Posted: Apr 22, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Oakland University - Rochester, MI
Application Deadline: N/A

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice invites applications for the position of a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor in Anthropology. This will be a one-year position with a hire date of August 15, 2021 and with the possibility of renewal. We are seeking candidates who have the potential to teach the following courses, both online and in person: Intro to Cultural Anthropology; Human Evolution and Archaeology; Culture, Technology and Society; Culture and Society through Film; Human Skeleton; Forensic Anthropology; Primate Behavior; and Archaeological Methods and Theory. Oakland University’s Anthropology program values diversity and issues related to social justice. Therefore, we are seeking a candidate who is well-equipped to infuse diversity and related advocacy content in their classroom instruction. The successful candidate will teach five classes over the course of two semesters.

School/college and department/program summary:

A unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, the interdisciplinary department enrolls approximately 1,000 undergraduate majors. The Anthropology program offers tracks in general and cultural anthropology as well as archaeology.

Oakland University summary:

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan, Oakland University is committed to building ongoing and collaborative relationships with the surrounding communities. Community and civic engagement enhances the lives of our students and has a positive impact on our broader community.

Minimum qualifications:

A Ph.D. in anthropology is preferred. ABD candidates will be considered but will be appointed at the rank of Visiting Instructor until evidence of Ph.D. completion is provided. Master’s degree in anthropology will be considered for appointment at the rank of Visiting Instructor.

Special instructions to applicants:

Please use this link to apply for the position. Upload the following documents for application: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy, statement on your contributions to diversity and social justice, three professional references, and one writing sample. If you have questions or require additional information about the position, please contact Henri Gooren, Faculty Search Chair, at [email protected].