The department of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice Law and Society (SOANCJ) at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology (possibility of renewal) to join the department in the 2019-2020 academic year. In alignment with the university’s mission to mentor students to be individuals who “think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world,” the SOANCJ department strives to “engage students to create learning environments that foster critical and creative thinking using social science research and methods regarding the context, origins, and solutions to pressing social issues.” The successful candidate’s approach to teaching, research, and service will align with these mission statements.
The department seeks an individual with a background in Anthropology or related field who demonstrates a promise for excellent teaching and mentorship of undergraduate students and who demonstrates the ability to teach anthropology courses within a liberal arts context. Although a PhD is preferred, the successful applicant will at least be ABD.
At Pacific University, visiting assistant professors teach 24 credits per year. The successful candidate will be asked to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Qualitative Research, Global Capitalism and Neocolonial Inequality, Social Interaction, and other special topics courses chosen in collaboration with the department chair. Subsequent year’s teaching schedules, contingent upon contract renewal, will be decided upon in collaboration with the department chair.
Pacific University is located in Forest Grove, Oregon, twenty-five miles west of Downtown Portland. The SOANCJ department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, a residential liberal arts campus that emphasizes small class sizes and student-centered learning. The student body primarily comes from the west coast of the United States, as the students from California, Hawai‘i, Oregon, and Washington each make up about 22% of the student body.
If you would enjoy being part of a community that “engages students to create learning environments that foster critical and creative thinking using social science research methods regarding the context, origins, and solution to pressing social issues,” the department encourages you to apply by submitting the following materials:
(1) cover letter
(2) curriculum vita
(3) a statement detailing your teaching philosophy
(4) evidence of teaching effectiveness
(5) the names and contact information (email and phone numbers) of at least three professional references
Throughout all materials please address how your work will align with the department’s mission and value statements. The department’s mission and values can be found at the following site: https://pacificu.box.com/v/SOANCJMissionValues
If you have any questions they can be directed to Dr. Daniel Eisen, who is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the SOANCJ Department.
The review of applications will begin on April 22, 2019.
Applicants must be authorized to accept employment in the United States.
For more information about Pacific University visit www.pacificu.edu You can also learn more about the department via the departmental Instagram and Twitter pages (@pacificu_SOANCJ).
Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workplace. We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
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