CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY JOBS - 2019-2020

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See also: Archaeology Jobs 2019-2020 , Biological Anthropology 2019-2020 

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Arizona State University: Assistant Professor of Environmental Social Science[edit | edit source]

Location: Tempe, AZ Open Date: Oct. 3, 2019, Applications due November 17th

Description The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications to join our world-leading and problem-focused social science faculty as a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Social Science (ESS). The ESS program lays the theoretical and methodological foundations for training next-generation scholars in trans-disciplinary processes and dynamics that underlie the key human-environmental challenges defining this century. ASU and SHESC are committed to building an intellectually, culturally, and ethnically diverse faculty that supports our diverse student body and advances the goals embodied in ASU’s Charter and Design Aspirations

We seek applicants with a demonstrated capacity for advancing innovative, important scholarship on human-environment or human-infrastructure relationships, such as: place making or attachment, environmental psychology, political ecology, environmental justice, power relations/dynamics, social movements and collective action, institutions, multi-level or earth system governance, knowledge co-production, or decision-making under conditions of social-ecological uncertainty and complexity. Anticipated start date is August 2020.

Specific job duties include advancing collaborative, trans-disciplinary research in environmental social science, publishing research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets, seeking external research funding, teaching/training/mentoring diverse undergraduate and graduate students, providing service to the university and academy, and outreach to diverse communities (such as providing expert advice and the public communication of science).

Qualifications Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Social Science, Geography, Planning, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, or other directly relevant social science field at the time of application.
  • A record of empirical research and peer-reviewed publications supported by robust social science methods such as: experimental, qualitative, observational, social network, statistical, computational social science, spatial analysis, community-based, or decolonizing methodologies.
  • A demonstrated record of collaborative interdisciplinary research such as: co-authorship on publications or conference papers, training experiences as a graduate research assistant, post-doctoral fellow, or collaborator on interdisciplinary projects, or leading or collaborating on applications for external funding with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Capacity to teach courses and mentor students in Environmental Social Science and across disciplines related to other undergraduate and graduate programs offered in the School, such as Global Health, Applied Mathematics, and Anthropology.

Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated capacity for obtaining competitive external research funding.
  • Classroom and online teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated success in serving the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities and publics.
  • Evidence of leveraging place and/or local/global networks and collaborations through socially embedded, trans-disciplinary scholarship and/or training.

Application Instructions

Apply now

The application deadline is November 17, 2019; if not filled, then every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A complete application must include the following: a letter of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence; a complete curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. degree completed at the time of application.

All application materials must be received by the deadline and submitted electronically through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/69135   (We will not accept any mailed applicant material, including reference letters; this is an online, paperless search.)

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

Information about the School can be found at https://shesc.asu.edu. The School collaborates extensively with ASU’s large research entities advancing trans-disciplinary environmental social science, including the Global Futures Laboratory https://globalfutures.asu.edu/, Central Arizona Phoenix-Long Term Ecological Research Site https://sustainability.asu.edu/caplter/, and the Decision Center for a Desert City https://sustainability.asu.edu/dcdc/.  Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.

Bowdoin College: Two Tenure-Track Positions in Cultural Anthropology (September 15, 2019) OFFERS MADE AND ACCEPTED[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Bowdoin College invites applications for two tenure-track positions in cultural anthropology to begin July 1, 2020. We intend to hire at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional senior candidates will also be considered.

We are open to a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to the following topical areas:

Environmental Justice and Social Inequality
We seek a cultural anthropologist whose research on the environment forefronts issues of inequality and justice in historically marginalized communities. Topical specializations might include: chemical exposures and toxicity; climate crises and justice; disaster and creative adaptations; environmental governance and ethics; environmental racism and slow violence; food (in)security; land dispossession and reclamation; resource extraction, social resistance, and sovereignty.

Critical Studies of Health
We seek a cultural anthropologist whose research forefronts issues of health and well-being at the intersection of local/global systems of power. Topical specializations might include: addiction and violence; bio-medical practice and ethics; (dis)ability and social movements; displacement, migration, and health insecurities; drug development and pharmaceuticals; traditional medical knowledge and indigenous practices; genomics and bioinformatics; humanitarian, medical, and/or techno-scientific governance; materiality of scientific objects; mental health and psychic life; trauma, survival, and recovery of persons and communities.


The ideal candidate is committed to excellence in research and teaching and has developed geographical and topical specializations that complement or extend those currently covered in the Department. We also seek colleagues who will collaborate with us as we build a program that integrates the subdisciplines of cultural anthropology and anthropological archaeology.

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. In your application materials, please address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentoring would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin requires a strong commitment to research and a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. The College offers opportunities for professional development, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidates will teach courses in their areas of expertise and will contribute to the rotation of core courses for the major in Anthropology (including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Ethnographic Research; History of Anthropological Theory). A Ph.D. in Anthropology is expected by date of appointment.

We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of partners and spouses of members of the faculty.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit: 1) a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda, describes your teaching experience, and explains your potential contribution to a diverse and inclusive learning environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Candidates should indicate how their research and teaching specializations contribute to one or both of the areas under which the search is organized.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2019.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (32.7% students of color, 6% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.

At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference. Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf. You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.  https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/6278

  • request for additional materials (Sept 30) x3
    • For Environmental Justice or Health?
      • Environmental Justice x3
      • Health
      • Did anyone get an interview? 
        • I haven't heard anything since 9/30... (x5)
        • I was told that interviews and campus visits have been scheduled. 
          • For both positions? Thanks.
  • rejection email for health (12/18) combined pool of 260. offers made and accepted for each position.

Brown University - Professor of Anthropology and International and Public Affairs (Open Rank, Oct. 15)[edit | edit source]

As part of a major new hiring initiative, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Department of Anthropology at Brown University invite applications for a faculty position in the field of international security to begin July 2020. We are seeking applicants whose research focuses on various aspects of international security broadly defined, including but not limited to topics such as the causes of intra- and inter-societal conflict, the human costs of war, the composition and culture of military organizations, the social experience and societal implications of war, civil war and post-war reconstruction, terrorism and counterterrorism, cybersecurity and surveillance, resource conflicts and the security implications of climate change, gender and security, and ethnicity/race and security.

Candidates at all ranks are welcome. A successful senior candidate must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, a proven record of successful research funding, and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. A successful junior candidate must be engaged in a research program with the potential to influence his/her field, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. The new faculty member will hold a joint appointment in the Watson Institute and Department of Anthropology. Junior candidates must have completed the PhD by the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

http://apply.interfolio.com/65294

All candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a short writing sample, and 4) a teaching statement.

Senior candidates should include the names of five references whom the search committee can contact at an appropriate time.  Senior candidates should submit their list of referees using the "additional documents" field.

Junior candidates should have three letters of reference and their official graduate transcript uploaded to Interfolio at the time of the application.  The confidential recommendation letters should be uploaded to Interfolio by the referee.

A successful senior candidate must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, a proven record of successful research funding, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion that is embedded into their undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising. 

A successful junior candidate must be engaged in a research program with the potential to influence their field, and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion that is embedded into their undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising.  The new faculty member will hold a joint appointment in the Watson Institute and Department of Anthropology.  Junior candidates must have completed their PhD by the time of appointment.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


Any news on this search? (x7 as of 1/06)

campus interview invites sent (1/08)

Anyone know who they invited?

Any updates as of March 9th?

California State University, Bakersfield - Assistant Professor in Religious Studies (Latinx Religions) - Deadline: December 9, 2019[edit | edit source]

The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies at California State University, Bakersfield, seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Latinx religions with a focus on contemporary religion. The successful candidate will teach courses in his or her specialization and in CSUB’s General Education program. Desired areas of competency include Indigenous Religions, New Religious Movements, Human Rights, and Sociology of Religion. Normal teaching load is four courses per semester. Ph.D. required at time of appointment, August 2020. Prior teaching at the university level strongly preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and three letters of recommendation to rssearch@csub.edu. Deadline for applications is December 9, 2019. For further information contact Prof. Tim Vivian, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, 10 HOB, California State University Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA, 93311-1022; tvivian@csub.edu. California State University, Bakersfield, is a National Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, or covered veterans’ status.

Cal. State U., East Bay: Asst. Professor of Anthropology (TT) - September 20, 2019[edit | edit source]

Location Hayward/Concord/Online

Open Date Apr 26, 2019

Description CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY

FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

FULL-TIME TENURE-TRACK

OAA Position No.20-21 ANTHRO-ENVIRON-TT

THE UNIVERSITY:  California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences.  The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.

THE DEPARTMENT:  Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies (AGES) is a highly dynamic and collegial department that hosts the three indicated undergraduate degree programs, two of which are relevant to this position announcement.  The Anthropology Program offers ethnographic, theoretical, and methodological courses in biological anthropology, prehistory and archaeology, linguistic anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, and applied anthropology.  In addition to taking core courses in these areas, students in the Anthropology B.A. degree program are required to specialize in either Archaeology and Biological Anthropology or Socio-cultural, Linguistic, and Applied Anthropology.  Environmental Studies is a broadly interdisciplinary program offering a B.A., a Minor, and a Sustainability Certificate, focusing on issues at the nexus of environmental sustainability, resource management, and social justice.  The program emphasizes environmental problem solving skills, hands-on learning, and community engagement. 

DUTIES OF THE POSITION:  The Department seeks an environmental anthropologist whose teaching responsibilities will include lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses in applied anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, ethnographic field methods, and environmental studies, with additional coursework as assigned.  Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses, though courses associated with this position will typically be taught at the Hayward campus or online.  In addition to teaching, all faculty participate in advising and committee work, and maintain a record of scholarly publications and of meaningful community engagement.  The new hire will have a reduced teaching load in the first two years, followed by opportunities for reductions in teaching load by means of competitive application for internal grants and/or special programs in subsequent years.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help shape the future of the Department and the University.

RANK AND SALARY:  Assistant Professor.  Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall Semester, 2020.

Qualifications Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Anthropology or a closely related field no later than the effective date of appointment.  A demonstrated record of research and scholarly activity in environmental anthropology, as well as the ability to teach sociocultural anthropology and ethnographic field methods, is required.  The preferred candidate will have expertise in some combination of cultural or historical ecology, environmental reconstruction, conservation, urbanism, and sustainability.  The new hire will be required to contribute to instruction in the Environmental Studies Program and to the University’s Institutional Learning Outcomes, particularly those involving diversity, social justice, and sustainability (https://www.csueastbay.edu/about/mission-and-strategic-planning/institutional-learning-outcomes.html).  Candidates with successful teaching experience at the university level, as evidenced by consistently excellent student course evaluations, are preferred.  Candidates should be able to teach online and large lecture classes.  They should also demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.  The ideal candidate will be able to employ High Impact Practices (HIPs) in teaching.  This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/.

Application Instructions APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Application review will begin on September 20, 2019.  Positions are open until filled.  Please submit the following via Interfolio (see “Apply Now”): (1) a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; (2) a complete and current vita; (3) three confidential letters of recommendation; and (4) a one-page diversity statement that explains how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.  Teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness may be requested at a later time.  

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment. 

Link to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/61640

  • Nothing yet? I guess they're buried in 300 applications, lol
  • Any news? (12/14)

California State University, Sacramento: Assistant Professor of Latinx Feminisms (TT) -- December 6, 2019[edit | edit source]

The Department of Women’s Studies at California State University, Sacramento is inviting applications for a full-time (academic year), tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Latinx Feminisms starting Fall 2020. We seek a colleague who can teach introductory, breadth and advanced courses in Women’s and Gender Studies, and can offer new courses in one or more of the following areas within Latinx Feminisms: immigration, citizenship, border studies, public policy, identity politics, race & gender politics, indigenous studies, environmental justice, gender-based violence, and transnational feminism. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Women’s & Gender Studies with specialization in Latinx Feminisms. We are looking for a new faculty who has an interdisciplinary background in the social sciences to compliment the department’s existing strengths in the humanities.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies or Ph.D. in other social science disciplines such as Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography or Political Science with research focus on Women’s and Gender issues. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by January 2021.

Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2019 (deadline extended until December 6, 2019); position open until filled. In order to receive full consideration, please submit application by the above deadline. Candidates must submit the following information: 1) Letter of application including research and teaching interests; 2) Current curriculum vita; 3) Teaching philosophy that reflects commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (no more than one page); 4) Diversity statement; 5) Two sample course syllabi – a) Intro to Women’s Studies, and b) a course in area of specialization; 6) Relevant teaching evaluations; 7) A writing sample (no more than 20 pages); 8) Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work (official transcripts required if invited for an interview); and 9) List of three references with email addresses and phone numbers (Letters of recommendation and reference check will be requested for short-listed candidates).

For any information please email Dr. Sujatha Moni, Department Chair, at smoni@csus.edu.

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website. Instructions on how to apply can be found at this link: https://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/4466.

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.  

 

Carleton University:  Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Deadline November 30, 2019 - CAMPUS VISIT STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020.

Applications are invited from publicly engaged socio-cultural anthropologists doing ethnographically grounded and theoretically significant research in race and racialization. We seek a dynamic and creative colleague to contribute to the development of this field of study in our program. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work engages key communities and audiences in public discussions about the range of sociocultural, political and economic issues related to race and racialization. Areas of research are open and may include but are not limited to: critical race theory; migration; human rights; war and violence; care and affect; environmental justice; labour; law and governance; religious or ethnic identity; colonialism; heritage and public memory; and digital media. Preferred candidates will complement and/or expand our existing teaching and research strengths. The candidate will also be encouraged to develop opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students to engage in experiential learning and/or in engaged anthropology, broadly defined.

About the Academic Unit:

Anthropology at Carleton is a socio-cultural program that emphasizes theoretically informed ethnographic research. We offer a BA, MA, and PhD in Anthropology, and deliver a specialization in “Globalisation, Culture, and Power” through Carleton’s Bachelor of Global and International Studies. For more information, please visit our website at: www.carleton.ca/socanth

Qualifications:

Applicants should have a PhD in Anthropology at the time of appointment. Candidates with a broad engagement with anthropology and a PhD in a cognate discipline may also be considered. Candidates must also demonstrate their dedication to excellence in teaching and research, and to developing a strong program of research that incorporates community engagement with peer-reviewed publications and active participation in relevant scholarly and public debates. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute effectively to graduate supervision, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and academic self-governance in the department.

Application Instructions:

Applications are due November 30th and must be sent electronically in three separate pdf files, which must include the following: 1) a C.V. and cover letter 2) writing sample including peer-reviewed publications and/or other forms of scholarship 3) a teaching portfolio that includes relevant experience, evidence of teaching innovation and performance, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Candidates must also provide the names and contact information of three referees, who will be contacted for letters of reference once the initial review of applications is complete.

Submissions should be sent to: Kimberley Séguin, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, at kimberley.seguin@carleton.ca.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/about.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

21 Feb. - Campus visits happening next week

Christopher Newport University: Assistant Professor of Anthropology -Deadline October 10, 2019 CAMPUS VIST STAGE Edit[edit | edit source]

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology Appointment Type: Full Time Purpose of Position: The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology, effective August, 2020. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. We seek candidates who are able to teach introductory courses in cultural and biological anthropology as well as upper level elective courses that contribute to the anthropology concentration and complement the strengths of the department. Topical and regional specializations are open, though preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to and strengthen our women and gender studies offerings. The successful candidate will have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary department and teach classes that support the sociology major and liberal learning core within their topical expertise. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and potential for scholarly research are required. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. The Ph.D. in Anthropology, Sociology, or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable. Departmental Information: The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Christopher Newport University is composed of 16 faculty and offers majors in Sociology and Social Work as well as concentrations in Criminology and Anthropology. Our goal is to develop students into critical thinkers, readers and writers who go on to become global citizens with compassion, communicative skills, and knowledge to help others. In new faculty we always seek excellent teaching, promising scholarship, supportive collegiality, and the ability to inspire passion for research in our students. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/sswa. Faculty Information: CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2019 freshman class of 1,238 students was selected from 7,200 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1202, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world. Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. CNU is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu. Posting Detail Information Posting Number: F101P Application Deadline: 10/10/2019 Application Instructions: To apply, please visit https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/ to upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu). Letters of reference will be the only documents accepted via email. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2019. Applications received after October 10, 2019 will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. Quick Link for Internal Postings: http://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/8570

  • 11/11- any news on campus interviews? (phone interviews held last week of October)
  • 11/21- anything?
  • 12/9- someone posted the other day that candidates had been notified and then that same day the post was deleted. Any idea why?
  • 12/9 - campus visits concluded on Dec. 6

College of Charleston: Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies (TT)- January 04, 2020[edit | edit source]

The Women’s and Gender Studies program at the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. We seek an innovative scholar of women’s, gender, and/or sexuality studies with a comparative or transnational focus, and a rigorously interdisciplinary and intersectional approach. Specific areas may include, but are not limited to, migration/immigration, transnational feminisms, gender and conflict, reproductive health, or LGBTQ+ policies.

The Assistant Professor will teach at the undergraduate level contributing to the existing curriculum, including Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as developing lower- and upper-level courses in their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will advise undergraduate students, participate in program-building, and otherwise contribute to the intellectual and administrative life of the program while maintaining an active research agenda.

Candidates should address in the cover letter their experience with and commitment to mentoring, advising, teaching, and/or development of undergraduate research projects with students who are well represented in our program and at the College: historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ+, and first-generation college students.

A Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender and/or Sexuality Studies or in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in women’s, gender, or sexuality studies, and/or related fields is required by the time of appointment beginning August 16, 2020.

Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter 2) copies of unofficial transcripts 3) curriculum vitae 4) a statement of teaching and research interests 5) a sample of their scholarship (25 pages or less), and 6) contact information for three references.

Apply online: https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/9464   Visit the College of Charleston website and the Women's and Gender Studies Program site. We will begin reviewing applications on 01/04/2020.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.


  • I don't know why my question was deleted but...Any news on this one?

College of the Holy Cross (TT) Cultural Anthropology - October 11, 2019[edit | edit source]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in cultural anthropology at the level of assistant professor, to begin in August 2020. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus on at least one of the following areas: 1) global environmental issues, such as climate change, environmental justice, or interspecies relationships; 2) political anthropology and critical studies of race and ethnicity, with a particular focus on the transnational dimensions of inequality, migration/mobilities, structural violence, or racialization dynamics; OR 3) anthropology of media, with a focus on new forms of sociality and mass communication, such as social media and digital worlds. Geographical focus is open. The successful candidate will teach introductory cultural anthropology, intermediate courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise, and advanced seminars. New course development is welcomed. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship and teaching could contribute to one or more of these interdisciplinary programs: Africana Studies; Asian Studies; Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies; Environmental Studies; International Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; and Peace and Conflict Studies.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College and the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.

Qualifications Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement in the field. Ph.D. in cultural or social anthropology required.

Application Instructions Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirement listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names of three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/mission). The College values cultural and intellectual pluralism as integral to this mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program. Thus your application should highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/66600 by October 11, 2019. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place via Skype in early November. Finalists will be invited to visit campus in early December. Questions about this search may be directed to Ann Marie Leshkowich, Chair, Search Committee, aleshkow@holycross.edu.

>Rejection Letter sent November 3, 2019 x2


Concordia University: Tenure-track position in Critical Studies of Public Health- November 7[edit | edit source]

The department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Critical Studies of Public Health. The position requires a strong research dossier in this area. All methodological approaches are welcome but the preference is for candidates with research expertise in quantitative methods and the ability to teach quantitative methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Knowledge of the French language is an asset. A PhD in Sociology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment.

The selected candidate will receive a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, which is part of the Faculty of Arts and Science. Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. Commensurate with their rank, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia University, conduct internationally-recognized research, secure research funds, as well as teach and drive curricular development within their respective area(s)


Any word on this one? (12/07)

DePauw University: Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology (Tenure Track) - February 1, 2020[edit | edit source]

The Sociology and Anthropology Department at DePauw University invites applications for a tenure-track position in cultural anthropology to begin in August 2020. Ph.D. in anthropology (by the time of appointment) is required.

The department seeks a cultural anthropologist in public or applied anthropology whose research focuses on one or more of the following areas: migration and refugees; environment, development, and sustainability; humanitarian aid and human rights. Geographic specialization is open. Candidates will be expected to teach our introductory cultural anthropology course, anthropological theory, ethnographic methods, senior seminar in anthropology, and electives in their area of expertise. We will be assessing the public application of candidates’ research as well as evidence for engagement beyond the academy. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment and evidence of effective and inclusive teaching are essential.

DePauw is a leading, nationally-recognized liberal arts university dedicated to educating 2,000 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe.  Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music. For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. DePauw has exceptional faculty development programs, which can help the candidate maintain an active research agenda and improve their pedagogy. 


Application Instructions Applications should be submitted via Interfolio and include: cover letter, CV, one-page teaching philosophy, one-page research statement, contact information for three references, sample course syllabi and course evaluations, and a copy of graduate transcript(s). In application materials, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences in order to promote an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Review of applications begins February 1, 2020, and continues until filled. Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department, Alicia Suarez, at asuarez@depauw.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/71711

Received email request to submit letters of recommendation (updated 2/25) x2


Received phone interview invitation on 3/2, to occur on 3/5 or 3/6

 Eckerd College- November 1[edit | edit source]

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, tenure-track position, to start in September 2020. Ph.D. in Anthropology required. Teach seven courses per academic year (3-1-3), including regular delivery of Introduction to Anthropology and opportunities to take students abroad during the January term or summer. Specialization open within the subfields of archaeology or biological anthropology, with a strong preference for those with empirically oriented field research programs that encourage undergraduate participation. Candidates with teaching experience in a liberal arts setting and/or the ability to offer a culturally-focused introductory course for the Latin American Studies minor are also desirable.

Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester first-year program. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Submit a letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via https://eckerd.hirecentric.com/jobs/. Applications must be complete by November 1, 2019. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Allan Meyers, meyersad@eckerd.edu.

Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.

  • Anyone hear anything yet? (12/07)

George Washington University: Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs - November 11, 2019[edit | edit source]

Location: Washington, DC Applications due ASAP

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs invite applications for a tenure track faculty position in the anthropology of Latin America. The successful candidate’s research will revolve around the environment. Other research and teaching interests may include health and/or political economy. The position will be at the assistant professor rank. The positions will be based in the Elliott School for International Affairs, beginning as early as academic year 2020-2021. The successful candidate will also have an appointment in the GWU Anthropology Department. Teaching responsibilities would include undergraduate and graduate students in the Elliott School and other students at the University.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Anthropology or other relevant social science discipline at time of appointment. Applicants must have a record of sustained and continuing high-quality research and relevant teaching experience.

Apply here

Special Instructions: 

Please complete an online faculty application. Applicants should upload a letter of interest detailing research and teaching interests and qualifications, a current curriculum vita, course syllabi and evaluations, a writing sample, and include the names of three referees. Review of applications will begin November 11, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Any news on this? (Dec 9th)


Any news on this search? (Dec12) - invite for Zoom interview (Jan 2) Had Skype interview Jan 20th. Any campus invites? (Jan 29th). Campus invite 1/27

Georgetown University: Assistant Professor (TT) of Anthropology and Justice and Peace Studies  -- October 25, 2019 SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology and the Justice and Peace Studies Program at Georgetown University invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant level to begin in August 2020. The tenure home for this appointment will be in the Department of Anthropology and a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology is required prior to the appointment start date. We are seeking a candidate whose research and teaching complement the existing strengths of these two units. The issue and geographic area are open, but we encourage candidates whose research substantively intersects with questions of racial justice to apply. Candidates must show strong promise of excellence in research as well as teaching. This is a 2-part application process. For your application to be fully considered, the following must be completed by October 25, 2019: 1. Create an applicant profile in the Georgetown application system at https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Faculty/job/Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor---Department-of-Anthropology-and-Justice-and-Peace-Studies-Program_JR07717. 2. Submit the required application materials per this Academic Jobs Online posting. • Cover letter that addresses research and teaching in both Anthropology and Justice and Peace Studies (current and future) • CV • Writing sample • Names and contact information for 3 references

>> any news on this?

11/15 heard from a friend that they got a skype interview for december; i also applied but haven't heard, so i'm guessing that's a no

[Nov. 13] Email request for letters of recommendation and to schedule a skype interview.

[Dec. 19] Rejection email, also indicating that campus visits have been scheduled.

[Feb 28] Heard offer made to a colleague of mine

Georgetown University: Assistant Professor (TT) - Human Rights and Humanitarianism -- Nov. 1, 2019[edit | edit source]

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University invites applications for a new tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with a focus on culture and politics. The position will start in Fall 2020. We seek candidates with research expertise in human rights and/or humanitarianism with an interdisciplinary background, who have adopted critical approaches and cultural/social theory as it relates to global politics. Regional specialization and disciplinary field are open, but an international component is required. We encourage candidates who draw from the humanities and humanistic social sciences, such as but not limited to literature, history, geography, anthropology, sociology, performance studies, rhetoric, and law. Applicants should have exceptional scholarly promise and substantial research accomplishments. The appointment is affiliated with the Culture and Politics (CULP) undergraduate major within the School of Foreign Service (SFS). CULP is a large interdisciplinary undergraduate program that emphasizes critical social inquiry within a transnational/global context, interrelating questions of power structures and identity.

The search committee will evaluate applicant teaching records and potential for excellence both in the classroom and in the related areas of course design, curricular development, and student mentoring. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience, and the Ph.D. must be in hand by the time of appointment. The SFS offers a rigorous four-year undergraduate program in international studies, as well as several master’s degrees in area studies, security studies, global human development, and international affairs. Opportunities for interdisciplinary dialogue on human rights and humanitarianism span the university and bridge scholarly and practitioner arenas, such as the Institute for the Study of International Migration, Global Human Development Program, SFS area studies programs, and Institute for Racial Justice.

In order to apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a representative scholarly writing sample, and teaching materials (if available: sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a brief statement of preferred teaching approach). Applications received by November 1, 2019 will be given full consideration; review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14643. Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Sarah Krauss, Director of Faculty Affairs, at srk50@georgetown.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Shiloh Krupar, Field Chair of the Culture and Politics Program, at srk34@georgetown.edu. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

  • Rejction email 12/19

Georgetown University: Assistant Professor (TT) - Science, Technology, and International Affairs (Climate, Environment, Planetary Health) -- Nov. 1, 2019[edit | edit source]

Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. Successful applicants will have a research focus that combines the international policy dimensions of one or several topics that are core to the Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) program with scientific or technical expertise. The School has a particular interest in candidates with research and teaching interests in the areas of climate science, resilience and security; environmental and/or planetary health; cybersecurity, geospatial intelligence or environmental security; or emerging technologies; but all exceptional candidates will be considered. 


We seek a scholar who has demonstrated potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. The qualified candidate will have some science, engineering or other technical background and a strong international orientation in research. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to exceptional undergraduate and graduate teaching and would be expected to develop courses to meet the needs of the STIA program and SFS. 


Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (if available), and copies of 3 recently published papers, working papers, or dissertation chapters. All candidates must hold a PhD by the time of employment. The start date for this position is August 1, 2020. Applications for this position must be made via Georgetown’s online application management system at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14452. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. 


Questions about the online application should be directed to Sarah Krauss, Director of Faculty Affairs at srk50@georgetown.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Carol A. Benedict, Chair of the SFS Faculty at benedicc@georgetown.edu.


Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

  • rejection [30 Oct]

Ithaca College, Department of Anthropology: Assistant Professor in Applied Cultural/Medical Anthropology (October 15, 2019)- SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

Position/Job Summary The Ithaca College Department of Anthropology (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in applied cultural/medical anthropology effective August 16, 2020. The successful candidate's research will focus on human health outcomes in underrepresented populations and be grounded in an ethnographic and mixed-methods approach. This position involves: teaching undergraduate courses in medical anthropology appropriate to the candidate's expertise and department's needs, including introductory courses in cultural anthropology and a methods course; supervising undergraduate research/field experiences; conducting and publishing research; advising students; participating in service obligations; and contributing courses in the Integrated Core Curriculum (Ithaca College's general education program).

Position/Job Qualifications

Position qualifications include the following: a PhD in Anthropology at time of appointment; a commitment to the creation of an inclusive educational experience; demonstrated teaching effectiveness; an active program of research that will involve undergraduates; and an enthusiasm for working effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and students. Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate interest in fostering collaborations within the regional community that include undergraduate research opportunities. Preference will also be given to candidates who value the intersections of the subdisciplines of anthropology and demonstrate this in their teaching and/or research and who examine life course development.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/ and attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching statement (not to exceed two pages), and a list containing the contact information for three professional references. The cover letter should include discussion of the applicant's relevant work experience, scholarly interests, research agenda, and how these relate to the above position description. The teaching statement should include discussion of teaching experience, effectiveness, and philosophy, including the applicant's commitment to the creation of an inclusive educational environment. The teaching statement should also address specific plans for including undergraduate students in the applicant's research. Candidates who advance to the semi-finalist stage will be asked to submit additional materials and letters of recommendation. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening the applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2019.

  • has anyone heard back or been interviewed?
    • Request for additional materials on 11/14 x1
    • Invitation for a Skype interview (01/02) x1
    • Emailed that they are still considering options (job not postponed yet) 
    • Did anyone have a campus visit? (04/19)

James Madison University, Department of Sociology & Anthropology: Assistant Professor of Anthropology (November, 8, 2019) PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in cultural anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2020. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in race and ethnicity with a topical focus on environment and/or public health.  We especially encourage applications from candidates who specialize in one or more of the following topics:  infrastructure, public policy, climate, inequality, urbanization, and/or migration. The position is a joint appointment with Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, a liberal arts minor for future teachers. Teaching duties include an introductory course in cultural anthropology, upper-level courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization, either anthropological theory or ethnographic research methods, and one course per year related to race and ethnicity in support of the social science content area of Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies.   The Department of Sociology and Anthropology consists of 22 full-time faculty, 13 in Sociology and 9 in Anthropology. The Anthropology program is committed to four-field undergraduate teaching. The faculty are active in professional fields at the national and international level and are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Candidates must demonstrate their potential to teach in both small and large classroom settings and to maintain active scholarly research programs. A Ph.D. by time of appointment is preferred. To apply, visit [http:// http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/6465] or go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1382. Applicants will complete a faculty profile and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement that includes evidence of teaching philosophy in practice (as Other Document #1), and up to three samples of scholarly writing (as Other Document #2), which may include dissertation chapters. The cover letter should specifically address the potential contributions the candidate can make to diversity in the classroom, program, and university. Review of completed applications will begin November 8, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the position contact the search chair, Dr. Amy Paugh, paughal@jmu.edu. 

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.  

A Ph.D. by time of appointment is preferred. We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Candidates must demonstrate their potential to teach in both small and large classroom settings and to maintain active scholarly research programs.

  • phone interview invite 12/4
  • rejection Christmas Eve, campus invites indicated.
  • Any word from those who did campus visits? The latest date offered was Feb 6-7. (2/12)

Lehigh University: Tenure-Track Position in Cultural (Urban) Anthropology (November 15, 2019) PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, effective Fall 2020. Potential candidates must have a primary research area in urban anthropology, with a strong record of ethnographic research on migration, sociolinguistics, or sustainability. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program and teach introductory anthropology courses, as well as advanced courses in their area of interest. To be considered, candidates must have at least one scholarly work accepted for publication or have secured extra-institutional research funding. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology completed by the effective starting date of employment.

Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university experiencing significant growth. We are located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The standard teaching load is 2/2. Lehigh University’s core mission includes a strong commitment to developing global and interdisciplinary initiatives. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has 12 faculty members and offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology and an MA degree in sociology (https://socanthro.cas2.lehigh.edu/). Department faculty are active researchers and dedicated teachers who collaborate in a variety of interdisciplinary academic and research programs.

Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/pdfs/active_pdf_forms/NEW_DualCareer_WLBalance.pdf

Candidates should submit the following 1) a cover letter, 2) statements of research interests and teaching effectiveness (one statement for each, not to exceed two pages each), and 3) a curriculum vitae. Please do not submit additional materials at this time. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must be completed by November 15, 2019 to receive full consideration. Questions concerning the position should be directed to Dr. Bruce Whitehouse, Search Committee Chair, at brw208@lehigh.edu.

Link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14818


Phone interviews held week of Dec 9-14.

Any word since phone interviews? Any campus interviews scheduled? (asked Feb 11)


No word after phone interview (2/25)

Lehman College, City University of New York - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology. Review begins Sept. 30[edit | edit source]

Location: Bronx, NY

The Lehman College Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Cultural Anthropology beginning Fall 2020. Candidates must have an active record of research/scholarship/creative works and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We are seeking a scholar-educator whose scholarship encompasses the areas of migration and diaspora or race and ethnicity. We seek applicants with a commitment to and experience promoting and fostering equity and inclusion in pedagogy and scholarship, who can through their teaching, scholarship, and service connect anthropology to the lives of the very diverse Lehman student body and their broader communities.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory undergraduate courses in cultural anthropology as well as intermediate and advanced courses in their research area; engage in research/scholarship and professional organizations; advise students; provide service to the department, college, university, and community, i.e. committee, administrative, supervisory, and other assignments normally associated with a full-time tenure-track academic appointment. Evening teaching may be required.

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York and is a senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is CUNY's only senior college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students preparing them for employment, the professions and further study. The teaching load is 18 hours per year and although the college is predominantly teaching focused, faculty at Lehman are active in research, scholarship and creative works. Service to the college, university and community is part of the mission as is a clear commitment to student engagement including advisement. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty over the first five years for scholarly development and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available for faculty development and travel awards. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. degree in cultural anthropology or related discipline awarded or successfully defended before September 30, 2019 is required. Applicants who have defended their dissertation but have not received their degree must include in their cover letter the date of their successful defense and the date when the PhD will be formally awarded. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

We seek colleagues who are sincerely committed to supporting students' learning and advancement and who maintain active involvement in professional organizations. The Lehman College Department of Anthropology seeks to build a faculty diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and disability, and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

COMPENSATION

Salaries are commensurate with education and experience and subject to the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY salary schedule: http://www.psc-cuny.org/contract/psc-cuny-contract-salary-schedule

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

Direct link: https://cuny.jobs/bronx-ny/assistant-professor-anthropology/EC56D7CB4B1343F79FA6263A4FFD01C6/job/

(Any news on this one? 11/12)

Rejection email received 11/30/2019 (x2)

London School of Economics: Assistant Professor in Health and International Development [edit | edit source]

Salary is no less than £55,974 per annum (pay award pending) and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website

The Department of International Development plays a central role in the LSE, a global, single-faculty, social science university located in the heart of London. The Department’s faculty and research strengths are centered on processes of social, political and economic development and change.  The Department’s faculty members are engaged in research and scholarly activity across LSE, through research centres such as the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, Middle East Centre, South Asia Centre, Southeast Asia Centre, Latin America and Caribbean Centre, and inter-departmental research units such as the Global Health Initiative.  

The Department of International Development at LSE seeks to hire an Assistant Professor who will strengthen our internationally renowned, innovative and publicly engaged faculty. The post holder will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.

Candidates should have a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications in health and international development from any of these perspectives: development studies, geography, government, international relations, politics, or sociology.  Successful applicants will also have a PhD or be close to completing a PhD in one of the above mentioned areas by the post start date.

You will have proven ability, as evidenced by existing publications or potential to publish in top journals or with leading book publishers in health and international development; and a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications.

You will also have a demonstrable ability to teach on postgraduate programmes in health and international development. 

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply documentjob description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Professor Ernestina Coast (e.coast@lse.ac.uk).


The closing date for receipt of applications is 16 October 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

  • 10/30: Received a rejection email



London School of Economics: Assistant Professor in Social Anthropology - March 5, 2020 deadline[edit | edit source]

LSE’s Anthropology Department, with a long and distinguished history, remains a leading centre for innovative research and teaching. We are committed to excellent teaching for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students as well as to maintaining and renewing the core of the discipline via our research.



As an Assistant Professor you will carry out teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as conducting research. You will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in Social Anthropology by the post start date (applicants with a PhD from a closely related field will be considered if they have conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork and have a demonstrable expertise in the theory and method of Social Anthropology). You should also have significant research experience, a trajectory or existing record of internationally excellent publications and an ability to deliver high quality teaching at undergraduate and master’s level.  In addition, you will have published or forthcoming work which demonstrates your ability or potential to produce publications or world-leading quality; excellent written and communication skills; a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research. You will also need to show the ability to work as part of a team and a commitment to high quality teaching, which involves fostering a positive learning environment for students. The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.



In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities. For further information about the post, please see the how to apply documentjob description and the person specification in the job vacancy post (linked above).



To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email anthropology.enquiries@lse.ac.uk.



The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 March 2020 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.


  • Received rejection letter on April 8.
     

Louisiana State University:  Assistant Professor (TT), Cultural Anthropology - Deadline not specified, posted Oct. 12, 2019

Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cultural Anthropology to begin fall 2020.  A PhD degree or its equivalent in Anthropology or a related field is required at the time of appointment.  The appointment will be full-time (nine-month) with an attractive 2-2 teaching load and supervision of graduate and undergraduate research.  We seek applicants with research interests in at least of one of the following areas:  public and applied anthropology, medical anthropology, materiality studies, science and technology, coastal and environmental studies, disaster studies, and political anthropology.  Regional concentration is open; we especially encourage applicants who will strengthen regional foci on North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic World.

Candidates should have a promising program of research, funding, and publication; demonstrated excellence in teaching especially at the undergraduate level; and an interest in mentoring students. Our department offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Anthropology, and BA, BS, MS, and PhD in Geography.  The normal teaching each semester includes an introductory Cultural Anthropology course and another course in an area of expertise.  Tenure-track positions teach both undergraduate and graduate students, maintains an active research agenda with regular publications, and participates in departmental, college, and university service activities commensurate with rank.

Faculty in the department also contribute to interdepartmental programs in African and African American Studies, Coastal Studies, Comparative Literatures, Disaster Science Management, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Linguistics, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

We welcome applications from those who bring additional dimensions of diversity to our program.

*Please attach all documents under the “Resume/CV” section of your application.  Submitted documents should include a cover letter, transcripts, CV/resume, and three (3) references. A copy of your transcripts(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Posting Date:  October 14, 2019

Closing Date:  Open until filled, no date specified


  • Has anyone heard any updates on this search? (11/21) (I'm wondering too 11/26)
    • Request for letters as part of "long short-list" on 11/27
  • Campus interviews took place in February
  • Any offers?


  • Beware: this is a toxic department, with a history of denying qualified people tenure and promotion, especially women, LGBTQ folks and people of color. If selected for an interview or campus visit, do your homework, ask questions, and observe carefully. If you accept the position, go in with eyes wide open.
    • (thank you for this info above!) x4

McGill University: Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology (Deadline Nov. 1, 2019)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Medical Anthropology, effective 1 August 2020. We seek colleagues with ethnographically grounded research interests in one or more of the following areas: anthropology of medicine and therapeutic practices, health technologies and epistemologies, global health, political ecology of health and wellbeing. Geographical area is open.

Competitive applicants must have outstanding records of teaching and research and demonstrate high potential for developing strong research programs supported by external funding. The successful candidate is expected to show promise of excellence in teaching and will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop courses at all levels in their areas of specialization, exhibit a commitment to service and participate in developing our well-established medical anthropology program.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed their PhD, or will do so by June 2020.

Application Process & Deadline Applications should be submitted electronically, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three names of referees at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14870 . Enquiries may be directed to Prof. Setrag Manoukian, Department Chair (setrag.manoukian@mcgill.ca) The deadline for applications is 1 November 2019.

Any word?

  • No, I'm waiting too. (12/07)
  • Email request for additional materials (12/13) from 'longlist' of candidates
  • Rejection email (12/18)

New York University: Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology in Gender, Sexuality and Race, Deadline - Oct 21st PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology invites applications from an outstanding scholar for a tenure-track position in Gender, Sexuality, and Race at the Assistant Professor level.  The position is to begin September 1, 2020, pending budgetary and administrative approval.  

Qualified candidates would evidence the department’s longtime emphasis on classic ethnographic research and writing, as well as work that joins with the department’s existing strengths. Applications from cultural and linguistic anthropologists are invited. 

-- 

Any news?

  • Letters requested (x5)
    • Is anyone else having a difficult time figuring out where and how they want letters? I only saw a notice on Interfolio to send them in, but no means to do so on there or any indication of how otherwise to submit them. Also no answer from the department after getting in touch. (X5)
      • I fear perhaps the message is generic, and the actual button was only enabled for some candidates (not me... :( )
        • FWIW the department said a lot of people were having this issue, which leads me to believe it was not meant as some kind of indication they didn't make the cut. 
  • If I may ask, what are others in this situation planning to do?
    • Send contact details to the departmental administrator, alert letter writers that they may get a request. Not sure what else to do, esp if it turns out to be a mistake via interfolio...
      • In a chat with Interfolio, I was told that NYU has not re-opened the application for letters, so it's not a problem on Interfolio's end.
        • And yet it now shows "application incomplete" whereas it did not before, and there is no way to complete it? [UPDATE: it no longer shows this, but still no indication of what exactly to do.] x2 
  • Did anyone's references ever get contacted? (Nov 28th)
    • Any news? (12/9)
      • An acquaintaince had a Skype interview on Dec 9
      • Does anyone know if they have made their short list/ informed people they got campus visits???
        • Campus visits have been scheduled for February

Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology - Department of Anthropology - New York University Arts and Science - Deadline: November 1, 2019 PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology invites applications from an outstanding scholar for a tenure-track position in Culture and Media. The primary focus of our search is at the tenure track assistant professor level; however, we may consider more senior candidates at the rank of associate professor under exceptional circumstances. The position is to begin September 1, 2020, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

The Department seeks candidates with training in sociocultural and visual anthropology; anthropological research on some dimension of visual or other media compatible with our focus on the ethnography of media; knowledge of the history and theory of ethnographic film including contemporary debates; and a track record in ethnographic documentary production sufficient to teach and supervise students in using non-linear facilities.

Initial application deadline is November 1, 2019, but all applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/67413 with a cover letter, CV listing contact information for three confidential references, a research and teaching statement, and a statement of diversity and inclusion. As diversity is an important part of the NYU mission, for the latter statement we ask you to provide a brief paragraph telling us how diversity figures into your past and present teaching, research, community engagement, and/or life experience, as well as how you would bring issues of diversity to bear on the teaching and programming of NYU Anthropology. Information about diversity statements may be found at http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity/recruitment/diversity-statements.html.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity.html.

Additional Materials requested: Nov 12 (x1)

Were the additional materials generically requested through interfolio, or were you/letter writers contacted directly? (Dec.2) Via Interfolio

Any updates here? (Dec. 10)

People have had their first round of interviews ( Dec 12th) 

Ohio State University:  Assistant/ Associate Professor (TT), Medical Anthropology - Deadline November 1, 2019 CAMPUS VISIT STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for the Asseff Chair in the Anthropology and History of Medicine, commencing in autumn 2020. We seek a medical anthropologist but we will consider applications from scholars of related disciplines such as human/health geography, medical sociology, and women’s and gender studies. In all cases, the ideal candidate’s research and teaching will focus on infectious disease in living human populations with attention to the current and historical context. The successful candidate will enhance the Department of Anthropology’s strengths in human health and ecology, past and present, by examining the biocultural dynamics/social determinants of infectious disease, such as how political economy shapes the distribution of infectious diseases and global health or individuals’ experiences managing disease risk and treatment. While the home department will be Anthropology, the candidate will also be expected to enhance the Department of History’s strengths in environmental history and the history of science, medicine and health. We are interested in scholars with active, field-based research, and expertise in ethnographic methods. In addition to playing a key role in the development of a new undergraduate major in medical anthropology, the successful candidate will teach a cross-listed class in the Department of History on the history of medicine or infectious disease. Finally, we seek a colleague who will initiate transformative, interdisciplinary research projects with colleagues across campus on issues related to infectious disease and human and environmental health. This position is funded by The Dr. Carl F. Asseff Professorship Fund in the History of Medicine and the Infectious Disease Institute, one of Ohio State's Discovery Themes, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.



Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. Demonstrated research productivity and excellence in teaching are required. The candidate will have the ability to offer a range of classes including introductory sociocultural and medical anthropology, the history of medicine/infectious disease, and specialized courses in their area of expertise that bring students of anthropology, history and related disciplines together. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check. 



About Columbus: The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience



Application Instructions: Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14571. “A complete application consists of a cover letter that describes: 1) research interests 2) teaching philosophy, and 3) contributions to diversity and inclusion related to research, teaching and/or engagement, as well as a CV and names and contact information for three references.” Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2019. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Barbara Piperata at piperata.1@osu.edu. 



The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The university is an ADVANCE Institution and member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). 



The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

  • Has anyone heard word on this search?  (11/21)
    • I was asked for supplemental materials on 11/22, to be submitted by 12/20. 
    • Campus visits scheduled (01/14)

Princeton University: Assistant Professor (TT) - Sociocultural Anthropology - Oct. 4, 2019[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in sociocultural anthropology, to begin September 1, 2020. The deadline for applications is October 4, 2019.

We seek ethnographically grounded and theoretically engaged scholars whose research and teaching promise to expand our current range of inquiry. Preference is for topical specializations complementing and extending the department's existing emphases (e.g., Science and Technology, Language and Discourse, Human Rights, Social Movements, Cities and Infrastructures, Environment and Culture, Media Worlds, Religion and Ritual, Politics and Economics).

Applicants should send a cover letter summarizing their teaching and research experience, and research goals for the next three to five years. Application dossiers should also include a full cv, names and contact information for four references, a writing sample (e.g. published or submitted article), one-page research statement, one-page teaching practice statement, teaching evaluations (in any official format), and syllabi for two courses in sociocultural anthropology (one basic, one more advanced). Application dossiers should be submitted online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/12581. PhD must be in hand by September 27, 2019 or, if ABD, letter confirming defense date by January 15, 2020.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

The Department values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.


  • Has anyone heard from the search committee?
    • They got ca. 200 applications and are working through them now.

Letters requested 11/19

Did the requests go directly to letter writers?

Letters requested 11/20 - directly to letter writers.

Any news on this search 1/06? 

--still nothing? 1/15

Campus visits completed in January

-rejection email (3/5/20)


San Diego State Univ.: Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropologist of Science and Technology Studies (TT) - Sept. 15, 2019 CAMPUS INTERVIEWS STAGE[edit | edit source]

Location San Diego, CA

Open Date Jun 27, 2019

Description The Department of Anthropology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor whose research explores the practices, institutions, and transformative effects of science and technology in shaping our world. We are especially interested in scholars who could complement our department’s strengths in the thematic areas of health, human environmental interactions, and social justice. Candidates must employ ethnographic research methods, and they must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related social science by the time of appointment, a proven record of excellent publication in keeping with professional level, and potential for securing external research funding. Specialty interests may include, but are not limited to, health technologies and bio-medical practice; the intersection of science, technology, and environmental problems; risk, large technical systems, and sociotechnical innovation or catastrophe; and the politics of scientific knowledge production and technological development.

Applicants should have demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with students from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

SDSU anthropology faculty and students address real-world problems through theoretically driven yet practical applications of anthropology, promoting an understanding of human diversity and commonality across the globe and through time. The department currently has 150 undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and 22 graduate students working on their Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree in Anthropology. Three primary factors guide the department’s program offerings: 1) a dedication to a four-field approach, 2) an emphasis on experiential learning through hands-on field, laboratory, and internship opportunities, and 3) a focus on Applied Anthropology.  Above all, the department’s faculty members are dedicated teacher-scholars; they are active researchers and engaged instructors who regularly unite these tasks by involving students in their projects through firsthand field, lab, and internship opportunities and bringing their original research into student-centered learning environments.

SDSU is the oldest university in San Diego with a current student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,000 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76, and doctorates in 21. See www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

Application Instructions Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio.. Application review will begin on September 15, 2019, and the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references. For questions, please contact Dr. Matthew Lauer at mlauer@sdsu.edu.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Link to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/64831


- Zoom interview (10/7) x 2 - rejection email received (12/9)

Southeast Missouri State University: Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology (TT) - Nov. 15, 2019[edit | edit source]

Our growing anthropology program is searching for an engaging and energetic teacher who can offer introductory and advanced courses for both majors and non-majors. In addition to working with students enrolled in the anthropology program, our faculty also provide learning opportunities for students in other programs (e.g. History and Historic Preservation, Health Communication, Social Studies Education, Freshman Experience). 

The ideal candidate for this position would excel in teaching both cultural and linguistic anthropology. We are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrable dedication to undergraduate education and with an appreciation of the regional service mission of a mid-sized university. The successful candidate will communicate a clear vision for contributing to a rigorous four-field anthropology curriculum that also provides individualized student support and opportunities for student success. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate classes, primarily face-to-face with some online
  • Recruit and advise students to support retention and completion efforts
  • Maintain a schedule of office hours
  • Attend department meetings and engage in service
  • Maintain an active research program with opportunities for student participation 

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or ABD (Ph.D. completed by August 1, 2020) in anthropology (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
  • Primary training and expertise in cultural anthropology
  • Regional specialization in Latin America
  • Demonstrated expertise in linguistic anthropology
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching face-to-face classes at college/university level as graduate assistant, instructor, or above
  • Active research program with opportunities for student involvement
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and regional service mission of a mid-sized university
  • Demonstrated ability or willingness to learn to teach online courses
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities                       

To Apply: Submit the following items online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1

  • Letter of interest addressing required position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda
  • Formal teaching evaluations from peers, supervisors, or students
  • Sample syllabus for an introductory course
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Contact information for three professional references 

Deadline 15 November 2019 Any news on this search? (2/3) Phone interviews have finished and campus invites will be sent soon (2/3) Any word? (3/4)


Campus interviews are currently underway (3/4)

Spelman College: Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology (TT) - Sept. 6, 2019 SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

Spelman College seeks teacher/scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education. All tenure-track candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts and sciences education, contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching, assist in curriculum development, provide service to the department and College, as well as be active in scholarly, creative, and/or research productivity appropriate to a liberal arts environment. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Spelman College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cultural Anthropology to begin in August 2020. We are seeking a cultural anthropologist who specializes in Food Studies. We are seeking a candidate whose scholarship and teaching reflects an intersectional methodological and theoretical lens. A geographical specialization in the United States is preferred. Sub-areas of specialization that are of interest may include (but are not limited to): medical anthropology, global public health, consumption, sustainability, nutrition, food security, food access, food systems, and food policy. Spelman College is a teaching-intensive institution with a teaching load of three courses per semester. We are seeking a colleague who can teach core courses in Anthropology such as Ethnographic Methods and Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, as well as Food and Culture, Food and the City, Medical Anthropology, and other anthropology elective courses in their area of specialization that contribute to our department’s course offerings. The candidate will also be expected to serve as a reader on students’ Senior Theses, which is a capstone requirement for all majors.

The person who assumes this position will be expected to engage with other faculty on community-based research and projects in Food Studies and serve as the co-director of the Food Studies program and minor (https://www.spelman.edu/academics/majors-and-programs/food-studies-program). The ideal candidate should be willing to work closely with students at a liberal arts college and possess a demonstrated interest and/or experience with interdisciplinary problem-posing that is grounded in the discipline of anthropology. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who have experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student body. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching would contribute to the Sociology and Anthropology Department.

Persons currently holding a Ph.D. in Anthropology are preferred. “ABD” candidates in Anthropology will be considered as long as the degree will be conferred by the time of hire. Previous experience teaching courses in anthropology is required.

Deadline: 

09/06/2019

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Philosophy











Link to apply:https://spelman.peopleadmin.com/postings/2315 Skype interview invitation 11/3 x1

University of Arizona, Tucson: Assistant Professor (TT) - Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa - Jan 21, 2020[edit | edit source]

JOB SEARCH CANCELLED

University of California, San Diego: Assistant Teaching Professor (TT) - (LPSOE) - Global Health - Oct. 15, 2019[edit | edit source]

DESCRIPTION The Global Health Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor position (also termed Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, LPSOE), beginning July 1, 2020. The Global Health Program at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The Assistant Teaching Professor is also known within the UC system as an LPSOE (Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment). The LPSOE series parallels that of the research-focused series but with emphasis upon excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in the position are expected to provide outstanding teaching, as well as to engage in professional activity and service related to the pedagogical mission of the program and university. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and, contingent upon promotion, tenure-paralleling security of employment.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. with training in medical social science (e.g., medical anthropology, medical sociology), global health, or a closely related field. We are interested in candidates who will be able to contribute to the full range of our Global Health degree programs including Minor, BA, BS, and MA and who have experience in teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level, with special emphasis on developing our new MA program and curriculum. We seek candidates who will contribute to instruction-related activities (e.g. conducting TA training, curriculum development, creation of instructional materials, employ new technologies) at the campus, statewide and national level. Preferred candidates will have strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. This position will include an appointment in a Global Health Program affiliated academic department in the Division of Social Sciences.

Applications are accepted online at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02163

Applications received by October 15, 2019 will be given full consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

For questions about this job announcement, email Anita Wu AP/HR Analyst at ayw001@ucsd.edu.

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

JOB LOCATION La Jolla, CA

REQUIREMENTS Document requirements

  • Cover Letter - Short cover letter describing background and interests
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Documentation of Teaching Excellence - e.g. links to instructional materials developed by candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments
  • Statement of scholarly activities - Statement of scholarly activities (which may include research with a pedagogical focus).
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Sample of Written Work #1 - Representative publications/scholarly articles #1 (required).
  • Sample of Written Work #2 - Representative publications/scholarly articles #2 (optional) 
    (Optional)
  • Sample of Written Work #3 - Representative publications/scholarly articles #3 (optional) 
    (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters requested (on Nov 19) x2

Anyone heard anything? (12/11) Nope! (12/12)

University of California, Santa Cruz: Assistant Professor of Global Health - Health Data (January 14, 2020)[edit | edit source]

The Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Global and Community Health scholar with expertise in health and health data, including data-analysis and/or geo-visualization as they relate to societal injustices embodied in ill-health. The position is open to any field in the Social Sciences at the Assistant Professor level. The selected candidate will hold a professorial appointment in one of the departments in UCSC’s Division of Social Sciences (see below), and also contribute towards the Global Community Health (GCH) program.

The selected candidate will be an outstanding researcher on issues such as big data for analyzing health inequalities, translational genomics care and data-sharing for underserved communities, measuring and visualizing constraints on health systems, impact evaluation for health care interventions and policy making, and the delivery of primary health care across global, national, and subnational/local scales. The selected candidate will also possess very strong collaborative and organizational skills based on experiences working with diverse communities through partnerships on issues of health service access and disparities.

Other areas of expertise of interest to us include: statistical analysis for identifying gaps in health services, staffing and facilities in deprived communities and countries; comparative approaches to contextualizing evidence-based health policy; socio-economic and political factors that explain health policies and inequities in access; biomedical innovation and measures of access to medicines; the mapping of global and community health security as it relates to food systems, pandemic threats, and/or climate crises. Our interests align with the emerging framework of “critical global health” that calls for research attentive to power dynamics and inequality, and in which scholars are accountable to the communities they study.

Applicants should have expertise in global and community health research, demonstrate a strong commitment to mentoring GCH majors/minors and other undergraduates, guide students on appropriate GCH applications, and develop GCH’s community partnerships. We are conducting another separate search focused on health justice and qualitative research at the same time with a similar timeline for application and assessment. https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF00788 In both searches, consideration of potential contributions to the interdisciplinary GCH programming and to diversity, equity, and inclusion will be of paramount importance.

The selected candidate will hold a 100 percent teaching and research appointment in a department in the Division of Social Sciences and will be expected to teach courses in support of GCH’s goals and contribute to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students. The normal teaching load in the division is four courses over three quarters.

The Division of Social Sciences includes eight departments: Anthropology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Politics, Psychology, and Sociology. It confers the most undergraduate degrees on campus, and each department has a Ph.D. program. The faculty members in the division conduct high quality, cutting edge, interdisciplinary research, and perform university, public, and professional service. More information about the division can be found at: http://socialsciences.ucsc.edu/

UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who share these values. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family students. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and must discuss their past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service.

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter - Letter of application discussing research agendas, teaching interests, service experience, and relevant experience with forming collaborative partnerships with organizations
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements before preparing their application: https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html

Initial screening of candidates will be based on statements of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Research Statement
  • Publication
  • Publication (Optional)
  • Publication (Optional)
  • Pedagogy Statement
  • Student evaluations of teaching (Optional)
  • Student evaluations of teaching (Optional)
  • Student evaluations of teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)


LETTERS REQUESTED (2/16/2020)

University of California, Santa Cruz: Assistant Professor of Global Health - Social Justice (January 14, 2020)[edit | edit source]

The Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Global and Community Health scholar with expertise in the social justice questions raised by societal and environmental influences on health. The position is open to any field in the Social Sciences at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level.

The selected candidate will be invited to join one of the following departments: Anthropology, Community Studies, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Latin American & Latino Studies, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and also contribute to new program development and teaching in Global Community Health (GCH).

The selected candidate will be an outstanding researcher on global and community health with a focus on social justice issues such as socio-economic inequalities, structural violence, war, disability, trauma, and migration. Applicants might also have expertise in global health security, health rights, law and governance, development, disease surveillance, the politics of health policy reform, biometrics, mental health, or health activism. Strong candidates will possess collaborative and organizational skills based on experiences working with diverse communities through collaborative partnerships (e.g., with non-profits, NGOs, foundations, community-based organizations, schools and/or local governments). We are especially interested in a scholar who takes a broad historical and geographical approach to specific, grounded health problems; who works to understand seemingly “local” issues within global economic, environmental and political processes. Our interests align with the emerging framework of “critical global health” that calls for research attentive to power dynamics and inequality, and in which scholars are accountable to the communities they study.

Applicants should have expertise in global health research, demonstrate a strong commitment to mentoring GCH majors/minors and other undergraduates, to guiding students on appropriate GCH applications, and to developing GCH’s community partnerships. We are conducting another separate search focused on health justice and quantitative research at the same time with a similar timeline for application and assessment. https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF00787 In both searches consideration of potential contributions to the interdisciplinary GCH programming and to diversity, equity, and inclusion will be of paramount importance.

The selected candidate will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service and must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. The selected candidate will hold a 100 percent teaching and research appointment in a department in the Division of Social Sciences and will be expected to teach courses in support of GCH’s goals and contribute to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students. The normal teaching load in the division is four courses over three quarters. The faculty members in the division conduct high quality, cutting edge, interdisciplinary research, and perform university, public, and professional service. The division confers the most undergraduate degrees on campus, and each department has a Ph.D. program.

UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who share these values. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family students. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and must discuss their past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service.

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter - Letter of application discussing research agendas, teaching interests, service experience, and relevant experience with forming collaborative partnerships with organizations
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service. (required) Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements before preparing their application: https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html

Initial screening of candidates will be based on statements of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Research Statement
  • Publication
  • Publication (Optional)
  • Publication (Optional)
  • Pedagogy Statement
  • Student Evaluations of Teaching (Optional)
  • Student Evaluations of Teaching (Optional)
  • Student Evaluations of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)
  • Any updates on this search/requests for additional materials? (Jan 29th) Haven't heard anything (2/10)


LETTERS REQUESTED (2/24)

University of Maryland, College Park - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in (Environmental) Anthropology - Deadline: October 27th, 2019[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, anticipates hiring a tenure track assistant professor for August 2020. The Department of Anthropology is known for its strong theoretical emphasis and is nationally recognized for its applied methodological focus. Our faculty expertise center on three main core programs of focushealth, heritage, and environment. We have a demonstrated commitment to documenting, preserving and transmitting the knowledge of the past, as well as to illuminating and confronting the challenges of the present. Anthropology is unique at the University of Maryland because of our ability to teach smaller than average class sizes, which encourages the development of strong student-faculty mentoring relationships. We have five degree programsBA/BS, MAA, MAA/MHP, MPS (CHRM) and Ph.D., and we continue to attract the best and brightest students.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in the human dimensions of environmental change.

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

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

Geographic area and sub-discipline are open. For best consideration, apply by October 27, 2019

University of Maryland, College Park - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in (Medical) Anthropology - Deadline: October 27th, 2019[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor (at any level within the rank) for August 2020. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in medical anthropology and global health, and a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research collaborations and publicly engaged scholarship. Attention to issues of social and structural inequalities is welcome, as are candidates with experience working with social scientists and public health scholars. Geographic area is open and candidates whose interests expand our current offerings are especially encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have an active research agenda with refereed publications; a history of federal, local, or foundation funding; and a proven record of teaching excellence. Candidates are expected to maintain an active research profile in the anthropology department as well as our interdisciplinary medical anthropology and global health program. Candidates are also expected to have a commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds. We particularly seek candidates who can concretely discuss how their scholarship, teaching, and public engagement work contribute to principles of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in medical anthropology and global health, and a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research collaborations and publicly engaged scholarship. Attention to issues of social and structural inequalities is welcome, as are candidates with experience working with social scientists and public health scholars. Geographic area is open and candidates whose interests expand our current offerings are especially encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have an active research agenda with refereed publications; a history of federal, local, or foundation funding; and a proven record of teaching excellence. Candidates are expected to maintain an active research profile in the anthropology department as well as our interdisciplinary medical anthropology and global health program. Candidates are also expected to have a commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds. We particularly seek candidates who can concretely discuss how their scholarship, teaching, and public engagement work contribute to principles of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Additional Information: Candidates should include the following information for required documents; 1) a cover letter that details their experiences and interests, 2) a teaching philosophy statement, 3) current curriculum vitae, 4) a writing sample, and 5) contact information for three professional references. Electronic submission only to https://ejobs.umd.edu. (Position # 120456). Questions may be sent to the search coordinator, Nadine Dangerfield, 301-405-4737 or at nadine@umd.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Priority will be given to applications received by October 27, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

  • anything from here?
    • Nothing yet as far as I've heard (11/28)
    • Me neither (11/30)
    • Rejection email (12/10) x5

University of Nebraska Omaha - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Medical Anthropology - Reviews begin Nov. 22, 2019[edit | edit source]

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) seeks an Assistant Professor who is a broadly trained, practicing Medical Anthropologist. A PhD in Anthropology or closely related field is expected at the time of appointment, which is August 17, 2020, the first day of the academic year. The successful candidate will teach and develop a range of undergraduate and graduate level courses that contribute to the Anthropology and Health & Society concentrations in our interdisciplinary BA, BS, and MA degrees. This position will also support the interdisciplinary major in medical humanities. Research and teaching interests should be situated in and translatable to a metropolitan North American context. We place significant value on how health and inequality are shaped by racial/ethnic background, class, gender, sexuality, and citizenship as it occurs in clinical and/or community settings. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, students, and communities who can contribute to a climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify experiences in these areas in their submitted materials.

To promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the Medical Humanities, UNO is conducting simultaneous hires in Anthropology, Geography, and Philosophy. The University of Nebraska Omaha’s newly established program in Medical Humanities centers on the role that humanities, social sciences, and healing arts play in enhancing wellness and reducing illness in the lives of patients, families, communities, and health care professionals. To support a vision of a nationally recognized program, UNO seeks faculty with expertise in a Medical Humanities perspective and an innovative research agenda.

Applications for the Medical Anthropology position should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio, and an example of current or recent research. The application is online at https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/, where the cover letter, CV, and transcript should be uploaded. The letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio, and research example should be emailed directly to unosocanth@unomaha.edu. For further information, contact Dr. Daniel Hawkins, Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182, dhawkins@unomaha.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Has anyone been contacted?


University of North Texas - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Applied Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: October 25th, 2019 PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

Location: Denton, TX

"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 2020. The UNT Department of Anthropology is distinguished as part of a unique group of departments offering a Masters in applied anthropology, as well as an undergraduate BA. We emphasize the use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people’s lives in the following areas of focus:

  • 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 experience/ interest in one of these focus areas, with preference given to medical and/or environmental anthropology.

Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate anthropology courses, particularly in one of our focus areas. Other courses may be methodological, theoretical, or of a geographic area.
  • Our department has a strong tradition of online teaching, and the successful candidate must be willing to teach some distance education courses (in addition to face-to-faceclasses).
  • Be prepared to develop applied field and/or class projects that educate students in anthropological praxis.
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Maintain an active research agenda and contribute to the service of the department, college, and university.

Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in applied cultural anthropology, particularly medical and/or environmental anthropology. An applicant who can bridge the scholarship of current faculty in more than one area and/or with experience in policy will be considered a plus. Preference will also be given to applicants who demonstrate scholarly accomplishments, teaching experience, and experience in anthropological praxis.

Applicants must submit a letter of application describing their research interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, summary of teaching evaluations, and the names of three references with contact information. Applicants must apply online at facultyjobs.unt.edu.

Applications will be received until October 25, 2019, or until the position is closed.

UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE


  • 11/18/19:   Any update on this search?
  • Phone interviews were held last week

University of Pennsylvania, Tenured or TT Professor of Communication in the Area of Media Effects - Sept. 30, 2019[edit | edit source]

Location Philadelphia, PA

Open Date Jul 2, 2019

Description The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member (open rank) to begin fall semester 2020. Applicants’ research and teaching should employ quantitative methods in the study of communication and social influence in the public information environment. Though we will consider strong candidates in all areas of social influence (including political and persuasive/strategic communication), we are particularly interested in health communication candidates. Research expertise in conventional and cutting edge methods are valued; these may include observational, experimental, neuroscientific, or computational approaches. Applicants should also have a track record of (or clear potential for) obtaining external research funds, including federal grants.

Qualifications Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field by the start of the appointment. Candidates who add to our School and University diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is a graduate school of communication theory and research, with 20 full-time faculty and approximately 80 doctoral students representing a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and interests. The faculty also has primary responsibility for an undergraduate communication major within the School of Arts and Sciences.

Application Instructions Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three names of references, and three articles, chapters or other research to Professor John L. Jackson, Jr., Dean, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. For full consideration, applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, September 30, 2019.

Link to Apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/65061  

The University of Texas at El Paso, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology or Cognate Discipline - Deadline: Oct. 1, 2019[edit | edit source]

Location El Paso, TX

Assistant Professor - Sociology or Anthropology

Job Description:
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Department of Sociology & Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociology or Anthropology (and cognate fields). The purpose of this position is (1) to contribute to our strengths in environmental justice issues, the U.S.-Mexico border, and social inequality, and (2) to contribute to efforts to obtain a doctoral program for the department. All areas of Environmental Sociology or Anthropology will be considered, but we are especially interested in expertise in water, wind or solar energy and their effects on local/indigenous communities, borders, land rights, and sustainability issues. Faculty with research interests that will benefit from our primarily Latinx student population are especially encouraged to apply.


Requirements:
A Ph.D. in Sociology, Anthropology (or cognate fields); published research; potential to attract external funding; and the ability to teach and direct graduate research, with a high level of productivity.


Additional Information:
Hiring decisions are subject to budgetary approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.  

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.  

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at eoaa@utep.edu.


Application Instructions:
Interested candidates must submit: 1) letter summarizing qualifications and fit within the department and program; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research interests; 4) statement of teaching philosophy; and 5) relevant reprints or pre-prints (no more than three); 5) complete contact information for three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, you may contact Jayajit Chakraborty, Search Committee Chair at jchakraborty@utep.edu.

Application Review Date:

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

About The University of Texas at El Paso:

Set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert, The University of Texas at El Paso is located along the U.S.-Mexico border in one of the world's largest binational communities. UTEP's award-winning, sustainably designed campus landscape and unique Bhutanese architecture create an energizing and tranquil oasis in the bustling El Paso-Juárez metroplex of 2.7 million residents. El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has been named among the safest large U.S. cities. El Paso experiences almost 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The City of El Paso is adjacent to the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest, such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.

About the Department

The UTEP Department of Sociology & Anthropology is the historical home of the field of U.S.-Mexico Border Studies and had a major role in the growth of border studies as a global academic field. The department has 16 tenured and tenure-track faculty members. We have an active M.A. program and a vibrant research agenda especially concerned with Latinx Studies, U.S.-Mexico Border Studies, immigration, crime, environmental justice, social inequality, race/ethnicity, gender, health issues, and the US Southwest. Link to Apply

https://utep.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=114046

  • 10/27 - anyone  hear anything?
  • 11/26 - No word here.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley: Assistant Professor of Anthropology (TT) - Nov. 17, 2019[edit | edit source]

Location: Brownsville, Texas

Open Date Oct 17, 2019

Close Date Dec 17, 2019

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociocultural anthropology at the assistant professor level, beginning on 1 September 2020. The department seeks a candidate whose work complements the existing strengths of the department and who can make contributions to our undergraduate major in anthropology, our concentration in Global Health and Migration, and our Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree. We encourage applications from individuals with expertise in health, migration, the theoretical framing of borders, and community-engaged scholarship. The successful candidate will advance these areas while enlarging our departmental presence in the UTRGV Brownsville campus which, together with the Edinburg campus, hosts the Department of Anthropology. Preference will also be given to candidates who can expand students’ involvement in research and who will advance the bilingual, bicultural, biliterate mission of UTRGV. We are very interested in individuals with the potential to teach core courses, and possibly upper-division courses, in Spanish. Applicants should have an active program of research and scholarly publications, documented classroom excellence with innovative course delivery, and demonstrated potential for funded research. This position’s primary location will be the Brownsville campus of UTRGV. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Selected candidates will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities. Applications must be submitted through the UTRGV employment portal.

The university enrolls more than 29,000 students in its graduate and undergraduate programs. UTRGV is located in one of the fastest growing regions of the United States. The department is seeking candidates who are committed to advancing UTRGV’s mission, vision, and values as articulated in the UTRGV Transforming Our World Strategic Plan (https://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/), which includes strong commitments to educational access for a diverse student body; engaged learning involving social justice, civic responsibility, and sustainability; and shared governance; and research that can transform the Rio Grande Valley and the world.

Full Listing and Link to Apply: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/23030 

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The College of Wooster: Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology (TT) - Nov. 10, 2019[edit | edit source]

Location Wooster, Ohio

Open Date Jul 25, 2019

Deadline Nov 10, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description The Sociology and Anthropology Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in sociology or anthropology to begin in August 2020. The primary teaching responsibilities of this position are courses on race and ethnicity in the United States. The successful candidate will also be able to teach an Introduction to Sociology course or a four-field Introduction to Anthropology course, as well as other 200-level electives. The ability to contribute to interdepartmental programs, such as Africana Studies, Urban Studies, or Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, is highly desirable. The teaching load is typically 5.5 courses per year, which includes advising senior theses. Research and geographic specializations are open but must complement existing departmental offerings. This position will also be expected to participate in the College’s First-Year Seminar Program. Candidates should hold or expect a Ph.D. in sociology or anthropology, and prior teaching experience is highly desirable. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations. 

Qualifications Candidates should hold or expect a Ph.D. in sociology or anthropology, and prior teaching experience is highly desirable. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations. 

Application Instructions Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; copies of unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (including teaching philosophy, syllabi and student evaluations, if available) and research (including research statement and writing sample of 25 pages or less); diversity statement; and three reference letters through Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/65967 . The diversity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community.

If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Santha Schuch, Administrative Coordinator, Sociology and Anthropology Department, at sschuch@wooster.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to David McConnell, Chair of SOAN, at dmcconnell@wooster.edu, Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2019.




Any word from them yet?




Rejection Received last week. 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Assistant Professor of Professional Communication (Rhetoric, Writing, Anthropology)[1] Due November 15[edit | edit source]

The Department of Humanities and Arts (HUA) and the Professional Writing program invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor who will serve as the Director of Professional Writing position to begin August 2020. Candidates must have a doctorate in Professional/Technical Communication, Writing and Rhetoric, or related field.

We are searching for a director to provide vision for a growing program. The successful candidate will have a strong background and demonstrated excellence in professional and/or technical communication research and pedagogy. Desirable areas of expertise include the existing departmental strengths in medical and biomedical writing, technical writing and games, and cross-cultural communication. Additional desirable areas of expertise include professional communication as it articulates social justice and human rights; race, gender, and intersectionality studies; or international technical and professional communication.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and names and contact information for three references no later than Nov. 15, 2019. The cover letter should address the candidate’s research, teaching, and administrative philosophy or vision for a Professional Writing program in a STEM university. It should also provide evidence of teaching excellence at the college level and potential for significant publication.

Writing samples and letters of recommendation will be requested when the committee schedules interviews from a short list. Consistent with the MLA timeline, we will conduct Skype interviews in late 2019 and on-campus interviews in early February 2020. Salary is competitive and includes an excellent fringe benefits package.

Writing faculty at WPI belong to a multi-disciplinary Humanities and Arts department.  The project-based STEM curriculum requires extensive writing in junior and senior-year projects, which are often tied to the university’s nationally-known global studies program. Faculty have the opportunity to direct junior-year projects at over 45 different project centers in 25 different countries. Additional information about the Humanities and Arts Department can be found at https://www.wpi.edu/academics/departments/humanities-arts.

WPI, founded in 1865, is one of the nation’s oldest technological universities. WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 4500 and 2080 full‐time and part‐time graduate students enrolled in more than 50 Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. programs. . Its innovative project‐enriched curriculum engages students and faculty in real‐world problem solving, often at one of WPI’s global project centers. WPI is located one hour west of Boston.

The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the WPI academic community.

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

Job announcement link: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Assistant-Professor-of-Professional-Communication--Tenure-Track-_R0000752

Deadline: November 15, 2019




YALE-NUS COLLEGE: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in ANTHROPOLOGY, Due 31 OCTOBER 2019 AAA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[edit | edit source]

Yale-NUS College, a liberal arts college founded in 2011 as a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and Yale University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Anthropology. We seek outstanding applicants in Sociocultural Anthropology. An emphasis on one or more of the following areas would be desirable: political and/or economic anthropology; medical anthropology; environmental anthropology; psychological anthropology; public and/or applied anthropology; and visual anthropology. We welcome applications from scholars working in any region or across regions; expertise in Southeast Asia would be an asset.

Applicants should have a PhD in Anthropology or a related field by the start of their appointment. Candidates should have an outstanding research and publication record for their career stage as well as a demonstrated commitment to effective undergraduate teaching. The incoming faculty member would join a team dedicated to developing and teaching both in the Anthropology Major (see https://anthropology.yale-nus.edu.sg/) and in the College’s flagship Common Curriculum (see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum). Familiarity with the purposes of a liberal arts education and teaching in diverse educational contexts would be helpful. Yale-NUS students represent over sixty nationalities and are among the best in the world.

The appointee will be expected to start at the 2020-2021 academic year. Faculty receive salaries that are on par with the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the world and commensurate with the cost of living in Singapore. They also receive generous research leaves, a substantial start-up grant, and a yearly travel and research allowance; additional funding is possible from Yale-NUS, the National University of Singapore, and Singapore’s Ministry of Education. The College provides institutional assistance with proposal preparation and administration of external grant funding. Most faculty qualify for subsidized faculty housing, either on campus or a short walk away. Yale-NUS College is located in Singapore, a multicultural city of six million that is known for its high quality of life and sits at the heart of a vibrant region.

Applications should comprise the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae, including complete details of all publications; a statement of research interests; a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (including experience with working in a diverse educational community and an explanation about how the candidate can contribute to teaching in the Common Curriculum, the Anthropology

Major, and the College more broadly); and three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS ).

Applications should be submitted via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS. Review of applications begins 31 October 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

For general inquiries, please refer to https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/, or email Enquiry_SocialSciencesDiv@yale-nus.edu.sg.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to continually support these values. For more information about the College, please visit https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg

Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS, they authorise the College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. The College will not use their data for any purposes beyond those relevant to the application process, and that their data remains secure and confidential.

Applicants should have a PhD in Anthropology or a related field by the start of their appointment. Candidates should have an outstanding research and publication record for their career stage as well as a demonstrated commitment to effective undergraduate teaching. The incoming faculty member would join a team dedicated to developing and teaching both in the Anthropology Major (see https://anthropology.yale-nus.edu.sg/) and in the College’s flagship Common Curriculum (see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum). Familiarity with the purposes of a liberal arts education and teaching in diverse educational contexts would be helpful. Yale-NUS students represent over sixty nationalities and are among the best in the world.

Employer will assist with relocation costs.




AAA interviews scheduled

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs[edit | edit source]

Appalachian State University, Part-Time Lecturer (2 openings), May 11, 2020[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for two part-time, non-tenure-track lecturer positions in Sociocultural Anthropology to begin August 1, 2020. The successful candidates will teach a 3/2 load in AY 2020-2021. This will include sections drawn from the Gen Ed courses: Understanding Culture; Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion; and/or Gender, Race, Class. There will also be the opportunity to teach specialty courses for majors that align with the teaching and research interests of the successful candidates and teaching in Summer 2021 is also a possibility. Individuals specializing in political anthropology, the anthropology of media, and/or the anthropology of religion are especially encouraged to apply and the geographical interest area is open. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program (having completed 18 hours) or hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology by the position start date. The selected candidate must be able and willing to offer courses online if required.

Applicants must provide: (1) letter of application; (2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; (3) one set of teaching evaluations (that might include evaluations for a course for which the applicant was a teaching assistant); and (4) a statement on their experience and commitment to diversity. Review of all applications will begin after a priority deadline of May 11, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply. Please email the above materials in a single .pdf to the department chair, Timothy J. Smith (smithtj2@appstate.edu). 

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University is the largest undergraduate-only department of anthropology in the United States with 13 tenure-track faculty and nearly 200 majors. Our faculty expertise, research clusters, facilities, curriculum, and field school programs are described on our website (https://anthro.appstate.edu/).

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Bryn Mawr College, Part-time Instructor or Lecturer, Anthropology, April 10, 2020[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a part-time Instructor or Lecturer in Sociocultural Anthropology to begin August 31, 2020.  We seek a sociocultural anthropologist to teach two courses during Fall Semester 2020 that will include Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology and one mid- or upper-level elective course in the candidate’s topical and/or geographic area of specialty. A Ph.D. in hand by the start of the position is preferred, but ABDs will be considered. Prior teaching experience is preferred.

To apply, please send a detailed cover letter that addresses your teaching and research interests and experiences, a curriculum vitae, a list of elective courses you would be interested in teaching, sample syllabi (no more than 3), and names and contact information (including email addresses) of three references via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/75140. Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women with a vibrant faculty of scholar-teachers, a talented staff and intellectually curious students eager to make a difference in the world. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its students, faculty, staff, and curricular offerings with a particular focus on enhancing ethnic and racial diversity and advancing social justice and inclusion. We believe diversity strengthens our community and enriches the education of our students. We have a student body of 1,350 undergraduates (34 percent are U.S. students of color and 22 percent are international students). There are 310 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. Bryn Mawr College is located in metropolitan Philadelphia and enjoys strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. The Department of Anthropology includes faculty who specialize in sociocultural, medical and linguistic anthropology, as well as biological and archaeological anthropology. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.




---On Interfolio, their application process link seems to be covered up by their EEOS statement. Anyone else seeing that? [3/21]

Sewanee: The University of the South, Visiting Assistant Professor, International and Global Studies/Anthropology, March 15, 2020[edit | edit source]

Job ad: https://jobs.sewanee.edu/postings/4041

The International and Global Studies Program, in conjunction with the Anthropology Department of The University of the South, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 2020. We seek candidates with a PhD or ABD in anthropology and a research focus on globalization. Subfields are open, but preference will be given to those who study capitalism, the environment, gender, and/or immigration. World region is also open, but preference will given to those whose work is focused on Asia.

The person hired will teach 6 full courses, including several electives in their area of expertise as well as one section of an IGS introductory course and one required class for anthropology. 

A successful candidate will exhibit excellence in teaching and a strong potential for successful research and publications.

Please post a cover letter, C.V., sample syllabi, evidence of teaching excellence, graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation* through the online application portal. Please send in full materials by March 15, 2020.

  • Letters of reference may be submitted electronically directly from the referees or via dossier services to Kristen Godsey, Assistant for Finance & Administration, at fachire@sewanee.edu

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

The University of the South’s policy against discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation is consistent with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 34 CFR Part 106, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and 34 CFR 104.7, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008. In addition to contacting the Title IX Coordinator, who is the compliance coordinator, persons with inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 may contact the Regional Civil Rights Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region IV, 61 Forsyth Street S.W., Suite 19T70, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

University of Washington: Lecturer Full-time, Medical Anthropology and Global Health - Jan 15, 2020 [edit | edit source]

Job ad: https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/position-details/?job_id=56382

Position Description: The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for an anthropologist to teach in the area of medical anthropology and global health (MAGH). The criteria for merit evaluation and promotion in this position will be based primarily on teaching and service and not on research. This is a 3-year, renewable, full-time Lecturer position with competitive salary, university benefits, opportunities for promotion, and protection of academic freedom. The appointment will begin in September 2020.

UW Anthropology lecturers engage in teaching, advising, and mentoring and have an annual service period of nine months (September 16-June 15). Other professional duties will include service to the Department and University, most of which will be curriculum-related. The Department of Anthropology is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Members of the Department of Anthropology who participate in the MAGH option maintain strong connections to a variety of other units on campus, including the Center for Teaching and Learning, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Center for Social Science Computation and Research, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, Department of Global Health, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, The Burke Museum, Jackson School for International Studies, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, the Science Studies Network, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities. The University of Washington serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 34% first-generation college students and over 27% Pell Grant students.

Teaching responsibilities are (6) classes over 3 quarters, including a lower division, introductory course that is offered each quarter in Medical Anthropology and Global Health (ANTH 215, a large lecture class with 3 teaching assistants). The remaining courses will include upper division courses that are or can be approved for the MAGH option (see http://depts.washington.edu/anthweb/undergrad/tracks-options/med ).

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a teaching record that includes medical anthropology, the anthropology of health, or anthropological approaches to global health concerns and issues. They will be expected to complement existing expertise in the MAGH program. The successful candidate will have topical expertise in community-engaged and participatory health approaches, intersectionality, ethics, health disparities, or decolonizing approaches to medical anthropology and global health. They must demonstrate strong commitments to integrity, equity, access, and inclusion in their teaching.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate teaching, pedagogical innovation, and introducing students to research.  Applicants must have earned a doctorate, or foreign equivalent, in anthropology or related field, by the date of appointment; however, applicants who have not completed their PhD at the time of application will be considered.

Instructions: To apply, use Interfolio and please include the following items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae highlighting prior teaching experience, (3) up to 3 syllabi, evidence of teaching efficacy, and a list of courses prepared to teach, including at least one large lecture course; (4) a teaching statement describing teaching philosophy, equity in the classroom, awareness of teaching challenges and their possible solutions, the centrality of ethics in teaching, and experience or goals regarding student mentoring in research or other realms. We are especially eager to attract applicants whose teaching foci address the question: In what ways might a decolonizing framework in medical anthropology and global health facilitate the work of challenging the status quo, to create health systems founded on equity, compassion, and social and racial justice?; (5) a vision on diversity statement that highlights how your teaching can contribute to diversity by making higher education accessible to, and relevant for, individuals from underrepresented groups; and (6) the names and contacts for three referees. As a guideline, we are looking for 1-2 pages (single-spaced) for each of the statements. The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Bettina Shell Duncan, search committee chair, Department of Anthropology. Priority will be given to applications received by 5 PM PST, January 15, 2020.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity: The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint
(http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/ ). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code
recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal
opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and
responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432 ).

Apply Now: The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877)997-8807.


Baylor University: Non-tenure track position in Honors College  - No deadline[edit | edit source]

Baylor University seeks to fill a position for a non-tenure track faculty member in the Honors College.  This individual will work with students who are interested in careers in medicine and dentistry.  Rank ranges from Clinical Assistant Professor through Clinical Professor or Lecturer through Senior Lecturer. A terminal degree is the minimum qualification for consideration for this position.  The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate classes each semester in his or her area of specialization and will be expected to serve as a mentor for undergraduate students writing Honors theses and preparing to apply to medical, dental and graduate school.  The ideal candidate will possess one or more of the following areas of expertise: Public Health, Epidemiology, Healthcare Policy, Healthcare Administration, Global Environmental Health, Medical Sociology, Human Biology, Medical Anthropology or Medical Ethics.  Experience in clinical medicine, human health science research, clinical human health research, healthcare administration or health science policy will also be valued highly in a candidate’s application. Qualifications • Earned terminal degree in area of appointment or appropriately related field. • Successful professional experience in this field/area (ordinarily at least 10 years) as a broadly respected practitioner and/or educator. • Seasoned performance and leadership as an outstanding teacher as evidenced in performance evaluations. • Commitment to and/or record of successful direction of honors theses and service on thesis committees. • Distinguished record of contributions and/or leadership in scholarly or practitioner organizations in the field/area. • Meaningful commitment/participation in the community and in a local congregation. • Collaborative and respectful professional relationships with colleague faculty, staff, and clinical partners. • Active mentorship of individual students and/or student groups. The application can be accessed here: https://apply.interfolio.com/67076 . Please provide a letter of interest; current curriculum vitae; transcripts and a list of three references. Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Davidson College: Non-tenure track position in Anthropology-- Review of Applicants begin February 7th. Open until filled [edit | edit source]

Job no: 493244 Department: Anthropology Location: Davidson, NC

https://employment.davidson.edu/cw/en-us/job/493244/visiting-assistant-professor-in-anthropology

The Davidson College Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a two-year visiting position in applied cultural or medical anthropology. The geographic area is open, although candidates with a focus on East Asia or Asian American communities are especially encouraged to apply. The visiting faculty member’s courses and research should complement existing departmental specializations in cultural and biological anthropology and anthropological archaeology, and contribute to our four-field approach to the discipline. Areas of specialization of particular interest are foodways, urbanization, social justice and inequity, political ecologies of health, environmental justice and/or reproductive health. Successful candidates should have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching undergraduates and ongoing research and publication activity that could potentially incorporate undergraduate participation. Preference will be given to scholar-teachers with experience in applied anthropology or medical anthropology. The current teaching load is five courses per year. In addition to courses in their area of expertise, the successful candidate will offer an introductory cultural anthropology course and share periodic responsibility for required theory and methods courses (along with two other cultural anthropologists).

Davidson emphasizes interdisciplinarity, and an ability to offer courses that support Environmental Studies, East Asian Studies, or Health and Human Values is a plus. In addition to teaching, the faculty member may choose to advise undergraduates, direct independent studies, and, when practical, serve as a reader on thesis projects. Appointment begins July 1, 2020. Candidate should have PhD in hand by the time of appointment.

Apply online at https://employment.davidson.edu. The position is open until filled, with a review of applications beginning on February 7, 2020. Application materials should include a cover letter (of no more than two pages) that details the candidate’s research interests and the ways that the candidate’s teaching and/or research will contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, a CV, and writing sample. Candidates who move past the initial screening process will be asked to submit additional materials, including the names and contact information of three references. Queries may be directed to Laurian Bowles, Chair of the Anthropology Department, labowles@davidson.edu.

Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC that is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty members enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and outstanding research facilities. A collegial, respectful atmosphere honors academic achievement and integrity, upholds educational excellence, encourages student-faculty collaborative research, and prioritizes inclusive pedagogy.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

Florida State University: Teaching Faculty I - Cultural Anthropology -- Application Portal Open until end of day Friday,  November 22, 2019.[edit | edit source]

Job Title: Teaching Faculty I, 12 Month Salaried Location: Tallahassee, FL Regular/Temporary: Regular Full/Part Time: Full-Time Job ID: 46444  

Department The Department of Anthropology at Florida State University (FSU) invites applications for a full time, non-tenure track, twelve-month teaching faculty position in Cultural Anthropology in the city of Tallahassee, Florida, beginning Fall 2020. The Department has traditional strengths in the archaeology of the Americas and physical anthropology. Currently undergoing a phase of dynamic growth and with a thriving Master’s Program, we are seeking to augment extant teaching strengths with the recruitment of a full-time Specialized Teaching Faculty member with a record of teaching excellence in Cultural Anthropology. This is a permanent position, renewable at annual intervals (with the potential for 3-5 year contracts depending upon performance), which has university benefits and opportunities for promotion.

Equal Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf

Responsibilities The Department will appoint a 12-month Teaching Faculty I with a specialization in Cultural Anthropology to teach a 4-4-2 load. Primary duties will include courses required for the undergraduate major, courses that satisfy the Liberal Studies for the 21st Century undergraduate requirements, and combined upper-division/graduate courses on topics in the candidate’s research area.

Qualifications Applicants will have a demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and incorporating students into research opportunities through an active research program. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to motivate and inspire students from diverse backgrounds, are essential. We are especially interested in receiving applications from scholars whose work involves an active ethnographic component and/or whose research addresses human-environment interactions, although all applications which meet the criteria outlined will be considered. Within these parameters, geographic focus of research is open. Applicants will hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology at time of application.

Contact Info Please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Tanya Peres (tanya.peres@fsu.edu), with any questions.

  • Committee to start reviewing applications November 1, 2019.
  • Applications accepted until end of day (4:30 pm EST), November 22, 2019.

Pay Plan This is a Faculty position.

Criminal Background Check This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.
Applicants should submit the following application materials as a single pdf: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact details (including e-mail addresses) of three referees.
The cover letter should in particular address the applicant’s record of teaching excellence.

Open until filled This position is being advertised as open until filled.

  • Committee to start reviewing applications November 1, 2019.

Tobacco Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.



  • 4-4-2 is insane. What is this world coming to? [x3]

University of Tennessee (Knoxville) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Cultural Anthropology - Sept. 15, 2019[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a full-time Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow (9-month appointment, with benefits) in cultural anthropology, to begin January 1, 2020. The position is for one academic year and would be renewable for a second year (ie., through May 2021) based on satisfactory performance, curricular need and funding availability.

The successful candidate will have an active teaching and research agenda that contributes to the department’s Disasters, Displacement and Human Rights (DDHR) undergraduate concentration and graduate certificate program. Ability to teach existing undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural anthropology, and new offerings that contribute to the themes of the DDHR program, is necessary. We are particularly interested in candidates who focus on race/racism, identity, and discrimination in relationship to environmental justice and climate change.

The teaching load will be two courses per semester (50% effort), with the other 50% effort devoted to research and service in support of the DDHR program. The latter may include supervising undergraduate and graduate student participation in ethnographic research; promoting the DDHR program’s profile and visibility through multimedia; organizing special events; and assisting in the development and management of an open access working papers series and/or journal. Commitment to mentoring students for both academic and other professional career trajectories, and active participation in departmental life, are expected.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references in digital format to: Dr. Tricia Redeker Hepner, Chair, Cultural Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, at thepner@utk.edu, with a copy to Pamela Poe at ppoe@utk.edu.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment.


---Any word yet? (11/6).

--- Any news? (11/28).


Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY: Visiting Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, 1 year - March 1, 2020[edit | edit source]

The Anthropology Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor position in cultural anthropology beginning September 2020. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community, particularly through their inclusive teaching. We seek a broadly trained cultural anthropologist with fieldwork experience in Asia or who engages with Asian diasporic communities. We seek candidates with topical interests in the areas of diaspora, migration, globalization, political anthropology, visual anthropology, or urban anthropology. The successful candidate will have proven excellence in teaching with theoretical and regional expertise that complement existing department offerings. The position requires teaching 18-credits per academic year (typically 5 courses per year), including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, as well as mid- and upper-level geographic and topical courses. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship and fieldwork, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. The college encourages candidates from under-represented groups and individuals who have demonstrated experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service to apply.

Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for putting academic theory and creative expression into practice. With its relatively small size and 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries. Additional information about the Anthropology Department can be found at skidmore.edu/anthropology.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2020. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the aspects of teaching and research described in the position, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants should include in their letter of interest information about how they will effectively engage with issues of diversity in the classroom as well as on campus or in the broader community. After an initial review of applications, a short list of candidates will be asked to submit additional materials, including academic transcripts, course descriptions, sample syllabi, course evaluations, and a writing sample. References will be solicited at this stage. Zoom interviews with selected candidates will be scheduled following review. Questions concerning the search should be directed to Professor Siobhan Hart, Search Committee Chair shart1@skidmore.edu.

http://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/3818

UNLISTED TT POSITIONS; Deadlines Passed[edit | edit source]

Hi all, I appreciate this page if only so far as a means to occasionally end my miserable waiting on various applications. As someone who has been on the market several times, it seems like participation and content is really down vs. past years and vs. other disciplinary pages--perhaps a symptom of our ever-more depressing job market and some kind of declining solidarity in the face of that. In the spirit of a lurker trying to do my part, here is a catch-all section for stuff that has already passed, but about which we might want updates. I have no information beyond what I've listed.


These positions didn't make the wiki so far:



Shoreline Community College- 

  • any news on this one?  



Alfred State College,  Tenure Track Global Studies

  • job posted sometime in January- anyone heard anything further aboiut this search? 3/6


Harper College, Tenure Track Anthropology.

  • Closed 1/24; phone interviews week of 2/10. Anyone heard about campus interviews (2/18)? 


Miami University of Ohio, Assistant Teaching Professor in International Studies Closed recently and not tenure-track but not listed anywhere on the site.

  • Any news on this one?
  • I haven't heard anything yet (2/27) [x2]
  • 3/2: Heard from the chair of the search committee that they have selected individual for a campus interview. This was in response to a question as to where they are in the hiring process.

Bonn University, Dependency Studies (gender and intersectionality)

Did anyone else apply?

College of Charleston; Environmental Anthropology (sustainability, ethnobotany)

  • Zoom interviews 12/9, 12/11
  • Any campus invites?

Cornell; Economic Anth (further materials requested)

  • Any update on this one? Received request for further materials but nothing else. Assuming they must be at campus visit stage. [They sent another round of rejections last week; I didn't hear anything, wrote to them to inquire, the admin person said the search is ongoing and they'll notify as soon as there is more news 01/11/20]
  • Rejection email 15 November x 2
  • No word on interviews? Or even skype interviews?
  • Posted the 01/11 update above -- just learned from a friend who got a campus interview that they were notified and scheduled a few weeks ago! Those of us who haven't heard must be on some kind of long shortlist & will only get rejection emails after the search is over, I imagine. Annoying, to say the least. 
  • Thanks for this update! This is the one search that I still think about because it initially seemed so promising. Glad to at least know that we're in purgatory. 

Creighton; Sociocultural Anth - skype interview stage completed

  • campus visit scheduled

Fort Lewis College; Sociocultural Anth

  • any news on this?
  • invited for Zoom interview on 1/7 - occurring week of Jan 13 x2
  • any campus invites?
  • Still waiting as of 1/27. Supposed to hear this week or next.
  • Campus visits invite 1/29
  • Rejection email 2/17 x3

University of California Santa Barbara, anth of human migration - guessing they've had interviews. Does anyone know?

University of Chicago; Department of Comparative Human Development (Linguistic/Psychological Anth)

  • Any upates on the U Chicago CHD position??? (12/19). Review was supposed to start 11/1.
  • There was a long list in early December but nothing since.
  • Has anyone heard anything from Chicago? (2/24)

University of North Carolina - Asheville; Assistant Professor of Anthropology (cultural)

  • Skype interview request (01/22)
  • Campus interview scheduled for end of February (2/5)

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Department of Anthropology (Medical Anthropology)

Any update on this one?

  • Request for additional materials, 11/29 x 2
  • Anyone heard back since the additional materials request? (01/12) - Campus visits scheduled (01/17)
    • Has someone travled to the future or is the data a typo?
    • I'd say we're all hoping for the first -- we'll get our invites on Friday ;)
  • Rejection letters (1/23) K
  • Kudos To UNC for taking the time to let applicants know in a timely manner. But 30 people on a long list is just silly. (x 2)
  • Rejection email (April 6)

University of Texas-Austin; Racial Retrenchment

  • rejection email dec 17th x2

This seems to have been reposted in early December. Guess they didn't like the applicants they got.

  • on-campus interview 3/2

University of Virginia; Sociocultural Anthropology     

  • Has anyone heard from UVA?
  • Nothing here 12/29

Nothing here 1/2/20 Request for Zoom interview 1/3/2020; interviews were 1/7 and 1/8 Request for more materials on 1/9. Campus visits ending by March 1- 4 finalists.

University of Washington; Medical Anthropology

  • Add'l materials requested 1/17
  • Zoom interview scheduled 1/24
  • Zoom interview 2/3

Northern Michigan University; Sociocultural Anthropology

  • 1/3: Has anyone gotten updates on this position?
  • Deadline was extended from 12/06 to 1/16
  • 2/6: Rejection email received


McMaster University - Has anyone heard about this search? As far as I can tell it's not anywhere on the wiki.....

  • Has anyone heard from/applied to McMaster? Any updates?
  • I got a request for letters that were due 12/13, but I haven't heard back since.
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