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University of North Texas - Assistant Professor

University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
Closing date
Oct 1, 2023

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The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in applied cultural anthropology with research and teaching expertise in applied environmental and ecological anthropology for Fall 2024. The UNT Department of Anthropology is distinguished as part of a unique group of departments offering a Master’s in applied anthropology and 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. 

Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • teach undergraduate and graduate anthropology courses, particularly in environmental and ecological anthropology and related areas. Other courses may be methodological, theoretical, or geographic,
  • 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.

Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology (or related field) at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • research and teaching expertise in applied cultural anthropology, particularly applied environmental and ecological anthropology,
  • a commitment to and expertise in environmental justice,
  • a commitment to mentoring historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and/or first-generation college students,
  • the ability to complement and bridge the scholarship of current faculty, and/or experience in policy

Applicants must submit a letter of application describing their qualifications, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references with contact information. Teaching evaluations are optional at this stage. Applicants must apply online at

Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.



The Department of Anthropology 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. We are committed to addressing issues of diversity and equity in our departmental processes of recruitment, teaching, research, and mentoring.

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.  

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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