The Department of Sociology and Anthropology (http://socanth.olemiss.edu) and the Croft Institute for International Studies (www.croft.olemiss.edu) at the University of Mississippi invite applications for the position of a Croft Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Korean Studies. This is a one-year, temporary position beginning August 2021. We are seeking an anthropologist with a focus on contemporary Korea. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory and thematic courses for Anthropology and International Studiesas well as upper-level courses with a focus on Korea. Candidates should have an active program of scholarly research, a strong commitment to teaching, and the language proficiency to conduct original research in Korean. Ph.D. (or advanced ABD) in Anthropology or related field is required at the time of application. Teaching and service responsibilities will be divided between Sociology and Anthropology and the Croft Institute.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers the BA and MA degrees in Anthropology and the Croft Institute offers a major in International Studies, one of the signature programson campus. Position Details
Appointment: 9 Month
Assignment Type: Non-Tenure Track
About the University of MS & Oxford, MS
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi’s flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state’s largest university and is ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.
Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.
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How to apply
Interested applicants should apply online at https://careers.olemiss.eduby submitting a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and list of references with contact information for three people. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kate Centellas, chairof the search committee [email protected]r (662) 915-7421. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Note for Current UM Employees
Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu
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