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Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Posting Number F00244JP

Department Anthropology

Position Summary 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. 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: 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. Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please 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. 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:

Posting Date 05/06/2024

Applications Accepted Until

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

At the time of application, you will be required to include information for three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference. Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf. You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.

Employment Category Full Time Year Round

Job Start Date 07/01/2024

Job End Date

Job Type Faculty

Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative

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