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Assistant or Associate Professor, Anthropology - Baylor University

Jun 23, 2022, 2:21 PM

The Department of Anthropology within the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University is accepting applications for an assistant (tenure-track) OR associate (tenured or tenure-track) professor. This position is open to applicants with research and teaching interests in human health (broadly conceived).

Principal or Senior Principal Researcher - FrameWorks Institute

Apr 29, 2022, 9:47 AM

The Principal or Senior Principal Researcher will lead research to understand the cultural mindsets that people use to understand social issues and to develop and test frames to shift thinking in ways that enable progressive change. The Principal Researcher will lead projects across issues but will focus to a degree on a specific issue area (e.g., health equity, economic justice, children and families).

Cultural or Medical Anthropologist - Variant Bio

Mar 2, 2022, 9:41 AM

We are looking for a Cultural or Medical Anthropologist to join our Partnerships team (preferred location in Seattle but remote will be considered for the ideal candidate) and work closely with our Lead Cultural Anthropologist to build out and refine a scalable approach to our community engagement and benefit sharing programs. These programs will apply to the bulk of Variant Bio’s projects and will be co-developed with our Partnerships Team and our Ethics Advisory Board.

Distinguished Lecturer/Academic Director – Disability Studies Program - CUNY School of Professional Studies

Feb 14, 2022, 1:45 PM

Performs teaching duties in area(s) of expertise. Distinguished Lecturers are experienced practitioners or teachers who hold full-time, non-tenure track position with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual reappointment.

Lecturer in Biological Anthropology/ Forensic Anthropology - University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Feb 1, 2022, 3:59 PM

The Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a lecturer in biological anthropology to begin in August 2022. We seek a forensic anthropologist to teach sections of introductory biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and upper-level undergraduate courses based on the candidate’s area of specialization. The selected candidate will teach a 4/4 load (with the possibility of additional summer courses). This is a permanent, full-time position which can be renewed annually. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to partner with interdisciplinary programs across campus and be a part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary department.

Assistant Professor of Medical and/or Environmental Anthropology - University of Wyoming

Jan 11, 2022, 11:23 AM

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2022. We seek a cultural anthropologist with specialization in medical anthropology and/or environmental anthropology. We have a strong preference for a scholar specializing in human-environment interaction; adaptation to changing environments; cultural determinations of sickness, wellbeing, and treatment; illness and discrimination; and/or health belief systems.

Instructor, Ethnic Studies and: Anthropology or History or Political Science or Sociology - Coastline Community College

Jan 4, 2022, 11:20 AM

Coastline Community College Instructor, Ethnic Studies and: Anthropology or History or Political Science or Sociology Job# 5-C-23 Salary: $57,396.00 - $136,836.00 Annually Deadline: 2/3/2022 11:59 PM Pacific Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:

Senior Researcher, Ideology and Racism - FrameWorks Institute

Dec 28, 2021, 8:01 AM

The Senior Researcher will conduct and lead research across issues (including health equity, economic justice, children and families) while helping the FrameWorks’ Research team develop our theory of ideology and refine our approach to analyzing the ideological apparatus of racism as part of American culture.

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor - INTERDISCIPLINARY - East Carolina University

Dec 13, 2021, 2:47 PM

The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track or tenured appointment with research broadly centered on the African American experience in the United States to begin August 2022. The successful applicant will join one of the following departments: Anthropology; Geography, Planning and Environment; History; or Sociology.

Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology - Washington State University

Dec 7, 2021, 7:57 AM

The Department of Anthropology at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications from cultural anthropologists who conduct health-oriented research among BIPOC/traditionally marginalized or underserved communities, broadly conceived. This is a permanent, nine-month, full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology position at the flagship campus in Pullman, WA.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies (Anthropology) - Temple University

Dec 3, 2021, 8:09 AM

Temple University’s Department of Anthropology seeks a scholar of Indigenous Studies at the rank of either tenure-track assistant or associate professor.

Research Associate II, III, or IV - Kaiser Permanente

Nov 12, 2021, 9:29 AM

Kaiser Permanente in Seattle, Washington is seeking Research Associates - level II, III, or IV. We encourage all qualified candidates to visit for complete qualifications and job submission details. Questions about the position can be directed to Erin Bowles, Senior Research Associate, Hiring Manager or, Talent Acquisition Consultant. Additional application procedures may be required. For full consideration, please submit a cover letter & academic CV by December 1, 2021; however, review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Director of Cultural Mindsets Research - FrameWorks Institute

Nov 11, 2021, 9:07 AM

The Director of Cultural Mindsets Research will lead FrameWorks’ research to identify cultural mindsets and understand their implications for progressive change. The Director will oversee FrameWorks’ deep-dive qualitative research on cultural mindsets and play a central role in conceptualizing and interpreting quantitative survey research on mindsets. The Director will be responsible for ensuring depth of insight and the responsiveness of FrameWorks’ cultural mindsets research to field partners and its relevance to the development and testing of frames and narratives.

Director of Framing Research - FrameWorks Institute

Nov 11, 2021, 8:58 AM

The Director of Framing Research will lead FrameWorks’ research to develop and test frames that have the potential to shift public discourse and thinking in ways that enable progressive change. The Director will oversee frame development and testing to ensure that the frames and narratives FrameWorks recommends are responsive to field partners’ strategies and needs, effective in shifting public understandings and attitudes, and highly usable.

Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology - Fort Lewis College

Nov 10, 2021, 3:16 PM

This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position, in the Anthropology department. The primary responsibility of this position is to teach anthropology courses (typically seven 3-credit courses per year), and the secondary responsibilities are to produce research in anthropology and serve students in the anthropology program and the wider campus. The anticipated start date is August 2022.

Full Time Tenure Track – Assistant Professor in Ethnography of Digital Futures - York University

Oct 29, 2021, 1:36 PM

The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Ethnography of Digital Futures at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2022.

Full Time Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Biological/Biomedical Anthropology - Fairfield University

Oct 25, 2021, 10:58 AM

The Sociology and Anthropology Department at Fairfield University invites applications for a full time tenure-track assistant professor position in Biological/Biomedical Anthropology with the ability to contribute to the Health Studies program.

Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology - Selina Okin Kim Conner Professorship - Washington University in St. Louis

Sep 28, 2021, 2:09 PM

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of Anthropology – Selina Okin Kim Conner Professorship in Arts and Sciences for Medical Anthropology. The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenured appointment in anthropology at the level of Full Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2022.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology - University of California Irvine

Sep 14, 2021, 9:18 AM

The University of California Irvine’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor with research focused on environmental injustice in Black communities and subsequent health disparities. This call for applicants is part of cluster hire through UCI’s Black Thriving Initiative (BTI). Through BTI, UCI aspires to become the nation’s foremost destination for Black people to thrive as undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni and communities served by the campus in California, the United States and around the world.

Open Rank position in Medical Anthropology or Historical Archaeology - California State University Channel Islands

Sep 7, 2021, 11:39 AM

California State University Channel Islands is conducting a cluster hire for 3 open rank tenure-track positions from 8 disciplines, including Anthropology. Preference given to applications submitted by September 8, 2021.

Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology - University of Memphis

Aug 26, 2021, 1:38 PM

The University of Memphis, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology with a specialization in Medical Anthropology, and a focus on minority health and health disparities. Research interests and geographic specialization are open.

Lead Bioarchaeologist - University of Mississippi Medical Center

Aug 13, 2021, 1:18 PM

Application Deadline Extended - The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has an exceptional set of circumstances requiring a bioarchaeologist with extensive field and laboratory experience to lead the excavation of a historic cemetery on the UMMC campus.

Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology - California State University Channel Islands

Aug 3, 2021, 10:24 AM

We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist with a focus on biocultural or human biology perspectives.

Department Head, Sociology & Anthropology, Missouri State University

Jul 29, 2021, 10:26 AM

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, an academic unit within the College of Humanities and Public Affairs at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, is accepting applications for Department Head, who will sustain and enhance the department’s established programs in Sociology and Anthropology.

Applied Cultural Anthropologist with Focus on Contemporary Latinx Studies - Texas State University

Jul 16, 2021, 12:44 PM

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a cultural anthropologist with an applied focus on contemporary Latinx studies. This is a tenure-track appointment, at the assistant professor level, and will begin Fall 2022.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Sciences - US Forest Service (USFS)

Jun 24, 2021, 10:51 AM

A postdoctoral research opportunity in social science is available with US Forest Service (USFS), Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW) in Seattle, Washington, or Portland or Corvallis, Oregon. This opportunity may start remotely due to the ongoing pandemic. The ORISE Participant will be engaged to facilitate the PNW Social Science engagement in research activities in support of potential agency workplace assessment efforts and potentially informing workplace improvement strategies. The research participant will assist social scientists in the Goods, Services, and Values Program to identify, develop, and execute studies related to organizational culture, structure, and function as well as workforce characteristics.

Sr. Human-Centered Design Researcher - Design Insight Group (DIG)

Jun 22, 2021, 1:31 PM

HGA is an award winning architectural, engineering and planning firm that is currently looking for a human-centered design researcher to join their research and innovation team, Design Insight Group (DIG). DIG is an HGA is an award winning architectural, engineering and planning firm that is currently looking for a human-centered design researcher interdisciplinary team, within HGA, of evidence-based design researchers, practice-based researchers, lean process improvement specialists, design anthropologists, and data analytics and visualization specialists. DIG is driven by a mission to be highly integrate research and innovation across the firm’s practices to advance design processes, build to the body of knowledge, and apply original insight to achieve positive and lasting human impact. The position could be filled at any of HGA offices (Alexandria, VA; Boston, MA ; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco or San Jose, CA; Madison or Milwaukee, WI; or Rochester or Minneapolis, MN) as the applicant will serve as a resource across the nation and for all practice groups within the firm (healthcare, public, corporate, cultural, science & technology and higher education). This is a fulltime position, and the applicant will report to DIG Directors.



The following list of educational institutions have shown a commitment in applied anthropology; each of these universities currently teach classes, field schools, or offer degrees in the field.



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