Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Position Number 019191 Department Anthropology - 250050 Minimum Qualifications

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University seeks candidates for a one-year non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in sociocultural anthropology.

Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology by the time of the start date as well as have a specialization in gender and sexuality studies. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)


License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University has 13 tenure-track faculty and nearly 200 majors. After nearly five years of growth and program building, it is now the largest undergraduate-only anthropology department in the United States. Please click here to learn more.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful hire will teach a 4/4 load that includes courses for both General Education and for the B.S. and B.A. programs of study in the major. Courses will include teaching two general education courses (Gender, Race, and Class and Understanding Culture), core intro course for the major (Cultural Anthropology), and a course based upon their research expertise.

As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state, and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application consists of:
(1) letter of application including information about relevant research and teaching goals and experience;
(2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references;
(3) a representative set of relevant teaching evaluations; and
(4) a statement on experience and commitment to diversity.

Review of all applications will begin May 28th, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions on the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Christina Sornito at

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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