Assistant Professor in Applied Cultural Anthropology, Tenure Track
University of North Texas
September 14, 2018
Full Time - Faculty, Pre-Tenure
The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in applied cultural anthropology for Fall 2019. The UNT Department of Anthropology is distinguished as part of a unique group of departments offering MA and MS degrees in applied anthropology. Our faculty research addresses current social and cultural issues in the areas of environmental and ecological anthropology; medical anthropology and public health; anthropology of education; business, technology, and design; migration and borders; and urban anthropology. We are looking for research and teaching expertise that intersects and bridges the scholarship of current faculty.
Responsibilities of the successful applicant will include teaching undergraduate and graduate anthropology courses, particularly courses in their specialty area. Other courses may include methods, theory, or a geographic area. The successful applicant will be prepared to develop applied field and/or class projects that educate students in anthropological praxis and mentor graduate students. Our department has a strong tradition of online teaching, and the successful applicant must be willing to teach distance education courses. Finally, we expect the successful candidate to maintain an active research agenda and contribute to the service of the department, college, and university.
Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology at the time of appointment. Applicants must have expertise in applied cultural anthropology. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate their capacity to teach and mentor students in policy analysis and the impact of their work on policy (government, private, non-profits, etc.). Preference will also be given to applicants who demonstrate scholarly accomplishment, teaching experience, and experience in anthropological praxis.
Applicants must submit a letter of application describing their qualifications, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and the names of three references with contact information. Applicants must apply online at: facultyjobs.unt.edu
Applications will be received until January 1, 2019, or until position is closed.
UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE.
About University of North Texas
Our department emphasizes the practical use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people's lives. All faculty members are applied anthropologists. Furthermore, the department is located within UNT's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. UNT anthropology department is also on the steering committee of the Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs (COPAA). However, our identity as a department is broader than just applied anthropology. UNT's undergraduate major in anthropology exposes students to the full range and breadth of what this field can be. The faculty also actively engage in traditional academic activities such as publication.