Tenure-Track Position at the Rank of Assistant Professor at Georgia State University

Digital Humanities, Race, and/or Black Studies

The Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 2022. We seek scholars trained in anthropology who specialize in digital humanities and the anthropology of race and/or Black Studies. The subfield is open.

GSU is a Tier-1 research institution located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, a thriving, dynamic, and multicultural urban setting. GSU enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the country and has received national recognition for its innovative approaches to ensuring student success. The Department of Anthropology is committed to serving this student body and advancing innovative research by building a diverse faculty. The Department is home to 13 collegial, full-time faculty who represent all of the subfields of anthropology; it also hosts engaged and passionate undergraduate majors and a thriving MA program.

The successful candidate will contribute to serving this diverse body of undergraduate and graduate students in conversation with partners throughout the university and community. We encourage applications from women; persons from racial, ethnic, LGBTQ+ and other groups underrepresented in academic and professional settings, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring members of those groups.

At the time of appointment, applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related discipline and a vibrant research agenda. Preferred qualifications include experience in teaching at the university level and/or mentoring students in non-academic career fields; research focuses on race in North America; and ability to teach academic and career skills in the digital humanities, digital media, or related areas. The successful applicant will have research and instructional strengths that contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in anthropology and a commitment to building an inclusive, welcoming environment for faculty, staff, and students.

Applicants should submit the following materials as a single PDF to [email protected].

  • CV (including names of three references)
  • A two-page cover letter detailing the applicant’s research agenda and teaching philosophy
  • A diversity statement (approximately one page) pointing to experience working effectively with diverse student populations and/or how the candidate considers diversity in their research program and teaching philosophy.

Reviewing applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Additional documentation may be requested at a later stage. Feel free to contact Dr. Emanuela Guano ([email protected]) with any questions about the position.

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability.