Position: The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2018, with a focus on applied environmental anthropology.
Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be prepared to teach undergraduate and Master’s level graduate anthropology courses, be prepared to mentor and chair graduate students on thesis work, be willing to teach some distance-education courses, actively pursue research and scholarship opportunities, and be committed to service to the department, college, and university. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester.
The Department: The Department of Anthropology at UNT focuses on various aspects of applied anthropology, including but not limited to business/ technology/ design, medical, educational, and environmental anthropology, urban issues, and the study of migration and identity. It encourages approaches that address societal challenges. The department offers both MA/ MS degrees in anthropology, including both distance-learning as well as in-residence degrees. Located in the Dallas-Ft Worth Metroplex, a community of some seven million residents, the university has more than 35,000 students. UNT is a tier-1 research university.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology at the time of appointment. Primary expertise must be in applied environmental anthropology, with interests in community conservation and sustainability, environmental justice and marginalized populations, human and cultural ecology, globalization and policy, or traditional ecological knowledge. Geographic area is open. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate commitment to/ experience with applied anthropological research, scholarly accomplishment, and current or potential research projects that can foster student involvement and advance their career opportunities.
Applicants must submit a letter of application describing their qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references with contact information. Applicants must apply on our website.
Review of applications will begin October 9, 2017, and continue until search is closed. UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE.
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Our department emphasizes the practical use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people's lives. All faculty members are applied anthropologists. Furthermore, the department is located within UNT's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. UNT anthropology department is also on the steering committee of the Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs (COPAA). However, o...ur identity as a department is broader than just applied anthropology. UNT's undergraduate major in anthropology exposes students to the full range and breadth of what this field can be. The faculty also actively engage in traditional academic activities such as publication.