Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Ohio Wesleyan University (www.owu.edu) is a selective, private,
undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842
and is located just 25 miles north of Columbus, OH.
The Sociology/Anthropology Department of Ohio Wesleyan
University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant
Professor position in Cultural Anthropology beginning in August,
We are looking for candidates with a strong commitment to both
teaching and research in an undergraduate liberal arts environment.
We are especially interested in candidates who are enthusiastic to
teach a broad range of undergraduate courses, mentor students,
participate in program development and can contribute to creating
an engaged, pluralistic and just campus community. The teaching
load is 3/3 (3 courses in each of the fall and spring
The successful candidate will join an integrated sociology and
anthropology department, which offers a major and minor in
Sociology/Anthropology, as well as an interdisciplinary major and
minor in social justice. The new faculty member will teach an
introductory course in cultural anthropology, advanced courses in
gender and family, and the research methods course required for all
Sociology / Anthropology majors. The methods course must cover both
qualitative and basic quantitative methodologies. The ideal
candidate’s teaching interests should cover (but need not be
limited to) post-industrial societies, including the US. Regional
specialization for the position is open, with preference for East
Asia. We are also interested in candidates’ other areas of
expertise that could expand the department’s offerings, which might
include sexuality, indigenous peoples in a global context, film and
There will be opportunities for participating in course
development, including courses with a travel component. Faculty are
also encouraged to participate in one or more of OWU’s
interdisciplinary majors, such as Women’s and Gender Studies, Black
World Studies, Social Justice, Latin American Studies, East Asian
Studies, Film Studies, and International Studies. For further
information on such opportunities, candidates are encouraged to
explore the OWU Connection initiative https://www.owu.edu/academics/the-owu-connection/.
- Earned doctorate by time of appointment, but will consider
applicants who have made substantial progress towards completion of
a doctorate (ABD).
- Proven record of successful teaching experience and an active
- Ability to teach courses in cultural anthropology, gender,
family, and research methods (including both quantitative and
Completed application packets will include:
1) Cover Letter that describes teaching and research
interests (including possible course offerings)
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Teaching Portfolio (including teaching
philosophy/statement explaining candidate’s approach to teaching
and to creating diverse and inclusive learning environments); at
least one syllabus for courses taught or proposed and evidence of
teaching effectiveness (including evaluations, if available).
4) Three letters of reference with full contact
Please e-mail application materials to:
send all materials as .pdf or .doc attachments.
Deadline: November 5,
2018. Application review will begin immediately and
will continue until position is filled.
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, a private liberal
arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus, in Delaware, Ohio,
promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from
constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual
orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion,
family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members
of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal
opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting
diversity, equity and inclusion.