Furman University welcomes applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full in the Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity with specialization in Africa and African Diasporas.
Position commences in August 2020. Candidate must be committed to developing high-impact, engaged learning experiences for undergraduates (see The Furman Advantage for more on this campus-wide priority). Candidate should engage with critical questions in anthropology, including critical race theory, and demonstrate attention to the broader context of anthropology in contemporary society. Secondary field specialization is open. A successful candidate will be active in ethnographic field work and be eager to direct undergraduate students in fieldwork projects, community-based projects, and/or study away programs. Commitment to locally engaged anthropology, social justice, and sources of inequality is highly desired. We seek a candidate excited to contribute to the growth of anthropology and the new proposed Africana Studies major at Furman.
Furman’s teaching load is 3-2. In addition to courses in the candidate’s areas of specialty, candidate will ideally be prepared to teach Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity, Peoples of Black Africa, Cultural Anthropology, Anthropological Theory and Methods, a First Year Writing (FYW) seminar. PhD in Anthropology or related field is required at the time of appointment.
Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF in the order listed: a letter of interest, C.V., diversity statement, and complete contact information for three references. The diversity statement should describe how the candidate’s teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.
We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2019