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Assistant Professor - Cultural Anthropology

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
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Job Posting Title:

Assistant Professor - Cultural Anthropology

Position Type:



LSUAM HSS - School of Geography and Anthropology (Joyce Marie Jackson (00011819))

Work Location:

0241 Howe Russell Kniffen Geoscience E & W

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The Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cultural Anthropology to begin Fall 2023. A PhD degree or its equivalent in Anthropology or a related field is required at the time of appointment. The appointment will be full-time (nine-month) with a 2-2 teaching load. We seek a community-engaged scholar with a research program in one or more of the following areas aligning with University Research Priorities: 1) medical anthropology, health justice and well-being, health disparities, and biotech, and/or 2) environmental anthropology, environmental justice, energy infrastructure, and coastal studies. Geographic area is open. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose work engages social inequality and racial justice. Duties include teaching graduate or undergraduate courses, holding regular office hours, supervising graduate assistants if assigned, and maintaining an active research agenda with regular publications.

Candidates should have a promising program of research, funding, and publication and an interest in mentoring students in our BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Anthropology. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is preferred. Course loads typically include introductory Cultural Anthropology courses and topical upper level/grad courses.

Faculty in the department contribute to programs in African and African American Studies, Coastal Studies, Comparative Literature, Disaster Studies, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Linguistics, and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies. The Department is committed to advancing LSU's Diversity and Inclusion Roadmap. Candidates from under-represented groups in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.

LSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Applicants must provide: (1) letter of application including information about relevant research and teaching goals and experience that would contribute to the LSU Strategic Priorities; (2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers, and a list of three references; (3) a teaching statement and relevant teaching evaluations; (4) a research statement; and (5) a statement on experience and commitment to diversity. We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their commitment to scholarly excellence is interwoven in their approaches to fostering an inclusive learning environment, inclusive approaches to teaching and mentoring, and affirming diverse perspectives and viewpoints.

All application materials should be uploaded to the LSU portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Date:

December 20, 2022

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University's partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

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LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU's Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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