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Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology, (002865-2013)

The Department of Anthropology at Purdue University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in socio-cultural anthropology beginning August 2014.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required at the time of appointment. 

Requirements: We seek applicants with teaching and research experience in one or more of the following topical areas: race and ethnicity, immigration, globalization, social movements, religion, and identity.  Geographic area is open but should complement existing faculty interests.  The position will require conducting original research, undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, as well as participation in departmental and university administrative activities.  Evidence of strong teaching skills is desired.  An ability to link to Purdue programs or centers addressing society’s grand challenges is desired (e.g., interdisciplinary studies programs in American Studies, Religious, Women and Gender, African American, Asian American, Latin American; Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, Global Policy Research Institute, Center for the Environment, Discovery Park, or other). 

Application: Applicants should send a letter of interest that indicates current and future research programs and teaching experience, CV, and the names and contact information for three references to:  Socio-cultural Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47906-2059, gunion@purdue.edu. For full consideration applications should be received by October 30, 2013; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.  For more information about the Department of Anthropology, visit our webpage: www.cla.purdue.edu/anthropology.

Information about our department:

Purdue University is a large land-grant University, enrolling approximately 38,000 students per year at the main West Lafayette campus. West Lafayette is approximately one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours southeast of Chicago.Purdue's Department of Anthropology is in The College of Liberal Arts.  It currently has 15 full-time faculty and offers BA, MS and PhD degrees (http://www.cla.purdue.edu/anthropology).