Assistant Professor

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Posting Details

Posting NumberPG190636EPInternal Recruitment NoWorking TitleAssistant ProfessorAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with education and experience.Work ScheduleTeaching load is two courses per semester for research active faculty.Job LocationRaleigh, NCDepartment Sociology & AnthropologyAbout the Department

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and public outreach. The department offers undergraduate degrees in anthropology, sociology, and criminology, and graduate degrees in anthropology (MA) and sociology (MA, PhD). The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS).

North Carolina State University is the largest public university in North Carolina. Located in Raleigh at the heart of the Research Triangle, it offers excellent area amenities. To learn more, visit our website at:

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University is accepting applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) appointment as a cultural anthropologist with a focus on medical anthropology. We seek candidates with a strong record or promise of research and publication, including potential for obtaining extramural funding. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. While specific research topic is open, geographic area of specialization must lie outside Latin America and candidates should have a strong background in ethnographic research. The Anthropology program at NCSU values a holistic approach, and candidates with the ability to reach across sub-disciplinary boundaries are especially welcome.

Other Responsibilities

Standard responsibilities are 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service.

Minimum Experience and Education

Applicant must have a PhD in Anthropology.

Other Required Qualifications

The ability to carry out an original research agenda in cultural anthropology with a medical anthropological focus and a strong commitment to teaching and student mentorship

Preferred Qualifications

Priority will be given to candidates who can teach qualitative research methods, anthropological theory, and whose research complements existing program strengths by speaking to topics such as health disparities, environmental and occupational risk, physical trauma, as well as transnational aspects of illness and healthcare.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License requiredNoCommercial Driver's License requiredNoJob Open Date09/14/2020Anticipated Close DateOpen Until Filled.Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants should submit a curriculum vita and a cover letter. The vita should include the names of three references and their email addresses. The cover letter should describe qualifications, research agenda, and teaching interests and philosophy. Applicants may be contacted for additional materials such as writing samples and evidence of effective teaching.

Finalists will be contacted to send three letters of reference.

Position Number00001036Position TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)1.0Appointment9 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse WeatherNon Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency EventsNon Mandatory - Emergency EventIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoDepartment ID168301 - Sociology & AnthropologyAA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HERC
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Do you or will you have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related area by the anticipated start date?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 10/17/2020
    Application Due: 10/20/2020
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