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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.

September 8, 2011

Berkeley Anthropology Professor Rosemary Joyce was appointed to President Obama's Cultural Advisory Committee in July. The committee's purpose is to advise the president on issues concerning the protection of cultural heritage. See The Daily Californian news item at:

Professor Holston is co-director of a new Social Apps Lab that aims to "harness the participatory and creative energies of game-play to address social issues." It has already produced apps aimed at helping to track and prevent Dengue Fever and chase down Athsma-inducing pollution. See the CITRIS news release. 

September 7, 2011

Jun Sunseri joins the U C Berkeley Anthropology Faculty starting Fall 2011. He was formerly a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in the department and was appointed as Assistant Professor to teach and do research in archaeology. His specialties are zooarchaeology, and GIS. He will be teaching Anthropology 2AC this Fall 2011.

Professor Christine Hastorf is the recipient of the 2012 Fryxell Prize of the Society for American Archaeology. This is the premier award for interdisciplinary research in Archaeology. This year's competition focused on excellence, accomplishment and exemplary contributions in the botanical sciences. She will receive a medal at the 2012 annual meetings of the Society for American Archaeology and there will be a symposium organized in honor of her work that will take place at those 2012 meetings.

September 1, 2011

The Department of Anthropology at U. C. Berkeley was founded on September 10, 1901.

August 29, 2011

Patrick V. Kirch, a UC Berkeley professor of anthropology and integrative biology and an authority on the archaeology of the Pacific Islands, has been awarded the 2011 Herbert E. Gregory Medal for Distinguished Service to Science in the Pacific Region.

August 18, 2011

To learn about Study Abroad Programs at Berkeley see:
http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/

To find a Program that fits your interest see:
http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/Programs/

August 10, 2011