Assistant/Associate Professor in Applied/Practicing Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology is seeking applications for an advanced tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position beginning August, 2016. The successful candidate will add to the Anthropology Department’s strategic initiative on “Engaging Global Grand Challenges”. They will contribute to building a leading-edge professional program in applied/practicing anthropology. Rank is dependent on experience and qualifications; exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be eligible for accelerated tenure consideration. For information about the Anthropology Department, see (

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop curricula, including courses, internships and experiential learning opportunities, for undergraduate and graduate students in applied and practicing anthropology. They will help foster linkages with Engineering, Technology, Health Sciences, Agriculture and/or Purdue’s Interdisciplinary Centers. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field and have evidence of extensive work in application, practice, community engagement and mentoring. The successful candidate will have research, work and teaching specializations in one or more of the department’s four strategic areas: 1) Identity and Diversity, 2) Development, Economy and Politics, 3) Ecology, Health and Well-Being, 4) Science and Technology. Experience with innovative pedagogy in contemporary applied/practice education is desirable.

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue includes ten academic units across the social sciences, humanities and arts. The College is home to or closely affiliated with a wide range of interdisciplinary programs and research centers including: Center on Aging and the Life Course, Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, Center for the Environment, Center on Religion and Chinese Society, C-Span Archives, and Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. Purdue’s Department of Anthropology, located within The College of Liberal Arts, has 15 full-time faculty and offers BA, MS and PhD degrees. For information about the College of Liberal Arts, see (

Applicants should send their materials to Dr. Sherylyn Briller, Applied Anthropology Search Committee Chair, c/o Brenda Gunion, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47906-2059; For full consideration applications should be received by October 30, 2015; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.