The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University
of South Dakota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant
Professor position in Cultural Anthropology, to begin in August
The position would carry a 3/3 load that includes an introductory
course in cultural anthropology, upper-level courses appropriate to
the candidate’s academic strengths, and shared responsibility for a
course in socio-cultural theory. A successful candidate will offer
courses that contribute to interdisciplinary programs that may
include International Studies, Religious Studies, Sustainability,
University Honors, Linguistics, Museum Studies, Native Studies,
and/or Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Other duties will
include advising and mentoring students and service to the campus
An active research agenda, including publications in the field, is
expected. A successful candidate should engage in ethnographic
fieldwork, should have a commitment to involving undergraduates in
their research, and should be committed to pursuing external
funding opportunities from both governmental and private sources.
Geographic and topical specializations are open.
Qualifications: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in anthropology by
the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants
with interdisciplinary teaching experience and demonstrated success
Candidates must submit application materials online at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu.
Application materials should include 1) a cover letter that
includes a statement of teaching interests, including a description
of how they might contribute to interdisciplinary programs, 2) a
current curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial graduate transcripts, 4)
contacts for three letters of recommendation, and 5) any supporting
documents that the applicant may wish to provide (e.g. teaching
evaluations, course syllabi, publications, etc.). Review of
applications will begin November 22 and continue until the position
Salary is commensurate with experience. Additional questions may be
addressed to Karen Koster, Chair, Anthropology and Sociology, 414
East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069 (Karen.Koster@usd.edu).
Housed in USD’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of
Anthropology and Sociology offers the BA and BS degrees in
Anthropology and Sociology, minors in Anthropology, Sociology,
Archaeology, and Geography, and certificates in Forensic
Anthropology, Geospatial Analysis, and Health and Culture. Our
courses support the General Education curriculum of the University,
as well as multiple interdisciplinary programs across the campus.
More information about the department’s faculty and programs is
available at http://www.usd.edu/arts-and-sciences/anthropology.
The University of South Dakota, with a student enrollment of
approximately 10,000, is the state’s flagship liberal arts
university. It is located in the town of Vermillion on the bluffs
of the Missouri River,
60 miles south of Sioux Falls, SD (MSA 276,000) and 35 miles
northwest of Sioux City, IA (MSA 169,000). For more information
about the university, visit http://www.usd.edu.
The University of South Dakota is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer. Diversity and inclusiveness are values embraced
and practiced at USD. Candidates who support these values are
especially encouraged to apply.