CONSEJO MEXICANO DE CIENCIAS SOCIALES

Assistant Professor in Anthropology or Geography

Assistant Professor in Anthropology or Geography

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2018. Full consideration will be given to applications received by that date. Interested candidates should complete the online application and upload required materials including: (1) a letter of interest, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) writing sample, and (6) names and contact information for three references. You can find out more about this position, including where to submit your materials electronically at: http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/6844. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Melissa Baird at mfbaird@mtu.edu or 906-487-2366.

Posting Details

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for an Assistant Professor to join our interdisciplinary social sciences faculty. We seek a scholar specializing in heritage, environment, and industrial communities to strengthen our graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) in Industrial Heritage & Archaeology and/or Environmental & Energy Policy.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

The successful applicant will contribute to graduate teaching and research, teach undergraduate courses, including a large general education course, Global Issues.

The applicant is required to seek/secure external funds to support research and contribute to department/university service, as well as external professional service.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

A Ph.D. in Anthropology or Geography, or a related interdisciplinary field, is required by August 15, 2019.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Candidates with expertise in GIS or related spatial sciences are encouraged to apply.

Teaching experience is strongly preferred: the teaching load is two courses per semester, with one course per year being our core interdisciplinary course, Global Issues.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Applicants must demonstrate how their research and teaching interests strengthen one or both of our graduate programs, and articulate with one or more of our undergraduate programs in Anthropology, History, Law and Society, Social Sciences, and our new major, Sustainability Science and Society.

The successful candidate will have a strong research program and high potential for securing external funding.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Candidates with research foci that emphasize environmental health and/or pollution, social justice, urban and/or at-risk communities, labor relations, brownfield revitalization, or deindustrialization are particularly encouraged to apply.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:**

  • Employee Safety Overview
  • Anti-harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
  • Annual Data Security Training

Other Conditions:

  • Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Recent Writing Sample

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