Department of Anthropology
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a full-time Lecturer to begin August 2019. This position is a three-year, renewable appointment (non-tenure-track) in the Department of Anthropology. 

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field, and teaching experience in Anthropology at the university level. We seek an anthropologist with the ability to teach about past or present indigenous, diaspora or immigrant populations of the American Southeast, and who has experience engaging with local communities. Preferred qualifications include an intellectual focus on the Carolinas or neighboring regions. Sub-field within Anthropology and topical specializations are open, with preference given to scholars who will complement the department’s current strengths.

We seek an effective educator with a commitment to quality teaching, who will teach four classes each semester. Instructional responsibilities will include teaching a four-field Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 1101), and anthropological courses that can contribute to the UNCC Liberal Studies program under the general course title “Critical Thinking and Communication” (LBST 2301). Additional teaching will include subjects in anthropology, at the undergraduate and graduate levels in their fields of specialization. The Department of Anthropology at UNC Charlotte emphasizes four-field training for its students and offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology with optional concentrations in Applied Anthropology at both levels. 

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences includes diverse faculty, staff and students. Accordingly, we welcome candidates whose experiences with teaching have prepared them to contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity. Candidates should include in their cover letter a discussion of how their qualifications, experience and professional background prepare them to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching and/or service activities. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Over 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and military sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 24 master's degrees, 12 graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees. 

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

All applicants should submit the following to https://jobs.uncc.edu for Position 003780: (1) a letter of application responding to the qualifications listed above; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names and contact information for three referees; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Dennis Ogburn, dogburn@uncc.edu. Our website: http://www.anthropology.uncc.edu/