The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to fill a position in Linguistic Anthropology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to start Fall 2018. Specialty and geographic area are open. We welcome applications from candidates whose work employs the analysis of language as semiotic form to study large-scale sociocultural processes, such as those enabled by institutions of media, democracy, law, education, or commerce. Desired qualifications include a broad training in linguistic anthropology, a background in language-centered fieldwork that includes work in a non-Indo-European language, an established research program and publication trajectory, evidence of effective undergraduate teaching, and the ability to direct graduate research.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and CV here. Applications for the Assistant Professor position should also include the contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website. The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand by August 2017. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Anthropology is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty. Click here for more information. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
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The department has maintained active undergraduate and graduate programs. We have approximately 100 undergraduate majors and 140 graduate students. Our majors have moved successfully into a wide range of professions and the holders of its postgraduate degrees have distinguished themselves by their own contributions to scholarship and service.
The department of anthropology has a threefold miss...ion: 1) to conceive and maintain teaching programs for both undergraduates and graduates that reflect the current state of anthropology and its relationship to other disciplines and contemporary society; 2) to conduct research that enlarges and clarifies our understanding of the human career and cultural diversity; 3) to disseminate the knowledge gained by this research through publication and other forms of communication.
Eight of our 17 standing faculty are jointly appointed as Museum Research Curators. In addition, we have been able to take advantage of the presence of anthropologists (and those in cognate disciplines) in other departments. The graduate group in Anthropology has been enhanced by the inclusion of 18 such individuals. Finally, our adjunct and visiting faculty also play an important role in teaching and research.