Multiple Job Listings

• Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
School of Transborder Studies
Assistant Professor, Applied Linguistics, Bilingualism and Learning
Begin: August 16, 2014
Contact: Irma Arboleda, (
Deadline: December 30, 2013

• Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
School of Politics and Global Studies
Assistant Professor
Fields: Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, or Sociology
Focus: Human rights and violence
Application period will begin on November 16, 2013, and if not filled then every two weeks thereafter

• University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Department of Latina/Latino Studies
Two Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associates
Begin: August 16, 2014
Salary: $42,000 over a 12-month period; and an additional $5,000 research stipend

• Purdue University
Associate Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology (Applied & Practicing)
Begin August 2014
Dr. Riall Nolan, Applied Anthropology Search Committee
c/o Brenda Gunion, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906-2059
Deadline: November 30, 2013

• Purdue University
Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology
Begin: August 2014
Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906-2059
Deadline: October 30, 2013; applications will be accepted until position filled.

• University of California, Irvine
Open Rank, Department of Women’s Studies
Apply online at
Deadline: December 1, 2013

• University of California, Irvine
Department of Chicano/Latino Studies
Assistant Professor
Begin: July 1, 2014

Deadline: December 1, 2013

• University of California, Davis
Department of Chicana/o Studies
Open rank
Contact: Jenny Shorts,
Deadline: February 1, 2014

• University of Alabama Birmingham
Department of Anthropology Chair position
Contact: Kathryn D. Morgan, Ph.D., or (205) 934-2069.

• Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
Anthropology & Humanities, Tenure-track
Begin: August 2014
Prefer a Ph.D. degree
Minimum salary in the hiring range is $47,305 to $63,463
Full consideration deadline; November 29, 2013
Online application

The University of Alabama at Birmingham seeks applications for a Chair of the Department of Anthropology

The University of Alabama at Birmingham seeks applications for a Chair of the Department of Anthropology beginning August 2014. Area and topical interests are open but should complement those found in the department. Applicants must have a PhD, a substantial publication record, a record of obtaining external support, and an ongoing research agenda. The successful candidate will have administrative experience and vision to lead a department that emphasizes quality undergraduate and graduate instruction and research excellence.

Review of applications is ongoing but applications received by December 15 will be assured of consideration. Candidates should submit a letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and the name of three references to Anthropology Search Committee Chair, University of Alabama at Birmingham, HHB 510, 1720 2nd Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1152.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

University of Texas at San Antonio

Tenure Track Medical Anthropologist
The University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a medical anthropologist at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track), to start August 2014. We are interested in a scholar whose research is at the intersections of environment and health. Such research should demonstrate commitment to ethnographic methodologies, theoretical innovation, and openness to interdisciplinary collaboration. Relevant specializations within medical anthropology could include environmental justice, the political ecology and political economy of health, and the anthropologies of energy, globalization, development, and sustainability. Expertise in a region in the Americas is preferred, however, other areal interests will be considered. The Department has recently inaugurated a Ph.D. program emphasizing anthropology’s broad engagement with environmental issues. We are looking for candidates who will enhance this focus, and who also will support the four-field emphases of our B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology (emphasis in medical anthropology) at time of appointment; theoretically motivated research; desire and ability to contribute to Ph.D. program growth and expansion; desire and ability to educate and mentor anthropology students with either academic or applied research goals; and an established record of teaching, research, and service appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Preferred Qualifications: excellence in teaching; strong potential for securing external funding; fluency across a broad spectrum of theory in anthropology; commitment to a four-field approach to teaching and research; ability to complement existing faculty specializations.

Responsibilities include: teaching general anthropology, basic courses in cultural anthropology, elective undergraduate courses and core and specialized graduate courses in areas of specialization; ongoing research and service in a program that offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.

Applicants must submit: a letter of application that includes discussion of research, teaching, and service goals; a CV; sample publications; teaching evaluations; and, the names, addresses, email, and phone numbers of three references. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire.

Applications must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2013. Send all application materials to Dr. Jill Fleuriet, Search Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-0649.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

California State University, Fresno

Cultural Anthropology
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Position Summary: The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Fresno seeks to hire a cultural anthropologist with research interests in health and the environment and an applied/practicing orientation. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and offer BA-level courses in Cultural Anthropology, including the candidate’s teaching and research expertise. Other responsibilities will include research, publication, and other scholarly activities, as well as advising and mentoring students and engaging in service at all levels of the university. Specific assignments will depend on department needs. The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in a distance-learning mode and encouraged to develop web enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities at all levels of the university and provide academic and professional advice to students. The successful candidate will be expected to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and administration. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary Physical, Psychological and Environmental Health cohort of faculty. The research and professional activities of this cohort will focus on evaluating and responding to the causes of the chronic conditions that affect the physical and emotional health of the Central Valley’s children and adults. Cohort members will help frame a regional agenda that will include psychosocial and emotional health, social behaviors, childhood obesity, and family nutrition, all of which have been identified as serious problems in our region.

Overview: 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 by the time of appointment in August, 2014, is required.

Required Experience: Candidates are required to demonstrate a record of research in health and the environment with an applied/practicing orientation. The successful candidate must show a strong foundation of a career-long research agenda as demonstrated by at least one sole-authored research paper presented at a professional conference. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: We prefer a candidate with teaching experience at the university level and a record of teaching excellence. We prefer candidates who can demonstrate a record of, or potential for, developing grant proposals and attracting external funding, as well as active participation or leadership roles in professional organizations. We prefer candidates whose research informs the development of government policy; quantitative research and analysis skills are also desirable.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all materials by Nov. 15, 2013. Complete an online application at and attach 1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, and 2) a curriculum vitae. 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, We will be meeting prospective candidates at the American Anthropological Association conference in Chicago, November 20-24, 2013.

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

Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor focusing on the anthropology of race and racialization—the processes, practices, and power relations that produce “race” as a social fact and a lived reality. The approach and research specialization are open. Appointment will begin July 1, 2014, by which date the Ph.D. or equivalent is required.

Applications must include a detailed letter, a Curriculum Vitae, all published and unpublished scholarly work ready for examination (such as the dissertation or dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and book chapters), and three letters of reference. All items should be submitted electronically.

To apply, please go to the following link: All letters will be treated as confidential in conformity with University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including those whose letters will be provided by a third party (such as a dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality:

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Questions may be addressed to the Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3710.

Review begins immediately. The deadline for application is October 1, 2013.

Chicana/o Studies Program Tenure-Track Position

The Chicana/o Studies Program at California State University Channel Islands seeks applicants at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level in the area of Latino/Latina Health to begin in fall 2014.
CI Mission Statement: Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives. CSU Channel Islands is committed to creating a diverse population that can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, racial or cultural background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.
CHS Mission Statement: Chicana/o Studies offers a curriculum that examines current and past experiences of Chicanas/os and other hemispheric Latino/a Americans whose origins exist south of the United States/Mexico and United States/Caribbean border. This B.A. degree places students at the center in the investigation of local issues in context with transborder questions and from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. The core courses at the lower and upper division level will provide majors with a solid training in Chicana/o Studies while providing them the opportunity to major, minor or double major in other disciplinary programs.
Position Description: We seek a candidate who specializes in Latino/Latina Health. The candidate is expected to strengthen our commitment to teaching and researching the diverse health needs of the Latino/a population in Ventura County, the United States, and internationally. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to: Latino/a youth and family, women’s health, immigration and health, indigenous health practices, mental health and applied health policy. The candidate will teach lower-division and upper-division courses that serve programmatic needs, and will be expected to develop courses in his/her area of expertise. The person hired will be expected to contribute to the Health Sciences major currently under development. The selected faculty member will also work with our vibrant and active student base of majors and minors and collaborate with various student and community engagement projects. This position will be an academic year appointment in Chicana/o Studies.
Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in the social sciences or health related field, including Chicano/a Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Social Work, Public Health, Anthropology, or Public Health Administration. ABD candidates will be considered, however Ph.D. must be completed by time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellent undergraduate teaching. Candidates should have a record or detailed agenda of scholarship, experience in or commitment to assessment and advising students, and a strong commitment to team-work, community service learning, and interdisciplinary teaching and learning. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is also preferred.
Appointment Date: Fall 2014
Online Application Procedure: Consideration for all faculty positions requires the completion of an online application. For more information and to apply online please visit our website at:
Please submit a complete dossier, including 1) a cover letter describing how candidate meets the above noted qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) application form with questions (limit 1200 words) 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi and evaluations ) and 5) a writing sample
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: The search committee will begin review of applicants on September 9th. Position is open until filled.

UCLA Department of Anthropology: Open Subfield Positions

UCLA Department of Anthropology: Open Subfield Positions

Over the next one to two years, the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks to hire two anthropologists for tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level who will contribute theoretical and empirical innovation at the leading edge of the discipline. We invite applicants in any subfield(s) of anthropology and encourage applications from those whose work creatively bridges subfields. Our department is committed to building a more diverse faculty as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

To apply, please visit and submit (a) an application letter including statement of research and teaching interests, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) up to three publications or article-length writing samples (d) names and email addresses of three references who will write letters of recommendation.  Please reference Recruitment Job #1085-1213-01.  Review of applications will begin on January 31 and will continue until the positions are filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience; Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. The appointment can begin as early as July 1, 2013.


The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer devoted to both excellence and diversity; women and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2013-15

The Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities will spend the two-year term in residence at Illinois; will conduct research on the proposed project; and will teach two courses per year (both graduate and undergraduate) in the appropriate academic department. The Fellows will also participate in the IPRH Fellows Seminar, a yearlong interdisciplinary workshop, and will be encouraged to participate in activities related to their research available through IPRH, in the teaching department, and on the Illinois campus. Each Post-Doctoral Fellow will give a public lecture on his or her research.

The search for Mellon Fellows is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, but we seek applicants whose work falls into one of the following broad subject areas:

  • Race and Diaspora Studies
  • History of Science/Technology
  • Empire and Colonial Studies
  • Memory Studies

Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline between January 1, 2008 and August 31, 2012. Please note that these are external fellowships; current full- and part-time faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as current U of I graduate students and scholars who received their doctorates from the U of I are noteligible for these awards.

The appointment will begin on August 16, 2013, and the successful applicants must be on the Illinois campus by that date for orientation. The Post-Doctoral Fellows will be required to live within 20 miles of Champaign-Urbana during the academic years of the appointment.

The fellowship carries a $45,000 annual stipend, a $2,000 research account, and a comprehensive benefits package.

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Luther College

TWO-YEAR POST-DOC IN INDIGENOUS RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS Luther College is pleased to announce a two-year Post-doctoral Fellowship in Indigenous Religions Traditions for 2012-14. The fellowship, which is funded through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be a joint appointment in anthropology and religion with a primary home in the department that most closely matches the fellow’s academic training and scholarly interests. The fellow will teach half time (three courses per year), allowing ample time to focus on scholarship and teaching development and the opportunity to engage in our vibrant liberal arts community. The full position announcement is posted on the Luther College Dean’s Office website at Please visit the ACM website for more information about the ACM-Mellon fellowship program. We welcome applications from all qualified scholars who have recently received their doctorate or will complete the Ph.D. before September 2012.