Grinnell, Iowa
Salary commensurate with experience
Feb 02, 2021
Mar 04, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year term appointment in cultural anthropology beginning Fall 2021. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Professor possible.  Research and teaching interests are open to any area in the subfield. Teaching will include an introductory anthropology course that incorporates the four-fields of American anthropology (i.e. biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology) through the exploration of some topic (such as adaptation, kinship, childhood, migration, etc.), an interdisciplinary introductory global development studies course taught in the Global Development Studies Concentration, as well as intermediate courses or seminars in cultural anthropology.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 15, 2021. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a description for an introductory four-fields topics course in anthropology, a description of an interdisciplinary global development studies course, titles and course descriptions for one course at the intermediate and one at the advanced level in cultural anthropology, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Associate Professor Monty Roperat or 641-260-0811.

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.