[Job] Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Southeast Asian Culture) – Northern Illinois University

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Please note that the specialty required is in Cultural Anthropology, not archaeology.

The Department of Anthropology and Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at Northern Illinois University (NIU) is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Southeast Asian cultural anthropology, starting August 2020. Candidates in all areas of Southeast Asian cultural anthropology are encouraged to apply, but particularly those who complement existing strengths. Candidates are encouraged to link with one or more of NIU’s other interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes. Northern Illinois University values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse cultural backgrounds, and who possess a commitment to improving their access to higher education and achievement.The Anthropology Department is a four-field department with an MA graduate degree program. The CSEAS at NIU is a Title VI National Resource Center with faculty and instructors across the university, offering a SEA area studies minor and a SEA graduate certificate.The professor will be expected to be engaged in active field work, maintain a strong externally funded research program, supervise undergraduate and graduate student research in the field, and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses including introductory courses in cultural anthropology and Southeast Asia area studies, as well as upper level courses in their area of expertise.  Teaching responsibilities normally will include four courses per academic year, two for Anthropology and two for the CSEAS.  
The candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of hire, evidence of scholarly productivity commensurate with experience, the potential to establish and maintain an independent program of research, and have evidence of quality teaching experience/potential.