Academic Postings

Temporary Lecturer:

The Anthropology Department at the University of California, San Diego is committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and invites applicants whose experience have prepared them to contribute to our pedagogical mission. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Anthropology, outstanding teaching and scholarship, and must demonstrate strong or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the context of a large public university. The Department is looking for Lecturers with teaching experience in the following anthropological subfields: Biological Anthropology and Sociocultural Anthropology (especially religion, multiculturalism, racism, education, and/or environment). We encourage applicants with expertise in regions or areas not well represented in our current faculty, for example, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and elsewhere. Appointees will be expected to teach large, introductory courses in their sub disciplines, and a combination of upper and lower division courses, including courses on their own research interests. Appointments will be part-time or full-time, up to a total of two courses per quarter, from one quarter up to one year in duration, with the possibility of extension to a subsequent year.

*For inquiries about opportunities for academic year 2017-2018, please contact the Academic Personnel Specialist, Anita Wu


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Old World Archaeobotany:

The Department of Anthropology is currently advertising a position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Mental Health. The fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Janis H. Jenkins (UCSD Anthropology and Psychiatry) to prepare grant proposals, IRB protocols, convene meetings, collect, organize, and analyze existing and incoming data on adolescent mental health from diverse locales, particularly Spanish-speaking communities. Applicants should demonstrate a strong familiarity with the emerging field of Global Mental Health, expertise with qualitative and quantitative software programs, as well as other scholarly tools (Endnote; Adobe; Excel). Candidate must have demonstrated strong writing, analytic, organizational and communicative skills and capacity to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary research team. Applications from psychologists, medical anthropologists, and allied fields are welcome to apply. Applicants with funded grant-writing experience and Spanish-language abilities are particularly desirable.

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