The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Houston invites applications from outstanding scholars and teachers with an active agenda of research and publication in Anthropology or any affiliated area of cultural studies for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Anthropology.
We seek a colleague whose academic work would enhance and amplify intellectual synergies in the department. Thematic and geographical areas of research focus are open, but there is some preference for scholars working on one or more of the following topics: race & racism (particularly with a focus on Latinx or African American studies); Latin American studies; medical anthropology; environmental anthropology (particularly with a focus on climate change and disaster); militarism and war; labor and global capitalism.
A demonstrable commitment to public engagement is highly encouraged. Experience and enthusiasm for teaching introductory-level undergraduate courses is also very desirable.
The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Houston is an interdisciplinary department that is home to curricular programs in Anthropology, Liberal Studies, and Religious Studies. For further insight into the range of thematic and topical interests in the Department, as well as greater insight into our distinct constitutive programs, applicants are encouraged to review the departmental website: https://www.uh.edu/class/ccs/
Applications should include: 1) cover letter, including statement of research agenda and teaching experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information of three academic references; 4) two article- or chapter-length writing samples; 5) at least one sample course syllabus.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or an appropriate affiliated discipline or interdisciplinary field, or provide evidence of progress toward completion of the degree and confirmation that the Ph.D. will have been awarded by May 2023. (Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon the selection of the final candidate).
To guarantee full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by November 1, 2022. All applications should be submitted electronically at: http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/uh-careers.
The University of Houston is ranked as a Research I (R1) doctoral university in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. With one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States, the University of Houston seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
The Department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.
The University of Houston is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.