Job No: 514541
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Division Name: Academic Affairs
College/Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Campus Location: Normal, IL
The department of Sociology and Anthropology is seeking one full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology for the period August 16, 2023, to December 31, 2026. This is a 9-month academic year contract for 8 semesters and does not include summer employment. We are seeking a candidate to teach both undergraduate and graduate classes with an emphasis on historical archaeology. This is a 100% teaching position and the teaching load for a full-time visiting instructor is 4 classes per semester (courses with enrollments greater than 90 students count as two).
The ideal candidate would be able to teach methods in digital archaeology and current topics in historical archaeology. Strengths in any of the following are a plus: Latin American Studies, Native American Studies, Food Studies. The appointee will have the resources of a large archaeology lab with historical artifact-type collections, a reference library, and laboratory equipment.
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with more than 20,000 students. Our six colleges offer 174 undergraduate majors, 76 minors, 97 master’s programs, 17 doctoral degrees, and 40 certificate options. We have repeatedly been named a “Great Place to Work” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 132,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, the Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems, its citizens’ level of educational attainment, its parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime rate. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic, and commute time. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at https://www.visitbn.org/ for more information.
1. PhD in Anthropology or ABD
2. Experience as the teacher of record for two or more college-level anthropology courses.
3. The ability to teach the following required courses:
- Archaeology Theory (ANT 486/386)
- People and Food (ANT 105)
- Analysis of Archaeological Materials (ANT 401/ANT 392)
- Research Design in Anthropology (ANT 460)
4. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.
Ability to teach additional topical classes such as:
- ANT 375 Landscape Archaeology (intensive digital archaeology applications)
- ANT 275 Foodways
- ANT 102: Human Origins
- ANT 280 (online) Cherokee Culture to 1830
- ANT 274 Principles of Archaeology
- Additional topical electives relative to the candidate’s experience and expertise
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
CV, Cover Letter, List of three references.
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Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2023. The job will remain open until filled.
Dr. Joan Brehm
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
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