Overview

UMBC’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration & Policy invites applications for a Visiting Lecturer position beginning August 2017. Primary teaching areas are open, but the Visiting Lecturer will contribute to teaching our core introductory course in cultural anthropology, Anthropology 211. Candidates must have a minimum of a MA degree. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Anthropology, undergraduate teaching experience, and the ability to contribute courses that complement our department strengths in medical anthropology and the life course. Expertise in Africa, the Middle East, or Latin America would be of particular interest, as would research or experience related to health equity, international development, migration, and/or applied anthropology.

This is a nine-month full time undergraduate teaching and advising position. Lecturers also enrich majors’ undergraduate experience by supporting activities sponsored by the Anthropology Council of Majors. The position may be renewed annually, for up to two years. Opportunities for additional compensation through summer teaching may be available. This position is eligible for health insurance benefits.

The department houses three undergraduate major programs (Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy) and an MA program in Applied Sociology. The department has 18 full time faculty members, including four anthropologists, and over 460 undergraduate majors, of whom 46 are anthropology majors.

UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university- high research activity. The university has a diverse student population of 13,640 graduate and undergraduate students and is located in the dynamic Baltimore-Washington corridor. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity.

Applicants should submit the following to UMBC via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/40972: a) curriculum vitae, b) two example syllabi, c) letter describing teaching and research experience and interests in this position, and d) the names and institutional addresses of three referees whom we can contact. Applications received by April 24, 2017 will receive the fullest consideration, but the application review will continue until the position is filled.

For questions regarding the position contact, Dr. Sarah Chard, Recruitment Committee Chair at schard@umbc.edu. UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.