Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Employer
Beloit College
Location
Beloit, WI

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Ethnic & Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Beloit College invites applications for a tenure track position in cultural anthropology beginning August 2022. A Ph.D. in anthropology is required; candidates who are ABD and expect to complete their PhD by August 2023 will also be considered. The ideal candidate has teaching interests and research specialties in intersectional identities and uses humanistic and ethnographic methods. Applicants whose research addresses any of the following areas will be considered, including but not limited to contemporary theoretical approaches engaging structures of power, critical theory, inequality, decolonial perspectives, and/or human rights. Scholars who examine environmental racism, health inequality, migration, and/or activism are especially encouraged to apply. Geographic focus of research is open, but interest in working with communities in Wisconsin, especially Beloit’s vibrant African American and Latinx communities, is preferred.

The successful candidate must exhibit exceptional enthusiasm for, and commitment to, undergraduate teaching and in expanding efforts of equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in line with Beloit College’s Becoming Better action plan (https://www.beloit.edu/becoming-better/). We seek an individual who will foster student research and involve students in their professional scholarship, so experience mentoring undergraduates is a plus. Beloit College has a long history of excellence in anthropological education, and the department has close ties with the college’s world-renowned and AAM-accredited Logan Museum of Anthropology whose collections are available for course development, programming, and research.

Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives.

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Posting Date08/04/2021Closing Dateuntil filledOfficeAnthropologyHow to Apply

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin September 1 with initial interviews in early October. Questions about the position should be directed to: Shannon Fie, co-chair of Anthropology ([email protected]).

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Working at Beloit College

Beloit College was founded in 1846, when Wisconsin was still a territory. The early curriculum was built on the classical tradition, but students were given an unusual amount of freedom to choose their own courses. Today, Beloit is recognized for its longstanding commitment to curricular innovation, and its first-year initiatives and international education programs.

The Beloit College community is diverse and noted for its passionate engagement with ideas and the world. Its 1200 students are from nearly every state, the District of Columbia, and more than 40 nations. Twenty percent of its students are non-Caucasian; ten percent come from countries other than the United States. No more than ten percent of a graduating class is represented in any one of Beloit's majors.

98% of Beloit's 103 full-time faculty members hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. Teaching is the faculty's highest priority but all professors are active scholars and artists. Many are leaders in educational reform. Professors serve as mentors, guides, and partners on research projects and academic work. A strong tradition of student-teacher collaboration contributes to the college's lively intellectual community.

Beloit offers more than fifty majors, more than thirty minors, and a number of dual-degree and pre-professional programs. A flexible curriculum, grounded in rigorous study encourages independent research, fieldwork, and collaboration with peers and professors. Coursework is interdisciplinary, experiential, and global in scope. The average class size is 15 students; Beloit's student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1.

Beloit's wooded forty-acre campus includes twenty-eight buildings in a range of architectural styles; four buildings are listed on the National or State Register of Historic Places. The campus is marked by winding pathways, expansive lawns, displays of public art, and ancient Indian mounds.

The college's academic facilities include the internationally recognized Logan Museum of Anthropology, the Wright Museum or Art, a state of the art performing arts complex and research labs equipped with advanced technology. Beloit offers more than thirty international programs, dozens of domestic study programs, and hundreds of internships and field study programs.

 

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