[COMM-ORG] job: academic, public anthropology

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  From: Arthur Keene <keene at anthro.umass.edu>


Assistant Professor in Anthropology: Public Anthropology and Civic 
Engagement

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire a scholar in the 
Department of
Anthropology and the Commonwealth Honors College at the assistant 
professor level starting
Fall 2011, with a specialization in public anthropology and one or more 
of the following:
educational anthropology, community organizing, community development, 
or the
scholarship of teaching and learning. PhD in anthropology or related 
field required at the
time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated 
record of
scholarship in one or more of the preferred fields, demonstrated 
experience in community
based research and engaged/critical pedagogy, prior experience with 
community service
learning or community based learning, and a demonstrated record of 
teaching excellence.
The candidate will be expected to pursue federal and foundation funding 
in support of a local
research agenda and a demonstrated record of grantsmanship is preferred.

The successful candidate will teach a combination of four undergraduate 
and graduate
courses per year. In addition to teaching regular departmental 
offerings, the new faculty will
teach honors courses that serve the campus honors community and be 
engaged in and help
strengthen the departmental honors program. One of the courses will 
include the
department’s course Grassroots Community Development, which includes an 
alternative
spring break service trip. The ability to teach research methods is 
preferred. The candidate
will work directly with the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation 
(UACT) – a
service-based academic leadership program in CHC that directs the 
school’s curricular
alternative spring and summer breaks. The candidate will be expected to 
develop an active
research agenda affiliated with UACT, centered either on community-based 
research within
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or on assessment and evaluation of 
community based
educational programs. We are especially interested in candidates who 
compliment current
departmental strengths and who value research and teaching across the 
sub-disciplines of
anthropology.

The Department of Anthropology at UMass Amherst is committed to 
developing a more diverse
faculty, student body and curriculum.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the 
5-campus publicly
funded UMass system. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley, 90 
miles west of Boston and
180 miles northeast of New York City. UMass Amherst hosts nearly 19,000 
undergraduate
students and 5,600 graduate students, and nearly 900 tenure system 
faculty. The Department of
Anthropology has 21 faculty, 175 majors in the BA program and 82 
graduate students working
on MA and/or PhD programs.

UMass Amherst anthropology faculty work closely with their counterparts 
in the area private
colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith) in curricular 
planning. The faculty is
unionized, and the University of Massachusetts offers an excellent 
benefits package. UMass
Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The 
University of
Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women 
and members of
minority groups are encouraged to apply.

We are accepting applications online at: 
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/617. Please
upload a letter describing interests and qualifications, a CV, and list 
of 3 referees. Alternatively,
paper submissions should be sent to Tracy Tudryn, Dean's Assistant, 
Dean's Office, 230 Draper
Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. Application 
screening commences on
December 15, 2010. No applications will be accepted after Jan. 1, 2011.


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