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Job position (University of Santa Barbara) : sociocultural ecological anthropologist

The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociocultural anthropology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2012.
We seek a social scientist specializing in ecological and/or environmental anthropology. The successful candidate’s research focus may be in any area of ecological and/or environmental anthropology, including human/environmental relationships, equity and climate change, political ecology, environmental justice, and human rights and the environment. Other topical approaches are open, but research must be empirical with sound theoretical foundations. The successful candidate must have an active program of field research. Geographical area of specialization is open but interest in Oceania, Asia, Africa, or Latin America is preferable.

The successful candidate must demonstrate ability to teach the lower-division introductory course in sociocultural anthropology and upper-division undergraduate courses in areas related to the candidate’s specialization. The ability to direct graduate students and to contribute to graduate training in sociocultural theory and in research methods also is crucial.

Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the date of the appointment.
Please send a letter detailing research and teaching experience and plans, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to :
{Casey Walsh, Chair, Sociocultural Anthropology Search Committee, Department of
Anthropology, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3210.}

Applications should be postmarked on or before December 1, 2011.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.