The Department of Anthropology at Wayne State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Cultural Anthropology position beginning in August 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a dynamic and innovative scholar who will contribute to the department’s Business and Organizational Anthropology track. Desired specializations include, but are not limited to: design, science/technology/societies, heritage, and environment. Geographical area specialization is open, but we prefer someone who complements existing expertise. Scholars focused on topics of race and structural inequalities are desired. The candidate is expected to contribute to Wayne State University’s mission as a premier urban research university.
We are seeking a colleague who has a developing or ongoing research program in applied anthropology, a record of, or potential for publication, a history or potential for securing external funding, and a commitment to diversity and providing a multicultural learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to take advantage of our location in Detroit and contribute to the department’s “Anthropology of the City” initiative. In doing so, s/he will be expected to establish a strong network of community collaborators. The candidate will also be responsible for teaching new and existing undergraduate and graduate courses, and coordinating student internships and practicums.
The Wayne State University Anthropology Department has been an internationally-recognized leader in applied anthropology for over 60 years. Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
PhD in Anthropology required. All candidates who are ABD must have the degree in hand before August 1, 2020.
All applicants must apply to the WSU’s Online Hiring System and refer to posting #044651. Please submit: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) writing sample, 4) contact information for three references. Questions can be directed to Dr. Yuson Jung.
Review of completed applications begins October 15. 2019 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Submissions before this date are strongly encouraged.
Additional Salary Information: Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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About Wayne State University-Department of Anthropology
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized comprehensive, urban research university offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. Wayne State's main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres including the School of Medicine, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. Wayne State University is one of three universities in Michigan with the Carnegie classification of institutions with "very high research activity." WSU is home to the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. The IBio initiative also includes programmatic expertise and opportunities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, the School of Law, School of Social Work and the School of Business Administration as well as additional schools, colleges, centers and institutes.