Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow: Anthropology

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 12, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Anthropology at Smith College invites applications for the Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow, a benefits-eligible position with potential for a one-year renewal to begin July 1, 2021. Teaching responsibilities for this position are two courses per year and will include one section of Introduction to Anthropology. Other courses taught will be dependent upon the candidate’s field of specialization. Candidates should have a strong foundation in both the analysis of global institutions and ethnographic research. Ph.D. in anthropology is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in the discipline of anthropology are especially encouraged to apply.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose work explores the intersection of global political and economic institutions with the lived realities of local communities and include topics such as:  immigration/migration/asylum and refugees, health care, education, cultural revitalization, intellectual property, kinship, labor and precarity, sovereignty in land/resource rights, settler colonialism. Strong applicants  will have a focus on diverse regions of the world and will not overlap significantly in areas already covered by our faculty.   

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here.  The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Anthropology may be found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/anthropology.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/85213 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, a teaching statement, a research statement, and the contact information for three confidential references.  Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2021.