Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Department of Geography and Anthropology

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Anthropology faculty position in the Department of Geography and Anthropology to begin August 2021.

The Department is seeking applicants with an emphasis in cultural anthropology, particularly applied or activist anthropologies. Area of expertise and geographic specialization is open. We particularly encourage applicants with specializations in gender, intersectionality, critical race theory, social justice, medical anthropology, and/or collaborative research with underrepresented communities.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and will maintain a productive research program that can successfully compete for external funding. Strong scholarship, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching and engagement, is expected of all faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU. Faculty in the Department teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

Responsibilities include:

  • Candidates should have a specialization in cultural anthropology with an applied or activist approach.
  • Candidates will be expected to teach one or more of the following courses: Cultural Anthropology, Anthropological Theory, Anthropology of Gender, Applied Anthropology, or Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology. They will also develop and teach upper and lower division electives in their area(s) of expertise.

An earned Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field, or the foreign equivalent is required by August 1, 2021, as well as a record of effective university teaching and demonstrated potential for research.

The ideal candidate will be able to include undergraduate students in their research and/or supervise independent research by undergraduates.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs.

Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.




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Posted: 11/17/2020
Application Due: 1/16/2021
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