The University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Anthropology, invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in cultural anthropology to begin on August 16, 2012. Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level and is pending budgetary approval. We seek a scholar whose work engages urban issues, who has theoretical breadth, a promising record of publications and external funding, and an active ethnographic research project. Applicant should demonstrate the ability to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. The successful applicant will be part of a joint doctoral program with the Field Museum that has 25 faculty and 50 graduate students. PhD should be completed by the time of the appointment. For fullest consideration please access our position on the Job Board at . Candidates must complete the on-line application (please include the name and email addresses of three references), and attach a CV and cover letter describing qualification by December 15, 2011. UIC is Chicago’s public research university and has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Stanford University

The Department of Anthropology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in the archaeology of human-environment interactions, with preference for zooarchaeology. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor rank. The successful applicant must have a PhD in archaeology and be able to analyze assemblages and teach analytical lab skills. We expect that geographical expertise should extend the areas covered by current faculty. 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 and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions. For full consideration, materials must be received by November 15, 2011. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2012. We strongly urge candidates to apply before November 1, 2011, so they can be screened for possible interviews at the AAA Meetings in Montreal, Quebec, November 16-20, 2011. No virtual applications please. Send vita, letter describing qualifications and interests, one example of written work and the names of three referees to Professor Lynn Meskell, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 450 Serra Mall, Building 50, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2034.

Lewis & Clark College

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in anthropology at the assistant professor level. We seek candidates whose research and teaching complement the department’s strengths. Areas that would be particularly complementary include analyses of expressive/material culture (language, performance, art, music) and/or globalization/ neoliberalism (poverty, structural violence, crime). In addition, we seek candidates who focus geographically on South Asia, Southeast Asia, Japan, or Korea. We also have a preference for candidates who can contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary Gender Studies or Ethnic Studies programs. Lewis & Clark College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity ( We encourage applicants to explain how their teaching at Lewis & Clark might contribute to a learning community that values diversity. The normal teaching load is five courses per academic year. A Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of employment, excellent teaching credentials, and an appreciation of the role of research at an undergraduate liberal arts institution are essential. Applications should include: (1) a curriculum vita; (2) a letter of application which includes a statement of educational philosophy, teaching experience, and research interests; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) sample of scholarship; (5) three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover; and (6) graduate transcripts. Send to: Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219, Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15 and continue until the position is filled. Interviewing will occur at the 2011 annual meetings of the AAA. Many thanks for considering this request. Sincerely, Oren Kosansky Associate Professor of Anthropology Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Lewis and Clark College 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road Portland, OR 97219-7899 tel: 503-768-7661 fax: 503-768-7620 e-mail:

The University of California, Santa Barbara

UCSB Dept of Anthropology. Sociocultural Ecological Anthropologist The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociocultural anthropology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2012. We seek a social scientist specializing in ecological and/or environmental anthropology. The successful candidate’s research focus may be in any area of ecological and/or environmental anthropology, including human/environmental relationships, equity and climate change, political ecology, environmental justice, and human rights and the environment. Other topical approaches are open, but research must be empirical with sound theoretical foundations. The successful candidate must have an active program of field research. Geographical area of specialization is open but interest in Oceania, Asia, Africa, or Latin America is preferable. The successful candidate must demonstrate ability to teach the lower-division introductory course in sociocultural anthropology and upper-division undergraduate courses in areas related to the candidate’s specialization. The ability to direct graduate students and to contribute to graduate training in sociocultural theory and in research methods also is crucial. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the date of the appointment. Please send a letter detailing research and teaching experience and plans, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to Casey Walsh, Chair, Sociocultural Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3210. Applications should be postmarked on or before December 1, 2011. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Grand Valley State University

The Anthropology Department seeks a broadly trained cultural anthropologist to teach in our four-field undergraduate program. The successful candidate must demonstrate teaching and scholarly excellence in Latin American culture, with emphases in language/linguistics and gender. Full time teaching in cultural anthropology, research, and service in the community, related to expertise. Depending upon expertise, the incumbent will be expected to teach existing courses, including: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Language and Culture, Advanced Cross-Cultural Linguistics, Gender, Mesoamerica, Theory, and Methods. Demonstrated completion of Ph.D. by June 2012 is required. Candidate must be committed to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity and its general education goals. Those interested should apply here: If you have questions about the position, contact Dr. Deana Weibel, Anthropology Search Committee Chair at or call her at (616) 331-3346. More information is available at

New Mexico State University

Honors College Position Availability – New Mexico State University Department: Honors College Position Title: Assistant Professor Rank: Assistant Professor, tenure track Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience Effective Date: Fall 2012 New Mexico State University seeks to fill a tenure track assistant professor position in an interdisciplinary field that will provide depth to its Honors College, strength to an academic department, and diversity to its faculty. Although the appointment will be made in an academic department, the candidate’s teaching responsibilities will include one course per semester in the Honors College, with the remainder of the teaching, scholarship, and service/outreach assignment to be determined by the relevant academic department. Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a terminal degree from an accredited institution by the time of appointment and be eligible for appointment in any academic department that offers General Education courses. Preferred Qualifications: The candidate should have prior experience teaching courses at the undergraduate level as well as a track record promoting the educational achievement of undergraduate underrepresented minority students. The candidate should also have a record of scholarship and/or creative activity in the appropriate discipline. Applications are especially encouraged from persons whose scholarship emphasizes one or more of the following interdisciplinary perspectives: • health disparities • nanotechnology • ethics, including bio/medical ethics • economic development, including entrepreneurship • Southwestern and border history and/or culture • social and/or environmental justice • sustainability • the social, cultural, and/or educational experiences of underrepresented minorities. Examples of Duties: The candidate will have academic responsibilities in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of the discipline in which the appointment is made. As part of the regular teaching assignment, the candidate will also develop and teach one course per semester in the Honors College. Depending on the academic department of appointment, the person selected may also be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, maintain a scholarly agenda, and serve on university committees. For detailed information and complete application procedures for this position, please visit the NMSU Human Resources web site at: To apply: Please upload the required materials using the online form below. Or, if you prefer, you may email the required application materials to Dr. William Eamon, Dean, Honors College, New Mexico State University at: Required Materials 1. a cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the position and addressing both the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position; 2. a statement of scholarly activities; 3. brief descriptions of two interdisciplinary honors courses appropriate for general education that the candidate proposes to teach; 4. a curriculum vitae; and 5. the names and contact information of 3 references. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011; applications received after this date may be considered. Apply Online You may apply by uploading the required materials using this online form. Please use .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) or .doc (Microsoft Word) format. Please upload the required materials as a single application file. Click here to apply.

University of California at Merced

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced invites applications from exceptional scholars and teachers at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level in Biological Anthropology. Research specialization in contemporary or past human populations, with preferred methodological expertise in osteological, genetic, or isotopic analysis; interests in health, nutrition, reproduction, migration, or adaptation. The successful candidate will complement and enhance existing strengths in the Anthropology program; be active in field or laboratory research; and be willing to work to establish creative, vigorous teaching and research programs involving undergraduates and interdisciplinary graduate students, including developing an undergraduate methods course. The University of California at Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples. Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology, with an emphasis in Biological Anthropology, by July 1, 2012. Demonstrated research excellence and potential for future productivity in Biological Anthropology; and demonstrated teaching excellence. Contribution and commitment to education and outreach for students of diverse backgrounds, particularly disadvantaged or underrepresented students. For more information and how to apply:


We are conducting a tenure-track search at Tufts for an environmental anthropologist, the review of applications for which begins on October 1. We are trying to build a diverse pool of strong candidates. I would be most grateful if you could circulate our ad, which I’m pasting in below, on your e-list to your members. With thanks and best wishes, Rosalind Shaw Rosalind Shaw Associate Professor and Interim Chair Department of Anthropology Eaton Hall Tufts University Medford, MA 02155 USA Tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the Anthropology of the Environment, beginning September 2012. Topical focus can include, but is not limited to, environment and health, environmental justice, environmental media and communication, resource use, sustainability, climate change, disasters and aftermaths, food security, and globalization as it relates to environmental crisis and regulation. Geographical area open. Preference will be given to candidates who are actively engaged in a program of field research and who are willing to develop a capstone undergraduate research experience outside the classroom. Evidence of a strong record of scholarship required. PhD in Anthropology and teaching experience required. Candidate will be expected to teach Environmental Anthropology as an introductory course, as a mid-level course with a regional focus, and as an upper-level undergraduate seminar. Also expected to teach Anthropological Thought in rotation. This position is part of a multidisciplinary cluster-hiring initiative designed to deepen and broaden the Environmental Studies program as well as to enhance traditional academic departments. To apply, submit cover letter and CV to Review of applications begins October 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

University of South Florida

The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida (USF) seeks an Assistant Professor with expertise in Biological Anthropology and Human Biology to begin Fall 2012. Areas of interest should complement those of the current faculty and might include areas such as: developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), evolutionary medicine, life history and health disparities, human plasticity (developmental plasticity, neuroplasticity, epigenetics), biocultural approaches to human biology, mixed methods (e.g., ethnographic, biomarkers and other biological measures), and applied biological anthropology. Geographic area is open. Candidates must be committed to four-field anthropology and applied anthropology, and hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of appointment. Interdisciplinary research is strongly encouraged by the department and the university. Located in the Tampa Bay metropolitan region, USF has Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, the Moffitt Cancer Center (NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center), the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, and departments in Arts and Sciences focusing on different facets of health and illness. Therefore, candidates should be prepared to engage in interdisciplinary research with institutional colleagues. Further, as a Carnegie ranked ‘Very High Research’ institution, the successful candidate will be expected to apply for external funding to support their research portfolio. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses as required by the department; develop courses within their own specialization; and mentor M.A. and Ph.D. students. Applicants should provide evidence of teaching competence and research success (i.e., external funding and publication). The Department of Anthropology offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in applied anthropology, a dual degree in anthropology and public health, and a concentration in biocultural medical anthropology. The department has 21 full-time faculty, several post-doctoral fellows, and more than 170 graduate students. For further information about the department and university, visit our web site: To apply for this position, applicants must apply on line at Follow instructions for applying for a faculty position. You will need to upload to the website: a letter detailing experience and interest in the position, a complete CV, evidence of teaching success, up to three research publications, and contact information for three (3) references. Applications must be received by November 15, 2011. The University of South Florida is an affirmative action, equal access, equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For ADA accommodations, contact Debbie Roberson (813-974-0775) at least five working days prior to need. USF is an AA/EA/EO institution.

Cal State University San Bernardino

The Dept of Anthropology at Cal State U San Bernardino is seeking to fill a tenure-track position in sociocultural anth. Our ad has been posted on the AAA jobs website. However, I am keen that knowledge of our position is widely disseminated among Latina and Latino anthropologists. The publication Hispanic Outlook in Education named CSUSB as one of its Publisher’s Picks in recognition of the fact that we offer strong educational opportunities for Hispanic students. We are striving towards matching the diversity of our faculty to the diversity of our students.