CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY JOBS - 2020-2021
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- 1 RECENT ACTIVITY on Cultural Anthropology 2020-2021 Wiki
- 2 Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions
- 2.1 Furman University: Assistant/Associate/Professor in Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity (Deadline: Dec 28, 2020)
- 2.2 Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service: Assistant Professor of Security and Emerging Technology (Deadline: November 1, 2020)
- 2.3 Kalamazoo College: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY (Deadline: Oct. 1, 2020)
- 2.4 Mount Saint Mary's University - African American Cultural Studies (USA:MD)
- 2.5 North Carolina State University: Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology with a focus on Medical Anthropology (Deadline: October 10, 2020)
- 2.6 Rice University -- TT Asst. Prof. - Deadline: October 15, 2020
- 2.7 Swarthmore College - TT Asst. Prof. - Deadline: September 10, 2020
- 2.8 University of British Columbia: Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology (Deadline: October 23, 2020)
- 2.9 University of California, Irvine (Dept of Gender and Sexuality Studies): Assistant Professor in Global Racial Studies; Deadline Nov 15.
- 2.10 University of California, Irvine (Dept of Global and International Studies): Assistant Professor in Global Indigenous Studies; Deadline Nov 1.
- 2.11 University of California, Irvine (Dept of Global and International Studies): Assistant Professor in Global Racial Studies; Deadline Nov 1.
- 2.12 University of Illinois, Chicago (USA:IL) - Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociocultural Anthropology (Job ID #139262) - Deadline: 05 Jan. 2020
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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Michael Green, search committee chair, at email@example.com.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Timothy Fritz, Search Chair, at email@example.com with questions.