One-year term appointment in Cultural Anthropology beginning Fall 2021

Grinnell College

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year term appointment in cultural anthropology beginning Fall 2021. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests are open to any area in the subfield. Teaching will include courses in the anthropology department, including an introductory anthropology course that incorporates the four-fields of American anthropology (i.e. biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology) through the exploration of some topic (such as adaptation, kinship, childhood, migration, etc.), as well as intermediate courses or seminars in cultural anthropology. The candidate will also teach an interdisciplinary introductory course in global development studies taught in the Global Development Studies Concentration. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters. Additional information about the Anthropology curriculum and faculty can be found at Additional information about the Global Development Studies Concentration can be found at

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 15, 2021. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a description for an introductory four-fields topics course in anthropology, a description of an interdisciplinary global development studies course, titles and course descriptions for one course at the intermediate and one at the advanced level in cultural anthropology, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Associate Professor Monty Roper, at [] or 641-260-0811. 

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