The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in the study of human migration, beginning July 1, 2020.
Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropologist of Human Migration is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a scholar whose research makes innovative contributions to the understanding of human migration and related flows (e.g., technology, finance, commodities, waste,ideas,language, other species), emphasizing the cultural, community, and socio-material assemblages that emerge in the context of migration. An emphasis in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: climate change, borderlands, diasporas, violence and security, gender and sexuality, labor and class, critical disability studies, critical race theory, queer theory, religion, medical anthropology. Geographical focus is open. The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a PhD except the dissertation (ABD status) in Anthropology or a closely related field at the time of application. Ph.D preferred. A research specialization in the anthropological study of migration, based on a strong record of ethnographic field work and rigorous theoretical grounding, is required. The ideal candidate will engage with critical questions in anthropology and demonstrate attention to the broader context of anthropological research in contemporary society. Applied, multi-modal, transdisciplinary, experimental, and/or activist approaches are welcome. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide array of courses, including large introductory surveys, upper-division undergraduate courses, and advanced graduate seminars,and contribute to graduate and undergraduate mentorship. The department is especially interested in candidates who are committed to promoting a climate that values diversity and inclusion and can contribute to the excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service, as appropriate to the position.
TO APPLY: Please create an account and complete the online application through UC Recruit by visiting https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01534. The online application will require: (1) cover letter, (2) 2 pp. statement of research, (3) 2 pp. statement of teaching experience and philosophy, (4) curriculum vitae with full contact information, (5) 1 article-length writing sample, (6) arrange for 3 letters of reference. We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity.
Please send queries about the position to firstname.lastname@example.org. For primary consideration, please submit all application materials by September 15, 2019. The position is open until filled.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Anthropology is the study of humankind in the broadest sense: biological, sociocultural, and historical. The Department of Anthropology at UCSB has been a vibrant and active center of research and teaching for over a half century. We offer B.A. degrees in three emphases: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology as well as a B.A. in Anthropology without an emphasis. Our faculty specialize in three wings of anthropology, with research and graduate specializations in archaeology (including bioarchaeology), sociocultural anthropology, and integrative anthropological sciences (evolutionary anthropology, biological and cultural).