Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology (Spelman College, Atlanta)

Spelman College seeks teacher/scholar dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues.  Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education.  All tenure-track candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts and sciences education, be able to contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching, assist in curriculum development, provide service to the department and College, as well as be active in scholarly, creative, and/or research productivity appropriate to a liberal arts environment.
 
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications to fill a tenure-track appointment for a cultural anthropologist with a specialty in  food studies, beginning August 2015, at the rank of Assistant Professor, job code TF0604.  Candidates should be able to teach and mentor students in core anthropology courses, qualitative research methodologies, anthropological theory, and a capstone senior thesis.  The ideal candidate is one whose analyses are gendered, global, and comparative, and who can help further develop an emerging interdisciplinary minor in food studies.  Research, scholarship, and professional service should be commensurate with that which is expected in a liberal arts college that places emphasis on teaching, scholarship and collegial service.
Qualifications:  Ph.D.  preferred, although ‘ABD’ candidates will be considered.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until filled.   
 
Competitive salary and an excellent benefits program are available.  To apply for the position, please upload:  a letter of interest, including job code, which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; statement of scholarly, creative or research interests.  Excellence in teaching, research and/or scholarly or creative production, and service are required.  Copies of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the referee or dossier.  Address all referee or dossier letters to: Spelman College, Provost Faculty Human Resources Office, Attn:  Ms. Karla H. Williams, Manager of Faculty Human Resources, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 1209, Atlanta, GA 30314.  Send all information to: www.spelman.edu/career-center/human-resources

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