Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • St. Mary's City, MD
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Anthropology & Sociology

Job Description


St. Mary's College of Maryland is accepting applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology. St. Mary's College of Maryland's Department of Anthropology is seeking a full-time one-year, non-tenure-track visiting assistant professor in sociocultural anthropology with background in ethnographic fieldwork to teach six courses (3-3) over the 2021-2022 academic year, including Introduction to Anthropology (two sections), Cultural Anthropology, Kinship and Social Organization, and two electives in their area of expertise. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: race and/or ethnicity; gender and/or sexualities; environmental and/or climate justice; medical anthropology and/or global public health. Geographic region is open; we prefer areas that will stretch beyond existing strengths of the department. Ph.D. required by start of position and evidence of teaching excellence is required. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable. The successful candidate must produce the necessary documentation to legally work in U.S. upon hire.

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

St. Mary's College ( embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter in which candidate addresses how his/her teaching will contribute to an inclusive classroom, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants can request confidential letters through their Interfolio Dossier account, and may be uploaded for free by the letter writer directly to our Interfolio-hosted account for committee review. Applications are being accepted online at: Questions may be directed to: Julia A. King, Chair;

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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