CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY JOBS - 2020-2021

Page for academic positions in Cultural Anthropology that start in 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.)

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


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

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.

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.

Mount Saint Mary's University - African American Cultural Studies (USA:MD)[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)[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)



Rice University -- TT Asst. Prof. - Deadline: October 15, 2020[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)


Swarthmore College - TT Asst. Prof. - Deadline: September 10, 2020[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) [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; Anth.Head@ubc.ca

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.

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 edarian@uci.edu

JOB LOCATION Irvine, CA

REQUIREMENTS Document requirements

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 edarian@uci.edu

JOB LOCATION Irvine, CA

REQUIREMENTS Document requirements

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required


Wesleyan University, Department of Anthropology; Assistant Professor (Anthropology of Muslim Worlds); Deadline October 1st.

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

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs



University of Illinois, Chicago (USA:IL) - Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociocultural Anthropology (Job ID #139262) - Deadline: 05 Jan. 2020[edit | edit source]

Department of Anthropology "Bridge to the Faculty" postdoctoral fellowship in Sociocultural Anthropology


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.

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