Visiting Professor of East or Southeast Asian Cultural Anthropology
January 22, 2018
Davidson, North Carolina
Full Time - Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
The Davidson College Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a two-year visiting position in East or Southeast Asian cultural anthropology with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. Area of expertise is open, but should complement existing departmental strengths and contribute to our four-field approach to the discipline.
Teaching load is five courses per year. In addition to courses in their area of expertise, the successful candidate will share periodic responsibility for required intro, theory, and methods courses (along with two other cultural anthropologists). Davidson emphasizes interdisciplinarity, so an ability to offer courses contributing to other majors, such as Environmental Studies, East Asian Studies, Digital Studies, etc. is a plus. In addition to teaching, the faculty member will advise and mentor undergraduates and may direct independent studies and involve students in their research.
Applications are only accepted online at http://employment.davidson.edu (search for the position under Faculty, then Anthropology). Please submit all application materials by March 16, 2018. Candidates should initially submit a cover letter (including a list of courses the applicant would be willing to offer), CV, a teaching philosophy statement, a description of current and past research, and a diversity/ inclusivity statement. The diversity/inclusivity statement, no longer than a single page, should describe how your teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. We also request the names and contact information for three references who will be contacted directly for selected candidates.
Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission.
Successful candidates should have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates, an ongoing publication record, and continued research activity. The Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment.
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Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college of 1,920 students and 162 full-time faculty. Located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C., Davidson was established in 1837 by Presbyterians and has been consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. A longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the college, and through The Davidson Trust, the college became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Majors in 20 disciplines are offered, of which Anthropology is one, as well as interdisciplinary majors in Latin American, Africana, Gender and Sexuality, and Environmental Studies. Anthropology contributes to all of these as well as to many concentrations (e.g., Public Health).Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission. The College offers a competitive benefits package including a health plan, retirement contributions, and tuition reimbursement, as well as employment benefits to domestic partners of employees.