Job Title: Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor, Anthropology

Job ID: 9459

Department: Anthropology & Classical

Location: Akron Campus

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

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Application Instructions

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach cover letter that fully describes your qualifications and experience with reference to the required and preferred qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a brief statement of teaching philosophy that describes your pedagogical approaches and how your teaching and research experiences will contribute to the growth and success of the department; (4) contact information for at least three references to your profile.

Go to “My Activities” link and upload the required documents under the my Cover Letters and Attachments section.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications.  This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  A resume may be submitted but will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application.  For assistance with your application or attachments please call 330-972-7089.



The University of Akron, Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Associate Professor in Medical, Cultural, or Biological Anthropology.

The Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Associate Professor will typically be expected to teach 9-10 credit hours per semester and participate in some departmental service activities. This load will typically include two sections of our introductory Human Diversity course (3 credits each) and one upper division course, including but not limited to Anthropological Data, Medical Anthropology, Sex and Gender in Anthropological Perspective, Anthropological Field Methods, Anthropological Theory, or courses that complement existing faculty strengths and fulfill student demand. The Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Associate Professor position is non-tenure track (NTT) and is renewable annually.

A nine-month, full-time contract with competitive salary and benefits will be offered, commencing August 26, 2016.


Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Anthropology in hand at time of appointment. We seek a colleague with a strong interest in and commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. Teaching experience at a similar academic institution and a demonstrated record of facilitating undergraduate research is a plus.

Salary: Competitive

Application Deadline: Open until filled

About UA      

Located in Akron, Ohio, The University of Akron (UA) is one of the largest employers in the region and offers an array of employment opportunities. Here you’ll find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community.

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The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or status as a veteran.  The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.

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