Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology

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Yale-NUS College, a liberal arts college founded in 2011 as a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and Yale University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Anthropology. We seek outstanding applicants in Sociocultural Anthropology. An emphasis on one or more of the following areas would be desirable: political and/or economic anthropology; medical anthropology; environmental anthropology; psychological anthropology; public and/or applied anthropology; and visual anthropology. We welcome applications from scholars working in any region or across regions; expertise in Southeast Asia would be an asset.

Applicants should have a PhD in Anthropology or a related field by the start of their appointment. Candidates should have an outstanding research and publication record for their career stage as well as a demonstrated commitment to effective undergraduate teaching. The incoming faculty member would join a team dedicated to developing and teaching both in the Anthropology Major (see https://anthropology.yale-nus.edu.sg/) and in the College’s flagship Common Curriculum (see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum). Familiarity with the purposes of a liberal arts education and teaching in diverse educational contexts would be helpful. Yale-NUS students represent over sixty nationalities and are among the best in the world.

 

The appointee will be expected to start at the 2020-2021 academic year. Faculty receive salaries that are on par with the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the world and commensurate with the cost of living in Singapore. They also receive generous research leaves, a substantial start-up grant, and a yearly travel and research allowance; additional funding is possible from Yale-NUS, the National University of Singapore, and Singapore’s Ministry of Education. The College provides institutional assistance with proposal preparation and administration of external grant funding. Most faculty qualify for subsidized faculty housing, either on campus or a short walk away. Yale-NUS College is located in Singapore, a multicultural city of six million that is known for its high quality of life and sits at the heart of a vibrant region. 

Applications should comprise the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae, including complete details of all publications; a statement of research interests; a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (including experience with working in a diverse educational community and an explanation about how the candidate can contribute to teaching in the Common Curriculum, the Anthropology Major, and the College more broadly); and three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS ).

Applications should be submitted via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS. Review of applications begins 31 October 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

For general inquiries, please refer to https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/, or email Enquiry_SocialSciencesDiv@yale-nus.edu.sg. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to continually support these values. For more information about the College, please visit https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg.

Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS, they authorise the College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. The College will not use their data for any purposes beyond those relevant to the application process, and that their data remains secure and confidential.