Anthropology Visiting Open Rank Position

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois
May 05, 2021
Jun 04, 2021
Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
Full Time
Organization Type
Level of Experience

Visiting Position in Anthropology – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a Visiting Open Rank position in Anthropology beginning in August of the 2021-2022 academic year, with possible renewal up to a total of three years upon mutual agreement.  Augustana College is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college of approximately 2,500 students, including 26 percent first generation college students, 23 percent Pell Grant students, 24 percent students of color, and 12 percent international students. Our beautifully wooded and largely residential campus is located in Rock Island, IL, a diverse Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities metropolitan area along the Mississippi River with 400,000 residents about three hours west of Chicago. Strengthening our diverse and inclusive community is central to the college’s mission and strategic plan. We seek applicants with an interest in fostering rigorous, inclusive, and high-impact learning environments for a diverse student body.  Details about Augustana College, our expectations of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at Teaching at Augustana. 

The successful candidate will teach 24 credits per 10-month academic year (standard courses are 4 credits), which will include Introduction to Anthropology, Anthropological Theory, and Anthropology of Global Health (including a section during our experiential January term). The successful candidate will join our faculty of sociologists and anthropologists with a broad range of research and teaching interests. We value and cultivate teamwork, support, and communication within our department, and our faculty members are active throughout the college in teaching and service.

Preference will be given to candidates who have earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology; ABD candidates will also be considered.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a dedication to excellence in teaching, a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and the value of a broadly educated person, a commitment to fostering equity and inclusion, and the ability to teach Introduction to Anthropology, Anthropological Theory, Anthropology of Global Health, and additional courses within the candidate’s area of specialization. The candidate’s areas of topical and geographic expertise should ideally complement those of departmental faculty.

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Adam Kaul, at To guarantee full consideration, please submit all application materials by May 24, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Augustana College provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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