Cornell Anthropology is searching for an ethnographer of climate change

August 30, 2018

Assistant Professor: Environmental Anthropology

Department of Anthropology at Cornell University                                    

The Department of Anthropology at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track position in environmental anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague who takes an ethnographic approach to the study of climate change and/or climate change science. Successful candidates will have expertise in environmental justice, political ecology, the politics of environmental knowledge production, and/or other approaches to the study of human-environment relations. We particularly welcome applications from anthropologists with intellectual commitments to the Himalayas, Latin America, the greater Middle East, Europe, and/or East Asia, although candidates with intellectual commitments in other regions are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates should be prepared to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level that contribute to the overall mission of the department and develop their own area of specialty. They should also be committed to mentoring graduate students.  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

Applications should include:

  1. a detailed letter describing current and planned research activities, teaching qualifications and interests at both graduate and undergraduate levels;
  2. a full curriculum vitae;
  3. the names and addresses (including telephone and e-mail) of three academic referees. 

Applications should be submitted online at:

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until a candidate has been hired. 

Cornell University is an inclusive dynamic, and innovative university located in Ithaca, NY. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

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