Department of Anthropology

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The Department of Anthropology at East Carolina University (ECU) is seeking a Chairperson. Our department consists of 12 full-time faculty with a broad range of expertise in Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology. We teach and advise about 100 undergraduate and 20 graduate students seeking their BA and MA degrees. The Department of Anthropology is housed in The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences which consists of 16 academic departments. ECU is a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University with a large health science component that includes the Brody School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine. For faculty whose interests are cross-disciplinary, ECU is an excellent place to work and many of our faculty work closely with other academics departments, colleges, and schools at the university. For more information click the link below:

ECU, Department of Anthropology Chairperson


Imagine The Possibilities

Are you interested in excavating the remains of an ancient culture? Have you ever pictured yourself analyzing forensic remains at a crime scene or imagined yourself in a rainforest observing nonhuman primates in their natural settings? Are you interested in how and why societies have varied customs and ideas? If you are interested in helping solve problems related to diseases, natural disasters, homelessness, crime, ethnic conflict, as well as problems related to the cultural understanding of health and illness then anthropology is the degree for you.


The Department of Anthropology, like the discipline itself, recognizes that diversity and respect for human differences within the academy is a key source of intellectual vitality and innovative spirit, and encourages genuine respect for individual backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences, perspectives, and opinions.