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University of North Carolina Charlotte Chair of the Department of Anthropology

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Senior-level appointment, beginning July 1, 2014. Salary competitive. The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks an outstanding senior scholar as Department Chair. Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in Anthropology or related field and an exemplary record of publication, teaching and service that will support appointment at the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Anthropology. The areas of research and teaching are open. Additional required qualifications include evidence of the ability to develop a clear vision for sustained growth in scholarly and academic programs within the Department of Anthropology that enhances its visibility nationally and internationally; the ability to work closely with the faculty to promote the highest level of excellence in research, teaching, and service; the ability to facilitate faculty efforts at obtaining external grant support; and excellent communication skills. While formal administrative experience is preferred, applications from candidates whose work experience has prepared them to effectively perform the duties of chair are also highly desirable.


The Anthropology Department offers a general and applied track for an MA degree in Anthropology, an undergraduate major and minor, and is committed to promoting and fostering diversity as a core value in the department and College. The selected candidate will lead a growing multidisciplinary department with a new graduate program (established in 2011) and a diverse set of research interests and needs. He/she should have the ability to work with interdisciplinary programs and centers, be a strong advocate for the department at the College and University levels, and be able to perpetuate the University’s outreach mission. (For more information on the Department, see our website:


The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive university, located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas on an expanding modern campus. One of sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United States, UNC Charlotte offers over 26,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Charlotte's metropolitan area is rich in cultural and racial diversity (over 40% Hispanic/Latino and African-American) and our faculty strives to reflect and interact positively with that population. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences, and military sciences, as well as 8 research centers and institutes and 13 interdisciplinary programs.


Applications must be submitted electronically at (use position number 5465) and the following documents should be attached: a cover letter describing your qualifications, administrative experience and approach to leadership, scholarship, and teaching; CV; and the names and contact information of three references.

AA/EOE employer.  Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.  Screening of applications begins November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.


For additional information about this position, contact:

Diane K. Brockman

Chair, Search Committee for Anthropology Chair

9201 University City Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28223

(704) 687-5096

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