Assistant or Associate Professor of Anthropology, Tenure Track

University of Virginia Health System

Job Description

The University of Virginia Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a socio-cultural anthropologist at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (tenure track). Geographic and topical specialization is open. Candidates should have a strong record of extended ethnographic research in particular communities that are historically marginalized or underrepresented, and their work should be informed by collaborative research methodologies and related theory. The successful candidate will build theoretical or methodological arguments on skillful ethnographic description and analysis.

Candidates must have an ongoing program of research and publication, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and the ability to teach courses that contribute centrally to the Departments PhD program and undergraduate major. Responsibilities of the position include teaching the history of anthropology at the undergraduate and graduate levels, teaching other introductory and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses (with a 2/2 load), mentoring diverse undergraduate and graduate students, contributing to the Department and University through service activities, and seeking external funding to support an active research program. Broad knowledge of the discipline of anthropology is required.

Preferred: Qualified candidates who have an ability to contribute, through their research, service, teaching, and mentoring, to the diversity of the curriculum and the academic community; who are committed to advocating for a more inclusive discipline and university; who are skilled in communicating the value of anthropological perspectives to broad public audiences; who are able to work productively with colleagues in other subfields of Anthropology and in other disciplines; and who have the organizational and interpersonal skills to play a leadership role in the Department and new research and curricular initiatives.

The appointment start date is August 25, 2020. At least 2 years of teaching and/or research experience after earning the PhD is required for this position. Priority will be given to applications received by November 29 in selecting candidates for preliminary video interviews in December. However, the search will remain open until filled.


Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs: search for posting #R0011534 complete the application, and attach the following:

1. Cover letter of application describing (1) research trajectory and collaborations, (2) teaching and service experience, and (3) demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or working with diverse populations.

2. Curriculum vitae.

3. Two writing samples: (1) an article-length sample of written work that demonstrates the building of theoretical or methodological arguments on ethnographic description and analysis, and (2) the front matter [table of contents, acknowledgments, preface, etc.] and introductory chapter of your dissertation or, if appropriate, book.

4. Contact information for three references.

*** Please note all required documents must be uploaded in the 'Resume' box.***

***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

Questions about this position should be directed to Ira Bashkow, bashkow@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at nr7f@virginia.edu.

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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physicians Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Employment Type

Full time

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