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University of Richmond, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in cultural anthropology to begin in August 2012. We are seeking a candidate whose primary focus is the Middle East and/or North Africa with an emphasis on Islam. Fluency in a major Middle Eastern language is strongly preferred.

Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching at all undergraduate levels, including introductory courses in cultural anthropology, as well as courses in their areas of specialization. The successful candidate will teach courses for anthropology majors, as well as courses in the interdisciplinary International Studies program, which has a Middle East concentration. In addition to demonstrable teaching skills, we seek candidates with a strong research agenda, which could actively involve undergraduate majors. Candidates must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in Anthropology by the August 2012 start date. Applicants must meet all position requirements at the time of selection. For more information on the department, see

To apply for this position, please visit and use the Faculty (Instructional/Research) link to upload a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a concise writing sample, and a statement of teaching and research interests. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference and graduate school transcripts to be sent to: Dr. Jennifer Nourse, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173. Members of the search committee will conduct pre-arranged interviews at the AAA conference in Montreal.

The University of Richmond is a highly selective, private institution that is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to being an inclusive community. We strongly encourage applicants to indicate their potential contributions. Review of applications will begin on November 01, 2011.

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