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Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY Department Anthropology School/Parent Organization School of Humanities and Sciences Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Academic Year 2019-2020 Academic Semester Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Anticipated start date 08/16/2019 If temporary, expected end date Faculty Status Tenure Eligible, Notice (TE) Position/Job Summary
The Ithaca College Department of Anthropology (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applications for a full time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology effective August 16, 2019. Preference is given to candidates who specialize in primatology or anthropological human biology. The position involves: teaching undergraduate courses in biological anthropology appropriate to the candidate's expertise and the department's needs including introductory courses and a methods course; supervising undergraduate research/field experiences; conducting and publishing research; advising students; and participating in service obligations.
Position/Job Qualifications
Position qualifications include the following: a PhD in Anthropology at time of appointment; demonstrated effectiveness of teaching; an active program of research that will involve undergraduates; a commitment to the creation of an inclusive educational experience; and an enthusiasm for working effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and students. Preference will be given to candidates who value the intersections of the subdisciplines of anthropology and demonstrate this in their teaching and/or research.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching statement (not to exceed two pages), and a list containing the contact information for three professional references. The cover letter should include discussion of the applicant's relevant work experience, scholarly interests, research agenda, and how these relate to the above position description. The teaching statement should include discussion of teaching experience, effectiveness, and philosophy, including the applicant's commitment to the creation of an inclusive educational environment. The teaching statement should also address specific plans for including undergraduate students in the applicant's research. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 25, 2018.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description
The Department of Anthropology is engaged in the study of what it means to be human in evolutionary and cultural perspectives, drawing on the social and natural sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts. We seek not just to understand what it means to be human, but to apply our knowledge for the betterment of humanity. Our curriculum includes cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and applied anthropology.

The department values diversity and inclusivity and its mission is: (1) to educate students about the development and diversity of the world's cultures and biologies, past and present; (2) to teach students the basic theories and methods that underlie anthropological research; (3) to give students practical experience in the use of anthropological knowledge and methods through the pursuit of original ethnographic, archaeological, and/or biological anthropology research, with particular emphasis on applied research; (4) to expose students to contemporary human and cultural issues of significance to their lives and the lives of others; and (5) to impart important skills in critical thinking, writing, research, and analysis that will provide students with the tools to be effective citizens of the global community. The department strives to achieve this mission in the context of a personalized approach to education where faculty members provide small classes, hands-on experiential and cross-disciplinary learning opportunities, and varied possibilities for one-on-one interaction with students.
College description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at
FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes Is this position covered by the SEIU? No Vacancy ID F2123

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Reference List
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      Posted: 11/7/2018
      Application Due: 11/16/2018
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