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Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Knox College - Galesburg, IL
Galesburg, Illinois
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 27, 2024

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Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
General Anthropology
Full Time
Science and Technology Studies
Organization Type
Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Knox College invites applications for a one-year appointment as visiting assistant professor of anthropology beginning September 1, 2024. There is a possibility of renewal. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on on Science and Technology Studies; Political Anthropology; or Medical Anthropology. We are especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on geographical areas other than the Caribbean and Latin America. 

Knox is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a diverse environment. The Anthropology and Sociology Department offers a joint integrative major that culminates in faculty-supervised student research. The College has three 10-week academic terms per year, with a teaching load of two courses per term. 

The successful candidate will have experience using qualitative research methods and be prepared to supervise students conducting ethnographic research, including participation in our senior research sequence. Candidates should also be prepared to teach Introduction to Anthropology, and to offer intermediate and advanced courses in their specialty area. 

Knox is a diverse college with over 35% of the student body identifying as American students of color and more than 15% international students. Experience working with diverse populations of students and a commitment to teach successfully in a multicultural environment are expected. 

Visiting faculty members at Knox are included in all aspects of the intellectual life of the College. The visiting faculty member will have a modest conference travel budget and access to research resources. Pay is commensurate with first-year, entry-level faculty positions. 


Qualifications: Ph.D. in anthropology preferred at time of appointment; exceptional ABD candidates will also be considered. 

Candidates should submit: 

  1. A letter of application that addresses the candidate’s preparation for inclusive teaching and mentorship of diverse student populations, describes your research agenda, and articulates your undergraduate liberal arts teaching philosophy 
  2. A curriculum vitae; 
  3. Unofficial graduate transcript; 
  4. Names of three confidential professional references. 

Application via Interfolio:


Review of applications begins April 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. 


Knox Notice of Non-Discrimination

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.

Title IX Coordinator

Kimberly K. Schrader

Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209

337 South Cherry Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7751


Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.


Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office

500 W Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Phone: 312-730-1560


Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.


For Employees:

Office of Human Resources

Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200

368 South Prairie Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7200



For Students:

Director of Disability Support Services

Stephanie Grimes

Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183

340 South West Street

Phone: 309-341-7478



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