Appalachian State University — Assistant Professor in Linguistic and Sociocultural Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in sociocultural anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning 08/01/2023. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or Linguistic Anthropology is required. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements in anthropology by the date of appointment.

We seek a sociocultural anthropologist with a specialty in linguistics whose work engages critical contemporary issues. We are interested in candidates whose interests and areas of expertise complement or expand on those of existing faculty and who share our department’s collective commitment to transformative justice, inclusion, and equality.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher-scholar committed to training undergraduate students. Instructional duties will include a 3:3 course load including introductory courses in sociocultural anthropology and upper level method and theory courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship and to participate in service activities including undergraduate advising.

Applicants must apply and submit all required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Site. For more information and to apply click here:

Please submit:

  • Cover letter (2-3 pages) delineating your interests, qualifications, and vision for research, teaching, and diversity and inclusion;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • List of three references with contact information

Review of complete applications will begin on 02/17/2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

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