Employment opportunities

Full Time Lecturer in Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a nine month, full-time, non-tenure track appointment in Biological Anthropology to begin August 2017 (up to a 3 year contract, contingent upon qualifications and need). Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research has a strong evolutionary or bio-cultural focus. The successful applicant will teach a full course load that includes one section of an introductory-level, general education biological anthropology course with a focus on topics in human evolution, titled “Our Primate Heritage” (one lecture and two to three labs per week) and one section of the general education course titled “Gender, Race, and Class.” PhD in anthropology preferred but ABD will be considered. Teaching experience is required.

Applicants must provide (1) a letter of application outlining teaching and research interests; (2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; (3) a prospective syllabus for Gender, Race and Class; and (4) recent teaching evaluations. All materials should be sent electronically in a single PDF file to bioanth2017@appstate.edu.  Review of applications will begin January 22, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Susan Lappan, Search Committee Chair, at lappansm@appstate.edu

Appalachian State University, located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, is a highly ranked master’s comprehensive university and part of the 16 campus University of North Carolina system. With slightly more than 18,000 students, Appalachian State strives to maintain its reputation for excellence in teaching, while continuing to enhance its research reputation. The anthropology department has 11 tenure-track faculty and approximately 150 majors. Additional information about this position, the university, and the surrounding area is located at www.anthro.appstate.edu.

Appalachian State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, ASU strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Susan Lappan at lappansm@appstate.edu. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the university’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.



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Physical Location

The Department of Anthropology is located in Anne Belk Hall. The administrative office is located in Room 342 and all of the faculty offices, classrooms, and labs are located on the 3rd floor.

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