Submitted: 9 September 2022
Department: Anthropology
Institution: Augustana University
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 3 October 2022
Application email: [email protected]

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, effective Fall 2023. Successful applicants will demonstrate strong commitment to excellent teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. Teaching load is 3 classes in Fall and Spring and 1 course in January term. We will consider candidates with a wide range of specializations within Biological Anthropology. Forensic Anthropology or Medical Anthropology are preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program while teaching and be prepared to instruct introductory anthropology courses, forensics, paleopathology, general biological anthropology, as well as advanced courses in their area of interest. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to partner with interdisciplinary programs across campus. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology completed by the effective starting date of employment. Augustana University faculty are active researchers and dedicated teachers who collaborate in a variety of interdisciplinary academic programs.

As a Lutheran (ELCA) institution, Augustana University's students and faculty represent a wide range of religious and non-religious backgrounds, and openness to others' perspectives is a central tenet of our community. It is essential that candidates be able to interact with people from different backgrounds and perspectives and that they be interested in supporting students from underrepresented or systemically non-dominant groups. Our department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we are looking for a candidate who will help us continue to work toward these goals. We strongly encourage applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer, official website:

Augustana’s location in Sioux Falls, South Dakota ( provides an exceptionally high quality of living in an affordable community environment. Sioux Falls has more than 70 parks, over 40 miles of greenways, a walkable downtown that features musical and cultural events, and award-winning restaurants. Our metro area (population 265,000) is one of the fastest growing regions in the country and is recognized as a major medical, retail, and financial center.

Augustana offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, retirement plan, tuition assistance, holiday, vacation and sick pay. Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure: For full consideration, candidates should submit all of the requested materials as soon as possible.

Review of applicants will begin October 3rd and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter addressing qualifications and fit for the position as described above, along with:

● a current vita ● Augustana University employment application, ● graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) ● a statement of diversity discussing how you have supported diversity and inclusion in the past and how you anticipate doing so in this position ● a statement of teaching philosophy (course syllabi and evaluations are also welcome if available) ● a research statement that describes anticipated research activities for the next 3 years and addresses how you plan to involve undergraduate students in that research ● at least three letters of recommendation Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check.

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