[URBANTH-L]URBANTH-L Job Guide, Dec. 10-15, 2006

Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Fri Dec 15 09:46:27 EST 2006

1. U Mass Amherst, Archaeology, Asst. Prof. [note past deadline]
2. UC Davis, Human and Community Development, Associate/Full Prof.
3. U of South Carolina, Health and Social Disparities, Asst/Assoc./Full
Prof. (3 positions)


1. U Mass Amherst, Archaeology, Asst. Prof.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks an archaeologist for a
tenure-track position at the assistant professor level starting Fall 2007.
PhD preferred at time of appointment. The Department is building on our
teaching, research, and service concentration on the causes and
manifestations of inequality and the promotion of social justice in the
Americas. This position is part of a group of hires in these areas across
the subdisciplines of anthropology.

The successful applicant will have a vision and record of research and
teaching in the archaeology of racism and social inequality, preferably in
the Indigenous Americas and/or the African Diaspora. Furthermore, we will
consider candidates who:

.	have at least one geographical focus on and a commitment to building
a program in the Americas.
.	have a demonstrated research record in issues of power, inequality,
and structural violence among communities and populations with a legacy of
subordination by slavery, discrimination, and/or colonization.
.	are integrated into the racialized communities they study, as a
means to build on the strong community outreach initiative of the
.	value and encourage research and teaching across the subdisciplines
of anthropology. 
.	will strengthen our cooperation with interdepartmental programs with
these same foci.

The department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student
body and curriculum.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the
5-campus publicly funded UMass system. It is located in the Connecticut
River Valley, 90 miles west of Boston and 180 miles northeast of New York
City. UMass Amherst hosts nearly 19,000 undergraduate students and 5,600
graduate students, and nearly 900 tenure system faculty. The Department of
Anthropology has 17 faculty, 175 majors in the BA program and 82 graduate
students working on MA and/or PhD programs.

UMass Amherst anthropology faculty work closely with their counterparts in
the area private colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith) in
curricular planning. The faculty is unionized, and the University of
Massachusetts offers an excellent benefits package. UMass Amherst prohibits
discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The University of
Massachusetts is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Women
and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Send a letter describing interests and qualifications, a CV, and listing of
3 referees to Chair, Archaeology Anthropology Search Committee, Department
of Anthropology, UMass, Amherst, MA 01003.  Application screening commences
on December 1, 2006, and continues until the position is filled.


2. UC Davis, Human and Community Development, Associate/Full Prof.

The Community Studies and Development Unit, Department of Human and
Community Development, University of California, Davis, announces an opening
for an academic year (9 month), tenured position at the Associate or Full
Professor level to conduct research, teaching, and outreach addressing key
issues in community and regional development and policy.  Fiscal term (i.e.
11 month) employment will be offered and continued based on academic
personnel review.  Candidates must have a Doctorate in anthropology,
geography, planning, political science, sociology, or rural sociology, and a
record of research and teaching on topics with policy relevance for the
socio-economic development of U.S. communities and regions.  Candidates will
be expected to develop a strong undergraduate and graduate teaching program
and a research program including a focus on community and regional change in
California.  Appointment is expected before July 1, 2007. 

Applicants should begin the application process by registering online at
http://hcd.recruitments.ucdavis.edu. Review of the applications will begin
January 31, 2007.  The position will remain open until filled.  Inquiries
about this position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search
Committee, Miriam J. Wells (mjwells at ucdavis.edu). For technical or
administrative questions regarding the application process please email the
Search Committee Coordinator, Jeri L. Sorensen (jlsorensen at ucdavis.edu).

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity


3. U of South Carolina, Health and Social Disparities, Asst/Assoc./Full
Prof. (3 positions)

The University of South Carolina invites applications for three tenure-track
faculty positions at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor for
candidates whose research programs focus on health disparities and social
disparities for African Americans. These Faculty Excellence Initiative
hires, which encourage interdisciplinary research and teaching, represent
collaboration among three units: the College of Arts and Sciences; the
College of Social Work; and the Arnold School of Public Health. Health
disparities research is one of four areas targeted for growth at the
University of South Carolina. We seek candidates who can expand or create
cross-disciplinary academic and research initiatives, producing a synergy of
expertise and research capacity.

Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina spans an eight-campus,
fully-accredited state-supported system. Recently, the Carnegie Foundation
for the Advancement of Teaching named USC an institution of "very high
research activity," a designation only granted to 62 public research
institutions. Major new initiatives of the University make these positions
attractive for dynamic scholars in research. Faculty Excellence Initiatives
and Centenary Plans will add over 250 new faculty members to the University.
Innovista, the University's new 200-acre research campus, will integrate
public and private sector research and researchers within a vibrant,
contemporary landscape by combining 5 million square feet of labs, office
space, mixed use retail, and affordable residential housing in a 200-acre
"intellectual ecosystem" intertwined with the state's capital city.

Responsibilities: Candidates in these positions will be expected to build a
strong research initiative working across disciplines in the field of
African-American health disparities and related social and psychological
conditions. Specific responsibilities are (1) to assist in implementing
research collaboration and coordination in health disparities across campus,
(2) to seek and obtain external funding for community-based research in the
focused topic, (3) to offer teaching and research learning opportunities to
graduate and undergraduate students, and (4) for senior-level faculty
candidates, to facilitate mentoring for junior faculty who are building
research programs on individual, community, and social health of African

Qualifications: Qualifications must be commensurate with rank and include a
promising or outstanding record in original research, a commitment to
quality teaching, and a doctoral degree or satisfactory progress toward
completion of a doctoral degree in anthropology, psychology, public health,
social work, or related field. Senior-level faculty candidates are expected
to have a significant record of extramural research funding.

Salary: Highly competitive.

How to apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application,
curriculum/research vita, and three letters of reference. Additional
materials that demonstrate educational, academic, and work experience should
accompany the application package. Applications will be accepted until
positions are filled. All submissions should be addressed to:

Faculty Excellence Initiative Search Committee
Dennis L. Poole, Dean
University of South Carolina
College of Social Work
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or
employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual
orientation, or veteran status. Minorities and women are encouraged to


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