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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Princeton University, Department of Anthropology
Princeton, New Jersey
Closing date
Oct 21, 2023

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Position Type
Open Rank
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered

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The Department of Anthropology at Princeton University invites applications for a tenure-track (assistant professor) or tenured position (associate or full professor). We are especially interested in candidates whose scholarship and teaching are centered on law, technology, and ethics or in areas not currently covered by the Department. Applicants must have an outstanding record of ethnographic research and theoretical innovation and have a commitment to effective teaching and mentoring. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of application and will be expected to teach and advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and contribute to the intellectual diversity of the department.

The term of appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2024. Applicants should submit: 1) a curriculum vita; 2) a cover letter summarizing research and scholarly accomplishments and teaching experience; 3) a one-page statement describing future research and writing goals; 4) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; 5) a recent writing sample (article or book chapter).

Please provide contact information for three references. No letters of recommendation or teaching evaluations are required until the interview stage.

Application review will begin on October 23, 2023.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.


Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. The institution moved to Newark in 1747, then to the current site nine years later. It was renamed Princeton University in 1896.

Princeton provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. It offers professional degrees through the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Architecture and the Bendheim Center for Finance. The university also manages the Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Princeton has the largest endowment per student in the United States.

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