The Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department welcomes applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Sociocultural Anthropology to begin on September 1, 2018. Our interdisciplinary department offers a sociology major and hosts a variety of minors, including anthropology; child and family studies; criminal justice; health, aging, and society; and social work. We have eight full-time faculty members and approximately 160 majors and minors.
We seek candidates with a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching, working collaboratively with colleagues in the department and across disciplines, and mentoring diverse and engaged students.
The preferred candidate will offer an introductory course in sociocultural anthropology, an area-specific course, and other courses in the candidate's domains of expertise. Desired areas of specialization include one or more of the following: constructions of race; cultures of resistance; environmental anthropology; human rights; queer anthropology; and urban anthropology. We encourage candidates with regional expertise in the Middle East, Latin America/Caribbean, or East Asia to apply.
The successful candidate will teach 12 credits (four courses) per semester; recruit, advise and mentor students; participate in the shared governance process including departmental and committee work; and maintain an active scholarship agenda.
PhD in Anthropology. ABD candidates with firm completion dates may be considered.
Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Prior teaching experience is desirable.
Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; and explanation of research interests and agenda.
Final candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 8, 2017. Department representatives will hold preliminary conversations with candidates at the American Anthropological Association annual meetings in Washington, D.C., Nov. 29 - Dec. 3, 2017.
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