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Visiting Assistant Professor

Wake Forest University, Department of Anthropology
Winston Salem, NC
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 24, 2024

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Non-Tenure Track
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
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WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of Anthropology is seeking applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology at the Visiting Assistant Professor level beginning fall semester 2024. The successful candidate will likely hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology, but ABDs with stand-alone teaching experience will be considered. Applicants must be able to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and/or Understanding Culture through Ethnography (also at the introductory level) and may also be asked to teach an upper-level course. Total teaching load will be 3-3 for the 2024-2025 academic year. Evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to the training and professional development of undergraduates is required.

Wake Forest’s four-field anthropology department consists of nine permanent faculty, three professional museum staff, and an average of 76 undergraduate majors and minors.  Seventy-one percent of majors participate in field- or lab-based research and 31% present original research at professional conferences.  Students and faculty also engage with our award-winning and dynamic Lam Museum of Anthropology.  Our department has strong interdisciplinary relationships with Latin American and Latino Studies; Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Linguistics; African American Studies; American Ethnic Studies; Environmental Studies; Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, and other academic programs and campus centers. 

Wake Forest University is a highly ranked, private university with 5400 undergraduates and 3200 graduate and professional students in the Schools of Medicine, Law, Divinity and Business. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. The Department of Anthropology welcomes individuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, ability, veteran status – and other visible and nonvisible differences. We seek faculty who are committed to creating a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all community members.  For quick facts about the University, go to

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – part of the beautiful Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the state’s “City of the Arts,” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals. The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys. 

Applications will be accepted until March 18th at 5pm.  Applicants are to submit in a single pdf document: 1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and interests, and 2) a curriculum vitae detailing the applicant’s qualifications in cultural anthropology.  References will be requested only of short-list candidates. Cover letters should include a teaching statement that addresses teaching philosophy, pedagogical approach, and ways of addressing diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Applications should be submitted as one PDF to Cover letters and questions about the position may be addressed to Margaret Bender, Chair of Anthropology.  Questions about the application process may be addressed to The submission of an online application with Wake Forest University is required for this position.






The Department of Anthropology promotes understanding and appreciation of human cultural and biological diversity. Through academic courses, scholarly and applied research, and public service, the Department provides the Wake Forest community with the tools and knowledge necessary for global citizenship. Composed of scholars representing all sub-fields of anthropology, the Department serves as the premier academic and practical resource for multicultural awareness and education in the University and Winston-Salem communities.

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