The Department of Anthropology at the University of Maine seeks an academic-year tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology to begin September, 2013. The successful candidate will help initiate two new programs: a PhD program in Anthropology and Environmental Policy and a major in Human Dimensions of Climate Change. S/he will teach four courses a year.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology by date of appointment; specialization and active research program in economic anthropology or political ecology, with demonstrated interest or expertise in policy issues; record of publication; excellent teaching credentials with ability to teach courses in Economic Anthropology, Institutions and the Management of Common Pool Resources, Natural Resource Management in Cross-Cultural Perspective, and Anthropological Dimensions of Environmental Policy; proven track record of attracting external funding; fieldwork area to complement departmental specializations; effective oral and written communication skills. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated interest in environmental and/or climate change.

To apply, send a cover letter, a C.V., copies of graduate academic transcripts, and the names and addresses of three references to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, The University of Maine, 5773 S. Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5773. Review of applications will begin February 18, 2013 and continue until the position has been filled. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background checks will be required. For additional information about the department, visit our website at

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