Assistant Professor - Cultural and Social Studies - Cultural Anthropology
Creighton University
 Omaha, NE

Creighton University's Department of Cultural and Social Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position within its Cultural Anthropology undergraduate program, to begin in the Fall 2020 semester. We seek applicants with a PhD in anthropology, who demonstrate a robust research and publication trajectory in an area related to food security, health and nutritional studies, ecology and sustainability, or another domain that supports or complements the strengths of the department. Geographical area focus is open. Ideal candidates will be able to contribute to the strategic initiatives of the university, particularly “Engaging the World“ and Creighton's emphasis on sustainability and social justice. They will be energetic teacher-scholars dedicated to undergraduate education, and to working within a multi-disciplinary department committed to social justice in teaching, research, and service. The position carries a 3-3 teaching load with class sizes averaging 20-35 students. For information about Cultural Anthropology at Creighton, visit the department's website.

  • 7 Link - FacApp.pdf)
  • Cover letter explaining and describing interest in the position and why the applicant is a suitable candidate
  • Statement on Mission outlining how the candidate will contribute to the University's, the department's, and the cultural anthropology program's mission
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic Transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended (photocopies of transcripts are acceptable during the initial application process)
  • Teaching Dossier that includes a statement on the candidate's philosophy of teaching and learning, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (course evaluations, syllabi, etc.)

Additionally, three Letters of Recommendation, at least two of which speak of the candidate's teaching ability, should be sent directly to Dr. Roedlach at

Review of submitted applications will begin immediately.

Creighton University, a Jesuit Catholic institution, offers a comprehensive education directed to the intellectual, social, spiritual, physical, and other aspects of students' lives and to the promotion of justice. Creighton encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds and faith traditions who believe they can contribute to its distinctive educational traditions.

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PhD in Anthropology with demonstrated expertise in cultural anthropology, an active research agenda and a strong desire to teach at the undergraduate level.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;

Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;

Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications

Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%

Hearing: 75-100%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%

Travel: No and Yes

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No

AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement:

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.