The Department of Anthropology at Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in July 2019. Candidates must be qualified to teach introduction to cultural anthropology and anthropological theory, in addition to courses in their own ethnographic field and area of expertise. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose work is interdisciplinary, bridges subfields in anthropology, and complements current departmental strengths. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in anthropology or related discipline, evidence of a strong record of undergraduate teaching, and an active research program.
Geographic area is open, although we seek a teacher-scholar who can contribute to further strengthening an undergraduate curriculum that connects the goals of anthropology with critical food studies and sustainability through partnerships with diverse offices and programs on and off campus. The successful candidate will have a track record of theoretically grounded scholarship, publicly engaged research, and is interested in using innovative and inclusive pedagogies in order to appeal to a broad range of students within and beyond the major. Tenure-track faculty teach a 3-2 load. In addition to providing all faculty with strong ongoing support for teaching and research, the College offers these resources for pre-tenured faculty: a 2-2 teaching load in the first year, a supplementary research fund, and a semester's sabbatical after a successful third-year review. The generous sabbatical policy (for every six semesters of teaching, one semester of leave at 80% of salary) affords further opportunity for research and writing. Additional information regarding faculty resources can be found here.
New colleagues will be joining a vibrant department with strong ties to Art History, Environmental Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies, and Museum Studies, and with a faculty deeply engaged with Connections, the new general education program, and innovative models of community-based research involving undergraduates.
Applicants should submit: (1) a CV, with the names and contact information of three references; (2) a cover letter of not more than two pages stating research interests, teaching philosophy, and two proposed course titles; (3) a sample syllabus; and (4) teaching evaluations to Catherine Benoît, Acting Chair of Anthropology, at: https://apply.interfolio.com/54615. Review to begin on October 19, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
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Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups. AA/EEO