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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Recruitment Period

Open October 12th, 2018 through November 29th, 2018

Description

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The Department of Anthropology and Heritage Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in socio-cultural anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is broadly defined to include exceptional scholars engaged in analytically rich and ethnographically-driven research on globalization. We are especially interested in candidates whose research agendas are compatible with those of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group. We also encourage scholars in heritage studies, broadly defined, to apply. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups are also encouraged to apply.

In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in anthropology or a closely related field by the position start date. We seek a candidate with a strong record of publication; and, demonstrable interest in obtaining external funding.

We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs; participate in creating a multi-faculty specialization in cultural anthropology at UC Merced; participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs and research; and, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019.

Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than November 29, 2019, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) up to five writing samples; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit: http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html#Are-there-any-guidelines-for-wr.

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than December 13, 2018.

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

For additional information, please contact Linda-Anne Rebhun at lrebhun@ucmerced.edu.

Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.

To apply, please visit our UC Merced job posting at: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00721.

Job location

Merced, CA

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: http://anth.ucmerced.edu/

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • List of References

  • Writing Sample #1

  • Writing Sample #2 (Optional)

  • Writing Sample #3 (Optional)

  • Writing Sample #4 (Optional)

  • Writing Sample #5 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

How to apply

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