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Visiting Assistant Professor - Wake Forest University

Feb 23, 2021, 8:28 AM

Wake Forest University's Department of Anthropology is seeking applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology at the Visiting Assistant Professor level beginning July 2021. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology. Applicants must be able to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and are encouraged to teach a course in their own area of expertise. Total teaching load will be 3-3 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to the training and professional development of undergraduates is required.

One-year term appointment in Cultural Anthropology beginning Fall 2021 - Grinnell College

Feb 2, 2021, 7:34 AM

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year term appointment in archaeology beginning Fall 2021. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests are open to any area in the subfield. Teaching will include an introductory course that incorporates the four-fields of American anthropology (i.e. biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology) through the exploration of some topic (such as adaptation, kinship, childhood, migration, etc.), as well as intermediate and upper-level archaeology courses in the candidates specialization. The ability to teach a course in archaeological methods, and possibly a course in statistics, is also desirable. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology specialized in Health Sciences and Health Disparities - Wheaton College

Jan 26, 2021, 3:40 PM

Wheaton College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Anthropology in Health Sciences and Health Disparities. We are most interested in applicants whose area specializations are in the African continent or African Diasporas. Applicants focused on Black and Afro-Latinx populations in the US, as well as those with an active field research program that accommodates the inclusion of undergraduate students, are of particular interest.

Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Public Anthropology - York University

Jan 8, 2021, 12:25 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 Public Anthropology at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level to commence July 1, 2021.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Kennesaw State University

Nov 20, 2020, 3:48 PM

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Anthropology faculty position in the Department of Geography and Anthropology to begin August 2021.

Tenure-track Applied Cultural Anthropologist - Texas State University

Nov 11, 2020, 3:20 PM

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure track appointment in applied cultural anthropology, at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2021.

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships - Yale University

Oct 30, 2020, 1:28 PM

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale University currently has two Fellowships seeking new applicants. Fellows receive support and mentorship from this established NIMH-funded research center and Yale faculty. And Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars The Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) aims to increase the number and impact of racial and ethnic minority researchers dedicated to reducing HIV inequities in communities of color, with particular emphasis on early career faculty and postdoctoral researchers.

Assistant Professor - Biological Anthropology - University of North Carolina Wilmington

Oct 22, 2020, 4:45 PM

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology position, to start August 2021.

Assistant Professor - Cultural Anthropology - California State University, Fullerton

Oct 15, 2020, 5:27 PM

We invite applications from scholars with a research specialization in the anthropological study of borders, borderlands, and migration. Additional research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: legal and political anthropology; violence and security; labor and social class; critical race theory; and applied anthropology. We are also interested in candidates with expertise in using qualitative data analysis and research software. Preferred geographic area is Mexico-U.S. border.

Climate and Communities Social Scientist (20-1141) Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Sep 10, 2020, 1:03 PM

Data Management Specialists (Social Sciences) use a background in the social sciences as they assist in the population, maintenance, enhancement and distribution of databases. They locate, obtain, standardize, enter, verify, and correct various data sets related to project goals and work plans. Job Number: 20-1141

Applied Anthropology Postdoc - Tampa General Hospital/University of South Florida

May 18, 2020, 8:33 AM

Tampa General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, in conjunction with the University of South Florida Department of Anthropology is seeking to fill a one-year full time postdoctoral position for an applied anthropologist.

Assistant Director, Native American Affairs (Native American Affairs Liaison)

Apr 19, 2020, 9:02 AM

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking applications for the agency’s Native American Affairs Liaison. The incumbent will serve as the Assistant Director, Native American Affairs, and report directly to the Director of the National Park Service. The Native American Affairs Liaison has Service wide responsibilities for representing the NPS, its programs, and the Director to Tribal Governments and other Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian groups and related organizations.

Medical Anthropologist - University of Iowa’s Division of General Internal Medicine

Mar 11, 2020, 1:26 PM

The University of Iowa’s Division of General Internal Medicine within the Department of Internal Medicine Carver College of Medicine in collaboration with the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science is seeking to hire a medical anthropologist for an appointment as an Associate, non-tenure track, or an Assistant Professor in either the Research or Tenure tracks.



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.



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

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