Assistant/Associate/Professor in Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity
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Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Professor in Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity
Job Family: Furman Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time
Compensation Grade: FAC
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Asian Studies
Job Summary: Furman University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in the Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity with specialization in African Diasporas or Africa.
Furman University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in the Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity with specialization in African Diasporas or Africa. Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field is required at the time of appointment. Position commences in August 2021.
Furman University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create an anti-racist community through inclusive excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming. Numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals, including: historic projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a proposed major in Africana Studies.
Candidate should engage with critical questions in anthropology, including critical race theory, and demonstrate attention to the broader context of anthropology in contemporary society. Secondary field specialization is open. Candidate must be committed to developing high-impact, engaged learning experiences for undergraduates (see The Furman Advantage for more on this campus-wide priority). A successful candidate will be active in ethnographic field work and be eager to direct undergraduate students in fieldwork projects, community-based projects, and/or study away programs. Commitment to locally engaged anthropology, social justice, and sources of inequality is highly desired. We seek a candidate excited to contribute to the growth of Anthropology and the new proposed Africana Studies major at Furman.
Furman's teaching load is 3-2. In addition to courses in the candidate's areas of specialty, candidate will ideally be prepared to teach Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity, Cultural Anthropology, and anthropological theory and methods.
The successful candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and to assist the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence.
Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF in the order listed: a letter of interest, C.V., diversity statement, and complete contact information for three references. The diversity statement should describe how the candidate's teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.
Applications are due December 28, 2020.
Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):
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