University of Oregon Seeks Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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The Department of Anthropology at University of Oregon invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor to begin September 16, 2024.

They seek an anthropologist at the cutting edge of research in the expressive cultures of Latinx/e communities broadly understood including Afro-descendent and Indigenous communities in diaspora from Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexican American, Chicanx/e, Latinx/e and other communities in the U.S. They define expressive culture broadly to include performances of many kinds, arts, ritual, medicinal knowledge and curing, vernacular storytelling and music, audio and visual forms of expression, museums and exhibits of all kinds, and more. The ideal candidate would be an interdisciplinary scholar working in cultural anthropology and/or related fields whose work critically engages with expressive culture as it relates to or affects those with Latinx/Latine identities broadly understood.

Areas of programmatic interest of the Department include (but are not limited to): Latinx expressive culture in relation to social movements for environmental and social justice in diverse Latinx communities; cultural heritage and Latinx communities; differential social vulnerabilities, resilience, and cultural expression; migration, movement, diaspora and forms of expression; inequality and indigeneity; Latinx youth and forms of expression; LGBTI+ Latine forms of expression; the complexities of race and ethnicity in Latinx/e communities and expression. They welcome innovative perspectives from the past to the imaginings of expressive futures.

This position is one of six new tenure track faculty positions being filled as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Latinx Cluster Hire (LCH). The LCH aims to increase faculty diversity, innovative research, and culturally relevant curriculum and mentorship through increased engagement and collaboration across the UO campus and in partnership with the Latinx Studies Program on issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social, cultural, and political debates pertinent to Chicanx, Latinx/e, and Latin American Studies.

Minimum Requirements

PhD in cultural anthropology or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include applicants with emerging scholarly records, demonstrated teaching experience with undergraduate students and commitment to mentoring doctoral students, commensurate with experience. The Department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.

Application Deadline

October 15, 2023; position open until filled.

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