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Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Wake Forest University
United States, North Carolina, Winston Salem
March 25, 2024

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Job Description Summary

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY's Department of Anthropology is seeking applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology at the Visiting Assistant Professor level beginning fall semester 2024. The successful candidate will likely hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology, but ABDs with stand-alone teaching experience will be considered. Applicants must be able to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and/or Understanding Culture through Ethnography (also at the introductory level) and may also be asked to teach an upper-level course. Total teaching load will be 3-3 for the 2024-2025 academic year. Evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to the training and professional development of undergraduates is required.

Job Description:

Wake Forest's four-field anthropology department consists of nine permanent faculty, three professional museum staff, and an average of 76 undergraduate majors and minors. Seventy-one percent of majors participate in field- or lab-based research and 31% present original research at professional conferences. Students and faculty also engage with our award-winning and dynamic Lam Museum of Anthropology. Our department has strong interdisciplinary relationships with Latin American and Latino Studies; Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Linguistics; African American Studies; American Ethnic Studies; Environmental Studies; Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, and other academic programs and campus centers.

Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University is a highly ranked, private university with 5400undergraduates and 3200 graduate and professional students in the Schools of Medicine, Law, Divinity andBusiness. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicantswith demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EOemployer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. The Department of Anthropology welcomes individuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender identities,gender expressions, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, ability, veteran status - and other visible and nonvisible differences. We seek faculty who are committed to creating a respectful,welcoming, and inclusive environment for all community members. For quick facts about the University, go to.

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina - part of the beautiful Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the state's "City of the Arts," Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals. The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys.

Applications will be accepted until March 18th at 5pm. Applicants are to submit in a single pdf document 1) a cover letter describing the applicant's qualifications and interests, and 2) a curriculum vitae detailing the applicant's qualifications in cultural anthropology. References will be requested only of short-list candidates. Cover letters should include a teaching statement that addresses teaching philosophy, pedagogical approach, and ways of addressing diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Applications should be submitted as one PDF to under R0006459. Cover letters and questions about theposition may be addressed to Margaret Bender, Chair of Anthropology. Questions about the application process may be addressed to.The submission of an online application with Wake Forest University is required for this position.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

Inorder to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

WakeForestseeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on thebasis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran statusandencourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.