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Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology

Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont
Closing date
Oct 19, 2023

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Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology, Middlebury College, MIDDLEBURY, VT

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociocultural Anthropology beginning on July 1, 2024. Screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2023. Priority will be given to candidates applying by that date, but the position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate will have a record of in-person ethnographic fieldwork and expertise in one or more of the following areas: political anthropology, kinship and networks, anthropology of media, ritual and expressive culture, diaspora and migration. The candidate should have an active research program and we welcome candidates with an applied focus. Geographical area is open; but we have a special interest in East Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The successful candidate will be expected to share teaching responsibilities for at least two of the following core courses: introductory sociocultural anthropology, methodology, and anthropological theory. Candidates should make clear which of these courses they have taught previously and/or are prepared to teach. The successful candidate will also contribute regularly to the college-wide curriculum, including the first-year seminar program and winter term curriculum. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential. We are particularly interested in candidates with an established record in teaching sociocultural anthropology and who can incorporate students into their research.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research and where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. The College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. To this end, the College recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury College encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. The College also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. With your application materials provide a separate, one-page statement on inclusion that addresses how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service demonstrate a commitment to and/or evidence of engaging with issues of diversity and inclusion.

Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application addressed to the search chair, Michael Sheridan; a curriculum vitae; a statement of your plans for teaching, research, and publication; and three references, at least two of whom can speak to teaching ability/promise (letters will be solicited after an initial screening of applicants). More information is available at and The application deadline is October 15, 2023.

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