Friday Bulletin November 4, 2016

Published: November 10th, 2016

Category: Department Updates, Faculty, Friday Bulletin, News, Research Opportunities

 Faculty Feature

Dr. Gerald Murray featured in the NY Times — Tree planting activity in Haiti.

University of Minnesota Job Listing


Job Details

Job Title

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Product Design

Job ID



Twin Cities

Full/Part Time





Required Qualifications
·    A terminal graduate degree by the start date with at least one degree in industrial design, product design, engineering, business, or a related field, including anthropology, psychology or other social science.
·    Evidence of a clear vision for an active research or creative scholarship program and a strategy to procure nationally competitive grants to support the scholarship
·    Evidence of effective teaching
·    Evidence of strong collaborative and interpersonal skills
·    A strategy for developing connections with business, related professions, and communities beyond the University
·    Demonstrated leadership skills
·    Evidence of attention to cultural diversity in teaching and/or professional practice and the proven ability to support the University’s commitment to equity and diversity
·    Evidence of a global perspective
·    In addition to these essential qualifications, the rank of Associate Professor requires demonstrated distinction in research and/or creative activity, and teaching.
·    In addition to these essential qualifications, the rank of Professor requires a distinguished record of academic achievement in research and/or creative activity, and    teaching with a national or international reputation.
·    Faculty rank is contingent on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.  For tenure upon hire, Associate Professor or Professor candidates must possess a record of academic achievement in teaching, scholarly productivity, and service that satisfies the University’s criteria for holding an appointment with indefinite tenure. 

Preferred Qualifications
In addition to the essential qualifications,
·    At least  one degree in industrial/product design
·    Earned Doctorate by the start date
·    Record of scholarship in peer-reviewed venues
·    Record of successful grant awards
·    Record of innovative teaching  in product design
·    Evidence of diversity in scholarship
·    Experience in program and curricular development and/or administration in undergraduate and/or graduate education
·    Evidence of collaboration with faculty in multiple academic disciplines
·    Industry experience in the development of products (including physical or digital goods or services)

About the Job

Open rank professor (tenure/tenure-track) in Product Design. Nine-month, 100 percent time, academic year appointment. Anticipated start date is August 28, 2017. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

About the Position
We seek a highly qualified individual who can contribute to field shaping research, teaching, and outreach in product design.  This new interdisciplinary major is the fastest growing program in the College of Design. Located in a major metropolitan area, the Twin Cities has the largest number of Fortune 500 companies per capita, a vibrant design community, and a strong spirit of entrepreneurship. There are numerous opportunities to develop connections across the University and with businesses and communities statewide. Share your experience and vision in a community of practice and with colleagues who are actively engaged in shaping the future. We are committed to attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups knowing that diversity enriches the academic experience and provides a knowledge base for innovation.

About the Department

Institutional Setting
The College of Design includes programs in apparel design, architecture, graphic design, housing studies, human factors and ergonomics, interior design, landscape architecture, product design, and retail merchandising. The College offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and public engagement through its highly regarded research and outreach centers including Wearable Product Design, Design in Health, Digital Design, the Goldstein Museum of Design, Metropolitan Design, and Sustainable Building Research.

Product Design and the College of Design are situated within a major research university that hosts an unusually broad range of disciplines, faculty, and students.  We offer a Bachelor of Science degree and a graduate and undergraduate minor.  A proposal is in review for a Master of Science degree in Product Design. Partnerships and other productive connections have developed with other highly ranked University of Minnesota colleges, departments, and programs, such as mechanical engineering, computer science, anthropology, and the Carlson School of Management.

Minnesota is recognized as a progressive state and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul as one of the major design centers in the United States. Well known for its high quality of life, the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area offers world-caliber museums and theaters, an exceptional parks system, outstanding historical landmarks, excellent educational opportunities, and access to a well-regarded health care system. The Twin Cities are also home to 17 Fortune 500 companies, in addition to thriving local businesses and a strong non-profit sector.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Product Design

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online at   To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position.

The following additional documents MUST be uploaded AFTER application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there:
1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) transcripts of your graduate work (may be unofficial transcripts at time of application); 4) brief statement of vision for scholarly work; 5) brief statement of vision for teaching; 6) brief portfolio of scholarship, including original design work, creative practice, student work, and research papers, if available; 7) summary of recent teaching evaluations; and, 8) contact information for three references.

Questions regarding the search process should be directed to Julie Hillman, Department Administrator at telephone: (612) 624-7721; e-mail: Questions regarding the position description and expectations should be directed to Barry Kudrowitz, Search Committee Chair, at telephone (612) 624-1708; Email:
Review of applications will begin November 30, 2016. For more information, please visit our web site at


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  To request an accommodation during the application process, please email or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.



Ph.D. Research Assistantship Opportunity

Organizational Resilience of Urban Infrastructure

University of South Florida, Department of Anthropology

 Ph.D. Research Assistantships 

The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida ( seeks up to two doctoral research assistants to join a team of sustainability scientists studying the ways and extent to which organizations managing urban water and transportation systems recognize interdependencies among critical infrastructures and how those perceptions influence decision making. The research effort also includes investigation of poor and underserved communities that often suffer disproportionately harsh consequences from cascading infrastructure failure, for example, during disasters. Successful applicants will participate in an interdisciplinary, four-year project supported by the National Science Foundation – Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes program. Students will work with faculty specializing in environmental anthropology, civil and environmental engineering, computer science engineering, and industrial and management systems engineering to better understand the social and cultural perceptions and practices that influence the organizational resilience of critical infrastructures. 

The graduate research assistantship includes an annually-renewable (based on performance) stipend of up to approximately $21,000 (at 0.5 FTE) plus health insurance coverage and other fringe benefits, tuition waiver (up to 18 credit hours per year), and opportunities for dissertation research and travel. Research assistants will pursue an independent research topic, work with project staff and graduate assistants in collaborating departments, and carry out field research in the metropolitan Tampa Bay region of Florida. Successful applicants will, in their application to the Ph.D. program in Applied Anthropology at USF, describe their interests and qualifications for carrying out course work and field research in the areas of environmental anthropology, urban anthropology, anthropology of hazards and disasters, sustainable and equitable development, and resources management. A B.A./B.S. and/or M.A./M.S. in anthropology are preferred, but promising students from other fields (including but not limited to geography/geoscience and environmental science and policy) are encouraged to apply. Final deadline for applications is December 15, 2016. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Dr. Christian Wells ( prior to applying to the graduate program.

Call for Papers

Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology

ISSN: 2334-2420 (Print) 2334-2439 (Online)

Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology is a double blind peer-reviewed international journal that promotes theoretical, methodological and empirical developments within the disciplines of anthropology and archeology. The journal provides a forum where a wide variety of different anthropologies can gather together and enter into critical exchange. It encourages submissions both from scholars working in anthropology and those in other disciplines whose work can make a substantial contribution to topics of concern to anthropology and archaeology. All research articles published in Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.

The journal is published by the American Research Institute for Policy Development that serves as a focal point for academicians, professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research throughout the world.

The interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail at Please indicate the name of the journal (Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology) in the cover letter or simply put ‘Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology’ in the subject box during submission via e-mail. 

The journal is Abstracted/Indexed in CrossRef, CrossCheck, Cabell’s, Ulrich’s, Griffith Research Online, Google Scholar,, Informatics, Universe Digital Library, Standard Periodical Directory, Gale, Open J-Gate, EBSCO, Journal Seek, DRJI, ProQuest, BASE, InfoBase Index, OCLC, IBSS, Academic Journal Databases, Scientific Index.

E-Publication FirstTM

E-Publication FirstTM is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. The accepted papers are published online within one week after the completion of all necessary publishing steps.

DOI® number

Each paper published in Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author’s affiliation in the published paper.

JAA is inviting papers for Vol. 4, No. 2. The online publication date is December 31, 2016. Submission Deadline: October 31, 2016.

For any additional information, please contact with the executive editor at


Dr. Jing Lei, State University of New York at Oswego, USA.


Journal of Anthropology and Archaeology


Tenure-Track Biological Anthropology

 The Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado-Denver is inviting applications for a tenure-track position in Biological Anthropology with specialization in the biology of past and/or present human populations.  We are particularly interested in candidates with areas of specialization in epigenetics, early life antecedents of adult disease, or human ecology and adaptation, and would be particularly interested in a candidate who could complement our MA program’s strengths in medical anthropology.

Would you mind circulating the attached job descriptions among your department’s students? The application form can be accessed through the link below.

AAUW Fellowship

Encourage your women graduate students and scholars to apply for an American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship! The deadline for 201718 awards is fast approaching. Share this funding opportunity with your graduate students and scholars as well as the faculty and administrators who advise students.

Maria Salazar Garcia, 201516 International Fellow


Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Funding: $18,000$30,000

Deadline: December 1

Find out more about AAUW’s fellowships, grants, and awards.


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