Professor of the Practice, Anthropology and Environmental Studies

The Department of Anthropology and the Environmental Studies Program at Tulane University invite applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, three-year renewable-contract teaching Professor of the Practice beginning in August, 2016. Candidates who have completed a Ph.D. in biological anthropology, with an environmental focus, at the time of application will be given preference. The teaching load is three courses per semester, with one of those courses in Anthropology and two in Environmental Studies. Courses will include: Introduction to Environmental Studies, Methods in Environmental Studies, Senior Seminar/Capstone in Environmental Studies, Human Adaptation and Variation, and courses in the candidate’s own area of expertise. Teaching is the primary focus of this position, although some departmental and program service is expected. The salary will be $45,000/academic year (salary is non-negotiable).

Instructions to Applicant:
Review of applications will begin immediately. Completed applications received by April 25, 2016 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Candidates should include (1) letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement outlining courses you propose to teach at Tulane and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (4) three letters of reference

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Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference uploaded into interfolio following the guidelines here

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate and applications from women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged.

The Environmental Studies Program (EVST), housed within Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts (SLA), enables undergraduate students to pursue an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree focused on understanding the relationships between humans and the environment. Through coursework offered by several of Tulane’s schools, internships, and opportunities for independent study and honors theses, our majors develop a sophisticated understanding of the interplay between humans and the environment and rigorous knowledge of key environmental and humanistic concerns.

The mission of the Department of Anthropology is to provide undergraduate and graduate instruction in anthropology, and to produce innovative research and scholarship. Key to our research and teaching mission is maintaining integration and balance among anthropology’s four fields: biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology, and archaeology. Through research and publication, and the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, we strive to advance and disseminate knowledge of human and nonhuman primate origins and behavior, major developments in human prehistory, mechanisms of cultural change, human adaptation to diverse environments, and an understanding and appreciation of modern cultural, biological, and linguistic diversity.