Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology


The George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.


About the Position:

The department seeks a cultural anthropologist whose area of specialization is the Middle East, whose research addresses migration and refugees in a global context. The position will reside in the Global Affairs Program.


Mason’s Global Affairs Program is looking for a candidate who can contribute in teaching, advising, and programming to both the indicated area of specialization as well as the core curriculum in our undergraduate and graduate programs.



The successful candidate will be expected to sustain a robust research program in their area of expertise, produce peer-reviewed publications, seek grant funding, engage in multidisciplinary collaborations, mentor graduate students and honors students at the undergraduate level in the program, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, participate in faculty governance, and participate in professional organizations and societies.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology or closely related field; 
  • Must demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarship, and in graduate and undergraduate teaching.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicants with active field research on transnational migration and refugees focused on the Middle East;
  • Ability to teach university core courses in globalization studies (Intro to Global Affairs, Capstone) and teach specialized undergraduate and graduate courses on the Middle East, Refugees, Humanitarianism;
  • Applicants with experience teaching in an interdisciplinary classroom setting. 


Special Instructions to Applicants: 

For full consideration, applicants must send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Cortney Hughes Rinker, Director of the Global Affairs Program, chughe13@gmu.edu. Review of applications will begin on May 13, 2021. To view the full job description visit https://jobs.gmu.edu/ using position number: F166Az.


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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