Visiting Assistant Professor

Anthropology

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Union College (Schenectady, New York) seeks applicants for a one-year visiting position at the assistant professor level. We seek socio-cultural candidates whose research/teaching interests complement those of our current faculty. We are particularly interested in scholars working in the Caribbean, the Middle East, or the former Soviet Union. Topically, we seek scholars who are interested in at least one of: environmental anthropology, economic anthropology, museum studies, technology and society, tourism, and visual anthropology. But we will also consider candidates with other specialties and whose research is in other regions. Candidates with Ph.D in hand and teaching experience are preferred, but these qualifications are not required. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field, and applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter strategies that they use to teach a diverse student body. Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. 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, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status.

The Department prides itself on strong teaching and relationships with students. Union also values, and offers substantial support for, scholarship. Further information about Union College can be found at www.union.edu and about the Anthropology Department at http://muse.union.edu/anthropology. 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 pelishl@union.edu by Feb. 10, 2017.

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