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Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Tenure-track

Elon University
Elon, North Carolina
Posted Date
Sep 14, 2022
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Assistant Professor of Anthropology


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Elon University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in cultural anthropology beginning mid-August 2023. Applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology by the time of appointment with a specialization in medical anthropology. Applicants with expertise in indigenous studies or experience working with indigenous populations are especially encouraged. Geographical area is open. The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda from which to mentor students in undergraduate research. Teaching will include introduction to cultural anthropology, qualitative methods, upper division topics courses in area of specialization, rotation in our theory and capstone seminar, and courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a dynamic private, co- educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit our website at Applications must be received by November 19, 2022 to be considered. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of research, and names of three references to Dr. Rissa Trachman and Dr. Mussa Idris, Co-Chairs of the Anthropology Search Committee at Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom after which top candidates will be invited to an on-campus interview. We affirm that Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of our community members. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our employees are people who foster respect for human differences, passion for lifelong learning, personal integrity, and an ethic of work and service. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of one’s identity. All our employees’ points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility. 

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