• 01.05.2019
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University of Mississippi - Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology (http://socanth.olemiss.edu) at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in biological anthropology beginning August 22, 2019.

We are a four-field anthropology department seeking a candidate whose research complements and expands current department strengths. The area of research is open, but must include an ability to teach courses in biological anthropology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching responsibilities include a 3/2 course load with courses including Introduction to Biological Anthropology at the undergraduate and graduate levels and a four-field Introduction to Anthropology. Applicants will also have the opportunity to teach a course in their area of specialization.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established.

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have completed their PhD in anthropology or a closely-related field by the start date of the appointment.

Application Procedures

Combine the required documents into two (2) individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature.

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 complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information

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