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Full-Time Lecturer or

Visiting Assistant Professor



The Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University seeks to hire a full-time Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor to teach five courses spread over the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.  The position also includes some advising of MA students on their masters’ papers, and participation in the departmental colloquium series, which is held on Friday afternoons, approximately four times per semester.  The position has a salary of $52,000 plus benefits.

Possible courses include: History of anthropological thought; culture and mental illness or psychological anthropology; food and social relations; myth and ritual; religious and ethnic minorities in the US and abroad; human rights in global perspective; visuality and culture; race and ethnicity in anthropological perspective; gender and reproduction; digital and media anthropology; anthropology of the environment; anthropology of the body; kinship, families, and households; power and violence; forensics, death, and/or crime; activism, resistance and social change in global perspective; and applied anthropology.

Applicants are also welcome to propose their own courses as well, along with these suggestions. 

Candidates must have previous teaching experience and PhD status at the time of employment. Interested individuals should send the following in electronic format:  a cover letter, CV, course descriptions for five courses with selected texts to be used (full syllabi not required at this time), and names and contact information for two references to Laurel Carpenter at lcarpent@brandeis.edu.

First consideration given to applications received by April 10, 2017.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.