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Assistant Professor - Cultural Anthropology

Position Deleted on 11/15/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Bellevue, NE
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Anthropology
08/16/2012 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 06/08/2012)
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
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Bellevue University offers quality liberal arts and career-oriented programs at undergraduate and graduate levels to a diverse student body through both in-class and online venues. Our College of Arts and Sciences is currently looking for an energetic and knowledgeable individual to fill our Assistant Professor- Cultural Anthropology position.

Primary Function:
Bellevue University seeks a broadly trained cultural anthropologist with real-life experience in cross-cultural applications to a variety of applied areas. This position is best filled by a faculty member serving as an effective educator, mentor and role model for students and adjunct faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences. The successful candidate will have the ability and willingness to teach introductory cultural anthropology courses and develop relevant anthropology curriculum in collaboration with colleagues in other academic colleges (for example, ethnography of technology or entrepreneurial and organization-based communities). The candidate will also demonstrate an ability to teach and train in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a sociologically diverse student population.

Essential Duties:
  • The candidate should have experience teaching and networking with professionals from the business community and academia.
  • In addition, the incumbent is expected to:
  • Prepare and deliver curriculum for both online and classroom formats.
  • Support the Bellevue University assessment effort to provide outcomes and "return on investment" information to stakeholders on programs and offerings.
  • Maintain proficiency and current trends in the discipline through conference attendance and scholarship.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with established procedures, practices, and policies as determined by the Dean.
  • Attend various University functions as requested by the University or the Dean.


  • Ph.D. in Anthropology.
  • A commitment to excellence in teaching and scholastic activities.
  • Ability to establish and sustain business and corporate relationships.
  • Ability to interact and work effectively with faculty, administration, staff and students in a collegial and multicultural environment.
Bellevue University, the largest private, non-profit university in Nebraska, is located just south of Omaha and is part of a vibrant and prosperous metropolitan area of nearly one million residents with three major universities and five Fortune 500 companies. Forbes has ranked Omaha as the nation's most affordable place to live (2011), one of the top ten fastest growing cities in America (2010), one of the best places for business and careers in America (2010) and one of the 10 best cities for young adults.

Please provide a letter of intent, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required at time of hire) and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Carole Patrick, Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
Bellevue University
1000 Galvin Road South
Bellevue, NE 68005
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