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Cultural Anthropology, Assistant Professor

Position Deleted on 7/11/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Millersville, PA
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Anthropology
Application Due:
Full Time
The Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Millersville University in Lancaster County, PA seeks a Cultural Anthropologist, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: gender, race-ethnicity, biocultural anthropology, language and culture, food/environmental anthropology, immigration/diasporas. Geographical specialization is open but must not duplicate existing department strengths in the Mediterranean and Atlantic World. The normal course load per semester is four sections of no more than three separate courses. Faculty members are expected to provide academic and career advisement to our majors, participate in departmental activities, and support departmental colleagues and students in a collegial fashion. The emphasis within the department is on liberally educating our undergraduate students and preparing them for careers or advanced study in anthropology. Successful applicant must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and be willing to supervise undergraduate student research. Salary range and benefits are competitive.

Required: Ph.D. degree in Anthropology or ABD in Anthropology, with degree in hand by June 2013. Training and research experience in Cultural Anthropology, including anthropological fieldwork. Evidence of an active research agenda. Ability to teach Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Ethnographic Methods, and Anthropological Theory, in addition to Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, as well as courses in the applicant's area of specialization. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Successful interview, research presentation, and teaching demonstration. Commitment to working with students of diverse backgrounds.

Preferred: Broad training in two or three of the four subfields of anthropology. Teaching and research experience beyond the doctorate. A record of scholarly presentations at professional meetings. Publications of original research.

To Apply: Go to and complete a faculty application. A one- to two-page cover letter summarizing your research and teaching interests and outlining how your education and experience matches the position's qualifications will be required, along with a curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts and the names and email addresses of three current references.
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