Open Faculty Position: Assistant Professor in Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor position. The appointment will begin August 16, 2017 and may be renewed annually based on the teaching needs of the department. The Department of Anthropology seeks a teaching professor focused on excellence in the anthropology classroom. This individual will play a key role in the advancement of undergraduate teaching in the department. The successful candidate should possess the qualifications and skills necessary to teach large and small undergraduate courses, mixed (hybrid) courses, and fully online formats in all the department’s sub-disciplines. The candidate must have evidence of strong teaching skills and be able to demonstrate their commitment to teaching excellence. The successful candidate will normally teach 4 classes (usually 2-3 preps) per semester. We seek a candidate with an engaged, innovative and thoughtful approach to teaching a large and diverse student body and who is committed to student success. MSU provides opportunities and resources to support faculty advancement in instructional development.

A Ph.D. in anthropology is required. Please send application letter, CV, teaching portfolio (minimally a statement of teaching interests, teaching philosophy, syllabi and teaching evaluations) and names and email addresses of three references. Electronic submission is required and materials should be uploaded at The closing date for application is January 15, 2017 or until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Todd Fenton at

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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