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Visiting Assistant Professor - Anthropology (1YR)

Western Kentucky University
Plum Springs, Kentucky
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Mon Feb 20 2023 Job Description:
The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University (WKU) seeks qualified applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Applied Cultural Anthropology. This is a nine-month position for the 2023-2024 academic year. This position is currently being filled as a temporary position with an end date, however it has the potential to become a regular, ongoing appointment that will entail a new, competitive search; the successful candidate for the visiting position may apply. The topical and geographical areas of applied expertise are open, but preference is for candidates in visual/media anthropology and/or another area with potential for campus or community collaboration such as immigrant/migration studies, environmental anthropology, or medical anthropology.
The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology offers a four-field undergraduate program in anthropology with about 70 majors and minors, as well as a minor in folklore. The department also houses the Anthropology Lab, Ethnographic Visual Production Lab, Kentucky Archaeological Survey, and Kentucky Folklife Program.
Undergraduate degrees at the university include film; film studies; photojournalism; environmental, sustainability, and geographic studies; public health; healthcare administration; and nursing. Bowling Green is one of the largest areas for refugee resettlement in the nation for a town of its size. It is home to the International Center of Kentucky, GEO International High School, International Festival, and University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
The Visiting Assistant Professor will teach a 3:4 course load of face-to-face undergraduate courses, including multiple sections of courses in support of the anthropology major/minor and the university's general education program. Courses will include Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, and Foodways, with other courses dependent on expertise and program needs. The Visiting Assistant Professor will have limited service responsibilities that may include student mentoring or academic advising.
Job Requirements:
- PhD in Anthropology at time of appointment
Additional Information:
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at or by phone at (270) 745-5121.
The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Ena Demir, who can be contacted via email at or by phone at (270) 745-6867. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's website.
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