Maryland Institute College of Art, Humanistic Studies
Cultural Anthropology/Asia or Africa
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Maryland, United States|
|Position:||Non-Tenure Track Faculty|
Position: Full-time appointment in Cultural Anthropology with a geographical focus on Asia or Africa. The Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning August 1, 2015.
The department seeks applicants for a full-time, continuing position in Cultural Anthropology with a geographical focus on Asia (East, Southeast, or South) or Africa. Knowledge of at least one Asian or African language is essential and significant research and field work experience in the region of focus is highly desirable. Because the position is within a multidisciplinary department teaching art students, the successful applicant must demonstrate conversancy across disciplines, and the ability to make their subject accessible to a broad audience of non-specialists.
Humanistic Studies is a multi-disciplinary department currently focusing on History, Philosophy, and Literature. The objective of this position is to expand the disciplinary breadth of the department, and to globalize and diversify existing curricular offerings. A commitment to excellence in teaching and an interest in teaching liberal arts/social science courses to art students are essential. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach the department’s first-year requirement “Critical Inquiry,” a course emphasizing self-reflection and critical thinking through various modes of writing, reading, and visual response. The position requires a Ph.D. in Anthropology in hand by August 1, 2015.
The faculty position will teach eighteen credits per year (three courses per semester) at a professional art college internationally known for its dedication to teaching excellence, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, and the importance of the fine arts. The candidate will be capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program, be proficient in traditional techniques and a broad understanding of new approaches in their field.
The interdisciplinary nature of the Department and College requires that faculty meaningfully contribute in a variety of areas that include: all aspects of departmental operations and institutional governance including advising, institutional and departmental committee service, and scheduled departmental and student activities during the school year. In addition to teaching, all full-time faculty are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the department and college.
- PhD in Anthropology
- Knowledge of at least one Asian or African language
- Minimum 1 year of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred).
- Teach the department’s first-year requirement “Critical Inquiry”
- Teach upper-division courses in their discipline
- Teach courses that support the departments major in Humanistic Studies
- Ability to make their subject accessible to a broad audience of non-specialists
- Pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the department and college
- Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
Valued, but not required:
- Minimum 3 years of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred).
- Significant research and field work experience in the region of focus
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.
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