Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 16, 2023

Position Title
Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology

Tenure Status
Non-Tenure Track

Position Number

Anthropology - 250050

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Anthropology.
Candidates who are ABD will be considered, with expectation of completion of all doctoral requirements by the date of appointment.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University seeks candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position in sociocultural anthropology (specialty open).

The department seeks a successful candidate with a strong commitment to undergraduate education.

License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

With 11 full-time faculty members and 150 majors, the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University is committed to a comparative and holistic approach to the study of the human experience. Our program provides a broad understanding of the origins as well as the meaning of physical and cultural diversity in the world – past, present, and future, and it offers the opportunity for understanding world affairs and crafting solutions to problems within the total context of the human experience. For more information about our academic programs, faculty, students, and facilities, please visit our website .

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful hire will teach a 4/4 load that includes both introductory and upper level undergraduate anthropology courses. A typical schedule may include general education courses (for example, ANT 2420 Gender, Race, and Class and ANT 1415 Understanding Culture), and/or a core introductory sociocultural course for the major ( ANT Cultural Anthropology), plus an upper level course based upon research expertise. The successful candidate will share our collective commitment to the department’s mission and initiatives. Initial one year contract, with the possibility for multi-year renewal based upon a positive performance review and administrative approval.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of classroom and educational environments in 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

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Board:

(1) Cover letter (2-3 pages)
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) List of three references with contact information

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.

Important Contacts:

Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources/Affirmative Action
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & EEO Officer
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056

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

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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