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Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Cultural Anthropology

Emory University, Department of Anthropology
Oxford, Georgia
Closing date
Jul 28, 2024

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Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type

Job Details

Oxford College of Emory University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor or visiting instructor in Cultural Anthropology beginning in August 2024. This is a one-year, non-renewable benefits eligible position. The teaching load will be three courses per semester and will include multiple sections of the four-field Introduction to Anthropology course, Concepts and Methods in Cultural Anthropology, and electives within anthropology on topics including gender and sexuality, food, language, or courses within the area of the candidate’s expertise. We seek candidates who have a commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse population of motivated undergraduates in a residential liberal arts environment. 

Required Qualifications:   

-ABD or a PhD in Anthropology by August 1, 2024

-Ability to teach to first- and second-year courses to non-majors within liberal arts setting

-Commitment to undergraduate education

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience as the instructor of record for in-person undergraduate courses

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching interests and/or experience excellence (e.g., course syllabi, summaries of teaching evaluations, descriptions of experiences supporting your development as a teacher), and the names and contact information for three references. Please apply via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to: Dr. Alicia DeNicola at

One of Emory University’s four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 975 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree. We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

For more information about Oxford College and for a full listing of open positions, visit


The Emory University Department of Anthropology, which was founded in 1978, has established itself as one of the nation's foremost programs. Ranked in the top 10 of U.S. anthropology departments by the National Research Council, Emory's program in anthropology encourages a diversity of learning, teaching, and research opportunities in social and cultural anthropology as well as biological anthropology (including biocultural perspectives).
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
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