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Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Location: 

University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Sociology & Anthropology (10000890)
Employee Designation:  Temporary Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu

Position Description

 

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology (http://socanth.olemiss.edu) at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a full-time two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology to begin August 2022. The teaching load is five courses for the academic year. We are looking for candidates with a research focus in North America and demonstrated expertise in archaeological materials analysis. Preference will be given to a candidate who is prepared to teach four-field introductory anthropology and North American archaeology courses, classes in their area of expertise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate student theses with colleagues in the department. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology by the time of appointment and have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and a pedagogy that values diversity and inclusivity. 

 

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, letter of application, and the names of three references. Questions for the search committee can be directed to Dr. Carolyn Freiwald at crfreiwa@olemiss.edu. The position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. The University of Mississippi is committed to equity in higher education and seeks to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into research, teaching, and service missions. Applicants from unrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.
 

Position Details

Appointment (9 Month)

Assignment Type (Non-Tenure Track)

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.

 

Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

 

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

 

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi