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Director, School of Anthropology

University of Arizona, School of Anthropology
Tucson, Arizona
Closing date
Aug 8, 2024

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Dean / Department Head
Full Time
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The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and its School of Anthropology invite applications for the position of Director, School of Anthropology, starting Fall 2025. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of scholarship and academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and administrative skills, and demonstrated commitment to collaboration and engagement with diverse scholars and stakeholders. As a faculty member, the candidate will be expected to maintain a strong and productive research program at UA, and national and international standing in their field; effectively mentor and advise graduate students, exhibit excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching; and demonstrate commitments to service to the university and public engagement and outreach. The candidate will also help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, fostering diversity, and expanding collaborations through community, state, and international interaction and outreach.


Field of specialization for this position is open, but preference will be given to candidates who value the full range of theories and methods that anthropologists embrace, who have strong commitments to interdisciplinary engagement, and who complement the School’s existing intellectual strengths and pursuits.


Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


The University of Arizona is a top-ranked, research-intensive, land-grant university that embraces a distinctive interdisciplinary culture and tradition. The School of Anthropology is a vibrant and diverse working and learning environment comprised of five subfields: archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, and applied anthropology. The School offers three undergraduate degrees: BA in Anthropology, BS in Human Biology, and BS in Archaeological Sciences, as well as undergraduate minors in Anthropology. Graduate degrees offered by the School are a Ph.D. in Anthropology, a Dual Ph.D. with Middle Eastern and North African Studies, a Joint Ph.D. with Linguistics, an M.A. in Applied Archaeology, and a Graduate Certificate in Medical Anthropology. Further information about the School can be found on its website,

The School of Anthropology supports inclusive excellence. The University of Arizona is the first four-year public university in Arizona to be recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As a land-grant HSI, we are committed to meeting the educational needs of Arizona’s vibrant and diverse communities, including students from historically excluded backgrounds and first-generation students.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; and state and optional retirement plans.

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