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Careers

Careers

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Jan 19, 2024, 11:34 AM

The college of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member in the field of Social or Environmental Justice Studies. We invite applications from scholars who have a strong commitment to addressing pressing issues related to social or environmental justice and who can contribute to our college’s strategic focus on socio-economic mobility, migration and diaspora, climate change resilience and impact, and health disparities. Departmental home is open to those departments in the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences. We expect to hire at least 2 positions at the Assistant Professor level with this search.

1-year term appointment in cultural anthropology beginning Fall 2024 - Grinnell College

Jan 4, 2024, 10:24 AM

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year term appointment in cultural anthropology beginning Fall 2024. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests are open.

Adjunct Instructor 3 - Anthropology - Ferris State University

Dec 21, 2023, 8:52 AM

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences seeks qualified candidates to teach courses in both introductory Cultural Anthropology and Physical Anthropology, plus other Anthropology courses in keeping with instructor qualifications and department demand.

Project Reviews Manager - Archaeology - Ohio History Connection

Dec 20, 2023, 10:59 AM

Project Reviews Managers are responsible for assessing the effects of projects to historic properties, pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Ohio Revised Code 149.53. Project Reviews Managers advise and educate agency staff and others about the Section 106 review process.

Assistant Professor of Community Development and Health Ecology - Central Connecticut State University

Dec 4, 2023, 1:12 PM

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Anthropology, and Tourism (GAT). The department seeks a cultural anthropologist or a cultural geographer for a full-time, tenure-track position, with expertise in community-based approaches to addressing health disparities affecting African-descendant communities.

Open Rank - Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) - Stony Brook University

Nov 7, 2023, 10:31 AM

The College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook invites applications for an open rank search in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS), with the expectation of hiring three new faculty members with appointments beginning in September 2024.

Hispanic Health Disparities Research Focus Assistant Professor Cohort Search (6 faculty positions)

Oct 31, 2023, 7:37 AM

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is recruiting a cohort of six tenure-track Assistant Professors who will advance knowledge in areas related to Hispanic health disparities.

Lecturer of Anthropology - Kennesaw State University

Oct 27, 2023, 2:38 PM

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position as Lecturer of Anthropology in the Department of Geography and Anthropology that begins August 2024.

Director, School of Anthropology - University of Arizona School of Anthropology

Oct 27, 2023, 1:33 PM

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and its School of Anthropology invite applications for the position of Director, School of Anthropology, starting Fall 2024.

Assistant Professor, Anthropology - Stony Brook University

Oct 23, 2023, 3:55 PM

Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall 2024. We seek candidates specializing in medical and/or development anthropology.

Assistant Professor - Cultural Anthropology - Creighton University

Oct 17, 2023, 6:08 AM

The Department of Cultural and Social Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton University is hiring for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach both foundational Cultural Anthropology courses and advanced courses in their sub-field while developing an active research agenda in the Department of Cultural Studies at Creighton University.

Assistant Professor, Medical Anthropology - The University of Akron

Oct 11, 2023, 2:30 PM

The Department of Anthropology at The University of Akron seeks a cultural or biological anthropologist with expertise in medical anthropology. Applicants will be expected to teach medical anthropology, anthropological theory and methods, and upper-division undergraduate courses in health disparities, social and environmental justice, or displaced populations and advance active collaboration with campus and community partners.

Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - Georgia State University

Oct 11, 2023, 2:14 PM

The Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 2024. We seek scholars trained in biological anthropology; specialization within the subfield is open. The successful applicant will have research and instructional strengths that build on and/or complement existing strengths in the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in anthropology, and will contribute to building a welcoming environment for faculty, staff, and students.

Tenure Track Position in Cultural Anthropology - University of Minnesota Morris

Oct 3, 2023, 3:04 PM

The University of Minnesota Morris seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology, with a primary interest in North American rural and/or regional studies. The regular annual teaching rotation of five four-credit courses (or the equivalent) will include Intro to Cultural Anthropology, Anthropological Theory, and other electives based on the successful candidate’s areas of interest and expertise.

Assistant Professor of Computational/Biological Anthropology - Purdue University

Oct 3, 2023, 2:11 PM

The Department of Anthropology at Purdue University seeks a scholar with expertise and use of artificial intelligence in biological anthropology to join our collegial, dynamic, integrative department. This tenure-track Assistant Professor position begins in August 2024.

Open rank faculty position in Anthropology and Climate Change - Case Western Reserve University

Oct 3, 2023, 10:56 AM

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position (open rank) in the field of climate change and human health beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year. We seek candidates with expertise in the field of climate change and human health to complement and expand our program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. Global climate change constitutes the most significant health crisis of our lifetimes, with far reaching impacts across human experiences. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in one aspect of the impact of climate change on health. Geographic or culture area is open.

Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology and Global Health - Case Western Reserve University

Oct 3, 2023, 10:52 AM

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor in our program in medical anthropology and global health, beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year. Expertise in all areas of medical anthropology and global health are welcome, including expertise in mental health, migration and health, gender and health, global health and development, medical systems, biocultural anthropology or other areas of medical anthropology. Geographic or culture area is open. Applicants must demonstrate the potential for research, publication, and extramural funding.

Program Support Assistant, Iowa City VAMC, Research Department – Iowa City, IA

Oct 2, 2023, 2:31 PM

Serve as Program Support Assistant for the following collocated organizations: Iowa City Center for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE), a VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) national Center of Innovation (COIN); and the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center - Iowa City (VRHRC), a national Office of Rural Health (ORH) center; and the Iowa City VA Health Services Research service.

Program Support Assistant, Iowa City VAMC, Research Department – Iowa City, IA

Oct 2, 2023, 2:25 PM

Serve as project coordinator and first point of contact for project leads, investigators, research participants, off-site investigators and staff and outside agencies. Assessing research protocols and research situations to effectively conduct and manage unique research studies and ensure their proper execution.

OAA Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research – Iowa City, IA

Oct 2, 2023, 2:20 PM

The Center for Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) at the Iowa City VA Health Care System is accepting applications for our post-doctoral fellowship. The purpose of this 2-year fellowship is to develop fellows’ skills in the application of rigorous health services research and implementation science to improve healthcare systems.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology - Archeology or Cultural Anthropology - Rhodes College

Sep 28, 2023, 11:37 AM

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Rhodes College invites applications for a broadly trained archaeologist or cultural anthropologist. This tenure-track position will begin fall of 2024. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain people from a diverse candidate pool.

A&S - Anthropology - Assistant to Associate Professor - Cultural/Medical Anthropology - University of Miami

Sep 18, 2023, 1:17 PM

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami invites applications for a tenure-track or tenure eligible faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, to begin August 15, 2024.

Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology - The American University of Paris

Sep 15, 2023, 11:06 AM

The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Sociocultural Anthropology housed within the Department of Communication, Media and Culture beginning 1 August 2024. In addition to excellent scholarship, candidates should have a proven record of teaching excellence and a strong interest in interdisciplinarity. Candidates’ research and teaching interests should engage at least one of the following thematic areas: applied and public anthropology; global organizations (eg. media, cultural heritage, NGOs); globalization, migration, and transnationalism; media and communications; race, ethnicity, indigenous studies, and decolonization; environmental studies and sustainability; gender and sexuality; civil society, social movements, and social change. Geographical specializations open. We welcome scholars with experience or interest in how anthropological research can be communicated through a range of modalities in addition to scholarly publications (eg. journalism, multimedia, film, design).

Assistant Professor in Economic Anthropology - Southern Methodist University

Sep 15, 2023, 10:57 AM

The Department of Anthropology at SMU invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Economic Anthropology. The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are looking for a scholar whose innovative research and teaching complement current departmental foci (health, environment, heritage) while growing our strength in the cultural anthropology of contemporary economies. Geographical focus and area of specialization are open, thought we especially welcome applications from scholars who engage with political economy, work, money, finance, banking, poverty, digital commerce, corporations, global supply chains, agriculture, and/or energy extraction. The position begins August 1, 2024.

Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology - Southern Methodist University

Sep 15, 2023, 10:39 AM

The SMU Department of Anthropology invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track position in medical anthropology. SMU ranked 72 among national colleges in 2023, and is a private, secular research institution. This is an opportunity to be involved in shaping innovative, interdisciplinary, research- and activism-oriented programming and curricula in a dynamic, well-established, and growing Department of Anthropology with a competitive undergraduate major in Health and Society and MA and PhD programs in medical anthropology.

Senior Researcher / Principal Researcher - FrameWorks Institute

Aug 15, 2023, 9:22 AM

We are looking for an experienced social science researcher excited by the opportunity to help innovate our theory, methods, and approach as we look to amplify the impact of our research and deepen our engagement with progressive organizations and movements. You should be an innovator and a leader among your peers who embraces the power of applied research in contributing to social change. The Senior Researcher / Principal Researcher will lead research projects 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. These projects will vary by subject, but typically fall within our key issue areas (health equity, economic justice, children and families, and criminal justice).

Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Applied Anthropologist in Museum Studies or UX Research 24/25 - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Aug 15, 2023, 9:12 AM

The Social Sciences Department in the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, seeks applications for a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Applied Anthropology, specializing as an Applied Anthropologist in Museum Studies or UX Research to begin Sept 16, 2024.

Assistant Professor, Medical Anthropology - Washington University in St. Louis

Aug 7, 2023, 10:17 AM

The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2024. We seek an active researcher working domestically or internationally to complement a department with a record of excellence in medical anthropology, global health, and related areas.

Education

Education

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.

Organizations

Organizations

Below is a list of topical and Anthropological associations that may be of interest.

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