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Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, Massachusetts
Closing date
Mar 7, 2024

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Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Political and Legal Anthropology
Organization Type
Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered

Job Details

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Sociology and Anthropology seeks a full-time visiting lecturer, with a specialization in political and/or legal anthropology, for a one-year appointment beginning July 1, 2024. The position entails a 2/3 teaching load, with two courses expected in the Fall semester and three in the Spring. Across the academic year, the successful candidate will teach our Introduction to Cultural Anthropology as well as intermediate and seminar courses on topics in political/legal anthropology. We are open to any and all geographical or topical specializations within political/legal anthropology. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or ABD status in anthropology. The successful candidate should also have a strong undergraduate teaching record that demonstrates a high capacity for mentoring students broadly diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, national, sexual orientation, and religion.

The Anthropology program at Mount Holyoke is a vibrant collective of five tenure-line faculty, a full-time continuing lecturer, and a department coordinator. We graduate 15-20 anthropology majors per year. While Anthropology shares a departmental unit with Sociology, the faculty, programs, and curricula are distinct. Mount Holyoke faculty also benefit by the broader research and teaching community of the Five College Consortium.

Please submit: (1) a cover letter addressing your interest in Mount Holyoke; (2) a CV; (3) a teaching philosophy; and (4) a statement on mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. While research production is not a requirement of this position, we welcome a brief description of how research shapes your teaching in the cover letter.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 19, 2024.

Please contact Department Chair Matt Watson ( with any questions.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.


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