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Open Rank Professor, Anthropology

Department of International and Transcultural Studies

Position: Teachers College, Columbia University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured open rank Professor in the Programs in Anthropology with specialization in one or more of the following: anthropology of education, medical anthropology, environmental anthropology, or any aspect of anthropology when it directly addresses current issues of policy or practice (migration, mental health, religion, etc.). We seek an individual of outstanding accomplishment and/or promise in research, teaching, advisement, and service.  Geographical area is open, though preference will be given to research in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a vibrant program of research. Teach graduate level courses such as anthropology of education, public culture, social studies of science and technology, ethnographic analysis of public policy, ethnographic research methods, etc.. Advise master’s students. Advise doctoral students and supervise dissertations. Participate actively in program administration, program development, and public outreach/professional development efforts.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in anthropology (including anthropology and education or applied anthropology). We seek an individual whose research and teaching are of the highest academic caliber. The individual will have proven abilities and/or indicate substantial promise to conceptualize, carry out, and publish field-defining research. S/he will demonstrate excellence and/or future promise in teaching and advisement of master’s and doctoral. S/he will demonstrate openness to and expertise in (1) leadership/ collaborative engagement with peers and colleagues committed to building an outstanding academic program, and (2) development of a master’s program that may include blended course formats and an internship program.

To apply: Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of two relevant writing samples (e.g., journal articles, book chapters, conference papers), and the names and contact information (title, address, telephone number, and email) for three recommenders (from whom the committee may request letters, to be received by October 15th). An additional teaching reference and/or statement of teaching interests is optional.  Please send all documents as PDFs. Address the material to Professor John Allegrante, Search Committee Chair, Department of International and Transcultural Studies, Box 211, 525 West 120th St., New York, NY 10027-6696. Email:; Tel: 212-678-3763.

Search Timetable: Review of applications will begin October 15 2016, and continue until the search is completed. Appointment begins September 2017.

Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society.