The Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2019. Ph.D. in Anthropology by August 2019 is required. We seek an anthropologist whose work is both empirically rigorous and theoretically sophisticated. Desired areas of expertise include medical anthropology or the anthropology of development. Research related to Africa (particularly West Africa), South Asia, and China are preferred. Ability to teach within a combined anthropology and sociology curriculum and a strong commitment to liberal arts education are necessary. Candidates must be able to teach social theory (both classical and contemporary), a qualitative methods course, a combined introductory course to anthropology and sociology, elective courses on sex and gender, and advanced courses reflecting both the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the Department.
Candidates must demonstrate their contributions and/or potential to contribute to diversity through teaching, research, and/or service/leadership. Successful candidates are expected to maintain a productive, ongoing research program and contribute to the continued growth of the department, the college, and the broader scholarly community.
Our department currently staffs 4 Anthropologists and 3 Sociologists. The typical teaching load is 5 courses per year. Denison offers extensive support for junior faculty, including competitive professional-development funding, pre-tenure research leave after a successful third-year review, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars.
Completed applications received by November 15, 2018, will receive full consideration. Inquiries should be sent to Department Chair Fareeda Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org.Representatives from the department will be at the American Anthropological Association meeting to discuss the position with potential candidates in mid-November. We plan to conduct on-campus interviews in early Spring 2019.
Denison University is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, private, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2100 undergraduate students from across the nation and world. The college is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty. The college offers generous annual professional development funds, summer support for student/faculty research, and a junior faculty leave following a successful third-year review. Denison is located 25 miles east of the state capital Columbus. For more information about Denison, see our website at http://www.denison.edu.
Required Applicant Documents must be submitted on-line at https://employment.denison.edu: A letter of application Curriculum Vitae Research statement Teaching statement Three names of professional references including email addresses, telephone numbers, and mailing addresses.
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