School of Social Sciences
Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine seeks applicants for the position of department chair. This represents an opportunity to join a flourishing department committed to groundbreaking research that will address the future of the field as it engages with both changing conditions of the world and established modes of scholarly inquiry. The successful candidate will be a scholar with a distinguished academic background who also possesses a vision for emergent anthropologies, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and the administrative experience necessary to assume leadership as chair of the department. Such administrative experience might include prior leadership roles at the department level. It could also include innovative work in communicating the value of anthropology to broad publics, as well as creative programming, advocacy, and fundraising. This appointment is expected to be at the full professor level, with the area of specialization open, to begin July 1, 2017.

Salary is commensurate with academic qualifications and experience. Application materials should be submitted online at: The online application should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Given its commitment to encouraging diversity, UC Irvine asks that a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion be included with the application. To ensure full consideration, the online application should be completed by October 1, 2016. However, applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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