Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Anthropology is accepting applications for two faculty positions.

Open Position: Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology

Description:

The Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire Initiative (provost.wustl.edu/programs-initiatives/faculty-diversity/race-and-ethnicity-cluster-hire-initiative) at Washington University in St. Louis aims to build a world-class research program on race and diversity scholarship.  As part of this initiative, the Departments of Anthropology and Biology in the School of Arts & Sciences and the College of Architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts seeks colleagues to fill three tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level (i.e., one each in Anthropology, Biology, and Architecture) as part of a multi-disciplinary cluster hire focused on environmental justice.

The Department of Anthropology (anthropology.wustl.edu) seeks a scholar conducting innovative research on economic, legal and/or societal drivers behind environmental injustice, and on lived experiences and social responses within affected areas. Their work should speak to dynamics of environmental racism in the US but maintain the comparative perspective central to the discipline of anthropology. Ongoing research in urban US or willingness to initiate research in the US would be attractive but not required. The Department of Biology (biology.wustl.edu) is looking for a colleague working at the nexus of urban biology and environmental justice.  A wide range of research topics, including food security, access to natural resources, maintaining biodiversity, urban eco-evolutionary dynamics, energy production and use, water and land use, water and air quality, and human health, would fit this opening.  The College of Architecture (samfoxschool.wustl.edu/archprograms) seeks a colleague with expertise in ecological systems and interests at the nexus of landscape architecture, architecture, and urban design and how these factors affect urban ecology and landscapes.  Our shared goal is to create a community of scholars spanning the multi-faceted challenge of understanding the legacy and contemporary dynamics of environmental racism and justice, while looking ahead to an inclusive and equitable future.

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Open Position: Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology - Selina Okin Kim Conner Professorship

Description:

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of Anthropology – Selina Okin Kim Conner Professorship in Arts and Sciences for Medical Anthropology. The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenured appointment in anthropology at the level of Full Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2022.  We seek an exceptional researcher and engaged scholar, working domestically or internationally, to complement a department with a record of excellence in medical anthropology, global health, and related areas. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate how their research program engages questions of contemporary importance as well as how their work has real-world implications. The successful candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Duties will include teaching courses, conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service.  Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in ethnographic research, as well as a strong track record in attracting external research funds.

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Open Position: Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology

Description:

The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Paleoanthropology (Biological Anthropology) at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2022.  We seek an exceptional researcher to join a department with a record of excellence in biological anthropology, and who will participate in a Digital Transformation cluster within the University (https://insideartsci.wustl.edu/digital-transformation-hiring-initiative).  The successful candidate will explain how their research program uses digital data, digital methods, and/or large databases to push the boundaries of human origins research.  Candidates must also explain how their research program relates directly or indirectly to important research questions in human biology, primatology, anthropological genetics, other sub-disciplines of anthropology, and/or other fields of study in departments across the university. The successful candidate is expected to work with graduate students in developing research projects and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Duties will include teaching courses, conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service.

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