Mercer University’s International and Global Studies (IGS) Department seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology. The incumbent will contribute to the development of a new Bachelor of Arts program in Anthropology and support either the Global Development Studies or Global Health Studies program. The preferred geographical area of research is Latin America, the Caribbean, or with indigenous communities. We are especially interested in a candidate whose research focuses on, but is not limited to, one of the following areas: linguistic anthropology, embodiment studies, and environmental anthropology.
Starting Date: August 1, 2023
Duties will consist of teaching seven undergraduate courses per year including a four fields Introduction to Anthropology and courses in the applicant’s area of specialization. Strong preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary training and a strong interest and desire to contribute to a liberal arts education. The successful candidate will be expected to develop study abroad and/or international service-learning programs, support other departmental programs, encourage undergraduate research, and contribute to the College of Liberal Arts and Science (CLAS) Integrative Studies or Great Books programs.
The IGS department is located in Mercer’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and is an interdisciplinary department that houses undergraduate major/minor programs in Global Health Studies, Global Development, and Anthropology (beginning in Fall 2023), and a minor in Asian Studies. IGS serves over 120 students across its programs.
For additional information about Mercer University and the IGS Department, email the search committee chair Dr. Amy Nichols-Belo at Nichols-Belo_A@mercer.edu or consult the following websites:
Additionally, candidates attending the American Anthropological Association meeting in Seattle are invited to email Nichols-Belo_A@mercer.edu to sign up for an informational session about the position and institution.
Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering and inspiring its students to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1,900 students. Among first-year students in 2022, 27% are 1st generation college students, 33% are Pell-eligible, and 52% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialogue, and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.
|Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply for the position, please submit an application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, diversity statement outlining your commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in teaching, and contact information for three professional references. A teaching profile and three recommendation letters will be requested from long-listed candidates. Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications must be received by December 15.
The successful candidate must submit official transcripts prior to employment.