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Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

James Madison University Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Jun 11, 2022

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Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Applied Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, Other
Organization Type
Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at James Madison University invites applications for a one year visiting position in cultural anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2022. Area of specialization is open but possible areas of teaching and research include race and ethnicity, public health, applied anthropology, and /or social or environmental justice. Preference given for candidates who do not replicate the geographic focuses of existing faculty.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology consists of 22 full-time faculty, 13 in Sociology and 9 in Anthropology. The Anthropology program is committed to four-field undergraduate teaching. The faculty are active in professional fields at the national and international level and are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching duties include a large introductory course in cultural anthropology and one upper level course in the candidate’s area of specialization per semester.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. by time of appointment is preferred. We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Candidates must demonstrate their potential to teach in both small and large classroom settings.

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F1877, or go directly to Review of applications will begin 6/13/2022. Position is open until filled. Salary shall be commensurate with experience. For more information regarding the position contact the search chair, Dr. Liam Buckley (

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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