Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Tenure Track)

Albion, Michigan
Sep 07, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Anthropology & Sociology at Albion College invites applications for a tenure-track position Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. We seek to hire a broadly trained medical or biocultural anthropologist who can create dynamic courses with a multifaceted approach. Promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching is essential, and an active scholarly agenda is expected. We especially encourage applications from teacher-scholars whose work focuses on issues relevant to marginalized communities and who are committed to creating an inclusive learning community. The successful candidate will have completed their PhD by the time of appointment.

The teaching load is three classes per semester. Applicants are expected to teach a four-field introductory course, a course on anthropological theory or methods, upper-level courses in their research area (for example, but not limited to, medical anthropology, forensic anthropology, anthropology of food and nutrition, environmental health, science and technology studies), and a course that extends the regional specialization of our department beyond North America, Western Europe, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants have the opportunity to teach courses that fulfill general education requirements in gender, ethnicity, and/or global studies, or contribute to one or more interdisciplinary undergraduate programs. Other teaching opportunities include First-Year and Honors seminars.

By October 20 interested candidates should submit an online application including a letter of application that describes research and teaching interests (including possible course offerings), a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample syllabus, a brief writing sample, a copy of graduate transcripts, and names of three references using the Interfolio (

Please contact Dr. Brad Chase (, Search Chair, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, for questions about the position or search.