Working Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Posting Information: Western Carolina University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology, with a specialization in Environmental Anthropology, beginning August, 2013.
All full-time faculty in our department teach freshman/sophomore level liberal studies courses, as well as upper-level courses. The successful candidate will have ethnographic experience and will be qualified to teach an upper-level course in Environmental Anthropology, as well as other courses focused on their regional or topical interests. Western Carolina University is a 9,000-student campus in the University of North Carolina system. In order to meet emerging needs of the people of the state, WCU is committed to doubling its enrollment within a decade. Academically, WCU offers 120 areas of study for undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs, including a doctorate in education and physical therapy. WCU is in the early stages of planning for the Millennial Initiative, an ambitious and comprehensive regional economic development strategy that will enable the university to partner with business, industry, and government. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits WCU to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. The university is in the development stages of implementing its cutting edge Quality Enhancement Program (QEP), Synthesis: Pathways to Intentional Learning. Western Carolina University is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement. The campus is located in the picturesque Cullowhee valley between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina, and 150 miles northeast of Atlanta. Four-season outdoor activities abound nearby.
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD in Anthropology (in hand by time of appointment) from an appropriately accredited institution.
The successful candidate will have ethnographic experience and will be qualified to teach an upper-level course in Environmental Anthropology, as well as other courses focused on their regional or topical interests.
Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.