The Department of Sociology and Anthropology (http://www.olemiss

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology
( and the Center for the Study
of Southern Culture (
at the University of Mississippi invite applications for a tenuretrack Assistant Professor position in Sociology or Anthropology with a
joint appointment as James M. and Madeleine M. McMullan Assistant
Professor in Southern Studies starting in Fall 2013. We seek a
sociologist or anthropologist who has proven teaching and research
ability in the areas of race and ethnicity, whose work has relevance
for understanding the experiences of minority groups in the
contemporary U.S. South, and who has experience with fieldwork or
other qualitative methods. Possible areas of emphasis include but are
not limited to music, visual arts, foodways, religion, sport, social
movements, health disparities, migrations, and globalization. The
Sociology and Anthropology program and the Southern Studies program
offer B.A. and M.A. degrees. While tenure and promotion reside in
Sociology and Anthropology, teaching and service responsibilities will
be divided between the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and
the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Depending on experience
and qualifications, candidates may have the opportunity to contribute
to the University's growing African American Studies program. Ph.D.
(or ABD status) is required at the time of application. Candidates
should have an active program of scholarly research, an
interdisciplinary perspective, and a strong commitment to excellence
in the classroom. Interested candidates should apply online at by submitting their curriculum vitae, letter
of interest setting out qualifications for a position in both Southern
Studies and Sociology or Anthropology, one-page statement of teaching
philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and outline of
research program. Use the appropriate links to attach these materials
to the online application. Three confidential letters of
recommendation should be mailed to Dr. Jeffrey Jackson, Search
Committee Chair, 205 Leavell Hall, Department of Sociology and
Anthropology, The University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677. The
position will be open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool
is established. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to
apply. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title
IX/Section 504/ADA/ ADEA employer.