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Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology - 999036

Drake University
Des Moines, Iowa
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology - 999036

Position Number: 999036

Unit/Department: Culture & Society

FTE: Full-time (9 month appointment)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Review of Applications Begins:

A review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain posted until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants will be asked to complete the online application and submit the following documents: a cover letter, CV, the names of three references, a statement of Teaching Philosophy, and Statement of Philosophy on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Inquiries about the position or program may be directed to the search committee chair, Sandra Patton-Imani (

Questions about the application process, working at Drake, reasonable accommodations, benefits, or additional information about the university or Des Moines, Iowa may be directed to Drake Human Resources at

Department Summary:

Drake University's College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, housed within the interdisciplinary Department for the Study of Culture and Society. The combined anthropology and sociology major (ANSO) includes courses in anthropology and sociology. Students who choose the ANSO major benefit from the related yet distinct foci of the disciplines so as to better understand and participate in a world that is internationally and multiculturally linked. The anthropology curriculum at Drake focuses on cultural anthropology. The average class size is 30, although often less in sociology and anthropology courses beyond the introductory level. To learn more about the program, visit:

Job Summary:

We are seeking an anthropologist committed to undergraduate teaching and active scholarship. Areas of Expertise include immigration, human rights, refugee studies, diaspora, ethnographic methods, transnational identities race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, with preference in world region: Asia.

The teaching load is 3/3 in a two semester schedule. The successful candidate will be able to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Borders and Boundaries, Anthropology and Human Rights, Ethnographic Methods and other courses related to research areas.

This one-year appointment commences in August 2023.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD or advanced ABD in cultural anthropology; evidence of effective teaching; and a commitment to creating an inclusive classroom supportive of underrepresented categories of students.

Preferred Qualifications:

A developed research and writing agenda is desired.

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