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Assistant Professor or Junior Associate Professor

Position Deleted on 11/01/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Charlottesville, VA
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Anthropology
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured, full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor or junior Associate Professor, from anthropologists with a research focus on the relationship between culture and environmental changes. Research questions might include: how do people react to environmental changes drawing on cultural resources-including local knowledge systems, religions and rituals, language choice, gender identities, kinship structures, social organization, and cultural expressions such as art, literature, poetics and music? How are these changes situated in a wider global context and within a historical context? Geographic area is open.

Required: Candidates must have an ongoing program of research and publication with a focus on culture and environmental changes that integrates in-depth ethnographic study with the advancement of theory. They must also have a commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to engage in interdisciplinary conversations across the University. PhD must be in hand by August 15, 2013.

Preferred: Preference will be given to qualified candidates who have an ability to contribute, through their research, teaching and service, to the diversity of the academic community.

The appointment will be housed in the Anthropology Department (, but the person appointed will hold a two-year Mellon Fellowship in Environmental Humanities at UVa's recently inaugurated Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures, and he or she must show ability to enhance this interdisciplinary community, engaging actively with other Fellows and with other scholars at U.Va. to strengthen scholarship and teaching.

Review of applications will begin August 24, 2012 and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Priority will be given to applications received by October 19, 2012 in selecting candidates for preliminary interviews either at the AAA Meetings in San Francisco (11/14-18, 2012) or by Skype for selected candidates not attending the AAA. However the search will remain open until filled.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVA ( and attach the following: CV, cover letter describing qualifications and research trajectory, two samples of written work that demonstrate integration of ethnography and theory, and contact information for three references; search on posting number 0610454.

Questions regarding the application process for Jobs@UVa should be directed to:
Anne Marie de Marco Rehm
Office Manager
Department of Anthropology
University of Virginia
100 Brooks Hall
P.O. Box 400120
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4120

For additional information contact:
Fred Damon
Chair, Search Committee

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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