Position Available: Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology

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Assistant Professor, Anthropology
School of Anthropology
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Fall 2016

Position Summary

The University of Arizona School of Anthropology (SOA) invites applications for a tenure eligible/tenure-track Anthropology Assistant Professor position in sociocultural anthropology with a strong background in social theory and evidence of effective and dynamic teaching, especially at the undergraduate level. Topic areas are open, but particular preference will be given to theoretically sophisticated candidates who address issues in environmental/ecological anthropology to complement the University’s strengths in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary environmental studies. Geographic focus is open as well, but preference will be given to candidates with a history of research and fieldwork in South Asia or Africa.

The candidate should have the ability/commitment to teach contemporary social theory and demonstrate the ability/commitment to teach large introductory undergraduate courses as well as upper division courses and graduate semesters. 

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service.
  • Help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology or relevant field by the start of the appointment.
  • Strong background in contemporary social theory and the ability/commitment to teach it.
  • An active anthropological field research program addressing issues of global importance such as climate change; natural resource management and conservation (water security, mining, gas or oil development, etc.); the production of environmental knowledge and governance; structural inequities of race, ethnicity, class, and gender; or economic development and environmental degradation. This work may intersect with any of the following themes: identity, social movements, community engagement, emergent markets, economization, nature, science, or power.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Theoretical experience addressing issues in environmental/ecological anthropology.
  • A history of research and fieldwork in South Asia or Africa.

Required Documents (submit

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Writing Sample

Department Web:    http://anthropology.arizona.edu/

Apply at:    University of Arizona Human Resources
Posting #: F20259  
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