Lehigh University, Sociology and Anthropology

Position ID:Lehigh-Sociology and Anthropology-APANTH [#22709]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Anthropology
Appl Deadline:2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/09, finished 2023/06/03, listed until 2022/12/01)
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LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology, the Center for Global Islamic Studies, and the Asian Studies Program invite applications for a tenure- track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, effective Fall 2023. Candidates for this position will work within or across any of anthropology’s subfields (Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, or Linguistics) and must have a primary research focus on Muslim communities of Southeast Asia. To be considered, candidates are required to have at least one scholarly work accepted for publication or have secured extra-institutional research funding. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in anthropology or a subfield of anthropology by the effective starting date of employment.

The successful candidate will hold an appointment in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology (socanthro.cas.lehigh.edu) and affiliations with the Center for Global Islamic Studies (cgis.cas.lehigh.edu), and the Asian Studies Program (asia.cas.lehigh.edu). They will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program, and to teach introductory anthropology courses as well as courses cross-listed with Asian Studies, such as Peoples and Cultures of Muslim Southeast Asia. Teaching responsibilities will also include advanced courses in their area of interest. The standard teaching load is 2/2.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology and encourages student involvement in independent or supervised research. Department faculty members include 5 anthropologists and 9 sociologists, all of whom are active researchers, dedicated teachers and collaborators in a variety of interdisciplinary academic programs. Asian Studies is one such program, which brings together 7 faculty members across 4 disciplines, and offers an undergraduate major and minor. The Center for Global Islamic Studies is an interdisciplinary research center which has organized multiple international conferences and published two edited volumes: Beautiful Behavior: Piety, Politics and Everyday Ethics in Southeast Asian Islam (2019) and Cyber Muslims: Mapping Islamic Digital Media in the Internet Age (2022).

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University combines outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the

campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering (http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award.

Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at https://provost.lehigh.edu/work-life-balance. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty https://dualcareer.lehigh.edu/dual-career

Candidates should submit the following via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22709. 1) a cover letter which includes a dedicated section on how the candidate will contribute to an inclusive, antiracist, and safe environment for Lehigh’s diverse communities, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement on past and future research contributions, 4) a statement on teaching philosophy and effectiveness, and (5) the names and contact information for three individuals prepared to submit letters of recommendation. Please do not submit additional materials at this time. Only electronic submissions made through AJO will be accepted. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions concerning the position should be directed to Dr. Allison Mickel, Search Committee Chair, at ajm717@lehigh.edu.

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