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Cultural Anthropologist, Assistant Professor

The College of Idaho
Caldwell, Idaho
Starting $56,000.00
Closing date
Oct 19, 2022

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The College of Idaho invites applications for a tenure-track cultural anthropologist to start in August 2023.  We seek candidates who share the College’s commitment to creating an equitable and inclusive scholarly community through their teaching, mentoring, scholarly activity, and service.




We seek to hire a cultural anthropologist who can serve as a generalist.  Desirable expertise include but are not limited to the following areas: diaspora studies, Latino/a studies, transnational migration, or urban anthropology.  The successful candidate will engage in interdisciplinarity and high-impact teaching practices (e.g., study away, student involvement in faculty research, mentoring internships).  Teaching responsibilities include courses such as Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Diversity, Anthropological Theory, and Research Methods, with additional courses to be developed in keeping with the candidate’s interests and expertise.  The teaching load is 3-1-3, with a January term between the fall and spring semesters.






A PhD in Anthropology or a related field is required.  ABD candidates will be considered. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States as of the expected hire date and throughout the date of the contract without sponsorship from The College of Idaho.  




Application instructions


Review of completed applications will begin on October 11th, 2022.  Applications should include 1) a letter of interest; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching philosophy; 4) a statement of research; 5) transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted); 6) evidence of teaching effectiveness; 7) a statement describing how your commitment to diversity and inclusion are demonstrated in your teaching, scholarship, or service; and 8) three letters of recommendation.  As part of the teaching philosophy, candidates should articulate a commitment to liberal arts education.


Please submit application materials to with Subject: Anthropologist Search. Additional materials may be requested after initial review of applications. 


With over 130 years of history, the College of Idaho is an inclusive community of exceptional learning that challenges the ambitious and forges pathways to success and purpose. The College strives to improve access to higher education for underrepresented individuals and groups. Its efforts have been recognized with high rankings for social mobility by the Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report. Almost 20% of the students are international students with over 90 countries represented and a third of the students identifying as first-generation students.


The College of Idaho is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, disability, national and ethnic origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by law. The College offers competitive benefits including tuition waiver for dependents, health insurance, retirement plan with employer match after one year of employment, free access to on-campus fitness centers, and free admission to campus events. Spouses, domestic partners, and dependents are eligible for benefits coverage.


The College of Idaho is located in Caldwell, a rural community with a vibrant downtown that is on the western edge of the Boise metropolitan area, one of the fastest growing areas in the country. With a rich agricultural history, one can explore the AgVenture Trail or the Sunnyslope Wine Trail. The location provides opportunities for either small-town or city living along with a wide range of outdoors activities afforded by the combination of mountain, river, forest, and desert landscapes in the vicinity such as hiking, biking, skiing, whitewater rafting, camping, or exploring the hot springs. Boise also offers a rich selection of arts and culture activities with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Opera Idaho, Ballet Idaho, Boise Contemporary Theater, the Boise Philharmonic, and Treefort Music Fest.

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