Seeking Department of Anthropology Assistant/Associate Professor – Social Cultural Anthropology - Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of Social cultural anthropology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Senior Assistant Professors should apply to the Assistant recruitment. We are interested in candidates whose theoretical emphases and methodological expertise will complement and expand those of the existing faculty. The successful candidate will conduct multi-scalar research through interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary engagement with the contemporary world. The ideal candidate will engage with critical questions in anthropology, and demonstrate evidence of reflexive attention to the broader context of anthropological research in contemporary society. World area and methodological emphases are open. We are interested in candidates with a demonstrated ability to contribute to our dynamic undergraduate and graduate program in anthropology and commitment to fostering analytical and critical thinking through engaged scholarship. Candidates should have teaching experience in anthropology, with evidence of teaching potential and effectiveness preferred. 
The Anthropology Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. 
Basic qualifications: At the Assistant Professor level, completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent international degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. At the Associate Professor level, PhD or equivalent international degree required at the time of application. 
Preferred qualifications: At the Assistant Professor level, A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in the candidate’s field is preferred by the start date. 
Assistant Professor Applicants (including current advanced Assistant Professors): To apply, please go to the following link: and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (one-page max), teaching statement (one-page max), and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (further information is available at: Applicants should also arrange to have one letter of reference submitted via the application portal. Additional letters will be requested from the finalists.   
Associate Professor Applicants (individuals currently holding a tenured or equivalent position): To apply, go to the following link: and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (further information is available at: Applicants should also provide the names and contact information of three references. Letters may be solicited for candidates under serious consideration. 
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters. 
Applications must be received by October 17, 2018. Please direct questions to Charles Hirschkind at
For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit the following website at:
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

November 9, 2016

November 2016

To President Obama, the United States Department of Justice, Department of the Interior and the Army Corps of Engineers:

September 30, 2016

Date/Time: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:30

The Book

September 12, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 12:30

Anthropology professor emerita Elizabeth Colson dies at 99 years old in Zambia at 99 years old. Refer to the article below for comments about Colson's work, life, and research from her colleagues and friends. You can also check out her biography below. 

September 9, 2016

August 5, 2016

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July 20, 2016

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 11:30

Daniel Fisher has been awarded a Global Urban Humanities - Townsend Fellowship for Spring 2017 for his project "Understanding Aboriginal Cities: Indigeneity, Urbanization, and Intervention in Northern Australia." 

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 11:30

Aihwa Ong has been appointed as Director of the Graduate Group in Asian Studies for a three year term beginning July 1, 2016. 

From the Institute of East Asian Studies' web page:

Date/Time:  Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 11:30

Laurie Wilkie has been appointed Department Chair effective July 1, 2016. 

June 14, 2016

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 15:00

Gainesville, Fla.—The University of Florida Press is pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for a new journal, Bioarchaeology International.

May 2, 2016

February 29, 2016

Date/Time: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 14:30
We are delighted to announce that our very own Professor Laurie Wilkie has been named the recipient of the 2014-2015 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Division of Social Sciences. 

February 11, 2016

Date/Time: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 16:30

 Professor Wilkie’s work about Mardia Gras is featured in Forbes, the Atlantic, and Berkeley News this week.


Forbes / Science

February 9, 2016

February 8, 2016

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January 7, 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 18:30

Nancy Scheper-Hughes is a professor of medical anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley, and director of Organs Watch. She advises the World Health Organization, the European Union and the United Nations.