The Department of Sociology and Anthropology (http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/soc_anth/) and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture (http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/south/) 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 https://jobs.olemiss.edu 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.