The University of Alabama at Birmingham seeks applications for a full professor who will serve as Chair of the Department of Anthropology beginning August 2014. Preference will be given to candidates in cultural anthropology but applications from all subfields will be considered. Area and topical interests are open but should complement those found within the department. Applicants must have a PhD, a substantial publication record, a record of obtaining external support, and an ongoing research agenda. The successful candidate will have administrative experience and vision to lead a small four-field department that emphasizes quality undergraduate and graduate instruction and research excellence.

Review of applications is ongoing. Candidates should submit a letter describing research and teaching interest, curriculum vitae, official transcript and three references to Dr. Chris Kyle, Interim Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, HHB 322, 1720 2nd Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1152.

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 ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.