Assistant Professor - Anthropology

Southeast Missouri State University
Missouri, United States
Commensurate with experience
Oct 23, 2019
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor
Department of History and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Our growing anthropology program is searching for an engaging and energetic teacher who can offer introductory and advanced courses for both majors and non-majors. In addition to working with students enrolled in the anthropology program, our faculty also provide learning opportunities for students in other programs (e.g. History and Historic Preservation, Health Communication, Social Studies Education, Freshman Experience). 

The ideal candidate for this position would excel in teaching both cultural and linguistic anthropology. We are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrable dedication to undergraduate education and with an appreciation of the regional service mission of a mid-sized university. The successful candidate will communicate a clear vision for contributing to a rigorous four-field anthropology curriculum that also provides individualized student support and opportunities for student success. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate classes, primarily face-to-face with some online
  • Recruit and advise students to support retention and completion efforts
  • Maintain a schedule of office hours
  • Attend department meetings and engage in service
  • Maintain an active research program with opportunities for student participation 

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or ABD (Ph.D. completed by August 1, 2020) in anthropology (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
  • Primary training and expertise in cultural anthropology
  • Regional specialization in Latin America
  • Demonstrated expertise in linguistic anthropology
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching face-to-face classes at college/university level as graduate assistant, instructor, or above
  • Active research program with opportunities for student involvement
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and regional service mission of a mid-sized university
  • Demonstrated ability or willingness to learn to teach online courses
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities                                         

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. 

Application Deadline:  The position is available August 1, 2020 and will remain open until filled.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 22, 2019.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at

  • Letter of interest addressing required position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda
  • Formal teaching evaluations from peers, supervisors, or students
  • Sample syllabus for an introductory course
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Contact information for three professional references 

Departmental Information: Information regarding the department of History and Anthropology may be found at