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Assistant Professor of Instruction, Anthropology

OHIO University
Athens, Ohio
Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials, accompanied by our generous benefits
Closing date
Apr 21, 2024

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Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Level of Experience

OHIO UNIVERSITY’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a one-year non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Instruction specializing in Anthropology beginning in Fall 2024-2025. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in Cultural Anthropology and/or Biological Anthropology on both the Athens campus and eCampus. Non-tenure-track faculty teach an eight-course teaching load per year.

This Assistant Professor of Instruction position is a full-time, nine-month benefitted position for the term of one year (from August 16, 2024, to May 15, 2025). Depending on departmental requirements, funding availability, and the candidate’s successful performance, there is a possibility of extending the position for additional years.

Housed in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Anthropology Program consists of 7 full-time faculty and over 100 majors and minors. The program maintains a core focus on public engagement and outreach across the subfields. This focus provides opportunities for undergraduate students through community-based research and learning such as internships, field schools, independent research projects, and study abroad opportunities. Ohio University is a Research Intensive institution that serves more than 20,000 students on a residential campus in Athens, Ohio, a college town seventy-five miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio, as well as expanding eCampus online programs.

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

Minimum qualifications: The successful candidate must be ABD in Anthropology by the start date of the position.

Preferred qualifications:  A Ph.D. in Anthropology and experience as an Instructor of record.

To apply, please complete the online application and include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Sample syllabus(i) for ANTH 1010 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and ANTH 2010 (Introduction to Biological Anthropology)
  5. Other documents to provide evidence of your teaching quality. These may include course evaluations, peer observations, etc. These other documents must be combined into one pdf file and uploaded using the document type “Other”.
  6. A list of 3 professional references with current contact information, including email addresses. Letters of recommendation will be requested after an initial screening of candidates to minimize inconvenience to applicants and referees.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by 11:59pm, EST on Sunday, April 21, 2024.

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