Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Anthropology advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

Next year's page: Anthropology 2021-2022


Why is there one page this year for all subfields?  This is going to make things very confusing and clustered.  Can pages please be split into seperate sites for each subfield as they have always been in years past?

Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

Please contribute to transparency in the academy by adding yourself and your advisors to the Academic Tree project.

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021

RECENT ACTIVITY on Anthropology 2020-2021 Wiki[]

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Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[]

Appalachian State University - TT Associate/Full Professor - Chair of Anthropology - Deadline 21 Dec 2020[]

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair at the rank of Professor (advanced Associate Professors may be considered).

This is a tenure-track 9 month position with twelve month duties, appointment to begin July 1, 2021. Candidates must have a PhD in Anthropology. Anthropologists from any subfield are welcome to apply.

We seek an individual with a leadership philosophy oriented toward building consensus and fostering collaborative and equitable relations. The successful candidate will provide evidence of administrative experience and skill; provide evidence of fostering collaborative relations and partnerships within and beyond the university; maintain an active research program in Anthropology; and demonstrate strengths in undergraduate teaching. We value candidates interested in working with us to nurture a vibrant undergraduate anthropology curriculum and community that fosters hope and prepares students to face the future. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

The Department of Anthropology is a four-field undergraduate program with 13 tenure lines and more than 150 majors. Our faculty excel in scholarship and teaching, carrying a 12 hour load with 3 hours of reassign time for those with an active research agenda, and considerable service commitments within and beyond the institution. Our current faculty expertise, research clusters, facilities, curriculum, and field school programs are described on our website, click here. Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

The department has an appointed chair with the general responsibility for guiding the department toward selected goals. It is the specific responsibility of the chair to:

  • Participate in the development of University policies and be responsible for their communication and implementation at the department level;
  • Communicate the needs of the department (personnel, space, fiscal) to the appropriate administrative units;
  • Serve as an advocate for the department and represent the department in the University, the community, to appropriate external agencies, and at meetings of learned and professional societies;
  • Provide leadership in the recruitment and appointment of faculty members;
  • Arrange effective and equitable distribution of faculty responsibilities, including: (i) teaching duties and committee assignments within the department; (ii) evaluate and counsel with all departmental faculty members concerning the performance of their duties;
  • Encourage and support good teaching, scholarly activity, and professional development within the department;
  • Initiate, in consultation with the appropriate faculty committee recommendations for appointment, reappointment, promotion, tenure, and dismissal in accordance with the University and college policy;
  • Endeavor to maintain faculty morale by reducing, resolving, or preventing conflicts;
  • Make salary recommendations in accordance with University and college guidelines;
  • Organize and coordinate the departmental faculty and staff in developing, implementing and evaluating short and long-range departmental goals, objectives, standards, and programs;
  • Work with the faculty to develop standards, curricula, and procedures, which provide adequate preparation of graduates for professional or further academic endeavor;
  • Provide for appropriate advisement of students majoring in the department;
  • Provide leadership in supporting equality of opportunity and the protections available to members of the University community under all applicable laws;
  • Manage the departmental resources, including the budget, in accordance with college and University guidelines;
  • Participate in planning capital improvements and maintenance of physical facilities;
  • Endeavor to secure and maintain adequate supplies, materials, and equipment for the department;
  • Supervise the departmental support staff; and
  • Lead full departmental meetings (with the exception of PTC meetings) and ensure that formal agendas be sent out ahead of time and that minutes be approved at the next departmental meeting.

As a part of the COVID-19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID-19 pandemic, as necessary.

A complete application consists of:

(1) Letter of application;

(2) Statement on leadership philosophy;

(3) Statement on diversity and inclusion;

(4) Current C.V.;

(5) Names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references.

Contact Diane Mines, Search Committee Chair at with questions.

Review of applications will begin on December 21, and applications will continue to be reviewed util the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

Appalachian State University is an equal employment opportunity employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or [[1]]

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

- Offer has been made and accepted (4/29)

Bowdoin College (ME) - Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Tenure-Track) Deadline: Sept. 12, 2020[]

The Department of Anthropology at Bowdoin College invites applications for a tenure-track position in anthropological archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2021. We seek candidates whose research and teaching focus on historic or prehistoric archaeology.

We are particularly interested in candidates who focus on topics such as colonialism; transnational cultural encounters; circulation of people and goods; alliances, conflicts, and violence; identities and inequalities; and/or material culture, cultural heritage, and ethics. We seek a colleague who will collaborate with us in a program that integrates the subdisciplines of cultural anthropology and anthropological archaeology. We also encourage applications from candidates whose teaching incorporates decolonizing, experiential, issue-based, and/or digital and computational pedagogies.

The ideal candidate will have a geographic specialization in the Americas (North, Central, or South America) or the Arctic-North Atlantic region. We also will consider those candidates whose topical specializations align with the specific areas of interest listed above but whose geographic expertise lies in another region of the world.

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. In your application materials, please address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentoring would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin requires a strong commitment to research and a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. The College offers opportunities for professional development, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidates will teach courses in their areas of expertise and will contribute to the rotation of core courses for the major in Anthropology (including Introduction to World Prehistory). A Ph.D. in Anthropology is expected by date of appointment.

We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of partners and spouses of members of the faculty.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit: 1) a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda, describes your teaching experience, and explains your potential contribution to a diverse and inclusive learning environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) one article- or chapter-length writing sample (approximately 8000 words); 4) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Candidates should indicate how their research and teaching specializations contribute to the areas under which the search is organized.

Review of applications will begin September 12, 2020. We expect to conduct this search remotely in consideration of the health and safety of candidates and the Bowdoin community.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (32.7% students of color, 6% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:

Lafayette College (USA: PA). Assistant Professor of International Affairs (Tenure-Track; note: focus on transnational migration, post-colonialism, diaspora studies, etc.). Deadline: 17 February 2021. Job Ad on Interfolio.

-Is there any update on this?

-Did anyone hear anything?

- I applied, but Interfolio is not saying anything different than the usual. (3/18) -- learned the following from email exchange with the Chair: due to a large number of applications it will take them a few weeks to decide on finalists (no additional information) -- thank you for sharing the info! if you don't mind sharing, when did the email exchange occur? In other words, when do the "few weeks" begin? -- sorry for the confusion it was 3/18 (yesterday)....

- I am afraid the search will be cancelled for budgetary reasons.

-The search is still on (confirmation from department on 4/16) --Thank you for sharing this! Do you know anything about what stage the search is at, are the long-listed candidates contacted?

-I don't know what stage the search is at or if anyone has been contacted. (4/19)

-Still no news anyone?

-The position is removed from the faculty openings list on the college's website--the search is cancelled it seems.


-Has it been confirmed the search is canceled? Any other updates?

-I've heard an offer was made a while ago. it disgusts me that the department did not bother to notify the applicants at any stage.

-Confirmed with the department on 5/27 that the position was filled. So rude that they didn't bother sending an email until I wrote to ask.

North Carolina State University - Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Medical) (Tenure-Track) Review begins October 10, no deadline set.[]

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is accepting applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) appointment as a cultural anthropologist with a focus on medical anthropology to begin Fall 2021. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology by start date (anticipated 8/16/2021); strong record or promise of research and publication, including potential for obtaining extramural funding; strong commitment to student mentorship. Teaching load is two courses per semester for research active faculty. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. While specific research topic is open, geographic area of specialization must lie outside Latin America and candidates should have a strong background in ethnographic research. Priority will be given to candidates who can teach qualitative research methods, anthropological theory, and whose research complements existing program strengths by speaking to topics such as health disparities, environmental and occupational risk, physical trauma, as well as transnational aspects of illness and healthcare. The Anthropology program at NCSU values a holistic approach, and candidates with the ability to reach across sub-disciplinary boundaries are especially welcome.  Formal screening of applications will begin October 10, and will continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must apply online by going to 

All applicants should submit a vita and a cover letter. The vita should include the names of three references and their email addresses. The cover letter should describe qualifications, research agenda, and teaching interests and philosophy. Applicants may be contacted for additional materials such as writing samples and evidence of effective teaching.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

  • Has anyone got any updates?
    • An initial round of interviews for 8 long-listed candidates took place last week (week of October 26)

Vermont Folklife Center  (Director of Education)[]

Job Title: Director of Education

Reports To: Executive Director

Position: Full-time (40 hours/week)

Compensation: $60,000 salary, with health insurance and TIAA retirement plan with employer match.


The Vermont Folklife Center (VFC), founded in 1984, is a nationally recognized cultural research and education organization that uses ethnography to gain a deeper understanding of Vermont’s diverse communities and to strengthen connections between them. VFC serves Vermonters across the state through four major programs: Archive, Education, Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Vision and Voice Exhibition. All four programs are grounded in collaborative ethnographic research and documentation with cultural communities in Vermont. VFC builds programs around community grassroots concerns and our partners’ expertise. This method highlights the dignity, insight and potential of all Vermonters in the hopes of contributing to a more equitable, tolerant and inclusive society.


The Director of Education is an integral member of the VFC staff whose primary responsibility is to administer VFC’s robust, statewide education programming. The aim of VFC’s education program is to create pathways for Vermonters to see, participate in, and comprehend the transformative power of ethnography as a method for education and social change. The Director of Education will organize and direct programs that teach ethnographic methods and concepts, and provide training and support to Vermonters seeking to undertake their own community-defined, cultural initiatives.

VFC’s Education program plays a central role in supporting the mission and vision of VFC, providing opportunities for dialogue and collaboration between VFC staff, students, educators, families and local communities throughout Vermont. Through this position, VFC seeks to build connections across divides, promote equity, and foster empathy and mutual respect.

A strong candidate for this position is a trained and experienced ethnographer committed to community-based research and education initiatives. While knowledge of traditional arts is an asset, this position particularly seeks a candidate with a strong vision for how ethnography can be transformative for learning and engagement in multiple educational contexts. Accordingly, it encompasses the following duties and responsibilities.


  • Conduct ethnography and digital media workshops for students and instructors in K-12 and higher education settings.
  • Coordinate Summer Institute (1-2 week ethnographic field school).
  • Hold workshops for the general public.


  • Offer fee-for-service consultancies for schools, school districts, community groups, businesses, nonprofits.
  • Provide ad hoc advising/support for educators and other participants in Summer Institute.
  • Carry out original ethnographic fieldwork in Vermont (in coordination with VFC’s research priorities).


  • Develop lessons, curricula, learning guides for educators and students.
  • Create examples of ethnographic media (audio/podcast, physical and online exhibitions, text, video).
  • Curate and share archival materials.


  • Build and sustain communities of practice among educators, students, folklorists, ethnographers, artists, and media specialists.
  • Maintain existing, and build new, collaborative working partnerships with like-minded organizations and entities.


  • Supervise one part-time education staff.
  • Participate in long-range program planning and budgeting.
  • Write grants for education programming/operations and statewide ethnographic fieldwork.
  • Promote education programming and education-related web content.
  • Coordinate Internship program.
  • Collaborate with VFC staff on other projects and programs, as needed.
  • Represent VFC in the local, state, regional community and maintain working relationships with relevant regional and national professional associations.


PhD awarded by May 2020 or earlier in folklore studies, ethnomusicology, anthropology, or applied anthropology preferred. MA in folklore or ethnomusicology and minimum 7 years professional experience in public folklore or applied ethnomusicology also considered.

  • Professional experience in higher education and/or K-12 education.
  • Demonstrated experience in program or project management.
  • Competency with digital media documentation technology (audio, still image and/or video).
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Must have valid and current driver’s license, insurance, and reliable transportation.

Essential Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct fieldwork-based ethnographic research projects.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts concisely and effectively to a broad range of individuals, organizations and non-specialist audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce ethnographic texts (e.g. audio, photography, video, visual art, writing).
  • Demonstrated experience in program/project management.
  • Demonstrated ability as an engaging and effective educator.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Competency in digital media editing, computer operating systems and website content management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and participate in consensus-based decision making.
  • Capacity to take initiative and work independently.
  • Demonstrated productivity and creativity.
  • Competency in meeting diversity, equity, inclusion and access goals in programming and administrative processes.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, see, walk, sit for extended periods, travel, and occasionally stand, use hands to feel and hold, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • The ability to drive an automobile during the day and night is critical. The work environment is varied and may take place in a wide range of venues. (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


  • Cover letter (350-500 words)
  • Resume or CV (4 pages maximum)
  • Ethnographic writing sample or excerpt (15 pages maximum)
  • Names and contact information for three references

Please submit all requested materials in PDF format to by Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Please include “Director of Education Position Application” in the subject line.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[]

University of Central Arkansas: Adjunct Anthropology[]

The Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology at the University of Central Arkansas seeks candidates for an adjunct position in anthropology for Fall 2021 to teach one to three introductory anthropology classes. Two classes are traditional, face-to-face format on campus and one course is online. If all three courses are taught, this position is eligible for full benefits.

Must be able to teach a four-field, first-year level, Introduction to Anthropology course. If teaching face-to-face courses, must be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:00am and 12:30pm. If teaching online, must be able to use the Blackboard Learning Management System. Master’s degree (or greater) in Anthropology. Teaching experience preferred.

Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

To be considered, applicants must submit (1) a letter of interest addressing their qualifications and ability to work in a university setting; (2) a current CV; (3) contact information for at least two references; and (4) unofficial transcripts.


Appalachian State University (Boone, NC): Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology with Focus on Gender and Sexuality[]

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University seeks candidates for a one-year non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in sociocultural anthropology. Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology by the time of the start date as well as a specialization in gender and sexuality studies. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a salaried position that carries benefits.

The successful hire will teach a 4/4 load that includes courses for both General Education and for the B.S. and B.A. programs of study in the major. Courses will include teaching two general education courses (Gender, Race, and Class and Understanding Culture), core intro course for the major (Cultural Anthropology), and a course based upon their research expertise.

Applicants must provide: (1) letter of application including information about relevant research and teaching goals and experience; (2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; (3) a representative set of relevant teaching evaluations; and (4) a statement on experience and commitment to diversity. All application materials should be uploaded as a single PDF to: Review of all applications will begin after a priority deadline of May 28th, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University has 13 tenure-track faculty and nearly 200 majors. After nearly five years of growth and program building, it is now the largest undergraduate-only anthropology department in the United States. Please visit to learn more.

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Additional information about the University and the surrounding area is located at

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all. We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or [[2]]. For questions on the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Christina Sornito at [[3]]. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

As a part of the COVID-19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state, and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID-19 pandemic, as necessary.

Haverford College, Pennsylvania, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology (posted August 2021)

The Department of Anthropology of Haverford College is hiring for a full-time one-year position (with possibility of another year) to start immediately. The department is particularly interested in someone who focuses on Black feminism, urban ethnography, critical race theory, queer theory, and health inequalities. The department is also open to other areas of research and geographical foci. The teaching load is 2/3. We are a highly collegial department and make every effort to support new and emerging scholars. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC scholars. Please send your CV and a cover letter to Zolani Ngwane at

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA): Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowships, Race, Place, Equity and Justice[]

Review of applications will begin April 12, 2021.

As part of the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Foundation, the UVA Department of Anthropology hopes to provide a departmental home to a Postdoctoral Fellow in Race, Place, Equity, and Justice. We seek a rising scholar who will have received their Ph.D. degree between August 24, 2019 and August 24, 2021.

This 2-year fellowship is part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ mission to further our understanding of the legacies of racial inequity, and to enhance the career trajectory of an underrepresented scholar whose work engages global and comparative dimensions of Race, Place, Equity, and Justice (to access the application portal, please follow the link at the top of this message). This position reflects of our collective commitment to pursuing an on-going reexamination of Anthropology, its fraught colonial legacies, and its potential for grounded theory and collaborative research.

We welcome applications from all scholars working in these areas, and especially those who:

  • Tend to situational interactions of race, setter colonialism, indigeneity, diaspora, and migration.
  • Use collaborative research methodologies.
  • Do research in connection with justice-oriented social movements and/or community-based initiatives related to environmental care and protection; climate change; resilience and adaptation; cultural heritage management; deep-time histories; migration, diaspora and colonization; language revitalization; or health, healing, and well-being.
  • Explore the politics of science, race, and knowledge sovereignty.

Please contact James Igoe, Department Chair, with any questions.  [[4]]


Oklahoma State University (OK, USA): Assistant Professor of Public History (Cultural Resource Management focus). Feb 15, 2021. TT.[]

The Oklahoma State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Public History beginning in August 2021. Candidates with experience in the broadly defined area of Cultural Resource Management, including historic preservation, tribal or indigenous cultural heritage management, historical archaeology, or other similarly engaged public history activities are especially encouraged to apply.  Research specialization and periodization are open.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in public history, as well as lower­ division American history surveys, upper-division courses, and graduate seminars in the area of specialization. The teaching load is 2-2.

Additional duties include contributing to the public history program and graduate program within the Department of History, arranging and supervising student internships, organizing outreach events, recruiting and advising graduate and undergraduate students, and carrying out public-facing historical work. Candidates are expected to support the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods, and engage communities across and beyond OSU. Conference travel funding and research/project support is available.


Minimum Qualifications: PhD at time of employment, with graduate work and/or professional experience in public history.

Application Instructions[]

Submit cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to https://apply.interfolio.corn/82926 . To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by February 15, 2021. Candidates might be requested to supply additional materials. Salary competitive. The filling of this position is contingent upon availability of funding.

Loyola University Chicago (IL, USA) Position Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Archaeologist of structural inequality, North America. Jan 4th, 2021. TT.[]

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, for academic year 2021-22. The department seeks candidates who undertake North American-based archaeological research into material cultures of inequality, with a special focus on race. We are especially interested in emergent archaeologists whose research addresses structural inequality, segregated landscapes, or settler colonialism. Applicants should describe how their research advances goals of community-based collaboration, equity, and justice, as well as how their work could contribute to interdepartmental programs. The successful candidate will be joining a department with eight full-time faculty members, and over 140 majors and minors. For more information about the department, please visit

This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We seek candidates with an excellent record of teaching and research and a deep commitment to undergraduate education. Candidates will be expected to teach two courses per semester, contribute to and develop interdisciplinary initiatives that enhance collaboration between Life and Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Humanities, and serve on Departmental committees. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants.

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.


The Juilliard School; Asst. Prof, Liberal Arts; Writing - review begins 4/6/2021[]

The Department of Liberal Arts at the Juilliard School seeks applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track, assistant professor. Successful applicants will teach in the department’s writing, core, and elective curricula. Candidates must have experience in teaching First Year Composition and must be dedicated to the department’s core curriculum, which emphasizes critical reading and writing, cross-cultural thinking, and the humanities and social sciences. A disciplinary specialization in the social sciences, especially political anthropology, cultural anthropology, sociology, geography, or social psychology, is preferred. Opportunities to teach electives in the field of specialization will be provided. The ideal candidate will demonstrate skills in interdisciplinary and collaborative pedagogy. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand upon application, must have significant teaching experience as instructor of record and the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, and administrators) with diplomacy and tact.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses per year. While Juilliard does not grant tenure, new faculty can expect, after two years of service on annual contracts, to earn renewable three-year contracts.

Applicants should submit:

1. a letter of interest that includes a brief discussion of teaching experience, current scholarship, and approaches to teaching and research

2. a curriculum vitae

3. a more detailed statement of teaching philosophy, including an explanation of the manner in which a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging translates into classroom practice (2 pages or 1000 words max).

All materials should be received by April 6, 2021; materials may be submitted at under listing for Faculty - Liberal Arts, Core/Writing. Late applications may be considered until the position is filled. After an initial review, some applicants will be asked to submit letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Finalists will be asked to perform a teaching demonstration. Interviews will be held by videoconference. Receipt of materials will be acknowledged by email.

Juilliard Statement on commitment to EDIB: The Juilliard School has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness throughout the community and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the School's faculty. For more information, please see the following link:

University of Nevada, Reno: Assistant Professor, Linguistic Anthropology - Deadline January 24 (recently extended)

Job Description

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track position in linguistic anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a scholar with a strong theoretical and methodological background in linguistic anthropology and an ethnographic approach to the study of language and culture. Preferred areas of focus include: minority/minoritized languages; bilingual and multilingual communities; language, race, and ethnicity; Indigenous languages; language shift, loss, and revitalization; and related fields. All theoretical approaches in linguistic anthropology are welcome, and geographic specialization is open; we encourage applicants who demonstrate willingness for substantive engagement with local communities. Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in linguistic anthropology, periodically teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, and mentor students in our M.A. and PhD program. The teaching load of this position is 2-2, with two pre-tenure course releases. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and collegial 4-field anthropology department at the flagship research institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education.

Link to posting:

Required Qualifications

A PhD in Anthropology/Linguistic Anthropology or a closely related field with an ethnographic approach to the study of language and culture. PhD must be in hand by July 1, 2021.

Evidence of an active research agenda through publications and/or grants and/or research plans and potential.

Demonstrated excellence, or clear evidence of potential for excellence, in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Specialization in minority/minoritized languages; bilingual and multilingual communities; language, race, and ethnicity; Indigenous languages; language shift, loss, and revitalization; or related fields.

Evidence of a commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body and to contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus.

Contact Information

Search Chair: Dr. Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology - [[5]]

Search Coordinator: Jeannie Harrison, Office Manager and Assistant to Department Chair - [[6]]

Application Components

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter that addresses research and teaching

3) Contact Information for three professional references

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

Letters of reference and writing samples may be requested at a later stage of the search process.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Biocultural), University of Southern Mississippi (Jan. 11, 2021, TT)[]

The School of Social Science and Global Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in anthropology to begin in August of 2021. The position is open to all specialties in biocultural anthropology, but priority will be given to those who complement/augment existing faculty specialties.

Those with a research focus in medical anthropology, growth and development, and/or nutritional anthropology are especially encouraged to apply. The ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines, including the dual master's degree program with Public Health, is also desirable.

The successful candidate will assume a 3/3 teaching load that may include the following classes: four-field introduction to anthropology, introduction to archaeology and biological anthropology, medical anthropology, as well as electives in the applicant's particular area of expertise.

Special Instructions to Candidates

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) statement of teaching philosophy and interests, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (including evaluations if available), (5) writing sample, and (6) names and contact information of three references. Unofficial transcripts will be requested of finalists prior to interviews. Official transcripts are required prior to extending an offer to the preferred candidate. Review of applications will begin on January 11th and will continue until finalists are selected.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Anthropology by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of effective teaching that seeks to engage a diverse student body; An established publication record; An active research agenda that fosters mentorship with and fieldwork opportunities for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

Access the online application:

Western Connecticut State University (CT, USA). Macricostas Endowed Teaching Fellowship in Hellenic and Greek Studies. Feb. 8, 2021. (NT, PT)

Western Connecticut State University’s Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Macricostas Endowed Teaching Fellowship in Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies for the 2021-2022 academic year.

This is a two-semester, part-time faculty appointment comprised of a partial teaching load in the incumbent’s area of specialization and reassigned time to develop and implement co-curricular experiences, in consultation with the Macricostas Executive Stewardship Committee, that meet the following objectives: (1) Educate students, the university community, and the general public about the contributions that Ancient Greece has made to contemporary civilization; (2) Invite scholarly study of the Classics and Modern Greece; and (3) Demonstrably promote the discipline of Greek and Hellenic Studies at WCSU.

The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences is home to 13 departments offering 21 undergraduate majors and 8 graduate majors, and offers a variety of ways for students to further their education. Housed in the Department of Philosophy and Humanistic Studies, the Macricostas Endowed Teaching Fellowship is open to any discipline that involves Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies. We welcome all applicants, including those with the required expertise but desire to teach remotely. Applicants who wish to teach remotely must provide evidence of experience with and effectiveness in online teaching and if selected would be able to work from their current location. The Macricostas Fellow will be expected to be available for interactions with students, faculty, and the general public that contribute to the intellectual life of the university and the local community. Examples of cocurricular experiences may include but are not limited to public presentations on the Macricostas Fellow’s ongoing research, consulting with relevant local/regional agencies and organizations, hosting relevant speakers, and organizing in-person or virtual trips to regional events or exhibits of relevant interest to the campus community and general public. The Macricostas Fellow will perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary. Office space, related budget, and travel funds will be provided, as well as shared access to clerical support. Grant opportunities are available to support research and conference attendance.

Qualifications: Terminal degree in an academic discipline related to Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies or equivalent experience/background; record of distinguished scholarship; prior successful teaching experience in a higher education environment; leadership and/or service experience; excellent written and oral communication skills.

WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. Salary & Benefits: $14,856 per semester ($1,857.00 per credit hour) with a terminal degree for a part-time position of eight (8) credit hours per semester. Additional information on part time employment at WCSU may be found at

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application outlining their interest in and qualifications for the position, areas of teaching expertise and experience, service and/or leadership experience, and research interest; statement of teaching philosophy; current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching, scholarship, and/or service/leadership to Dr. Çiğdem Üsekes at: All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Monday, February 8, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted. State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire via the following link. Any questions may be directed to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity. Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer.

Leiden University (Netherlands). Assistant Professor. Digital/Audiovisual/Multimodal. Deadline Feb 21. TT. Link to job ad.

Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (CADS) at Leiden University studies the everyday practices of individuals, groups, and communities worldwide, to situate them within complex global challenges. Our CADS research program Global Vulnerabilities and Social Resilience focusses on three areas of research: Sustainability, Diversity, and Digitalization. At CADS we propagate a signature methodology consisting of a unique mix of qualitative, quantitative, digital and visual methods grounded in ethnographic fieldwork. We do this research along both disciplinary and interdisciplinary lines, together with our academic and preferred societal partners. The CADS teaching program is home to a vibrant student community consisting of as many as 25 nationalities. Diversity is key to who we are and what we do; in creating an inclusive learning environment where a diversity of experiences and perspectives is fully supported, in our own research and in appointing research and teaching staff.

We intend to strengthen our research and education in the field of digital, audiovisual, and multimodal anthropology and for that reason we aim to complement our team with an assistant professor in this field. We offer a temporary position for one year starting 1st July 2021. Depending upon performance and budget, the appointment can be extended for a second year with a view to permanent employment. A permanent appointment may be possible after the temporary term depending on good performance and available budget. Conditions of good performance, consistent with the selection criteria, are set at the beginning of the contract.

Please submit online your application no later than 21 February 2021 via the blue button of our application system. The selection procedure will take place mid-march. Selected candidates will be invited for an (online) interview and job talk with presentation for the CADS team. You are kindly requested to be available in this period.

Applications should include:

  • A one-page statement of interest indicating the names of your two referees (cover letter);
  • A CV with list of your publications;
  • A one-page research statement covering your current and future research plans;
  • Two articles or papers, plus other possible formats you have been working on;
  • A one-page diversity statement in which you briefly explain, based on your own experiences, how you aim for an inclusive teaching environment which benefits the performance of all students. You are encouraged to include sample syllabi and teaching evaluations.

Please ask your two referees to submit recommendation letters commenting on your professional qualifications and suitability for the position.

International Affairs: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Deadline Feb 17

Lafayette College

Easton, PA

The International Affairs Program at Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2021. We are a nationally-ranked interdisciplinary program in global studies and we seek applicants with expertise in global and transnational patterns of power, culture, and identity. Priority will be given to applicants with a demonstrated research agenda that reflects the transnational flows of people (e.g. diaspora, migration, refugees, labor) or ideas (e.g. colonialism, post-colonialism, indigeneity, race) and how these patterns intersect with systemic structures of inequality and exclusion. We seek candidates who show exceptional promise as scholars and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and service. Scholars of color and from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant social science (such as Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Urban Studies, Area Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies). Preferred areas of specialization are migration, development, post-colonialism and/or critical race theory. Experience teaching multi-disciplinary methods to undergraduates is also essential, as is a deep commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship. In addition to teaching the core courses in the major, faculty members will develop and offer courses in their areas of expertise. The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, and 3/2 thereafter. More information about International Affairs is available at

Applications should be submitted to and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and sample of scholarly work (max. 25 pages) Three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted via the Interfolio site. In their materials, candidates should address how their teaching and research will support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Review of applications will begin February 17 and continue until the position is filled.

Lafayette College is a highly selective private undergraduate college in Easton, PA with academic programs and opportunities characteristic of larger institutions. The College is located approximately 65 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all its students, staff, and faculty. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Word on the Street[]

Anyone heard about the Emory positions?

The Swarthmore job wasn't posted here, but I wonder if anyone has heard back yet? Posting here:

I was rejected by Swarthmore's Environmental Humanities position on 11/8.

- Likewise, I was hoping to have been notified for a first round interview by now, but nothing. It feels too far gone at this point, but I don't have anything concrete so I also wonder if anyone else has heard anything? (10/13)

- Swarthmore rejection letters were sent out Thursday (10/15)

- I sent materials to Swarthmore after the deadline but haven't received a rejection letter. Any chance they might be considering me?