Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Tenure track position

Fall 2017

Rhode Island College

Anticipated Vacancy

The Department of Anthropology at Rhode Island College invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Anthropology to teach introductory and upper-level courses in Anthropology (in applicant’s area of expertise), and in the General Education program. Final appointment is subject to available funding

The ideal candidate for this position is an Applied, Public or Engaged Medical Anthropologist with a focus on one or more of the following areas: health disparities and structural violence; historically marginalized communities; health economics and infrastructures; global health; indigeneity. The geographic area is open, with a preference for applicants who complement existing areas of expertise.

The department especially invites applicants interested in pursuing student-faculty research partnerships and/or collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunities.

Required Qualifications include: Ph.D. in Anthropology at time of application; and an established record of teaching excellence, publication and grant writing.

Preferred Qualifications include: Applied, Public or Engaged Medical Anthropologist with a focus on one or more of the following areas: health disparities and structural violence; historically marginalized communities; health economics and infrastructures; global health; indigeneity; commitment to undergraduate teaching, service and leadership with a willingness to adopt leadership roles; interest in pursuing student-faculty research partnerships and/or collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunities.

The doctoral degree is required for appointment and must be completed at time of application. Letters of recommendation are not required at time of application and are required only if requested directly by the chair of the search committee

IMPORTANT: For full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see our web site at 

Application deadline: December 23, 2016 

Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.



Deadline        November 18, 2016
Date Posted     October 17, 2016
Type    Tenured, tenure track
Salary  Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in biocultural anthropology, beginning September 16, 2017. A PhD, or foreign equivalent, in anthropology by appointment start date, demonstrated teaching ability, and evidence of a successful research program are required. We seek applicants with an active research program in the human evolutionary biology of living populations, who can contribute to our department’s new Human Evolutionary Biology undergraduate program. Possible areas of focus include, but are not limited to: social behavior, nutrition, immune function, reproductive ecology, energetics, life history, resource security, health, race and ethnicity, migration, and health disparities. We particularly encourage applications from individuals with laboratory-based biomarker research and/or field research with a commitment to interdisciplinary work, who could build ties across campus with other units (e.g. Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, Department of Biology, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences). Teaching responsibilities include four courses per academic year across three quarters at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Biocultural Anthropology program. Successful candidates will be committed to helping students from diverse backgrounds thrive in academic spaces and must demonstrate strong commitment to diversity, access, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service.

To apply, use and include the following items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement, (4) diversity statement (a brief statement on how your teaching, research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), and (5) the names of three referees. The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Darryl Holman, Department of Anthropology. Priority will be given to applications received by November 18, 2016.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

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.


Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

The Department of Anthropology, University of Delaware (, invites applications for a tenure-track position in social or cultural anthropology at the assistant professor rank. The department applies holistic approaches to understand, analyze, and address the challenges and opportunities facing 21st-century global citizens. We seek social and cultural anthropologists who model an engaged approach to collaborative interdisciplinary research and teaching activities. Our academic aims are to help students, scholars, and society realize the importance of diverse human experiences over time and across space, and to promote social global justice.

Preferred applicants will have a) a demonstrated record of scholarship—ongoing fieldwork program, research, publications, and grant activity, b) expertise in social-cultural qualitative anthropological method(s) and or quantitative data analysis, c) research centered on contemporary issues of conflict, violence, and/or migration, including topics such as gender, ethnicity, and violence; warfare and the ethics of war; violence and identity; migration and conflict. The start date for the positions is September 1, 2017, and a Ph.D. in anthropology or its equivalent is required by the start of the appointment.

The Department of Anthropology offers undergraduate students a comparative, multicultural and cross-cultural, broad-based perspective on the human condition past and present, with majors in Anthropology and Anthropology Education. The Department has strong connections with several academic units at UD, including the Departments of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Political Science and International Relations, Women and Gender’s Studies, Communication, Geography, the School of Public Policy and Administration, and the College of Health Sciences.

Applicants must apply online ( using the Interfolio® system. Candidates should upload a cover letter clearly outlining their research expertise and teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, up to two article preprints or reprints of scholarship, and three letters of reference. Consideration of applications will begin October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Submit inquiries, but not application materials, to Professor Carla Guerrón Montero ([email protected]), Search Committee Chair.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware ( combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering and has nationally recognized research. The Department is located within the College of Arts & Sciences. With 23 academic departments, 27 interdisciplinary programs and centers, and more than 10,000 students, the College is the largest college on campus ( UD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.


Tenure-Track Archaeology Position at Ithaca College

The Ithaca College Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in archaeology effective August 15, 2017. The position involves: teaching undergraduate courses in archaeology appropriate to the candidate’s expertise and the department’s needs, including a methods class; supervising field experiences; conducting and publishing research; and participating in service to the department, campus, community, and profession.   Preference will be given to candidates with a holistic and integrative approach to teaching and research.

Requirements: PhD in hand at time of appointment, demonstrated excellence in teaching, an active program of research that will involve undergraduates, experience working with diverse populations, and an enthusiasm for working effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and students.  Geographic area of specialization is open, with preference for areas outside of South America. Topical specialization is open, though candidates with demonstrated experience in environmental and climatic applications of archaeology or modern technological applications, such as GIS, remote sensing, or bone chemistry, are particularly attractive.

Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 7000 students, offers a learning experience that combines the best of the liberal arts and professional education. Our new strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience that allows us to graduate students who are ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the U.S. To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals, with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds, who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students. We also seek candidates who have relevant experience and/or a record of professional engagement with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy.

The Department of Anthropology values diversity and inclusivity. As a department, we engage in the holistic and systematic study of human biological and cultural diversity across time and space. This includes an examination of cultural diversity, development, and change as well as human origins, evolution and the importance of traits shared with closely related organisms. Founded in 1968, the department values an applied focus that has emerged as a response to ever changing conditions that challenge human groups everywhere. Faculty in the department focus on issues of equality, justice, sustainability, conservation, mind and body, and identity in their work and classes. They value experiential learning and activities that teach global citizenship, both here and abroad.
Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy has been longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should apply online at and attach a cover letter, CV and a list containing the contact information for three professional references. ABD candidates must provide a letter from the dissertation advisor indicating likelihood of completion by the appointment date. The cover letter should include discussion of experience or statement of philosophy for teaching and interacting with students of diverse populations, relevant work experience and scholarly interests, specific plans for including undergraduate students in your research, and how these relate to the position description above. Questions about the online application may be directed to (607) 274-8000. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by Nov. 4, 2016.

Ithaca College is building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.  Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-track
Anthropology, 2017-2018/ Adelphi University

The Department of Anthropology, Adelphi University, New York, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2017. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology with an established research profile, peer-reviewed publications (preferred), external funding experience, and proven record of teaching excellence. Preference will be given to a candidate with geographic interests in North America. Ideally the candidate will have experience working with Native American communities and engaging students in field research. While the sub discipline and research areas are open, the Department seeks a candidate with strong experience in teaching introductory and mid-level courses in Cultural Anthropology and facilitating undergraduate research. The candidate should be prepared to teach two introductory courses in Cultural Anthropology and one upper level course in the area of specialty per semester. This may include fieldwork methods, theory courses that accommodate the four fields, and courses on anthropology of food, indigenous food economies, indigenous cultures and traditions, and issues of cultural preservation and revitalization.

The Department of Anthropology at Adelphi University is highly collegial and seeks a faculty member who will welcome the opportunity to participate in the life of a growing program and vibrant university community. A candidate who can attract students and whose research and teaching interests are complementary with the Department’s strengths is encouraged to apply. Further, a candidate with a background in teaching a diverse student population and openness to new teaching pedagogies and interdisciplinary collaborations is strongly preferred. Teaching load is 3/3 with opportunities for research releases.

Applicants are requested to provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one page statement of teaching philosophy, one page synopsis of research interests, and the names and contact details for three references.

Applicants must apply online at:

Candidates invited for a campus visit in Spring 2017 will be requested to submit a copy, if available, of an under-review or peer-reviewed article or book chapter. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2016.

Adelphi University is a private university located on Long Island, New York within easy commuting distance of Manhattan. Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative


Assistant Professor of Anthropology (tenure-track)

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology in cultural anthropology with specialization in visual and media anthropology. Geographical area is open. Ideal candidates will conduct research that is theoretically and ethnographically innovative and will be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach upper-level courses in Ethnographic Methods and Anthropological Theory and their areas of expertise, as well as Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and strengthen program resources and opportunities relating to museum studies, including building connections with museum programs and institutions on campus and in the community. The position start date will be August 2017.

Housed in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Anthropology Program ( consists of 7 full-time faculty and approximately 100 majors, and maintains a core focus on public engagement and outreach across the subfields. This focus provides opportunities for undergraduate students through community-based research and learning such as internships, field schools, independent research projects, and study abroad opportunities. Anthropology faculty teach 2 courses per semester. Ohio University ( is a Research Extensive institution that serves more than 20,000 students on a residential campus in Athens, Ohio, a college town seventy-five miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio.

To apply online, go to and submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; research statement and one representative scholarly publication (attached as combined pdf file under “Research Interest”); statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness including recent teaching evaluations and two sample syllabi (attached as a combined pdf file under “Other” document type); and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be requested after an initial screening of candidates to minimize inconvenience to applicants and referees.

Ph.D. in Anthropology is required by the start date. Review of application materials will begin on October 16, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by October 31, 2016. Questions may be directed to Haley Duschinski, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] All positions require final university approval.

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

Marina Peterson
Director, Latin American Studies
Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Law, Justice and Culture
Ohio University


Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 2017. While we are seeking an Assistant Professor, in unusual circumstances we will also consider applicants at the Associate Professor rank. We seek a scholar who specializes in the study of race, social inequality, and/or social justice. We welcome applications from candidates whose work is explicit in its use of social theory and rigorous qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. We also welcome applications from scholars who in their research and teaching will offer unique and compelling perspectives on diversity.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses related to the individual’s specializations as well as more general introductory courses in Anthropology. Consistent with Emory’s mission of engaged scholarship and excellence in liberal arts education, we seek a scholar with a documented record of innovative field research, demonstrated strength in teaching, and a PhD in hand by the time of appointment.

A complete application will include a letter of intent that includes a research and teaching statement, CV, a writing sample consisting of an article, thesis chapter, or book chapter, and names of three referees. Initial consideration of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted through November 14, 2016. To apply for this position, please visit  and submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. The Department of Anthropology, Emory College, and Emory University are all strongly committed to recruiting female and minority candidates. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job posting is also located at:


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.