The Anthropology Department at Wesleyan University invites applications from scholars specializing in Indigenous Ecologies in the Americas for the position of tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 1, 2018. Welcome specializations include: environmental anthropology (e.g. nature, natural resources, and/or extractive economies), indigenous knowledges and practices, cosmopolitics, anthropology of nonhuman worlds or human-nonhuman relations, biodiversity, land and social movements, food ethics, sovereignty, and health and biopolitics. The candidate must have a PhD in anthropology or a related field in hand by the time of appointment, a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching, and an ongoing program of research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in introductory cultural anthropology, anthropological theory, and ethnographic methods, as well as more specialized courses related to their research. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.
A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and email addresses of three referees should be submitted via http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5923. As part of the cover letter, we invite candidates to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Any questions may be emailed to Daniella Gandolfo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by October 15th, 2017 will receive full consideration.
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