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Assistant Professor of Native American and/or Indigenous Anthropology

Northwestern University, Department of Anthropology
Evanston, Illinois
Closing date
Oct 18, 2021

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Area Studies, Indigenous Studies
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Assistant Professor of Native American and/or Indigenous Anthropology The Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University
invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant
Professor with expertise in cultural anthropology from Native North
American or global Indigenous perspectives to begin in September
2022 OR 2023. We seek a scholar with an active ethnographic
research agenda and welcome applicants whose portfolio also
includes activist and community work, humanistic or artistic
engagements, ethnohistoric or archaeological work, or other kinds
of applied and interdisciplinary projects. Specific areas of
research might include, but are not limited to: toxicity,
environmental contamination and extractive economies; territorial
dispossession; language revitalization; sacred sites and tourism;
reproductive justice; politics of water; relationality with
non-human kin; decolonial technoscience and the ethical
dissemination of knowledge. An ideal candidate would bolster ties
between Anthropology and the Center Native American and Indigenous
Research (CNAIR).
The appointment will be in the Anthropology Department within
the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. A PhD in Anthropology or
affiliated discipline is required by the time the appointment
begins. Responsibilities include teaching and advising
undergraduate and graduate students.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and
contact information for three references to the online application
link. Application review will begin on November 10th and continue
until the position is filled. See more at
Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Mark Hauser,
Search Chair at
Questions about the submission portal should be sent to
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and
individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities,
individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to
apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Anthropology - Professor, Location: Evanston, IL - 60208
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