Assistant Professor - Environment
Company: University of Maryland, College Park
Location: College Park, MD
Job Schedule: Full-time,Part-time
Published In: Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Published On: 08/27/2019

About the University of Maryland


The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland. With an enrollment of over 30,000 students, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the . The University is committed to achieving excellence as the State's primary center of research and graduate education. The campus benefits from the proximity and networked connections with the broader Washington and Baltimore metropolitan communities. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.


Department Information

The Department of Anthropology is known for its strong theoretical emphasis and is nationally recognized for its applied methodological focus. Our faculty expertise center on three main core programs of focus—health, heritage, and environment. We have a demonstrated commitment to documenting, preserving and transmitting the knowledge of the past, as well as to illuminating and confronting the challenges of the present. Anthropology is unique at the University of Maryland because of our ability to teach smaller than average class sizes, which encourages the development of strong student-faculty mentoring relationships. We have five degree programs—BA/BS, MAA, MAA/MHP, MPS (CHRM) and Ph.D., and we continue to attract the best and brightest students.


Job Description

The Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, anticipates hiring a tenure track assistant professor for August 2020. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology with specialization in the human dimensions of environmental change. The candidate must demonstrate an active research agenda with publications, field experience, extramural funding, and teaching excellence.


The Department is seeking a candidate with expertise in ecological or environmental anthropology, whose research focuses on the impacts of environmental change on peoples and communities across multiple spatial and temporal scales. Quantitative or modeling skills are essential. The ability to integrate qualitative approaches is also desired. Research on coupled natural and human systems is of particular interest as is cultural heritage, human health, and environmental justice. Successful applicants must show a strong theoretical and methodological focus and be able to work in an interdisciplinary setting.


The candidate must demonstrate an engagement with issues of diversity and inclusion and we invite candidates to explain how they incorporate these issues into their scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate will serve as a role model for students, and contribute to the Department’s commitment to diversity. The department welcomes applicants who can contribute to the development and implementation of a new interdisciplinary BS degree in Anthropology and are committed to our efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. The candidate is expected to teach courses in their area of interest at the undergraduate to graduate levels, a quantitative and statistical methods course on the graduate level, as well as established courses.


Geographic area and sub-discipline are open. For best consideration, apply by October 27, 2019.

Candidates should send in one pdf file the following information; 1) a cover letter that details their experiences and interests, 2) a teaching philosophy statement, 3) current curriculum vitae, 4) a writing sample, and 5) contact information for three professional references. Electronic submission only to (Position # 118746).  Questions may be sent to the search coordinator, Nadine Dangerfield, 301-405-4737 or at Review of applications will begin immediately, and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Priority will be given to applications received by October 27, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. The Department of Anthropology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.


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