Visiting Assistant Professor

The Anthropology Program at Skidmore College invites applications for a full-time visiting position in Biological Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level, to begin September 2016. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist able to integrate biocultural perspectives in teaching and research. We are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups, as well as individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. The successful applicant will have topical and geographical interests, and active fieldwork that complement existing faculty expertise. The position requires teaching 3 courses per semester, including a combined biological anthropology and archaeology introductory course, as well as upper-level courses focusing on the candidate’s geographic and topical interests, with a preference for courses on human variation, race and racism, human evolution, and/or forensics. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how their qualifications and experiences will allow them to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and research.

PhD at time of appointment, and applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. We also desire candidates with an interest in contributing to interdisciplinary programs.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore’s faculty of teacher-scholars are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,400 talented undergraduate men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

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Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.