The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in cultural anthropology at the level of assistant professor, to begin in August 2020. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus on at least one of the following areas: 1) global environmental issues, such as climate change, environmental justice, or interspecies relationships; 2) political anthropology and critical studies of race and ethnicity, with a particular focus on the transnational dimensions of inequality, migration/mobilities, structural violence, or racialization dynamics; OR 3) anthropology of media, with a focus on new forms of sociality and mass communication, such as social media and digital worlds. Geographical focus is open. The successful candidate will teach introductory cultural anthropology, intermediate courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise, and advanced seminars. New course development is welcomed. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship and teaching could contribute to one or more of these interdisciplinary programs: Africana Studies; Asian Studies; Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies; Environmental Studies; International Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; and Peace and Conflict Studies.
This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College and the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.
Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement in the field. Ph.D. in cultural or social anthropology required.
Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names of three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/mission). The College values cultural and intellectual pluralism as integral to this mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program. Thus your application should highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/66600 by October 11, 2019. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place via Skype in early November. Finalists will be invited to visit campus in early December. Questions about this search may be directed to Ann Marie Leshkowich, Chair, Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.
Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.
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The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston.