Assistant Professor-Modern Languages, Anthropology and Geography-Anthropology

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

Job description

Department of Modern Languages, Anthropology and Geography

Our anthropology program is searching for an engaging and energetic teacher who can offer introductory and advanced courses for both majors and non-majors. The ideal candidate would excel in teaching both sociocultural and linguistic anthropology. We are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrable dedication to undergraduate education and with an appreciation of the regional service mission of a mid-sized university. The successful candidate will clearly communicate a vision for contributing to a rigorous four-field anthropology curriculum that also provides individualized student support and opportunities for student success.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate classes, primarily face-to-face with some online
  • Recruit and advise students
  • Maintain a schedule of office hours
  • Attend department meetings and engage in service
  • Maintain an active research program with opportunities for student participation

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or ABD (Degree completed by August 2018) in Anthropology with training and expertise in cultural and/or linguistic anthropology (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
  • Regional specialization in the Americas
  • Experience and/or training in applied linguistics, language preservation/revitalization, or structural linguistic analysis
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at college/university level as graduate assistant, instructor, or above
  • Active research program with opportunities for student involvement
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and student research opportunities
  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to teach both face-to-face and online courses
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.

Department Information: Information regarding the Department of Modern Languages, Anthropology, and Geography can be found at

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 12,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

Application Deadline: This position is available August 1, 2018, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by January 15, 2018.

How to apply

To apply, submit the following items online by clicking on the position you wish to apply for at the below link, then click on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

  • Letter of interest addressing required position qualifications and including an explicit statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda
  • Formal teaching evaluations from peers, supervisors, and/or students
  • Sample syllabus for an introductory course
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Contact information of three professional references

Founded in 1873, Southeast Missouri State University has a proud history of excellence in education. From the copper dome to the gum tree to cardiac hill, Southeast is a university with a rich past.