Visiting Assistant Professor

Job ID 23845
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Missouri seeks a 3-semester Visiting Assistant Professor in cultural anthropology who will contribute to the department's focus on scientific approaches to studies of human biology, behavior, culture, and evolution. Candidates with active research programs are preferred.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will possess the ability to teach foundational courses in general anthropology and cultural anthropology as well as upper level courses on, for example, comparative social organization, the ethnography of the candidate's geographic area of expertise, and ethnographic methods. Interest and experience in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students is also desired, as is contribution to the department's research mission.

Appointment date: The position will begin Spring 2018 and extend through the Spring 2019 semester. The teaching load will be three courses each Spring semester and 2 courses in the Fall 2018 semester.


A PhD is required at the time employment begins.

Application Deadline

Screening of applications will begin when the position is posted and will continue for 30 days or until the position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Application Materials

Apply using the online application. Be prepared to upload a brief cover letter, CV, sample teaching evaluations, publications, and a list of at least 3 references, including contact information, Applicants may contact the Department Chair ( with any questions about the job duties.

Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.