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Asstistant Professor - Anthropology

University of North Texas
Bryan, Texas
Closing date
Feb 20, 2024

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Posting Title Asstistant 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 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; and
  • 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 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Required License / Registration / Certification Physical Requirements Ability to communicate Area of Specialty 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 F1240P Special Instructions to Applicants

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.

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