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Position Summary   
The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at Governors State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Cultural Anthropology, with an emphasis in global studies and/or environmental studies. Sociology and Anthropology is a combined major at Governors State University, so familiarity with both disciplines will be a strength, as will be a contribution to the Global Studies and/or Environmental Studies majors and minors through a cultural anthropological lens. A terminal degree in Anthropology or a closely related field is required. The degree must be completed by August 2015.

Minimum Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have: (1) teaching experience at the undergraduate level; (2) positive teaching evaluations that also reflect enthusiastic and innovative instruction; (3) an active research agenda with evidence of research potential and/or productivity; (4) a strong desire to engage in collaborative research with undergraduates; and (5) a willingness to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology to cohorts of incoming first-year students who will have a particular thematic focus in which global understanding will be central.

We are especially interested in candidates who have non-U.S. field experience and a research focus in East Asia, Latina/Latin American/Caribbean Studies, Middle Eastern/North African, or Africana Studies. In order to be a leading candidate in this search, in addition to the aforementioned requirements, the candidate minimally must be fluent in the English language, be able to communicate well, demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in teaching through a successful interview and classroom demonstration and be experienced in the use of innovative curricular approaches that are student-centered, inquiry-based and hands-on oriented. Successful applicants should also be prepared to advise students, maintain a program of scholarship, and provide meaningful service to the university, the community, and the profession. Candidates may be required to teach at night, on weekends, online, or at off campus locations. The teaching load is four courses in both Fall and Spring semester, with opportunities of course release for scholarship.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please visit Candidates should submit a cover letter detailing teaching experience and research interests in cultural anthropology. Candidates should also include a curriculum vita; and a list of three professional references. Review of applications will begin January 20, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by telephone. Those candidates who are invited for a telephone interview will be asked to provide the Search Committee three letters of reference to Daniel Cortese at the following email address:, teaching evaluations, and syllabi of courses relevant to the position.
Posting Number: 0201640

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