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New positions in Visual and Multimodal Anthropology at AU

The Department of Anthropology, part of the School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University, is seeking to consolidate and expand its research and educational activities within the field of visual and multimodal anthropology. We invite applications for two full-time positions within this field: one as associate professor and one as tenure-track assistant professor. Both positions will be available from 1 February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

These candidates should have strong academic contributions in the field and solid skills in the use of audiovisual and multimodal methods of anthropological research, analysis and dissemination. Applicants with expertise in ethnographic filmmaking, exhibition-making or photography, or with skills in the use of other forms of multimodal ethnography are welcome to apply. We hope to attract applicants with a desire to explore and experiment with the boundaries of visual and more-than-textual forms of anthropology, for instance via research
in/through the use of social media or other emergent technologies, or through participatory design processes. We see this as a key element in a broader, and necessary, rethinking and redevelopment of the methodologies of the anthropological discipline and of the ways we can teach ethnographic methods in worlds increasingly saturated by audiovisual and
multimodal forms of communication.

More information available on the AU website.