Assistant Professor - ANTHROPOLOGY and WGSS: Sociocultural Anthropology

Medford, MA
Aug 30, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

ANTHROPOLOGY and WGSS: Sociocultural Anthropology – Kathryn A. McCarthy Junior Professorship in Women's Studies

Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

In collaboration with the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Department of Anthropology at Tufts University seeks a tenure-track appointment for the Kathryn A. McCarthy Junior Professorship in Women's Studies, to begin July 1st, 2018. We seek to hire a sociocultural anthropologist at the Assistant Professor level, whose work addresses gender and/or women, and uses feminist methodologies and/or analyses. The geographic area is open for this position, excluding South Asia, the Middle East, and non-indigenous U.S. The tenure line will be located in Anthropology, with the position shared with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Possible courses include Doing Feminist Research, an anthropology course focusing on a geographic region of specialization, an introductory WGSS course, and/or gateway course in the anthropology of gender and sexuality.

Qualifications. A PhD in Anthropology, Women's Studies, or a related field by time of appointment is required. Candidates must be actively engaged in a program of field research, with evidence of a strong record of scholarship and teaching.

Application Instructions. All materials must be submitted via Interfolio at Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, an article- length writing sample, and arrange to have three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors. Questions about the position should be directed to Department Administrator Lynn Wiles at For help with Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.

Review of applications begins October 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

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