Queen’s U Job Ad: Cultural Anthro/Sociolinguistics (Canada)

Job adsAssistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology and/or Sociolinguistics, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Deadline: November 5, 2018.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Cultural Anthropology and/or Sociolinguistics. The ideal candidate will have a scholarly interest, expertise and a publication record in the area of language in its social context, for example: ethnography; intercultural communication; language contacts or creole linguistics; Indigenous heritage and language revitalization; language and social justice; language and power; writing systems. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research relates to any of the languages offered in the department (Anishinaabemowin, Arabic, German, Hebrew, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Mohawk, Portuguese, and Spanish). The successful candidate will contribute to the new Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU) Major and will demonstrate expertise in cultural diversity and inter-cultural sensitivity. The successful candidate will participate in developing and teaching a fourth-year capstone course for the LLCU Major, and is expected to teach one or more existing core courses in the Linguistics program.

The Art of Being Human

Intercultural PedagogyDr. Michael Wesch, who teaches Anthropology at Kansas State University, is opening up his online course, ANTH 101, to everyone, as an experiment in pedagogy. Having distilled the basic insights of anthropologists into 10 lessons (starting with People are different), he’s developed 10 challenges, including Other Encounters). He has also drafted a new book as companion to the course, The Art of Being Human, which is being shared in digital format through the course site.

Given that his research focus is on the effects of social media and digital technology on global society, it probably makes sense that he is currently exploring how best to use an online course to share information even beyond his own university. The class begins June 5, 2017.

Wesch has posted a description of the course, and the ways in which others may choose to use some of his content, in a post to Savage Minds.


Hawai’i Pacific University job ad

Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology

The Department of International Studies at Hawai’i Pacific University (HPU) invites applications for a full-time faculty, career faculty position in Anthropology at the rank of Instructor/Assistant or Associate Professor for a nine-month appointment to begin Fall 2011.

The successful applicant will teach a combination of 24 credits (typically 8 classes) of courses in the Anthropology program. HPU is seeking a versatile individual who will teach the core introductory course on Cultural Anthropology as well as specialized upper-division courses. Expertise in Native Hawaiian or Pacific Island Studies desirable. Faculty members must also maintain an active involvement in scholarly activity in their discipline as well as service to the department, university, and community (e.g., faculty/student extracurricular activities and program review).

Minimum qualifications: An M.A. in Anthropology or related field. ABD will be considered if degree can be completed within first year of appointment.

Desired Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field and 2 or more years of teaching experience. Expertise in Native Hawaiian or Pacific Island Studies.

The ideal candidate should have a record of or potential for scholarship in their field, a commitment of service to the university and community, and an ability to develop specialized courses in Anthropology that support the Anthropology and related majors. Other desirable qualifications include expertise on Hawaiian and/or Pacific Island affairs; ability to support curriculum and program development for the anthropology program, including mentorship for Anthropology majors and program review and assessment; close links with community organizations; and leadership potential as academic program chair for the Anthropology program.

To Apply: Applicants should apply online at http://www.hpu.edu/employment. Supporting documents such as curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching experience, and description of professional development goals may be submitted electronically as Word or PDF files put together in a ZIP file named with the last name and position number (ex: Jones ####) and e-mailed to HR@hpu.edu. Paper submissions of supporting documents are also accepted at Human Resources: Hawai’i Pacific University HR Department; 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 310; Honolulu, HI 96813. E-mail: hr@hpu.edu. FAX: 808-544-1192. Deadline for submission of applications is April 25, 2011.

Department Contact address: Dr. Carlos Juarez, Chair, Department of International Studies, 808-566-2493, cjuarez@hpu.edu.

Hawai’i Pacific University is a non-profit, co-educational university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. HPU is the largest private university or college in Hawai’i, with over 8000 students. The University has a large and vibrant downtown campus, a scenic 135 acre residential campus on the windward side, and an extensive military campus program. Cultural and ethnic diversity are the hallmark of HPU with students from over 100 countries, all 50 states, and all five major Hawaiian islands. The HPU website can be viewed at http://www.hpu.edu. The Department of International Studies at HPU is a multidisciplinary and collegial organization with a global perspective and an emphasis on teaching.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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