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Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Millsaps College
Jackson, Mississippi
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Millsaps College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in anthropological archaeology beginning on 1 August 2024. The appointment is for the 2024-2025 academic year. We are seeking a Maya archaeologist with active field research. Topical area of expertise is open, but we are particularly interested in applicants with four-field training in anthropology, a desire to include undergraduate students in research, and an ability to teach a variety of courses.

The teaching load is three courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Archaeology of Ancient Civilizations, Introduction to Anthropology, courses in the core curriculum, and courses in the candidate's area of expertise. A Ph.D. in anthropology must be in hand by August 2024. Candidates who are ABD may be considered for a Fellow position.

Basic Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field required by the start of the appointment. Candidates who are ABD may be considered for a Fellow position.
  • Record of, or potential for, scholarly productivity
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity and equity

Application Process

To apply, please submit the following documents as a single PDF:
  • a cover letter (two pages maximum);
  • a curriculum vitae; and
  • the names and contact information for three references.

Letter writers will be contacted at a later stage in the review process. Candidates who advance to a shorter list will be asked to provide a research statement and a statement of teaching philosophy, both of which should outline how the candidate addresses inclusion and diversity in their work.

Application materials should be submitted to [email protected] as one PDF document. Questions about the position can be sent to the Search Chair, Dr. Louwanda Evans, at [email protected].

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