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University of North Texas - Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer (continuing)

University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
Closing date
Feb 11, 2022

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The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas invites applications for a non-tenure-track lecturer (continuing) position in applied cultural anthropology for Fall 2022. The UNT Department of Anthropology is distinguished as part of a unique group of departments offering a Masters in applied anthropology, as well as an undergraduate BA. We emphasize the use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people’s lives in the following areas of focus:


  • environmental and ecological anthropology;
  • medical anthropology and public health;
  • anthropology of education;
  • business, technology, and design;
  • migration and borders; and
  • urban anthropology.


This position is 50% teaching and 50% administration/advising undergraduate students. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • teach undergraduate anthropology courses, particularly in one of our focus areas. Other courses may be methodological, theoretical, or of a geographic area,
  • our department has a strong tradition of online teaching, and the successful candidate must be willing to teach some distance education courses (in addition to face-to-face classes),
  • be prepared to develop applied field and/or community-based class projects that educate students in anthropological praxis,
  • serve as the Director of Undergraduate Programs and as the faculty advisor to undergraduate students, and
  • serve on additional department, college, and university committees as workload permits.


Applicants must have a master’s in anthropology at the time of appointment. Candidates with a commitment to mentoring historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and/or first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a letter of application describing their research interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of teaching evaluations, a diversity statement (describe how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your research and teaching practices, and how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at UNT through teaching and service), and the names of three references with contact information. 


Applicants must apply online at

Applications will be reviewed starting January 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.




The Department of Anthropology emphasizes the use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people’s lives. All faculty members are applied cultural anthropologists and are committed to addressing pressing social concerns in local, national, and global communities. Our dedication to students is driven by a department culture based on collaborative decision-making, congeniality, and support for each other. We are committed to addressing issues of diversity and equity in our departmental processes of recruitment, teaching, research, and mentoring.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.  

This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

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