The Department of Anthropology at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in linguistic anthropology, beginning August 2014. Qualified candidates will teach our required introductory course Language and Human Experience, as well as upper-level seminars in linguistic and cultural anthropology. Course load is three per semester; the particular array of remaining courses is open but should contribute to the offerings of a four-field anthropology department. Geographic area should ideally complement existing department strengths in Africa and South Asia, with a preference for the Islamic world. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand preferred, but ABD candidates may be considered.
St. Lawrence University is a small, liberal arts college in upstate New York committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity. This commitment ensures an inclusive campus atmosphere that is intellectually and socially enriching for the entire community. Our recent incoming classes include 25 percent US students of color or international students; about 18 percent of each class receives Pell grants. We encourage applicants from historically under-represented groups, as well as individuals who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and those who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college.
To apply, please send – in a single pdf document – a detailed cover letter that addresses scholarship, teaching philosophy, and desire to teach in a small, liberal arts environment; CV; summary of teaching evaluations; and names and addresses (including email contacts) of three references to: Dr. Shinu Abraham, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority consideration will be given to applications received on or before November 7, 2013.
For additional information about St. Lawrence University and the Anthropology Department, please visit our website at http://www.stlawu.edu/anthropology. St. Lawrence University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.