Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Tenure-Track

The Institution

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Division/Department Information

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in St. John’s College offers a major and a minor in Anthropology to a diverse body of students as well as undergraduate and graduate M.A. level programs in Sociology and Criminology.  We have fourteen full-time faculty members along with a qualified pool of instructors who teach the Anthropology, Sociology and Criminology courses.  The Department’s faculty are highly devoted to students while maintaining an active research agenda and presence in the regional, national and international academic community.  The Anthropology program at St. John’s has a global, critical and applied perspective. It offers one-on-one mentoring for each one of its majors, including the completion of a Senior Research Thesis in anthropology and other High Impact Practices. The program is invested in enhancing student retention and graduation rates by offering a broad range of courses that span the humanities, social and natural sciences.  It is focused on teaching applicable research and analytical skills so students are ready to move smoothly and successfully between academia and the workplace. Students from the major attend top tier graduate programs and have been awarded prestigious fellowships and scholarships. There are plans to create a new Master’s Degree in Applied Anthropology, too.  The program and its faculty are also active in contributing to other interdisciplinary programs such as the Ozanam Scholars, the M.A. in Global Development and Social Justice, and the University’s core curriculum. The program has been actively committed to supporting the University’s mission locally, regionally and globally.


As tenure-track Assistant Professor, the new hire will be responsible for teaching a wide-range of Anthropology courses, advise students and contribute to developing a new M.A. program, while actively doing research to build their portfolio towards tenure.


Applicants for the tenure-track Assistant Professor position should hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (Fall 2019).  We are looking for applicants within the area of Biocultural Medical Anthropology. Geographic area is open. Preference will be given to candidates with applied fieldwork experience. Candidates should have a promising record of scholarship and publications, and a genuine interest in both service and student mentoring.

Application Process

Send letter of application, CV, writing samples, a brief research plan and statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of 3 references.  For full consideration please submit your materials by January 1, 2019.

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St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.