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 and Scripps Institute of Oceanography are currently advertising a position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Old World Archaeobotany. The fellow will work in collaboration with Dr.Alpoim Guedes (UCSD Anthropology and Scripps Institute of Oceanography) and Dr.Steven Weber (Washington State University) to analyze material from Indus civilization sites at the newly established Paleoethnobotany Laboratory at UC San Diego. Applicants should demonstrate a strong familiarity with Old World plant remains as well as strong writing and quantitative skills. Applications from archaeobotanists specializing in any area of the old world will be considered, however individuals who specialize in South Asian archaeobotany are particularly welcome to apply.This appointment offers the possibility to be involved in cutting edge cross-disciplinary research in environmental archaeology and earth and planetary science.