CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY JOBS - 2020-2021


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Emory University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology (Review of applications will begin on November 1, and applications will be accepted through December 1, 2020.)--Additional Materials Requested.[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) invites applications for two tenure track positions in cultural anthropology to begin Fall 2021. We seek scholars at the rank of assistant or associate professor who address contemporary issues of pressing concern. Broadly speaking, our hiring focus will prioritize interest in and theoretical engagement with race, power, difference, and inequality, activist anthropology, ethics and humanitarianism, and social movements.  We are particularly interested in anthropologists who work in one or more of the following areas (listed alphabetically): food insecurity and environment; gender and sexuality; migration, borders, and refugees; and well-being, health, and mental health.

Candidates should be willing and able to regularly teach general courses in cultural anthropology along with courses in their area of expertise both at undergraduate and graduate levels. They also should be willing to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must have a doctoral degree, excellent research record, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching.  

Applications should include cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement, teaching statement, a statement about teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds, and complete contact information for three references. The Department of Anthropology, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and Emory University embrace diversity and seek candidates who will participate in a climate that attracts students of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, genders, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. This search is part of an exciting new hiring initiative to diversify faculty across the College of Arts and Sciences with prominent hires in the consonant areas of African American Studies, Sociology, History, Philosophy, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, and applications will be accepted through December 1, 2020. To apply for this position, please submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/79206

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, non-binary individuals, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/79206%20

  • Request for more materials (recommendations) (12/8) (x4)
  • for those that received requests for more info, when did you submit initial app? thanks!
  • I submitted my app on 11/19 and was asked for letters 12/7.(x2)
  • Any updates?
  • Any updates? (2/1)
  • I received a LOR request on 12/8 and radio silence since then - anyone receive correspondence since early December? Do we think the search is cancelled or stalled? (2/17)
  • Short list interview (1/28)
  • Short List Interview (1/29) - told to expect news by end of Feb

Furman University: Assistant/Associate/Professor in Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity (Deadline: Dec 28, 2020)[edit | edit source]

Furman University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create an anti-racist community through inclusive excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming. Numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals, including: historic projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a proposed major in Africana Studies.

Position commences in August 2021. Candidate must be committed to developing high-impact, engaged learning experiences for undergraduates (see The Furman Advantage for more on this campus-wide priority). Candidate should engage with critical questions in anthropology, including critical race theory, and demonstrate attention to the broader context of anthropology in contemporary society. Secondary field specialization is open. A successful candidate will be active in ethnographic field work and be eager to direct undergraduate students in fieldwork projects, community-based projects, and/or study away programs. Commitment to locally engaged anthropology, social justice, and sources of inequality is highly desired. We seek a candidate excited to contribute to the growth of anthropology and the new proposed Africana Studies major at Furman.

Furman’s teaching load is 3-2.  In addition to courses in the candidate’s areas of specialty, candidate will ideally be prepared to teach Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity, Cultural Anthropology, and anthropological theory and methods.

Candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and to assist the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence.  Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF in the order listed: a letter of interest, C.V., diversity statement, and complete contact information for three references. The diversity statement should describe how the candidate’s teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.

https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Assistant-Associate-Professor-in-Anthropology-of-Race-and-Ethnicity_R001038

-interview invitation (01/08)

-any updates? (1/31)

-offer declined (2/19)

Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service: Assistant Professor of Security and Emerging Technology (Deadline: November 1, 2020)[edit | edit source]

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of security studies with a focus on the intersection of emerging technologies (and specifically artificial intelligence) and international security. This will be the inaugural hire for the Gracias Family Chair in Security and Emerging Technology. Candidates from all relevant disciplines are invited to apply, but must have a demonstrated track record of scholarly research focused on the implications of artificial intelligence for international security. The ideal candidate would have enough relevant technical skills in the area of artificial intelligence to teach courses in the subfield of international security affairs; apply the relevant technical knowledge in his or her research and publications; and have the scholarly trajectory to make a major contribution to this emerging field.

Qualifications The search committee welcomes applications from a diverse representation of scholars who at a minimum expect to complete their Ph.D by the time of appointment for the 2021 fall semester.

The position will be based in the interdisciplinary SFS Security Studies Program (SSP) with the potential for affiliations with the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program (STIA) and the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET).  Application Instructions To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a representative writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and if possible, evidence of teaching record (syllabi, course evaluations, etc.). SFS is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses how they would contribute to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, and service in the SFS and reflects on their teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/78871. Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted no later than November 1, 2020.  Invited interviews will occur shortly thereafter.

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. Michael Green, search committee chair, at mjg73@georgetown.edu.


The Juilliard School - assistant professor of liberal arts and anthropology (review begins April 6, 2021)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Liberal Arts at the Juilliard School seeks applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track, assistant professor. Successful applicants will teach in the department’s writing, core, and elective curricula. Candidates must have experience in teaching First Year Composition and must be dedicated to the department’s core curriculum, which emphasizes critical reading and writing, cross-cultural thinking, and the humanities and social sciences. A disciplinary specialization in the social sciences, especially political anthropology, cultural anthropology, sociology, geography, or social psychology, is preferred. Opportunities to teach electives in the field of specialization will be provided. The ideal candidate will demonstrate skills in interdisciplinary and collaborative pedagogy. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand upon application, must have significant teaching experience as instructor of record and the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, and administrators) with diplomacy and tact.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses per year. While Juilliard does not grant tenure, new faculty can expect, after two years of service on annual contracts, to earn renewable three-year contracts.

Applicants should submit:

1. a letter of interest that includes a brief discussion of teaching experience, current scholarship, and approaches to teaching and research

2. a curriculum vitae

3. a more detailed statement of teaching philosophy, including an explanation of the manner in which a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging translates into classroom practice (2 pages or 1000 words max).

All materials should be received by April 6, 2021; materials can be submitted online at https://www.juilliard.edu/jobs, under job "faculty - liberal arts core/writing." Late applications may be considered until the position is filled. After an initial review, some applicants will be asked to submit letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Finalists will be asked to perform a teaching demonstration. Interviews will be held by videoconference. Receipt of materials will be acknowledged by email.

Juilliard Statement on commitment to EDIB: The Juilliard School has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness throughout the community and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the School's faculty. For more information, please see the following link: https://www.juilliard.edu/school/equity-diversity-inclusion-and-belonging


--Did anyone see a slot for uploading the required Teaching Statement? I just saw ways to upload CV and cover letter. (3/21)

--I'm not sure if you figured this out, but I just chose to merge my cv and teaching statement and upload it in the 'resume' section.

-- Is there any news? (4/22)

--Request for additional info received (4/10), no word since (4/23).

- Is there any news about this one?




Kalamazoo College: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY (Deadline: Oct. 1, 2020)[edit | edit source]

Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level in the Anthropology and Sociology Department. A focus on international political ecology and the ability to teach a quantitative research methods course are required. As a truly joint department, all courses offered seek to blur the boundaries between the two disciplines.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, including contributing to the College’s “Shared Passages” core curriculum (first-year, sophomore, and senior seminars), a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both in and out of the classroom. Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline (or evidence it will be completed by September 1, 2021) is required. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches will be effective in attracting and retaining underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience.  Kalamazoo College is on the trimester system and the teaching load is two courses per trimester.

Kalamazoo College, home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1,450 motivated students, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences (www.kzoo.edu). The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit, and the Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by October 1, 2020, will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled.  Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, description of scholarly interests, a diversity and inclusion statement, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format at www.kzoo.edu/search/anso.  Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

-- Anyone hear from Kalamazoo?

-They had job talks last week (1/31)

Kennesaw State University -- TT Assistant Professor -- Cultural Anthropology (Deadline: January 4, 2021)[edit | edit source]

I didn't see this job get posted on this feed. I can no longer access the job description, but I was wondering if anyone applied and if they've heard anything? I know that they had phone interviews at the start of last month (Feb).-- (3/9)

4/6 I applied and never heard anything one way or another, but I know that an offer has been accepted.

Leiden University (Netherlands). Assistant Professor. Digital/Audiovisual/Multimodal (Deadline Feb 21)[edit | edit source]

Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (CADS) at Leiden University studies the everyday practices of individuals, groups, and communities worldwide, to situate them within complex global challenges. Our CADS research program Global Vulnerabilities and Social Resilience focusses on three areas of research: Sustainability, Diversity, and Digitalization. At CADS we propagate a signature methodology consisting of a unique mix of qualitative, quantitative, digital and visual methods grounded in ethnographic fieldwork. We do this research along both disciplinary and interdisciplinary lines, together with our academic and preferred societal partners. The CADS teaching program is home to a vibrant student community consisting of as many as 25 nationalities. Diversity is key to who we are and what we do; in creating an inclusive learning environment where a diversity of experiences and perspectives is fully supported, in our own research and in appointing research and teaching staff.

We intend to strengthen our research and education in the field of digital, audiovisual, and multimodal anthropology and for that reason we aim to complement our team with an assistant professor in this field. We offer a temporary position for one year starting 1st July 2021. Depending upon performance and budget, the appointment can be extended for a second year with a view to permanent employment. A permanent appointment may be possible after the temporary term depending on good performance and available budget. Conditions of good performance, consistent with the selection criteria, are set at the beginning of the contract.

Please submit online your application no later than 21 February 2021 via the blue button of our application system. The selection procedure will take place mid-march. Selected candidates will be invited for an (online) interview and job talk with presentation for the CADS team. You are kindly requested to be available in this period.

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/vacatures/2021/q1/21-039-8353-assistant-professor-digital-audiovisual-and-multimodel-anthropology?fbclid=IwAR1G7ZIepYlpRkoU3hNQWBkq_sWpmXlGVWsavJ5qHvi2Fam9IdYm0qPQtuE

Applications should include:

  • A one-page statement of interest indicating the names of your two referees (cover letter);
  • A CV with list of your publications;
  • A one-page research statement covering your current and future research plans;
  • Two articles or papers, plus other possible formats you have been working on;
  • A one-page diversity statement in which you briefly explain, based on your own experiences, how you aim for an inclusive teaching environment which benefits the performance of all students. You are encouraged to include sample syllabi and teaching evaluations.

Please ask your two referees to submit recommendation letters commenting on your professional qualifications and suitability for the position.


Miami University - Assistant Teaching Professor (Deadline February 24, 2021)[edit | edit source]

Job Summary:

Assistant Teaching Professor/Assistant Lecturer beginning August 2021. Assistant Teaching Professor /Assistant Lecturer will primarily teach undergraduate courses in International Studies, with an opportunity to teach other interdisciplinary courses in the department; advise students; and provide professional service to the department and institution. Teaching Professors/ Lecturers in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies are expected to make service contributions in such areas as advising, curriculum development, assessment, work with student organizations, and programming. While the position is not tenurable, it is renewable, and there are opportunities for promotions that include longer-term contracts. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. for appointment as Assistant Teaching Professor by date of appointment or Master’s degree for Assistant Lecturer. Degree should be in Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science or a closely-related field, including interdisciplinary degrees appropriate for teaching Global and Intercultural Studies courses.

The position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship. Desired Qualifications: Consideration may be given to candidates with prior teaching experience at the college level, as well as those with interest in contributing to supervision of undergraduate student research and field-based experiences. Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in the application. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Carl Dahlman at [[1]]. EO/AA Statement/Clery Act: Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [[2]] or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223. Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin February 24, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Benefits Eligible: Yes

  • Did anyone else apply for this job? If not, then it will spare me obsessively checking this site every five minutes.
  • Yes (3/10) 2x
  • 3/24: Any movement? When this posting was active last year (before it was cancelled due to the pandemic) that had selected candidates for campus visits by one month after the closing date. All I know is that they haven't made an offer yet.
  • Nada. I assume they are well underway. 3/30
  • 3/30: Got verification from the search committee chair that they are nearing the end of the hiring process (he didn't specify but my guess would be campus visits or bargaining on an offer).

Mount Saint Mary's University - African American Cultural Studies[edit | edit source]

The College of Liberal Arts of Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, is conducting a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of African-American Cultural Studies. Beginning in Fall 2021, the successful candidate will also guide the African and African-American Studies minor. We desire someone who can diversify and complement the existing strengths and course offerings of the College of Liberal Arts. Applicants with doctoral degrees in cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, English, history, or a relevant field are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include the courses Foundations of African and African American Studies, Race and Ethnicity, and other 200- and 300-level courses relevant to the candidate’s field of specialization. The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in hand by August 2021, lived experience as part of a traditionally underrepresented group, published scholarly work in African-American studies, and demonstrated a student-centered philosophy consistent with teaching at a liberal arts college.

Mount St. Mary’s seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our Catholic identity. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the university’s Catholic liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation (at least two addressing teaching abilities). Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be sent to: resume@msmary.edu

Contact Timothy Fritz, Search Chair, at fritz@msmary.edu with questions.

North Carolina State University: Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology with a focus on Medical Anthropology (Deadline: October 10, 2020)--Position filled[edit | edit source]

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is accepting applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) appointment as a cultural anthropologist with a focus on medical anthropology to begin Fall 2021. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology by start date (anticipated 8/16/2021); strong record or promise of research and publication, including potential for obtaining extramural funding; strong commitment to student mentorship. Teaching load is two courses per semester for research active faculty. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. While specific research topic is open, geographic area of specialization must lie outside Latin America and candidates should have a strong background in ethnographic research. Priority will be given to candidates who can teach qualitative research methods, anthropological theory, and whose research complements existing program strengths by speaking to topics such as health disparities, environmental and occupational risk, physical trauma, as well as transnational aspects of illness and healthcare. The Anthropology program at NCSU values a holistic approach, and candidates with the ability to reach across sub-disciplinary boundaries are especially welcome.  Formal screening of applications will begin October 10, and will continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must apply online by going to http://jobs.ncsu.edu and search for Job Number 00001036 under “Search Jobs”

All applicants should submit a vita and a cover letter. The vita should include the names of three references and their email addresses. The cover letter should describe qualifications, research agenda, and teaching interests and philosophy. Applicants may be contacted for additional materials such as writing samples and evidence of effective teaching.

North Carolina State University is the largest public university in North Carolina. Located in Raleigh at the heart of the Research Triangle, it offers an excellent quality of life. NCSU is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer welcoming applications from members of under-represented groups and all persons, without regard to sexual orientation.

(10/19) found that my application status changed to 'No longer under consideration'.

§  The 8 long-listed candidates were interviewed and submitted supplementary materials last week (week of October 26)

1/29 - Position filled

Penn State - Curator of the Matson Museum in Anthropology and Director of Outreach - Deadline: 15 Mar. 2021[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University seeks an energetic and creative colleague for the position of Curator of the Matson Museum of Anthropology and Director of Outreach at the rank of Researcher, Assistant or Associate Research Professor. This non-tenure track position reports to the Head of the Department of Anthropology and works closely with an advisory committee of department faculty to plan and implement museum programming. The individual in this role oversees all museum-related activities including curation and digitization of museum and teaching collections, development and management of exhibits, and coordination of educational and outreach efforts. The ideal candidate will develop innovative approaches to the curation, exhibition and engagement of anthropological collections that celebrate the diversity of human cultures, biology, and experiences and foster an inclusive educational environment. Candidates whose work and vision engage principles of decolonization, knowledge and heritage repatriation, and community building are particularly encouraged to apply, as are candidates with a demonstrated commitment to collaborating with Indigenous and descendant communities.

  • Applied: x3
  • 4/15 - Any updates?
  • 5/6 - Received request for first round interview
  • 5/26 - Received request for second round, follow-up interview


Rice University -- TT Asst. Prof. - Deadline: October 15, 2020--Long List Interviewed[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin July 1, 2021. As part of a university-wide effort to support the newly-created Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) at Rice University, we seek a sociocultural anthropologist who works on political and legal anthropology, economic anthropology, and/or political economy in relation to contemporary issues in Africa and the African diaspora. Candidates whose work intersects with science and technology studies are welcome. Candidates' research will focus on the structural and/or historical factors that shape political, legal and economic conditions globally, including, but not limited to, legacies of exploitation, racism, and white supremacy. In addition to this thematic specialization, we are looking for a colleague who can contribute to teaching requirements in our graduate and undergraduate programs, including, but not limited to, decolonial, postcolonial, or other critical approaches to theory. In tandem with our department's strengths, the new colleague would hold a track record of methodological innovation in anthropological ethnography. We are committed to an expansive understanding of African and African diaspora studies as a field of research and theoretical innovation that belongs to the center of our field, not to its margins. Faculty members are expected to perform research, publish scholarly articles and books, and to keep up with current research in the field. They also teach classes at the graduate and undergraduate level, supervise and grade student work, and serve on committees within the university, in addition to performing service to the profession at large.

The position is approved at the Assistant Professor rank, but exceptional applicants at a more senior level may be considered, subject to university approval. Candidates must currently have a Ph.D. or complete the Ph.D. by July 1, 2021. Candidates should submit a) a cover letter that presents the candidate's research, teaching trajectory and future plans, b) a CV, c) two writing samples, and d) the names and contact information of three references. Reference letters will be requested from candidates on the long list only. Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Please address any questions you might have about this search to the committee chair, Prof. Andrea Ballestero, aballes@rice.edu.

-long list email received (11/3)

Southwestern University: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: January 27, 2021[edit | edit source]

Description: The Anthropology Program (as part of the Sociology and Anthropology Department) at Southwestern University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Cultural Anthropology to start August 2021. We welcome any applicants who can extend our curriculum beyond the regions and topics that our current faculty cover:  Latin America and the Caribbean, Environmental Anthropology, and the Anthropology of Religion. We are particularly, but not exclusively, interested in candidates who have a Texas or U.S. focused research agenda that can readily include undergraduate students. Because our institution is a small liberal arts college, we especially welcome candidates who could participate in interdisciplinary programs such as Race and Ethnicity Studies, Feminist Studies, International Studies, who would be open to developing close teaching and scholarly relationships with other relevant departments and programs, and who would be interested in contributing courses to the general education curriculum. We are most focused on bringing in a colleague who is passionate about being a teacher-scholar in the liberal arts context, who is committed to social justice, and who would be poised to closely mentor the diverse range of students we attract. Our department has been at the forefront of Southwestern’s work towards increasing and fostering diversity, inclusion and belonging throughout the University and we seek candidates who are also committed to this work. We are committed to supporting and mentoring our new tenure track hire, ensuring that they can thrive as they move along the tenure track at SU.

Qualifications: Faculty at Southwestern are expected to teach a standard course load of five courses per year (either 2-3 or 3-2), maintain an active research agenda, as well as participate in university governance, departmental collaboration, and academic advising. The successful candidate will teach 2-3 sections of introductory cultural anthropology courses each year, rotate between approximately three different upper level electives in their areas of interest, and alternate between teaching the major-only mid-level core theory and method course and the senior research seminar. Candidates must have a PhD in Anthropology, a demonstrated record of commitment to and excellence in teaching undergraduate students, a demonstrated commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups, including racially minoritized students, and cultivating inclusion and belonging, and an active research agenda.

Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/81248

  • Applied (x1)
  • Rejection email (3/10). There were 125 applicants. I appreciated the context that the chair provided in her email. (x2)
    • I wish they could have been more explicit in the job posting that they won't even consider ABDs, but I guess I should just expect that will probably be the case for all TT jobs... sigh

Swarthmore College - TT Asst. Prof. - Deadline: September 10, 2020--Long List Interviewed[edit | edit source]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Social/Cultural Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level.

We seek applicants who specialize in the anthropology of Latin America and /or Latinx populations in the Americas, with interest in teaching Ethnographic Methods.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty

Qualifications The successful candidate will have a PhD in hand by August 2021, an exciting research agenda, and dedication to teaching undergraduate students in a liberal arts context.

Application Instructions Please submit a cover letter that includes your teaching philosophy and an up to date CV by September 10, 2020. Please address any questions you may have to Farha Ghannam, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at fghanna1@swarthmore.edu.

Apply at apply.interfolio.com/76517

- Anyone heard anything on this? Seems late in the game to still be waiting on notifications of the long short list (Oct. 13)

-I haven't heard anything. (10/13)

- Rejection email (10/14). x3

- long-list interview (10/14)

University of British Columbia: Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology (Deadline: October 23, 2020)--Job Talk Stage[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in sociocultural anthropology specializing in theoretical and/or ethnographic approaches to the study of race and racialization and/or queer theory. Regional focus is open, though the department has identified a strong interest in scholars working in Asia, the Middle East and/or Oceania.

The Department has a long tradition of community engagement and collaboration with the people with whom we conduct research and preference will be given to scholars whose record reflects a similar commitment. We are actively seeking to recruit from a diverse pool of applicants. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous scholars and from minority groups underrepresented in post-secondary institutions in North America. The start date for the position would be July 1, 2021. While a Ph.D. is preferred, applicants who will have successfully defended the Ph.D. dissertation by the position start date will be considered.

Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply through the Department of Anthropology portal, please click here to apply (Job ID #38135)

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following in the order listed (single PDF file).  Only complete applications will be considered:

  • a letter of application;
  • a curriculum vita;
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • a one-page statement about the experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion;
  • and a list of 3 references.

Inquiries should be addressed to The Head, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1; [[3]]

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

-Letters requested 11/17

--any news after the letter request?

--they invited people to the campus interviews and job talks, which happened this week. didn't send out rejections yet though. sorry!

-- Any updates? (2/8)

University of California, Irvine (Dept of Gender and Sexuality Studies): Assistant Professor in Global Racial Studies; Deadline Nov 15.[edit | edit source]

Assistant Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies in Black Feminist Theory and Cultural Studies

The Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Irvine seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies with a focus on Black feminist theory and cultural studies. Open to a variety of interdisciplinary and methodological approaches that foreground: media, technology, data, surveillance, digital activism; critical studies of race, gender, sexuality and Black feminist theory, including Black queer/trans/sexuality studies; Black feminism in the global south; Black diaspora studies; critical race theory; decolonial feminisms; or disability studies to complement Department’s existing strengths in feminist transnational analysis, critical interdisciplinarity, and cultural theory.

Applications completed by November 15, 2020 will be granted full consideration. The recruitment will close on November 22, 2020. Submit the following materials via UC Irvine’s on-line application system, AP Recruit, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF06402: a Curriculum Vitae, a Research Statement, a Reflective Teaching Statement, a Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement, a writing sample (30 pages) and a minimum of three reference letters. Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2021.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence.

University of California, Irvine (Dept of Global and International Studies): Assistant Professor in Global Indigenous Studies; Deadline Nov 1.[edit | edit source]

Assistant Professor in Global Indigenous Studies; https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06367

The Department of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. We are looking for outstanding scholars involved in critical, interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to global Indigenous issues. Applicants should address explicitly how global perspectives are deployed and/or local-global dimensions feature in their research. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline in the social sciences or humanities. Candidates should have an outstanding record of research, publication, teaching and professional service.

The candidate will be participating in an innovative, transdisciplinary and diverse intellectual environment and developing curriculum around global theory, non-western epistemologies, and pressing regional and transnational issues manifesting in the lives and experiences of people. See department website at: www.globalstudies.uci.edu

Completed applications must include: a cover letter highlighting qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, statement of research, up to three publications, and three letters of reference by the deadline. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials.

Interested candidates should apply online at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06367 Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.

Preference may be given to those candidates who demonstrate a sustained commitment to advance equitable access to higher education, and who have performed public and university service that addresses the needs of underrepresented minority populations.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Department Chair, Eve Darian-Smith via email to [[4]]

JOB LOCATION Irvine, CA

REQUIREMENTS Document requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are made a tentative offer to a Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form: https://ap.uci.edu/wp-content/uploads/AuthReleaseForm.pdf
  • Publication #1 - Please provide 3 recent publications. (Optional)
  • Publication #2 - Please provide 3 recent publications. (Optional)
  • Publication #3 - Please provide 3 recent publications. (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required


University of California, Irvine (Dept of Global and International Studies): Assistant Professor in Global Racial Studies; Deadline Nov 1.[edit | edit source]

Assistant Professor in Global Racial Studies; https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05186

The Department of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. We are looking for outstanding scholars involved in critical, interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to structural racism as a pressing global issue. We are especially interested in candidates engaging in critical approaches to racial capitalism, Black Internationalism and Black geographies. Applicants should address explicitly how global perspectives are deployed and/or local-global dimensions feature in their research. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline in the social sciences or humanities. Candidates should have an outstanding record of research, publication, teaching and professional service.

The candidate will be participating in an innovative, transdisciplinary and diverse intellectual environment and developing curriculum around global theory, non-western epistemologies, and pressing regional and transnational issues manifesting in the lives and experiences of people. See department website at: www.globalstudies.uci.edu

Completed applications must include: a cover letter highlighting qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, statement of research, up to three publications, and three letters of reference by the deadline. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials.

Interested candidates should apply online at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05186 Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.

Preference may be given to those candidates who demonstrate a sustained commitment to advance equitable access to higher education, and who have performed public and university service that addresses the needs of underrepresented minority populations.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Department Chair, Eve Darian-Smith via email to [[5]]

JOB LOCATION Irvine, CA

REQUIREMENTS Document requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are made a tentative offer to a Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form: https://ap.uci.edu/wp-content/uploads/AuthReleaseForm.pdf
  • Publication #1 - Please provide 3 recent publications. (Optional)
  • Publication #2 - Please provide 3 recent publications. (Optional)
  • Publication #3 - Please provide 3 recent publications. (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

Updates:

Applied: 1X

12/1: Anyone heard anything?

1/5: Still no updates? Has the search been cancelled?

3/15: Still no updates-- anybody else heard anything?

University of Connecticut: Assistant/Associate Prof of Environment and Human Interactions - Deadline 15 Dec. 2020[edit | edit source]

The University of Connecticut’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for four positions at the level of Assistant Professor and two positions at the Associate or Full Professor level, as part of a cluster hire in the Environment and Human Interactions. The Department of Anthropology is particularly interested in candidates whose research, teaching, activism, and community engagement activities are inherently inter-disciplinary and address specific drivers of human impacts of climate change, as well as the environmental impacts of current human behavior at local and global scales. Focus areas could include community-level disaster preparedness strategies, risk assessment and vulnerability to natural hazards, environmental links with our planet’s health, natural resource management, environmental injustice, and/or long-term environmental sustainability.

This cluster hire promotes meaningful engagement among physical, natural and social scientists through the potential for collaborative teaching, research, and outreach initiatives. Individuals should have research and teaching interests focused on one or more of the following areas: Analytical/Environmental Chemistry, Marine Sciences/Oceanography, Geography, Environmental Anthropology, Environmental Politics and Sustainability, Environmental Policy, and/or Environmental Inequalities and Justice. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong program of research and publication. Applicants may be hired in the following departments: Anthropology, Chemistry, Geography, Marine Sciences, Political Science, Public Policy, and/or Sociology.

Link: https://careercenter.aaanet.org/jobs/14076440/assistant-associate-or-professor-environment-and-human-interactions

Updates:

  • 12/21: "Additional Information Requested" - prompted to select a department to review my application. Not clear if this went out to everyone who applied, or selected candidates. Anyone else apply to this?
  • I also received the additional info request today for department review.

i think the department review notification is automated. I received it weeks back a few days after applying... x2

1/23 Invitation to interview with Anthro dept. received!

Long list being interviewed end of Feb.


University of Illinois, Chicago (Department of Anthropology and the Middle East and Muslim Societies Cluster): Assistant Professor; Deadline April 1.

Description: The Department of Anthropology and the Middle East and Muslim Societies Cluster at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for an assistant professor in Critical Middle East/North Africa Studies and/or Middle East/North African Diaspora Studies beginning August 16, 2021.

Research Areas: We seek to hire an exceptional emerging scholar with broad and innovative theoretical and ethnographic interests in the contemporary Middle East/North Africa and/or Middle East/North African Diasporas. Our priority hiring areas are in political or medical anthropology, or critical geography and/or the intersections of these subfields. We are especially interested in candidates with a critical approach whose work addresses one or more of these themes: transnationalism, critical race and/or empire, militarism/war, social movements, gender/sexuality, energy and climate justice, critical health/medicine, and media/popular culture.  

Teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, advise students, do research in area of expertise, participate in the intellectual life of the university, provide service to the university.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have completed their PhD in sociocultural Anthropology or a closely related interdisciplinary field, by August 15, 2021.

To Apply:

For additional information about the Anthropology department, go to: http://anth.uic.edu. This search is part of the Provost's Cluster Initiative, within the Middle East and Muslim Societies Cluster. For more information, see: https://provost.uic.edu/provost-initiatives/cluster-initiative-to-increase-diversity-and-the-interdisciplinary-culture-at-uic/middle-east-and-muslim-societies/

Inquiries can be sent to search committee co-chairs, Dr. Nadine Naber ([[6]]) or Dr. Tarini Bedi ([[7]]).

For full consideration, applications should be received by April 1, 2021.

Applicants should submit materials to https://jobs.uic.edu.  

Applications must include:

1. A cover letter which succinctly addresses the applicant’s interest in the position, their scholarship, their teaching and service experience, and their commitment to diversity in research and pedagogy.

2. A full curriculum vitae

3. A writing sample not to exceed 40 double spaced pages.

4. Names and email addresses of three academic references who could be contacted for letters of references. Please note, for applicants who are currently ABD, and for whom we solicit letters we would expect the dissertation advisor to clearly certify that the doctoral degree will be conferred no later August 15, 2021.

Context: Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the United States, UIC is a comprehensive urban public research (R1) university with a diverse student body and a strong tradition of support for difference and equality. Part of the University of Illinois land grant higher education system, UIC is among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses; it is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). UIC’s undergraduate population is currently 26.4% Hispanic, 23.1% Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander, 7.9% Black, 35.8% White, 9.3% International, and 4.3% other/unknown. 53% of UIC’s students are low income, and 36% are Pell eligible. While the University of Illinois includes tudents from the Middle East and North Africa in the White category, they represent a significant population of the student body. UIC is also home to the first cultural center serving students from the Arab region, the Arab American Cultural Center.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=142386&job=assistant-professor

University of Nevada, Reno: Assistant Professor, Linguistic Anthropology - Deadline January 24 (recently extended)

Job Description

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track position in linguistic anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a scholar with a strong theoretical and methodological background in linguistic anthropology and an ethnographic approach to the study of language and culture. Preferred areas of focus include: minority/minoritized languages; bilingual and multilingual communities; language, race, and ethnicity; Indigenous languages; language shift, loss, and revitalization; and related fields. All theoretical approaches in linguistic anthropology are welcome, and geographic specialization is open; we encourage applicants who demonstrate willingness for substantive engagement with local communities. Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in linguistic anthropology, periodically teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, and mentor students in our M.A. and PhD program. The teaching load of this position is 2-2, with two pre-tenure course releases. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and collegial 4-field anthropology department at the flagship research institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education.

Link to posting: https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor--Linguistic-Anthropology_R0123165

Required Qualifications

A PhD in Anthropology/Linguistic Anthropology or a closely related field with an ethnographic approach to the study of language and culture. PhD must be in hand by July 1, 2021.

Evidence of an active research agenda through publications and/or grants and/or research plans and potential.

Demonstrated excellence, or clear evidence of potential for excellence, in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Specialization in minority/minoritized languages; bilingual and multilingual communities; language, race, and ethnicity; Indigenous languages; language shift, loss, and revitalization; or related fields.

Evidence of a commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body and to contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus.

Contact Information

Search Chair: Dr. Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology - [[8]]

Search Coordinator: Jeannie Harrison, Office Manager and Assistant to Department Chair - [[9]]

Application Components

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter that addresses research and teaching

3) Contact Information for three professional references

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

Letters of reference and writing samples may be requested at a later stage of the search process.

Updates:

2/8/21 - Preliminary interview scheduled

3.25.21 - completed campus visit


University of Oklahoma: Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology, Health and Environment (deadline January 10)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track position in the sociocultural anthropology of health and environment. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin on August 15, 2021. The ideal candidate will use ethnography to investigate the relationships between environments and the social determinants of health. We are particularly interested in scholars who focus on the ways racial and/or class inequalities intersect with questions of environmental change and human health, broadly defined. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong foundation in anthropological theory, an active fieldwork-based research program, the ability to obtain external funding, and a record of scholarly excellence. Geographic area is open; teaching load is 2/2. The department’s faculty represents the four fields of the discipline and this new hire will ideally help to integrate teaching and research across the sub-disciplines, while contributing to existing strengths in medical anthropology, Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS), and collaborative community-based research. We strongly encourage women and scholars from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology in hand by start date, and an established record of high-quality research and publications commensurate with rank. Candidates must be able to present evidence of excellence in teaching and research or potential for the same. The selected candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, university and discipline.

To apply: please submit a cover letter detailing research and teaching expertise, a C.V., one article-length writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references by January 10, 2021 to https://apply.interfolio.com/81503. Questions about application submissions should be directed to Department Chair Asa Randall.

- Zoom interviews scheduled with long shortlist (1/21-1/29) x3

-- Did anyone get job talk invites yet? [responding -- nothing yet but also wondering. They seemed to suggest we would hear this week][responding. any word? i still have not heard anything. I thought my interview went really well, but nothing so far. They said two weeks.]

-- Campus visits scheduled (2/12)

-- Offer accepted (3/23)

University of Oklahoma: Assistant Curator of Ethnology, Sam Noble Museum & Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology (deadline March 1)[edit | edit source]

The University of Oklahoma seeks a dynamic colleague to fill a tenure-track split position as Assistant Curator of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Museum and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology to begin in August 2021. Review will start on March 1, 2021 and continue until the position is successfully filled.

This position is part of a university-wide strategic shift towards collaborative, convergent research that addresses pressing societal needs. We seek colleagues who will establish innovative, independent, and externally funded research programs; build collaborations within and outside of the University; teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds; and work with colleagues and students toward OU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals. The ideal candidate for the Assistant Curator of Ethnology/Assistant Professor of Anthropology position would be a theoretically engaged sociocultural anthropologist with training in ethnographic research methods, an interest in material culture, an enthusiasm for collaborative work with contemporary communities, and professional museum experience.

The Curator of Ethnology is responsible for curating the museum’s collection of cultural material from around the world, and for interpreting its community, public and intellectual significance through research, exhibits, education and outreach. The Curator’s specialty is open, but preference will be given to an ethnographic focus on North and Central America because the strength of the collection is in these regions. This collection includes a broad range of objects (e.g., traditional clothing, household items, ritual paraphernalia, art), as well as more intangible materials (e.g., images, archives). The Museum ethnology collections also includes objects from East Asia and non-western art, and materials from the Mediterranean including Classical Archaeology (e.g., Greek and Roman artifacts).

In the Department of Anthropology, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses and mentor interns related to museum anthropology, material culture, heritage, cultural awareness, and anthropological theory. The candidate for this position will provide mentorship and instruction in our graduate program as well, and be expected to teach graduate level courses in their specialization. The teaching load is 1:1.

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage.

The Assistant Curator/Assistant Professor will play a vital role bridging the expertise of existing faculty, facilitating wider synergies between the Museum, the Department, and other units on campus or around the State, and bringing all into conversation around some of the major debates in social science and public service today.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology in hand by start date, and an established record of high-quality research and publications commensurate with rank. Candidates must be able to present evidence of excellence in teaching, research, and museum experience or potential for the same. The selected candidate will be expected to curate, interpret, and promote the museum’s collections, teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, museum, university and discipline.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter detailing research, museum, and teaching experience, a C.V., one article-length writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references by March 1, 2021 to https://apply.interfolio.com/82958. Questions about application submissions should be directed to Dr. Janet K. Braun (director.samnoblemuseum@ou.edu) and Dr. Asa R. Randall (ar@ou.edu).

University of Oklahoma: Ranked Renewable Term Faculty Position, General Education Course “Gateway to Belonging” (deadline April 15th)[edit | edit source]

The University of Oklahoma is seeking applications for ranked renewable term faculty for the new university-wide “Gateway to Belonging at OU” course focused on building cultural fluency, understanding our collective experiences and histories, and building an inclusive community.

This new course will be part of the General Education curriculum and is required for all incoming first-year and transfer students, and will help students gain an understanding of the wide range of perspectives, values, and experiences they and others hold, building an intercultural awareness and appreciation of difference that will allow them to interact more effectively with others.

Translation: this is to fulfill the campus mandate for a course on diversity to be taken by all incoming students.

A total of five individuals will be hired across the university in this capacity. Anthropology is one of the potentially desired fields, and if an anthropologist is hired they would be housed in the Anthropology Department and teach one course for Anthropology, in addition to the Gateway program courses (2/2 teaching load).

Many more details of the position are available at https://apply.interfolio.com/85344



Wesleyan University, Department of Anthropology; Assistant Professor (Anthropology of Muslim Worlds); Deadline October 1st.--Long List Interviewed[edit | edit source]

Position Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wesleyan University

Position Details: The Anthropology Department at Wesleyan University invites applications from scholars whose research focuses on the “Anthropology of Muslim Worlds” for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2021. The topical specializations for this position are open, but we have a strong preference for applicants whose work engages one or more of the following: religion and secularism; migration, displacement, and humanitarianism; the state and the law; militarization and everyday life; and activism and social movements. Scholars working in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and South and Southeast Asia, and those doing multi-sited ethnography are encouraged to apply.

The teaching load is 2/2. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory cultural anthropology, core courses in theory and ethnographic methods, as well as specialized courses related to their research. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D.in anthropology within one year of hire.

Application Materials: You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample, (4) statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including (5) teaching statement, (6) course syllabi and (7) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you. Additional Information Any questions may be addressed to Anu Sharma, asharma@wesleyan.edu. Applications received by October 1, 2020 will receive full consideration.

10/15: Any updates on this?

11/01: Interview calls for long list


Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Assistant Teaching Professor, Integrative and Global Studies (Deadline March 1, 2021)[edit | edit source]

JOB TITLE

Assistant Teaching Professor, Integrative and Global Studies

LOCATION

Worcester

DEPARTMENT NAME

Integrative & Global Studies

DIVISION NAME

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

WPI seeks a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor whose teaching, advising, and scholarly expertise will support the evolution and growth of the University's global curriculum including potential graduate programs in community engagement and development, global health, and trans-regional studies.

Faculty support for project work includes classroom teaching, and organizing and advising student research projects around the globe. Over time, faculty will be expected to direct one of WPI's global network of project centers.

Teaching track positions are considered to be continuing positions.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will prepare students for their off-campus research experience by teaching WPI's project preparation course (Social Science Research Methods for the IQP) and advise student projects at WPI's off-campus project centers during at least one of our 8 week terms each year. This person will also have the opportunity to teach in the GPS program and Master's program, depending on interest and need.
  • Over time, the successful candidates will be expected to take a leadership role in directing one of WPI's network of off-campus project centers.
  • Participation in research and scholarly activities is encouraged but not required.

Desired Attributes

  • Experience teaching qualitative social science research methods (or applying them through scientific research), and in conducting and guiding applied field research.
  • Experience engaging students in off-campus experiential learning in diverse organizational settings and diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated ability and enjoyment in collaborating with colleagues from a variety of disciplines and engaging in collaborative knowledge generation.
  • Candidates should have a strong interest in global teaching and learning.
  • Interest in engaging in scholarly research areas such as community engagement, innovation, project-based education, urban planning and change, environmental sustainability, public health, or global learning.
  • Foreign language skills.

Position Requirements

  • A PhD in International Studies or Development, Anthropology, Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Environmental and Sustainability studies or a related field with interest and experience in global studies and project based learning.

How to ApplyFor full consideration, applications, including a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for references should be received by March 1, 2021. FLSA STATUS United States of America (Exempt) 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. To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Assistant-Teaching-Professor_R0001217

About WPI WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more. Diversity & Inclusion at WPI WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

  • 3/24: Just spoke to the administrative assistant. She is expecting a list of names for phone/video interviews later this week and will be emailing those applicants soon (this week or next).
  • 3/30: The search committee has apparently called applicants who they want to interview

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Maine (Deadline March 5th)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Maine invites applications for an academic-year tenure-track position in anthropology with expertise linked to climate change in the Arctic/Sub-Arctic region, with special attention to indigenous peoples. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor, anticipated to begin on August 30, 2021. The ideal candidate will help to address critical research and teaching needs relevant to major challenges facing humanity in the 21st century and may approach these topics from various subfields including political, environmental, or economic anthropology. Candidates examining these issues with attention to race, gender, and social or environmental justice are encouraged to apply, as are those with experience using quantitative and/or GIS methods in teaching and research. This position will strengthen the university’s expertise in the human dimensions of climate change research – a critical need in this signature area. The successful candidate will have an active research program, a record of scholarly excellence, and the ability to obtain external funding. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in UMaine Arctic, an initiative designed to bring together people from diverse backgrounds who share interests in the Arctic  (https://umaine.edu/arctic/).

3/22- Long-list interview scheduled

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


University of San Diego - One Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology
- Open until filled

Department Description: The College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of the University of San Diego. Our philosophy is built on the enduring values of the Catholic intellectual tradition, immersing students in the concepts of free inquiry, diversity and inclusion, ethical conduct and compassionate service. The College aims to establish an academic foundation for students to thrive and gain a comprehensive education, which spans the sciences, arts and social sciences. Through our exemplary liberal arts education and rigorous scholarship, we aspire to not only educate the mind but also develop the whole person.

Detailed Description: The Department of Anthropology at the University of San Diego invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position to begin in August 2021. We seek a broadly-trained Cultural Anthropologist who will participate in undergraduate teaching. The candidate will teach three classes per semester, including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Ethnographic Field Methods, and upper division undergraduate courses in their area of specialty. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach a broad range of courses. We seek applicants with an active program of field research that could be used to engage undergraduate students. Applicants must have teaching experience and be able to teach in-person, remote, and hybrid introductory courses. Teaching modality will be dependent on California guidelines and University policies. The successful candidate must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.

Job Requirements: Applicants must have teaching experience and be able to teach in-person, remote, and hybrid introductory courses. Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary: Commensurate with Experience The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits Special Application Instructions

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and CV to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.

https://jobs.sandiego.edu/en-us/job/494480/visiting-assistant-professor-in-cultural-anthropology

Contact: Jerome Hall, PhD, jeromeh@sandiego.edu

If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

Additional Details: The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community. The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

Mesa Community College - Full-Time Anthropology One-Year-Only (OYO) Faculty - Deadline: May 21st (posted April 28th)[edit | edit source]

Job Title: Anthropology one-year-only (OYO) faculty

Location: Mesa Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-time

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Starting Salary: $45,898 - $88,272 DOE

Grade: 001

Work Schedule: 30 hours per week

Work Calendar: 9 months

Maricopa Summary

Are you looking for a place to work where you can make a real difference in the lives of over 200,000 college students every year? Would you like to be part of an organization that adds $7.2 billion dollars to the economy and supports nearly 100,000 jobs in the fastest growing county in the United States. Whether you’re teaching, working, or learning Make It Happen At Maricopa County Community Colleges!

About Us

What's Currently Happening at Maricopa

• Many of our campuses have received grant awards through the National Science Foundation to improve undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving institutions program (HSI Program).

• Commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and employee groups to create an environment of shared governance

• One of the largest community college systems in the country

• 2020 Healthy Arizona Worksites Program recipient

• Named 19th Best Employer for Women by Forbes

• 2019 No. 42 in Arizona’s Best Employers

Benefits

We’re committed to providing you with a competitive, comprehensive benefits program that provides the care you and your family need to lead healthy and productive lives. Our benefits are designed to provide support for every life stage and lifestyle in our community Benefits & Perks Options

• Paid observed federal holidays

• Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) & 12% Employee Contribution Match

• Paid sick, and personal time (if applicable)

• Multiple health and dental insurance coverage plans

• Teladoc: Reach a doctor 24/7

• Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

• Maricopa Perks & Gears Discount Program

• Employee assistance program (EAP)

• Professional Growth funding (if applicable)

• Tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents (if applicable)

• Maricopa Employee Health & Wellness Program

• Employee recognition opportunities among other perks.

Job Summary:

This is a short-term benefits-eligible position opportunity for academic year 21/22. Teaches introductory anthropology courses, primarily courses in cultural anthropology. Instructs a diverse student population of various ages and backgrounds. Works with current faculty to offer a full range of introductory courses and to offer student engagement opportunities such as field trips and student clubs.

At Mesa Community College, diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. We honor the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, socioeconomic background, immigrant status, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, nationality, and intellectual perspective, enrich the college community. We continuously adapt and respond to differences with a single focus - to create a welcoming, safe, equitable, and inclusive environment that ensures all students and employees have the support and knowledge to succeed and thrive. MCC is committed to building and sustaining a workplace that reflects our community and student population. Our goal is that our students and employees have the knowledge and skills necessary to excel, lead, navigate, and thrive in a diverse world.

Essential Functions:

Instructs a diverse population of students in classroom and online settings

Develops written syllabi/course outlines and course materials; assesses student knowledge of subject matter and prepares and grades exams; maintains academic support hours to assist and advise students

Engages in the academic life of the college by participating in district-wide and campus committees and activities and by contributing to anthropology program student outreach and activities

Develops and enhances knowledge of subject matter taught and individual training skills required to remain current with new trends and developments in the field and to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning through attendance at conferences, courses, seminars, and/or workshops

Min Quals:

The Academic Teaching Fields require the following from an accredited college or university:

1. Master’s Degree in Anthropology or in approved subfield (examples include but not exclusively: Applied Anthropology, Archaeology, Social/Cultural Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Egyptology, Biological Anthropology)

2. EDU 250 - Teaching and Learning in the Community College or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire

Desired Quals:

1. Ph.D. in Anthropology preferred

2. Previous anthropology teaching experience in college level classes

3. Background in cultural anthropology

4. Master’s or higher in Women’s/Gender Studies; or 18 graduate credits in Women’s/Gender Studies preferred

5. Knowledge and/or experience with curriculum and teaching strategies that address the needs of a diverse range of populations including cultural backgrounds, ethnicity, age, gender, disabilities, learning styles, life-style preferences, first generation college, etc.

6. Experience with online and/or hybrid instruction

7. Online and/or face-to-face course creation experience

Additional Requirements:

Unofficial transcripts are required with application materials. Include a copy of your unofficial graduate school transcripts. Official transcripts and verifications of employment will be requested upon hire.

List any courses you have taught as primary instructor and courses on which you have served as a teaching assistant.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter indicating (1) your interest in the position and how you meet the qualifications, (2) a copy of your resume/curriculum vitae (showing courses taught), and (3) your unofficial graduate school transcripts to Dr. Annalisa Alvrus at annalisa.alvrus@mesacc.edu by Friday, May 21, 2021.

Only applications with unofficial transcripts, resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and cover letter addressing how the applicant meets the stated qualifications will be considered.

MCCCD accepts unofficial transcripts for U.S. schools at the time of application. Unofficial transcripts are

submitted as an attachment to the application. Transcripts from non-U.S. institutions must be

translated/evaluated and provided with application material.

EEO Information: Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

Title IX: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." The policy of the MCCCD is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of gender discrimination. Incidents of misconduct should be reported to the college Title IX Coordinator, as outlined in policy, contact information is available at this link Title IX Coordinators.

Clery Act: The Clery Act is a Federal law requiring United States Colleges and Universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Crime reporting data for each of the Maricopa Community Colleges, as required under the Clery Act, is available at this link Clery Act

Albion College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology (USA:MI) - Review to begin immediately (posted 31 March 2021)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology & Sociology at Albion College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Candidates should have experience with and be enthusiastic about teaching 1) a four-field Introduction to Anthropology, 2) an upper-level course on the history, culture, and/or anthropology of Africa, and 3) upper-level courses in their area of expertise, and 4) students from diverse backgrounds.  A Ph.D. is preferred but not required at the time of appointment.  Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching is essential.  Candidates with experience teaching a diverse student population will be given preference. Albion College is an anti-racist institution. This position will actively promote diversity, belonging and equity through critical and compassionate communication and strategic outreach efforts to various students, faculty and staff (e.g., historically under-represented, first-generation, undocumented and DACA students, LGBTQ students). The teaching load is three courses per semester and includes the possibility of contributing to Albion's core curriculum and interdisciplinary programs.

Applied: x1


Appalachian State University (Boone, NC): Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology with Focus on Gender and Sexuality (May 28th initial review)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University seeks candidates for a one-year non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in sociocultural anthropology. Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology by the time of the start date as well as a specialization in gender and sexuality studies. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a salaried position that carries benefits.

The successful hire will teach a 4/4 load that includes courses for both General Education and for the B.S. and B.A. programs of study in the major. Courses will include teaching two general education courses (Gender, Race, and Class and Understanding Culture), core intro course for the major (Cultural Anthropology), and a course based upon their research expertise.

Applicants must provide: (1) letter of application including information about relevant research and teaching goals and experience; (2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; (3) a representative set of relevant teaching evaluations; and (4) a statement on experience and commitment to diversity. All application materials should be uploaded as a single PDF to: https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/28098. Review of all applications will begin after a priority deadline of May 28th, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University has 13 tenure-track faculty and nearly 200 majors. After nearly five years of growth and program building, it is now the largest undergraduate-only anthropology department in the United States. Please visit https://anthro.appstate.edu/ to learn more.

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 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Additional information about the University and the surrounding area is located at www.appstate.edu.

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.

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all. We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or [[10]]. For questions on the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Christina Sornito at [[11]]. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

As a part of the COVID-19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state, and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID-19 pandemic, as necessary.


Bates College (USA:ME) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 07 Feb. 2021[edit | edit source]

Description: The Department of Anthropology at Bates College is seeking to hire a sociocultural anthropologist for a two-year position, starting August 1, 2021. The position has the possibility of being renewed for an additional year. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to the success of historically underrepresented, marginalized and first-generation students are encouraged to apply. The position is open with regards to the area of specialization and region of interest, but we are especially interested in scholars who will expand the department’s curriculum and course offerings. Given the interdisciplinary nature of anthropology, the successful candidate will have thought expansively about how to link their courses to a broader liberal arts curriculum. The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of/experience with inclusive pedagogies in their scholarship and classroom teaching. The teaching load for this position is five courses across the academic year, distributed over two semesters and a four-week short term in May. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise senior theses. Candidates with demonstrated success in supporting underrepresented and marginalized students are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Applied (x1)
  • I applied a long time ago and my application status in Interfolio is still 'editable' as of 2/21. I assume this means they haven't started review yet or they're only reviewing certain applications.
    • 2/21 - I wouldn't put any weight into that at all. The majority of my sent applications in Interfolio (with passed deadlines) are still editable, despite being in different phases in the application process (under consideration/reviewed and rejected)
    • 2/21 folks have been interviewed for the position.
  • Email rejection 4/2


Bryn Mawr College - Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology: Deadline 29 March 2021[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2021. We seek a sociocultural anthropologist who will add to and complement the existing curriculum. Geographical focus is open, with a preference for the Americas. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, environment, citizenship, and/or social movements. The teaching load is 3/3.  The successful candidate will teach two sections of Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology, and four upper-division electives that focus on the candidate’s geographical and topical interests. A Ph.D. in hand by the start of the position is required and previous teaching experience is preferred.

To apply, please send a cover letter that addresses teaching and research interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, three sample syllabi, and names and contact information (including email addresses) of three references via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/85085. Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

  • Applied: x1
  • 4/14: Anyone hear news about this position?
  • A colleague got word on 4/9 that they were long-listed. Long list interviews this week (4/12-4/16)
  • Offer has been accepted

Bucknell University (USA:PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Deadline: 15 Apr. 2021[edit | edit source]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a three-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology beginning in August of 2021 and ending June 2024. Re-appointment for each year will be approved based on performance and administrative review. The successful applicant must have completed or be in the final stages of completing a PhD in Anthropology by August 2021. We seek a scholar whose research and teaching complements the specialties of the department. Geographic and topical specializations are open.

The successful candidate will teach six courses (three per semester), including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and courses at the 200- and 300-level in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to the Department’s commitment to diversity and academic excellence, and who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity.

  • Applied: x2
  • Anyone receive information yet on interviews? (4/22)
    • 4/22: Nope, I haven't
  • Did anyone receive a notification?
    • Nope, nothing (4/27) (x4)
    • 4/30 - received an invite for first-round interview

Colgate University (USA:NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology - Deadline: 22 Mar. 2021[edit | edit source]

The Sociology and Anthropology Department at Colgate University invites applications for two visiting assistant professor positions in cultural anthropology beginning fall semester 2021. The positions are for one year, with up to three years possible, pending institutional need. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: medical anthropology and/or global public health; race and/or ethnicity; gender and/or sexualities; environmental and/or climate justice. Geographic region is open; we prefer areas that will stretch beyond existing strengths of the department. Completion of Ph.D. in Anthropology is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Prior teaching experience preferred. Ideal candidates will be able to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and electives in their areas of specialization. The successful candidates will be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

Applicants must submit through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18164 a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and names and email addresses of three references who will be willing to upload letters on their behalf. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Review of applications will begin March 22, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.

  • Applied: x3
  • Did anyone else receive an invitation to upload additional teaching material?--> I also saw that there's a section remaining for additional teaching material when I clicked on the 'status' button. I am not sure though whether this section was created recently or I left it open in my initial application as it was not a required document described in the ad.. What do you think? (9/4)
    • 4/9 - Hmm.. after reading your comment I checked and I also now see the "Additional Teaching Materials" area that wasn't there before. My best guess would be that they solicited additional info from certain applicants but when they changed the application to allow for that extra upload, it shows up for all of us.
    • 4/10: Thanks for the response. It makes sense. I didn't get any email asking for materials so I thought it was a bit strange to have the blank section.
    • 4/12: Chair responded to an inquiry about this on 4/9 by saying that "the search is ongoing." Seems open to interpretation, i.e. could be that they've solicited additional materials from a long list of candidates but the space shows up for all of us, or that they have not yet done that.
    • (4/1 email for additional material, due 4/8)
    • 4/30 - emailed the search chair to ask for an update, got a "search is ongoing" message with no further details. I'd been asked to submit additional materials.

College of the Holy Cross (USA:MA) - Visiting Faculty Appointment in Anthropology - Deadline: 12 Apr. 2021[edit | edit source]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty appointment in cultural anthropology for the 2021-2022 academic year to begin in August 2021. The successful candidate will teach three courses each semester: two each semester will be Anthropology courses (these four courses will include three sections of the introductory anthropology course and an intermediate elective in their specialty area) and one course each semester will be expected to also contribute to one of our interdisciplinary majors or concentrations

  • Applied: x1
  • 4/22 - Rejection email


Grinnell College Department of Anthropology - One-year term appointment in Cultural Anthropology - Deadline: 15 March 2021[edit | edit source]

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year term appointment in Cultural Anthropology beginning Fall 2021. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests are open to any area in the subfield. Teaching will include courses in the anthropology department, including an introductory anthropology course that incorporates the four-fields of American anthropology (i.e. biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology) through the exploration of some topic (such as adaptation, kinship, childhood, migration, etc.), as well as intermediate courses or seminars in cultural anthropology. The candidate will also teach an interdisciplinary introductory course in global development studies taught in the Global Development Studies Concentration. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters.

University of Illinois, Chicago (USA:IL) - Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociocultural Anthropology (Job ID #139262) - Deadline: 05 Jan. 2021[edit | edit source]

Description: The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a “Bridge to the Faculty” postdoctoral research associate position in sociocultural anthropology beginning August 16, 2021.

Research Areas: We seek to hire an exceptional emerging scholar with broad and innovative theoretical interests in sociocultural anthropology that address contemporary global issues. We are particularly interested in anthropologists who work at the intersections of health, medicine and the environment; and race, politics and carceral geographies. We have a strong preference for regional expertise in the Caribbean/Latin America, Africa and its Diasporas. Postdoctoral research associates are expected to teach one course per year and to maintain an active research program. This is a full-time position and includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

Purpose: The Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate program seeks to advance diversity on the permanent faculty level by encouraging the recruitment, retention, and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, with an emphasis on attracting individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented in our discipline. Bridge to the Faculty program is designed to recruit scholars with the goal of transitioning them to faculty members after two years. Successful postdoctoral associates with departmental approval will have the opportunity to transition to faculty starting in the 2023-2024 academic year. Fellows will participate in a mentoring experience, with the opportunity to meet other Fellows through cohort-based events and workshops organized by the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity.

The Bridge to the Faculty Fellowship is funded by the Chancellor’s Office, and administered through the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity. The successful candidate must have completed their PhD in Anthropology within the past five years – no earlier than August 15, 2017 and no later than August 15, 2021.

To Apply: For additional information about the department, go to http://anth.uic.edu/. Inquiries can be sent to: Dr. Tarini Bedi (1). For full consideration, applications should be received by January 5, 2021. Applicants should submit materials to https://jobs.uic.edu. Please complete the on-line application with the names nd email addresses of 3 references and also include: 1. A cover letter which succinctly addresses the applicant’s interest in the position, their current scholarship, and a brief statement on their teaching philosophy. 2. A full curriculum vitae that includes the names and email addresses of three academic references. Please note, for applicants who are currently ABD, and for whom we solicit letters we would expect the dissertation advisor to clearly certify that the doctoral degree will be conferred no later August 15, 2021. 3. A research statement/research plan that addresses what the applicant plans to accomplish in terms of research and scholarship as a postdoctoral associate and early career assistant professor. This should outline the aims of your research beyond your thesis work. 4. A diversity statement that addresses the applicant’s commitment to diversity and how the applicant would contribute to UIC’s goal of teaching and mentoring a diverse and multicultural student body. 5. A writing sample not to exceed 40 double spaced pages.

Context: Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the United States, UIC is a comprehensive urban public research (R1) university with a diverse student body and a strong tradition of support for difference and equality. Part of the University of Illinois land grant higher education system, UIC is among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses; it is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). UIC’s undergraduate population is currently 26.4% Hispanic, 23.1% Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander, 7.9% Black, 35.8% White, 9.3% International, and 4.3% other/unknown. 53% of UIC’s students are low income, and 36% are Pell eligible.


Update: Received notice of interview on January 29, 2021.


Reed College: Two-year Visiting Assistant Professor (Indigenous North America and/or Mesoamerica/Central America); Deadline January 15[edit | edit source]

REED COLLEGE Department of Anthropology invites applications for a two-year visiting position in sociocultural anthropology to commence August 2021. The appointment will likely be made at the rank of Assistant Professor, but more senior applicants are also encouraged to apply. We seek a teacher-scholar with research and teaching specialization in Indigenous North America and/or Mesoamerica/Central America. We welcome a colleague whose research combines situated ethnographic and historical investigation and experience in relevant field language(s) with a macroscopic scale of inquiry. Theoretical expertise should include both contemporary approaches and broader historical contexts of the discipline and of Western social thought. Topical specialization open but we especially welcome applications from candidates whose research addresses some subset of the following: legal anthropology, linguistic anthropology, politics of indigeneity, settler colonialism, material culture, museum anthropology, kinship and relatedness, and/or history and/of anthropology. Ongoing collaborations with contemporary Indigenous communities expected. PhD or ABD required.

Please submit a CV; cover letter describing your research, teaching experience, and pedagogical philosophy; and names and contact information for three references via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/81889) by January 15, 2021. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor LaShandra Sullivan (2). Reed is on the semester system with a teaching load of five courses per year; all students write a senior thesis advised by faculty. Reed College is a community that believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed College's diversity statement (http://www.reed.edu/diversity/index.html).


2/7 Has anyone heard back about interviews?

-2/8 Zoom interviews have been scheduled for this week.


University of Richmond, Visiting Lecturer of Anthropology (USA: VA) - Deadline: 1 April 2021[edit | edit source]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time, one-year visiting lecturer position in Anthropology to begin August 2021. We seek candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence and a strong commitment to pedagogy that values diversity and inclusivity. The teaching load is seven courses per year (the majority of courses are “Introduction to Cultural Anthropology”). Experience with instructional technologies is required. PhD is expected prior to appointment. This is a non-tenure track appointment, annually renewable for up to three years, contingent upon performance, budget, and continued need.

  • Applied: x1
  • 4/23 - Any news for this job yet?
  • no news?
  • 4/29 - Received rejection email, an offer was made

Assistant Professor, General Faculty, Cultural Medical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia Deadline: March 15[edit | edit source]

The University of Virginia’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a three-year general faculty (non-tenure-track) position to teach courses that serve our major, particularly our growing concentration in Medical Anthropology, Ethics, and Care.  The successful applicant will be appointed at the assistant professor level, for three-years with possibility of renewal.  

The successful candidate must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship. They should have a commitment to teaching anthropology to diverse undergraduate audiences, a broad knowledge of our discipline with specific research interests in Medical Anthropology, interest in mentoring undergraduates, and the ability to integrate ethnographic material with anthropological theory.  Region of specialization is open. Responsibilities of the position include teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in both general Anthropology and Medical Anthropology (with a 3/3 load).

Preferred: Qualified candidates who can teach courses in the history and theory of Anthropology, who have experience mentoring students involved in research, internships, and/or service projects, and whose research and teaching interests would contribute to UVa’s Race, Justice and Equity Initiatives designed to broaden the pedagogical and research activities of the University at this pivotal moment in U.S. history.

The appointment start date is August 25, 2021. Candidates should hold a PhD by time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on March 23, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs: search for posting #R0022121, complete the application, and attach the following:

  • Cover letter of application describing your qualifications with regard to the criteria specified in this listing. Please also discuss your demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations.
  • A teaching statement outlining the candidate’s philosophy and approach
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A sample syllabus for an introductory course in medical anthropology
  • Contact information for three references

*** Please note all required documents must be uploaded in the 'Resume' box.***

***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

Questions about this position should be directed to China Scherz, [[12]]. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor [[13]].

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area.  To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu. For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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Wake Forest University, One-year VAP, Cultural Anthropology, 2021-2 Deadline: March 15, 5pm[edit | edit source]

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of Anthropology is seeking applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology at the Visiting Assistant Professor level beginning July 2021. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology. Applicants must be able to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and are encouraged to teach a course in their own area of expertise. Total teaching load will be 3-3 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to the training and professional development of undergraduates is required.

Wake Forest’s four-field anthropology department has eight full-time faculty and 46 undergraduate majors and minors.  Over 90% of these students participate in faculty-mentored research and applied projects in anthropology.  Students and faculty also engage with our award-winning Museum of Anthropology and its dynamic professional staff.  Our department has strong interdisciplinary relationships with Latin American and Latino Studies, Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Linguistics, American Ethic Studies, Environmental Studies, Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, and other academic programs and campus centers.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities, and 5th for undergraduate teaching among national universities. With 5,440 undergraduates and 3,350 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community.  The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.”  For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – part of the beautiful Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the state’s “City of the Arts,” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals. The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Applications will be accepted until March 15th at 5pm.  Applicants are to submit in a single pdf document 1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and interests, and 2) a curriculum vitae detailing the applicant’s qualifications in cultural anthropology.  Cover letters should include a teaching statement outlining the candidate’s approach to addressing diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Applications should be submitted as one PDF to https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/. Cover letters and questions about the position may be addressed to Steve Folmar, Chair of Anthropology.  Questions about the application process may be addressed to [[14]]. The submission of an online application with Wake Forest University is required for this position. Application portal: Careers - Human Resources (wfu.edu)

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