The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks an innovative and visionary leader to chair the Department of Anthropology. UAB is a Carnegie Level 1 research university and academic health center named the Top Young University in the U.S. in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Research in the Department of Anthropology spans the four fields of anthropology.
The department offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The undergraduate program and course offerings span the four fields of anthropology. At the graduate level, the program is topically specialized in the anthropology of peace, human rights, conflict resolution, sustainability, and social justice. Please see the department website for more information: https://www.uab.edu/cas/anthropology/
The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar in any domain of anthropology with the leadership skills and vision required to lead a department that emphasizes research excellence and quality undergraduate and graduate instruction. The candidate will assist in furthering the development of the new Master’s degree in Anthropology of Peace and Human Rights. Appointment at the full professor level is expected. A doctoral degree in anthropology or a related field is required.
Applications should be submitted online through the PeopleAdmin system: http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/5550. Applications should include a cover letter outlining interest and qualifications for the position, a CV, and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without permission of applicants, and formal letters of reference will be requested for finalist applicants only. Questions may be directed to David Schwebel, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin 11/15/19 and continue until the position is filled.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.
Internal Number: F945P
About University of Alabama at Birmingham
With over 20,900 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in Alabama. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching is prominent, and the Department of Anthropology collaborates closely with multiple units across campus, including the UAB Institute for Human Rights. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, and Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, offering a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.