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Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Anthropology in the area of sociocultural anthropology, to start Fall 2023. Candidates should have a PhD in Anthropology and should demonstrate evidence of strong and innovative research and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs. We welcome applications from scholars with a commitment and track record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the realms of research, teaching and/or service. USC, Dornsife College and the Department of Anthropology recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace these goals in this search.

While topical and geographic area of specialization are fully open, we are especially interested in candidates who strengthen and/or complement the USC Department of Anthropology’s expertise in areas such as: sensory and experimental ethnography (including non-textual as well as textual forms); migration and mobilities (inclusive of people, things, and ideas); race, indigeneity, and racial capitalism (including non-Atlantic worlds). As a growing department, we are interested in candidates who are committed to taking an active role in the doctoral program, as well as those who may bridge to other departments and units on campus. We welcome candidates who would be committed to supporting the department’s doctoral program, which is geared towards the preparation of innovative, creative, rigorous, broad-thinking scholars for the future in and beyond the academy. 

Along with their curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, interested candidates should provide a 2-3 page application letter that includes a description of experience and interests in research, teaching, and mentoring, including engagement with diversity, equity and inclusion. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page on or before December 2, 2022.

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USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

REQ20125372 Posted Date: 10/16/2022

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