College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time faculty member in Cultural Anthropology to teach a wide range of classes in anthropology and who is also able to teach courses in social theory. The area of geographic specialization is open. Courses are especially needed in: ethnography; research design and methods; social theory; and race/class/gender. The faculty seek a colleague who will help undergraduates understand and learn from the diversity of human cultures, and who can collaborate with other faculty to enhance the College’s curriculum in Human Ecology. The successful candidate will have a track record of teaching excellence, ethnographic fieldwork experience and the ability to train students in ethnography and a wide range of other research methods. Preference will be given to broadly trained candidates that have an interdisciplinary background or intellectual interests that require an understanding of multiple fields of study. Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field required.
The position requires teaching five courses a year over three terms, ranging from introductory to advanced, as well as supervising senior projects, independent studies, and tutorials. The committee will seek evidence that the candidate has the ability to: contribute directly to the College’s field-based programs both domestically and abroad through on-campus courses, mentoring, and advising; help students plan, conceptualize, and carry out independent research projects; challenge and inspire students to understand and use methodological and theoretical insights in sophisticated and creative ways; contribute to shared curricular responsibilities (e.g. writing-focused courses, core course, 1st year seminars, etc).
College of the Atlantic (COA) is a small, accredited, private college offering the B.A. and M.Phil. in Human Ecology. Faculty organization is non-departmental, and the college has a system of democratic self-governance. The College’s innovative curriculum includes: self-directed, interdisciplinary study; team teaching; involvement of undergraduates in research; and a commitment to prepare students to address social, political and environmental problems. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about COA by visiting our web page, http://www.coa.edu. Send a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, C.V., and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Cultural Anthropology Search, Attn: Barbara Carter, Search Coordinator, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Review of applications will begin September 22, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Specific inquiries about the position may be addressed to Jamie McKown, Chair, Anthropology Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org .
College of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multicultural education. COA is an AA/EEO employer. Applications are especially encouraged from persons who would enhance the ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity of the College.
Finalized September 23, 2008; revised with new date October 21, 2009;
revised with new date June 16, 2010
Posted on: Sunday, July 25th, 2010