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Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology (AY 24-25)

Albion College
Albion, Michigan
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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Position Type
Full Time
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Albion College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology for the 2024-2025 academic year. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, diversity, and belonging.

The teaching load is three courses per semester and includes the possibility of contributing to Albion's core curriculum and interdisciplinary programs. Teaching and research interests related to biological and/or medical anthropology are preferred. In the fall, the successful candidate will teach ANTH 315: Anthropological Theory and two sections of ANTH 105, a four-field introduction to anthropology. In the spring, the teaching load will include ANTH 105, ANTH 242: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology, and an upper-level course in the visitor's area of expertise. A the time of appointment is desired but not required. Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching is essential.

Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education led by our teacher-scholar faculty. Our teacher-scholar model creates a vibrant community that cherishes faculty and student relationships and faculty scholarly contributions. We seek applicants with a passion for dynamic teaching, committed mentorship of students, and the liberal arts.

The person in this position will actively promote diversity, belonging and equity in all of their interactions with others on campus, especially historically marginalized students, faculty, and staff (e.g., those who are first-generation, low-income, undocumented and DACA, LGBTQIA , BIPOC, religious minorities).

We encourage applications from individuals who will support a culture of belonging on Albion's campus by developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body and, when possible, further diversifying the faculty and/or demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research.


This position is eligible for full benefits including health/dental/vision insurance, retirement, tuition remission, and campus amenities including free on-site fitness facility, free parking, and access to campus events/performances.

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FLSA Classification: Salaried / Exempt / Teacher

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Position Duration: 9 months per year (mid-August through mid-May)
  • ABD; PhD preferred but not required at time of appointment.
  • Teaching experience preferred

Interested candidates should submit an online application consisting of the following:
  • a current CV
  • a cover letter explaining
  • your academic background and research interests
  • your philosophy of teaching and student engagement
  • your interest in working at a small liberal arts college
  • a syllabus for at least one proposed upper-level course in your area of expertise
  • copies of course evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • a DEI statement explaining how you foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in your classroom and on campus through your teaching, research, and/or service
  • copies of your most recent transcript
  • names and contact information for three academic references

Application materials should be submitted through Interfolio at:

Please contact Alli Harnish, Chair of the Department of Anthropology & Sociology (, for questions about the position or search.

A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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