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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: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01875 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: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity). 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: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01915 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: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity). 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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters. 
Applications must be received by October 17, 2018. Please direct questions to Charles Hirschkind at chirschk@berkeley.edu
For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit the following website at: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/newfaculty
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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

January 29, 2018

Berkeley News, The Daily Californian

Dr. Margaret Conkey received the Royal Anthropological Institute’s 2017 Thomas J. Huxley Memorial Medal for her pioneering exploration of feminist perspectives and gender issues in archaeology as well as new interpretations of European cave paintings from the Paleolithic era.

January 10, 2018

Professor Ong's brilliant book Fungible Life is discussed in an extensive blog post on Inside Higher Ed on deep internalization and infrastructure.

 

Click here to read the post.

January 7, 2018

Date/Time: 
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.

December 5, 2017

Professors Charles L. Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs have won the 2017 New Millennium Award, the Society for Medical Anthropology's major book prize, for the book they jointly authored, Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice.

December 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

May 15, 2017

UC Berkeley Senior Reflection: Chioma A.

Graduating senior and Los Angeles native Chioma talks about her time at Berkeley, her favorite professors and offers advice to new students.

What is your major, and why did you choose it?

May 2, 2017

April 6, 2017

Date/Time:  Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:30

Professor James Holston has been named a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Public Service for his collaborative project with the City of Vallejo--AppCivist.

An excerpt of AppCivist from their project's website (linked below):

March 9, 2017

Date/Time: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:30

February 10, 2017

Date/Time:  Friday, February 10, 2017 - 14:30

Quoted from the City of Vallejo's Press Release:
 

January 11, 2017

December 9, 2016

December 5, 2016

November 18, 2016

November 16, 2016

Seth Holmes, co-chair of Berkeley's Center for Social Medicine has been awarded the Robert B. Textor award in Anticipatory Anthropology for his book, Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States. 

From the American Anthropological Association's website:

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