[URBANTH-L]URBANTH-L Job Guide, Oct. 29 - Nov. 3, 2006

Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Thu Nov 2 16:28:18 EST 2006

URBANTH-L Job Guide, Oct. 29 - Nov. 3, 2006

1. Arizona State U, Justice & Social Inquiry, Asst. Prof.
2. Virginia Commonwealth U, Transatlantic Migration and Material Culture,
Asst. Prof.
3. Oxford University, Young Lives project, Principal Investigator
4. Trinity College, Center of Urban and Global Studies, Distinguished
Raether Professor, Dean and Director
5. U of Tennessee, Anthropology, Asst. Prof.
6. San Diego State U, Anthropology, Asst. Prof.


1. Arizona State U, Justice & Social Inquiry, Asst. Prof.

The School of Justice & Social Inquiry (SJSI) at Arizona State University
invites scholars to apply for one full-time, tenure-track position at the
Assistant Professor level with employment to begin August, 2007.  The
requirements for our position include a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in
a relevant social science or interdisciplinary field.   Candidates must
indicate a strong potential for scholarly achievement and successful
teaching.  We are particularly interested in applicants with research and
teaching experience in one or more of the following: environmental justice,
immigration, race, ethnicity and gender, and advanced statistical analysis.
A strong potential of research funding is desired.
We are an interdisciplinary unit focused upon the study of justice and
injustice. Our broad emphases are: Economic Justice; Social Justice, Law and
Policy; and Cultural Transformations and Justice. SJSI is part of the ASU
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which is undertaking exciting new
initiatives to study global changes, violence, new technologies, population
change, education, the environment, and related social issues.  The College
houses a new Institute for Social Science Research, School of Global
Studies, a Consortium on Science Policy and Outcomes, a School of
Sustainability, a Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, and an
Institute for Humanistic Research.  We also participate in university-wide
organizations, such as the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. 
The School offers a Bachelor of Science, a Masters Degree, including a joint
Masters with Anthropology, and a Ph.D. program, including a joint JD/PhD.
The graduate program serves approximately 80 students; SJSI has
approximately 1000 undergraduate majors.  Faculty backgrounds include, but
are not limited to, Anthropology, Geography, Criminology, Law, Political
Science, Psychology, Science and Technology, and Sociology.  For further
details, please see www.asu.edu/clas/justice .
For initial consideration, please send a letter of application with your
current curriculum vitae and a sample of your research. Three letters of
recommendation will be required of the final candidates.  Please send your
application to: Chairperson, Search Committee, School of Justice and Social
Inquiry, Arizona State University, P.O Box 870403, Tempe, AZ 85287-0403.
Deadline: December 15, 2006, if not filled, the 1st of each month thereafter
until search is filled.  
A background check is required for employment. AA/EOE 

2. Virginia Commonwealth U, Transatlantic Migration and Material Culture,
Asst. Prof.

The School of World Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences at
Virginia Commonwealth University seeks applicants in four fields from which
to fill three tenure-eligible positions to begin in the fall 2007 pending
availability of funding.  These are full time (9 mo.) positions at the
assistant or associate rank depending on qualifications.

China/Pacific Asia Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Transatlantic Migration and Material Culture
Europe and Film

We seek candidates to support a rapidly growing undergraduate program in
International Studies. Applicants for the first three positions should have
demonstrated interest in employing comparative methods.  Priority will be
given to candidates for all positions with such research and teaching
interests as women in development, population and international migration,
and human rights and social justice. Other research and teaching areas of
interest include: identify formation and space; globalization; the religious
sphere in international relations; media and film; and transnational

The successful candidates will contribute to our strategic initiatives which
include learning-centeredness, international partnerships, developing
graduate programs, and collaborative research projects for external funding.

We expect successful applicants to participate in curriculum development
across the disciplines of the School of World Studies. 

The Transatlantic Migration and Material Culture position will also support
our four-field anthropology program. The successful candidate will conduct
research and student-centered research projects/field schools at VCU's Rice
Center where archaeological deposits encompass European colonial, enslaved
African-American, civil war, and Native American occupations.

The Europe and Film position will also support growth in our film studies,
language and area studies programs.  Teaching and research interests in the
contemporary European context of film/media, such as EU immigration,
Holocaust Studies and ability to teach courses in German of particular

Required of all candidates: PhD in a relevant field at time of appointment;
potential for excellence in research and teaching; substantial field
experience and working knowledge of language(s) in relation to field of
research; excellent communication skills; potential for external funding;
research agenda that includes or could be modified to include undergraduate
and graduate students; and the potential to develop research and pedagogy
with colleagues in the School of World Studies and across the university.
Preferred of all candidates: willingness to develop collaborative projects
with local groups and institutions; interest in developing experiential
learning programs; and the ability to teach a topics course in a language
offered in the School of World Studies.
Applicants should send letter of application, CV, and 3 letters of reference
to Ms. Wanda Hewlett, VCU World Studies, VCU Box 842021, Richmond, VA
23284-2021.  Review begins immediately and continues until positions are
filled.  Interviews with selected applicants will be conducted at the AAA
meetings in San Jose, November 15-19.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer.  Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to

3. Oxford University, Young Lives project, Principal Investigator

Young Lives (YL) is an innovative long-term project investigating the
changing nature of childhood poverty in four developing countries -
Ethiopia, India (in the Andhra Pradesh state), Peru and Vietnam. The main
goals are to improve our understanding of the causes and consequences of
childhood poverty and of how key policy changes affect children's wellbeing.
Based at the University of Oxford, the project is currently seeking to
recruit Principal Investigators (PIs) and research assistants for the
qualitative child-focussed component for each of the study countries. The
posts would begin around December 2006 and be full-time through the end of
June 2009. Two rounds of qualitative data-gathering will take place during
this period, combining individual and group based qualitative methods. The
PIs will have responsibility for implementing detailed plans for qualitative
research in their study country, including supervising and assisting
research assistants in the fieldwork. They will live in the study country
and be willing to travel and stay for short periods of time in the YL
research sites. The PIs will have proven ability to do qualitative work,
preferably with children, and have demonstrated analytical and writing
skills. Formal job descriptions are currently being drawn up, but to request
further details and express initial interest in the positions, please
contact the Young Lives team in Oxford by sending an email to Gina Crivello
at gina.crivello at qeh.ox.ac.uk. For more information about the Young Lives
project, visit www.younglives.org.uk
Contact Information
Gina Crivello 
21 Ploughley Close 
Kidlington OX51BG UK
Phone: +44(0)1865 376171
Email: gina.crivello at qeh.ox.ac.uk
URL http://www.younglives.org.uk

4. Trinity College, Center of Urban and Global Studies, Distinguished
Raether Professor, Dean and Director 

Trinity College seeks a distinguished scholar to lead a new, endowed center
committed to urban and global studies, broadly conceived. The new Dean will
provide intellectual leadership by establishing curricular connections
between urban studies and international studies. The successful candidate
will play a leading role in developing the center and will direct its
internal and public programming, overseeing many administrative offices and
faculty and staff initiatives. In addition, we expect the candidate to link
more closely academic programs to the myriad forms of experiential learning
that the campus now undertakes here and abroad. Trinity College is committed
to a model of the liberal arts that strongly incorporates off-campus
activity both in Hartford and abroad. A central task for the new Dean will
be to integrate the three interlocking intellectual spheres inhabited by our
students: the classroom, the city and the world.
Trinity is located in Hartford, in the center of a region characterized by
profound inequalities in wealth and life circumstances. The multiracial city
offers rich cultural resources and a range of community organizations,
health institutions, planning and development projects, and educational
facilities, with which Trinity is deeply involved.

The appointment will be at the full professorial level. Candidates must show
evidence of urban scholarship, some administrative experience, international
experience, and a commitment to the liberal arts. 
Trinity College, founded in 1823, is a highly selective, independent liberal
arts college. It enrolls 2000 full-time undergraduates, and its faculty
includes approximately 180 members with continuing appointments. Faculty are
expected to be both high-quality teachers and productive scholars. The
College offers 27 departmental majors and eight majors in interdisciplinary
programs; it has a campus in Rome and operates seven global learning sites
in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and South America. In recognition of
the central importance of the Center and its purview, the College has
established a $15 million endowment goal for the Center and its activities
as a key element of its most recently launched fundraising campaign. More
information about the College can be found at
Applicants for the Raether Professor and Dean and Director of Urban and
Global Studies should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae,
and the names of three references (including institutional affiliation,
phone number, and postal and e-mail addresses) to: Dean, Urban and Global
Studies, c/o Janet Marotto, Administrative Associate, Trinity College, 300
Summit St., Hartford, CT  06106. Applications received by January 8th will
receive full consideration. Nominations, including the nominee's name, rank,
institutional affiliation, office phone number, and e-mail address, may also
be sent to the above address. 
Trinity College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women
and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should
request any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application

5. U of Tennessee, Anthropology, Asst. Prof.

The University of Tennessee Department of Anthropology seeks qualified
candidates to fill a position in socio-cultural anthropology beginning in
August, 2007. The position carries the rank of Assistant Professor and will
be a regular full-time, tenure-track appointment. We are seeking candidates
who have an active (or projected) program of research with preferred topical
interests in one or more of the following: race and ethnicity, biocultural
anthropology (including behavioral ecological approaches), economic
anthropology, and/or disaster studies. Candidates are expected to contribute
to a developing departmental focus in warfare, peace and human rights
studies. A policy-oriented focus and facility with innovative qualitative
and quantitative methods, including the teaching of methods and use of data
analysis programs, is essential. Candidates should have a promising record
of scholarship (publications and funding), demonstrated teaching ability,
and appreciation and use of empirically-grounded research. Geographical
focus is open but should complement the department's existing strengths. The
Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment.  This position offers a
competitive salary and start-up package.  Qualified minorities and women are
encouraged to apply. The University welcomes and honors people of all races,
genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual
curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. Send a
letter of application, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to:
Dr. Murray K. Marks, Chair, Cultural Search Committee, Department of
Anthropology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0720. Review
of applications will begin November 17, with initial interviews held at the
American Anthropological Association meeting, and will continue until the
position is filled.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section
504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment
programs and services.

6. San Diego State U, Anthropology, Asst. Prof.

San Diego State University, Department of Anthropology seeks a tenure-track
cultural anthropologist at the assistant professor level with a regional
specialization in Latin America and a research focus on community
development and sustainability, to begin Fall 2007. A PhD in Anthropology is
strongly preferred. The successful applicant will have demonstrated
experience working in communities and with outside agencies (e.g., NGOs) on
ecological issues that may include: coastal, forestry, water, or
agriculture-related natural resource management and/or eco-tourism. A strong
record of research, publications, collaborations within and outside the
academic community and acquisition of external funding should be evident.
The successful candidate should show evidence of success in working with a
diverse student population and will be expected to teach at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels in his/her sub-field, geographic region,
and area of specialization. We are especially interested in candidates who
can involve our students in research and who share the department's
commitment to the four-field approach to anthropology. 

The search committee will begin screening applications on December 13, 2006.
Salary commensurate with experience.

Applications, including letter stating qualifications, vita, three letters
of recommendation, and the most recent semester's teaching evaluation
numeric scores and written comments should be sent to: 

Cultural Anthropology Search Chair
Department of Anthropology
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-6040

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
against individuals on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual
orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability or veteran status,
including veterans of the Vietnam era.

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