Submitted: 6 November 2017
Department: Comparative Cultural Studies
Institution: University of Houston
Job type: Department chair
Apply by: 7 November 2017
Application URL:

The University of Houston invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The applicant will be tenured or be able to be tenured at the rank of full professor. Also the applicant should have a strong record of research and teaching excellence in sociocultural and/or biocultural phenomena with a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary study. Finally, the candidate must have ample experience in academic administration.

The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies offers a BA, BS, and MA in Anthropology, a BA in Liberal Studies, and a BA in Religious Studies. The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies creates a shared space for scholarly debate and student learning and, as well, the Department seeks to enhance interdisciplinary opportunities inherent in its constituent disciplines. The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.

To apply, submit a letter of application, cover letter, curriculum vitae that include lists of major research awards, honors, and publications; and a list of three to five recommenders that can be contacted at

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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