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Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropologist of Migration, Department of Anthropology

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California
Closing date
Mar 5, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in migration and its environmental dimensions, with a potential start date of July 1, 2023 or thereafter. The appointment is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague whose research makes new contributions to the understanding of human migration and related movements (e.g., of resources, commodities, waste, other species, technology, and capital), emphasizing the environmental, cultural, political, and community formations that emerge in the context of movements. We welcome research on topics related to migration such as, but not limited to: climate change; environmental health; food systems; dispossession; refugees; indigeneity and sovereignty; violence and security; intersections of race, national, and ethnic identity; de/colonization; gender and sexuality. Geographical focus is open. Engaged, multi-modal, experimental, collaborative and/or activist approaches are also welcome.

The successful candidate will teach courses ranging from a high-enrollment Introductory Cultural Anthropology survey course to advanced graduate seminars and will be expected to contribute to graduate and undergraduate mentorship.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

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