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Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology

New York University Arts and Science
New York City, New York
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Oct 1, 2021

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Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
New York University Arts and Science

The Department of Anthropology invites applications from an outstanding anthropologist for a tenure-track position in Culture and Media. Candidates will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, joining faculty in our well-known Certificate Program in Culture and Media, a joint program of Anthropology, Cinema Studies, and the NYU Film School, now in its thirtieth year. The position is to begin September 1, 2022 pending budgetary and administrative approval.
The Department seeks candidates with training in sociocultural and visual anthropology; anthropological research on some dimension of visual or other media compatible with our focus on the ethnography of media; knowledge of the history and theory of ethnographic film including contemporary debates; and a track record in ethnographic documentary production sufficient to teach and supervise students in using non-linear facilities. We especially welcome candidates who bring a record of work that promotes equity and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service.

Deadline for applications is October 1, 2021. Please apply online at with a cover letter, CV listing contact information for three confidential references, a research and teaching statement, and a statement on diversity and inclusion.  As diversity and inclusion are central to both the NYU and departmental mission, for the latter statement we ask you to provide a brief paragraph telling us how diversity and inclusion figure in to your past and present teaching, research, community engagement, and/or life experience, as well as how you would bring issues of diversity and inclusion to bear on the teaching and programming of NYU Anthropology. Information about diversity and inclusion statements may be found at

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here

EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


New York University is one of the world's most celebrated academic institutions, and a quintessential part of New York City history and culture since 1831. An enrollment of 51,000 students, fourteen schools, colleges and divisions, and over five million square feet of interior space mark NYU as one of the largest private universities.

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