Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology

  • George Mason University
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Apr 22, 2021
Full time Anthropology & Sociology

Job Description


Department: Global Affairs

Web Announcement:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology

The George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

About the Position:

The department seeks a cultural anthropologist whose area of specialization is the Middle East, whose research addresses migration and refugees in a global context. The position will reside in the Global Affairs Program.

Mason's Global Affairs Program is looking for a candidate who can contribute in teaching, advising, and programming to both the indicated area of specialization as well as the core curriculum in our undergraduate and graduate programs.


The successful candidate will be expected to sustain a robust research program in their area of expertise, produce peer-reviewed publications, seek grant funding, engage in multidisciplinary collaborations, mentor graduate students and honors students at the undergraduate level in the program, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, participate in faculty governance, and participate in professional organizations and societies.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology or closely related field;
  • Must demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarship, and in graduate and undergraduate teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicants with active field research on transnational migration and refugees focused on the Middle East;
  • Ability to teach university core courses in globalization studies (Intro to Global Affairs, Capstone) and teach specialized undergraduate and graduate courses on the Middle East, Refugees, Humanitarianism;
  • Applicants with experience teaching in an interdisciplinary classroom setting.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Location: Fairfax, VA

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Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Cortney Hughes Rinker, Director of the Global Affairs Program, chughe13@gmu.edu. Review of applications will begin on May 13, 2021.

Equity Statement:

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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