Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Kennesaw State University

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Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Anthropology faculty position in the Department of Geography and Anthropology to begin August 2021. 

The Department is seeking applicants with an emphasis in cultural anthropology, particularly applied or activist anthropologies. Area of expertise and geographic specialization is open. We particularly encourage applicants with specializations in gender, intersectionality, critical race theory, social justice, medical anthropology, and/or collaborative research with underrepresented communities. 

The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and will maintain a productive research program that can successfully compete for external funding. Strong scholarship, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching and engagement, is expected of all faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU. Faculty in the Department teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.


  • Candidates should have a specialization in cultural anthropology with an applied or activist approach.
  • Candidates will be expected to teach one or more of the following courses: Cultural Anthropology, Anthropological Theory, Anthropology of Gender, Applied Anthropology, or Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology. They will also develop and teach upper and lower division electives in their area(s) of expertise.

Required Qualifications

An earned Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field, or the foreign equivalent is required by August 1, 2021, as well as a record of effective university teaching and demonstrated potential for research.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be able to include undergraduate students in their research and/or supervise independent research by undergraduates. 

Required Documents to Attach

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, including teaching philosophy and research agenda.
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. Summary of teaching effectiveness
  5. Names and addresses of three references

Apply Before Date

To guarantee full consideration, applications must be received by January 4. Position will remain open until filled.

About Us

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Contact Information

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.  Participant ID: 61415 

Department Information

The Department of Geography and Anthropology offers a diverse range of programs including degrees in Anthropology, Geography, and Geospatial Sciences, minors in Anthropology, Environmental Studies, and Geography, and certificates in Geographic Information Sciences and Land Surveying. Our faculty conduct research on space and culture in our community and around the globe. They are passionate about teaching and researching with undergraduates. Visit the department home page at:

With more than 400 full-time faculty and 8000 degree-seeking students, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest college at the university, prepares the next generation of leaders in a wide array of fields to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century and become contributing citizens in a global society. The home of three Schools and eight Departments, the College offers more than 80 graduate and undergraduate programs of study in both traditional and interdisciplinary fields. CHSS provides students experiential learning opportunities to enable them to develop leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, as well as a strong sense of social responsibility through community and global engagement.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Geography and Anthropology promote diversity and inclusiveness among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Thus, we seek candidates whose experience, teaching, and service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

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