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The University of Nevada, Reno Department of Anthropology is currently conducting a search for the following faculty position:

  • Job Title: Assistant Professor, Linguistic Anthropology
  • Department: Anthropology
  • College/VP: College of Liberal Arts
  • Tenure: Tenure Track
  • For full consideration apply by: 1 November 2013
  • FTE: 100% FTE (full-time equivalency)
  • Search Number: 13344
  • Rank/Range: II, Salary Range: $50,000 - 77,000
  • Position Type: Academic Faculty

Contact Information:

Erin Stiles
Search Chair,

Verla Jackson,
Search Coordinator,

Job Description:

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track position in linguistic anthropology with a preferred focus on indigenous communities; geographic area open, but preference for the Western United States. We seek a scholar who will develop an active research agenda and contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate is expected to teach introductory, upper division, and graduate courses in linguistic anthropology in line with his or her specialties; the candidate will also be expected to occasionally teach undergraduate courses in cultural anthropology, such as an introduction to cultural anthropology. This position will contribute to a growing and dynamic anthropology department with teaching, research, and service relevant to our region and diverse population and to the University’s interest in publicly-engaged scholarship. Apply online at: Please submit a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, contact information for three references, a CV, and a writing sample online by November 1, 2013. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAA annual meeting in Chicago, November 20-24, 2013.


Required: Strong evidence of research potential and teaching promise; ethnographic approach to studying language; specialization in linguistic anthropology demonstrated through research/publications; ability to teach courses in linguistic and cultural anthropology. Ph.D. must be in hand by July 1, 2014.

Preferred:Ph.D. in anthropology strongly preferred, but candidates in related disciplines such as sociolinguistics, linguistics, Native American Studies, or similar may also apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a focus on indigenous communities in the Western United States or to those with strong potential to develop research with local indigenous communities. Desirable areas of specialization include but are not limited to: language and media, historical linguistics, indigenous knowledge, language maintenance, bilingual education.

How to Apply:

Apply online. Applications accepted through November 1, 2013.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment. AA/EEO Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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