University of Connecticut, Anthropology

Position ID:UConn-Anthropology-496252 [#21597, 496252]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Anthropology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/04/08, listed until 2022/06/07)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut seeks to fill a one-year visiting position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory and mid-level undergraduate courses in cultural anthropology, with the possibility of some advising or administrative service. They may teach introductory courses including Peoples and Cultures of the World and Social Anthropology; methods courses such as Cultural Research; and elective courses such as Peoples and Cultures of North America, Contemporary Native Americans, People of the Pacific Islands, Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East, Anthropology of the African Diaspora, or a course in Ethnographic Methods. Preference will be given to candidates who have research and/or teaching interests in cultural anthropological theories and methods.

The Department of Anthropology is located on the main University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, Connecticut. It offers undergraduate and graduate training, with internationally recognized strengths in medical anthropology, human rights, archaeology, and biocultural anthropology. Research, teaching, and advocacy in the Department seek to understand the creation and maintenance of social inequities while simultaneously identifying ways to reduce or eliminate them.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of the hiring
  • Demonstrated excellence teaching cultural anthropology to undergraduate students
  • Demonstrated excellence teaching large format introductory level courses
  • Experience teaching issues that concern diversity and inequality


  • Expertise in either collaboration-based, antiracist, or decolonial teaching practices
  • Experience teaching writing-intensive courses
  • Ability to teach courses in Intersectional-Indigenous Studies (The Americas and the Pacific), the Middle East, Africa, the African diaspora, and/or cultural research methods.
  • Deep commitment to innovation and professional development in pedagogy integrated-research.
  • Experience teaching and/or mentoring first-generation, non-traditional, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) college students.


This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track position. The teaching load for this position is seven 3-credit courses per year, or the equivalent. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2022.  The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Three letters of reference.

Evaluation of applicants will begin on April 22, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Anthropology please visit the Department website at

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Anthropology
University of Connecticut
354 Mansfield Road
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1176