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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Southern California

University of Southern California, Department of Anthropology
Los Angeles, California
Closing date
Nov 2, 2023

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General Anthropology
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The Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Anthropology in the area of sociocultural anthropology. Candidates should have a PhD in Anthropology and should demonstrate evidence of strong and innovative research and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs. We welcome applications from scholars with a commitment to and track record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the realms of research, teaching and/or service. USC, Dornsife College and the Department of Anthropology recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace these goals in this search.

We are looking for a colleague to join at the advanced assistant professor level, with areas of focus that complement or expand the USC Department of Anthropology’s areas of expertise. We are especially interested in colleagues whose work contributes to multimodal anthropology, experimental ethnography and/or other forms of creative inquiry and ethnographic production. As a growing department, we are interested in candidates who are committed to taking an active role in the doctoral program, which is geared toward the preparation of innovative, creative, rigorous, broad-thinking scholars for the future in and beyond the academy, as well as candidates who may bridge to other departments and units on campus. 

Interested candidates should submit: (a) a brief letter of application, (b) a combined statement of experience and interests in research, teaching and mentoring (2 pages max), (c) a statement outlining their track record promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (1 page max), (d) their curriculum vitae, and (e) the names of three referees. Letters from referees will be requested at a later stage of review and need not be submitted with the initial application. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 1, 2023.  

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The annual base salary range for this position is $104,500-109,800. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

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