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Postdoc: a three-year residential postdoctoral research associate position in sociocultural anthropology (Princeton)

Postdoc: a three-year residential postdoctoral research associate position in sociocultural anthropology (Princeton)

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a three-year residential postdoctoral research associate position in sociocultural anthropology, to begin in July, 2016. Individuals who received the PhD in 2014 or later are eligible to apply; the PhD is required for appointment. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2016, at 11:59 pm EST.

We seek ethnographically and theoretically engaged scholars whose research, teaching and advising promise to expand the range of inquiry in our department and in the discipline by interrelating international and U.S. ethnography in novel ways. We especially welcome scholars whose ethnographic research advances understandings of transnationalism as a dimension of social life -- e.g., studies grounded in experiences of diaspora, education, governance, migration, religion, rights claiming, war, the professions, or fields of knowledge.

We are interested in scholars of unusual promise and originality who plan to pursue faculty positions after completing the third year of the appointment. The successful candidate will be appointed for three years, reviewed annually contingent upon satisfactory performance. In addition to salary and benefits, the postdoctoral research associate will be provided with an annual research fund. Postdoctoral research associates are eligible to apply for additional research funds from the University.

In addition to pursuing a personal research agenda, responsibilities will include teaching two courses each year (one each semester) and some advising of undergraduate majors' independent work. The courses will consist of our introductory course (Anthropology 201: "Foundational concepts in anthropology") and a seminar related to the researcher's research interests. The seminar may vary each year; we would not expect more than three course preparations over the six semesters of the fellowship (i.e., the annual offering of "Foundations" and two different seminars). Teaching and advising are contingent upon approval from the Dean of the Faculty. The researcher will be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the department and University during the full tenure of the appointment; the researcher will be provided with mentorship and opportunities to share work in progress.

Applicants should apply online and submit a cover letter summarizing their teaching and research interests, and research goals for the next three years. Application dossiers should also include a full cv, names and contact information for four referees, a writing sample (e.g., one or two dissertation chapters), and syllabi for two undergraduate courses in sociocultural anthropology (as outlined above). Applicants who are currently graduate students should provide evidence of their progress toward timely completion of the degree in the form of a letter from their department or committee chair, or their director of graduate studies.

Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee, Department of Anthropology Applications must be submitted online at: jobs.princeton.edu. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Further information about the department - including the current faculty's areas of teaching and research -- can be found at http://www.princeton.edu/anthropology/.  



This position is subject to the University's background check policy.



   

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