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Limited-Term Visiting Instructor
Search #12089
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Visiting Instructor of Anthropology. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The “new” Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University’s academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution’s Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the growing anthropology program within the Sociology and Anthropology department is looking for a limited term faculty member to teach Introduction to Anthropology, Peoples of the World, and other courses in a research specialty.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department, the limited-term visiting instructor requires a 5/5 teaching load, with limited service obligations. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All reappointments are made on a one-year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in Anthropology or closely related field, with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Anthropology by August 1, 2021
  • Ability to teach Introduction to Anthropology and a Peoples of the World course
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous university teaching experience.
  • Earned Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field by August 1, 2021
  • Evidence of active scholarly activity that brings added perspectives to contemporary discussion of race, class, and gender

Screening of applications begins June 14, 2021, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

  • Ted M. Brimeyer, Search Chair, Search #12089
    Department of Sociology & Anthropology
    Georgia Southern University
    P. O. Box 8051
    Statesboro GA 30460-8051
    Electronic mail:
    Telephone: 912-478-5621

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

Last updated: 6/19/2021