Historically Underrepresented Dissertation Fellow – Anthropology

Historically Underrepresented Dissertation Fellow – Anthropology

About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a comprehensive, public, liberal arts and sciences college with 6,000 students. The College is ranked as one of the 50 best regional universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, has been one of Kiplinger’s magazine’s “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for six years straight, has been named to the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges and the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year since their inception, and has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for excellence in community engagement.

Job Description:

The Department of Anthropology at SUNY Oneonta invites applications for a non-tenure track position as a Historically Underrepresented Dissertation Fellow (Visiting Assistant Professor) in cultural and medical anthropology beginning in August 2013. This is a temporary, two year appointment. The Anthropology Department is a four-field department with roughly 90 undergraduate majors, and has a strong reputation for significant achievements in teaching, scholarship, student mentoring, and student research. A recent external review characterized the Department as “one of the best undergraduate Anthropology programs in our country…, [and] a distinguishing characteristic of the SUCO Anthropology Department is the very high quality of its faculty.” To learn more about the College or the Department please visit www.oneonta.edu or www.oneonta.edu/academics/anthro/.

Duties include but not limited to: teaching two courses in each of the fall and spring semesters, including one section of Introduction to Cultural Anthropology each semester and Medical Anthropology at least one semester per year; completing their dissertation; mentoring students; becoming familiar with the service responsibilities of a university faculty member; participating fully in the life of the College and the community; and performing other duties as appropriate to the fellow’s interests and time commitments.


Required Qualifications: Eligible candidates must be members of a historically underrepresented group; in the late stages of completing a doctoral degree in anthropology, needing only to finish a dissertation or equivalent; have a specialization in medical anthropology; capable of teaching introductory cultural anthropology; and considering a college or university teaching career.

Additional Information:

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at: www.oneonta.edu/employment.

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: www.oneonta.edu/home/diversity.asp. Moreover, the College is an EEO/AA/ADA employer. Women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=38896. Upload cover letter that specifically addresses historical underrepresentation and ability to complete degree requirements in addition to teaching duties within the two year time frame (two pages maximum), Curriculum Vitae, statements of teaching philosophy (two pages maximum) and research interests (two pages maximum), and scanned copies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts required at time of appointment). Please have three professional references sent or e-mailed to: Dr. Sallie Han, Chair, Search Committee; Department of Anthropology; SUNY College at Oneonta; Oneonta, NY 13820; Sallie.Han@oneonta.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.