The University of Florida (UF) Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications from cultural and linguistic anthropologists for a nine-month, tenure-accruing position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Digital Anthropology. The appointment begins August 16, 2019. A PhD in Anthropology is required at the time of appointment.
We welcome research in areas such as the culturally constituted relations between online and offline worlds of experience; relationships between local practices of digital media and their global implications; the pervasiveness of digital technologies in social practice; activism, civil and human rights, and the cultural politics of digital media; digital technologies and “the human”; use of language and representation strategies in digitally mediated communication; emerging computational languages; or the materiality and spatiality of digital practices. Topical and regional specializations are open.
The prospective hire is expected to develop research projects supported by external funding, contribute to the theoretical and methodological interests of our masters and doctoral students, and provide research and experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students.
Opportunities exist for collaboration with other units, working groups, and initiatives on campus, including, among others, the Digital Humanities Working Group, Digital Worlds Institute, Innovation Academy, UF Innovate, UF Informatics Institute, College of Journalism and Communications, the Institute for Computational Engineering, African American Studies, and area studies centers (Latin American and Caribbean, African, European).
The Department of Anthropology has 30 faculty members, 125 graduate students, and 325 undergraduate majors. We are an interdisciplinary unit within a large research-intensive university of over 52,000 students. More information on the Department can be found at: www.anthro.ufl.edu.
Complete applications are due November 26, 2018, and must be submitted online at apply.interfolio.com/56259. A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests and plans, (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (5) a statement of commitment to diversity and community engagement in research, teaching, and mentoring, and (6) a list of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references.
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.
The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
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A PhD in Anthropology is required at the time of appointment.
Additional Salary Information: The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.
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