Medical Anthropology/Science and Technology Studies/Bioethics

The Department of Anthropology at University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman seeks a full-time academic, tenure-track professor at the rank of Assistant Professor, with research interests in medical anthropology, science and technology studies, and/or bioethics beginning Fall 2017. The primary appointment would be within the Department of Anthropology, with potential joint appointments in other departments and/or centers. The teaching load is two courses per semester. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on critical engagements with biological research and/or medicine in indigenous communities of the Americas, either currently or as a logical next step in a program of research. Successful applicants will have a PhD, demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, and strong record of research with high potential for extramural funding. Review of applications will begin November 7 and continue until the positions are filled.

OU is home to an NIH Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research, the Center on American Indian and Alaska Native Genomic Research, and OU’s Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research (LMAMR), which lead in studies in anthropological and genomic sciences, much of it in partnership with indigenous peoples of the Americas.

OU is a Carnegie Very High Research institution with three campuses. The University was established in 1890 and enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2600 full time faculty. It ranks first among all universities in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled and has developed an award-winning Research Campus, contiguous to the Main Campus, that houses more than a dozen private companies, several Federal agencies, and numerous research programs in a unique synergistic ecosystem. More than a million square feet of new, fully-occupied space now exists on the Research Campus, with the latest additions including a Radar Innovations Laboratory, Life Sciences Complex, and an Innovation Hub that will open in about a year. Norman, with a population of 110,000, has a vibrant arts community with outstanding public schools and a variety of recreational resources. Please visit for more information about OU. Interested individuals should email a 1) cover letter describing research and teaching interests, 2) complete CV, and 3) names and email addresses of three references to:

Paul Spicer

Search Committee Chair Email: [email protected]

Subject line: ATTN – Faculty Search

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. See for more information.

===========================================================================2016-17 Islamic Studies Faculty Search

Islam and Gender in the Social Sciences (Assistant or Associate Level)

Islam and Gender in the Social Sciences

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position in Islam and gender.

The successful candidate will be based in a social sciences department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. A focus on the Middle East and/or Southeast Asia is preferred. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Political Science, or Sociology. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of teaching and research interests (no more than 3 pages), a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to Currently tenured applicants may submit only the names of up to three references at this time.  For full consideration, materials should be received by October 3, 2016.

Please use the following link to apply:

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.



The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Bioarchaeology (SAAB) Unit, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, appointment to begin July 1, 2017. We seek a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in political institutions, processes, and cultures, with particular emphases on race and ethnicity. Relevant research concerns include state formation and statecraft; the politics of race and ethnicity; intersectionality; indigeneity; human rights; migration and citizenship; environmental justice; ethnographic approaches to political cultures and institutions. Other topical approaches will be considered but research must be based on ethnographic fieldwork and demonstrate strong theoretical foundations. Familiarity with interdisciplinary methods, including historical perspectives, is also desirable. Geographic area is open.

We seek an anthropologist of politics and power, as attention to indigenous movements, the hegemony of neoliberalism, and the reconfiguration of practices and discourses of class, race, and ethnicity associated with shifts in the global political economy and the advance of neoliberalism have transformed livelihoods, workplaces, political and educational institutions, and our natural and built environments. Competitive applicants will engage new configurations of racism and racial formations, indigeneity and sovereignty, environmental and political activism and neoliberal institutions. Critical approaches to race and to the institutional apparatus of racism, racial formations and intersectionality in line with the American Anthropological Association’s current campaign to educate the broader public on the topic are welcome. We value as well scholars who promise to make innovative interventions in social and cultural theory based in original ethnographic research, and who have the ability to apply this research to addressing social problems in non-academic settings.

Candidates will be expected to teach the lower-division introductory course in sociocultural anthropology, upper-division undergraduate courses in areas related to the candidate’s specialization, and to contribute to graduate training in research methods and sociocultural theory.

To explore our sociocultural program and faculty, see our website at:

Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. at time of appointment. Please apply and submit via ( (1) a statement detailing research focus and experience; (2) a three-year research plan; (3) a one page statement on teaching aims and philosophy; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) letters from three references; (6) and two article length representative publications or writing samples. Please direct any questions to Professor James F. Brooks, Sociocultural Search Chair, at ([email protected]). For primary consideration submit application and materials on or before October 10, 2016. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic covered by law.


Open Rank Faculty Positions in Sustainable Food, Water and Agriculture Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

The University of California Merced is seeking four new faculty members (open rank) to enhance extant strength and build new interdisciplinary programs. This is the first of several cluster hires in the broad area of sustainability, and will focus on food, water and agriculture, and support the university mission of creating positive socio-economic and cultural impact on Central California and the world. Successful candidates will compete in an interdisciplinary pool, and have a record of accomplishment in areas including but not limited to: food security, agro-ecology, agrotechnology, and food-water systems from multidisciplinary perspectives.

The University of California Merced is seeking one or two faculty members (open rank) in the humanities, social sciences and related fields, with active interests in sustainable food, water and agricultural systems. The successful candidate(s) will have a record of accomplishment in areas including but not limited to past and present (prehistoric, historical, contemporary) societies and food security, resource economics, human health and diet, human sense-of-place and landscape, land-use change, agricultural labor and community structures, institutions, policy, and artistic or literary representations. Full details are available at:

Applicants must have a strong publication record and have demonstrated the potential to develop and support an independent, innovative research program and to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants must be able to teach and train effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

These are part of a broad range of interdisciplinary topics of interest in this search. Candidates may be affiliated with one or more academic units with the primary appointment being determined by the candidate’s research and teaching interests and qualifications.


Ph.D. in a field relevant to the topics of interest indicated above is required by the start date. Candidates with broad interests, a record of research excellence and creativity and the potential for active interdisciplinary collaboration will be preferred.

Applications must be submitted via the website and must include (1) a cover letter stating research area of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement; (4) teaching statement; (5) a diversity statement.

Deadline: Positions are open until filled; consideration of applications will begin on November 1, 2016

Salary: Negotiable based on the University of California salary scales.

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff. The University is supportive of dual career couples.