The University of Pittsburgh, Department of Anthropology, invites applications for two tenure-stream positions in cultural anthropology, pending budgetary approval. We seek applicants for two positions (one at the level of assistant professor and one at open rank) whose research engages with: (1) medical anthropology, science and technology studies, or the intersection between these fields, or (2) circulation including shifting regimes of migration, finance, and language. Attention to issues of race, gender, and sexuality is welcome. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the study of Latin American, East Asia or Europe. The successful candidates will be expected to pursue active programs of field research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute to existing programmatic strengths. The appointments will begin in September 2016 and candidates are required to have degree in hand by that time.
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