Open Position – Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology

Assistant Professor  Division of Social Sciences – Anthropology [Sociocultural]
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. The Department of Anthropology invites applications for an assistant professor in socio-cultural anthropology who has a special interest in racial formations, which broadly may include multicultural, multi-ethnic and historically pluralist social orders. While the study of “race” has a long history in Anthropology it has, in this broader sense, become an urgent issue for both empirical research and theoretical thinking that ought to provide important insights and contributions to Anthropology and the social sciences in general. Thus we include here multiple forms of cultural difference that become socially institutionalized and a basis for hierarchy and ultimately conflict. Subjects of interest include (but are not limited to): the analysis of racism and its changing patterns; the historical and contemporary analysis of ethnic/racial and religious based social orders (structural pluralism); relations between race, ethnicity and class; hierarchic and egalitarian ideologies in relation to racial/ethnic conflict; the intersection of ethnicity and religious identity including the ethnicization of religious conflict; transformations of indigeneity and indigenous movements; xenophobia in autochthony movements. Geographical area of interest is open. This appointment is a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2015.

Applications are accepted at: Please include electronic versions of: an application cover letter, research and teaching statements, 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 for further assistance regarding UCSD’s diversity expectations). Please select the following recruitment: Assistant Professor (10-844) – Anthropology/Sociocultural.

Application deadline is October 24, 2014.

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

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


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