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Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Employer
Bowdoin College, Department of Anthropology
Location
Brunswick, Maine
Closing date
Jun 5, 2024

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

Job Details

The Department of Anthropology at Bowdoin College invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible visiting assistant professor position in cultural anthropology for the 2024- 2025 academic year. The appointment begins July 1, 2024, and is for one year with possible renewal for a second year pending successful review and reappointment. Teaching load is two courses per semester at varying levels of the curriculum. The geographic and topical areas of specialization are open. A PhD in anthropology or a related field is expected by the date of appointment.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit:

  1. a cover letter that includes a summary of your scholarly focus, a description of your teaching philosophy and experience, and a description of how your approach demonstrates a commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. two sample syllabi including one 1000-level Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and one 2000-level elective with a topical or area focus; and
  4. the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Letter writers will be automatically contacted upon submission of your application.

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

Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and to inclusive excellence in teaching. For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource: Williams, et. al., Toward a Model of Inclusive Excellence.

The Bowdoin community warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the inclusive instruction and support of a diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. Accessibility during the application and interview stages, as well as once employed, is a priority of the College:  https://www.bowdoin.edu/accessibility/index.html. Finally, visa sponsorships for faculty hires are available.

Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development including robust programming and resources for establishing and enhancing mentoring networks. The College also offers support for teaching, scholarship, publication, digital initiatives, computing software, conference travel, and community partnerships in courses.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (38% students of color, 7% international students and 17% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.

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Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (32.7% students of color, 6% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland and a 2-hour drive north of Boston, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. The College offers opportunities for professional development, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals. The teaching load is two courses per semester.

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  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
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