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Job Opportunity: Curator of Ethnology/Assistant Professor of Anthropology

The University of Alaska Museum of the North and UAF Department of Anthropology are pleased to announce the following Job Vacancy. Please follow the link to submit your application.


Curator of Ethnology/Assistant Professor of Anthropology

The University of Alaska Museum of the North and the Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks invite applications for a tenure-track joint position of Curator of Ethnology and Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  The Ethnology and History Department is one of ten collection-based departments at UAMN.  It contains over 16,000 individual artifacts relating to Alaska Native cultures,  settlers of Alaska and indigenous cultures of the Circumpolar North. The Department of Anthropology is a four-field department specializing in the Circumpolar North and offering B.A., B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field, in hand at time of appointment.   and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will need strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience working with private, non-governmental and public organizations and government agencies; the ability to advocate for the university and museum;  and the ability to acquire funding from external sources. Museum experience is required for the position.

Interested applicants should apply online at:


Please submit a cover letter that includes a statement of research experience and your teaching experience and philosophy. Please describe your background working in northern regions and/or indigenous communities, or describe a plan for developing collaborative research in Alaska or the circumpolar North. Please submit a separate statement of curatorial philosophy that includes a description of your curatorial work, background in museum studies, and/or experience in the use of museum collections. Please also include contact information for three professional references. Screening of applications will begin in early February. Questions about this announcement can be addressed to David Koester.


The University of Alaska is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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