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Visiting Position in Sociocultural Anthropology

Reed College, Department of Anthropology
Portland, Oregon
Closing date
Feb 5, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Area Studies, Indigenous Studies
Organization Type

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REED COLLEGE Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year visiting position in sociocultural anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence August 2024. We seek a teacher-scholar with research and teaching specialization in Indigenous North America, Latin America, or Southeast Asia. We welcome a colleague whose research combines situated ethnographic and historical investigation and experience in relevant field language(s) with a macroscopic scale of inquiry. Theoretical expertise should include both contemporary approaches and broader historical contexts of the discipline and of Western social thought. Topical specialization open but we especially welcome applications from candidates whose research addresses some subset of the following: archaeology, politics of indigeneity, settler colonialism, linguistic anthropology, material culture, museum anthropology, ontology and cosmology, kinship and relatedness, gender and sexuality, history and/of anthropology, or legal anthropology. Ongoing collaborations with contemporary Indigenous communities expected. Ph.D or ABD required. Reed is on the semester system with a teaching load of five courses per year; all students write a senior thesis. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how your teaching and scholarship would be suited to the liberal arts college environment. Reed College is a community that believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program, and thus we ask that in your cover letter you discuss how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed College's diversity statement ( Please submit a cover letter, CV, and names/addresses for three letters of recommendation through Interfolio at by February 1, 2024. For further information, please contact search chair Paul Silverstein at An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.


The discipline is traditionally divided into the subfields of cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, biological (or physical) anthropology, and archaeology. Of these, we emphasize cultural and linguistic anthropology here at Reed. Cultural and linguistic anthropology explore the astonishing range and variability of human practices past and present, paying particular attention to language, race, gender, sexuality, class, and (trans)nationalisms and providing frameworks for contextualizing and analyzing them.

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