Purdue: Associate Professor of Applied/Practicing Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Purdue seeks applicants and nominations for a tenure-line associate professor in applied and practice anthropology beginning August 2014. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field and have experience for appointment at the associate rank in Anthropology. Exceptionally well-qualified senior candidates may be considered for tenure. They should have a strong record of teaching and engagement and a commitment to curriculum development of a strong applied program for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop curriculum, including courses, internships and experiential learning opportunities, for undergraduates and Master’s level students in applied and practicing anthropology, and to initiate collaborative linkages with Purdue’s other academic Colleges (likely partners include schools, colleges, and institutes such as Engineering, Agriculture, Technology, Discovery Park, Global Policy Research Institute, Center for the Environment, or others). The successful candidate is expected to guide expansion of applied/practicing anthropology in our existing degree programs and in the initiation of an MA degree in applied/practicing anthropology.

Applicants should send a letter of interest that indicates current and future research programs and teaching experience, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Riall Nolan, Applied Anthropology Search Committee Chair, c/o Brenda Gunion, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47906-2059; gunion@purdue.edu. For full consideration applications should be received by November 30, 2013; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, visit our webpage: www.cla.purdue.edu/anthropology. Purdue University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Information about our department: Purdue University is a large land-grant University, enrolling approximately 38,000 students per year at the main West Lafayette campus. West Lafayette is approximately one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours southeast of Chicago. Purdue’s Department of Anthropology is located within The College of Liberal Arts. It currently has 15 full-time faculty and offers BA, MS and PhD degrees.