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Assistant Professor

Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona
Closing date
Feb 12, 2022

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The Department of Anthropology with the Departments of Applied Indigenous Studies and Sociology at Northern Arizona University invite applications for three tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level to start August 2022. One position is a combined position in Anthropology and Applied Indigenous Studies (Job ID: 605845) focused on expressive culture. One position is a combined position in Anthropology and Sociology (Job ID: 605846) focused on environmental anthropology and sustainable food systems. Finally, one position is in Archaeology (Job ID: 605844) focused on the prehistoric archaeology of the southwest and/or adjacent regions (southern California, Mexico, Plains, and the Great Basin).

Complete information can be obtained on the NAU Human Resources ( webpage.

In order to meet our commitments as an institution committed to the advancement and success of Native American students and a Hispanic Serving Institution, as well as to support efforts promoting justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, NAU will be making a cluster hire this year across several disciplines. Broadly, this cluster is in the areas of Latinx Studies and/or Indigenous Studies. Departments participating include Comparative Cultural Studies, Music, Anthropology, Applied Indigenous Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, and Psychological Sciences.


Northern Arizona University has a student population of 30,368, including approximately 22,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees. Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
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