Assistant Professor of Anthropology

University of Mississippi, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University, Mississippi
Closing date
Jan 7, 2022

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Position Type
Biological Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered

Job Details

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology ( at the University of Mississippi invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in biological anthropology beginning August of 2022. The geographic area of research is open, but a specialization in bioarchaeology and health-related research or a similar interest is preferred. We are a four-field anthropology program seeking a candidate whose research complements and expands current strengths both within the department and on campus. The appointment includes a 3/2 teaching schedule in undergraduate and graduate classes and thesis supervision for BA and MA degrees in anthropology. The University of Mississippi is an R1 institution, and successful candidates will develop externally funded research with international impact that engages diverse communities. A Ph.D. in anthropology is required by the start of the appointment.

Interested candidates can apply online at by submitting a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. For additional information, contact Dr. Carolyn Freiwald at or the department at (662) 915-7421. Review of applications will begin 12/1/21 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Mississippi is committed to equity in higher education and seeks to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into research, teaching, and service missions. Applicants from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Mississippi (UM) is located in Oxford, MS, home to more than 21,000 students and faculty, including regional campuses and the UM Medical Center in Jackson, MS.  UM is the flagship university in the state but offers a 16:1 faculty to student ratio. The department of sociology and anthropology is home to twenty-three anthropology and sociology faculty and additional research staff affiliated with the Center for Archaeological Research, McClean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, and the Center for Population Studies.

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi


The University of Mississippi is a publicly funded university located in Oxford, Mississippi, about 60 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. UM is a research and teaching university with a total enrollment of over 16,000 undergraduates, almost 3,000 graduate students, and about 800 full-time faculty. Employment benefits include health insurance as well as additional dental and vision insurance, state life insurance, and a state universities retirement system. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers BA and MA degrees in anthropology and in sociology. Our faculty maintains active research programs that involve both graduate and undergraduate students.

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University of Mississippi
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