Drew University is seeking a one-year, full-time non-tenure track (NTT) Visiting Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department with a Ph.D. in Anthropology in-hand before the start date of the appointment (August 15, 2019). Ideally, the candidate would maintain an active ethnographic research project in a region OTHER than Latin America or Africa—with particular preference for the Middle East, eastern Europe or east Asia—and would be interested in issues which sit at the intersection of ecology, environmental justice and public anthropology. Other areas of interest and growth for the department include business anthropology, digital ethnography and public health. Immersive experiences, field engagement and undergraduate student research is a priority at Drew. As such, the successful candidate should look to mentor students to envision ways in which they can take advantage of Drew’s proximity to the unique environments of New York City and Newark.
About Anthropology at Drew
The Department of Anthropology at Drew University emphasizes the importance of fieldwork, laboratory expertise and undergraduate student research in the field. Through the major program in anthropology and in the archaeology minor, students are expected to develop first-hand experience with the specific research methodologies of the four fields (ethnographic fieldwork, excavation and laboratory research). Further, Drew University offers a wide array of off-campus study opportunities—many of which contain ethnographic or social science research content. Anthropologists at Drew maintain active field projects in Brazil, West Africa, Colombia, Ecuador, Greece and the Indus Valley.
Teaching 3 courses in the Fall 2019 Semester (including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Ecological Anthropology and one additional course based on successful candidate’s expertise).
Teaching 3 courses in the Spring 2020 Semester (including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Ethnographic Research Methods and one additional course based on the successful candidate’s expertise).
Mentoring and advising students as appropriate.
Maintenance of regular on-campus office hours for student support.
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About Drew University
Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.
Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the... Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.