The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks an innovative and visionary leader to chair the Department of Anthropology. UAB is a Carnegie Level 1 research university and academic health center named the Top Young University in the U.S. in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Research in the Department of Anthropology spans the four fields of anthropology.
The department offers bachelor's and master's degree programs. The undergraduate program and course offerings span the four fields of anthropology. At the graduate level, the program is topically specialized in the anthropology of peace, human rights, conflict resolution, sustainability, and social justice. Please see the department website for more information: https://www.uab.edu/cas/anthropology/
The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar in any domain of anthropology with the leadership skills and vision required to lead a department that emphasizes research excellence and quality undergraduate and graduate instruction. The candidate will assist in furthering the development of the new Master's degree in Anthropology of Peace and Human Rights. Appointment at the full professor level is expected. A doctoral degree in anthropology or a related field is required.
With over 20,900 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in Alabama. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching is prominent, and the Department of Anthropology collaborates closely with multiple units across campus, including the UAB Institute for Human Rights. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, and Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, offering a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.
Applications should include a cover letter outlining interest and qualifications for the position, a CV, and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without permission of applicants, and formal letters of reference will be requested for finalist applicants only. Questions may be directed to David Schwebel, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin 11/15/19 and continue until the position is filled.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Tenured
A doctoral degree in anthropology or a related field is required.
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Internal Number: 5550
About University of Alabama Birmingham
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.