KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Linguistic Anthropology to begin August 2012. PhD in Anthropology or Linguistics preferred, ABD considered. The successful candidate will be dedicated to high-quality undergraduate education and a four-field approach to anthropology with a strong commitment to student and faculty diversity. Teaching responsibilities include five courses per academic year, including introductory linguistic anthropology each fall and spring semester. Preference will be given to candidates who can effectively educate students in all aspects of linguistics from a broad anthropological perspective, with an emphasis on language and culture. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out original research, obtain research funding, and involve undergraduate students in research. Candidates with specialties that enhance our existing expertise will be seriously considered. The Anthropology faculty at K-State includes three cultural anthropologists, two archaeologists, one biological anthropologist, and one linguistic anthropologist, as well as adjunct anthropologists. Both the BS and BA are offered in anthropology, stressing a broad-based background in the four major fields of anthropology. K-State, a land-grant institution established in 1863 and situated in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, has an enrollment of approximately 23,000 students. [See:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc7AMJAAcL0]
Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Background check required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. E-mail your letter of application reviewing teaching experience, along with evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations), vitae and contact information for three references to the Anthropology Search Committee at anthroksu (at) gmail.com. If e-mail is not possible, send to Dr. Harald E. L. Prins, Chair Anthropology Search Committee; Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work; 204 Waters Hall; Kansas State University; Manhattan, KS 66506.