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Associate/Assistant Professor, Linguistic or Sociocultural Anthropologist

UC San Diego, Department of Anthropology
California, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 23, 2017

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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 University of California San Diego Department of Anthropology invites applications for a position in linguistic or sociocultural anthropology at the rank of associate or assistant professor with a start date of July 1, 2018. Candidates must have received their PhD in anthropology or a closely related ethnographic field. We strongly prefer that candidates have received their PhD and have at least five years experience teaching or conducting research at the college or university level.

We seek ethnographically grounded and theoretically rigorous scholars whose research examines relations of power. We are particularly interested in a new colleague who focuses on: language use and regimentation; socioeconomic disparity and political ecology; formations of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, or religion; or colonial/postcolonial relations. Geographic region is open; candidates whose area of expertise is the Middle East, Africa, or their diasporas are especially encouraged to apply. We seek a colleague who will complement and expand our department’s current conceptual, methodological, and regional strengths while communicating across disciplinary and departmental boundaries, including, when pertinent, co-teaching with departmental colleagues.

Applicants should have a robust publication record in established venues, a proven capacity for innovative and effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a demonstrated capability for service in the department, on campus, and to the profession. We particularly welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Applications are accepted electronically on the UC San Diego Academic Personnel Website .

If applying for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position, please submit materials to:

If applying for an Associate Professor (tenured) position, please submit materials to:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, one recently published article or monograph chapter, and a statement detailing your research and publication plans for the next 3-5 years. Applicants must also submit a statement that summarizes their past and potential contributions to diversity. See the UC San Diego Faculty Excellence and Diversity Website ( for more information.

We will begin reviewing applications November 20, 2017, and will continue to accept applications until position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience and based on published UC pay scales.

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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