Wake Forest University’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year, nonrenewable, Visiting Assistant Professor position in Cultural Anthropology beginning Fall 2017. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in anthropology. Applicants must be able to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and a first-year student seminar course (usually related to their research specialty, which is open.) Total teaching load will be 3-3 for the 2017-2018 academic year. Evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to the training and professional development of undergraduates is required.
Wake Forest’s four-field anthropology department has nine full-time faculty and 74 undergraduate majors and minors. Over 90% of these students participate in faculty-mentored research and applied projects in anthropology. Students and faculty also engage with our award-winning Museum of Anthropology and its dynamic professional staff. Our department has strong interdisciplinary relationships with Latin American and Latino Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Linguistics, American Ethic Studies, Environmental Studies, Cultural Resource Preservation, and other academic programs and campus centers.
Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities, and 5 th for undergraduate teaching among national universities. With 4,800 undergraduates and 2,800 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.
Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – part of the beautiful Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the state’s “City of the Arts,” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals. The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys.
Applications will be accepted until March 8, 2017. Applicants are to submit in a single pdf document 1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and interests, and 2) a curriculum vitae detailing the applicant’s qualifications in cultural anthropology. Cover letters should include a statement outlining the candidate’s approach to addressing diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Cover letters and position questions may be addressed to Steven Folmar, Associate Chair of Anthropology. Questions about the application process may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.