Limited-Term Assistant Professor

Limited-Term Assistant Professor
Search #30009
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites nominations and applications for the position of Limited-Term Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia and is the largest, most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern is a premier choice for more than 20,600 students representing 50 states and 88 nations.

The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and offers an array of programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels through eight colleges: the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Georgia Southern provides all of the benefits of a major university with the personal feel and individualized attention of a much smaller college, and takes great pride in providing an educational environment where students can engage in scholarship, research and service as they prepare for lifelong success.

Georgia Southern is located in Statesboro, Georgia, a classic community of approximately 30,000 residents just an hour from historic Savannah. It is recognized for providing enriching opportunities for people of all ages while benefitting the region and state.

Within this setting, the growing anthropology program within the Sociology and Anthropology department is looking for a limited term faculty member to teach Introduction to Anthropology and other courses in a research specialty.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department, the limited-term assistant professor requires a 5/5 teaching load, with limited service obligations. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All reappointments are made on a one year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field by August 1, 2017, with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Anthropology.
• Ability to teach Introduction to Anthropology.
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to teach the core course in biological anthropology.
• Ability to teach upper division courses in biological anthropology.
• Previous university teaching experience.

Screening of applications begins June 7, 2017, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2017. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Marieke Van Willigen, Search Chair, Search #30009
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8051
Statesboro GA 30460-8051
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-5621

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.


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