Tenure Track Position in Cultural Anthropology

The University of Minnesota Morris seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology, with a primary interest in North American rural and/or regional studies. The regular annual teaching rotation of five four-credit courses (or the equivalent) will include Intro to Cultural Anthropology, Anthropological Theory, and other electives based on the successful candidate’s areas of interest and expertise.

Applications from candidates who can contribute coursework to one or more of our existing interdisciplinary programs will be especially welcome: Environmental Studies; Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; Native American and Indigenous Studies; Human Services; Latin American Area Studies; African and Black American Studies; Business and Management.

An active research program is expected, and required for tenure and promotion. Research collaboration with undergraduate students is both encouraged and supported. Other responsibilities include advising undergraduates and providing service to the discipline, the campus, and the profession.

First review of applications will begin October 23, 2023.

Position begins August 12, 2024. Salary is competitive, including an excellent benefits package. Appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor; outstanding ABD applicants will also be considered (appointment as Instructor).

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA2S+, women, and members of historically underrepresented communities are highly encouraged to apply.

The University of Minnesota Morris (UMN Morris) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning. Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life.

A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, the University of Minnesota Morris combines a student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), UMN Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body numbers around 1100 with a student/faculty ratio of 10:1. UMN Morris serves one of the most diverse student bodies in Minnesota. More than forty percent of UMN Morris students are Native American, persons of color, or of international origin. UMN Morris is the only federally recognized Native American-Serving Non Tribal Institution in the Upper Midwest.

UMN Morris is highly ranked by national publications – U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris campus in its list of “the best” and “most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students are taught by a faculty with the highest per capita representation in the University of Minnesota’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching and students consistently win national awards, as demonstrated by UMN Morris’s status among the top baccalaureate institutions producing student Fulbright awards. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an AASHE STARS Gold rating.

To apply for this position, complete the basic application on-line and upload 1) CV and 2) cover letter to the UMN Online Employment System at https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/357993. Additional materials may be requested as the search progresses. Application review will begin on October 23, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions concerning the status of your application, contact Sharon Severance, ummsocscioffice@morris.umn.edu, subject line Anthropology Search or call 320-589-6200. For other questions related to this search, contact Ed Brands, Anthropology Search Chair: ebrands@morris.umn.edu, 320-589-6209.

UMN Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. UMN Morris is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, familial status, disability, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local commission created for the purpose of dealing with discrimination, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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