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Visiting Assistant Professor

Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine
Closing date
Feb 21, 2023

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Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
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The Department of Anthropology at Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year, full-time, visiting assistant professor position in cultural anthropology for the 2023-2024 academic year. The position begins July 1, 2023. PhD required by the time of appointment. Topical and geographic specializations are open, but candidates whose teaching and research specialties include the Middle East, Eurasia, or North Africa, and whose work falls in the areas of Political Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, or Legal Anthropology are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester, including a mid-level, required Anthropological Theory course. The other three courses can be in the candidate’s area of expertise.


Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and to inclusive excellence in undergraduate teaching. For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource: Williams, et. al., Toward a Model of Inclusive Excellence.  


Bowdoin is a learning community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply.


Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development including robust programming and resources for establishing and enhancing mentoring networks. The College also offers support for teaching, publication, digital initiatives, computing software, conference travel support, and community partnerships in courses. Accessibility during the application and interview stages, as well as once employed, is a priority of the College:


Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a cv; 3) 1-2 page teaching statement indicating how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion; 4) 1-2 page research statement; 5) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Letter writers will be automatically contacted upon submission of your application.


Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.


Founded in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located on the Maine coast and 2 hours north of Boston, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (40% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 17% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:


Bowdoin is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational, residential, undergraduate, liberal arts college located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 22,000 situated close to the Maine coast, 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.
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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