Visiting Assistant Professor (Anthropology)

Visiting Assistant Professor (Anthropology)

The Department of Anthropology at Wagner College invites applications for a two-year visiting position in anthropological ecology or environmental justice with a historical perspective, beginning fall 2018. We seek candidates with GIS experience, broad, 4-field anthropological training and teaching interests, applied experience, and an interdisciplinary research agenda that will include undergraduate students. Strong preference will be given to candidates whose work addresses the impact of environmental issues in structurally disadvantaged communities. Geographic region is open. Applicants must have teaching experience and a PhD at the time of the appointment.

The teaching load is 3/3 with the option for summer courses. Courses to be covered include: Cultural Geography (AN106), Comparative Cultures (AN201) People and the Environment (AN206), Methods in GIS and Geomatics (AN306), and Seminar in Anthropological Theory (AN491). Additional courses will be based on the candidate’s expertise. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to advise students and teach in Wagner’s signature First Year Program.

Located in an increasingly diverse metropolitan area, Wagner College is committed to scholarship and community outreach relevant to the needs of New York City. Wagner values equity, diversity (domestic and international), and inclusion at every level of the institution, and seeks to build a community of students, faculty, and administrators who reflect the diversity of society. In keeping with its values, it encourages applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity and internationalization efforts.

Applications received by Nov 24th will be considered for preliminary interviews at the AAA meetings. Final application deadline is December 1st. All application materials must be submitted as a single pdf document via email to celeste.gagnon@wagner.edu. Required materials include (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three recommenders, (4) a 2-page teaching statement. This statement should include a brief teaching philosophy, examples of pedagogical techniques used, and experience in a liberal arts institutions.