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Visiting Assistant Professor

Employer
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Location
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 62026
Salary
Commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience. Excellent benefits package included.
Closing date
May 20, 2024

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Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
Discipline
Cultural Anthropology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academic
Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered

Job Details

The Department of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) invites applications for a term position as Visiting Assistant Professor, specializing in applied cultural anthropology, beginning August 2024. This is a non-tenure track position, renewable for up to three years. Our faculty value four-field anthropology, prioritizing hands-on learning opportunities for our students and excellence in undergraduate education. We seek a colleague with an active research focus in an applied field, such as museum anthropology, heritage and tourism, corporate anthropology, borders and migration, development anthropology, environment and sustainability, or medical anthropology. Additional skills in mixed methods, digital applications, visual anthropology, advocacy anthropology, or decolonization methodologies are also highly desirable. Geographic specialization is open, but areas of interest include African-American, Latinx, and Native American studies. SIUE has a strong commitment to teaching and research, and the ideal candidate will demonstrate their potential to integrate the two, while also engaging in service to the department, the university and surrounding communities. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory anthropology course, advanced courses in applied cultural anthropology and in the candidate’s areas of specialization, as well as undergraduate supervision. ABD candidates will be considered, but the ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field at the time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience. SIUE is committed to building an inclusive, anti-racist and equity-minded campus. To further this commitment, our strategic plan prioritizes the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty. Candidates considered for this position, must be committed to supporting this critical institutional work of anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Applications received before or on May 20 will be given priority, but consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled. Email transcripts, vita, contact information for three references, and a letter of application with discussion of teaching interests/philosophy and research interests/experience to Julie Zimmermann (julzimm@siue.edu). Applicants must include a statement on inclusion, equity, and diversity.

 

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. SIUE is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

 

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://www.siue.edu/securityreport. The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536.

 

Company

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville SIUE is a growing and vibrant public university, recognized for its excellence in both undergraduate and graduate categories by U.S. News and World Report. It is located just 30 minutes from St. Louis and urban attractions such as a lively music scene, microbreweries, and the St. Louis Zoo, ranked the country’s best by USA Today. Edwardsville and surrounding towns are great places to live, featuring amenities from shopping to wineries to hundreds of miles of bike trails. Local communities have won awards including best small towns and top schools in towns you can afford by Money magazine. The SIUE campus is a beautiful oasis of 2660 acres, including 380 acres dedicated to the Nature Preserve, which features forested bluffs, restored grasslands, and lakeshore habitats. The SIUE campus has also dedicated more than 20 acres to preservation of 11MS99, a multicomponent archaeological site and home to our archaeology field school. The site lies at the base of the bluff next to Cahokia Creek, just 20 minutes upstream from Cahokia, largest archaeological site north of Mexico and the center of an especially rich archaeological region, the American Bottom. This area has been a great place to live for thousands of years, and it’s a great place to live today. In the Anthropology Department at SIUE, we are known for providing excellence in undergraduate education, offering majors and minors in Anthropology, and also coordinating interdisciplinary minors in Native American Studies, Forensic Sciences and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Museum Studies. The hallmark of our department has long been our hands-on approach with students, actively engaging them in our research and mentoring them as they undertake their own original research, field projects, lab research, volunteer positions, internships, and study abroad. A newer educational mission for us is our critical contribution to a growing multidisciplinary Masters program in Cultural Heritage and Resource Management. Facilities and resources available to both faculty and our students include not only 11MS99 and the SIUE Nature Preserve, but also newly renovated anthropology teaching and research labs, SIUE’s IRIS Center for digital research, and SIUE’s University Museum, which holds a collection of over 10,000 ethnographic and archaeological artifacts. Collaborating institutions in our region include a variety of museums, historic sites, and archaeological sites, such as the St. Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, the Madison County Historical Society in Edwardsville, and the Illinois State Museum in Springfield. SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities. The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://www.siue.edu/securityreport. The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

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