Faculty Position in Social or Cultural Anthropology

Brigham Young University, Department of Anthropology
Provo, Utah
Closing date
Sep 25, 2021

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Position Type
Open Rank
Linguistic Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology
Organization Type

Job Details

Job Title: Anthropology, Professorial Faculty

Job Classification:  CFS Professorial

Posting close date: September 15, 2021

Start date of this position:  

August 22, 2022

Required Degree:  

Ph.D. in Anthropology or closely related discipline by start date

Required degree must be completed by the start date.


The Department of Anthropology seeks applicants for a faculty position in Social or Cultural Anthropology to begin Fall 2022. Rank is open, depending on experience. The candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program that complements the current expertise of our faculty (see anthropology.byu.edu). All areas of geographical and theoretical specialization will be considered. Faculty in our department are expected to involve students in their research program. We are particularly interested in candidates who are capable of teaching an ethnographic field school and are committed to mentoring student research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses each semester and one course during the Spring/Summer terms. Assigned courses will include introductory courses, ethnographic methods and ethnographic writing courses, as well as courses within the candidate’s geographical and theoretical areas of expertise. The candidate must be willing to serve in a variety of department, college, university, and external (discipline specific) committees and roles. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related discipline by the beginning of the appointment. Prospective candidates are invited to include a brief diversity statement with their application.

Information required at the time of application 

Please list the individual contact information for three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process, they may be contacted to submit letters of reference electronically. Apply by the deadline of September 15, 2021 to ensure consideration. Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Jacob Hickman, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602 or by email to jhickman@byu.edu.

Document(s) required at the time of application 

Include with your application a current professional curriculum vitae, a letter of application describing your qualifications for the position and your teaching and research interests, and a diversity statement. In addition, please include at least two samples of scholarly work.



Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer.  All faculty are required to abide by the university’s Honor Code and Dress & Grooming Standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.



The Department of Anthropology at Brigham Young University offers both undergraduate and Masters degree programs in social/cultural anthropology and archaeology. Combining the classroom with field work, BYU’s Anthropology Program trains students in current methods and theory while teaching them critical analysis skills necessary for many careers, including further academic work in anthropology. Our faculty have developed some of the most innovative and intensive field school training programs available in the discipline, and students at every level—including undergraduate—are expected to undertake faculty-mentored fieldwork as a central element of their degree program. Department faculty provide a variety of opportunities for students to participate in mentored research in subjects of their interest. The geographical and theoretical specializations of our faculty can be found here: https://anthropology.byu.edu/faculty.

Brigham Young University is one of the largest private universities in the United States. The University maintains a dual emphasis on undergraduate education (with a select number of graduate programs) and research production, providing a unique context where students at every level have ample opportunities to get faculty-mentored research experience

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