Department of Anthropology

Now Hiring: Anthropology/Native American and Indigenous Studies Open Rank

Fri, August 18, 2017
Now Hiring: Anthropology/Native American and Indigenous Studies Open Rank

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open rank faculty position in sociocultural anthropology and Native American and Indigenous Studies, to start in Fall 2018. The successful candidate will show evidence of scholarly excellence commensurate with rank, of accomplished teaching, and of active engagement with Indigenous and/or Native American theory and cultural-political practice.

We conceive of the field of Native American / Indigenous Studies broadly, in both geographic and identity terms, and we are especially interested in work that critically engages these very definitional questions both theoretically and practically. The new member of our faculty will join a vibrant anthropology department, and will be encouraged to participate actively in the University’s interdisciplinary Native American and Indigenous Studies Program. The selected candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.

Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval.

Background check conducted on applicant selected.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand in Anthropology or a related field and an established reputation record of high quality research and publications commensurate with rank. Applicants should also have a demonstrated record of effective classroom teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter detailing research and teaching expertise, a C.V., a publication, and the names and contact information for three references. APPLY HERE by September 15,  2017.

Questions about application submission should be directed to

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