University of Alabama at Birmingham — Assistant Professor, Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August, 2023. The Anthropology department provides a four-field undergraduate degree, a Master’s Program in the Anthropology of Peace and Human rights, and a newly formed Master’s Program in Cultural Heritage Studies (shared with the Department of Art History). We seek candidates from any subfield of anthropology whose research includes an applied/engaged approach to the anthropology of peace, social justice, and/or human rights, and whose teaching experience will strengthen our undergraduate and graduate programs. A PhD in Anthropology from an accredited institution is required of all applicants. Preference will be given to applications that show a strong record of research and teaching in the applied anthropology of peace and human rights and/or cultural heritage studies.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply and should submit all materials through the PeopleAdmin website:  Applications require a curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement, and statement of teaching philosophy. Letters of recommendation will be sought for short-listed candidates. Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. Questions about the position can be directed to the Search Committee chair, Stephen Merritt (

Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a part of the University of Alabama System, is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center with over $600 million in research awards annually, as well as Alabama’s largest single employer, with some 26,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact exceeding more than $7.15 billion on the state. The pillars of UAB’s mission include education, research, innovation and economic development, community engagement, and patient care. Learn more at

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