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Job Opp: Assistant Professor - ​​University of Richmond

Linguistic anthropology/Anthropology of language

August 11, 2017 4:33 PM

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 2018. We seek a candidate whose research is theoretically rigorous and ethnographically grounded and who possesses a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education, with a primary expertise in linguistic anthropology/anthropology of language. The candidate should be prepared to teach introduction to cultural anthropology, ethnographic methods; and advanced courses in their specific areas of expertise. The teaching load is five courses per year with small class sizes. The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. The position requires that the successful candidate pursue an active research agenda. The department and university also provide the opportunity to supervise undergraduate research. In the past year, the School of Arts and Sciences has added to its current linguistics-focused language professors, three new linguistics specialists in the fields of psychology, classical studies, and Spanish language studies. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or be ABD with an anticipated completion by July 31, 2018.

Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), a statement of current and planned research programs, and a current curriculum vita. Applicants will also be asked to submit the names of three references who will receive an email with instructions for submitting the reference letters. At least one of the three letters of recommendation should address teaching effectiveness or potential. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. Candidates must be academically qualified to teach and must meet all other position requirements at the time of selection. For more information on the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, see http://socanth.richmond.edu/. Please direct all inquiries about this position to Jan French, Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Richmond, VA 23173 (jfrench@richmond.edu).

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