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Assistant Professor (Anthropology) - Multiple Positions

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Arts & Sciences
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Washington, Dist. of Columbia
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Oct 7, 2022

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WILLIAM & MARY, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Williamsburg, Virginia, has the following tenure-tenure track positions that will begin August 10, 2023.

Located in the center of historic Williamsburg, Virginia and known as a public Ivy, William & Mary is consistently ranked in the elite group of the Best National Universities-Doctoral by U.S. News and World Report. Williamsburg is centrally located 150 miles south of Washington, DC, midway between Richmond and Virginia Beach. Here, three places made famous in early American history - Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown - are linked by the 23-mile long Colonial National Historical Parkway.

William & Mary values diversity and invites applicants from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. William & Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

The Arts & Sciences diversity statement is found here: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - William & Mary. William & Mary is committed to offering a safe, in-person educational experience. For more information about Arts & Sciences, visit: http://www.wm.edu/as/.

For specific details on the selection criteria, requirements, and application procedures for each position, please apply directly to the university's website https://jobs.wm.edu.

Tenure-Track Positions:

For all tenure-track positions, a terminal degree in the respective field is required at the time appointment begins. Duties for tenure eligible positions include research and teaching in the respective field, as well as service to the university. Our scholar-teacher model values faculty research, classroom, instruction, and student-faculty interaction, within a strong liberal arts tradition comprising several dozen academic disciplines.

At minimum, applicants for tenure-track positions will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter, a statement on teaching and research interests, and a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

ANTHROPOLOGY. Assistant Professor. (Specialization: Native Studies. Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in anthropology, Native and Indigenous Studies, or a related field at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2023). Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate and graduate research is preferred, as is evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar.)

The Department of Anthropology at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia founded in 1693 that is located on lands originally inhabited by ancestors of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway), Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Mattaponi, Monacan, Nansemond, Nottoway, Pamunkey, Patawomeck, Upper Mattaponi, and Rappahannock tribes, seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Native Studies. William & Mary's Native Studies program is an interdisciplinary minor housed in the Department of Anthropology that interfaces with Linguistics, Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, American Studies, Asian and Pacific Islander American Studies, Africana Studies, History, Sociology, Art and Art History, the Muscarelle Museum, and the Institute for Integrative Conservation. While the Native Studies program is recently established within the context of wider diversity initiatives on campus, it is embedded in a long and complex history of relationships between William & Mary and Indigenous communities, ranging from the Brafferton Indian School built in 1723 to today's American Indian Resource Center that partners with descendant communities and tribal members in Virginia and beyond. We seek a candidate with an active research program centered on Indigenous communities in the Americas to join a four-field department with a longstanding commitment to Native Studies and historical anthropology. We welcome applicants working on a range of topics, including but not limited to language revitalization and reclamation, sovereignty, health, gender and sexuality, political economy, interculturality, visual and expressive culture, social movements, Indigenous epistemologies and ontologies, environmental governance, and education. The department is interested in the theoretical, comparative, methodological, and applied and/or restorative dimensions of the candidate's engagement with Indigenous communities. Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University, including the enhancement of ties to Indigenous communities. The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body in Native Studies, Anthropology, and beyond, as well as Master's/Ph.D. students in the Department of Anthropology. Appointment will begin August 10, 2023. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach compelling courses that serve Native Studies as well as Anthropology more broadly.

ART & ART HISTORY and AFRICANA STUDIES. Assistant Professor. (Specialization: African Art History and Africana Film. Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Art History or a related field at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2023). Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred. Evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar.)

The Department of Art and Art History and the Africana Studies Program at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seek applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in African Art History and Film. Appointment will begin August 10, 2023. We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise in African Art History and Africana Film. This position is crucial to Art History's global perspective and will also contribute a key discipline to Africana Studies. We are interested in individuals whose work has a strong historical background in continental Africa but are also open to candidates who bring that perspective to a range of periods and geographies. Additional preferred expertise includes West African art and the African art diaspora, museum studies, as well as issues surrounding colonialization, repatriation, and cultural heritage. The preferred candidate will also show a dedication to the liberal arts model of higher education. Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program that includes publications, participation in national and international conferences, external grants, and other scholarly activity that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body. Teaching expectation is 2 courses per semester; 3 courses per year for Art and Art History, 1 course per year for Africana Studies. The successful applicant must possess the skills to teach compelling courses in African Art History and Film to contribute specifically to Art History's new tracks in Critical Curatorial Studies and Built Environment Studies, and to develop and teach courses for the new COLL 350 component of the Arts and Sciences curriculum, which focuses on "difference, equity, (and) justice." Preferred candidates will have teaching experience from larger lecture to smaller seminar-style courses. Special consideration will go to scholars who can also teach Introduction to African Studies for the Africana Studies program.

ECONOMICS. Assistant Professor. (Specialization: Applied Macroeconomics. Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Economics or related field at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2023). Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred. Evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar.)

The Department of Economics at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Applied Macroeconomics. Appointment will begin August 10, 2023. We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise with a preference for international finance or open-economy macroeconomics, but exceptional applicants from other areas of applied macroeconomics will be considered. Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body. Teaching expectation is 2 courses per semester. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach compelling courses in at least one core class (Macroeconomic Theory, Econometrics) and/or applied methods classes (Time-Series Econometrics, Spatial Econometrics) and other lecture and seminar-style courses.

ECONOMICS. Assistant Professor. (Specialization: Applied Microeconomics. Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Economics or related field at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2023). Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred. Evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar.)

The Department of Economics at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Applied Microeconomics. Appointment will begin August 10, 2023. We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise with preference for information economics or behavioral economics, but exceptional applicants from other areas of applied microeconomics will be considered. Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body. Teaching expectation is 2 courses per semester. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach compelling courses with the ability to teach at least one core class in Microeconomic Principles, Microeconomic Theory, or Econometrics and/or applied methods classes such as Cross-Section Econometrics, Spatial Econometrics, or Program Evaluation as well as other lecture and seminar-style courses.

GOVERNMENT. Assistant Professor. (Specialization: Political theory, non-Western political thought, comparative political thought, and/or the politics of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, or decoloniality. Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in political science or a related field at the time the appointment begins (August 10, 2023). The successful candidate will have excellent preparation; will possess a demonstrated commitment to producing high-level scholarship and outstanding classroom teaching; will help the Department bring new perspectives to its research profile and curricular offerings; and will be interested in mentoring student research or conducting collaborative research with students. Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research and evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar are preferred.)

The Department of Government at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Political Theory. Appointment will begin August 10, 2023. Within political theory, we are especially interested in candidates with interests in non-Western political thought, comparative political thought, and/or the politics of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, or decoloniality. (This is one of three open positions in the Department of Government that are broadly centered on race, ethnicity, and politics.) Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body. Teaching expectation is 2 courses per semester and will include a mix of lecture and seminar courses at the undergraduate level.

LINGUISTICS and ENGLISH. Assistant Professor. (Specialization: First Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics. Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics at the time of appointment (August 10, 2023) and have previous experience in teaching and in mentoring successful undergraduate research. Preferred Qualifications: Experience directing an active undergraduate research lab in first language acquisition and mentoring students' work on experimental research projects and honors theses and will show evidence of research involving members of diverse communities.)

The Linguistics Program and Department of English at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in First Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics. Appointment will begin August 10, 2023. We are interested in individuals with research expertise using experimental behavioral methodologies in the study of children learning their first language(s). William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university. Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to have a strong record of undergraduate teaching and scholarly achievement and to maintain a vibrant experimental research program in first language acquisition. Teaching expectation is 2 courses per semester. Successful applicants must show evidence of the skills to teach compelling courses in Introduction to Linguistics, First Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Experimental Methods in Linguistics and other lecture and seminar-style courses.

MUSIC. Advanced Associate Professor or Professor and Department Chair. (Specialization: One or more of the subdisciplines of music: musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, composition, music technology, conducting, and music performance. Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D., DMA, or equivalent terminal degree at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2023). Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred. Evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar, as well as administrative experience suitable for an incoming departmental chair, is expected.)

The Department of Music at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seeks applications for the position of advanced Associate Professor or Professor. The appointee will be eligible for off-cycle tenure review. Appointment will begin August 10, 2023. We are interested in individuals with an established record of teaching and scholarship and/or creative work in one or more of the subdisciplines of music: musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, composition, music technology, conducting, and music performance. Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body. We are seeking a colleague who has leadership experience, who can chair the department upon arrival, and who can lead the department as they occupy a new facility in a state-of-the-art Arts Quarter with occupancy expected in the summer of 2023. The successful candidate will support a strong cohort of academic and applied-music faculty in delivering music courses and degrees in the context of a W&M liberal arts education. The teaching expectation for Music faculty is 2 courses per semester. The Chair teaches 1 course per semester for the duration of his/her term. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach compelling courses in their area of expertise and other lecture and seminar-style courses.

PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES. Assistant Professor. (Specialization: Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. from an APA- or PCSAS-accredited Clinical or Counseling Psychology program at the time the appointment begins (August 10, 2023). Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those with a Ph.D. at time of application and who are licensed or license-eligible in the Commonwealth of Virginia. William & Mary is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and mentorship of students, to the diversity of the academic community. Experience teaching and mentoring student research is a plus.)

The Department of Psychological Sciences at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seeks applications for a tenure-eligible position at the Assistant Professor level in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. We are interested in individuals with expertise in Diversity Science, but exceptional applicants from other clinical research areas will be considered. Located in historic Williamsburg, Virginia and close to metropolitan areas such as Richmond, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach, William & Mary consistently ranks among the top ten public universities nationally. While the position is open to applicants with a range of research interests, the ability to complement and expand the current strengths of Psychological Sciences faculty (developmental, social, neuroscience, personality, cognitive) is essential. The candidate is expected to maintain a productive research program that inspires exceptional undergraduate and pre-doctoral master's students and that has the potential for external funding. The expectation for teaching is two courses per semester. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach clinically relevant courses that contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES. Assistant Professor. (Specialization: Islam as a global religion. Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2023). Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred. Evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar.)

The Religious Studies Department at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Islamic Studies. Appointment will begin August 10, 2023. We are interested in individuals with research expertise in the study of Islam and teaching expertise in Islam as a global religion. Area of specialization and methodology are open. Language proficiency should be appropriate to field of study. Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body. Teaching expectation is 2 courses per semester. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach Introduction to Islam and upper-level lecture and seminar-style courses related to their expertise. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to William & Mary's COLL curriculum.

SOCIOLOGY and AFRICANA STUDIES. Assistant Professor. (Specialization: Critical Criminology and Race. Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or Africana studies at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2023). Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred. Evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar.)

The Department of Sociology and the Africana Studies program at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, invite applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will specialize in the study of critical criminology and race. Appointment will begin August 10, 2023. We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise in applying and assessing quantitative data science methods for studying trends and racial inequities in policing, mass incarceration, and the criminal justice system. Complementary areas of expertise considered include critical race theory, racialized discourse about crime, and comparative transnational analysis of crime and criminal justice. Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester split equally between Sociology and Africana Studies. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach compelling courses for both of these academic units, including, but not limited to, Criminology and Introduction to Africana Studies.

THEATRE, SPEECH, and DANCE. Advanced Associate Professor or Professor and Department Chair. (Specialization: Theatre or Performance Studies. Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD, MFA, or equivalent terminal degree, in Theatre or Performance Studies. Preferred Qualifications: PhD is preferred. Experience in teaching and mentoring undergraduate research and/or performance is preferred. Evidence of sustained achievement and leadership as a scholar and/or practitioner is desirable, as well as administrative experience suitable for an incoming departmental chair. Experience with production for theatre, dance, or other diverse or global performance modes with a view towards decentering privilege and disrupting Eurocentricity.)

The Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, invites applications for an advanced Associate Professor or Professor who will serve as Chair of the department. The appointee will be eligible for off-cycle tenure review upon accepting the position. Appointment will begin August 10, 2023. We are interested in individuals with experience in administrative leadership, a sustained and dedicated commitment to diversity, equity and anti-racism, and a record of outstanding contributions as scholars and/or artists to the field of Theatre and Performance Studies. The Department Chair will guide a dynamic multidisciplinary undergraduate department as it takes up new quarters in the W&M Performing Arts Center opening Spring 2023. Duties include leading a Department that supports an active Main Stage student-centered production season in theatre and dance and offers a challenging liberal arts curriculum for a highly motivated undergraduate student body. The Chair will be expected to contribute one course per semester to the curriculum as well as advising and mentoring students. The Chair also will take the lead in working to develop and implement a sustainable vision of excellence, innovation and inclusion.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Assistant Professor, Location: Washington, DC - 20037
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