[COMM-ORG] job: academic, public anthropology
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tenure track position in public anthropology
Arthur Keene <keene at anthro.umass.edu>
9/9/2011 11:09 AM
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Assistant Professor in Anthropology: Public Anthropology
The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire a scholar in the
Department of Anthropology and the Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) at
the assistant professor level starting Fall 2012, with a specialization
in public anthropology. Geographic area open, but willingness to
undertake regional community-based research projects is desirable. PhD
in anthropology or related field required at the time of appointment.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of scholarship
in community based, collaborative or participatory action research; and
a record of teaching excellence. The candidate will be expected to
pursue federal and foundation funding in support of their research
agenda, and a demonstrated record of grantsmanship is preferred.
The successful candidate will teach up to four courses per year, two in
CHC and two in the Department of Anthropology. The new faculty member
will thus teach both regular departmental offerings and honors general
education courses that serve the campus honors community and will
contribute to and help strengthen the departmental honors program.
We seek candidates who will complement departmental research strengths
in issues of power and structural inequality and help us expand our
curricular commitment to experiential learning. 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 and
other protected categories. The University of Massachusetts is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of
minority groups are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will
be subject to a background check, including a criminal history check
We strongly prefer that applications be submitted online at:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/876. Please include a letter
describing interests and qualifications, a CV, and list of 3 referees.
Alternatively, applications may be mailed to “Public Anthropology
Search, Anthropology Department, 240 Hicks Way, Amherst MA 01003.”
Application screening commences on September 15, 2011. No applications
will be accepted after October 15, 2011.
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