Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Cultural Anthropology Position
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in cultural anthropology at the level of assistant professor, to begin in August 2020. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus on at least one of the following areas: 1) global environmental issues, such as climate change, environmental justice, or interspecies relationships; 2) political anthropology and critical studies of race and ethnicity, with a particular focus on the transnational dimensions of inequality, migration/mobilities, structural violence, or racialization dynamics; OR 3) anthropology of media, with a focus on new forms of sociality and mass communication, such as social media and digital worlds. Geographical focus is open. The successful candidate will teach introductory cultural anthropology, intermediate courses in the candidate's areas of expertise, and advanced seminars. New course development is welcomed. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship and teaching could contribute to one or more of these interdisciplinary programs: Africana Studies; Asian Studies; Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies; Environmental Studies; International Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; and Peace and Conflict Studies.
This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College's published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College and the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.
Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement in the field. Ph.D. in cultural or social anthropology required.
Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirement listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names of three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the Colleges mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/mission). The College values cultural and intellectual pluralism as integral to this mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program. Thus your application should highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/66600 by October 11, 2019. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place via Skype in early November. Finalists will be invited to visit campus in early December. Questions about this search may be directed to Ann Marie Leshkowich, Chair, Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.