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Cultural Anthropology Open Rank Faculty 9MO SAL (Job ID 56453)

Florida State University, Department of Anthropology
Tallahassee, Florida
Closing date
Dec 8, 2023

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

Job Details


The Department of Anthropology invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position in Cultural Anthropology. We are especially interested in receiving applications from scholars whose work involves an active ethnographic component and topical areas of interest centering on health-related issues. Geographic focus of research is open.

This position is on a 9-month contract. Tenure-line faculty teach a 2-2 load, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, conduct research, and contribute to the shared governance of the department and university. Primary teaching duties will include courses required for the undergraduate major, courses that satisfy the general education undergraduate requirements and combined upper-division/graduate courses on topics in the candidate's research area.

The Department of Anthropology, with the support of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, is expanding its role in maintaining Florida State University as one of the top Public Carnegie Research I universities in the country. The Department is undergoing a phase of dynamic growth and adding new faculty whose research centers on health as we move toward reopening our PhD program.



The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, depending on their qualifications. Applicants must minimally hold a Ph.D. from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in Anthropology at time of appointment. We seek a colleague with a demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, an interest in incorporating students into research opportunities, and an active externally-funded research program. Outstanding communication and interpersonal stills, as well as the ability to motivate and inspire students, are essential.


Other Information:

We seek scholars who enhance applied learning and advance research and scholarly activities. Ideal candidates will organize and capitalize on key partnerships across campus and the city and increase community building locally, regionally, and/or globally. Given our commitment to community engagement and engaged scholarship we seek to appoint faculty who are deeply embedded in the communities they study.

Contact Info:

Please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ann Horsburgh (, with any questions.

How To Apply:

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at (Job ID 56453). If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. Applicants must submit the following application materials: (i) cover letter; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) a single statement on research and teaching that is no more than four pages total; and (iv) names and contact details (including e-mail addresses) of three references; letters will be requested only after a long-list has been assembled.


An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. 

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


We will begin reviewing applications on November 27, 2023. The deadline for applications, including all materials, is December 8, 2023.


MissionThe Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts. The university is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, creative endeavors, and service. The university strives to instill the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and sustained achievement within a community that fosters free inquiry and embraces diversity.VisionThe Florida State University will be one of the world's premier institutions of higher education, devoted to transforming the lives of our students, shaping the future of our state and society, and offering programs of national and international distinction in a climate of inquiry, engagement, collegiality, diversity, and achievement.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

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