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Page for academic positions in Lingistic Anthropology that start in 2014.  See also Cultural Anthropology Jobs 2013-2014

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[]

Lawrence University (Appleton, WI) -- Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology (Nov 8)[]

Lawrence University, a selective, residential, liberal arts college and conservatory, seeks applicants for a linguistic anthropologist specializing in South Asia for a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant professor starting September 2014. A successful candidate will be expected to teach Language and Culture, additional intermediate and advanced courses in linguistic anthropology and South Asian ethnography, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, and contribute to required theory and ethnographic methods courses. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to liberal arts teaching, including Lawrence University's signature Freshman Studies program, and be able to contribute to one or more of Lawrence's interdisciplinary programs such as Linguistics, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, East Asian Studies, Film and Media Studies, or Environmental Studies.

  • Send (1) a cover letter including a description of research, teaching competency, and teaching philosophy, (2) a current CV, and (3) the names of at least three references to To receive full consideration applications should be received by November 8th.
  • For questions concerning this position, contact Professor Brenda Jenike, Anthropology Department, Lawrence University, at
  • Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and the diversity of viewpoints and approaches that the faculty represents. Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and goals. This website also includes informational resources about the University and the surrounding community.
  • conference interviews conducted at AAA
  • campus interview requested
  • Offer made and accepted

MacEwan University (Edmonton, Canada) -- Cultural / Linguistic Anthropology (Oct. 7)[]

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting January 1st or July 1st 2014.

The Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science at Grant MacEwan University invites applications for a full-time continuing track faculty position in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing January 1 or July 1, 2014. We are seeking a Socio-Cultural Anthropologist; the area of specialization is open. Ability to teach both junior and senior courses in Linguistic Anthropology is required and preference will be given to those whose interests complement the current faculty strengths.

Candidates must have a PhD (or a solid indication of imminent completion) and must demonstrate excellence (or promise of excellence) in teaching and a commitment to research.

Applicants should submit a covering letter along with their curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio that includes teaching interests, philosophy and evaluations, statement of research interests and copies of publications and graduate transcripts. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover to the address posted below:

MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2 Fax: (780) 497-5430

  • Consideration of applications will commence on October 7, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information please contact the Department Chair, Dr Shahidul Islam, at or 780-497-4792780-497-4792 or visit the Department's website at This position is included under the Faculty Association Collective Agreement. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Shortlist established and campus visits scheduled [posted 10/17]
  • Search has been concluded (2/15)

Nazarbayev University - Anthropology open rank, open subfield[]

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University invites applications for a full-time faculty member in Anthropology at any rank. Subdiscipline is open, but specialties that complement and do not duplicate our existing strengths and contribute to the development of an integrated university research community are especially encouraged. Expertise of local or applied interest are particularly valued.

Nazarbayev University, a Western-style university created with the support of leading university partners including University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a research-intensive university in Astana, Kazakhstan. Astana offers its 700,000 residents the amenities found in any capital city in the world. Nazarbayev University's goal is to create an elite institution of higher education for Central Asia and all of Eurasia

  • Search was concluded (3/10)

St. Lawrence University - TT Asst. Professor, Linguistic Anthropology (Nov. 7)[]

The Department of Anthropology at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in linguistic anthropology, beginning August 2014. Qualified candidates will teach our required introductory course Language and Human Experience, as well as upper-level seminars in linguistic and cultural anthropology. Course load is three per semester; the particular array of remaining courses is open but should contribute to the offerings of a four-field anthropology department. Geographic area should ideally complement existing department strengths in Africa and South Asia, with a preference for the Islamic world. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand preferred, but ABD candidates may be considered.

St. Lawrence University is a small, liberal arts college in upstate New York committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity. This commitment ensures an inclusive campus atmosphere that is intellectually and socially enriching for the entire community. Our recent incoming classes include 25 percent US students of color or international students; about 18 percent of each class receives Pell grants. We encourage applicants from historically under-represented groups, as well as individuals who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and those who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college.

  • To apply, please send - in a single pdf document - a detailed cover letter that addresses scholarship, teaching philosophy, and desire to teach in a small, liberal arts environment; CV; summary of teaching evaluations; and names and addresses (including email contacts) of three references to: Dr. Shinu Abraham, Search Committee Chair, at Priority consideration will be given to applications received on or before November 7, 2013. For additional information about St. Lawrence University and the Anthropology Department, please visit our website at St. Lawrence University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
  • Any one heard anything about this position and the status of the search?
    • Skype interview scheduled (11/18)
  • Have campus interviews been scheduled in this search?
    • I had a skype interview, but haven't heard anything further. Did anyone ask about the timeline?
    • I had a skype interview, too.  They said they plan to contact candidates by end of semester to schedule on campus for late Jan/early Feb.
    • Invited for campus interview (12/13) x2
    • Offer accepted (3/26)

University of Nevada, Reno - Assistant Professor, Linguistic Anthropology (Nov. 1)[]

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track position in linguistic anthropology with a preferred focus on indigenous communities; geographic area open, but preference for the Western United States. We seek a scholar who will develop an active research agenda and contribute to the department's undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate is expected to teach introductory, upper division, and graduate courses in linguistic anthropology in line with his or her specialties; the candidate will also be expected to occasionally teach undergraduate courses in cultural anthropology, such as an introduction to cultural anthropology. This position will contribute to a growing and dynamic anthropology department with teaching, research, and service relevant to our region and diverse population and to the University's interest in publicly-engaged scholarship.

Required Qualifications: Strong evidence of research potential and teaching promise; ethnographic approach to studying language; specialization in linguistic anthropology demonstrated through research/publications; ability to teach courses in linguistic and cultural anthropology. Ph.D. must be in hand by July 1, 2014.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology strongly preferred, but candidates in related disciplines such as sociolinguistics, linguistics, Native American Studies, or similar may also apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a focus on indigenous communities in the Western United States or to those with strong potential to develop research with local indigenous communities. Desirable areas of specialization include but are not limited to: language and media, historical linguistics, indigenous knowledge, language maintenance, bilingual education.

  • Online applications accepted here: . Please submit a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, contact information for three references, a CV, and a writing sample online by November 1, 2013. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAA annual meeting in Chicago, November 20-24, 2013.
  • Interview scheduled for AAA (11/13) x2
  • rejection email received (12/13)
  • Invited for campus interview (12/20)
  • Search was concluded (3/10)

Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments / Postdocs[]