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Faculty Position in Applied/Practicing Anthropology

Department of Anthropology, Purdue University

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The Department of Anthropology is seeking applications for an advanced tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position beginning August, 2016. The successful candidate will add to the Anthropology Department’s strategic initiative on “Engaging Global Grand Challenges”. They will contribute to building a leading-edge professional program in applied/practicing anthropology. Rank is dependent on experience and qualifications; exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be eligible for accelerated tenure consideration. For information about the Anthropology Department, see (

 The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop curricula, including courses, internships and experiential learning opportunities, for undergraduate and graduate students in applied and practicing anthropology. They will help foster linkages with Engineering, Technology, Health Sciences, Agriculture and/or Purdue’s Interdisciplinary Centers.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field and have evidence of extensive work in application, practice, community engagement and mentoring. The successful candidate will have research, work and teaching specializations in one or more of the department’s four strategic areas: 1) Identity and Diversity, 2) Development, Economy and Politics, 3) Ecology, Health and Well-Being, 4) Science and Technology. Experience with innovative pedagogy in contemporary applied/practice education is desirable.

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue includes ten academic units across the social sciences, humanities and arts. The College is home to or closely affiliated with a wide range of interdisciplinary programs and research centers including: Center on Aging and the Life Course, Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, Center for the Environment, Center on Religion and Chinese Society, C-Span Archives, and Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. Purdue’s Department of Anthropology, located within The College of Liberal Arts, has 15 full-time faculty and offers BA, MS and PhD degrees. For information about the College of Liberal Arts, see (

Applicants should send their materials to Dr. Sherylyn Briller, Applied Anthropology Search Committee Chair, c/o Brenda Gunion, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47906-2059; For full consideration applications should be received by October 30, 2015; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Advanced Methodologies Cluster Hire

College Of Liberal Arts at Purdue University Position Announcement

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The Departments of Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, and the Brian Lamb School of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University ( are conducting a cluster hire for three positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks, with initial positions starting in the fall of 2016. This search is part of a larger hiring initiative with departments in the College of Health and Human Sciences (, seeking a total of six tenure-track or tenured faculty members (three in each College) to expand campus-wide expertise in social, behavioral, and health science statistics and research methodology. For information about the cluster see:

Reviewing of applications will begin on November 1, 2015, and continue until the positions are filled. Please send a cover letter outlining qualifications, vita, research and teaching statements, a writing sample, and the names of three academic references via email in PDF format to: Questions regarding the position may be directed to Professor James A. McCann, College of Liberal Arts Cluster Hire Search Chair, Department of Political Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 47907 (

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