Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Granville, Ohio
Mar 08, 2024
Apr 07, 2024
2024 VAP
Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
Full Time
Organization Type

Denison University’s Department of Anthropology invites applications from dynamic teacher-scholars for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in cultural/linguistic anthropology to begin August 2024. We welcome applicants with research expertise in any region.

The successful candidate will make important contributions to the anthropology curriculum by teaching six courses per year including the following core courses: Introduction to Anthropology, Ethnographic Methods, and History of Anthropological Thought. Other courses could reflect the candidate’s areas of research expertise.

Denison University is a diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2,400 students from across the nation and around the world. We emphasize building a supportive environment so that every student has the opportunity to succeed. Denison is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty and is committed to providing a work and learning environment free from discrimination. We are located thirty miles from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts many cultural and artistic opportunities.


Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Anthropology by August 2024. As a liberal arts college, we will prioritize candidates who evidence experience in and commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit application materials on-line at

1.     A letter detailing the applicant’s training, areas of expertise, and experience teaching undergraduates. Applicants must explicitly address teaching in a liberal arts context and engaging a diverse community of students.

2.     Curriculum Vitae

3.     The names and contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin on March 25. The position will remain open until filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Veerendra Lele, Chair of Anthropology (