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Assistant Professor of Anthropology (#239)

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The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant level anthropologist who specializes in classical and contemporary anthropological theory, beginning fall 2016.  We are especially interested in candidates who conduct ethnographic research in sociolinguistics and the politics of language.  This position has a 2-2 teaching load, and the successful candidate will teach courses at all levels of the curriculum including introduction to cultural anthropology and required theory courses for the major.  Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half of the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke is committed to enriching the education experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke College seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college’s academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellent, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

The successful candidate will demonstrate competence in working with students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Please submit: letter of application, CV including contact information for three referees, writing sample (up to 25 pages), one-page statement of teaching philosophy/practice (including evidence of a commitment to mentoring a diverse study body), and no more than 3 sample course syllabi.  Applications must be received by October 30, 2015 in electronic form, and must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu.