Assistant Professor Position – University of North Texas

Lisa Henry

Job Announcement for the University of North Texas Department of Anthropology


The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in applied cultural anthropology for Fall 2023. The UNT Department of Anthropology is distinguished as part of a unique group of departments offering a Master’s in applied anthropology, as well as an undergraduate BA. We emphasize the use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people’s lives in the following areas of focus:

  • environmental and ecological anthropology;
  • medical anthropology and public health;
  • anthropology of education;
  • business, technology, and design;
  • migration and borders; and
  • urban anthropology. 


We seek research and teaching expertise in one or more of the above focus areas. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in the intersection of the environment, health/well-being, and social/racial justice.


Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  •  teach undergraduate and graduate anthropology courses, particularly in one of our focus areas. Other courses may be methodological, theoretical, or of a geographic area,
  • our department has a strong tradition of online teaching, and the successful candidate must be willing to teach some distance education courses (in addition to face-to-face classes),
  • develop applied field and/or class projects that educate students in anthropological praxis,
  • mentor undergraduate and graduate students,
  • maintain an active research agenda commensurate with UNT’s ambitions and obligations as a Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university that is also both a Hispanic and Minority Serving institution, and
  • contribute to the service of the department, college, and university.


Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology (or related field) at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in applied cultural anthropology, particularly the intersection of the environment, health/well-being, and social/racial justice. Candidates committed to mentoring historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and/or first-generation college students are encouraged to apply. An applicant who can bridge the scholarship of current faculty in more than one area and/or with experience in policy will be considered a plus. Preference will also be given to applicants who demonstrate scholarly accomplishments, teaching experience, and experience in anthropological praxis.


Applicants must submit a letter of application describing their qualifications, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement (describe how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your research and teaching practices, and how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at UNT through teaching and service), a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references with contact information. Applicants must apply online at

Applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.



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