[URBANTH-L]POSTDOC at U of South Florida

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Thu Aug 20 22:51:53 EDT 2009

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow. The successful candidate will have research interests in the broad area of education and learning, encompassing work with youth in informal and non-school settings (including museums), and community development efforts involving youth, whether in the U.S. or abroad. Candidates working in the application of archaeology or cultural heritage in educational settings are also encouraged to apply. The position will start January 2010, extending through July 2011. 

Applicants must have the doctorate in hand by time of appointment, awarded no earlier than 2006 and no later than Dec. 1, 2009. Preference for the Ph.D. in Anthropology; candidates with degrees in other disciplines should demonstrate their familiarity with anthropological approaches. The Fellow will teach two courses a year, one expected to be a graduate seminar related to her/his specialty, and will conduct her/his own research, collaborate with other faculty in the department, and work toward seeking external funding opportunities. We are especially interested in applicants who can contribute to USF's current strategic initiatives, which include global literacy, interdisciplinary inquiry, and community engagement. In addition, the successful candidate will work with department faculty to develop cooperative projects with the USF College of Education and other departments.

The USF Department of Anthropology is a national leader in Applied Anthropology, and will give preference to candidates whose research has applied or policy potential. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the department's website: http://anthropology.usf.edu/. In particular, we hope that applicants will find ways to complement (but not duplicate) work done in the Alliance for Applied Research in Anthropology and Education: http://web3.cas.usf.edu/main/depts/ANT/AAREA/. Salary will be $45,000 annually (12-month appointment) and the fellow will be eligible to purchase health insurance at a competitive rate. Applications (due October 1) should include:

.       A complete CV, including teaching/research experience and other positions held
.       A letter of interest, outlining research and teaching interests
.       No more than one publication (if available)
.       Names and contact information of two references

Only electronic applications will be accepted, and should be emailed to Dr. Rebecca Zarger, rzarger at cas.usf.edu.

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