The Croft Institute for International Studies (www.croft.olemiss.edu) and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (http://socanth.olemiss.edu) at the University of Mississippi invite applications for a Croft Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies. This is a joint-appointment, tenure-track position with a start date of August 2019. We are seeking an anthropologist of the Middle East. Preference will be given to critical medical anthropologists and/or engaged cultural anthropologists who work with refugee/migrant populations. Scholars who utilize rigorous cross-subdisciplinary methodologies are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be able to teach a survey course on the Middle East, introductory and thematic courses for Anthropology and International Studies as well as upper-level and graduate courses in their regional and thematic areas. Candidates must demonstrate an active fieldwork program, a strong commitment to teaching, and the language proficiency to conduct original research in Arabic. Ph.D. in Anthropology is required by the time of appointment. Tenure and promotion reside in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Teaching and service responsibilities will be divided equally between the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Croft Institute. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers BA and MA degrees in Anthropology. The Croft Institute, a signature program on campus, administers the major in International Studies within the College of Liberal Arts. Interested candidates should apply online at https://careers.olemiss.edu by uploading a letter of application and curriculum vita. Candidates must also submit a statement of current and projected research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, and names and contact information for three individuals who can be contacted for letters of recommendation via email attachment to email@example.com or by regular mail to Katherine M. Centellas, Chair, Middle East Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 510 Lamar Hall, University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University MS, 38677. Review of applications will begin when an adequate pool is established, but no earlier than November 20th, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
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Candidates must demonstrate an active fieldwork program, a strong commitment to teaching, and the language proficiency to conduct original research in Arabic. Ph.D. in Anthropology is required by the time of appointment.
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The University of Mississippi is a publicly funded university located in Oxford, Mississippi, about 60 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. UM is a research and teaching university with a total enrollment of over 16,000 undergraduates, almost 3,000 graduate students, and about 800 full-time faculty. Employment benefits include health insurance as well as additional dental and vision insurance, state life insurance, and a state universities retirement system. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers BA and MA degrees in anthropology and in sociology. Our faculty maintains active research programs that involve both graduate and undergraduate students.