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Assistant Professor of Anthropology (#557)

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The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure track position in cultural anthropology at the assistant professor rank to begin fall 2018.

We are looking for an ethnographer who specializes in media and visual anthropology, with attention to the politics of representation regarding cultural forms such as race, class, gender, religion, and ability. We welcome candidates who incorporate video, photography, and/or other innovative techniques into their ethnographic methodology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in interdisciplinary fields such as Film Studies, Africana Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, and Journalism, as well as with community-based and global education programs.

Mount Holyoke supports faculty scholarship through research funds, travel support, and sabbaticals, and a 2-2 teaching load. Mount Holyoke also offers a comprehensive faculty mentoring program, a teaching and learning initiative, and invests in faculty across the career span. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellence at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required by the time of appointment.

Applications must be made online at  Please submit letter of application, CV including contact information for three referees, an article length writing sample, teaching philosophy statement, and mentoring a diverse student body statement. Applications must be received by November 1, 2017.  We will conduct initial video-conference interviews.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.  

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college’s academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.


Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Bowdoin College’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning fall 2018. We seek a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on issues of indigeneity, sovereignty, the environment, and/or media in Native American or other indigenous communities. We are especially interested in candidates whose areas of geographic and topical specialization complement and broaden those now covered in the Department.

We welcome applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin values a strong commitment to research and a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. There is internal funding in support of research, a junior sabbatical leave, and an accelerated post-tenure sabbatical schedule. Teaching load is two courses each semester. The successful candidate will teach courses in their areas of expertise and will contribute to the rotation of core courses for the major in Anthropology (including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Ethnographic Research; History of Anthropological Theory; and Contemporary Issues in Anthropology, a senior capstone course). A Ph.D. in Anthropology is expected by date of appointment. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit: 1) a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda and describes your teaching experience; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017.

Founded on the Maine coast in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, and its commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first-generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College please visit our website:

Position Title Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Department Anthropology Department-1002
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details The Anthropology Department at Wesleyan University invites applications from scholars specializing in Indigenous Ecologies in the Americas for the position of tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 1, 2018. Welcome specializations include: environmental anthropology (e.g. nature, natural resources, and/or extractive economies), indigenous knowledges and practices, cosmopolitics, anthropology of nonhuman worlds or human-nonhuman relations, biodiversity, land and social movements, food ethics, sovereignty, and health and biopolitics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in introductory cultural anthropology, anthropological theory, and ethnographic methods, as well as more specialized courses related to their research. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.
Minimum Qualifications The candidate must have a PhD in anthropology or a related field in hand by the time of appointment, a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching, and an ongoing program of research.
Management Competencies
Special Instructions To Applicants  You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a writing sample. As part of the 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).

If your candidacy reaches the long list workflow status, each of the three 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 Applications received by October 15th, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Any questions may be emailed to Daniella Gandolfo at [email protected]

Note for Interfolio users:
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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
American University

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for one full-time, tenure-line Professor position that will begin on September 1, 2018. We are seeking a linguistic and/or sociocultural anthropologist who focuses on development, climate change and environment, and/or food security/sovereignty. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2018 in Anthropology.  Candidates should apply for either Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor rank. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring.

We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to public engagement, the use of substantive social theory, and the application of rigorous qualitative and/or quantitative research methods in their research and scholarship. The successful candidate’s research will focus broadly on processes of development, climate and environmental change, and/or food security, sustainability, and sovereignty among communities and other social groups. More specific foci that are of interest within these broad areas include: internationalization and globalization; diaspora and displacement; health, community, and foodways; race, inequality, and resistance; postcolonial societies and perspectives; climate change, environmental ideology, and related social movements; and, local alternative economies. Candidates who take historical perspectives in their work will be looked upon favorably. The successful candidate’s research will align explicitly with one or more of AU 2030’s foci on Human Security; Environmental Studies/Science and Sustainability; Global Economic and Financial Governance; Health, Risk and Society; and Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate collaborative approaches in their research that will help our department strengthen its ties and influence across the university and its various relevant initiatives and centers (e.g., Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center, and Center for Health, Risk, and Society). For this position, all regions of the world will be considered though we particularly welcome applicants whose work has South American and African foci and ties. The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong teaching record, a successful and substantial history in obtaining external grant support for their work, and share the department’s commitment to collaboration among disciplines within anthropology and in other disciplines represented across the university. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school and university service. Applicants from historically underrepresented minority and identity groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary and benefits are competitive.  Review of applications will begin September 18, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), copies of recent published papers or working papers, and the names of three persons willing to provide letters of recommendation.  Please contact Jean Wogaman, Senior Administrative Assistant, 202-885-1838 or [email protected] if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit

The Department of Anthropology offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the Masters in Public Anthropology and the PhD in Anthropology. We are located in the Hamilton Building in the main campus of American University.  Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the Department of Anthropology  at

The Department of Anthropology is committed to ensuring a fair, equitable, and non-discriminatory hiring process. American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

California State University, Fresno
College of Social Sciences
Vacancy # 13316

Biophysical Anthropology
Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students’ intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University’s commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit:
– Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
– Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
– Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University’s Probationary Plan Process.
– Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
– California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus.  When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Fresno, seeks to hire a biophysical anthropologist with research interests in bioarchaeology, human osteology, and forensics. The successful candidate will develop and offer BA-level courses in biophysical anthropology, including courses in the candidate’s teaching and research expertise.  Other responsibilities will include advising and mentoring students, research, publication, and other scholarly activities, as well as and engaging in university and community service. The successful candidate will work at revitalizing physical anthropology at Fresno State through teaching, student mentoring, research, and grant writing.

The Department of Anthropology emphasizes a four field, applied approach to undergraduate education with a strong tradition of mentoring students and involving them in faculty research.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Anthropology or closely related field by the time of appointment (August 17, 2018) is required.

Required Experience:
1. Demonstrated expertise in bioarchaeology, human osteology, and forensics
2. Applied/practicing orientation
3. Ability to teach broadly within physical anthropology, including courses on human evolution, osteology, forensics, and primatology
4. Commitment to interdisciplinary work and a willingness to build connections with other disciplines on campus, such as criminology and chemistry
5. Commitment to public and applied scholarship and community engagement
6. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Teaching experience at the university level and a record of teaching excellence
2. Record of, or potential for, developing grant proposals and attracting external funding
3. Experience in human rights and social justice work
4. Experience with Native American communities and repatriation issues.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all materials by November 15, 2017.  Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, complete an online application at and attach 1) a cover letter addressing specifically qualifications and experience, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of three professional references.  Finalists will be required to submit three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts to the search committee.  For inquiries, contact:  Dr. Henry D. Delcore, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Fresno, 5245 N. Backer Ave. M/S PB20, Fresno, CA 93740, 559-278-2784, [email protected]


Law, Societies and Justice – Assistant Professor (AA25395)
Position Overview
Organization: College of Arts and Sciences, Law, Societies, and Justice
Title : Assistant Professor
Search Number : AA25395
Position Details
Law and Society Studies. The Department of Law, Societies, and Justice invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor.  Preference will be given to candidates with a teaching and research program that complements and extends one or more of the Department’s existing emphases in the following areas:  comparative legal analysis; legal mobilization and consciousness; punishment and social control; and rights in theory and practice. The Department seeks candidates who demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to building a more inclusive faculty.
The successful candidate will possess either a 100 percent appointment in Law, Societies, and Justice, or a joint appointment with another unit in the social sciences. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in a relevant social science discipline prior to the appointment start date. This position has a 9-month service period.
Law, Societies, and Justice offers an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree, and a graduate-level certificate program for students with research interests in socio-legal studies. Its faculty are trained across the social sciences, and most possess a joint appointment with another unit. The successful candidate will be required to teach an introductory-level course on socio-legal studies and to develop a suite of upper level courses commensurate with the candidate’s expertise.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a current CV, a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, samples of publications or other work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Candidate materials should be electronically submitted to with which letters will be solicited for separate submission. Priority will be given to applications received before October 5, 2017. Questions about the application process should be directed to: Professor Katherine Beckett, Search Committee Chair; [email protected].

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
=============================================================Biological Anthropologist
Department of Anthropology
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology with a specialization in BiologicalAnthropology. Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field, with specialization in Biological Anthropology in hand by the time of appointment, evidence of scholarly productivity, and the potential to secure appropriate external funding. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Anthropology, and foster research engagement with students in a diverse academic environment. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester. This position will begin August 15, 2018.

We welcome applicants whose primary focus is on human macroevolution, with research interests in the study of human origins by comparison with extant nonhuman primates or extinct species. We seek a dynamic and broadly trained scholar committed to high quality research and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Geographical area of research is open, with preference given to scholars who will complement the department’s current strengths. The successful applicant should demonstrate the potential to contribute to an anticipated MA/MPH dual degree program in Anthropology and Public Health. The Department of Anthropology at UNC Charlotte emphasizes four-field training for its students, and offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology with optional concentrations in Applied Anthropology at both levels.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences includes diverse faculty, staff and students. Accordingly, we welcome candidates whose experience in research and teaching has prepared them to contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity. Candidates will be asked during the interview stage to discuss how their qualifications, experience and professional background prepare them to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching, research, and/or service activities.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Close to 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 36 master’s degrees and graduate certificates, and 34 undergraduate degrees.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. It values diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.

Candidates should submit the following to [Position Number #007571]: (1) a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above, πincluding how their qualifications, experience and professional background prepare them to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching, research, and/or service activities;” (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Jonathan Marks ([email protected]). Our website:



Working Title Assistant Professor
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent – Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department The Department of Religious Studies provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the academic study of religion in a pluralistic, multicultural, and global context; conducts and publishes research related to religion; and provides service that enhances public understanding of issues related to religion. Religious studies faculty also contribute to the institutional work of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the University. Our mission is to foster critical understanding of the significance of religion in human societies and cultures.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities The Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Religion and Healing to begin August 2018. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field at the time of appointment, teaching experience at the university level, an active research agenda that critically examines the intersections of religious practices and traditions with physical and/or mental health, and which complements our department’s existing strengths, and a commitment to diversity initiatives and expanding diversity and inclusion within the department. Time period, region of research specialization and methodological approach are open; possible areas of focus include, but are not limited to: history of science, medicine, and religion; critical race and ethnic studies; anthropology and sociology; and the body in religion.

Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

Minimum Experience/Education UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience Desired qualifications include research and pedagogic expertise in religions of the Global South; experience with quantitative research methodologies or digital humanities; and experience teaching Religious Studies theories and methods.

Applicants must be prepared to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Religious Studies as well as the University’s general education program.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants The Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Religion and Healing to begin August 2018. Screening of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at and should include a cover letter and CV with a list of three references. Any questions about this search can be sent to Eric Hoenes del Pinal, Chair of the Religion and Healing Search Committee, at [email protected] Inquiries can also be directed to the department chair, Joanne Robinson, at [email protected]

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCEInstitution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Applicants subject to criminal background check.

Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 11/01/2017
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
Contact Information Any questions about this search can be sent to Eric Hoenes del Pinal, Chair of the Religion and Healing Search Committee, at [email protected] Inquiries can also be directed to the department chair, Joanne Robinson, at [email protected]