Assistant Professor in Anthropology
Michigan State University College of Social Science
United States

Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Anthropology Social Science 10038064
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Part Time (1-49.9%), Union

Position Summary

The Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of part-time fixed-term assistant professors. These positions will be filled on an as needed basis per academic year. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the department has an immediate need to fill a vacancy as needed within two years to begin as early as August 16, 2022.

Duties/Responsibilities include:

Teaching undergraduate courses in any of the sub-fields of the Anthropology Department, including sociocultural, anthropological linguistics, medical anthropology, physical and forensic anthropology, and archaeology.

Courses may also include those that are part of the department’s Integrated Studies in the Social Sciences offerings.

Courses may include in-person, online, or hybrid sections.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Anthropology

Minimum Requirements

Experience teaching at the college level.

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated record of teaching excellence preferred.

Required Application Materials

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest in, and preparation for, the position
  2. Resume/CV
  3. A one-page written statement outlining your views and commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion, and how those views and commitments would impact your work as an assistant professor
  4. Name and contact information for three professional references

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Todd Fenton at

Salary is $7,500.00 per course

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Oct 4, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 4, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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