Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology

The Fort Lewis College Department of Anthropology (located in Durango, Colorado) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor rank position in cultural anthropology effective August 17, 2020.

The successful candidate’s research expertise will focus on some of the following: migration, refugees, border issues, nutrition, human rights, gender. While the area of study is open, we have a preference for someone who has experience in the Americas. We seek someone who can combine humanistic and scientific approaches in their teaching, research and application. Teaching load is 12 credit hours per term with a 3 credit hour release for scholarship activities. We expect the successful candidate to teach core disciplinary courses as well as develop coursework specific to candidate’s area of expertise. A willingness to teach courses in the Liberal Arts Core/Gen Ed and/or other interdisciplinary programs is expected. Mentoring of students, maintaining a traditional and/or teaching-oriented scholarship, and participating in departmental and College governance and professional service is also required.

- Ph.D. in Anthropology (in hand by August 1, 2020)
- College or university teaching experience preferred
- Highly desired qualifications include applied work, securing extramural funding, and field research background

Application Process 

A complete application packet includes: 

• Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position 
- Include details regarding how your course design and personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” 
• Curriculum vitae 
• Names and contact information for three current, professional references   

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:  anthropology-search@fortlewis.edu  Attn:  Anthropology Faculty Search  

Application materials received on or before November 29, 2019, will receive full consideration.  Position will remain open until filled.   

The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,   and pass a background check. 

Equal Opportunity Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment; applications from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. ADAA Accommodations Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email kpolens@fortlewis.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

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