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Asst Professor - Anthropology

University of North Texas
Bryan, Texas
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title Asst Professor - Anthropology Department UNT-Anthropology-135300 College/School College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Job Location Denton Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Retirement Eligibility ORP Eligible Additional Retirement Information

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Salary Information Department Summary

The Department of Anthropology at UNT emphasizes the use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people's lives. All faculty members are applied cultural anthropologists and are committed to addressing pressing social concerns in local, national, and global communities. Our dedication to students is driven by a department culture based on collaborative decision-making, congeniality, and support for each other.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in applied cultural anthropology for Fall 2023. The UNT Department of Anthropology is distinguished as part of a unique group of departments offering a Master's in applied anthropology, as well as an undergraduate BA. We emphasize the use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people's lives in the following areas of focus:
  • environmental and ecological anthropology
  • medical anthropology and public health
  • anthropology of education
  • business, technology, and design
  • migration and borders
  • urban anthropology.

We seek research and teaching expertise in one or more of the above focus areas. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in the intersection of the environment, health/well-being, and social/racial justice.

Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:
  • teach undergraduate and graduate anthropology courses, particularly in one of our focus areas. Other courses may be methodological, theoretical, or of a geographic area
  • our department has a strong tradition of online teaching, and the successful candidate must be willing to teach some distance education courses (in addition to face-to-face classes)
  • develop applied field and/or class projects that educate students in anthropological praxis
  • mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • maintain an active research agenda commensurate with UNT's ambitions and obligations as a Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university that is also both a Hispanic and Minority Serving institution, and contribute to the service of the department, college, and university
  • contribute to the service of the department, college, and university

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology (or related field) at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in applied cultural anthropology.
  • Demonstrated scholarly accomplishments, teaching experience, and experience in anthropological praxis.
  • An applicant who can bridge the scholarship of current faculty in more than one area and/or with experience in policy will be considered a plus.

Required License / Registration / Certification Physical Requirements Ability to communicate Area of Specialty Applied Cultural Anthropology Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position. EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Posting Number F971P Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit:
  • a letter of application describing their qualifications
  • a statement of research interests
  • a statement of teaching philosophy. As UNT is a HSI and MSI university, address in your teaching statement how you would create an engaging and inclusive classroom that serves our diverse student population.
  • a curriculum vitae
  • the names of three references with contact information.
  • Optional document - a summary of teaching evaluations.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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