Instructor, Anthropology & Blount Scholars Program

Employer
The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Requisition Number::

0813499

Number of Open Positions::

1

Position Title::

Instructor

Other Title Information::

Instructor, Anthropology & Blount Scholars Program

Organization::

204107 - BLOUNT UNDERGRADUATE INITIATIVE

Position Summary::

The Department of Anthropology and the Blount Scholars Program at The University of Alabama invite applications for a joint, renewable, full-time instructor position with appointment to begin on August 16th, 2022. The position is non-tenure-earning and extends for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance review, staffing needs, and funding. Minimum qualifications: PhD in Anthropology and experience teaching in a liberal arts curriculum with a strong writing emphasis. Teaching and service responsibilities will be divided equally between the two academic units.

Ad Text::

The Department of Anthropology and the Blount Scholars Program at The University of Alabama invite applications for a joint, renewable, full-time instructor position with appointment to begin on August 16th, 2022. The position is non-tenure-earning and extends for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance review, staffing needs, and funding. Minimum qualifications: PhD in Anthropology and experience teaching in a liberal arts curriculum with a strong writing emphasis. Teaching and service responsibilities will be divided equally between the two academic units.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a cultural anthropologist whose teaching interests and research background directly complement the Department of Anthropology’s biocultural medical anthropology emphasis. The ideal candidate will also have a commitment to and experience teaching in a multidisciplinary, small-seminar, liberal arts curriculum. Applicants should have experience working with students to improve their writing skills (or with writing-intensive courses). Experience teaching in a living-learning community is highly desirable.

Teaching responsibilities in Anthropology will include a large undergraduate Introduction to Cultural Anthropology course, upper-level medical and/or Cognitive Anthropology classes, and advanced courses in the candidate’s speciality area. Teaching responsibilities in the Blount Program will include teaching in the first-year Foundations sequence (a year-long intellectual history survey in small seminar format comprising works in philosophy, theology, political theory, literature, and scientific theory), the senior Capstone Worldviews seminar (a multidisciplinary cultural theory course in which students produce a senior project), and occasional courses of the candidate’s own design.

Applications must be submitted via the University website at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu.Unofficial transcripts must be uploaded with applications as “Other Documents.”

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation in Word or pdf format sent to the following email address: [email protected]: Submit applications by June 1, 2022 for best consideration; screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.https://blount.as.ua.edu/https://anthropology.ua.edu/

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Search Initiation Date::

04/27/2022

Expected Starting Date::

08/16/2022

College/School/Division::

Arts and Sciences

Post To Ihe:

Yes

Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.

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