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College of LAS: Teaching Assistant Professor in Linguistic Anthropology, Dept of Anthropology

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Champaign County, Illinois
Closing date
Feb 4, 2023

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Position Type
Linguistic Anthropology
Full Time
Urban Studies
Organization Type
The Anthropology Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks applications for a non-tenure track/specialized faculty position as a Teaching Assistant Professor in Linguistic Anthropology. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in teaching courses at all levels in a range of topics relating to language-in-culture.

Specialized faculty appointed to this track have the majority of their appointment dedicated to teaching, with the expectation of additional effort devoted to their professional development related to the theory and practice of teaching. The standard teaching load for a teaching professor is 2/3 with the expectation that the teaching assignments will not exceed more than 4 individual course preparations in a single academic year, and that one of the courses may be replaced by other contributions to the curriculum, subject to the approval of the department head.

University of Illinois is a public university with a strong research profile and a vibrant and diverse graduate and undergraduate student body. The position requires significant contributions to undergraduate teaching at all levels, and some graduate teaching, in a wide range of topics related to language-in-culture, including, but not limited to, language and politics, gender, identity, digital culture and social media, as well as diverse perspectives on theories and methods in linguistic anthropology. Geographical area is open. The anthropology department is a four-field department that encourages collaboration and conversation across the subdisciplines.


Required: PhD in Anthropology or a related field by the proposed start date. Applicants must have one year teaching experience at the post-secondary level and a demonstrated commitment to teaching effectiveness.

Salary and appointment information

This is a full-time, 9-month appointment, non-tenure track position. Target start date is August 16, 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application procedures and deadline information

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at and upload the following by 6pm CST, January 31, 2023:
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A teaching statement that summarizes your teaching philosophy and teaching accomplishments, including contributions to the curriculum beyond one's own classroom (no more than 3 pages, single-spaced).
  • Teaching evaluations.
  • Sample syllabi, assignments, and other teaching materials that provide evidence of the quality of your instruction.
  • A research narrative that describes your current research agenda and plan for contributing scholarship that enhances the department and university and makes an impact beyond the campus.
  • Copies of scholarly works (e.g., articles, conference papers) completed
  • Contact information for three professional references. Preference for at least two of the letters to come from individuals who have directly observed the candidate's teaching.

Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.

For further information about this specific position, please contact Professor Jessica Greenberg ( For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1013912
Job Category: Faculty
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