IU Bloomington, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Social-Cultural Anthropology with a demonstrated expertise in food and culture, a commitment to ethnographic research, and success in interdisciplinary collaboration and comparative work.
While preference will be given to scholars whose research addresses US food systems or comparative US/global food systems, we will also consider applicants working in other regions. Topical specializations might include: the intersections of contemporary food systems, environment/climate, and social change, food justice, food (in)security, and sustainability, and/or the political economies of food production, trade, and consumption at local, national, and international levels.
We encourage applications from candidates whose training, research, and publications integrate qualitative and quantitative analysis in innovative ways. The candidate is expected to strengthen anthropology’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum in food studies, as well as collaborate with colleagues across anthropology’s subfields in research, teaching, and service. This position is partially funded by Indiana University Bloomington’s Emerging Areas of Research initiative, which underwrites the Sustainable Food Systems Science (SFSS) project. The SFSS team seeks to understand sustainable food system development by studying the leverage points used to build more resilient and sustainable food systems in different parts of the world. The candidate is expected to engage actively with the SFSS project team.
Candidates are expected to develop a research program capable of attracting external funding from the onset of the position. Teaching duties include both undergraduate and graduate courses (2 courses/semester). We expect the candidate to develop a comprehensive teaching portfolio, including large undergraduate survey courses, specialized methods courses, and courses focused on the anthropology of food. The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington is among the oldest and largest four field departments in the United States, offering B.A., M.A. and PhD.
The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
Minimum educational qualifications include a PhD in Anthropology or closely related field and evidence of a developed research program focused on food systems.
The successful applicant is expected to have completed the PhD by the start date of August 1, 2020.
We are especially interested in applicants with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+, etc.) and an interest in contributing to the department’s curricular offerings and research portfolio in ways that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants are encouraged to address these topics in the letter of application.
Assistant Professor, salary commensurate with experience.
To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by October 15, 2019, however, the search will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit (1) cover letter (2) CV (3) max 1-page research statement (4) max 1-page statement addressing diversity and equity through research, teaching, and service (5) contact information for three references. Interested candidates should submit their applications on our website.
Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled.
The expected start date for this position is August 1, 2020.
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About Indiana University Department of Anthropology
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