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Associate or Full Professor

American University, Department of Anthropology
Washington D.C.
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Nov 19, 2021

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Associate or Full Professor

Department of Anthropology

College of Arts & Sciences

American University

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor beginning August 1, 2022.  Applicants should have a PhD in anthropology.

Candidates should be effective teachers and must be strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research. They must have documented success in securing externally funded research. We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality scholarship and teaching related to social justice and inequality, social equity, health, human security, and/or environmental change in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. Teaching specialization in sociocultural anthropology is preferred, though specialization in all areas in anthropology will be considered. In addition to scholarship, teaching, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, responsibilities will include participation in department, college, and university activities.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure the fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15, 2021. Please submit applications via : . Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published works or works in progress. Please contact Jean Wogaman, 202-885-1838 or  if you have any questions. 

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit

The Department of Anthropology at American University offers undergraduate major, master’s in public anthropology (MAPA) and PhD programs, through which students can focus on any of the main sub-disciplines. The Anthropology Department trains anthropologists to address issues related to social justice, social inequalities, and public engagement in the contemporary world and through its past. Learn more about the Department of Anthropology and its mission at and learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. 

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.


In the Department of Anthropology at American University, our collective mission is to do public anthropology in the service of social justice. Our faculty and students work against racism, sexism, environmental degradation, speciesism, social discriminations, class oppression, forced community displacements, and much else. 

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  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
  • This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
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