Visiting Assistant Professor, Applied Cultural Anthropology Job at Southern Illinois Univeristy Edwardsville (SIUE), Edwardsville, KS

  • Southern Illinois Univeristy Edwardsville (SIUE)
  • Edwardsville, KS

Job Description

Faculty Position FA24-011

April 18th 2024

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor, Applied Cultural Anthropology

Hiring Unit

Job Description/Responsibilities 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 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.

Minimum Qualifications 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.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups, and individuals with disabilities, to apply. For more on our Statement on Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans

Terms of Appointment
One academic year (nine month) appointment

Source of Funds

Commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience. Excellent benefits package included. For more information about employment benefits and policies, visit: Faculty Employment Benefits

Application Process

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
Chair, Department of Anthropology


Application Deadline Applications received before or on May 20 will be given priority, but consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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 and prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at . This report is published in compliance 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."

Dual Career Support for New Faculty The Career Development Center, in partnership with SIUE's Toward an Inclusive Model of Excellence project, is proud to provide a variety of career services and resources to partners of new faculty who have relocated to the Greater St. Louis area. Support for this initiative was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Award 1936141. This program offers various career services and resources available to help individuals in their career journey. Additional details may be found online at Dual Career Support

Faculty Development and Other Support
Several units across campus offer various programs and training opportunities to new faculty members as they begin their employment at SIUE. Support units include but are not limited to the Faculty Development Center Ombuds Services , Office of Research and Projects , and Inclusive Excellence, Education, and Development Hub .

Employee Benefits To support faculty in balancing work and family obligations, SIUE offers an exceptional array of comprehensive benefits including:
* Medical, dental and vision insurance;
* Life insurance;
* SURS retirement plan;
*Supplemental retirement savings plans ;
*Generous holiday schedule ;
* WorkLife programs;
* Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);
* Employee discounts (local and national retailers);* Flexible Spending Account Program ;
*University tuition waivers (Employee and Dependents).

For more information, visit: SIUE Office of Human Resources- Benefits

Job Tags

Holiday work, Local area, Relocation, Flexible hours,

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