Full-Time Lecturer in Biological Anthropology

Job Title: Biological Anthropologist

Background: Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time position as a Lecturer in Biological Anthropology (preference given to Medical Anthropology), beginning Fall 2020. The appointment is full-time, non-tenure track with a multi-year renewable contract. The department serves over 100 majors and minors, offers BA and BS degrees, and is a substantial contributor to the University Core Curriculum and Interdisciplinary Programs. (For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please visit its website at http://www.luc.edu/anthropology/index.shtml.)

Duties and Responsibilities: We seek candidates with an excellent record of teaching and a deep commitment to undergraduate education in medical, biological or applied anthropology, whose expertise focuses on issues including global and local health disparities in living populations, health outreach and education, and/or ethics and inequities. Candidates will be expected to teach four courses per semester, the majority of which will be the College of Arts and Sciences Foundational Core Course UCSF 137: The Scientific Basis of Environmental Issues. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to and develop interdisciplinary teaching initiatives that enhance collaboration between Life and Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Humanities, develop courses specifically designed to support and enhance the Anthropology program alongside other programs such as Public Health, Environmental Science, and Biology, and develop new opportunities for student experiential learning

Minimum Qualifications: Requirements include a Ph.D. in hand by May 2020 in anthropology, an exceptional enthusiasm for and commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a dedication to student development. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, and a letter of interest to www.careers.luc.edu. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of undergraduate teaching and mentorship. Referees will not be contacted immediately, but might be contacted at subsequent points in the review process. Candidates should, if they desire, forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and mentoring to:

Anne L. Grauer, Ph.D., Chair
Department of Anthropology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.