Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Position Type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Categories: Faculty - Sociology and Anthropology

The Sociology and Anthropology Department at Carleton College invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in socio-cultural anthropology. The department seeks candidates who can enhance the department’s overarching focus on social justice, offer courses that complement our existing curriculum at all levels, and contribute to the College’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity. We are particularly interested in applicants with teaching and research interests that relate to youth movements/culture, globalization/diaspora studies, and digital anthropology. The candidate should also have an area studies specialization in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and/or their diasporas. We seek a colleague who is dedicated to excellent teaching in a liberal arts environment, welcomes opportunities to work with students as partners in learning, and is committed to teaching students with diverse backgrounds, academic interests and learning styles.  Strong research credentials and a promising scholarly agenda are also essential.

Carleton operates on a trimester calendar, with faculty teaching five courses per year. In addition to teaching in their substantive areas, the successful candidate will be required to teach Introduction to Anthropology and, over time, more advanced core anthropology courses in the Sociology/ Anthropology major. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated capacity for mentoring students across diverse research interests and/or applied anthropology and are eager to collaborate across a wide set of area studies programs on campus. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Anthropology (or expect its imminent completion). The appointment will begin on September 1, 2023.

The following materials are required: letter of application; curriculum vitae; names and contact information of three references; a statement of teaching philosophy addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and interests, including teaching students from diverse backgrounds in an undergraduate liberal arts environment; a statement addressing the candidate’s scholarly agenda; a summary of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction; one or two sample syllabi; and one scholarly writing sample. Applications completed by October 1, 2022 will receive full consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom during the 2022 American Anthropological Association Annual meetings. Candidates who have questions about the position are welcome to contact Wes Markofski, Chair of the Department All application materials can be submitted at  

Carleton College is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the historic and thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to  three million people and a rich variety of cultural resources.  

The Sociology and Anthropology department is a thriving department with faculty engaged in a wide range of subjects in both Global South and North settings. The faculty is passionate about the importance of sociological and anthropological frameworks as they relate to social justice. We are particularly interested in applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to attracting and retaining students from underserved groups and who will contribute to our vibrant college-wide culture of undergraduate research.  For further information about the department consult the Sociology and Anthropology Department website




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