a conversation about ethnographic methods

Assistant Professor, Dept of Anthropology

The New School for Social Research (NSSR) in NYC seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Anthropology to begin Fall 2016. The ideal candidate will complement the department’s emphasis on interdisciplinarity, conceptually rigorous and ethnographically grounded scholarship, and innovative pedagogy.

Geographic area and subject specializations are open. We are looking for applicants with a research focus on urban social ecologies: this includes work on infrastructures, digital technologies and networks, zones of reconstruction or occupation, the politics of mobility and sustainability. We encourage applicants whose scholarly work and intellectual practice reach across theoretical and disciplinary divides and in particular we are looking for applicants motivated to play a role in developing and teaching in a new graduate program in design and anthropology being developed in conjunction with the school of design (Parsons).

The New School is committed to maintaining a diverse educational and creative community, a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment. The University is engaged in a diversity initiative and we encourage individuals from groups underrepresented in U.S. higher education to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status.

Further details on the department, the role, and the submission deadline is available at the New School for Social Research website.

Meetup in NYC

If you happen to be in NYC, please join us for the 2nd AnthroTech MeetUp on Thursday, 13th December, 7pm at the Pless Hall 1st floor lounge.

Max Foxman, a PhD candidate at Columbia University and a recent grad from NYU’s MCC program, will discuss his recent ethnographic and theoretical work on why people use gamified online products like Foursquare.  He’ll also address his current work on people’s interaction with “Internet culture.”

April Strickland is a documentary filmmaker and a Ph.D. candidate in the Anthropology Department at New York University.  She works with indigenous Maori film and television producers in New Zealand to investigate contemporary connections between media, sovereignty, and social movements.

We’ll also have audience Q&A time followed by freeform networking made more fun by the free wine that we’ll have for you!  Please RSVP to organizer Uma Anand at