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See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021, Cultural Anthropology 2021-2022, Biological Anthropology 2021-2022

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Open Searches: Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions in Anthropology[]

Arizona State University - NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship [Deadline: Application review begins Nov 22 until filled][]

Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Explaining Differential Success in Biodiversity Knowledge Commons[]

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, fiscal-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in a research project describing and explaining differential outcomes among collaborative, distributed communities of scientists leading biodiversity data commons on a shared software platform. The postdoc will lead ASU projects within the context of a collaborative grant between ASU and Purdue University to investigate the structures, functions, and outcomes of multi-institutional collaborations to digitize, curate and publish observations of biological species from museum collections and citizen science projects. The postdoc will work collaboratively to collect data from qualitative interviews and surveys of biodiversity scientists and stakeholders for the data commons and analyze these data with other quantitative measures of the properties and outcomes. The project PI, Beckett Sterner, is an expert in history and philosophy of data science and faculty in ASU’s School of Life Sciences (SOLS). Project Co-PIs are Zoe Nyssa, an anthropologist of conservation science at Purdue University, and Steve Elliott, who studies the economics, social organizations, and reasoning strategies of research and is affiliated with ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology. The qualified candidate is anticipated to start January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

http://apply.interfolio.com/97682

Essential duties

1.    Conduct qualitative interviews with scientists.

2.    Conduct online surveys of visitors to data portal websites.

3.    Analyze interview and survey data to characterize properties of portals, e.g. as socio-technical infrastructure and communities of practice

4.    Write scientific papers associated with the research.

5.    Travel to meetings to perform the work and present results.

6.    Be an active member in research group activities (e.g., participate in lab meetings, mentor students).

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

· Successful candidates must have at the time of appointment an earned doctorate in a relevant field, including (in alphabetical order): anthropology, biodiversity, bioinformatics, critical data studies, computer science, data science, history and philosophy of science, organizational science, sociology, science and technology studies, and related disciplines.

· Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate training and expertise, either through research or coursework, in qualitative data collection and analysis.

· Successful candidates must show demonstrated success or evidence to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams, a strong record of scholarly achievement, and excellent communication skills.

Desired qualifications

Desired qualifications include a track record of coursework or research experience in one or more of the following skills:

· Survey design and analysis

· Quantitative social network analyses with large data sets

· Quantitative studies of online social communities, e.g. editing behaviors of Wikipedia contributors or issue management in open source software projects

· Data collection and analysis for systematic reviews of published and gray literatures

· Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

· Biodiversity data analysis

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/97682 the following materials:

1.    Cover letter and research interests. Applicants should describe experience and suitability for the position. Unlike a standard cover letter, this proposal should highlight the strengths of the applicant’s experience towards developing and implementing proposed research.

2.    Curriculum vitae or resume.

3.    A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

4.    Contact information (name, email and phone) for two or three references.

Review of applications will begin November 22 and will continue to review bi-weekly until the position is closed.

Boston College Lynch School of Education Assistant Professor of Anthropology of Formative Education & Sociocultural Foundations, begins Fall 2022[]

Application Deadline: apply by November 10, 2021 for full consideration; position open until filled

Description The Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College announces a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a colleague whose scholarship emphasizes a broad vision of education and human development that encompasses the transformation of the whole person in social context – including ethical, emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual and/or interpersonal dimensions. The position is in anthropology, understood as one of the foundational humanistic disciplines of educational thought. The candidate could be appointed to any of the departments in the Lynch School, depending on specific areas of expertise. The successful applicant will have an active research program that is related to the holistic dimensions of education and human development, grounded in the discipline of anthropology, engages with contemporary educational and social theory, and is oriented to traditions of humanistic educational thought.

Priority will be given to applicants who have an established program of scholarship, who have an interest in and ability to communicate their work to broader publics as well as among scholarly peers, and whose work will contribute to innovation across the Lynch School.

What unifies our work is the aspiration to enhance the human condition, to expand the human imagination, and to make the world more just.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have disciplinary grounding in anthropology. Additional expertise in history, philosophy, and/or ethics would be an advantage. Expertise in qualitative research methods, especially ethnography, is highly desirable. Research experience working in a language other than English, outside the U.S. or in transnational contexts, is also desirable.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly writing, evidence of successful teaching, and three letters of reference by uploading to Interfolio. For further information contact the search chair, Dr. Christopher Higgins [christopher.higgins[@]bc.edu].

Review of applications will begin November 10, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Link to application here

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco CA: Assistant/Associate Curator of Anthropology[]

The California Academy of Sciences is seeking candidates to fill the Irvine Chair of Anthropology. The Irvine Chair focuses on research that advances fundamental knowledge within the fields of archaeology, cultural and/or biological anthropology. The new curator would join nearly 100 staff and students in the Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability (IBSS) and help us address some of the world’s most pressing problems related to biodiversity conservation, evolutionary processes, ecosystem health, and global environmental change – and communicate findings to diverse audiences. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program in anthropology (archaeology, cultural and/or biological), provide service to the scientific and Academy communities, pursue external funding, engage in outreach activities, and mentor students. In addition, this position helps steward the Academy’s anthropology collection, which includes over 16,000 objects encompassing ethnographic and archaeological material from around the globe with particular strengths in California, the US Southwest and Pacific Islands. The Irvine Chair will join the Academy’s innovative team striving to lead the world in addressing biodiversity conservation through research, science-based conservation, and engaging communities in our work. Currently, the Academy has a new strategic plan including three initiatives – Hope for Reefs, Thriving California, and Islands 2030 – that leverage biodiversity science, environmental learning, and collaborative engagement to regenerate fragile ecosystems around the world. Learn more at https://www.calacademy.org/about-us/major-initiatives. The Academy offers a unique and powerful setting to conduct scientific research and engagement. Housed in a Double LEED Platinum building in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the Academy combines a world-class natural history museum, a research institute, and educational center all under one roof. Facilities include outstanding research collections (with over 46 million specimens); a world-leading digital planetarium/visualization studio; a premiere aquarium with nearly 40,000 living animals and unique culturing facilities; an indoor rainforest, living coral reef, and California habitats; numerous other public exhibits and educational facilities; and advanced research laboratories for genomics, specimen preparation, high-performance computing, microscopy, scientific visualization, etc. The Academy also has a powerful community science engine in our Center for Biodiversity & Community and iNaturalist, which engages global observers in high-quality biodiversity data collection.

This is a full-time (10-month) position and applicants at the Assistant and Associate levels will be given consideration.

Applications Applications must be submitted through the Academy’s careers page: https://californiaacademyofsciences.applytojob.com/apply/bAw0eq6bgT/AssistantAssociate-Curator-Of-Anthropology

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions For submission questions related to JazzHR, please contact Mari Morell, Talent Acquisition Recruiter (mmorell@calacademy.org) or Karen Umana, Recruiting Coordinator (kumana@calacademy.org). Questions about the position should  be sent to Dr. Rayna Bell and Dr. Nathalie Nagalingum, Search Committee co-Chairs (rbell@calacademy.org, nnagalingum@calacademy.org)


California State University, Chico, Assistant Professor in Archaeology and Museum Studies[]

Review Begins December 9, 2021

The Position: California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, excellent teachers, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. We are seeking a tenure-track combined position in Archaeology and Museum Studies. Candidates must be able to teach lower and upper division undergraduate courses and graduate courses in the areas of Archaeology and Museum studies. Strong preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in historical archaeology with evidence of museum background and experience in the collection management. Qualification Details:
  • Ph.D. (all requirements  met no later than August 17, 2022) in Anthropology, Archaeology, or Museum Studies;
  • Demonstrated expertise in historical archaeology;
  • Evidence of museum background with demonstrated experience in the collections management. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated teaching experience, strong record of professional, and scholarly activities;
  • Areas of research specialization centered on underrepresented minority communities preferred, such as Native American, Latinx, African-American, and Asian-American. Having an active research agenda focusing on historic injustices to marginalized peoples and contested heritages a plus.
  • Specialization in collection curation and object restoration, collection digitization and accessibility, and interpretation of diverse communities’ knowledge and resources;
  • Maintains an active research program and evidence of external research funding;
  • Commitment to teaching excellence;
  • Willingness to assist the University’s commitment to NAGPRA Compliance; Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching archaeology and museum studies at both the graduate and undergraduate level, advancing the museum studies program and Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, maintaining an active participation in scholarship, and service to the North State and student advancement. The University: Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities of our student body. The University proudly holds the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation, and enrolls over 17,000 students, over half of whom identify as first generation college students. The ideal candidate will share Chico State’s demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, have prior experience working with culturally and socio-economically diverse populations, and will contribute to student success through inclusive pedagogy, research and service to the university and surrounding North State communities. The Department: The Anthropology Department adheres to the four-field approach to anthropology. We currently have 175 undergraduate and 25 graduate students enrolled in program. For additional information about our mission statement and curriculum, please visit  https://www.csuchico.edu/anth/. Chico State is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Job-related questions should be directed to: Matthew O’Brien, Search Committee Chair, 400 West 1st St. Chico, CA 95929-400,
https://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/6940


California State University Channel Islands: OPEN RANK, CLUSTER HIRE; Application Deadline September 8, 2021 for full consideration; open until filled. Note 9/21: applications are still being considered; apply ASAP, preferably by early October[]

CSUCI invites applications for open ranked (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor) faculty candidates who have a pro-active commitment to curriculum or pedagogy that address systemic racism, anti-racism, or the experiences of Black communities in the U.S. Although this call is multidisciplinary, the hired faculties may have a joint-appointment or affiliated status with Africana Studies, or collaborate from within the hiring department. CI is advertising for 3 positions from Africana Studies, Anthropology, Chemistry, Chicana/o Studies, Health Science, Performing Arts, Political Science, and Psychology.

Screening of applications will begin 9/8/2021. Applications are still being considered through at least early October.

Submit all required materials to CSUCI Jobs at https://jobs.csuci.edu

Anthropology position: The Anthropology program seeks a teacher-scholar colleague (open rank) with expertise in either Medical Anthropology or Historical Archaeology. For Medical Anthropology, we seek a scholar with an overarching scholarly agenda focused on issues of health equity/disparities in Black/African American communities in the U.S. and/or the diaspora. For Historical Archaeology, we seek a scholar focused on Black/African American/African Diaspora communities with a willingness to develop a program in California or the American West. Additionally, the program has a strong preference for candidates engaged in applied and/or advocacy activities and who engage students in high impact practices.

About Anthropology at CSU Channel Islands

The mission of the Anthropology program at CSUCI is to foster an inclusive academic environment that stimulates social and intellectual growth by providing critical interdisciplinary perspectives on human social and biological diversity across space and time by teaching key theoretical concepts recognizing that the multifaceted nature of human communities and the practical skills necessary for academic and professional success. The new colleague(s) will continue the growth of the department and assist our expansion into high demand fields that improve the lives of countless individuals from communities experiencing historical and contemporary practices related to discrimination, exclusion, racism, and disinvestment.

About the Program:

The mission of the Anthropology program at CSUCI is to foster an inclusive academic environment that stimulates social and intellectual growth by providing critical interdisciplinary perspectives on human social and biological diversity across space and time. We do so by teaching key theoretical concepts that allow for a deep appreciation of the multifaceted nature of human communities and the practical skills necessary for academic and professional success. The program has dedicated Archaeology and Bioanthropology lab classrooms with teaching collections, an oral history and ethnography “lab,” as well as an outdoor workspace. Students also undertake coursework and research at CI Park and the Santa Rosa Island Research Station.

Responsibilities:

-      Develop and teach courses for hiring departments that engage curriculum and pedagogy that address a variety of manifestations of systemic racism, anti-racism, or the experiences of Black communities in the U.S.

-      Produce scholarly work and publications in the area of expertise.

-      Participate in the development of new Africana Studies program, currently offering a minor

-      We are looking for scholars who are dedicated to anti-racism, equity, and creating systemic change for our campus and our region; someone committed to community engagement and dedicated to a spirit of collaboration.

-      Service activities in the hiring department, School of Arts and Sciences, University, and Community.

-      Advise students and expose students to diverse forms of scholarship.

About the University:

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University with 629 transfer students and welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2003. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities not only in the Cal State system but also in the nation. Indeed, in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges ranking, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI 20th among “Top Public Schools”. Moreover, CSUCI was ranked 20th of over 1,449 schools in CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Index (2020) and the 15th “Most Transformative College” (2020) in the nation by Money Magazine.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. CSUCI is located in Ventura County and home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students. We are proud to note that our campus is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 55% of our undergraduate students identifying as Latina/o, 25% as White, 2% as African American, 5.5% as Asian-American, and 4% are multiracial. CSUCI is committed to diversifying our faculty to address the needs of our students in the 21st Century. We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving CSUCI’s growing diverse student body.

CSUCI is taking steps to confront racism and advocate for justice and fairness for all people. We encourage applicants who are motivated to contribute and serve as colleagues to our tenure-track body that consists of 20.73% Latinx faculty, 2.44% African American faculty, 8.54% Asian-American faculty, 0% American Indian faculty, and 62.2% White faculty. CSUCI provides excellent faculty support services for new hires to settle in and join a collaborative and supportive community.

Diversity Statement: CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population, welcoming people from all backgrounds, to sustain an environment in which all can thrive, create, work and learn.

CSUCI Mission Statement: Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI’s Commitment to You: CSUCI provides excellent faculty support services for new hires to settle in and join a collaborative and supportive community. With the proper support, the successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the school and university.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications – Applicants must have a terminal degree in a discipline relevant to each program participating in this call, or closely related fields, at time of appointment.

Required Qualifications:

-      Applicants with a terminal degree with scholarship, teaching, and service that focus on anti-racism, specifically addressing the experiences of Black communities in the U.S. as well as personal lived experience of these issues will be considered.

-      Demonstrated success in building and sustaining academic programs that advance

-      cultural engagement, profound commitment to the stewardship of equity and inclusion, deep understanding of the ideas and practice of social justice, and enthusiasm to reflect these values.

-      Demonstrated clear understanding of the racialized challenges faced by our diverse

-      student body and equally diverse surrounding community.

-      Record of effective teaching at the university level, achievement in scholarship or creative activities, and institutional service.

-      Evidence of commitment to student success and diversity in University settings.

-      Evidence of commitment and ability to work in teams.

-      Evidence of commitment to one's own discipline and to the broader institution.

-      Demonstrated commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students.

Preferred Qualifications:

-      -Demonstrated record of success in teaching, research, and community service with anti-racism  and Black/African American populations and/or Africana Studies, with a strong record of mentoring underrepresented Black students and faculty.

-      Experience in program building and developing a major in Africana Studies

-      Outstanding entrepreneurial, interpersonal, communication, and strategic planning

-      skills to develop and support anti-racist leaders and advocates.

-      Experience in and commitment to ongoing, outcomes-based, program assessment of

-      teaching and learning.

-      Experience in on-line or blended teaching and course development.

Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin 9/8/2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. Note: applications are still being considered probably through early October. Apply ASAP.

Questions about Anthropology at CI can be directed to Colleen Delaney, Program Chairperson.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

1. a letter of application,

2. current curriculum vitae,

3. names and email addresses of three references,

4. a statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, African-American, Asian/Asian-American/Pacific Islander/Desi, and Native American/Indigenous students, and

5. a teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx, African-American, Asian/Asian-American/Pacific Islander/ Desi, and American Indian students.

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Submit all required materials to CSUCI Jobs at https://jobs.csuci.edu

Questions can be directed to Colleen Delaney, Chair of Anthropology, at colleen.delaney @ csuci.edu

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:

Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self- disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at academicpersonnel@csuci.edu.

Kalamazoo College, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Anthropology[]

Completed applications received by October 1, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure track position beginning in Fall 2022 at the assistant professor level in the Anthropology and Sociology Department. We invite applications from sociologists or geographers with expertise in survey research methods. Area of research is open, but an international focus is desired. As a truly joint department, all courses offered blur disciplinary boundaries.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, including contributing to the College’s “Shared Passages” core curriculum (first-year, sophomore, and senior seminars), a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both in and out of the classroom. Ph.D. in Sociology, Geography, or a related discipline (or evidence it will be completed by September 1, 2022) is required.

We encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches are effective in attracting and retaining students from historically underrepresented groups. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience. Kalamazoo College is on the trimester system and the teaching load is two courses per trimester.

Kalamazoo College is a nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1,450 students. The academic calendar includes three ten-week teaching terms with a month-long December break. The college offers an undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences. Kalamazoo College is a member of the Posse Program and home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. The campus is located in a diverse and vibrant city in southwestern Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit, and is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise. The Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by October 1, 2021 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, description of scholarly interests, a diversity and inclusion statement, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format to application on website.

Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to ansoIPEsearch@kzoo.eduwith subject line in the format lastname_firstname.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Link to application

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Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Due 26 November 2021)[]

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts at Mount Royal University invites applications for a tenure track position in cultural or linguistic anthropology, which will commence on July 1, 2022, at the Rank of Assistant Professor, subject to final budgetary approval.  Applicants will have a doctoral degree in cultural or linguistic anthropology. We are looking for a candidate with an engaging and innovative cultural/linguistic anthropological research program. Areas of research expertise are open but the candidate should add to and complement existing strengths in our department; individuals who have the ability to develop courses in innovative and creative methodologies are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to teach cultural and/or linguistic anthropology introductory and core courses (including methods and theory). A commitment to decolonial and anti-racist perspectives in the curriculum is a priority.

Our combined Sociology and Anthropology department hosts faculty who pursue diverse research and teaching interests but work collaboratively to ensure the success of both disciplines. In our four-field Anthropology department-unit we emphasize experiential learning, including international field schools, local field trips, as well as ethnographic and laboratory methods.

The successful candidate will be hired into the teaching/scholarship/service work pattern (TSS). The TSS work pattern has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The successful applicant must be qualified to teach introductory courses as well as senior courses in anthropology and be involved in course and program development.

Candidates will also be encouraged to teach courses in General Education in Cluster-Three: Community and Society. The Department of General Education is responsible for the development and delivery of the liberal education component of all Mount Royal University undergraduate degree programs and offers required foundational first-year courses and a number of upper-level courses.  A Ph. D. in anthropology  or cognate discipline is required at the time of hire.  Applicants should have the ability and intent to pursue a research program.  

For more information on our Department, please visit: http://www.mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/FacultiesSchoolsCentres/Arts/Departments/SociologyAnthropology/index.htm

For more information on the Anthropology Program, please visit: http://www.mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/FacultiesSchoolsCentres/Arts/Departments/SociologyAnthropology/AnthropologyProgram/index.htm

If you have questions regarding the position, contact Tom Buchanan, Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology at (403) 440-8774 or [[1]].

We ask interested individuals who meet the requirements to submit the following by November 26, 2021:

  • cover letter describing their interest in the position, fit with the department, teaching and research interests and intentions
  • curriculum vitae
  • names and contact information for three (3) references
  • 1 page teaching philosophy
  • 1 page statement of research
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • example of course outline for a third-year methods or fourth-year theory course

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

Link to Application


University of North Florida, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Completed applications received by November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at the University of North Florida invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty member in linguistic anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2022.

Candidates should have expertise in linguistic anthropology grounded in contemporary cultural anthropological theories and qualitative ethnographic research. Their study of language should intersect with two or more of the following areas of investigation: gender and sexuality, race and racism, migration, new media, and politics. Geographic focus of research is open. Requirements for this position also include: a PhD in Anthropology by August 1st, 2022, some prior scholarly publications in the field of linguistic anthropology, knowledge of at least one foreign language, and some relevant teaching experience.

The position requires that candidates demonstrate an ability to teach face-to-face and online classes in linguistic anthropology, cultural anthropology, and in their geographic area of expertise. Previous experience or a commitment to developing study abroad programs and/or field schools is preferred.

UNF faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to excel in teaching, maintain an active research agenda including publication in peer-reviewed outlets, secure external research funding, and make meaningful service contributions to the department, the university, and the discipline.

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service and are committed to increasing the participation of the members of underrepresented groups.

To apply, please complete an online application for Position #338820 at https://www.unfjobs.org/. Applicants must complete the online application and electronically upload: 1) a cover letter that addresses their research, teaching profile, and professional plan for the next 5 years; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of their teaching experience and philosophy; 4) copies of relevant syllabi; 5) 1-2 sample publications in linguistic anthropology; and 6) unofficial transcripts. A minimum of three (3) references with contact information must be listed in the application. Candidates who are invited for campus interviews will be asked to have original, signed reference letters mailed or submitted electronically. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Initial review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Dr. Rosa de Jorio, Search Committee Chair, at (904) 620-1642 or [[2]].

UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.


Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments[]

Leiden University, the Netherlands. Postdoc on the Anthropology of AI in Islam: computational and social network analysis (0,70 FTE) Vacancy number 21-543 9924. Starting date March 2022

Project description: The Leiden University Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (CADS) is host to the NWO-Vici research project One Among Zeroes |0100| Towards an Anthropology of Everyday AI in Islam (VI.C. 201.058) funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.

Project abstract: The |0100| Project investigates the Islamic Information Society by turning to its most debated component – artificial intelligence – with multimodal and mixed methods, comparing and contrasting narratives and imagery of AI-religious futures in the national settings of Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, each with sizeable yet differently positioned populations of Muslim adherents. |0100| situates ethical dilemmas surrounding algorithms, bots and machine learning by ethnographically and longitudinally observing and interviewing makers and users. Innovatively using a historical analysis of future-making discourse, we probe big and ‘thick’ data in situ and through digital ethnography, and use infographics, animations and comics to both map and represent future visions of AI in Islam.

We intend to strengthen our team with a postdoctoral researcher who, through the use of ‘big data’, will help us make sense of how (often competing) imaginations of AI in Islam influence decisions, relations and institutions, highlighting their longitudinal and cross-country variation. With automated text analysis (‘data mining’) we aim to analyze two different kinds of texts: social media content such as blogs, posts, tweets, and mainstream media content such as newspapers and tech journals. Using the Leiden Asian Library’s vast collection of journals, books and institutional documents from Southeast Asia and the broader Islamic world, we aim to map and visualize diverse articulations of ‘AI in Islam’ within and across different corpora.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the PI with automated text analysis of a larger corpus of Malay, Indonesian and English language documents in the Leiden Asian Library;
  • Work with the PI to define search queries and produce a social network analysis of the most important actors and tools emerging from the three fieldwork settings;
  • Design and deliver the project’s interactive digital platform in compliance with ethical and informed consent criteria;
  • Advise the |00101| team (PI, and three PhD researchers) on how to do social network analysis or other forms of mapping and help them produce data visualizations and infographics;
  • Publish (individually or jointly with PI) two articles on how a combination of ‘thick’ and big data may help us with the socio-historical analysis of what competing futures are shaped through AI in Islam, why and how.

Selection criteria

  • A relevant PhD in Anthropology, Sociology or in a neighboring and relevant social scientific or humanities (SSH) discipline;
  • Experience and skills in new digital SSH methods and the will to experiment with those to concrete ethnographic ends;
  • Experience with methods of data analysis and visualization. Knowledge of natural language processing techniques, such as structural topic models and word embeddings, or familiarity with concepts and algorithms from network science, is a plus;
  • Inventive, communicative and with a proven ability to work both independently and as part of the research team;
  • Affinity with the topic of AI and Religion or the language and culture of Muslim Southeast Asia is wonderful, but not a must.

Terms and conditions: We offer a part-time (0,7 fte) position starting from 1 February 2022 onwards, The position is for one year with the possibility of extension for one more year based on need, funding and performance. Within our institute opportunities for small teaching tasks, such as supervising thesis, often arise. In case such an opportunity does arise, and you are interested, extension of your worktime up to 1.0 FTE can be discussed. Salary range from €3807.- to €5211.- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 11, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

The appointment is consistent with the collective employment agreement of Dutch universities (CAO). Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More information can be found at the website.


Applications: Applicants should submit online a letter of interest accompanied by a CV and where possible a recommendation letter commenting on your professional qualifications and suitability for the position.


Please submit online your application no later than November 28th 2021 via our application system.

Link to application here: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/vacatures/2021/q4/21-543-9924-postdoc-on-the-anthropology-of-ai-in-islam-computational-and-social-network-analysis?fbclid=IwAR2dbR7xzjX1da_ISfzz1vQNfcOtJEgQ-LdNeETsMvtslVrSsP8rSlvmNn4


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