Anthropology Tenured/Tenure-track Position in Linguistic Anthropology University of Pennsylvania Department of Anthropology

Anthropology Tenured/Tenure-track Position in Linguistic Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to fill a position in linguistic anthropology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to start Fall 2018. Specialty and geographic area are open. We welcome applications from candidates whose work employs the analysis of language as semiotic form to study large-scale sociocultural processes, such as those enabled by institutions of media, democracy, law, education, or commerce. Desired qualifications include a broad training in linguistic anthropology, a background in language-centered fieldwork that includes work in a non-Indo-European language, an established research program and publication trajectory, evidence of effective undergraduate teaching, and the ability to direct graduate research.


Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and CV at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1225. Applications for the Assistant Professor position should also include the contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website.  The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2017. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.


The Department of Anthropology is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty -Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


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