Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology (Caribbean Specialty) to start in August 2024. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment. We seek a cultural anthropologist who specializes in the Caribbean, and whose expertise complements current department strengths. Preferred areas of scholarship include diaspora, the Black Atlantic, and popular/expressive culture. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach an upper-level undergraduate class in History of Anthropological Thought and develop courses that will expand our undergraduate and graduate curricula. We especially welcome applications from candidates who are committed to building ties with programs and units across the College and the University, such as the African and African American Studies program, the La>n American and Latino Studies program, or the Arkansas Humanities Center. The Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas currently has 12 tenured or tenure track faculty, spanning the subdisciplines of archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. For more information see the Department webpage:

Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in anthropology by the start of appointment and are expected to have an active research program focused on the Caribbean. Previous teaching experience as instructor-of-record at the college level is preferred.

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit–Caribbean-Specialty-_R0045882?locations=17a66cdad98201f7890cfb48ca00e249. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter/letter of application that specifies your teaching and research interests, a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and phone number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process, and an academic excellence statement describing your past, current, or planned future contributions to inclusive excellence in teaching, research, and service in Anthropology. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for individual interviews. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Completed applications received by 10/25/2023 will be assured full consideration. For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Kirstin Erickson, at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Ac>on/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our campus community. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.