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PostDoctoral Associate in Anthropology

University of Colorado
Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type
Postdoctoral Associate

Anthropology Department, The College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

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Who We Are

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is a premier educational institution that prides itself on academic excellence, research, and community engagement and is actively seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in Anthropology to join our team! UCCS offers a diverse and inclusive learning environment that fosters innovation, growth, and the holistic development of its students. The work location for this position is hybrid: candidates may be asked to teach in-person or online, if applicable. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime provisions.

At the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is captivated by its stunning landscapes, making it a paradise for nature lovers. This city is more than its scenery-a mosaic of history, arts, and a vibrant tech scene. We invite you to join a community that cherishes outdoor adventure as much as forward-thinking growth, an exceptional setting for both career and lifestyle.

Salary/Pay Range: $50,000. Compensation will be commensurate upon experience and qualifications.

Benefits at a Glance

At UCCS, our employees are our most valued asset. We're proud to offer:
  • Generous Time Off: Enjoy 22 vacation days, 10 sick days, paid parental leave, 13 recognized holidays, and provisions for bereavement, jury duty, and FAMLI Leave.
  • Robust Health Coverage: Our comprehensive medical plans cover preventative care at no cost, including a yearly mental health visit. Plus, benefit from affordable dental, vision plans, and competitive prescription drug prices.
  • Financial & Retirement Benefits: Take advantage of our health savings, flexible spending accounts, and life and disability insurance. Plan for your future with our retirement options.
  • Further Your Education: Avail nine waived credits per academic year for courses at any CU campus. We invest in your educational and professional growth.
  • Wellness & More: From wellness programs aimed at achieving your best self to various additional benefits through CU Advantage, we prioritize well-being and holistic development.
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This postdoctoral associate will be focused on supporting the objectives of the Henry Luce Foundation funded project, "Living Together: Finding Democratic Diversity and Religious Coexistence in Colorado Springs and the Mountain West," specifically the production of an ethnographic documentary film on the intersections of religion, race, and democracy in the region. The postdoctoral associate will also collaborate with the postdoctoral associate in the Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life to produce and disseminate original media content to promote the documentary film and the center's activities.

Essential Functions

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

The postdoctoral associate will report to Dr. George Wu Bayuga, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and their responsibilities will focus on grant writing, public humanities outreach, film direction, production, editing, ethnographic interviewing, media management, and visual ethnographic storytelling.

This will include:
  • Film documentation of oral history interviews, public events, and everyday religious and political life in the region.
  • Drafting materials for future grant applications.
  • Producing a rough cut of a documentary to be edited by a team of student editors.
  • Attending and recording events hosted by the Center for Religious Diversity and Public life.
  • Developing and disseminating media materials for center activities including online advertisements and YouTube shorts.
  • Networking with Colorado Springs residents to document compelling stories about the city's unique demographics and intersectional identities.
  • The associate will also publicly present their personal research at least once during the academic year.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
  • Education: PhD in Anthropology
  • 1 year experience in visual anthropology, documentary film production, and editing.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Candidate should demonstrate evidence of ability to engage students and community populations from diverse backgrounds.
  • 3 years experience in documentary film production and editing.
  • Understanding of the civil society landscape where issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, religion intersect in the public and private sectors.
  • Working knowledge of contemporary trends in anthropological research to support grant application processes.
  • Working understanding of humanities and social science grant application requirements.
  • Working capacity in digital design and online media creation across social media platforms.

Tentative Search Timeline
  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by June 3, 2024 by 5:00pm MDT.
  • Potential interview dates: the week of June 10, 2024.
  • Potential start date: August 19, 2024.

UCCS is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

In accordance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, UCCS does not discriminate based on sex in our employment or compensation practices.

UCCS is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify our office at

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