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Assistant Teaching Professor, Anthropology

Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania
Closing date
May 12, 2024

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Full Time
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The Department of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor position, to start August 2024.
This is a non-tenure-track, 36-week, full-time term appointment (two academic semesters), with the possibility of reappointment. We seek candidates who are able to teach an introductory field anthropology course, as well as introductory and survey courses mainly in archaeology, but also potentially in other subdisciplinary areas.
Responsibilities will include teaching six courses, three per semester. This position will include resident and online instruction and normal university service.
The successful candidate will also be expected to promote and advance the Department's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We especially welcome applications from members of underrepresented communities.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field in hand at the time of appointment, teaching experience, and evidence of high quality in teaching.
In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.
The College of the Liberal Arts is committed to offering professional growth and promotional opportunities for non-tenure-line faculty appointments. Information on faculty ranks and progression can be found at
Interested candidates must submit an online application and should upload the following application materials: a letter of interest, CV or resume, and a list of three references with contact information.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For information on the position, please contact the Department of Anthropology Head, Dr. Tim Ryan, at
Visit our website at for more information on our Department.
This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.
Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
Penn State offers competitive benefits to full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans, in addition to 75% tuition discounts (including for a spouse and dependent children up to the age of 26) and paid holidays. Please visit for more detailed information.
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