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Postdoctoral Equity Fellow, Department of Anthropology

Employer
Wesleyan University
Location
Middletown, Connecticut
Closing date
Feb 20, 2024

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Position Type
Postdoc
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academic
Position Information
Job Posting Number F00371
Position Title Postdoctoral Equity Fellow, Department of Anthropology
Department Anthropology Department-1002
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details
The Anthropology Department at Wesleyan University invites applications from scholars whose research and teaching focuses on Black/abolitionist anthropology for a two-year Provost Equity Fellow postdoctoral position beginning July 1, 2024. We are open to all geographic and topical areas of specialization, including those that attend to Black diasporas, anti-Black racism, Black feminist and/or queer studies, the afterlives of slavery, racial capitalism, and/or state violence. We are also open to scholars who take creative approaches to ethnographic genre and form, including mixed modalities of research and writing and/or other forms of representation. There may be multiple pathways for renewal upon completion of the fellowship.
The teaching load for the two-year appointment is 1/1. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching and an ongoing program of research, and be ready to teach core courses in cultural anthropology as well as more specialized courses related to their research. Additional duties might include mentoring students and participating in departmental activities. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits.
Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology by the time of appointment. We are particularly interested in recent PhDs and early-career professionals; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment but will complete the Ph.D.in anthropology within one year of hire.
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Special Instructions To Applicants
You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of current research, (4) writing sample, and (5) course syllabi or course descriptions for possible future courses in areas of specialization. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.
You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).
After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email addresses you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that they submit a letter of reference for you.
Additional Information
Any questions may be addressed to Daniella Gandolfo at dgandolfo@wesleyan.edu. Applications received by December 15, 2023 will receive full consideration.
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Quick Link https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/10053
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