Faculty Vacancies

Vacancy - Assistant Professor of Anthropology

(Recruitment Number 1200817)

Washburn University’s Sociology & Anthropology Department invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology, with an emphasis in applied work; regional area is open and should complement existing faculty research and teaching. This position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment to begin August 2018. A completed Ph.D. is required by the time of tenure-track appointment.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  (1) Ph.D. in Anthropology with an emphasis in applied, cultural anthropology; ABD applicants will be considered if the Ph.D. will be completed by May 2018; (2) documentation of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level; (3) record of mentoring, involving, and/or supervising undergraduate students in research and scholarly activity; and, (4) an active research agenda with an applied focus.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Willingness to develop local research projects that involve undergraduate students; (2) a focus on environmental, policy, visual, or educational anthropology; (3) an established publication record and ongoing research; and, (4) demonstrate an ability to work collegially and cooperatively in a combined sociology and anthropology department.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The new hire will teach four courses per semester (usually two lower-division general education courses and two upper-division courses), which may include Cultural Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Globalization, History & Theory of Anthropology, and Methods of Social Research. In addition, the successful candidate will advise undergraduates, maintain a publication record through active research projects, mentor student research and scholarly activity, and perform department, university, and community service.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Completed application packets received by November 1, 2017 will be given consideration. Send a cover letter and application packet that includes a teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching and mentoring excellence, copies of transcripts, and the name/address/phone/e-mail of three professional references to Ms. Tammy Schlingmann at tammy.schlingmann@washburn.edu (use “Anthropology Search” in the subject line). Only electronic application materials will be accepted. Questions may be sent to Dr. Alexandra Klales, Anthropology Search Committee Chair, at alexandra.klales@washburn.edu. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and to submit official transcripts. Washburn University is an EOE. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.