The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in sociocultural anthropology, to begin September, 2018. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017. We seek ethnographically grounded and theoretically engaged scholars whose research and teaching promise to expand our current range of inquiry. Preference is for scholars specializing in topics complementary to the department's present strengths (e.g., Human Rights, Social Movements, Cities and Infrastructures, Language and Discourse, Environment and Culture, Media Worlds, Religion and Ritual, Science and Technology, Identity, Kinship, Historical Anthropology, Colonialism), and scholars with complementary regional foci (e.g. East Asia, South Asia, the Caribbean, Spanish-speaking Latin America, Australia, etc...). Applicants should apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/3521 and submit a cover letter summarizing their teaching and research experience as well as their theoretical interests. Application dossiers should also include a full cv, names and contact information for four referees, a writing sample (e.g. published or submitted article), a one-page statement describing research goals for the next three to five years, teaching evaluations, syllabi for two courses in sociocultural anthropology (one basic, one more advanced), and a one-page statement on teaching philosophy as it relates to the submitted syllabi. PhD must be in hand by October 1, 2017. Appointment initially for a period of three years, renewable for a second three-year period contingent on a successful reappointment review. Tenure review normally takes place in sixth year of appointment. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.