Linguistic Anthropology 2018-2019

Welcome to this year’s wiki! This wiki should include only positions that begin in Fall 2019-Spring 2020.

Last year's page: Linguistic Anthropology 2017-2018


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SEE ALSO: Cultural Anthropology 2018-2019


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Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

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

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

  • 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.

University of British Columbia, Okanagan (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Linguistic Anthropology - 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 (, 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

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 Information about the surrounding community can be found at:

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: All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Assistant Professor: Linguistic Anthropology) in the subject line of the e-mail.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

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