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10-844 Assistant Professor

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The Department of Anthropology within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The Department of Anthropology invites applications for an assistant professor in socio-cultural anthropology who has a special interest in racial formations, which broadly may include multicultural, multi-ethnic and historically pluralist social orders. While the study of “race” has a long history in Anthropology it has, in this broader sense, become an urgent issue for both empirical research and theoretical thinking that ought to provide important insights and contributions to Anthropology and the social sciences in general. Thus we include here multiple forms of cultural difference that become socially institutionalized and a basis for hierarchy and ultimately conflict. Subjects of interest include (but are not limited to): the analysis of racism and its changing patterns; the historical and contemporary analysis of ethnic/racial and religious based social orders (structural pluralism); relations between race, ethnicity and class; hierarchic and egalitarian ideologies in relation to racial/ethnic conflict; the intersection of ethnicity and religious identity including the ethnicization of religious conflict; transformations of indigeneity and indigenous movements; xenophobia in autochthony movements. Geographical area of interest is open. This appointment is a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2015.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Sample Syllabi 1

  • Sample Syllabi 2 (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluation 1

  • Teaching Evaluation 2

  • Teaching Evaluation 3 (Optional)

  • Written Work 1

  • Written Work 2 (Optional)

  • Written Work 3 (Optional)

  • Written Work 4 (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional 1 (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional 2 (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional 3 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)