The Department of Anthropology is engaged in the study of what it means to be human in evolutionary and cultural perspectives, drawing on the social and natural sciences, humanities, and the creative arts. We seek not just to understand what it means to be human, but to apply our knowledge for the betterment of humanity. Our curriculum includes cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and applied anthropology.
The department values diversity and inclusivity and its mission is: (1) to educate students about the development and diversity of the world’s cultures and biologies, past and present; (2) to teach students the basic theories and methods that underlie anthropological research; (3) to give students practical experience in the use of anthropological knowledge and methods through the pursuit of original ethnographic, archaeological, and/or biological anthropology research, with particular emphasis on applied research; (4) to expose students to contemporary human and cultural issues of significance to their lives and the lives of others; and (5) to impart important skills in critical thinking, writing, research, and analysis that will provide students with the tools to be effective citizens of the global community. The department strives to achieve this mission in the context of a personalized approach to education where faculty members provide small classes, hands-on experiential and cross-disciplinary learning opportunities, and varied possibilities for one-on-one interaction with students.
Position qualifications include the following: a PhD in Anthropology at time of appointment; a commitment to the creation of an inclusive educational experience; demonstrated teaching effectiveness; an active program of research that will involve undergraduates; and an enthusiasm for working effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and students. Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate interest in fostering collaborations within the regional community that include undergraduate research opportunities. Preference will also be given to candidates who value the intersections of the subdisciplines of anthropology and demonstrate this in their teaching and/or research and who examine life course development.
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.
We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.
We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.
When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.
Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.
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Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.