Wichita State University Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible, Assistant Professor position. We are seeking a socio-cultural anthropologist who actively engages in North American ethnographic research and is committed to involve students in their fieldwork.
The candidate is required to teach a full load of three regular courses (3 credit hours each) per semester as scheduled by the department chair, in addition to teaching independent reading, research, lab, and field studies courses.
The candidate must demonstrate preparedness to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in socio-cultural anthropology as offered in the course catalog, also to include introductory courses on-line.
The candidate is expected to develop topical and area courses in their field of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels which have an applied dimension.
The candidate is required to work with and advise undergraduate and graduate students in our program, and is expected to work actively to recruit and retain students for the program.
The continued pursuit of external funding to support undergraduate and graduate research is required.
The candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in teaching and research, documented through teaching evaluations, published articles, and grants received.
The candidate must demonstrate ongoing engagement in scholarly publications and research grant activity.
The candidate must have North American ethnographic expertise. The candidate should be able to operate technology associated with research and instruction.
The candidate must be able to teach both undergraduate level and graduate level courses. The candidate must be able and willing to teach in a class-room setting and online.
Seeking a candidate whose topical specialties add to those we currently have (religion, visual anthropology, anthropological linguistics).
The candidate is encouraged to collaborate in research as appropriate with the researchers in other departments and colleges on campus as well as at other institutions. All candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully educate and empower a diverse student population.
Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.
Please visit this website for the official position description. This link will provide further details related to the position as well as the list of application requirements.
The following information is provided by the employer in accordance with AAA policy.
AAA is not responsible for verifying the accuracy of these statements. They are not
part of the actual position description submitted for publication by the employer.
This employer does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer offers health insurance benefits to eligible opposite-sex domestic partners.
Wichita State University located in Wichita, Kansas consists of a moderately large 330 acre main campus; including open grassy fields and wooded areas. The main campus is comprised of 57 buildings that occupy approximately one-quarter of the campus acreage. The University also offers instruction at 4 additional metropolitan area satellite campuses. The Department of Anthropology includes Archaeolo...gical, Biological, and Cultural Anthropology. Each sub-discipline has immediate access to labs, libraries, field school equipment, and multiple campus resources. The department is housed within Neff Hall and is also home to the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology. Wichita, Kansas is a city of approximately 380,000 residents located along the I-135 corridor in south-central Kansas. Several suburbs also surround the city; most of which have a short commute to the University's campus.