Tenure-Track Assistant Professor-Political and Legal Anthropology, East Asia/Pacific Rim

Location
Fairfax, VA, VA
Posted
Jun 21, 2018
Closes
Jul 31, 2018
Industry
Education, Law
Hours
Full Time

Job Category : Instructional or Research Faculty

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Political and Legal Anthropology, East Asia/Pacific Rim

The George Mason University Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position for a Political and Legal anthropologist with a geographical focus on East Asia/Pacific Rim region, to begin August 2019 (teaching load is 2:2). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Qualifications: The Anthropology Program seeks applicants with geographic specialization in East Asia/Pacific Rim and research interests in one or more of the following areas of political and legal anthropology: human rights, environmental protection, race and ethnicity, activism, citizenship, colonialism, inequality, populism, political identity, political conflict and reconciliation. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in-hand at time of application.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate promise of a productive research and publication trajectory based on original research and a record of external funding. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach an introductory cultural anthropology course, an area studies course, and courses in their areas of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Faculty in the anthropology program are expected to work closely with undergraduate majors and graduate students, providing them with opportunities for the development, completion, presentation, and publication of research projects. As the result of a recent curriculum redesign, it is expected that the amount of undergraduate research in the department will increase, and that the successful candidate will contribute to that growth.

Masons three-field anthropology program offers the B.A. and M.A. degrees. Many opportunities exist for cross- and interdisciplinary collaboration across units. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment. Salary is commensurate with experience.

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in academics and research. It is the largest public research university in Virginia with campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William, as well as a campus in Songdo, South Korea. Located approximately 15 miles from Washington, D.C., Mason is the most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs. Rooted in Masons diversity is an exciting, rewarding campus culture that provides unique opportunities to collaborate and create.

For full consideration, applicants must: complete and submit the online application for position number F7385z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; upload an application letter, curriculum vitae, a statement addressing how the applicants training and/or experiences would contribute to a climate that values diversity; and, provide the names of three persons who may be contacted for letters of reference. Questions may be directed to Chair of the Sociocultural Anthropology Search Committee, Professor Anne Schiller at: schiller@gmu.edu. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2018.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a application letter, curriculum vitae, a statement addressing how the applicants training and/or experiences would contribute to a climate that values diversity, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Close Date : 2018-10-01

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