Augustana College — Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology beginning in August of the 2019-2020 academic year, with possible renewal up to a total of three years upon mutual agreement. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, including 29% first generation college students, 23% Pell Grant students, 21% students of color, and 9% international students. Our beautifully wooded and largely residential 115-acre campus is located in Rock Island, Illinois, a diverse Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities metropolitan area along the Mississippi River with 400,000 residents about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.

Strengthening our diverse and inclusive community is central to the college’s mission and strategic plan. We seek applicants with an interest in fostering rigorous, inclusive, and high-impact learning environments for a diverse student body.

The successful candidate will be able to teach Introduction to Anthropology, Popular Culture, and additional courses as needed within the candidate’s area of specialization. The successful candidate also will contribute to the first-year student experience by teaching in the college’s first-year inquiry program and/or offering January-term courses aimed at first-year students. Teaching load is six sections for the academic year.

Preference will be given to candidates who have earned a PhD in Anthropology; ABD candidates also will be considered. This is a one-year appointment, but may be renewable upon mutual agreement.

Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed and strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Details about Augustana College, our expectations of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at Teaching at Augustana. Questions may be directed to the chair of the department, Dr. Paul Croll, Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

A complete application includes: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references. To apply, please email application materials to using the subject line: Search #127-19 Anthropology, and directed to Jessica Schultz, Associate Dean of the College. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #127-19 Anthropology, C/O Jessica Schultz, Associate Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.