The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in applied cultural anthropology for Fall 2020. The UNT Department of Anthropology is distinguished as part of a unique group of departments offering a Masters in applied anthropology, as well as an undergraduate BA. We emphasize the use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people's lives in the following area of focus:
environmental and ecological anthropology;
medical anthropology and public health;
anthropology of education;
business, technology and design;
migration and borders: and
We are looking for research and teaching experience/interest in one of these focus areas, with preference given to medical and/or environmental anthropology.
Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:
Teach undergraduate and graduate anthropology courses, particularly in one of our focus areas. Other courses may be methodological, theoretical, or of a geographic area.
Our department has a strong tradition of online teaching, and the successful candidate must be willing to teach some distance education courses (in addition to face-to-face classes).
Be prepared to develop applied field and/or class projects that educate students in anthropological praxis.
Mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Maintain an active research agenda and contribute to the service of the department, college and university.
Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in applied cultural anthropology, particularly medical and/or environmental anthropology. An applicant who can bridge the scholarship of current faculty in more than one area and/or with experience with policy will be considered a plus. Preference will also be given to applicants who demonstrate scholarly accomplishments, teaching experience, and experience in anthropological praxis.
Applicants must submit a letter of application describing their research interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, summary of teaching evaluations, and the names of three references with contact information. Applicants must apply online at facultyjobs.unt.edu
Applications will be received until October 25, 2019, or until the position is closed.
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Our department emphasizes the practical use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people's lives. All faculty members are applied anthropologists. Furthermore, the department is located within UNT's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. UNT anthropology department is also on the steering committee of the Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs (COPAA). However, our identity as a department is broader than just applied anthropology. UNT's undergraduate major in anthropology exposes students to the full range and breadth of what this field can be. The faculty also actively engage in traditional academic activities such as publication.