Spelman College seeks a 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 candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts and sciences education, be able to contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching, mentoring and advising, 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 for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Anthropology faculty position beginning August 2017. Cultural Anthropologists with strong teaching and research interests in one or more of the following areas: medical anthropology or anthropology of health and disease, anthropology of development, or indigeneity are invited to apply. Geographical area of specialization is open, but preference is given to scholars whose research is non-US based and that complements the interests of current department faculty members. Focus on the Global South (especially Africa, the Middle East, or the Caribbean) is preferred.

The Department is seeking a candidate whose analyses are gendered, global, and comparative. The candidate must be able to teach core anthropology courses such as anthropological theory, introduction to anthropology, ethnographic methods, as well as courses in her/his area of specialization. Students in the department are required to write senior theses, thus the ideal candidate is willing to advise and mentor students as they conduct their original research. Research, scholarship, and professional service should be commensurate with that expected in a liberal arts college.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology is preferred, although “ABD” candidates will be considered. Preference is given to candidates that apply by October 17, 2016. The review of applications will continue until December 1, 2016.

Competitive salaries and an excellent benefits program are available. To apply for the position, please upload: a letter of application which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; a one-page statement of scholarly agenda; and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Official transcripts will be required at time of hire. After initial review, three letters of recommendation will be requested directly from the list supplied by the candidate during application.  Questions may be addressed to Ms. Michelle Meadors ( in the Faculty Support Office.

To APPLY, copy and paste the link address below to submit an electronic application with required attachments.

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