Associate Professor in Cultural Anthropology

Shanghai (CN)
18 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Associate Professor in Cultural Anthropology
NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai seeks to hire an early to mid-career scholar in Cultural Anthropology whose work takes up ethnography and other forms of anthropological inquiry in creative and critical ways. Candidates should have an appreciation of recent debates and conceptual turns in the field of anthropology alongside a grasp of the historical dimensions of the discipline demonstrated in their scholarship.  The search is open to all sub-disciplines (medical, visual, economic) and all geographic areas, although scholars with concentrations in areas other than China are of particular interest.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. and will have a record of scholarship in their field.  Teaching experience and a commitment to undergraduate education are essential, and a willingness to incorporate aspects of a four-field approach to teaching is desirable.  This position is part of an initiative to create a strong program in the social sciences, through several faculty hires, with the aim of establishing research programs that relate strongly to those at other NYU campuses. The appointment could begin as soon as September 1, 2018, pending administrative and budgetary approvals.

The terms of employment in NYU Shanghai are comparable to U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU Global Network, engaging in both research and teaching.    
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and electronic copies of up to five relevant publications. To complete the online process, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter. Review of applications will begin October 16th and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. To apply follow this link If you have any questions, please e-mail 

About NYU Shanghai:
NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.
NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.
NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.
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