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Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology

University of Southern California
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Anthropology in the area of sociocultural anthropology. Candidates should have a PhD in Anthropology and should demonstrate evidence of strong and innovative research and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs.  We welcome applications from scholars with a commitment and track record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the realms of research, teaching and/or service. USC, Dornsife College and the Department of Anthropology recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace these goals in this search.

While topical and geographic area of specialization are fully open, we are especially interested in candidates who deepen and/or complement the USC Department of Anthropology’s strengths in areas such as: sensory and experimental ethnography (including non-textual as well as textual forms); medicine and health; science and technology studies; environments and infrastructures; race and racialization; and inequity and equity broadly conceived. We are particularly interested in candidates who are committed to an active role participating in the doctoral program as well as those who may in some way bridge to other departments and units on campus. The latter supports the vision of our doctoral program to prepare innovative, creative, rigorous, broad-thinking scholars for the future in and beyond the academy.

In addition to the brief letter of application (max 1 page), interested candidates should provide a combined statement of experience and interests in research, teaching and mentoring (max 2 pages), a statement of commitment to and track record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (max 1 page), their curriculum vitae as well as names of three referees. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: . Applications will be considered beginning on November 15, 2021 and will remain open to new applicants until the position has been filled.

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USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.


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