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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 118746
Title: Open Rank
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: BSOS-Anthropology
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Candidates will be considered at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.

The Department is seeking a candidate with expertise in ecological or environmental anthropology, whose research focuses on the impacts of environmental change on peoples and communities across multiple spatial and temporal scales. Quantitative or modeling skills are essential. The ability to integrate qualitative approaches is also desired. Research on coupled natural and human systems is of particular interest as is cultural heritage, human health, and environmental justice. Successful applicants must show a strong theoretical and methodological focus and be able to work in an interdisciplinary setting.

The candidate must demonstrate an engagement with issues of diversity and inclusion and we invite candidates to explain how they incorporate these issues into their scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate will serve as a role model for students, and contribute to the Department’s commitment to diversity. The department welcomes applicants who can contribute to the development and implementation of a new interdisciplinary BS degree in Anthropology and are committed to our efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. The candidate is expected to teach courses in their area of interest at the undergraduate to graduate levels, a quantitative and statistical methods course on the graduate level, as well as established courses.

Geographic area and sub-discipline are open. For best consideration, apply by October 27, 2017.

Candidates should send a letter of application that details their experiences and interests, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submission only to: Questions may be answered by the search coordinator, Nadine Dangerfield, 301-405-4737 or at . Review of applications will begin immediately, and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Priority will be given to applications received by October 27, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, anticipates hiring a tenure track assistant professor or associate professor for August 2018. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in the human dimensions of environmental change. To be considered at the associate level, candidates must demonstrate an active research agenda with significant publications, field experience, extramural funding, and teaching excellence.


Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in the human dimensions of environmental change.

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Additional Information:

The Department of Anthropology has five degree programs – BA, BS, MAA, MAHP, and Ph.D. It is known for its strong theoretical orientation and it is nationally recognized for its excellent applied program. Our faculty work with and make connections between local peoples, national governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), inter-governmental agencies, and academic institutions. We have a strong commitment to preserving and transmitting the knowledge of the past, as well as to illuminating and confronting the challenges of the present and the future.

Posting Date: 09/21/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 10/27/2017
Physical Demands


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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