Faculty Search, Russian Studies: Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies

Harvard University. The Department of Anthropology and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of Social Anthropology, with a specialization on Russian society and culture. Applications will be considered from scholars whose research is firmly grounded in ethnographic fieldwork, with excellent Russian language abilities, and research based in Russia and/or the former Soviet republics. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a promise of excellence both in research and teaching. We are seeking a scholar whose work is on cutting-edge areas of significance to the discipline of social anthropology and who will make a sustained contribution to Harvard’s program in Russian studies and/or its Central Asian and Caucasus program. Theoretical orientation, area focus/foci of field research, and areas of thematic and topical interest are open. We are looking for candidates whose interests are complementary to those of the current faculty.

Instruction will include courses in the Department of Anthropology, both at the undergraduate and at the graduate levels, and in the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at the undergraduate level.

The appointment is expected to begin in the Fall term, 2012. A strong doctoral record is required; ideally, candidates should complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2012. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2011.

Upload application, including CV, cover letter with full contact information (including email address), the names and contact information of three academic references, copies of publications and other written materials, syllabi and teaching evaluations, transcripts, a research statement, and a teaching statement to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/3698. Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and/or minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Department of Anthropology
Harvard University
11 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-5820
FAX: 617-496-8041

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