Assistant Teaching Professor
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
The successful candidate will teach the introductory socio-cultural
anthropology class in the Department of Anthropology and an
existing class on culture and health, cross-listed by African &
African-American Studies and Geography and Atmospheric Science. The
new faculty member will also be expected to train advanced graduate
students as college level educators and teachers. The standard
teaching expectation is three courses per semester. All faculty are
- Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence,
the faculty member must arrange for a substitute to teach class or
propose some other relevant assignment. Classes should not be
- Provide instruction throughout the semester, develop
appropriate material for class sessions, grade assignments in a
timely manner, provide students with regular and precise
information about their progress in the course, and give students
clear information about how to improve their performance in the
- Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work,
provide feedback to students, and assign grades.
- Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes
taught. Be available for office hours each week, including
reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled
- Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
- Supervise and mentor graduate teaching assistants assigned to
- Adhere to program, College, and University policies.
- All faculty members are expected to be active in advising. All
faculty members are to take their teaching and advising
responsibilities seriously and to strive for excellence in the
The successful candidate will conduct research in their area of
specialization. Geographic area of interest will be Africa
preferably, but not limited to, sub-Saharan Africa. The successful
candidate may also conduct research in the area of the scholarship
of teaching. The products of research may include, but are not
limited to, workshops, presentations, and publication (including
newsletters, websites, to peer-reviewed journal articles) of best
practices in teaching and learning within and outside the unit
and/or peer-reviewed disciplinary or pedagogical research.
Teaching professors are expected to participate in appropriate
professional activities, such as attending faculty meetings,
carrying out departmental committee assignments, mentoring graduate
students, attending national and international meetings or
conferences, serving the College and KU as appropriate, and serving
the profession as a reviewer for grant proposals and manuscripts,
or as an officer of a professional society. Teaching professors are
full voting members of the department faculty except on personnel
matters involving tenure-track faculty.
Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of
performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out
those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights,
Responsibilities, and Conduct.
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
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Conditions of Employment
Contact Information to Applicants
For information about the position, please contact:
Search Committee Chair Peter Ojiambo
Limited Term End Date
- Ph.D. in Anthropology, African Studies, Geography, or related
discipline by the start date of the appointment.
- A demonstrated record of teaching and/or research
- Commitment to excellence and innovation in the teaching and
mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.
- Commitment to teaching courses in introductory socio-cultural
anthropology, culture and health, and additional courses in areas
of expertise as desired.
The Departments of Anthropology, African & African-American
Studies, and Geography & Atmospheric Science at the University
of Kansas (KU) invite applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track
assistant teaching professor position. The successful applicant
will have expertise in socio-cultural anthropology/health and/or
health/medical geography, public health policy, and politics in the
African diaspora. The successful candidate must have a background
in cultural and medical anthropology and/or health/medical
geography, have experience in developing and teaching courses in
culture and health/medical geography, introductory cultural
anthropology, and the African diaspora.
Teaching Professors are participating members of Departments and
therefore may have instruction-related responsibilities beyond
direct instruction, such as participation on committees, advising
undergraduate and/or graduate students, curriculum development, and
The University of Kansas values candidates who have experience
working with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong
commitment to improving access to higher education for historically
under-represented minorities. Diversity, equity inclusion, and
belonging are an important part of our culture and university
strategic plan. Applications from members of underrepresented
groups are encouraged, noting the value that differences bring to
our organization, students, staff, faculty, and community. The
successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the
effective date of the appointment.
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Additional Candidate Instruction
For complete information and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/26523BR
. Applicants should submit: (a) a letter of interest, (b) full
curriculum vitae, (c) statements of teaching and research
experience and philosophies, and (d) the names and email addresses
of three professional references.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's
contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important
part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the
following question at the time of application:
- Describe your experiences working with people from diverse
backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your
commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Review of applicants will begin on January 26, 2024 and continue
until the position is filled.