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Haverford College solicits applications for a Sociocultural Anthropologist with a specialization in Environmental Anthropology or Political Ecology, to fill a tenure-track opening in the Department of Anthropology.  Specializations can include but are not limited to: urban movements, rural sustainability, political ecology, infrastructure, climate change, food and agriculture, natural resources, electricity, water, mining and resource extraction, disasters and trauma, the politicization of environment, history of environmental movements.

While an appointment is anticipated at the beginning assistant professor level, we will also consider strong candidates at the advanced assistant professor level.  The successful applicant should have completed the Ph.D. by August, 2015, and have a strong record of research, publishing, and teaching in Environmental Anthropology.  S/he will be expected to take a leadership role in our interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program as well as in the Anthropology Department.

The successful candidate will train a diverse student body in the use of ethnographic methods for the study of environmental issues, create opportunities for faculty-student research collaboration, teach courses in Environmental Studies and Anthropology, and maintain an active research profile as a sociocultural anthropologist who specializes in environmental issues.

The ethnographic region of research is open with preference for Asia, Middle East, or the Americas. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, one writing sample, and names and contact information for three recommenders to

The writing sample should be article or chapter length.  For best consideration please submit applications by October 15, 2014.  

Candidates will be interviewed at the AAA Meetings in Washington, D.C.  If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Georgia Davidis Malone at  

For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 877-977-8807 or

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status.  Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College.  Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the Colleges educational mission.   

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