LINGUIST List 11.2238

Mon Oct 16 2000

Jobs: Chair of Anthropology at Wayne State U, MI USA

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  1. Lawrence Scaff, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Ling/Cultural/Physical Anthropology: Chair of Dept at Wayne State U, MI USA

Message 1: Ling/Cultural/Physical Anthropology: Chair of Dept at Wayne State U, MI USA

Date: 15 Oct 2000 20:07:47 -0000
From: Lawrence Scaff, Dean of College of Liberal Arts <>
Subject: Ling/Cultural/Physical Anthropology: Chair of Dept at Wayne State U, MI USA

Rank of Job: Chair of Department of Anthropology
Areas Required: Linguistic Anthropology or Cultural Anthropology or
Archaeology or Physical Anthropology
Other Desired Areas: administrative experience
University or Organization: Wayne State University
Department: Anthropology
State or Province: Michigan
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: when filled, begin interviews at AAA meetings
in mid-November
Contact: Lawrence Scaff, Dean of College of Liberal Arts

Address for Applications:
2226 Faculty Administration Building, Wayne State University
Michigan 48202

Wayne State University, Dept. of Anthropology invites applications and
nominations for the position of Chair, beginning fall, 2001. 

WSU, one of the leading urban research universities in the United
States (designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research
University--Extensive Institution), is located in downtown Detroit,
and serves a diverse student population. The Department has 14
full-time faculty with important linkages to WSU Schools of Business,
Law, and Medicine, and the College of Engineering. It also directs
the Institute for Culture and Information Technology, houses the WSU
Museum of Anthropology, and has an outstanding program of funded

The Dept. is committed to a five-field approach and offers BA, MA, and
PhD degrees in anthropology, and an applied MA in medical
anthropology. Department strengths include industrial/organizational
and medical anthropology, with ongoing international study programs.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in any field of anthropology
with a record that will qualify him/her for appointment as Professor.
We are looking for a colleague with a national reputation in his/her
field, experience with funded research, a specialty that complements
our current faculty, and a dynamic vision for the future of
anthropology. Evidence of successful administrative experience is
essential. The department is currently growing; the successful
candidate will be expected to sustain and direct this growth, as well
as operate effectively among diverse interests.

Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2000, and will continue
until the position is filled. We will be interviewing at the AAA
Convention in San Francisco. Applications should include a full vita,
and names/addresses/phone numbers/emails of 4 academic references, 2
of whom can also comment on administrative experience.

Applications should be sent to: Search Committee for Anthropology
Chair, c/o Lawrence Scaff, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, 2226
Faculty/Administration Building, Wayne State University, Detroit,
Michigan 48202, or may be submitted directly to

Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
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