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Assistant Professor of Instruction, Anthropology (Non-tenure track)

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Closing date
Apr 24, 2024

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Job Description:
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.
College of Arts & Sciences
This college is central to Ohio University's transformative learning experience. The foundational instruction for the entire university, delivered through the general education and liberal arts curriculum, is provided by the College of Arts and Sciences ( . The college provides the primary instruction for approximately one-third of the undergraduate majors on campus, as well as half of the undergraduate credit hours on the Athens campus. In addition, the college offers a number of master's programs, and eight departments offer doctoral degrees and eight departments offer doctoral degrees.
Ohio University
Established in 1804, Ohio University has a rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. Athens, home of Ohio University, provides a classic and vibrant residential learning environment for over 28,000 students across all campuses, and is a family-friendly and culturally rich community. The charm of treelined brick walkways on the University's College Green makes you feel as if you are at a small college rather than a large university. Our picturesque campus is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains amidst scenic state and national parks. Recently, Athens was rated the Best College Small Town by the readers of USA Today. Ohio University has joined the highest level of research institutions in the country by earning the R1 Classification ( in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Minimum Qualifications:
- The successful candidate must be ABD in Anthropology by the start date of the position.
Preferred Qualifications:
- A Ph.D. in Anthropology.
- Experience as an Instructor of record.
Planning Unit: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Campus: Athens
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Julie Masterson, Employment Coordinator,
Employment Type: full-time term
Advertised Salary:
Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials and is accompanied by our generous university benefits such as tuition for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to health, prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan including company contributions, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, and more. OHIO is also proud to offer wellness programs, on-site wellness facilities, and a generous employee assistance program. Additional Information is available at

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