Job: Professor tenure track : Anthropology of tourism, pilgrimage, and heritage (Lehigh, USA)

Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Tenured/Tenure-track faculty

Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States

Appl Deadline:2016/12/05


LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, effective Fall 2017. The successful candidate will have a primary research focus on tourism, pilgrimage, or heritage. Sociology & Anthropology is the home department, but the successful candidate will be affiliated with the Global Studies Program and teach courses that are cross-listed with Global Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with field research experience and primary data collection outside of the US. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory anthropology courses, as well as topical courses in tourism, pilgrimage, or heritage and their geographical area(s) of specialization. Applications from socio-cultural anthropologists and archeologists are welcome.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology completed by the starting date of August 2017 and show significant evidence of research productivity and effective teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program that will contribute to the department’s programs (, as well as to the Global Studies Program (

Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has sixteen faculty members and offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology and a master’s degree in sociology. Department faculty are actively involved in a variety of interdisciplinary programs. The standard teaching load is 2-2. Lehigh University’s core mission and goals include a strong commitment to developing global initiatives. In addition to Sociology and Anthropology, the Global Studies Program draws on faculty from multiple social science and humanities disciplines, including Religion Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, History, and Political Science, to offer a flourishing undergraduate major.

Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at:

Candidates should submit the following at 1) a cover letter, 2) statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (one statement for each), 3) a curriculum vitae; and 4) three letters of recommendation. Please do not send additional material at this time. Only electronic submissions will be considered. The deadline for applications is December 5, 2016. Questions concerning the position should be directed to David Casagrande, Search Committee Co-Chair, at

Submit the following items
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Research Statement
Teaching Statement
Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site)

Further Info: Lehigh University
31 Williams Drive, Suite 280
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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