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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F00100
Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology
Working Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology
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Position Type Faculty

Division and Department Information

Division Academic Affairs
Department Anthropology

Posting Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at Dickinson College invites applications for the position of a one-year visiting assistant professor of biological anthropology for the 2017-18 academic year. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist with an active research agenda and a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates. PhD or ABD required. Teaching responsibilities involve five courses per academic year to include lecture and laboratory sections of Introduction to Biological Anthropology and an advanced undergraduate course on human evolution. A deep appreciation of the value of the liberal arts and the ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body are two important characteristics of the successful candidate. 

Dickinson’s Department of Anthropology and Archaeology has 22 undergraduate anthropology majors and 23 archaeology majors. Our six full-time faculty have research interests in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology and conduct research in North America, South America, East Asia, East Africa, and the Mediterranean. We emphasize student engagement in research through our methods courses, our three laboratories—biological anthropology, environmental archaeology, and classical archaeology—and department-run field schools in cultural anthropology and archaeology.

Please apply to with a letter of interest and CV that includes names and contact information of three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Kjell Enge, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013 via

Dickinson College is a private, highly selective, liberal arts college with 2370 students located in south central Pennsylvania. It is located within two hours of Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, and three hours from New York City. 

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 01/31/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
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Is this a Temporary Position? No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
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EEO Statement

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

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  1. Curriculum Vitae
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