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Digital Humanities, Race, and/or Black Studies

Georgia State University, Department of Anthropology
Atlanta, Georgia
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Nov 20, 2021

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Digital Humanities, Race, and/or Black Studies  

The Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 2022. We seek scholars trained in anthropology who specialize in digital humanities and the anthropology of race and/or Black Studies. Subfield is open. 

GSU is a Tier-1 research institution located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, a thriving, dynamic, and multicultural urban setting. GSU enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the country and has received national recognition for its innovative approaches to ensuring student success. The Department of Anthropology is committed to serving this student body and advancing innovative research by building a diverse faculty. The Department is home to 13 collegial, full-time faculty who represent all of the subfields of anthropology; it also hosts engaged and passionate undergraduate majors and a thriving MA program.  

 The successful candidate will contribute to serving this diverse body of undergraduate and graduate students in conversation with partners throughout the university and community. We encourage applications from women; persons from racial, ethnic, LGBTQ+ and other groups underrepresented in academic and professional settings and individuals with a commitment to mentoring members of those groups. 

At the time of appointment, applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related discipline and a vibrant research agenda. Preferred qualifications include experience in teaching at the university level and/or mentoring students in non-academic career fields; a research focus on race in North America; and ability to teach academic and career skills in the digital humanities, digital media, or related areas. The successful applicant will have research and instructional strengths that contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in anthropology and a commitment to building an inclusive, welcoming environment for faculty, staff, and students. 

 Applicants should submit the following materials as a single PDF to  

     -  CV (including names of three references) 

-  A two-page cover letter detailing the applicant’s research agenda and teaching philosophy 

-  A diversity statement (approximately one page) pointing to experience working effectively with diverse student populations and/or how the candidate considers diversity in their research program and teaching philosophy. 

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Additional documentation may be requested at a later stage. Feel free to contact Dr. Emanuela Guano ( with any questions about the position. 

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability.


Welcome to the Department of Anthropology. This is a vibrant space for intellectual collaboration in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

Our 13 faculty members teach and conduct research across the subdisciplines of anthropology: sociocultural, biological, archaeological and linguistics. Our collective interests are broad, but we find common ground around themes, including material culture and museum studies, urban and applied anthropology, medical anthropology and forensics, food anthropology and biocultural approaches to race.

If you have questions about our programs after exploring this website, please contact our faculty or staff by email or phone, or – as COVID-19 protocols allow – to arrange a visit.

The following information is provided by the employer in accordance with AAA policy. AAA is not responsible for verifying the accuracy of these statements. They are not part of the actual position description submitted for publication by the employer.

  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
  • This employer does offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
  • This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.
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Department of Anthropology
Georgia State University
Box 3998
United States
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