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Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology  « Position Deleted on 11/29/2012 »

Institution: Webster University
Location: St. Louis, MO
Category:
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Anthropology
Posted: 08/30/2012
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
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The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Webster University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant professor in cultural anthropology to begin in August 2013. We seek an individual with an active research agenda and successful undergraduate teaching experience in political anthropology with primary interest in the anthropology of human rights preferably in the Global South. Applicants will be expected to teach introduction to cultural anthropology, qualitative methods, anthropological theory as well as other courses within the applicant's field of expertise. Candidates will have earned a doctorate in cultural anthropology by the date of the appointment. ABD considered if near completion. This is a nine (9) month academic position with a teaching load of six courses per year (three courses each semester) and student academic advising responsibilities within the home department. Opportunities exist for faculty research and for teaching at our international campuses. Faculty members are expected to participate in department, college and university governance activities and other university events. In addition, the faculty member will be encouraged to work across disciplines, and contribute as a Fellow in Webster University's Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies and to the International Human Rights program.

The St. Louis campus provides an academic home for more than 3,500 undergraduate and 3,300 graduate students ( http://www.webster.edu). Webster University is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network of 21,000 students includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe and North America.

Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should forward: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) teaching evaluations, (5) statement of research interests and relevant publications, and (6) names and contact information for at least three references. Please mail application materials to Anthropology Search Committee, Human Resources, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, 63119-3194.
Webster University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity and/or sexual orientation.