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Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology

Posted: 8/15/2017 (Employment)

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociocultural Anthropology.  PhD in Anthropology or related discipline must be completed by the first day of courses (September 2018).

We seek applicants whose work addresses contemporary issues and challenges of global significance.  The ideal candidate will have a rigorous, theoretically and methodologically innovative field research agenda that engages some of the critical concerns of our time.  This applicant will complement and expand our department’s current methodological, geographic, and theoretical strengths while communicating across disciplinary and departmental boundaries.  Research topic and geographic area are open.

The position is a tenure track academic year appointment, within the Department of Anthropology, of nine months per year, paid over 12 months per year. The proposed start date is July 1, 2018. Teaching duties will be four courses per academic year (quarter system) at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate level.  The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Anthropology are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus environment that supports equality and diversity.

Applicants should submit: (1) a Curriculum Vitae; (2) a Statement of Teaching and Research (“job letter”); (3) Copies of no more than three scholarly works (for example, published articles, completed articles prepared for submission for publication, representative book/dissertation chapters, etc.); (4) the names and emails of three references and (5) a Statement of Contributions to Diversity.

Applications must be submitted online to:

The position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, applications should be complete by October 1, 2017.

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Deadline: 10/01/2017

Location: UC Davis