Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Tenure-Track) University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Tenure-Track)


Candidates should possess a PhD in Anthropology or a field related to anthropological knowledge and practice; experience in anthropological research and methodologies; strong commitment to teaching anthropology and; solid promise to mentoring undergraduate students. Research areas and specialties are open but applicants should have writings, research interests and teaching ability in one or more of the following areas: (1) community studies; (2) environmental anthropology; (3) economic anthropology.


The expected teaching requirement is four courses per semester (12 credits). The successful applicant is expected to teach the following courses: Physical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology and General Social Sciences courses. It is also expected that the applicant may collaborate with the advance of undergraduate certificates in anthropology and Social Welfare. Carry out research and collaborate actively with the Department’s research centers in the development of research proposals and actual research projects. The successful applicant will teach anthropology courses but it may also teach courses for the General Social Sciences program. Candidates are expected to develop research projects with research teams at the Center for Applied Social Research or the Center for Interdisciplinary Littoral Studies.


Applications should include an up to date and detailed Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter (outlining academic background, fieldwork and research interests, a research agenda, teaching philosophy, abilities and agenda, mentoring plans, and reasons for the applicant’s interest in being at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez); writing samples (articles, chapters, dissertation chapters); the names and addresses of three referees; and a syllabus of a course on anthropology that the applicant would be prepared to teach. Applications should be postmarked no later than October 15th, 2013, and addressed to:

Dr. Douglas Santos, Ph.D., Director Interino
Departamento de Ciencias Sociales
Facultad de Artes y Ciencias
Call Box 9000
Mayagüez, PR 00681-9000