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SMU Anthropology Department
Indian, Maine, US
Closing date
Jun 5, 2023

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Academic / Research
Social Science / Humanities
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
The Department of Anthropology invites nominations and applications for an opportunity to be involved in the shaping of innovative/rapidly growing/expanding/dynamic/evolving pedagogies/programs/interdisciplinary program/curriculum in Cultural Anthropology. Creative energy, intellectual strength, a broad-ranging repertoire and teaching interests are essential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds. The candidate selected will be expected to be a significant partner in connecting the Department to an increasingly diverse and globally-connected community at the university and in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Minimum qualifications: completed requirements for a doctoral or other terminal degree in

Anthropology or related field by August 1, 2023; expertise to teach courses in medical and cultural anthropology and demonstrated potential as a teacher-scholar.

Preferred qualifications: completed Ph.D.; experience teaching graduate or undergraduate courses in Anthropology as well as courses in any of the following areas: Medical Anthropology; interest in making significant contributions to graduate programs; research and/or creative scholarship which has led to publication, exhibition or dissemination in refereed journals, and/or national venues; experience mentoring culturally diverse students. Position begins August 1, 2023.

Application: Send letter of application highlighting the candidate's qualifications, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and emails for three references to: Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by July 1, 2023, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. Questions regarding the application should be directed to Dr. Neely Myers at

Department/Division: Our faculty advance intellectual frontiers, both ancient and modern, through groundbreaking interdisciplinary research, innovative teaching, and community outreach, aimed at bringing insight and understanding to issues of global health and development, migration and borderland communities, and human impacts on and responses to climate change. Anthropology has long been one of the strongest programs at SMU. We help students build their cultural competency, critical thinking, and global skill sets to best prepare them for life after graduation, Visit us at

SMU is a nationally-ranked, private, non-sectarian research institution located in one of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas. Researchers are part of an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of internationally recognized scholars across the humanities, social sciences, mathematical sciences, engineering, and business. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. The City of Dallas is one of the nation's most cosmopolitan commercial and cultural centers, and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is the fourth largest in the US. Dallas' quality of life is exceptional, with a relatively low cost of living and a variety of housing options. A full range of professional sports teams, music venues, a lively and innovative restaurant scene, and more make Dallas an extremely livable city. Explore Dedman College at, and SMU at

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

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