Assistant Professor-Cultural Anthropology-Migration, Movement, Resettlement
Location: Syracuse, NY
Pay Range: Commensurate w/ Experience
FLSA Status: Exempt
Hours: As determined by Department Chair and/or Maxwell Dean's Office
Campus: Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code: Not Applicable
The Anthropology Department in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor of cultural anthropology. We are looking for expertise in migration, movement and resettlement; citizenship and urban environment; and language, culture and society. Annual teaching load will include an introductory cultural anthropology class. We are especially excited about someone who works on migration, movement, and citizenship and envision this individual as potentially offering courses for the Maxwell School's International Relations programs as well as to teach the Maxwell School's signature team-taught interdisciplinary courses. Area focus is open to South Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, as well as oceanic intersections in the Indian Ocean and/or Atlantic World.
Ph.D. in Anthropology is expected at time of appointment.
Job Specific Qualifications
Cultural Anthropologist. We are looking for expertise in migration, movement and resettlement; citizenship and urban environment; and language, culture and society. Annual teaching load will include an introductory cultural anthropology class. We are especially excited about someone who works on migration, movement, and citizenship and envision this individual as potentially offering courses for the Maxwell School's International Relations programs as well as to teach the Maxwell School's signature team-taught interdisciplinary courses. Area focus is open to South Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, as well as oceanic intersections in the Indian Ocean and/or Atlantic World.
The scholar will be expected to teach two courses per semester, maintain an active research program and serve on departmental and other committees.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter.
1. Statement of Interest/Cover Letter
2. Full academic CV
3. Teaching Statement- Attach as other document.
4. Writing Sample
The Anthropology Department at Syracuse University strives to create and strengthen an inclusive, respectful, and intellectually challenging environment that embraces difference in the pursuit of knowledge. Your application should include a short, two-page, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement that describes how your background and experiences demonstrate your commitment and ability to engage with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and should also discuss how those values might be achieved in your efforts as a faculty member in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
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Open Until Filled: No
Priority Consideration: 10/01/2021
Job Category: Faculty
Message to Applicants
We will be reviewing candidates beginning October 1, 2021 and will review applications for the selection of candidates for preliminary online, Zoom interviews after October 1, 2021. Candidates will be notified by email by the review committee.