Assistant Professor

Denton, TX
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Anthropology (135300)

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Position: The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2018, with a focus on applied environmental anthropology.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be prepared to teach undergraduate and Master's level graduate anthropology courses, be prepared to mentor and chair graduate students on thesis work, be willing to teach some distance-education courses, actively pursue research and scholarship opportunities, and be committed to service to the department, college, and university. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester.

The Department: The Department of Anthropology at UNT focuses on various aspects of applied anthropology, including but not limited to business/ technology/ design, medical, educational, and environmental anthropology, urban issues, and the study of migration and identity. It encourages approaches that address societal challenges. The department offers both MA/ MS degrees in anthropology, including both distance-learning as well as in-residence degrees. Located in the Dallas-Ft Worth Metroplex, a community of some seven million residents, the university has more than 35,000 students. UNT is a tier-1 research university.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology at the time of appointment. Primary expertise must be in applied environmental anthropology, with interests in community conservation and sustainability, environmental justice and marginalized populations, human and cultural ecology, globalization and policy, or traditional ecological knowledge. Geographic area is open.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate commitment to/ experience with applied anthropological research, scholarly accomplishment, and current or potential research projects that can foster student involvement and advance their career opportunities.

Area of Specialty:
Environmental Anthropology

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy


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