Assistant Professor Anthropology Department of History and Anthropology College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Our growing anthropology program is searching for an engaging and energetic teacher who can offer introductory and advanced courses for both majors and non-majors. In addition to working with students enrolled in the anthropology program, our faculty also provide learning opportunities for students in other programs (e.g. History and Historic Preservation, Health Communication, Social Studies Education, Freshman Experience).
The ideal candidate for this position would excel in teaching both cultural 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 communicate a clear 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 to support retention and completion efforts
Maintain a schedule of office hours
Attend department meetings and engage in service
Maintain an active research program with opportunities for student participation
Ph.D. or ABD (Ph.D. completed by August 1, 2020) in anthropology (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
Primary training and expertise in cultural anthropology
Regional specialization in Latin America
Demonstrated expertise in linguistic anthropology
Demonstrated excellence in teaching face-to-face classes at college/university level as graduate assistant, instructor, or above
Active research program with opportunities for student involvement
Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and regional service mission of a mid-sized university
Demonstrated ability or willingness to learn to teach online courses
Demonstrated strong 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.
Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2020 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 22, 2019.
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the University supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.