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Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut

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The Sociology and Anthropology Department at Fairfield University invites applications for a one-year, full time visiting assistant professor position starting in Fall 2021. Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D., or an M.A. and be ABD, in Anthropology with a specialization in epidemiology and race. The position would include teaching Anthropology Research Methods, Biological/Biomedical Anthropology and Global Public Health courses. Scholars with additional expertise in sex, gender, and sexual orientation will be given priority consideration. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching experience is preferred. The teaching load is four undergraduate courses each semester. The salary and benefits for the position are highly competitive.

Fairfield University is a comprehensive, co-educational, Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City. Consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England, Fairfield enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within five schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, the School of Engineering, the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and the School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical values.

The Sociology and Anthropology department consists of seven full-time faculty members and one professor of the practice representing a range of specialties in Anthropology, Sociology and related programs at Fairfield University, including International Studies, Environmental Studies, Educational Studies, Humanitarian Action, American Studies, Black Studies, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Master’s Program in Applied Data Science. 

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions:

The search committee will begin reviewing materials immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please click and upload the following materials:

  • a letter of application
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • examples of syllabi and teaching evaluations if applicable
  • unofficial graduate transcript
  • names and contact information for three references (we will ask for letters once candidates are short-listed)

For questions and clarification please contact us at: [email protected] 

Note:  If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your application, please send to this email -- or  -- simply combine them into 5 or less documents.

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