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Tenure-track position in Anthropology

Georgia State University, Department of Anthropology
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Oct 26, 2022

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Faculty, Pre-Tenure
General Anthropology
Full Time
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The Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 2023. We seek scholars trained in anthropology who specialize in the critical examination of race and/or the experiences of racialized communities (communities of the global majority). Subfield is open.


Pending budgetary approval, review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Additional documentation may be requested at a later stage. Feel free to contact Dr. Steven Black ( with any questions about the position.


GSU is a Tier-1 research institution located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, a thriving, dynamic, and multicultural urban setting. GSU enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the country and has received national recognition for its innovative approaches to ensuring student success. The Department of Anthropology is committed to serving this student body and advancing innovative research by building a diverse faculty. The Department is home to 13 collegial, full-time faculty who represent all four of the major subfields of anthropology; it also hosts engaged and passionate undergraduate majors and a thriving MA program.


The successful candidate will contribute to serving this diverse body of undergraduate and graduate students in collaboration with partners throughout the university and community. We welcome applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.


At the time of appointment, applicants are required to have (1) a Ph.D. in Anthropology (subfield open; PhDs in related disciplines may be considered if strong graduate-level training in anthropology is demonstrated) and (2) an active research agenda on the critical examination of race and/or the experiences of racialized communities (communities of the global majority). Preferred qualifications include one or more of the following: a regional focus on North America; an ability to teach academic and career skills in the digital humanities, digital media, or related areas; evidence of effective teaching at the university level; a record of mentoring students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in academia; experience mentoring students in applied or practicing career paths; and training in four-field anthropology. The successful applicant will have research and instructional strengths that contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in anthropology and a commitment to building an inclusive, welcoming environment for faculty, staff, and students.


Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format to curriculum vitae; cover letter detailing the applicant’s research agenda and teaching philosophy; and diversity statement (approximately one page in length) pointing to experience working effectively with diverse student populations and/or how the candidate considers diversity in their research program and teaching philosophy.


Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability.


Welcome to the Department of Anthropology. This is a vibrant space for intellectual collaboration in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

Our 13 faculty members teach and conduct research across the subdisciplines of anthropology: sociocultural, biological, archaeological and linguistics. Our collective interests are broad, but we find common ground around themes, including material culture and museum studies, urban and applied anthropology, medical anthropology and forensics, food anthropology and biocultural approaches to race.

If you have questions about our programs after exploring this website, please contact our faculty or staff by email or phone, or – as COVID-19 protocols allow – to arrange a visit.

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  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
  • This employer does offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
  • This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.
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