Colby’s Anthropology and Global Studies programs are close and collegial partners. We are currently searching for two positions. Please distribute widely.
Faculty Fellow in Latin American Anthropology

The Anthropology Department at Colby College is a small, dynamic department focused on cultural anthropology. We invite applications for a one-year visiting Faculty Fellow with a geographic focus on Latin America, beginning on September 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach four courses a year, including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, one course in the Anthropology of Latin America, and two additional courses to be decided in conjunction with departmental needs. Areas of specialization are open; we encourage applicants who can contribute courses on environmental anthropology, race and ethnicity, expressive culture, urban anthropology, among other topics. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, with preference given to those with experience teaching in a Liberal Arts setting. Ph.D. (preferred) or advanced ABD.Please submit applications through Interfolio at Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that should include evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching, and evidence of teaching success.Applications received by January 15 will be reviewed in full. Candidates selected for electronic interview will be asked to provide three letters of reference. Initial interviews will be conducted electronically. For further information, contact Associate Professor Winifred Tate, Search Committee Chair, [email protected].

Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies – Human Rights, Social Justice, & AnthropologyThe Global Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor (five course sabbatical replacement). We seek a scholar with a PhD in anthropology (ABD considered) and a record of innovative research and teaching in the human rights and social justice arena, broadly defined. Scholarly expertise might include environmental justice, social movements, indigenous rights, media activism, global health, and migration, among others.  Candidates with research and teaching centered in the Global South or indigenous communities are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have strong interdisciplinary interests and will be able to teach courses that complement the existing Global Studies and Anthropology curricula, including one section of introduction to cultural anthropology and at least one writing intensive course (to be an upper level class in scholar’s area of specialization).  The search committee is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity of the campus community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, list of three recommenders, writing samples, and teaching evaluations (if available) to  Review of applications will commence on January 25, 2019 and continue until a successful candidate is selected. For further information, contact Associate Professor Maple Razsa, Search Committee Chair, [email protected].

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Mary Beth MillsProfessor and Chair, Department of AnthropologyColby College4700 Mayflower HillWaterville, ME 04901Tel: 207-859-4706Fax: 207-859-5229[email protected]she/her/hers

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