Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Beloit College invites applications for a tenure track position in cultural anthropology beginning August 2022. A Ph.D. in anthropology is required; candidates who are ABD and expect to complete their PhD by August 2023 will also be considered. The ideal candidate has teaching interests and research specialties in intersectional identities and uses humanistic and ethnographic methods. Applicants whose research addresses any of the following areas will be considered, including but not limited to contemporary theoretical approaches engaging structures of power, critical theory, inequality, decolonial perspectives, and/or human rights. Scholars who examine environmental racism, health inequality, migration, and/or activism are especially encouraged to apply. Geographic focus of research is open, but interest in working with communities in Wisconsin, especially Beloit’s vibrant African American and Latinx communities, is preferred.
The successful candidate must exhibit exceptional enthusiasm for, and commitment to, undergraduate teaching and in expanding efforts of equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in line with Beloit College’s Becoming Better action plan (https://www.beloit.edu/becoming-better/). We seek an individual who will foster student research and involve students in their professional scholarship, so experience mentoring undergraduates is a plus. Beloit College has a long history of excellence in anthropological education, and the department has close ties with the college’s world-renowned and AAM-accredited Logan Museum of Anthropology whose collections are available for course development, programming, and research.
Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.
Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin September 1 with initial interviews in early October. Questions about the position should be directed to: Shannon Fie, co-chair of Anthropology (firstname.lastname@example.org).