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Anthropology of Race and Racism in the US, Assistant Professor-in-Residence

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Anthropology
Las Vegas, Nevada
Closing date
Dec 30, 2021

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Non-Tenure Track
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Anthropology Department invites applications for The Anthropology of Race and Racism in the US, Assistant Professor-in-Residence, College of Liberal Arts [R0127885]


The ideal applicant will possess a commitment to teaching and service.  Job responsibilities include teaching a mixture of four in-person and online classes each semester.  Candidates should be prepared to teach existing courses, such as Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 101), Magic, Religion and Witchcraft (ANTH 420), Ethnographic Field Methods (ANTH 438), and The Freshman Experience (COLA 100). Also, the candidate should be prepared to teach a course of their own design on race and racism in the US.  Other teaching responsibilities include mentorship, attending teaching workshops, developing new courses  

The candidate is expected to serve on committees at a department, college and university level, as well as mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will be able to teach graduate seminars and serve on graduate dissertation committees.  


This position requires a Ph.D. from a regionally accredited college or university, in Anthropology or related field. Must have conducted research in the Americas, and have proven expertise in ethnographic research methods as well as in teaching. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment. 


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding


Submit a one-page teaching philosophy statement, a detailed Vita listing qualifications and experience, teaching evaluations, one sample syllabus, a list of courses taught, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on January 7, 2022. Materials should be addressed to Dr. William Jankowiak, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or



Anthropology is the integrative study of human beings around the world, both present and past. Within this broad field of study, UNLV anthropology represents archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Departmental themes highlight adaptive strategies; food and nutrition; parenting, childhood, and development; and sexuality, romance, gender, and identity.

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