The Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cultural Anthropology to begin fall 2020. A PhD degree or its equivalent in Anthropology or a related field is required at the time of appointment. The appointment will be full-time (nine-month) with an attractive 2-2 teaching load and supervision of graduate and undergraduate research. We seek applicants with research interests in at least of one of the following areas: public and applied anthropology, medical anthropology, materiality studies, science and technology, coastal and environmental studies, disaster studies, and political anthropology. Regional concentration is open; we especially encourage applicants who will strengthen regional foci on North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic World.
Candidates should have a promising program of research, funding, and publication; demonstrated excellence in teaching especially at the undergraduate level; and an interest in mentoring students. Our department offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Anthropology, and BA, BS, MS, and PhD in Geography. The normal teaching each semester includes an introductory Cultural Anthropology course and another course in an area of expertise. Tenure-track positions teach both undergraduate and graduate students, maintains an active research agenda with regular publications, and participates in departmental, college, and university service activities commensurate with rank.
Faculty in the department also contribute to interdepartmental programs in African and African American Studies, Coastal Studies, Comparative Literatures, Disaster Science Management, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Linguistics, and Women’s and Gender Studies.
We welcome applications from those who bring additional dimensions of diversity to our program.
Please attach all documents under the “Resume/CV” section of your application. A copy of your transcripts(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.
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Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.
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