Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) – Linguistic & Sociocultural Anthropology

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The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in sociocultural anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning 08/01/2023. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or Linguistic Anthropology is required. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements in anthropology by the date of appointment.
We seek a sociocultural anthropologist with a specialty in linguistics whose work engages critical contemporary issues. We are interested in candidates whose interests and areas of expertise complement or expand on those of existing faculty and who share our department’s collective commitment to transformative justice, inclusion, and equality. The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher-scholar committed to training undergraduate students. Instructional duties will include a 3:3 course load, including introductory courses in sociocultural anthropology and upper-level method and theory courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship and to participate in service activities, including undergraduate advising.

-Physical Demands of Position-

Typical physical demands of classroom and educational environments in a professional position at a university.

-Description of University-

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio, and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

-Special Instructions to Applicants-

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Board at
  1. Cover letter (2-3 pages) delineating your interests, qualifications, and vision for research, teaching, and diversity and inclusion;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. List of three references with contact information.
Please note this position is based on enrollment and is subject to available funding. AA/EEO Statement Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

-Important Contacts-

  • Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources/Affirmative Action Office of Human Resources 330 University Hall Dr. Boone, NC 28608 (828) 262-3187
  • Office of Title IX Compliance 123 I.G. Greer Hall Boone, NC 28608 (828) 262-2144
  • ADA /504 Coordinator & EEO Officer 224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall Boone, NC 28608 (828) 262-3056


We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all. We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.
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