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Visiting Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology

Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas
Closing date
Feb 11, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type

Trinity University seeks applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Cultural Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology beginning in August 2023. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in economic and/or environmental anthropology, as well as to those who have previous experience with sole-taught courses. The candidate will be expected to be able to teach lower-division courses such as Introduction to Anthropology or Humans and the Environment, and develop upper division courses of their choice in their area of specialization.


To apply, candidates should submit a dossier containing the following items:


  1. A cover letter (1-2 pages single-spaced) that addresses the candidate's teaching philosophy and experience, as well as their trajectory of research and publication.
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended.
  4. The names and contact information for three professional references
  5. A diversity statement responding to the prompt: “Trinity University is committed to the value of intentional inclusion. Please provide a brief statement (250-500 words) describing your past efforts as well as your future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching.”
  6. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (a teaching statement, past syllabi from a sole-taught course, and a sample of course evaluations)

Finalists will be asked to submit three letters of reference and should be prepared to provide those upon request. The review of applications will begin on March 20 and will continue until the position is filled.  


Send materials to Mary Douglas, at If hard copies must be mailed, please send them to: 


Tahir Naqvi, Chair of the Search Committee Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Trinity University


One Trinity Place


San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200


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