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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, Alabama
Closing date
Mar 14, 2022

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Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
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The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track assistant professor in Anthropology to begin August 2022. We have a small-but-growing anthropology program and seek to add an additional, broadly-trained anthropologist to help anchor further growth. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of appointment, a strong commitment to teaching, the ability to teach introductory courses in multiple subfields, and an active research program. Preference will be given to candidates who can connect to the major social, cultural, and political influences that shape the region, and who have the ability to provide undergraduate students with ethnographic, ethnohistorical, or archaeological experiential learning opportunities for regional community-engaged research and outreach.

AUM is committed to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. Prospective candidates will help further the institutional goals of promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work currently includes seven full-time faculty, with expected growth to eleven in August 2022. We currently offer a Sociology major with concentrations in Anthropology and Marriage and Family, a Social Work major, and minors in Anthropology, Sociology, Social Work, and Child Advocacy Studies. AUM also has a Museum Studies Certificate program and is in the process of developing the Rural History and Ecology Research Institute (RHERI).

AUM is the metropolitan campus of Auburn University with approximately 5,300 students and 200 faculty in five academic colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, Sciences, Business, and Education. Located in the state capital, AUM serves a diverse student body including traditional and non-traditional students. Montgomery offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, world-class museums, Civil Rights Memorial, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a ballet company, a natural habitat zoo, a chamber music society, an independent film theater, and the Montgomery Biscuits baseball team. Further Montgomery is the home of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Equal Justice Initiative.

How to Apply:

Visit and complete an online application. Completed applications will include a letter of application including teaching philosophy and research agenda, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for hiring), a writing sample, preferably a peer-reviewed publication, and contact information for 3 reference providers. Screening of applications will begin as received with priority given to applications received by February 28, 2022. While the position will remain open until filled, AUM reserves the right once interviewing has begun to stop accepting applications. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Suzie Cashwell at

This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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