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Cultural Anthropologist


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant professor of cultural anthropology to begin August 2016. We seek a cultural anthropologist who is ethnographically grounded, engaged in cultural theory, and can complement the teaching and scholarly work in both the Anthropology Program and department more generally.  The successful candidate will be required to teach two courses per semester and advise both undergraduate and graduate students.  In addition, the candidate must work effectively with colleagues and students in an interdisciplinary setting. 

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have

  • his/her PhD in Anthropology in hand by the start of the appointment.
  • an ability to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Qualitative Research Methods, and Development of Anthropological Theory. 
  • excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • effective interpersonal skills.
  • demonstrable record of effective teaching experience at the university level.
  • evidence of scholarly research that complements existing scholarship in the Anthropology Program and department (for example, conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications).
  • a willingness and ability to advise undergraduate and graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Although the area of specialty is open, the department is looking for a colleague who can complement the scholarship of current faculty members.  Preferred research specialties include, but are not limited to, Postcolonial Studies, Medical Anthropology, Power and Identity, Religion, Transnationalism, or Applied Anthropology.

The program and department value interdisciplinary work, therefore preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting, as well as with programs such as Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Studies (TIPS) and Women and Gender Studies (WGS). Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. 

Preference also will be given to candidates who have either demonstrable experience of taking students into the field or the willingness and ability to develop a research program that incorporates students into their fieldwork and research.  In addition, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a record of seeking grants.  

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veterans status. Women & traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

 NDSU is an ADVANCE institution and Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution.


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Last Updated: Friday, October 09, 2015 8:58:19 AM