Assistant Professor of African Anthropology at Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University seeks to hire a sociocultural anthropologist who specializes in one or more countries or regions of Africa. The primary program affiliation for this position will be with the African Studies Program of the SFS. The position will be full-time tenure-line at the assistant professor level. Applications are invited from early-career anthropologists, as well as those who expect to complete their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. We are looking for a scholar with strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate teaching, and intellectual leadership.

The teaching load is two courses per semester, and the successful candidate will teach the undergraduate course in sociocultural anthropology, which is required for the African Studies Program students, as well as other anthropology undergraduate electives focused on the candidate’s areas of interest. The successful candidate will be able to teach anthropology to an interdisciplinary group of students with a principal interest in the politics of the region. African Studies is an interdisciplinary program focused primarily on the cultural, political, and economic aspects of the study of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. As an interdisciplinary program, we are open to multi-sited research. Our program has growing student interest across the university.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a representative writing sample, and, if possible, evidence of teaching record (syllabi, course evaluations, etc.). SFS is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses how they would contribute to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, and service in the SFS and reflects on their teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

We may ask for letters of recommendation upon request. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following link: Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Sarah Krauss, Director of Faculty Affairs, at [email protected]. Questions about the position should be directed to Carol A. Benedict, SFS Faculty Chair, at [email protected].