The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in applied cultural anthropology for Fall 2022. The UNT Department of Anthropology is distinguished as part of a unique group of departments offering a Masters in applied anthropology, as well as an undergraduate BA. We emphasize the use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people’s lives in the following areas of focus:
- environmental and ecological anthropology;
- medical anthropology and public health;
- anthropology of education;
- business, technology, and design;
- migration and borders; and
- urban anthropology.
We are looking for research and teaching expertise in one or more of these focus areas, with preference given to environmental anthropology and/or environmental/racial/social justice.
Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:
- teach undergraduate and graduate anthropology courses, particularly in one of our focus areas. Other courses may be methodological, theoretical, or of a geographic area,
- our department has a strong tradition of online teaching, and the successful candidate must be willing to teach some distance education courses (in addition to face-to-face classes),
- develop applied field and/or class projects that educate students in anthropological praxis,
- mentor undergraduate and graduate students,
- maintain an active research agenda commensurate with UNT’s ambitions and obligations as a Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university that is also both a Hispanic and Minority Serving institution, and
- contribute to the service of the department, college, and university.
Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in applied cultural anthropology, particularly environmental anthropology and/or environmental/racial/social justice. Candidates with a commitment to mentoring historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and/or first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply. An applicant who can bridge the scholarship of current faculty in more than one area and/or with experience in policy will be considered a plus. Preference will also be given to applicants who demonstrate scholarly accomplishments, teaching experience, and experience in anthropological praxis.
Applicants must submit a letter of application describing their research interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of teaching evaluations, a diversity statement (describe how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your research and teaching practices, and how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at UNT through teaching and service), and the names of three references with contact information. Applicants must apply online at
Applications will be reviewed starting January 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE