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Two-Year Visiting Position in Sociocultural Anthropology, Reed College

REED COLLEGE Department of Anthropology invites applications for a two-year visiting position in sociocultural anthropology to commence August 2021. The appointment will likely be made at the rank of Assistant Professor, but more senior applicants are also encouraged to apply. We seek a teacher-scholar with research and teaching specialization in Indigenous North America and/or Mesoamerica/Central America. We welcome a colleague whose research combines situated ethnographic and historical investigation and experience in relevant field language(s) with a macroscopic scale of inquiry. Theoretical expertise should include both contemporary approaches and broader historical contexts of the discipline and of Western social thought. Topical specialization open but we especially welcome applications from candidates whose research addresses some subset of the following: legal anthropology, linguistic anthropology, politics of indigeneity, settler colonialism, material culture, museum anthropology, kinship and relatedness, and/or history and/of anthropology. Ongoing collaborations with contemporary Indigenous communities expected. PhD or ABD required. 

Please submit a CV; cover letter describing your research, teaching experience, and pedagogical philosophy; and names and contact information for three references via Interfolio ( by January 15, 2021. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor LaShandra Sullivan ( Reed is on the semester system with a teaching load of five courses per year; all students write a senior thesis advised by faculty. Reed College is a community that believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed College’s diversity statement (