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Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology

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Texas State University
Location
San Marcos

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology

Job Posting Number:

20224TTL

Job Location:

San Marcos

Department:

Anthropology

Position Description:

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a cultural anthropologist with an applied focus on contemporary Latinx studies. This is a tenure-track appointment, at the assistant professor level, and will begin Fall 2022. Texas State is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and has a majority-minority student body. Therefore, the department is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including research, instruction, public engagement, and community collaborations. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will contribute to department’s baccalaureate degrees in anthropology, M.A. in anthropology, and Ph.D. in applied anthropology. All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Position responsibilities:
1) Teach appropriate introductory and advanced classes in cultural and applied anthropology and Latinx studies in all degree programs, as assigned.
2) Conduct local research projects with the goal of providing practical training and applied research experience for undergraduate and graduate students.
3) Maintain an externally funded, active research program that results in peer-reviewed publications.
4) Mentor undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D. students in cultural anthropology and Latinx studies.
5) Contribute to service activities in the department, college and university.
6) Advance diversity and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort.

Required Qualifications:

1) A Ph.D. in anthropology or a related field* at the time of appointment (Fall 2022).
*Applicants with doctoral degrees in other fields must have a minimum of 18 hours of graduate semester credit hours in anthropology.
2) Anthropological research in applied, contemporary Latinx studies.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Research focus related to Latinx studies including, but not limited to: policy/advocacy work, human rights, social change, migration, border studies, political economy, gender, identity, education, and health.
2) Geographic area of expertise is open; however, preference is for a candidate whose research is focused in Texas.
3) Active research in anthropology and Latinx studies with evidence of peer-reviewed publications and external funding in the forms of grants or contracts.
4) Experience in teaching, or the ability to teach, undergraduate and graduate courses such as introduction to cultural anthropology, theory, qualitative methods, applied anthropology, community research project, and courses in areas of the candidate’s research focus.
5) Experience mentoring students, especially first-generation students and minority students.
6) Clear plans to develop local research projects with the goal of providing practical training and applied research experience for undergraduate and graduate students. These could be the candidate’s research projects, or could include field schools and/or leading student-involved projects as part of the department’s Community Research Project course.
7) Experience in advancing diversity and inclusion in research, instruction, public engagement, and/or community collaborations.

Application Procedures:

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35262.

To ensure full consideration, please submit the materials listed below before October 15, 2021:
1) A cover letter detailing the how the applicant meets each of the position’s required and preferred qualifications.
2) A statement indicating how the applicant’s research, instruction, public engagement, and community collaborations advances diversity and inclusion.
3) A detailed curriculum vita.
4) The names and contact information for three references.
For inquiries, please contact Dr. Emily Brunson, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected].

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.

Proposed Start Date:

Fall 2022

Review Date:

10/15/2021

Open Until Filled?:

Yes

Legal Notices:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Why Work at Texas State?:

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

Quick Link:

https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35262

Organization

Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor.  A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at www.txstate.edu.

Mission

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.

Locations

Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System. 

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

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Location
601 University Drive
San Marcos
Texas
78666
US
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