Instructor - Cultural Anthropology

Ithaca College
Ithaca College, New York
Closing date
Jul 13, 2022

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Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
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Job Description

The Anthropology Program at Ithaca College invites applications for a one-year, full-time Instructor in Cultural Anthropology position to begin August 16, 2022. Area of specialization in cultural anthropology is open. The position involves teaching general anthropology introductory courses, and cultural anthropology courses appropriate to the candidate’s expertise and program needs. Participating in program, school, and college events is appreciated. This is an in-person teaching position with a teaching load of 4 courses per semester.

The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, through diversity, to the excellence of the academic community.

Program Description:

The Anthropology Program is engaged in the study of what it means to be human in evolutionary and cultural perspectives, drawing on the social and natural sciences, humanities, and the creative arts. We seek not just to understand what it means to be human, but to apply our knowledge for the betterment of humanity. Our curriculum includes cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology.

The program values diversity and inclusivity and its mission is: (1) to educate students about the development and diversity of the world’s cultures and biologies, past and present; (2) to teach students the basic theories and methods that underlie anthropological research; (3) to give students practical experience in the use of anthropological knowledge and methods through the pursuit of original ethnographic, archaeological, and/or biological anthropology research, with particular emphasis on applied research; (4) to expose students to contemporary human and cultural issues of significance to their lives and the lives of others; and (5) to impart important skills in critical thinking, writing, research, and analysis that will provide students with the tools to be effective citizens of the global community. The program strives to achieve this mission in the context of a personalized approach to education where faculty members provide small classes, hands-on experiential and cross-disciplinary learning opportunities, and varied possibilities for one-on-one interaction with students.


Position qualifications include the following: a PhD in Anthropology at time of appointment (though ABD will be considered); demonstrated effectiveness of teaching; a commitment to the creation of an inclusive educational experience; and an enthusiasm for working effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and students. Preference will be given to candidates who value the intersections of the subdisciplines of anthropology and demonstrate this in their teaching.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references. The cover letter should include discussion of the candidate’s teaching experience, effectiveness, and philosophy, including the applicant’s commitment to the creation of an inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by June 24, 2022. Questions about the position may be directed to the Anthropology Program Coordinator, Lisa Corewyn, at Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.

All bargaining unit faculty members shall be covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Ithaca College and Services Employees International Union, Local 200 United. Full time bargaining unit employees are all limited term faculty teaching term appointments on a full-time non-tenured and non-tenure track basis employed by Ithaca College at its Ithaca, New York campus. Information about the Union can be found here: Successful candidates will be required to meet with union leadership prior to their first day.

Visa sponsorship may be provided for this position.

Ithaca College is building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the College is appreciated.


At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements. We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel. When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college. Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States. Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated. To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at
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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