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Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Stanford University, Department of Anthropology
Stanford, California
The salary range for this position is $125,000-$129,527, for 2023-24.
Closing date
Oct 2, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
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The Department of Anthropology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor rank. The successful applicant must be engaged in research that complements and expands the research interests and areas of the Department of Anthropology.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or an equivalent international degree at the time of appointment and will be expected to teach and advise students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The term of appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2024.

Candidates should apply through Stanford University and submit:

  • a cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae including a publication list,
  • a statement of research interests,
  • a recent writing sample, and
  • names of three referees.

For full consideration, materials must be received by September 26, 2023.

The Anthropology Department, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include in the cover letter a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:” 

The salary range for this position is $125,000-$129,527, for 2023-24. 

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.

Further information about Stanford’s Department of Anthropology may be found at

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions


The Department of Anthropology at Stanford University offers a wide range of approaches to the various topics and area studies within anthropology including: archaeology, ecology, environmental anthropology, linguistics, medical anthropology, political economy, science and technology studies, and sociocultural anthropology.

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  • 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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