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Search for Department Chair, American University

American University seeks applications for an advanced associate or full professor who will serve as Chair of the Department of Anthropology beginning August 2012. Candidate’s subfield and area interests are open. Applicants with equivalent professional experience who are not currently holding academic positions will be considered. Applicants must have a PhD, a substantial publication record and evidence of obtaining external grant support. The successful candidate will have administrative experience and vision, as well as an ongoing research agenda that complements our department’s focus on archaeological, biological, cultural and linguistic public anthropology. Preference will be given to applicants who will participate in the development of teaching and research opportunities that are closely aligned with interdisciplinary initiatives in public history, public health and environmental studies. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, teaching and administrative vision and three letters of recommendation. Electronic applications are preferred:

Hard copies to:

Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, Battelle T-23, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20016-8003.

For best consideration submit applications by November 15, 2011. Review of applications will begin thereafter and continue until the position is filled. American University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and actively encourages applications from women and members of minority groups. AU offers employee benefits to same-sex domestic partners of employees and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.