Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

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Position Type Faculty Tenure or non-tenure track Tenure Position Title Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology Job Summary and Requirements

Denison University. The Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2019. Ph.D. in Anthropology by August 2019 is required. We seek an anthropologist whose work is both empirically rigorous and theoretically sophisticated. Desired areas of expertise include medical anthropology or the anthropology of development. Research related to Africa (particularly West Africa), South Asia, and China are preferred. Ability to teach within a combined anthropology and sociology curriculum is necessary. Candidates must be able to teach social theory (both classical and contemporary), a qualitative methods course, a combined introductory course to anthropology and sociology, elective courses on sex and gender, and advanced courses reflecting both the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the Department.

Candidates must demonstrate their contributions and/or potential to contribute to diversity through teaching, research, and/or service/leadership. Successful candidates are expected to maintain a productive, ongoing research program and contribute to the continued growth of the department, the college, and the broader scholarly community.

Our department currently staffs 4 Anthropologists and 3 Sociologists. The typical teaching load is 5 courses per year. Denison offers extensive support for junior faculty, including competitive professional-development funding, pre-tenure research leave after a successful third-year review, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars.

Completed applications received by November 15, 2018, will receive full consideration. Inquiries should be sent to Department Chair Fareeda Griffith at [email protected] Representatives from the department will be at the American Anthropological Association meeting to discuss the position with potential candidates in mid-November. We plan to conduct on-campus interviews in early Spring 2019.

Denison University is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, private, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2100 undergraduate students from across the nation and world. The college is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty. The college offers generous annual professional development funds, summer support for student/faculty research, and a junior faculty leave following a successful third-year review. Denison is located 25 miles east of the state capital Columbus. For more information about Denison, see our website at

Required Applicant Documents must be submitted on-line at
A letter of application
Curriculum Vitae
Research statement
Teaching statement
Three names of professional references including email addresses, telephone numbers, and mailing addresses.

Department Anthropology and Sociology Department Posting Number F 121300124 Full or Part Time Full Time FTE 1 Contact(s) Fareeda Griffith Contact Phone/Extension Contact Email [email protected] Open Date 09/14/2018 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Required Applicant Documents must be submitted on-line at
A letter of application
Curriculum Vitae
Research statement
Teaching statement
Three names of professional references including email addresses, telephone numbers, and mailing addresses.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

All applicants must provide the names of 3 referees complete with email addresses. Once applications are reviewed, referees for selected candidates will receive an email from the applicant tracking system. Instructions will be provided in this email to referees, including a unique secure portal link for each referee to upload an electronic letter of recommendation to the applicant’s online application.

Please note that referees will not receive their emails and will not be able to submit their letter until the applicant has submitted her/his completed application. Denison will only accept electronic recommendation letters uploaded in the applicant tracking system. Reference letters will continue to be accepted after the application closing date, since referees will only be able to submit their letter after the candidate has submitted the application.

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Additional Information Denison University Background Check Statement

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide. Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of 3 Professional References and Contact Information
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research Statement
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    Posted: 12/23/2018
    Application Due: 3/20/2019
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