Anthropology: Assistant Professor in Socio-Cultural Anthropology & Public Policy (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 10/14/16)
Open date: July 22nd, 2016
Last review date:October 14th, 2016 Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2017 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for a tenure-track position in socio-cultural anthropology and public policy at the level of assistant professor beginning July 1, 2017. We seek scholars whose work brings together ethnographic research on landscapes, health policy, law, political economy, the state, and/or migration policy in order to shed light on the new social and cultural worlds being created as a result of environmental and geopolitical crisis and change. Particular interests include the intersection of public policy making with medicine, public health, environment; migration, displacement, and alternative citizenships; humanitarianism, human rights, and advocacy; global capitalism, resource exploitation, and transnational investment; inequality, violence, and the anthropocene; and religion, law, and governance. While geographical area is open, we are especially interested in anthropologists working in Africa and African diasporas. Candidates' work must speak to and engage with social policy so as to contribute to the development of and instruction in a nascent Masters degree program in Social Science and Policy. We also welcome theoretical and methodological experimentation. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.
RANK: Assistant Professor
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Anthropology or closely related field (expected to be conferred by July 1, 2017). The successful candidate must present evidence of research activity and teaching experience (demonstrated by college level teaching experience, TA experience, research presentations, and/or professional training seminars).
POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017, with academic year beginning September 2017. Degree must be conferred by July 1, 2018 for employment beyond that date.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application, curriculum vita, up to two writing samples (each chapter- or article-length), syllabus for a graduate course, syllabus for an undergraduate course, one set of teaching evaluations (optional), and contact information for three referees willing to write a confidential letter of recommendation if solicited.* Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Submit documents/materials as PDF files.
Refer to Position #JPF00369-17 in all correspondence.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017.
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