Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of Arkansas

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position in cultural anthropology at the Assistant Professor level, to start on 8/14/23. We seek a colleague who specializes in the Middle East, and whose expertise complements current department strengths. Preferred areas of scholarship include gender/sexuality, religion, the anthropology of space and place, or political anthropology. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach an upper-level undergraduate class in History of Anthropological Thought and develop courses that will expand our undergraduate and graduate curricula. We especially welcome applications from candidates who are committed to building ties with programs and units across the college and university, such as The King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies, the Gender Studies program, the Religious Studies program, the Fulbright College Honors Program and the Honors College, and the Arkansas Humanities Center. The Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas currently has 12 tenured or tenure track faculty, spanning the subdisciplines of archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. For more information see the Department webpage:

Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in anthropology by August 1, 2023 and are expected to have an active research program focused on the Middle East. Previous teaching experience at the college level is preferred.

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit apply, please submit a cover letter that specifies your research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (name, title, email address, and phone number), and a DEI statement describing your past, current, or planned future contributions to inclusive excellence in teaching, research, and service in anthropology. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for individual interviews. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Completed applications received by 11/11/22 will be assured full consideration. For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Kirstin Erickson, at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the university is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


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