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Lecturer in the Anthropology/Archaeology of Africa or the African Diaspora

Employer
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Position Title

Lecturer in the Anthropology/Archaeology of Africa or the African Diaspora

External Link to Posting

https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/22317

College

College of Arts and Sciences Admin - 32000 College

Dept/School

Anthropology - 32411

Vacancy Number

16F-415

Position Number

505

Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

To instantiate our values of Access, Equity, and Diversity, the UNCW College of Arts and Sciences ( CAS ) is embarking on our second year of a cluster hire initiative in the areas of Africana Studies, Race, Racial Inequality, and Social Justice. We seek to build a network of researchers, scholars, and artists that will support the ongoing work in which we are engaged and to set a path forward as we grow these areas of critical study into regional and national strengths. The position of Lecturer in Anthropology/Archaeology of Africa or the African Diaspora within the Department of Anthropology is part of this initiative.

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position. This is a renewable, non-tenure track position, starting the 2022-23 academic year, with the possibility of promotion to Senior Lecturer based on experience and outstanding performance and service to the department.
The Lectureship entails teaching four courses a semester, including our introduction to archaeology, history of anthropological theory capstone, and introductory and upper-level classes in the individual’s area of expertise. The topics of such classes might include the anthropology of race & racism, historical archaeology of Africa and the African diaspora, ethnoarchaeology, bioarchaeology of race, colonial and post-colonial research, and/or racial disparities of health from the perspective of medical anthropology. The position also involves some service responsibilities. The application deadline is January 3, 2022.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of employment. Candidates should possess research interest in Africa, African-American communities, or among the African diaspora in the U.S., the Caribbean, or other parts of the Americas.

ABD will be considered; however, applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree at time of application must defend by May 2022.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Preference will be given to anthropological archaeologists; subfield and specialization are open.

Required Certifications or Licensure

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The UNCW Department of Anthropology offers a BA degree in Anthropology, a Minor in Anthropology and an Interdisciplinary Minor in Forensic Science and an Interdisciplinary Minor in Medical Humanities. Our program includes an array of courses designed to provide students an overview of the discipline, and a thorough grounding in archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Because there is a strong cross-cultural and comparative focus in Anthropology, students are encouraged to develop competence in a foreign language and to broaden their cultural horizons by participating in study abroad programs. Through participation in field studies and laboratory research projects of faculty mentors, undergraduate students have opportunities to engage in “hands-on” research; sharpen analytical skills; and to develop competence in the use of research instruments and information technology that are essential aspects of the undergraduate experience in anthropology.

College/School Information

The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit and awards approximately two-thirds of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts and sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.

The College’s twenty-five units offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, Asian studies, Forensic studies, Latin America studies, Middle East & Islamic studies, Native-American studies, and Women’s and Gender studies, among others.

Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the College gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.

In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the UNCW’s University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives.

Graduate degrees awarded in the College of Arts and Sciences include the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Biology and Psychology). In addition, the nationally awarded Graduate Liberal Studies program offers a personalized curriculum of interdisciplinary study leading to the Master of Arts. Post-baccalaureate certificates in Applied Statistics, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Conflict Management and Resolution, Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies are available. Graduate programs in the College are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Special Notes to Applicants

Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on 01/03/2022, the posting close date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vita
3. List of 3 Professional References
4. If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under the Other category.

Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements.

Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications. References will be requested during the screening process.

Please direct questions concerning the search, contact the Search Committee Chair Dr. Scott Simmons at simmons@uncw.edu. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Lolly Williams at williamslj@uncw.edu.

Position Type

Permanent

Job Posting Date

11/04/2021

Job Close Date

01/04/2022
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
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