Engaged Anthropologist – Associate/Full, Open Sub-Field

San Diego State University
San Diego, California
Closing date
Jan 15, 2023

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The Department of Anthropology at San Diego State University is seeking an outstanding teacher-scholar to join our faculty at the level of Associate or Full Professor with tenure beginning Fall 2023. We seek someone with a strong commitment to academic and research excellence to help develop a Joint Doctorate Program (JDP) with a University of California Anthropology partner in public facing/engaged anthropology. Candidates must have a proven record of excellent publication and external funding support. Subfield and geographic region of focus are open but we seek a colleague who can articulate with departmental strengths in health, migration, the environment, technology and society, heritage and memory, and/or social justice. We seek a scholar who brings creative/innovative methodologies, pursues engaged research programs, and is attentive to institutional and political asymmetries of power. The successful candidate will possess an outstanding record of research, teaching, and leadership along with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ideally, the candidate will come with doctorate-level advising and leadership experience and a willingness to play a central role in the JDP. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology. As the JDP is developed, the successful candidate will teach low-to-mid-level subfield-specific courses for the curriculum, undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s research specialties, and advise undergraduate and master’s level students. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with students from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.


Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/116981. Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. For the initial review, candidates should include 1) a cover letter; 2) a full curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information of three references.


For questions, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Todd Braje at tbraje@sdsu.edu. SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer.



SDSU is the oldest university in San Diego with a current student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,000 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76, and doctorates in 21. SDSU is a diverse, urban university and Hispanic- Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
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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