MIT’s Anthropology Program seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in linguistic anthropology for two years, with the possibility of an additional year, beginning July 1, 2019. The annual stipend is $66,000.00 plus employee benefits. The associate will teach one 12-unit introductory course each year. In addition, the associate will participate in and help plan and coordinate select events for a Boston-area linguistic anthropology research network.
The area of expertise is open, but topics of particular interest include: digital/computational technologies and culture; religion, ethics, and transcendence; creativity and cooperation in situated practice. The area of geographic expertise is open, though we encourage scholars whose work engages with global languages and cultures. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in anthropology or a closely related field by the time of appointment.
Any questions should be addressed to Dr. Graham M. Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants should submit the following materials in electronic form (PDF format) through the Academic Jobs Online portal:
1. A cover letter summarizing fields of expertise, qualifications for the associate position, and research agenda.
2. One-page summary of the dissertation.
3. One chapter- or article-length writing sample.
4. Sample syllabus for an introductory level course in linguistic anthropology (e.g., “Culture and Communication”) and, if possible, a portfolio showing evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness.
5. Curriculum vitae, including names of three referees. Letters of reference will be requested as needed, and should not be included with the application.
The deadline for receipt of all materials is 5:00 pm EST on February 1, 2019. Please note that applications received via mail or courier will not be accepted and processed. Submit materials via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12735.
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