Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Dickinson College

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at Dickinson College invites applications for the position of visiting assistant professor of cultural anthropology for the 2015-16 academic year. We seek a cultural anthropologist with teaching and research specialization in Africa relating to political economy and culture and/or medical anthropology. Ph.D. or ABD required. Teaching responsibilities will be five courses: an introduction to cultural anthropology each semester; one course in an area of specialization each semester; and one advanced undergraduate course on anthropological theory.

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. Located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg, PA, it is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia and three hours from New York City. The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology has 22 undergraduate anthropology majors and 32 majors in archaeology. Our seven full-time faculty in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology conduct research in North America, South America, East Asia, East Africa, and the Mediterranean. We emphasize student 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 March 6 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. James Ellison, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013 via

The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.