The Department of Anthropology of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Socio-Cultural Anthropology with a focus on Latin America, beginning Fall semester, 2018.
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, click here to visit us on line.
COMMITTMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
Preferred candidates should have broad graduate training in anthropology that allows them to be conversant with the various schools, debates, and paradigms around which the discipline has been organized. The candidate should be able to teach undergraduate and graduate foundational courses in socio-cultural anthropology, such as introduction to cultural anthropology, ethnographic methods, and the (theoretical) history of anthropology. The preferred candidate should have an active ethnographic field site in Latin America or a Latino community in the US. Topical areas are open but preference will be given to those that focus on borderland and migration issues, and those that best synergize with departmental research emphases.
The Department of Anthropology at UNLV offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees, and has research emphases in: childhood and parenting; sexuality, romance, gender, and identity; adaptive strategies; and food and nutrition
This position requires a PhD from a regionally accredited college or university and demonstrated excellence in teaching and an active research agenda which includes peer-reviewed publications and grantsmanship.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on November 15, 2017 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Professor Daniel Benyshek, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application here. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability,sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by antidiscrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities,and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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