One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Bioarchaeology

Vassar College

One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Bioarchaeology

Department: Anthropology Department

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Posting Number: F017P

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About Vassar College

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction

The Department of Anthropology at Vassar College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Bioarchaeology, for the 2021-2022 academic year.

AA Statement

Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Description

Teaching responsibilities include 5 courses (preferably two in Fall and three in Spring): an introduction to archaeology, intermediate and advanced courses in osteology and bioarchaeology, and an archaeology-themed first-year writing seminar. Vassar College is currently planning for all classes to be in-person starting in the fall, following New York State guidelines for safe in-person instruction.

How to Apply

Candidates should hold a PhD in Anthropology or a related field.
Please apply online at Include a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus and/or teaching statement, a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and other involvements and contact information for three references. For inquiries about the position, please contact Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To Apply

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