Anthropology and Korean Studies Position at Olé Miss

University of Mississippi Korean studies position announcementThe Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy and Anthro­pol­o­gy and the Croft Insti­tute for Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­sis­sip­pi invite appli­ca­tions for a posi­tion as Croft assis­tant pro­fes­sor of anthro­pol­o­gy and Kore­an stud­ies. This is a joint-appointment, tenure-track posi­tion sup­port­ed by the Korea Foun­da­tion. Tenure and pro­mo­tion reside in the Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy and Anthro­pol­o­gy. The start date is August 2017.

The search is for a cul­tur­al or lin­guis­tic anthro­pol­o­gist who will take a lead­ing role in the devel­op­ment of Kore­an stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­sis­sip­pi. The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will be able to teach intro­duc­to­ry and the­mat­ic cours­es for anthro­pol­o­gy and inter­na­tion­al stud­ies as well as upper-level and grad­u­ate cours­es with a focus on Korea.

Can­di­dates should have an active field­work pro­gram, a strong com­mit­ment to teach­ing, and the lan­guage pro­fi­cien­cy to con­duct orig­i­nal research in Kore­an. A Ph.D. in anthro­pol­o­gy is required by the time of appoint­ment.

Teach­ing and ser­vice respon­si­bil­i­ties will be divid­ed equal­ly between the Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy and Anthro­pol­o­gy and the Croft Insti­tute. The Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy and Anthro­pol­o­gy offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthro­pol­o­gy, and the Croft Insti­tute admin­is­ters the major in inter­na­tion­al stud­ies with­in the Col­lege of Lib­er­al Arts.

To Apply

Inter­est­ed can­di­dates should apply online at https:// by upload­ing a let­ter of appli­ca­tion, cur­ricu­lum vita, out­line of cur­rent and pro­ject­ed research inter­ests, evi­dence of teach­ing effec­tive­ness, a writ­ing sam­ple, and names and con­tact infor­ma­tion for three indi­vid­u­als who can be con­tact­ed for let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion.

Review of appli­ca­tions will begin when an ade­quate pool is estab­lished, but no ear­li­er than Novem­ber 10, 2016. Review will con­tin­ue until the posi­tion is filled. Salary is com­pet­i­tive. Women and minori­ties are encour­aged to apply.

For infor­ma­tion about the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­sis­sip­pi Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy and Anthro­pol­o­gy, see For infor­ma­tion about the Croft Insti­tute for Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies, see