Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Maine, United States
Competitive Salary
Jan 15, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Anthropology at Bates College is seeking to hire a  sociocultural anthropologist for a two-year position, starting August 1, 2021. The position has the possibility of being renewed for an additional year. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to the success of historically underrepresented, marginalized and first-generation students are encouraged to apply. The position is open with regards to the area of specialization and region of interest, but we are especially interested in scholars who will expand the department’s curriculum and course offerings. Given the interdisciplinary nature of anthropology, the successful candidate will have thought expansively about how to link their courses to a broader liberal arts curriculum. The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of/experience with inclusive pedagogies in their scholarship and classroom teaching.

The teaching load for this position is five courses across the academic year, distributed over two semesters and a four-week short term in May. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise senior theses. Candidates with demonstrated success in supporting underrepresented and marginalized students are strongly encouraged to apply. Ph.D. is preferred, ABD will be considered.

Consideration of candidates will begin February 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Your application should include your cover letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcript, research statement, teaching statement, and diversity statement, which should discuss how you design your syllabi and engage in pedagogical and research practices that foster equity and inclusion. We will ask for three letters of recommendation from the candidates shortlisted for the position. Given Covid-19, the interview process will be conducted via Zoom. 

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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