Assistant Professor of Anthropology


Lyon College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology position beginning in August 2019. We are seeking a cultural anthropologist trained in a four-field discipline, who can teach introductory courses across subfields. Geographic specialty is open, although particular consideration will be given to candidates who conduct research within the United States. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or advanced ABD in cultural anthropology, evidence of effective teaching and student mentorship, commitment to creating an inclusive classroom supportive of underrepresented categories of students, and a developed research and writing agenda. Additional responsibilities may include academic advising and service on college committees. Experience at a small, residential liberal arts college as a student or as a faculty member is desirable. Absent that experience, an understanding of the difference between a small college and a university and the desire to be on the faculty of a small college are important. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Lyon College is located in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and historic town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area and named by USA Today as the best city to live in in Arkansas. The College currently enrolls almost 700 undergraduate students from 24 states and 15 foreign countries. Entering freshmen have an average high school GPA of 3.5 and an average ACT composite of 24 and SAT score of 1117.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application that includes a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and the names and contact information of at least three references to Mr. Donald R. Taylor, Director of Human Resources, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR 72501 or electronically to with “Assistant Professor of Anthropology” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, application must be received by 17 May 2019. Semi-finalist interviews will be conducted via Skype. To learn more about Lyon College go to

Lyon College does not discriminate with respect to the hiring of applicants or with respect to the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. It is the continuing policy of Lyon College to comply with any applicable state and federal law regarding equal employment opportunities.

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