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:

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October 15, 2015

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Please take a look at recently published books by our faculty and emeritus faculty.

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September 15, 2015

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September 9, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 09:00 to Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 20:00

August 28, 2015

May 14, 2015

Jun Sunseri, Anthropology
Faculty Award for Community Engaged Scholarship, 2015

April 22, 2015

Alexei Yurchak's research and upcoming book about Lenin's preservation are featured in a Scientific American story for Lenin's 145th anniversary. 

March 27, 2015

March 9, 2015

Symposium for The Unexpected From the Field (STUFF)

July 11, 2014

Ethan Watters ("Crazy like Us") has published a  long and contentious profile on Anthropology Professor Nancy Scheper-Hughes and her heretical methods in Pacific Standard Magazine . A rejoinder will appear soon on the same website and in the hard copy of the Magazine.

June 18, 2014