Assistant Professor Tenure-track Position in Cultural Anthropology

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of Anthropology is seeking applications for one tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology at the assistant professor level beginning July 2022. We seek highly qualified candidates who have a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Anthropology by July 1, 2022.

Our four-field department has nine permanent faculty in addition to professional staff in the Lam Museum of Anthropology. More information about the department is available at Department of Anthropology – Wake Forest University. We are interested in teacher-scholars who complement the geographic areas and topical expertise of our current faculty, have an ongoing program of research that is theoretically engaged and ethnographically grounded, and are prepared to teach introductory courses in cultural anthropology, anthropological theory, and upper-level courses based on the candidate’s academic strengths. Geographic area outside the Americas is preferred.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. With 5,200 undergraduates and 3,200 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file, which includes all of the following: (1) a cover letter; (2) a CV; (3) a 1-2 page teaching statement including a plan to establish an inclusive learning environment in the liberal arts context; and (4) a 1-page research statement describing plans and potential impact of scholarly pursuits. We will request additional materials from short-listed candidates.

If access to the internet is an issue, a hard copy of the application may be submitted to Dr. Steve Folmar, Wake Forest University, Department of Anthropology, P.O. Box 7807, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. Deadline for receipt of all applications is November 15, 2021.

Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to Inquiries about the faculty position or department should be directed to Dr. Steve Folmar, Chair of Anthropology,

Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer. WFU values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.

Employment is dependent on proof of an FDA authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccination, unless a medical or religious exemption is requested by the employee and approved by the university.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

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