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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Position Deleted on 11/26/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Morris, MN
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Anthropology
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate education to fill a tenure-track position in cultural anthropology beginning Aug. 12, 2013. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual who can increase student enrollment in our program. UMM emphasizes close student-faculty relationships and faculty-directed student research. The annual teaching load is five courses. The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory cultural anthropology, an ethnographic methodology course, and courses in the candidate's area of specialization.

Required qualifications for the position include: i) ABD (rank as Instructor); ii) demonstrated excellence in teaching; and iii) evidence of a strong and promising research agenda. Preferred qualifications include: i) Ph.D. (rank as Assistant Professor); ii) Ethnographic or applied research in any of the regions of Africa, Asia, Latin America, or North America (native cultures); (iii) Specialization in medical, environmental anthropology, or gender studies; and (iv) Ability to contribute to UMM's interdisciplinary programs.

The University of Minnesota, Morris is a residential public liberal arts college serving about 1900 students. As one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota, The Morris campus is located 160 miles west of Minneapolis in the rural community of Morris, MN. Morris is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Top 10 Best Public Liberal Arts College. The student body is talented, diverse and engaged. The Morris student body is one of the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system with 20% students of color (13% are American Indian students) and a growing international student population. The college values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the classroom and research experience at the University.

Qualified candidates must apply online using the University of Minnesota Employment System at Via regular mail, please send a cover letter expressing your interests in teaching at a liberal arts college and outlining your research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a curriculum vitae to: Sharon Severance, University of Minnesota Morris, Division of Social Science, 600 E. 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267. Position open until filled; application review begins December 1, 2012. For other communications, please contact Dr. Donna Chollett, at or 320-589-6215, Fax: 320-589-6117.
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