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Visiting Lecturer

Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas
$50k plus benefits
Closing date
Jun 19, 2023

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Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
General Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Medical Anthropology
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Level of Experience

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Position No. 00050366. The Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, invites applications for a visiting lecturer position in cultural anthropology.  The position is available for the 2023-2024 academic year, beginning in Fall 2023. Candidates should have demonstrated pedagogical skill and experience, complement existing curricular and theoretical strengths in our department, and have PhD in hand by August 1, 2023. The teaching load for the visiting lecturer positions will be 4 courses in Fall 2023, and 4 in Spring 2024. Strong candidates will have the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses, including but not limited to:  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Self, Culture and Mind: Introduction to Psychological Anthropology. Candidate for the position should also be able to teach an undergraduate course with a regional specialization, as well as courses at the upper undergraduate and graduate levels such as Research Methods in Ethnology, History of Anthropology (post 1960); Culture, Power and Biomedicine, and Social Organization. Candidates should also detail which courses they can teach, at which level, in cultural anthropology in their cover letter.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter addressing their research and teaching interests and experience relative to the areas noted; their curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references. Please submit these materials via Interfolio to


For full consideration, please submit your required materials by May 18, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.


Specific questions regarding the position(s) can be directed to Dr. Nia Parson (


We encourage diversity applicants (women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply), in addition to candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.


SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,



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