Professorial Lecturer

Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for two term faculty appointments for Academic Year 2021-2022 at the rank of Professorial Lecturer. Each appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 30, 2021.

The positions will require the incumbent to teach three courses per semester (fall and spring) in anthropology, including, but not limited to, Anthropology of Life in the U.S.; Race and Racism; Sex, Gender and Culture; Human Origins; Anthropological Theory and Introduction to Archaeology. Graduate level course assignments will be selected according to the applicant’s specialty and department needs. All courses will be taught on campus in Washington, D.C. Term faculty are expected to hold office hours each week during semesters in which they teach and to participate in department activities and service.

Salary is competitive and based on teaching and research experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Anthropology at American University offers the undergraduate major, the Masters in Public Anthropology (MAPA), and the PhD through which students can focus on any of the main sub-disciplines of anthropology. For decades, the Anthropology Department has trained anthropologists in all sub-disciplines to address issues related to social justice, social inequalities, and public-engagement in the contemporary world and through its past. Learn more about the Department of Anthropology and its mission at http://www.american.edu/cas/anthropology/ and, learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at http://www.american.edu/cas/ .American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu .

Applicants should hold a Ph.D., or have an anticipated Ph.D. completion date before August 30, 2021, in Anthropology.

We are seeking anthropologists who can teach undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on issues surrounding inequality, class, gender, race, and colonialism while incorporating scholarly engagement in their teaching.

Include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and the names of three colleagues who will provide letters of reference. Applicants should emphasize public engagement and research excellence in their application. Please contact Jean Wogaman, Senior Administrative Assistant at (202) 885-1838 or wogaman@american.edu if you have any questions.

Applicants from historically underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

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