Submitted: 7 December 2020
Department: School of Social Science and Global Studies
Institution: University of Southern Mississippi
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 11 January 2021
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The School of Social Science and Global Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in anthropology to begin in August of 2021. The position is open to all specialties in biocultural anthropology, but priority will be given to those who complement/augment existing faculty specialties.

Those with a research focus in medical anthropology, growth and development, and/or nutritional anthropology are especially encouraged to apply. The ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines, including the dual master’s degree program with Public Health, is also desirable.

The successful candidate will assume a 3/3 teaching load that may include the following classes: four-field introduction to anthropology, introduction to archaeology and biological anthropology, medical anthropology, as well as electives in the applicant’s particular area of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications: - Ph.D. in anthropology by time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications: - Evidence of effective teaching that seeks to engage a diverse student body - An established publication record - An active research agenda that fosters mentorship with and fieldwork opportunities for graduate and advanced undergraduate students

Special Instructions to Candidates Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) statement of teaching philosophy and interests, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (including evaluations if available), (5) writing sample, and (6) names and contact information of three references. Unofficial transcripts will be requested of finalists prior to interviews. Official transcripts are required prior to extending an offer to the preferred candidate. Review of applications will begin on January 11th and will continue until finalists are selected.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Marie Danforth, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected].

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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