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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Augustana College, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Rock Island, Illinois
Closing date
Dec 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty, Pre-Tenure
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Environmental Anthropology, Medical Anthropology
Organization Type
Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered

Job Details

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology beginning in August of the 2023-2024 academic year. We encourage applicants from underrepresented communities, and/or whose teaching and research examine Anthropology from the perspectives of diverse populations.

We seek candidates whose teaching and research focus on Medical Anthropology and/or Environmental Anthropology.  The successful candidate will teach 24 credits per 10-month academic year (standard courses are 4 credits). The successful candidate will teach sections of Introduction to Anthropology, Ethnography, Anthropological Theory and/or Social Science Research Methods, and upper division courses in their areas of expertise. There may also be opportunities to teach an interdisciplinary course in the first-year liberal arts sequence, a course during our one-month intensive January term, and/or study-away courses.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate teaching effectiveness, a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and the value of a broadly educated person in a liberal arts setting, a commitment to active scholarship, a commitment to fostering equity and inclusion, and the ability to work with students in and out of the classroom. Experience and interest in working with students and community members of many backgrounds will be an asset for applicants. Preference will be given to candidates who will have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment, although ABD candidates will also be considered. 

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.

A complete application includes: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of unofficial graduate transcript(s), a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of scholarly writing, and the names and contact details of three professional references. Questions may be directed to the chair of the department, Dr. Adam Kaul at

To guarantee full consideration, please submit all application materials by December 5th, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. For more information and to apply, please visit:


Augustana College is a selective liberal arts and sciences college of 2,400 students, including 18 percent first generation college students, 22 percent Pell Grant students, 23 percent students of color, and 13 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, faculty life, and the Quad Cities all are available at Teaching at Augustana.   

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