Elise Kramer co-winner of this year’s Society for Linguistic Anthropology

Congratulations to Elise Kramer, Lecturer in anthropology at UCSD and recent PhD from the University of Chicago, for being a co-winner of this year’s Society for Linguistic Anthropology graduate student essay competition, for her paper “Speaking for the Voiceless: Metaphors of Power and Agency in Political Discourse.” Well done Elise !


Prof. Stasch visits University of Rio

This past August and September, Professor Rupert Stasch was a visiting Professor in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro graduate program in Social Anthropology housed at the Museu Nacional. He gave several talks based on his research in West Papua, and exchanged perspectives with Brazilian anthropologists working in Amazonia.

Dept. accepting applications for Biological Anthropologist – Deadline Extended

Assistant Professor Position

The Department of Anthropology within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We seek a Biological Anthropologist with research and teaching interests in human diversity. The successful candidate will contribute to our department’s exploration of the multi-faceted origins and dimensions of human variability. We seek an anthropologist with a commitment to cross-disciplinary inquiry, including, when pertinent, co-teaching with departmental colleagues. Sample areas of interest to the department include (but are not limited to) anthropological dimensions of epigenetics, genomics, and the physiological bases of human variation. Anthropologists with an evolutionary perspective that emphasizes the mutual interactions between human biology and factors (including construals of race and ethnicity) that produce social, cognitive, economic, or health disparities in human societies are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be judged both on research accomplishments and potential for and demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity. This appointment is a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2014.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Application deadline is Extended to October 22nd, 2013.

Applications are accepted at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00380.

Please include electronic versions of: an application cover letter, research and teaching statements, a curriculum vitae, samples of written work, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and names and current contact information for three referees (do not send letter of recommendation and/or placement files). Additionally, applicants are required to submit a separate statement summarizing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity. (See http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further assistance regarding UCSD’s diversity expectations).

Please select the following recruitment: Assistant Professor (10-590)

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Urban Studies Program seeking Lecturer

University of California, San Diego

Urban Studies and Planning Program

Director / Lecturer with Security of Employment

The Urban Studies and Planning Program (USP) within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (http://usp.ucsd.edu) invites applications for a Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE) position who will serve as Director of USP to begin July 1, 2014. The LSOE series at UCSD employs academic senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on innovative teaching and scholarship related to teaching, learning, and undergraduate education.  The LSOE is a permanent, tenured position, equivalent to an Associate Professor, where the evaluation criteria for advancement emphasize excellence in teaching and administration. 

USP is an undergraduate interdisciplinary program that provides students with a strong liberal arts background, advanced technical and analytical skills, and opportunities for service learning and civically engaged community-based research.  USP is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.  As Director of USP, the preferred candidate will be expected to provide intellectual, pedagogic, and administrative leadership for the program.   The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership and a commitment to support diversity, inclusion, and equity within an academic setting.  The preferred candidate will also be expected to facilitate inclusive civic engagement in the broader San Diego community.

Applicants from all fields are welcome and the successful candidate will have a departmental affiliation appropriate to her/his primary field of scholarship.  Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a social science field, have expertise in urban studies and planning, demonstrated excellence in teaching, strong leadership abilities, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and community engagement.  Because this is a tenured position, the candidate needs to have established credentials appropriate to this level of appointment. 

To apply, candidates must provide a cover letter, vita, evidence of teaching excellence, three letters of reference, and a statement summarizing their contributions, or potential for contribution, to diversity and community engagement. All materials should be submitted via UCSD AP Online RECRUIT (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00440) for position: Lecturer with Security of Employment – Urban Studies and Planning.

Review of applications will begin October 21, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.