Faculty Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Sociology or Anthropology and Southern Studies

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology (socanth.olemiss.edu) and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture (southernstudies.olemiss.edu) at the University of Mississippi invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociology or Anthropology with a joint appointment in Southern Studies starting Fall 2016.

We seek an anthropologist or sociologist of proven teaching and research ability in the areas of race and ethnicity whose work has relevance for understanding the experiences of African Americans in the contemporary U.S. South, and possibly connections to the broader African diaspora.

Both the Sociology and Anthropology programs and the Southern Studies program offer B.A. and M.A. degrees. While tenure and promotion reside in Sociology and Anthropology, teaching and service responsibilities will be divided between The Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Candidates will teach introductory, upper division, and graduate courses in their disciplines and in Southern Studies. Ph.D. (or advanced ABD status) is required at the time of application. Candidates should have an active program of scholarly research involving fieldwork or other qualitative methods; an interdisciplinary perspective; and a strong commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested candidates should apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu by submitting their curriculum vitae, letter of interest, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and outline of research program. Use the appropriate links to attach these materials to the on-line application. We will contact candidates at a later date to request three confidential letters of recommendation and a writing sample. For more information, contact Dr. Kirk Johnson, Search Committee Chair, c/o The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lamar 510, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848; kjohnson@olemiss.edu.

The position will be open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

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