strategy of the University of Vienna. Become part of this vibrant and future-oriented organisation.

At the Faculty of Social Sciences the University of Vienna the position of a University Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology of the Global South (full time, permanent position) is to be filled.

The candidates are expected to have a visible research and publication record engaging with the social processes in the societies of the Global South built upon extensive fieldwork experience; and to be able to represent the discipline of Social and Cultural Anthropology in its entirety in teaching. In addition to an excellent record of refereed publications in scholarly journals and with established academic publishers, the candidates are expected to have a recognized international profile. The candidates’ theoretical and regional focus in research and teaching are expected to complement the department’s research profile.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications: Doctoral degree/PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution; Habilitation (venia docendi) in a subject field relevant to this position or an internationally accepted equivalent qualification is desirable; Extended experience with ethnographic fieldwork; Outstanding scholarly achievements, excellent publication record, international reputation; Experience in designing, procuring and managing large research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups; Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young academic colleagues. The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organisational level of the Faculty and the University, if necessary.

Applications in English should be submitted by e-mail to the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Hajo Boomgaarden, PhD, Rooseveltplatz 2, A-1090 Wien (dekanat.sowi@univie.ac.at). Reference no.: 490-37

  • The application deadline is 15 October 2018.

University of Vienna (AUT) - Social and Cultural Anthropology with an Emphasis on Religions and Religious Movements - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018Edit

The appointment of particularly qualified researchers to university professors is an important strategy of the University of Vienna. Become part of this vibrant and future-oriented organisation.

At the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna the position of a University Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology with an Emphasis on Religions and Religious Movements (full time, permanent position) is to be filled.

The successful candidate must be able to broadly represent the discipline of Social and Cultural Anthropology in teaching. In research, a focus on religions/religious movements is expected. Extensive experience with ethnographic fieldwork within a range of topics from religious rituals and myths to religious movements and the role of religions in globalization processes is a necessity.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications: A completed doctoral degree/PhD and an outstanding dissertation and Habilitation (venia docendi) or internationally accepted equivalent in Social and Cultural Anthropology; International academic experience and cooperation, preferably also outside of the German-language area; Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record, international reputation; Experience in designing, procuring and managing large research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups; Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young academic colleagues.

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organisational level of the Faculty and the University, if necessary.

Applications in English should be submitted by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna, Rooseveltplatz 2/2. Stock, A-1090 Wien (dekanat.sowi@univie.ac.at). Reference no.: 490-38

  • The application deadline is October 15, 2018.

University of Virginia (VA) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Contemporary Native North American Studies (incl. Anthropology) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018Edit

The University of Virginia American Studies Program, the Dept. of Anthropology, and the Dept. of Religious Studies invite applications for a joint tenure-track position in Native North American Studies at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The position will be a joint appointment in American Studies and in either Anthropology or Religious Studies, and responsibilities will include service and teaching half-time in both units. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in American Studies, Anthropology, Religious Studies, or other relevant fields by August 2019 and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

We seek scholars who are actively engaged with one or more Native North American communities, and whose scholarship is centered around Native perspectives, past and/or present. The candidate must be able to make connections with disciplinary conversations taking place in either Anthropology or Religious Studies, as well as to the interdisciplinary framework of American Studies. The successful candidate will have broad knowledge of their Ph.D. field, deep expertise about a particular culture, region, or community, and an ongoing program of research and publication.

We encourage candidates whose work could engage with Native Americans of Eastern North America and/or with recently federally recognized Virginia Tribes. We welcome comparative approaches to Native North America that include global indigeneity, as well as work solely rooted in North America writ large (including US territories overseas).

Background on UVa: The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in scholarly networks at UVa such as the Americas Center/Centro de las Amricas, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, Mellon Global South Initiative, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies. and Power, Violence and Inequality Collective. The American Studies Program is also home to minors in Asian Pacific American Studies and Latinx Studies. The Anthropology Dept. is launching major concentrations in "Indigenous Worlds," "Culture and Communication," and "Material Culture and Heritage" in 2019-20. The Dept. of Religious Studies offers MA and Ph.D. programs in American Religions, is launching in 2019 a number of interdisciplinary research clusters of potential relevance, and hosts a humanities lab on religion, race, and democracy.

This position is part of a pan-University, interdisciplinary cluster hire in Race and Inequality. This cross-Grounds initiative builds on UVa's commitment to creating, advancing, and sustaining a research mission devoted to the study of race, civil rights, and social justice. The cluster includes four tenure-track searches to be conducted by departments across the College of Arts & Sciences, with participation by the humanities, science, and social science divisions, as well as the School of Law and the Curry School of Education.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624045. Complete a Candidate Profile and attach a cover letter describing research agenda and teaching experience, a CV, a list of three references, a statement describing your contributions to diversity and inclusion (https://eocr.virginia.edu/Contribution-IE-Applicants) (Other 1), and a sample article or chapter-length scholarly work (Other 2).

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and the search will remain open until filled. For questions regarding the position or application process contact Sylvia Chong, Chair, Search Committee, schong@virginia.edu.

Whitman College (WA) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - Anthropology and Religion (Global Christianity) - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018 - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

Tenure-track position in Anthropology and Religion, with expertise in Global Christianity, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Geographical area open. Effective August, 2019. Ph.D. required in Religion or Anthropology, with substantial graduate-level training in both disciplines. The successful candidate will have a joint appointment in the Departments of Anthropology and Religion, and will teach courses in both departments as well as contribute to the College’s general education requirements. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.

To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Assistant or Associate Professor of Anthropology and Religion (Global Christianity).” The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement.

Deadline: October 15, 2018. Preliminary interviews will be held at the annual conferences of the American Anthropological Association and the American Academy of Religion, or by special arrangement.

Questions about the application process or the position should be directed to either Professor Suzanne Morrissey (morrisse@whitman.edu) or Professor Jonathan Walters (walterjs@whitman.edu). No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.

  • Deadline: October 15, 2018.
  • Conference interview requested 11/5
  • any news post interviews?
  • No news yet for me (as of Dec 2)

Whittier College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Africa or the African Diaspora - Deadline: 15 November 2018Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Whittier College seeks a sociocultural anthropologist with ethnographic experience in Africa and/or the African Diaspora (Latin America, North America, or the Caribbean) for the position of Assistant Professor of Anthropology. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory courses, ethnographic methods, upper level courses in the region/issues of their expertise and courses in our general education and interdisciplinary programs. We prefer candidates who have completed a Ph.D. in anthropology by September 2019. Please send cover letter, CV, a teaching philosophy, a research statement, and evidence of teaching success such as a summary of teaching evaluations, preferably combined into one PDF document to Julie Collins-Dogrul, Department Chair, anthsearch@whittier.edu.

Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty with a shared passion for student-centered teaching and mentoring. It is distinguished by its small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and innovative liberal arts curriculum blended with professional and pre-professional programs. It is a nationally recognized model for inclusion and diversity. With over 60% students of color, Whittier is designated as both an HSI and AANAPISI. Founded in 1887, it is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,700 undergraduates and is ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is an AA/EOE employer. More information on the position is available at www.whittier.edu/jobs.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15th.
  • 12/3- anyone heard anything yet? 12/12 - Just an email on 12/7 that the review was beginning

Xavier University of Louisiana (LA) - TT Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities - Deadline: 7 Jan. 2019Edit

The College of Arts and Science at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track entry-level Assistant Professor position in the area of Medical Humanities beginning Fall 2019. The successful candidate is expected to teach effectively, advise students, and conduct and publish independent and collaborative research.

Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, XULA is Catholic and historically Black. Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field in a medical humanities-related discipline and a commitment to teaching, research, and service. Areas of special interest include but are not limited to Narrative Medicine, medical anthropology, cultural and historical aspects of medicine as it relates to African Americans, Bioethics, the role of fine arts and performing arts on medical training and practice, and health equity issues in the practice of medicine and preparation of physicians and health providers. In addition, applicants with a special interest in digital humanities are preferred. 

Application procedures: Log in to our online system at: https://jobs.xula.edu.  Attach a letter of application (addressed to Dr. Camellia Moses Okpodu, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences), statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and a separate document containing the names, titles, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for all three individuals providing letters of recommendation.  Letters of recommendation must speak to the applicant’s academic training and suitability for this position; teaching experiences; area of scholarship; and ability to work with undergraduate students from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds.

Salary will be commensurate with applicant’s credentials and qualifications. Xavier University of Louisiana is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and women and U.S. racial and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA.

  • Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Yale University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural Anthropologist of Japan - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Anthropology at Yale University anticipates making a tenure-track appointment in Sociocultural Anthropology, at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning on July 1, 2019.

This search seeks to hire a sociocultural anthropologist with research and teaching interests that complement current departmental strengths, and with an exceptionally promising record of research focused on Japan. Duties will include teaching and advising at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and service contributions to Yale University’s Ph.D. Program in Anthropology, the Council on East Asian Studies, and relevant Yale programs and initiatives extending beyond the Department.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, members of underrepresented minority groups, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities are particularly welcomed.

For questions concerning this search, please contact ann.minton@yale.edu. Do not submit applications, or application materials to this email address. Please submit your application via INTERFOLIO by using this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/52389

  • Applications received by October 15, 2018 will be given priority and review of applications will continue until the search has been completed. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation or copies of publications are not required at this stage. Review of applications will begin by October 01, 2018.
  • Does anyone know if Yale is conducting interviews at AAA? (received request for supplementary materials in late October)

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

Loyola University Chicago (IL) - Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 30 Nov 2018Edit

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time position as a Lecturer in cultural anthropology, starting Academic Year 2019-2020, August 12, 2019. The initial appointment begins a two-year probationary period with the possibility of renewal following successful review. The appointment is full-time, non-tenure track with a multi-year renewable contract. The department serves over 100 majors and minors, offers BA and BS degrees, and is a substantial contributor to the University Core Curriculum and Interdisciplinary Programs. (For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please visit its website at http://www.luc.edu/anthropology/index.shtml.)

We seek candidates with an excellent record of teaching and a deep commitment to undergraduate education in cultural and/or applied anthropology, and whose geographical and/or topical areas of expertise intersect but does not duplicate those of currently tenured faculty, and will contribute to one or more interdisciplinary programs including, but not limited to: Islamic World Studies, African Studies and the African Diaspora, Global International Studies, and Women’s Studies and Gender Studies. Candidates will be expected to teach four courses per semester, including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Globalization and Local Cultures, as well as upper-level courses within the major. The department strongly encourages a holistic approach to anthropology as well as engagement of undergraduates inside and outside of the classroom.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in anthropology, an exceptional enthusiasm for and commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a dedication to student development. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, and a letter of interest to http://www.careers.luc.edu. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of undergraduate teaching and mentorship. Referees will not be contacted immediately, but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Candidates should forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and mentoring to: Anne L. Grauer, Ph.D., Chair,  Department of Anthropology,  Loyola University Chicago,  1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois 60660.

New York University (NY) - Faculty Fellow in Museum Studies - Deadline: 3 Dec. 2018Edit

The Program in Museum Studies, an interdisciplinary program of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University, invites applications for a Faculty Fellow. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2019, with the expectation of annual renewal for three years pending administrative and budgetary approval and satisfactory performance. We seek a strong scholar whose research interests engage the history and theory of museums, and whose knowledge of museums extends beyond his or her area of specialization. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching three Museum Studies courses a year, advising master's theses, and actively participating in the life of a dynamic program. Teaching experience is required, and professional museum experience is desirable. PhD must have been completed within five years of the date of appointment. Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2019 and continue until the search is complete. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, descriptions of three Museum Studies courses you would like to teach, and a brief paragraph telling us how diversity figures into your past and present teaching, research, community engagement, and your lived experience. Please submit your completed application at https://apply.interfolio.com/55987. More information about the department can be found at http://museumstudies.as.nyu.edu.

  • Deadline: Dec. 3.

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Fung Global Fellows - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018Edit

  • Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. Candidates will be considered in three categories: (1) Four of the fellowships will be awarded to early-career scholars employed in the equivalent of tenure-track positions who are expected to return to their position. (2) One fellowship is set aside for a postdoctoral research associate who at the time of application does not have a tenure-track faculty appointment. (3) In addition, one fellowship will be awarded to a senior scholar. All candidates must be based outside the United States.
  • During the academic year 2019-20, the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be “Thinking Globally.” How people have thought about the planet has informed the institutions, norms, and policies that have pulled it together and torn it apart. For centuries, ideas of free trade, human rights or global governance have framed cooperation and competition, order and disorder. Such ideas have also spawned border-crossing movements, from campaigns to end slavery to commitments to reduce carbon emissions. In turn, global thinking and action have often reinforced commitments to national ideas and efforts to curb global exchange. The goal of this research theme is to explore how ideas framed the understanding of interests and the making of institutions that have yielded commonness and conflict across and within borders. We also want to understand how these ideas and practices came into being through scientific networks, foundations, and think tanks. The Program will also examine rival world ideas that have challenged prevailing orthodoxies. Nowadays, with cooperative norms under challenge, global institutions under stress, and a century of guiding ideas about global convergence in doubt, we want to take a broad look at where these ideas came from, their effects, and the prospects for intellectual renewal or rethinking. The goal of the 2019-20 Fung Global Fellows cohort will be to explore the ways people learned to rely on or to reject strangers far away, as well as to imagine how global relationships came to be and could be different. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields from the sciences to the humanities whose work addresses this set of themes in any historical period or world region.
  • All candidates must reside outside the United States. To be eligible, postdoctoral applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before August 1, 2019 but cannot have received their degrees more than three years prior to the start of the appointment on September 1, 2019. Early-career fellows must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent no earlier than September 1, 2009. Senior scholars, who have received their doctorates before 2009, must have faculty appointments and a record of scholarly accomplishment in the designated theme of the program. Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program theme, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program.

Southeast Missouri State University (MO) - Instructor - Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of History and Anthropology at Southeast Missouri State University invites applications for a renewable non-tenure track position in Anthropology to begin in August 2019. Our small but growing anthropology program seeks an engaging and energetic instructor to teach a range of introductory anthropology classes, with the possibility of developing new courses based on the candidate’s expertise. We are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrable dedication to undergraduate education and with an appreciation for the regional service mission of a mid-sized university. The successful candidate will clearly communicate a vision for contributing to a rigorous four-field anthropology curriculum while providing individualized student support and opportunities for student success. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach face-to-face and online undergraduate classes
  • Recruit and advise students
  • Maintain a schedule of office hours
  • Attend meetings and engage in service
  • Supervise student use of Archaeology Laboratory 

Required Qualifications 

  • MA, MS, PhD, or ABD in Anthropology (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university).
  • Regional specialization that does not duplicate the specializations of current faculty
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of introductory anthropology courses at college/university level, including cultural anthropology courses
  • Archaeological fieldwork or laboratory experience
  • Demonstrated ability to teach both face-to-face and online courses.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and vision of Southeast Missouri State University as a regional institution of higher education
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities 

Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online by clicking on the position you wish to apply for at the below link, then click on the APPLY button at the top of the page:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1 

  • Letter of interest addressing position required qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • A sample course syllabus based on area of expertise from a class taught or would like to teach
  • Contact information for three professional references 
  • To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2018

University of Florida (FL) - Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018Edit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Science, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, renewable, non-tenure accruing position at the rank of Lecturer, beginning August 16, 2019, in Cultural Anthropology. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

The teaching assignment is 3 courses per semester, including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANT 2410) and two additional undergraduate courses in the candidate’s field of expertise. We are particularly interested in candidates who can also teach Language and Culture (ANT 3620). Experience in online course development and teaching is desirable.

Lecturers are highly valued by the department and the university. Lecturers have professional development opportunities, including a well-defined promotion structure, a professional development leave program, and access to travel funds for conference presentations. Although the primary duties for this position are instructional, continued research and involvement in service at the department, college, and university levels is also expected.

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida has 30 faculty, 125 graduates students and 325 undergraduate majors. We are an interdisciplinary unit within a large research intensive university of over 52,000 students. More information on the Department can be found at: http://www.anthro.ufl.edu

  • Applications are due November 15, 2018 and must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/56482: (1) a cover letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a teaching portfolio with a discussion of new online or classroom courses that you might develop, (3) a complete curriculum vitae, and (4) A list of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references.

Washburn University (KS) - Lecturer - Biocultural Anthropology - Deadline: October 24, 2018Edit

Washburn University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Biocultural Anthropology to begin January 2019. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position. The selected candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to the development of inclusive pedagogies that support equity and student success.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology with an emphasis in Biocultural Anthropology; ABD applicants will also be considered. Experience teaching university-level introductory courses in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and/or general anthropology.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience as the sole instructor for introductory courses in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and/or general anthropology. Experience advising and/or mentoring undergraduate students. Documented department and/or university service work. Responsibilities Teach 12 credit hours per semester, including introductory cultural and biological anthropology courses. Advise and mentor anthropology undergraduate students. Perform teaching-related departmental and university service.

Application Procedures: Application review will begin October 24, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of interest, vitae, copies of transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, examples of advising and/or mentoring students, evidence of teaching excellence, and the names and contact information of three professional references to melissa.lewis@washburn.edu. Only electronic application materials will be accepted. Please use "Lecturer in Anthropology Search" in the subject line. Questions may be sent to Dr. Laura Murphy, Anthropology Search Committee Chair, at laura.murphy@washburn.edu. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire.

Washburn is an EOE and dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service. Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status

  • Deadline: October 24, 2018.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit

DISCUSSIONEdit

Who is on this page for the '18-'19 search?Edit

ABD - Looking for first job / postdoc: 5x

PhD - Looking for first job: 2x

Have a job, looking for new one ...

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

Have a job, not looking for new one (lurking): 1

Search committee member observing discussion: 1