Faculty Professor Assistant/Anthropology - Full-Time

University of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 12, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty Professor Assistant/Anthropology - Full-Time

Anthropology - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20005857)

Position Announcement in Anthropology 2020-21


The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time, tenure-stream beginning Assistant Professor position in cultural anthropology starting Fall 2021, pending budgetary approval. This position is part of a cluster hire in “Race, Representation and Anti-Black and Systemic Racism” that will create and sustain a cohort of scholars university-wide who specialize in multiple facets of race relations, including modes of representation, processes and impacts of anti-blackness, and the historical and contemporary inequities undergirded by systemic racism. We invite scholars whose work examines and addresses themes of race, equity, systemic racism, and representation across national and global spaces, especially African diaspora and/or North America. Those whose research complements the department’s foci in medicine, global health, the body, and inequalities; and/or labor, precarity, indigeneity and settler colonialism are especially welcome.

The applicant must have a PhD in anthropology or a related field at the time of appointment. An active research program is essential, and candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and publication. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses in the fall term and two courses in the spring term, at undergraduate and graduate levels, including large lecture courses and smaller seminars. Candidates also will advise and mentor graduate students, contribute to departmental and wider university administration, and participate in the intellectual life of the department. Applicants should apply via Talent Center, https://www.join.pitt.edu/ with the requisition number 20005857.

The online application must include a cover letter that discusses the candidate’s research expertise and teaching experience and pedagogical approaches. The application must also include a diversity statement, CV, and the names and contact information of three references (letters are not required with initial application). For full consideration, applications must be received by Dec. 10, 2020.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration, but members of minority groups under-represented in academia, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Contact: Nicole Constable, Search Committee Chair (ncgrad@pitt.edu).