Submitted: 13 December 2021
Department: Anthropology
Institution: Fort Lewis College
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 12 January 2022
Application email: [email protected]
Application URL: https://www.fortlewis.edu/administrative-offices/human-resources/employment-opportunities/current-openings/job-description/assistant-professor-in-medical-anthropology

Position Summary: This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position, in the Anthropology department. The primary responsibility of this position is to teach anthropology courses (typically seven 3-credit courses per year), and the secondary responsibilities are to produce research in anthropology and serve students in the anthropology program and the wider campus. The anticipated start date is August 2022.

Minimum Qualifications: - Ph.D. in Anthropology by the time of appointment - A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities 

Preferred Qualifications: - Expertise in public health (Indigenous and/or community health) and cultural perceptions of disease  - Teaching or research experience in two or more of the following: mental health, psychological anthropology, health disparities, anthropology of disability, gerontology, and biocultural anthropology  - Skills or experience that will complement current departmental strengths and expand our interdisciplinary course offerings, as well as build on college-wide strengths in experiential and innovative pedagogies 

Major Responsibilities: - Teach core disciplinary courses, medical anthropology, anthropological methods, applied anthropology, and a willingness to teach courses in Liberal Arts Core/Gen Ed and other interdisciplinary programs   - Maintain an active research agenda in anthropology, including peer-reviewed publications and presentations    - Serve students in various capacities (e.g. advising, mentoring, directing student research projects, working with student clubs, etc.)    - Contribute to service in the department, college, and profession - Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities   - Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508 - Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards - Perform other duties as assigned 

Work Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  - Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).  - Ability to work in a confined area.  - Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time. 

Compensation: The salary is $58,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package. The anticipated start date is in August 2022.

Application Process: A complete application packet includes: - Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position - Include details regarding how your course design and personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” - Curriculum vitae - Names and contact information for three current, professional references

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: [email protected]

Application materials received by January 12, 2021, will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts, and pass a background check.

The College and the Community: Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.

Equal Opportunity: Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See www.fortlewis.edu/CARE.

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination? Other discrimination questions?

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator Molly Wieser 230 Skyhawk Station 1000 Rim Drive Durango, Colorado 81301 (970) 247-7241 [email protected]

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator David Pirrone 192 Education Business Hall 1000 Rim Drive Durango, Colorado 81301 (970) 247-7182 [email protected]

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request.

* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.

ADAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email [email protected] at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

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