Available Faculty Positions

Department of Anthropology


Sociocultural Anthropology

The University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociocultural anthropology at the assistant professor or beginning associate professor level to begin July 1, 2015.


We seek candidates with topical specializations in one or more of the following areas: race, ethnicity and indigeneity; gender and sexuality; ontology and cosmology; and kinship and relatedness. Geographic specialization is open. Successful candidates will conduct research that combines situated ethnographic and historical investigation and control of relevant field language(s). Theoretical expertise should include both contemporary approaches and familiarity with the broader history of the discipline. Ph.D. awarded by July 1, 2015; demonstrated excellence in research; experience in teaching; and ability to participate in interdisciplinary research centers and graduate programs are mandatory. Candidates must be able to teach introductory courses, undergraduate core courses on research methods and social theory, and courses in their own areas of specialization.

How to apply:

Applicants are required to apply online at: https://www.rochester.edu/fort/ant/. In their cover letter, applicants should describe their current research, plans for future research, and their approach to teaching. Please submit the cover letter along with a CV, a writing sample (such as a dissertation chapter, journal article or book chapter) and the names and addresses of three referees.

Other information:

The deadline for application is September 15, 2014.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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