Department of Anthropology

Faculty Employment

Lecturer in Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University seeks an instructor for ANTH 137A — GIS: Mapping Culture from Land, Air and Space, a 4-credit course in Spring 2024.

This course is an introduction to the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sense (RS) technologies that are fundamental for mapping and analyzing spatial data. This course provides training and research pathways for exploring urban landscapes, environmental dynamics, archaeological applications and more in modern settings. The class meets twice per week (currently Tues/Thurs at 4 pm) in a computer cluster classroom.

Candidates with a PhD (or ABD) in anthropology or archaeology are preferred and those with teaching and technical experience appropriate to the course will be given preference. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and CV. The deadline for first consideration is November 21, 2023.

Apply here: https://brandeis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Jobs/jobs/details/Lecturer-in-Anthropology_R0009416

Questions about the position may be addressed to Anthropology Academic Administrator Laurel Carpenter (lcarpent@brandeis.edu). 

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to academic excellence and building a broad intellectual community through diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Anthropology and Transpacific Studies

The Department of Anthropology and the Program in Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies invite applications for a Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transpacific Studies, with the rank of Lecturer for 2024-2026. This is a two-year position beginning in Fall 2024.
 
Once siloed into areas of study that focused on populations (Pacific Islander versus Asian/American) and geographies (the Pacific, Asia/America), Transpacific Studies explores the ongoing cultural and imperial entanglements that link these populations and geographies across time and space. Our ideal candidate would bridge the fields of Anthropology and Transpacific Studies and hold a PhD in anthropology or a related field. We are especially interested in candidates who engage in ethnographic research as a primary method.
 
The successful candidate will teach courses in their area/s of specialization—one each semester, for a total of two courses per year. Courses could focus on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: race and ethnicity, migration and diaspora, exclusion and belonging, labor and class, gender and sexuality, indigeneity and sovereignty, settler colonialism and empire, militarism and demilitarization, climate and the environment, multispecies ethnography and the more-than-human, memory and trauma, interregional solidarities and cross-racial alliances, and ethnographic explorations of transnational Asia/America, among other topics that aid in understanding the transpacific.
 
We expect the candidate to have received the PhD by August 2024 and to demonstrate excellence as a scholar and teacher. The fellowship includes a salary of $62,500 plus benefits as well as a research fund of $4,000 per year and $1,500 for relocation expenses.
 
Applications should be submitted online through AcademicJobsOnline and include:
  • a cover letter, to include a statement of research and teaching interests (no longer than 3 pages),
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion addressing how their experiences, interests, commitments, or future goals could promote and build departmental and institutional pluralism, justice, and unity (no longer than 2 pages),
  • a writing sample (no longer than 35 pages), and
  • the names and contact information for three referees. 
First consideration will be given to applications received by January 16, 2024. Once a short list of candidates is compiled, letters of recommendation and a teaching portfolio will be solicited.
 
Questions about the position may be addressed to the co-chairs of the search committee, Professor Sarah Lamb (lamb@brandeis.edu) or Professor Yuri Doolan (yuridoolan@brandeis.edu), or to the Anthropology Academic Administrator Laurel Carpenter (lcarpent@brandeis.edu).  At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to academic excellence and building a broad intellectual community through diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University seeks a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in medical anthropology for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin in Fall 2024. This position is subject to budgetary approval. Research specialization is open, and preference will be given to candidates whose research interests complement and expand those of existing department faculty.

The successful candidate will teach our broad survey medical anthropology course (Medicine, Body and Culture), as well as other undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise. A well-rounded candidate may also be invited to teach core graduate or undergraduate courses in anthropology (such as in theory, methods, and/or introduction to social-cultural anthropology).

The successful candidate will also participate in the popular undergraduate Health: Science, Society, and Policy Program. Our faculty members advise undergraduate majors, mentor seniors on independent projects, and serve as advisors and mentors for MA and PhD students. The full-time teaching load is four courses per year (two per semester). The candidate for this position must hold a PhD by the time of appointment.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff, and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students to live and work in a pluralistic society.

Applications should be submitted online through AcademicJobsOnline and include:

  • Cover letter, to include a statement of current and future research and teaching interests (no longer than 3 pages),
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Statement on diversity, equity and inclusion addressing how their experiences, interests, commitments or future goals could promote and build departmental and institutional pluralism, justice, and unity (no longer than 2 pages),
  • Writing sample (no longer than 40 pages), and
  • Names of three referees.

First consideration given to applications received by October 2, 2023. Letters of recommendation will be solicited once a short list of candidates is compiled. At that time, teaching evaluations and a sample medical anthropology/Medicine, Body, and Culture draft syllabus will also be requested. Zoom interviews will be held in mid- to late October 2023, and campus visits will take place in November and December.

Questions about the position may be directed to Sarah Lamb, chair of the search committee.

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis' history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified and just campus community.