Assistant Professor/Instructor of Anthropology

  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Anthropology & Sociology

Job Description

The Department of Anthropology at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track position in socio-cultural anthropology, beginning Fall 2021. The rank will be Assistant Professor or Instructor depending on qualifications. Applicants should possess or be close to completing a doctorate degree in Anthropology.

We seek a colleague who does not duplicate our present departmental interests. Preferred topical areas are medical anthropology, language and culture, race and ethnicity, or science and technology. Preferred geographic areas of research and teaching expertise include Mexico/Central America, South Asia, or Southeast Asia. Applicants should have experience conducting and analyzing extensive, long-term fieldwork. The successful candidate will teach courses in their area of expertise and contribute to a rotation of core courses in the Anthropology major, including our senior level ethnographic methods course and our anthropological theory course. Teaching load is 3/2, which includes contributions to the college's general education program, Connections. Faculty at Franklin & Marshall maintain active research programs and contribute to the College's shared governance.

Candidates must submit the following items electronically via Interfolio ( a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), teaching and research statements, a diversity statement, and teaching evaluations. Applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to Interfolio by their recommenders. For full consideration applications should be received by April 15th, 2021.

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Kelly Smith (she/her), the department's academic coordinator at For specific questions, contact Scott Smith (he/him), Chair, Department of Anthropology, Franklin & Marshall College, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003. E-mail:

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