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Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship in Anthropology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
$73,000/year plus benefits and an allowance of $3,500/year for research and professional travel
Closing date
Nov 1, 2022

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Fellowship , Postdoc
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
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MIT Anthropology invites applications for a two-year teaching and research postdoctoral appointment (2023 - 2025). Theoretical and geographic specializations are open, although we seek a candidate who will complement or extend, not replicate, fields already covered by anthropology faculty at MIT. This position is made possible through the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship Program, which seeks to enhance diversity in the School and in the humanities and social sciences more broadly. Applicants from among members of racial and ethnic groups that have historically been underrepresented in Anthropology and from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in Anthropology (or allied field) is required at time of appointment.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than August 2019 and no later than August 2023.

The position is in person at MIT beginning August 2023. The recipient will teach three courses in Anthropology over the four semesters. In addition, the recipient is expected to maintain an independent program of research and writing and to participate in the Anthropology and SHASS intellectual community.



Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational and privately endowed university which admitted its first students in 1865. Today, MIT is one of the world's leading universities, with the primary purpose of education and research. MIT is organized into five schools and one college which encompass numerous departments, divisions, and degree-granting programs, as well as interdisciplinary centers, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries. The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. Enrollment at MIT includes over 4,100 undergraduate students and over 6,140 graduate students. MIT is located on 154 acres in Cambridge, MA (on the MBTA's Red Line) and extends more than a mile along the scenic Charles River Basin. We employ over 10,000 individuals, both on campus and at Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA. The MIT culture is rich with intellectual and cultural stimulation and provides unlimited opportunities for personal and professional growth. We take pride in offering our employees greater autonomy, flexibility, and an opportunity to grow and learn new skills. MIT offers sophisticated educational resources, a cutting-edge computing environment, world-class libraries, diverse arts programs, and athletic activities that provide our employees with the ability to learn, work and play in a collaborative and enjoyable environment. Other benefits that MIT has to offer include a generous tuition assistance plan, health/life/dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, and twelve paid holidays. MIT also offers on-site childcare, a summer camp for children, on-site computer and professional development programs, and much more. Visit the MIT web site at MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

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