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Professor of International and Public Affairs (Racialized and Ethnic Conflict/Violence)

Brown University, Department of Anthropology
Providence, Rhode Island
Closing date
Nov 29, 2021

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Racialized and Ethnic Conflict/Violence

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University invites applications for a faculty position in racialized and ethnic conflict/violence to begin in July 2022.  We are seeking applicants who research focuses on various aspects of racialized or ethnically-motivated violence, coercion, and conflict.  Research of interest includes, but is not limited to, topics such as the origins and growth of white supremacy movements, the proliferation of ethnic supremacy movements globally, the policing of marginalized communities, laws and institutions that aggravate ethnic and racial conflict, ethnic conflict and civil war, and ethnically-motived genocide. 

The faculty position will involve a joint appointment between the Watson Institute and a relevant tenure-granting disciplinary department at Brown.  Such departments include History, Africana Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, and Economics.  Across all possible disciplines, we seek a theoretically innovative scholar with demonstrated success in conducting empirical research.  We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Candidates at all ranks are welcome. A successful senior candidate must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, a proven record of successful research funding, and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. A successful junior candidate must be engaged in a research program with the potential to influence their field, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising.  

Junior candidates must have completed the PhD by the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a short writing sample, and 4) a teaching statement.  We ask that in both the cover letter and teaching statement, the candidate describe how their work fosters inclusive learning and diversity. 

Senior candidates should include the names of five references whom the search committee can contact at an appropriate time.  The list of references can be submitted via the "additional documents" field in Interfolio.

Junior candidates should have three letters of reference and their official graduate transcript uploaded to Interfolio at the time of the application.  The confidential recommendation letters should be uploaded to Interfolio by the referee.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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The Department of Anthropology is home to a vibrant community of faculty, students, and staff broadly interested in the study of humanity, past and present. Brown's socio-cultural and linguistic anthropologists are engaged in ethnography across the globe. The department's anthropological archaeologists focus on the study of the material remains of the ancient, historic, and modern Americas.

Current faculty and students are especially engaged in research related to issues of power, violence, politics, health, and population.  The photographs found throughout this website were taken by our faculty, students, and alumni during their fieldwork.

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