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Western Michigan University Instructor in Biological Anthropology

by Ed Hagen last modified Jul 22, 2013 05:38 PM expired
Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology seeks Candidates for Instructor in Biological Anthropology to begin August 19, 2013. Research area and specialty are open, but we are most interested in candidates who complement our existing interests in issues of human health, nutrition, and disease disparities and inequalities in a global context. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in anthropology in hand by fall 2013 and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the ability to teach lab-based introductory and general education courses. Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate level, specifically Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Race, Biology and Culture, as well as a topics course in his/her specific area of expertise. The successful candidate will also advise MA students, serve on MA thesis committees as appropriate, and perform departmental service assignments as appropriate.


Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. The university’s vision is founded on three pillars and aspires to distinguish itself as learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged.  The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.  For more information on the University’s vision and strategic plan, visit http://www.wmich.edu/strategic. For more information on the on the College’s new strategic plan, see www.wmich.edu/cas.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter describing qualifications, accomplishments, and professional experiences related to the position; CV; contact information for three (3) references, and student evaluations of teaching, if available to www.wmich.edu/hr/careers-at-wmu.htm. Questions about the position can be sent to Dr. LouAnn Wurst, chair Anthropology Department, at louann.wurst@wmuch.edu.

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