Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropo
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Antioch College seeks a broadly trained cultural anthropologist for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Anthropology, starting August 20, 2018. This position lasts ten months (three academic quarters), from August 2018 through June 2019. Preferred candidates will have a Ph.D. in anthropology, though ABD candidates will be considered. The area of specialization in cultural anthropology is open. The ability to teach a wide range of courses within cultural anthropology is highly desired, and these offerings contribute to the College’s mission, general education program, and robust self-designed majors.

The teaching load for this position is six courses for the 2018-2019 academic year (2-2-2 on the quarter system), with some flexibility in the load distribution by offering optional one-month block courses in the November-December term. Courses covered by this position include introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in cultural anthropology, including general education courses, courses in the area of specialization, and courses that support the current needs of the curriculum. The ideal candidate should demonstrate: 1) excellence in undergraduate teaching; 2) a commitment to the liberal arts; and 3) dedication to undergraduate advising and mentoring. Antioch College is committed to rigorous liberal arts education and we seek faculty members who teach in creative, experiential, and interdisciplinary ways. The successful candidate will also be expected to mentor students who are undertaking their senior projects and contribute to delivering the general education curriculum.

Antioch College was founded as new kind of American college, a place where students seek to “win victories for humanity” and engage in real-world problem solving in the classroom, campus and community, and through our renowned cooperative education program. Antioch attracts tenacious questioners who find virtue in our being rigorous and open, creative and deliberative, diverse and self-reliant; who appreciate the thoughtful scale of individual, small group and community learning, and our commitment to principles of applied and experiential education. Antioch is a laboratory for discovering the new and better ways of living and learning that are the building blocks for democratic communities and a healthy planet. Through participatory learning and work-based education, students develop and put their ideas into practice. Guided by talented teachers and mentors, students own their education through a robust self-designed major program grounded in 5 areas of practice—creativity & storytelling; deliberative democracy, diversity & social justice; sustainability; well-being; work—and explore the transdisciplinary spaces within and among the humanities, sciences, arts, and social sciences, utilizing dynamic resources like our 1,100-acre nature preserve, farm, Coretta Scott King Center, and NPR affiliate radio station, among others. The high level of participation in the design and governance of the College, dialogue and collaboration across the campus to develop community here and in the surrounding region is unmatched elsewhere.

Antioch College embraces diversity as a core value, and considers it fundamental to excellence in education. We are an educational community dedicated to the pursuit of social justice that intentionally and consistently supports diverse and inclusive practices. Antioch College acknowledges and seeks to end the existence of systemic inequity in terms of access to power, resources, and privilege and works to develop access and equity in the community. Within this context, Antioch seeks to build authentic engagement across diversity, ensure systems of support for historically and currently marginalized groups, and promote safety in challenging dialogues and exchanges. We believe diversity enhances learning and our individual and collective ability to manifest positive change. We seek candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s mission through curricular development and innovation that fosters social justice, cultural competencies and understanding of diversity.

Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the college offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender identity, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status.

Applicants must email all required materials to facultysearch@antiochcollege.edu with “VAP Anthropology” in the subject line. Complete packets will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity and inclusion statement, unofficial transcripts, and the names of three professional references who can speak about the candidate’s undergraduate teaching and mentoring abilities. Official transcripts and previous course evaluations (if available) will be required of finalists for this position, and references listed will be contacted. Applications will be reviewed beginning May 13, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled or canceled. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Antioch College sponsorship. Questions related to this position can be sent to facultysearch@antiochcollege.edu.

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Nancy Wilburn
nwilburn@antiochcollege.edu
Antioch College
One Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, 45387
937-319-0069