The University of Notre Dame, Department of Anthropology and the Department of Africana Studies announce an open-rank search for a sociocultural anthropologist with research interests focused in the African Diaspora beginning Fall 2020.
The position can be tenured or tenure-track and is housed in Anthropology. We are especially interested in scholars who engage issues of movement of peoples and/or health and wellbeing with one or more of the following thematic areas: black identity and constructions of race, foodways, ritual/performance/religion, social movements and popular culture. We welcome a transnational orientation, particularly grounded in in-depth engagement with specific sites of diasporic communities and dynamics (North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, or West Africa).
We are open to applicants with degrees from departments other than anthropology. In addition to being well versed in anthropological methods and theory, we expect candidates to have a deep investment in and to be open to collaborations and/or discussions across (sub)disciplinary boundaries. Courses offered should be oriented toward both departments.
The Department of Anthropology is a four-field program committed to a multidimensional inquiry into what it is to be human—past and present, nearby and distant. Notre Dame’s Anthropology program explores the richness and diversity of the discipline by building bridges between various humanistic and scientific approaches. We seek to involve faculty and students in integrative anthropology, including engagement with different anthropological and interdisciplinary perspectives, integration of theory and application, and integration of teaching, research, and ethics across the sub-disciplines.
The Department of Africana Studies was established in 2005, and includes faculty with joint appointments in History, English, Political Science, Theology, and Education. The department offers a major, minor, and supplementary major, and is developing a graduate certificate in coming years.
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