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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Wellesley College
South Natick, Massachusetts
Closing date
Oct 20, 2023

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Please review the details for the position before applying for the opening. You should have the required documents ready to upload in a PDF format (.pdf) or a Word document (.doc) format. Enter your education, starting with the highest degree, on the second page. Please upload your Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter and the supplemental documents on the fourth page.

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Assistant Professor of Anthropology



Job Description

The Wellesley College Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-eligible anthropologist, beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year. Our expectation is that this hire will be a tenure-track Assistant Professor, though applications from more senior candidates are not excluded from consideration. We are seeking a broadly trained anthropologist whose research expertise and teaching interests will complement those already present within our department. Preference is for an anthropologist whose primary research is situated within socio-cultural anthropology or archaeology, with geographic interests in North America, Asia, or Africa. Topical areas of particular interest include Indigenous studies, human-environment interaction, and applied work. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses related to their research expertise, as well as contribute to the core curriculum of the department (introductory courses, methods, theory). If you have questions about your potential fit for the position prior to applying, please do not hesitate to reach out to Adam Van Arsdale (

Candidates are asked to submit a current C.V., cover letter, and the names and contact information for three references. The cover letter, in addition to outlining your own work, should address your interest in supporting an undergraduate population in teaching and research. References will automatically be prompted to submit references, but may refrain from doing so until they are contacted directly by the search committee. Application deadline is October 10, 2023.

All employees hired are strongly encouraged to be up to date with all vaccination and boosters against COVID‐19

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EEO Statement

At Wellesley, we embrace and honor difference and diversity. We believe the best ideas-the best solutions-draw on a range of voices, perspectives, and experiences. As a college, and as a community, we are dedicated to assuring that all members for the Wellesley community have an equal opportunity to flourish.

Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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