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Assistant Professor of Anthropology  « Position Deleted on 12/10/2012 »

Institution: The University of Memphis
Location: Memphis, TN
Category:
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Anthropology
Posted: 09/01/2012
Type: Full Time
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Job Summary: The University of Memphis, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology with a specialization in Applied Anthropology and emphasis on Globalization and Development. The position will begin August 2013. The U of Memphis offers the BA and a nationally recognized MA program in Applied Anthropology established in 1976 with an emphasis on engaged scholarship, and concentrations in (1) Globalization, Development, and Culture, (2) Medical Anthropology, as well as a graduate certificate in museum studies. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching introductory undergraduate courses in cultural anthropology and area/topical studies, as well as globalization and development courses at the graduate level. Specialization is open, but should complement existing faculty strengths. Research in African and/or African American contexts, strong methodological skills, and ability to train students in a range of methodologies are preferable. Must demonstrate a commitment to developing a local/regional research agenda and mentor graduate students in anthropological practice. Application reviews begin November 1 and may continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will occur at the 2012 American Anthropological Association meetings November 14-18 in San Francisco, CA.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in anthropology by June 2013

Special Instructions to Applicants: The applicant must upload a cover letter including statement of teaching & research experience and interest, full vita & names of 3 references, including phone/fax/email.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience

Hiring Range: Competitive; commensurate with experience

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer