Assistant Professor - Anthropology

Anthropology Department

Description

Union College (Schenectady, New York) seeks applicants for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level. We seek socio-cultural candidates who can offer courses in at least one of the following geographic areas: Africa, East or Southeast Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, or the Middle East. Topically, we seek scholars who are interested in economic anthropology, medical/science/technology, food, gender, ecology/ environmentalism, and/or tourism. However, we will also consider candidates with other teaching and research interests that add to those of our current faculty. In addition, we welcome applications from candidates who are committed to leading, at some point during their career at Union, an ethnographic field school for undergraduates on the model of the department’s current term-long field schools in Fiji, Tasmania, and Tanzania. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand and teaching experience are preferred, but not required. The Department prides itself on strong teaching and relationships with students, especially in the field. Union also values, and offers substantial support for, scholarship. Further information about Union College and the Anthropology Department may be found at www.union.edu. Applicants should send a digital dossier (in PDF format), including cover letter, writing sample, one or two sample syllabi, C.V., and the names and addresses of three referees to anthro@union.edu by November 4, 2013. Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity.

Union College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s).

Union College’s strategic plan highlights the role of diversity in providing an effective education for the 21st century at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. Diversifying the student body, the faculty, the administration, the staff and the curriculum requires a commitment to honor our mission and advance our goals. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and national origin.