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Visiting Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies

St. Lawrence University
New York, United States
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2017

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The Anthropology department and the African Studies program at St. Lawrence University seek a Visiting Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies for one year, beginning August 2018. Qualified candidates will teach a required introductory course in Cultural Anthropology each semester, a senior seminar dual-listed in Anthropology and African Studies, and three intermediate-level courses, at least two of which should suitable to be dual-listed in both Anthropology and African Studies. Course load is three per semester; courses should complement the offerings of a four-field anthropology department and interdisciplinary African Studies program. Topical specialization is open, with a preference for candidates whose research and teaching focus on health or environment in Africa. Candidates with Ph.D. in Anthropology in-hand preferred, though ABD candidates may be considered. We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic and national perspectives to their scholarship and teaching. 

For additional information about St. Lawrence University and the Anthropology Department, please visit our website at

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin February 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to search committee co-chair Shinu Anna Abraham at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit

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