Academic Employment Opportunities

CURRENT TEMPORARY LECTURER RECRUITMENT:

Part-time Lecturers 

Now Open!

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified, part-time, temporary lecturers to teach various courses in sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology for potential openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the Department and may include our ANTH 2 Introductory Cultural Anthropology course of 550 students or ANTH 5 Introductory Biological Anthropology of 400 students. The Department seeks applicants for Spring 2020, Summer Session 2020 and Fall quarter 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Anthropology or closely related field and a minimum of one quarter demonstrated teaching experience or service as a teaching assistant. Preference will be given to candidates holding a PhD in Anthropology or a closely related field. The ideal finalist will have:

  • M.A. in Anthropology or closely related field required; PhD preferred
  • Training in Sociocultural, Biological, or Archaeological anthropology; expertise and ability to teach in more than one of these is preferred
  • 1 quarter teaching experience required; additional teaching experience preferred
  • experience with learning management webpages based on Moodle, such as the Gauchospace platform used at UCSB.
  • experience teaching large (n>100) classes
  • experience working with Teaching Assistants

To apply, please go to the following link: [https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01663]. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, and teaching evaluations, as well as requesting 3 letters of reference through the UC Recruit application portal (applicant provides contact information to portal which contacts referees for confidential letter submission).

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Deadline for primary consideration: January 31, 2020. The posting will remain open until October 30, 2020 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for each quarter are usually reviewed several months in advance. The pool will close on October 30, 2020; if you would like to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: the use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic covered by law.

 

CURRENT FACULTY RECRUITMENT:

Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropologist of Human Migration

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in the study of human migration, beginning July 1, 2020. The appointment is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a scholar whose research makes innovative contributions to the understanding of human migration and related flows (e.g., technology, finance, commodities, waste, ideas, language, other species), emphasizing the cultural, community, and socio-material assemblages that emerge in the context of migration. An emphasis in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: climate change, borderlands, diasporas, violence and security, gender and sexuality, labor and class, critical disability studies, critical race theory, queer theory, religion, medical anthropology. Geographical focus is open. The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a PhD except the dissertation (ABD status) in Anthropology or a closely related field at the time of application. A research specialization in the anthropological study of migration, based on a strong record of ethnographic fieldwork and rigorous theoretical grounding, is required. The ideal candidate will engage with critical questions in anthropology and demonstrate attention to the broader context of anthropological research in contemporary society. Applied, multi-modal, transdisciplinary, experimental, and/or activist approaches are welcome. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide array of courses, including large introductory surveys, upper-division undergraduate courses, and advanced graduate seminars, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate mentorship. The department is especially interested in candidates who are committed to promoting a climate that values diversity and inclusion and can contribute to the excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service, as appropriate to the position.
 
TO APPLY: Please create an account and complete the online application through UC Recruit by visiting https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01534. The online application will require: (1) cover letter, (2) 2 pp. statement of research, (3) 2 pp. statement of teaching experience and philosophy, (4) curriculum vitae with full contact information, (5) 1 article-length writing sample, (6) arrange for 3 letters of reference. We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Please send queries about the position to migration@anth.ucsb.edu. For primary consideration, please submit all application materials by September 30, 2019. The position is open until filled.
 
The University of California 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, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.