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Linguistic Anthropology 2018-2019

Welcome to this year’s wiki! This wiki should include only positions that begin in Fall 2019-Spring 2020.

Last year's page: Linguistic Anthropology 2017-2018


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SEE ALSO: Cultural Anthropology 2018-2019


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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[]

Brandeis University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Sociocultural or Linguistic Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018[]

The Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University seeks a sociocultural or linguistic anthropologist with expertise in digital technologies and culture for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin July 1, 2019. We envision a scholar who works on digital worlds as emergent from and constitutive of specific cultural, economic, political, and historical contexts. Possible specializations might include, but are not limited to, the internet and social media; language and semiosis; science, technology, and society; race/ethnicity, class, and/or LGBTQ+ identities; political and social action; governance and surveillance; infrastructures and labor; subjectivity, embodiment, and knowledge; and intersections of technology and value. Any of these specializations might also draw on innovative uses of digital technologies in research and teaching and might contribute to the department's new laboratory in media and ethnographic arts. Regional specialization is open.

Applicants should submit a cover letter that discusses current and future research and teaching. The cover letter should also briefly address how the applicant’s experiences, interests, or future goals could promote pluralism and equity in research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants should also submit a CV; a writing sample of no more than 40 pages (such as a published article, article manuscript, or dissertation chapter); and the names and contact information of three referees. Application should be made online, at

  • First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018; preliminary interviews will be held by web conference with the aim of bringing final candidates to campus in late November/early December.

University of British Columbia, Okanagan (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Linguistic Anthropology - Deadline: 1 Sept. 2018 - LORs REQUESTED[]

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department (, and is expected to start on July 1, 2019.

We are seeking a candidate with scholarly interest and expertise in cultural anthropology with a specialization in linguistic anthropology. An emphasis in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: language and social justice; language and power; writing systems; language revitalization; Indigenous linguistics; digital media linguistic anthropology. An interest in working in an interdisciplinary department consisting of Anthropology, Gender & Women's Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Human Geography is expected.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or equivalent field by the start of the appointment. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of research productivity; proven ability to obtain external funding in support of a successful program of research; commitment to student mentoring and supervision; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning relative to stage of career, and an interest in graduate teaching and supervision. They are also expected to show evidence of commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful, collegial, and conducive learning and working environment.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust, innovative, and internationally recognized research program that complements existing expertise in language and culture revitalization; urban and global/transnational anthropology and mobility studies; social inequality and health; political ecology and development; visual and media anthropology; ethnography, place, and community-engaged research. There is also an expectation for the appointee's scholarship to be integrated into, and to enhance, the Department's commitment to diversity as well as current research strengths in the Department, the Faculty, and other Faculties in the areas of linguistic anthropology, and to form linkages with existing research centres and institutes, such as the Institute for Community Engaged Research, the Humanities Data Lab, and the Centre for Indigenous Media Arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing introductory and core upper-level courses in Anthropology, such as ANTH 170 (introduction to linguistic anthropology), ANTH 270 (phonology), and/or ANTH 300 Contemporary Anthropological Theory. This colleague is also expected to provide service that is commensurate with rank.

The Anthropology program is part of the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department, which has an active graduate program, speakers series, and close ties to interdisciplinary research centres and institutes, housed in the Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The IKBSAS offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to

UBC is one of the world's leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC's Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna on unceded Syilx Okanagan territory, has strong undergraduate and graduate programs, with over 9,000 students in seven faculties. There are currently about 450 Aboriginal students on the campus, with nearly a tenth of them studying at the graduate level. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit Information about the surrounding community can be found at:

Applicants are asked to submit in Microsoft Word or pdf format: (i) a cover letter, addressed to Dr. Sue Frohlick (Head - Department of Community, Culture, and Global Studies), outlining qualification for the position and fit with the Anthropology program and the IKBSAS; (ii) a curriculum vitae; (iii) a statement of research program (maximum 4 pages); (iv) a statement on teaching philosophy and interests (maximum 2 pages); (v) evidence of teaching effectiveness relative to stage of career (e.g., teaching/course evaluations); (vi) a writing sample, media portfolio, and/or link to sample film or media production; and, (vii) the names of three referees for letters of reference that may be requested.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sue Frohlick at: All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Assistant Professor: Linguistic Anthropology) in the subject line of the e-mail.

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Idaho State University (USA:ID) - Early American, pref. African-American/Native American[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early American History, to begin Aug. 2019
  • The area of specialization is early American History. Preference will be given to applicants working in African American History or Native American History, and who have experience in digital humanities and methods in teaching history pedagogy.
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2019
  • We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to effective teaching, a growing record of peer-reviewed publications, and potential for successful external grant funding.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will contribute to the existing undergraduate and graduate curricula, delivered in live, broadcast, and online formats, and will routinely teach HIST 4418 U.S. History for Teachers. Advising, recruitment, and assessment of undergraduate majors in History and Education (with a History or Social Studies emphasis) and graduate students is essential.
  • Review begins: 7 Sept. 2018.
  • Our intent is to conduct interviews by Skype in October and to invite finalists for on-campus interviews in November and early December
  • [29 Sept. 2018] Skype interviews scheduled 

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments[]

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Fung Global Fellows - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018[]

  • Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. Candidates will be considered in three categories: (1) Four of the fellowships will be awarded to early-career scholars employed in the equivalent of tenure-track positions who are expected to return to their position. (2) One fellowship is set aside for a postdoctoral research associate who at the time of application does not have a tenure-track faculty appointment. (3) In addition, one fellowship will be awarded to a senior scholar. All candidates must be based outside the United States.
  • During the academic year 2019-20, the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be “Thinking Globally.” How people have thought about the planet has informed the institutions, norms, and policies that have pulled it together and torn it apart. For centuries, ideas of free trade, human rights or global governance have framed cooperation and competition, order and disorder. Such ideas have also spawned border-crossing movements, from campaigns to end slavery to commitments to reduce carbon emissions. In turn, global thinking and action have often reinforced commitments to national ideas and efforts to curb global exchange. The goal of this research theme is to explore how ideas framed the understanding of interests and the making of institutions that have yielded commonness and conflict across and within borders. We also want to understand how these ideas and practices came into being through scientific networks, foundations, and think tanks. The Program will also examine rival world ideas that have challenged prevailing orthodoxies. Nowadays, with cooperative norms under challenge, global institutions under stress, and a century of guiding ideas about global convergence in doubt, we want to take a broad look at where these ideas came from, their effects, and the prospects for intellectual renewal or rethinking. The goal of the 2019-20 Fung Global Fellows cohort will be to explore the ways people learned to rely on or to reject strangers far away, as well as to imagine how global relationships came to be and could be different. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields from the sciences to the humanities whose work addresses this set of themes in any historical period or world region.
  • All candidates must reside outside the United States. To be eligible, postdoctoral applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before August 1, 2019 but cannot have received their degrees more than three years prior to the start of the appointment on September 1, 2019. Early-career fellows must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent no earlier than September 1, 2009. Senior scholars, who have received their doctorates before 2009, must have faculty appointments and a record of scholarly accomplishment in the designated theme of the program. Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program theme, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program.
  • Applications are due on November 9, 2018.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019[]