Anthropology - Department Chair
Appalachian State University 47 reviews - Boone, NC

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Category: Academic Affairs

College: Arts & Sciences

Department: Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for Department Chair at the rank of Full Professor (advanced Associate may be considered). This is a full-time faculty appointment to begin July 1, 2011. The Chair will be instrumental in our efforts to expand and build upon department strengths, including faculty and student research, student academic excellence, and a vigorous engagement between theory and practice. We seek a rigorous scholar/teacher with an active research agenda and significant fieldwork experience, preferably in socio-cultural anthropology. Administrative experience is essential, with preference for candidates who have served as Chair of an anthropology department/program. A doctorate in anthropology is required, as is a record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with the rank of Professor.

The Anthropology Department has a well-earned reputation for collegiality among its 12 full-time and 3 part-time faculty covering the subfields of cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology. We are a dynamic department, offering numerous research opportunities for students including field schools, internships, lab projects, and independent studies at home and abroad. We have approximately 140 majors and offer B.A. and B.S. degrees in several concentrations including general anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, sustainable development, and applied anthropology.

Application should include (1) a letter of interest that includes discussion of scholarly work, teaching interests, and vision of anthropology, (2) a separate statement detailing administrative philosophy and experience, and (3) curriculum vitae including contact information for five references. Please send application electronically to Anthropology Chair Search at Address any questions to Prof. Diane Mines ( Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University, located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, is a highly ranked comprehensive university and part of the 16 campus University of North Carolina system. With more than 16,000 students, Appalachian State strives to maintain its reputation for excellence in teaching while continuing to enhance its research reputation.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, Appalachian State University strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Prof. Diane Mines ( Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists who are invited to campus for an interview.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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