Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University seeks candidates for a one-year non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in sociocultural anthropology. Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology by the time of the start date as well as a specialization in gender and sexuality studies. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a salaried position that carries benefits.

The successful hire will teach a 4/4 load that includes courses for both General Education and for the B.S. and B.A. programs of study in the major. Courses will include teaching two general education courses (Gender, Race, and Class and Understanding Culture), core intro course for the major (Cultural Anthropology), and a course based upon their research expertise.

Applicants must provide: (1) letter of application including information about relevant research and teaching goals and experience; (2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; (3) a representative set of relevant teaching evaluations; and (4) a statement on experience and commitment to diversity. All application materials should be uploaded as a single PDF to:

Review of all applications will begin after a priority deadline of May 28th, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Additional information about the University and the surrounding area is located at

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all. We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or For questions on the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Christina Sornito at


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