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Professor of Anthropology and Cinematic Arts (Associate or Full)

Anthroplogy Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the School of Cinematic Arts, and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles invite applications for the position of Professor or Associate Professor of Anthropology and Cinematic Arts. 
The appointment will be at the rank of either Associate or Full Professor. 

Candidates should have a PhD in Anthropology and should have a stellar record 
of documentary production, expertise in critical media theory, and experience in teaching visual media production and media theory. 

The successful candidate will have a leading role in developing a joint graduate program in visual/ media anthropology that will involve training in ethnographic methods, anthropological theory, documentary studies and documentary production. 

While the specific geographic area of specialization is open, we are particularly interested in candidates who have worked in Asia and/or Latin America. 

In addition to the letter of application, interested candidates should provide a statement of research and teaching interests and their curriculum vitae as well as names of three referees. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page. Applications will be considered beginning on October 1, 2019 and will remain open to new applicants until the position has been filled.

For further information, please contact Dr. Nancy Lutkehaus (, Search Committee Chair.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

REQ20078690 Posted Date: 08/13/2019
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