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The College of Arts Sciences

Cornell Anthropology Welcomes Applications for Postdoctoral Position in Global Engaged Learning and Research

March 25, 2016

The Department of Anthropology at Cornell University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral position in global engaged learning and research. The position is potentially renewable for a second year, pending funding. During the term of the appointment, the candidate will assist department faculty in the development of a series of innovative engaged global learning initiatives. Working with the department’s engaged learning committee, the successful candidate will develop curricula for three co-meeting courses designed to help train undergraduates in skills and analytical approaches that promote their success in field learning and research.

The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in anthropology as well as educational and practical experience working on matters related to meaningful international experiences/international education, engaged learning, service learning, and/or other areas that cultivate skills in inter-cultural engagement and their deployment toward collaborative education. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

Applications should include:

  1. a detailed letter describing current and planned research activities, highlighting the role of community engagement, and a statement of teaching qualifications and interests;
  2. a full curriculum vitae;
  3. the names and addresses (including telephone and e-mail) of three academic referees;
  4. a syllabus that shows experience in integrating engaged learning into the classroom.

Applications should be submitted online at:

or by mail to:

Adam T. Smith, Chair
Department of Anthropology
Cornell University
261 McGraw Hall
Ithaca NY 14853


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