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Job Posting Number F00257
Position Title Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Department Anthropology Department-1002
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details The Anthropology Department at Wesleyan University invites applications from scholars whose research focuses on the “Anthropology of Muslim Worlds” for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2021. The topical specializations for this position are open, but we have a strong preference for applicants whose work engages one or more of the following: religion and secularism; migration, displacement, and humanitarianism; the state and the law; militarization and everyday life; and activism and social movements. Scholars working in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and South and Southeast Asia, and those doing multi-sited ethnography are encouraged to apply.

The teaching load is 2/2. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory cultural anthropology, core courses in theory and ethnographic methods, as well as specialized courses related to their research. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the anthropology within one year of hire.
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Special Instructions To Applicants You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample, (4) statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including (5) teaching statement, (6) course syllabi and (7) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information Any questions may be addressed to Anu Sharma,

Applications received by October 1, 2020 will receive full consideration.

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
  6. Sample Syllabi
  7. Evidence of Teaching Excellence

Optional Documents

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