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Assistant Professor of Anthropology 0600472

Position Deleted on 11/22/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
La Crosse, WI
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Anthropology
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Sociology
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The Department of Sociology/Archaeology is seeking a dynamic cultural anthropologist who is looking to teach motivated students in a collegial, supportive, and collaborative atmosphere. Our open position is for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of anthropology to begin late August 2013. We seek applications from individuals who hold a Ph.D. in anthropology by time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates whose areas of expertise incorporate any or all of the following: environmental anthropology, the social construction of gender, and sociolinguistics. Candidates with research experience
in the South Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and South/Central/Western Asia are especially encouraged to apply, but all applications will be considered from candidates whose geographic focus complements, rather than duplicates, faculty regional interests. Candidates who have experience with a variety of teaching methods, have the potential to obtain research funding, and have a strong desire to incorporate undergraduate students in their research activities are preferred.

The successful candidate will be foremost an inspirational teacher, role model, and mentor to students with varying career goals.

The successful candidate must express their dedication to high quality undergraduate education and have the experience necessary to supervise and mentor undergraduate students. Responsibilities include: 1) teaching General Education courses in anthropology, an introductory course in sociolinguistics, and upper level courses in the applicant's area of expertise that meet curricular demand; 2) supervision of undergraduate research in the sub-fields of anthropology; and 3) advising archaeological studies majors and anthropology minors.

The Department of Sociology/Archaeology values diversity and supports the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in its effort to be a leader in Wisconsin's movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness.

The position is open until filled, however the review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012.

Applicants must provide a letter of application, vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and future research,unofficial transcripts and the names and contact information of three references.

If you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in the hiring process, please contact the chair of the committee, Christine Hippert, at (608)785-6775 to make appropriate arrangements.
As an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is engaged in an effort to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
Under Wisconsin Statutes, we are required to provide, upon request, a list of nominees and applicants. As part of the application process, you may choose to be excluded from this list. Persons agreeing to be final candidates (to be interviewed) will have their identities revealed as final candidates.
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