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Department Faculty Search: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 2017. While we are seeking an Assistant Professor, in unusual circumstances we will also consider applicants at the Associate Professor rank. We seek a scholar who specializes in the study of race, social inequality, and/or social justice. We welcome applications from candidates whose work is explicit in its use of social theory and rigorous qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. We also welcome applications from scholars who in their research and teaching will offer unique and compelling perspectives on diversity.  

The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses related to the individual’s specializations as well as more general introductory courses in Anthropology. Consistent with Emory’s mission of engaged scholarship and excellence in liberal arts education, we seek a scholar with a documented record of innovative field research, demonstrated strength in teaching, and a PhD in hand by the time of appointment.  

A complete application will include a letter of intent that includes a research and teaching statement, CV, a writing sample consisting of an article, thesis chapter, or book chapter, and names of three referees. Initial consideration of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted through November 14, 2016. To apply for this position, please visit  and submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. The Department of Anthropology, Emory College, and Emory University are all strongly committed to recruiting female and minority candidates. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Howard Chiou recognized for completion of PhD in joint MD/PhD program

Howard Chiou, recipient of a 2016 PhD in Anthropology from Laney Graduate School, was the featured MD/PhD program representative in an Emory News Center story.  An annual feature of the news center, the article profiles students from each of Emory's nine schools to demonstrate the range of experiences that students pursue through Emory University.  Dr. Chiou's research and dissertation, "Changing Culture in Healthcare", seek to improve hospital safety standards and reduce medical errors.  Read more about Dr. Chiou's methodology, research interests, and anticipated applications here

Mel Konner elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Mel Konner has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, class of 2016.  Highly regarded author of 11 books, Dr. Konner's research has focused on links between biology and human behavior, medicine and society, and nature and culture.  In the fall of 2015, he was invited to contribute a monthly "Mind & Matter" column to the Wall Street Journal.  Dr. Konner has taught at Emory for 33 years.

Dr. Konner is in an elite group of four Emory faculty elected this year to the Academy, whose members "contribute to Academy publications and studies of science, engineering and technology policy; global security and international affairs; the humanities, arts and education; and American institutions and the public good."  The full story and more details of each inductee's career accomplishments can be found in the Emory News Center story here.