Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

The Department of Anthropology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a tenure-track position in language, culture and power at the Assistant Professor level to start Fall 2012, subject to the availability of funding. We seek someone with expertise in linguistic anthropology, whose work takes a critical approach to culture, and who is capable of teaching courses in linguistic and cultural anthropology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Geographical area is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose work focuses on such regions as Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and China. The ideal candidate’s research will engage questions that include, for example, language and social inequality; language and human rights; multilingual communities; language and gender; the language of politics and public policy; or language, race and ethnicity. The successful candidate will strengthen the Department’s Critical Interventions in Theory and Ethnography (CITE) program, which integrates contemporary critical cultural and linguistic theories with deep ethnographic engagement in a world transformed by globalization, with special emphasis on the study of culture, equality, justice, and rights. Candidates holding the Ph.D. are preferred, but in exceptional cases, ABDs will be considered. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching, creative scholarship, and ongoing field research. Application materials should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching interests, one writing sample of fewer than 30 pages, and the names and contact information of three references. Send materials (electronic submissions only, subject line should read “Anthropology Search”) to Prof. Daniel Goldstein, Search Committee Chair, at Review of applications will begin October 1, 2011. As one of 34 public US institutions that belong to the Association of American Universities, Rutgers is among the leading research universities in the US and Canada. Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, with a historic commitment to diversity.

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
  • For more information please see above title for web link

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.