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(Archived) University of North Texas - Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Last Updated: 1/21/22

Job Description

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in applied cultural anthropology for Fall 2022. The UNT Department of Anthropology is distinguished as part of a unique group of departments offering a Masters in applied anthropology, as well as an undergraduate BA. We emphasize the use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people’s lives in the following areas of focus:

  • environmental and ecological anthropology;
  • medical anthropology and public health;
  • anthropology of education;
  • business, technology, and design;
  • migration and borders; and
  • urban anthropology.

We are looking for research and teaching expertise in one or more of these focus areas, with preference given to environmental anthropology and/or environmental/racial/social justice.

Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • teach undergraduate and graduate anthropology courses, particularly in one of our focus areas. Other courses may be methodological, theoretical, or of a geographic area,
  • our department has a strong tradition of online teaching, and the successful candidate must be willing to teach some distance education courses (in addition to face-to-face classes),
  • develop applied field and/or class projects that educate students in anthropological praxis,
  • mentor undergraduate and graduate students,
  • maintain an active research agenda commensurate with UNT’s ambitions and obligations as a Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university that is also both a Hispanic and Minority Serving institution, and
  • contribute to the service of the department, college, and university.

Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in applied cultural anthropology, particularly environmental anthropology and/or environmental/racial/social justice. Candidates with a commitment to mentoring historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and/or first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply. An applicant who can bridge the scholarship of current faculty in more than one area and/or with experience in policy will be considered a plus. Preference will also be given to applicants who demonstrate scholarly accomplishments, teaching experience, and experience in anthropological praxis.

Applicants must submit a letter of application describing their research interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of teaching evaluations, a diversity statement (describe how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your research and teaching practices, and how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at UNT through teaching and service), and the names of three references with contact information.

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/53885.
Applications will be reviewed starting January 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE

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Denton, Texas, United States