Assistant Professor - Tenure Track Anthropology Department of Modern Languages, Anthropology and Geography
Our anthropology program is searching for an engaging and energetic teacher who can offer introductory and advanced courses for both majors and non-majors. The ideal candidate would excel in teaching both sociocultural and linguistic anthropology. We are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrable dedication to undergraduate education and with an appreciation of the regional service mission of a mid-sized university. The successful candidate will clearly communicate a vision for contributing to a rigorous four-field anthropology curriculum that also provides individualized student support and opportunities for student success.
Teach undergraduate classes, primarily face-to-face with some online
Recruit and advise students
Maintain a schedule of office hours
Attend department meetings and engage in service
Maintain an active research program with opportunities for student participation
PhD or ABD (Degree completed by August 2018) in Anthropology with training and expertise in cultural and/or linguistic anthropology (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
Regional specialization in the Americas
Experience and/or training in applied linguistics, language preservation/revitalization, or structural linguistic analysis
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at college/university level as graduate assistant, instructor, or above
Active research program with opportunities for student involvement
Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and student research opportunities
Willingness and demonstrated ability to teach both face-to-face and online courses
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.
Letter of interest addressing required position qualifications and including an explicit statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda
Formal teaching evaluations from peers, supervisors, and/or students
Sample syllabus for an introductory course
Current curriculum vitae
Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
Contact information of three professional references
Department Information: Information regarding the Department of Modern Languages, Anthropology, and Geography can be found at http://www.semo.edu/gcl/.
University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 12,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.
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