Applying to the Diversity Committee

Department Commitments

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is committed to

  • Recruit and retain a diverse departmental scholarly community of faculty and students.
  • Foster inclusive academic spaces that allow for members of underrepresented communities to engage with the department, discipline, and institutions of higher education.
  • Develop and transform departmental curriculum and teaching practices in ways that acknowledge and respect diversity in the classroom.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Liz Spears at

National Research Council Report

The National Research Council (NRC) report, released Tuesday, September 28, 2010, evaluated and ranked programs using a 5th and 95th percentile range.

The NRC evaluation was based on data collected on more than 5,000 programs in 62 fields at 212 universities during the 2005-2006 academic year. Information was obtained by the NRC through questionnaires sent to doctoral faculty, heads of doctoral programs, administrators and students.

Out of 82 programs studied, the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign received these rankings from the NRC report:

  • 1st in percentage of students fully supported through the graduate program
  • 1st in program outcomes
  • 6th in minority students
  • 7th in percentage of international students
  • 8th in time to degree
  • 20th in minority faculty