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The Department of Anthropology, Wichita State University, invites applications for a full-time tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in sociocultural anthropology beginning Fall 2013. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in anthropology by the time of hire, a record of fieldwork, and demonstrated proficiency in teaching and research. Preference is given to candidates with a record of scholarly publications. The candidate must be willing to teach an on-line introductory course in sociocultural anthropology and is expected to engage in the development of topical and area courses in sociocultural anthropology. Grant activity and the pursuit of external funding to support research are expected. The candidates’ regional and topical specialties should not duplicate those of current faculty (East Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, Islam, religion, ritual, gender, and visual anthropology). For information about the department, visit

WSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Send letter of interest, vita and names of three references to “Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, Wichita State University, Wichita KS 67260-0052” through the university Web site: The deadline for applications is November 15, 2012, or until the position is filled. Offers for employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy.


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