Position Summary 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. The university is particularly interested in hiring scholars who are connected to and integrated into BIPOC/traditionally marginalized or underserved communities involved in research, building on WSU’s strong tradition of engaged and applied scholarship. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment on August 16, 2022.
The Department of Anthropology is an academic unit located in the College of Arts and Sciences. Anthropology’s twenty-three faculty conduct research, support courses and mentorship, and provide service at WSU’s campuses in Pullman, Vancouver, and the Tri-Cities. The department offers the BA at WSU’s Pullman and Vancouver campuses, and in its Global campus. Partnering with the School of Biological Sciences, we also offer a BA in Human Biology at Pullman and Vancouver. With faculty and specialties and graduate degree tracks in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology, the department offers the M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology in each of these areas of emphasis, supporting a graduate program with approximately sixty students.
WSU is a Tier I research institution with campuses unified across Washington state. A land-grant university located in the homelands of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people, and on traditional Cowlitz, Umatilla, and Yakama Nation lands, among others, WSU acknowledges the complications of regional and national history and their intersection with higher education. We work to increase the inclusion and success of historically underrepresented or marginalized students, staff, and faculty. We are committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, and to cultivating a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive departmental culture. Persons who meet the required qualifications and are of intersectional identities spanning complexes of race, gender, orientation, mental and physical ability, previous employment, and life experience are encouraged to apply. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (www.advance.wsu.edu).
The hired individual will be expected to: (i) work collaboratively, respectfully, and productively with other faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds; (ii) teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to Cultural Anthropology; (iii) publish quality research in high-impact, peer-reviewed outlets; (iv) develop and sustain an externally-funded research program; (v) recruit and mentor diverse M.A. and Ph.D. students and undergraduate students; and (vi) serve university, professional, and/or public organizations from an ethical and evidence-based position.
The successful candidate will complement and contribute to WSU’s recent efforts to build a network of scholars committed to conducting and applying research on racism, ethnicity, social justice, and structures of inequality in the Americas.
Screening of applications will begin on January 17, 2022, and will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
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