Visting Assistant Professor

The Department of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) invites applications for a term position as Visiting Assistant Professor, specializing in applied cultural anthropology, beginning August 2024. This is a non-tenure track position, renewable for up to three years.

Our faculty value four-field anthropology, prioritizing hands-on learning opportunities for our students and excellence in undergraduate education. We seek a colleague with an active research focus in an applied field, such as museum anthropology, heritage and tourism, corporate anthropology, borders and migration, development anthropology, environment and sustainability, or medical anthropology. Additional skills in mixed methods, digital applications, visual anthropology, advocacy anthropology, or decolonization methodologies are also highly desirable. Geographic specialization is open, but areas of interest include African-American, Latinx, and Native American studies. SIUE has a strong commitment to teaching and research, and the ideal candidate will demonstrate their potential to integrate the two, while also engaging in service to the department, the university and surrounding communities.

Teaching responsibilities include an introductory anthropology course, advanced courses in applied cultural anthropology and in the candidate’s areas of specialization, as well as undergraduate supervision. ABD candidates will be considered, but the ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field at the time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience. SIUE is committed to building an inclusive, anti-racist and equity-minded campus. To further this commitment, our strategic plan prioritizes the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty. Candidates considered for this position, must be committed to supporting this critical institutional work of anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applications received before or on May 20 will be given priority, but consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled. Email transcripts, vita, contact information for three references, and a letter of application with discussion of teaching interests/philosophy and research interests/experience to Julie Zimmermann ( Applicants must include a statement on inclusion, equity, and diversity. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.

SIUE is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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