[URBANTH-L]Anthropology position

m.handel at neu.edu m.handel at neu.edu
Wed Oct 22 12:50:45 EDT 2008

Hi All,

I'm writing to let you know about an Anthropology faculty search at 
Northeastern University in Boston that you may find interesting. 

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has a Globalization Studies 
concentration in its PhD program, and we seek a colleague studying one or 
more of the major forces shaping the world today.  These include 
neoliberalism and the spread of the capitalist political economy, 
anti-global social movements, Islamism, and the transformation of China, 
among other examples.  The exact area of specialization is open, but the 
research should involve issues of recognized global importance. 

Please forward information on this position to anyone who might be 
interested and please consider applying if you're a good fit for the 
position.  Boston is a great location and both the university and the 
dept. are among the few continuing to expand in these difficult times.

The position's rank is open.  We hope to hire at the senior or advanced 
junior levels, but all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, so 
feel free to circulate to new PhDs currently on the market.  The job 
announcement posted at the AAA Career Center is reproduced below and 
provides more details.

I will be at the AAA interviewing candidates and would be happy to meet 
with you and others in attendance.

Thanks very much.

Michael Handel

Michael J. Handel
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
500 Holmes Hall
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology announces an opening for an 
Anthropologist for its PhD-level concentration in Globalization and 
undergraduate program in Anthropology, beginning in the Fall of 2009. The 
department seeks to hire at the senior level but will consider exceptional 
junior candidates. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, and 
commitment to teaching broad, foundational courses as well as specialty 
courses is required. Preference given to applicants who study 
neoliberalism, political economy, and/or social movements, particularly 
focusing on China or Islamist movements, but all scholars studying 
globalization or transnationalism in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, 
and Africa are encouraged to apply. Ability to teach ethnographic field 
methods also desirable. This position also involves advising students, 
participation in the PhD-level Globalization group, and collaboration in 
governance of the undergraduate Anthropology program. Northeastern 
University is a large, private institution located in the heart of Boston 
and its institutional mission has global concerns at its very core. The 
Department is a strong and growing unit with a well-established PhD 
program, whose faculty are committed to excellence in research, teaching, 
and critical scholarship. The Department hosts multiple Centers and enjoys 
numerous links with other units, including the college?s rapidly expanding 
International Affairs program. A PhD in Anthropology is required at the 
time of appointment. Applicants should send a letter, c.v., writing 
samples, and names of references to Chair, Anthropology Search Committee, 
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 500 Holmes Hall, Northeastern 
University, Boston MA 02115. Applicants who wish to be considered for a 
preliminary interview at the AAA should submit materials by November 10; 
for all others review of applications will begin December 1, 2008 and 
continue until the position is filled. Northeastern University is an Equal 
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively works to enhance its 

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