Visiting Professor: Psychological Anthropology
Job Description Summary
The Department of Anthropology and Sociology and the Department of Psychology at Webster University invite applications for a full-time, one-year visiting position in psychological anthropology to begin August 2019. We seek a scholar who can teach courses that examine social and cultural factors that shape mental health, and classes on cross-cultural understandings of mental health. Experience and/or interest in supervising undergraduate research projects is desirable. This is a joint position, with an expected teaching obligation of four (4) courses during the Fall and four (4) courses during the Spring. Priority will be given to candidates who can teach introductory courses in anthropology and psychology.
Ph.D. in Anthropology, Psychology. or related field. An ABD currently enrolled graduate student will be considered in special cases.
Additional consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong interest in mentoring undergraduate research.
The candidate must be able to:
• Teach a “four-four” teaching load for the duration of the appointment.
• Teach courses as assigned by the department chair(s) in the faculty member’s area(s) of specialization, courses for majors/minors, general education or service courses, or some combination of these, with the standard enrollment for each course as set by the department.
• Teach a schedule made up of a combination of the standard class-meeting times, as determined by the department chair(s), to meet instructional need.
• Teach classes for the mandated number of contact hours per week over a full semester and meet university expectations for final exams.
• Maintain current knowledge of the discipline.
• Present course material in a clear, organized manner using methodologies appropriate to the discipline-e.g., lecture, demonstration, technology.
• Explain course expectations clearly to students.
• Adhere to the requirements of the department’s curriculum.
• Adhere to all university safety policies regarding classroom equipment and materials.
• Grade assigned papers, examinations, or projects in a timely manner so that students may benefit from the feedback.
• Provide students with individualized help and consultation to meet students’ needs.
• Meet administrative requirements and deadlines such as those for submitting course syllabi, conducting student course evaluations, and submitting final grades.
• Use technology as established and communicated by the University to carry out the administrative duties associated with teaching.
We seek a scholar who can teach courses that examine social and cultural factors that shape mental health, and classes on cross-cultural understandings of mental health. This is a joint position, with an expected teaching obligation of 4-4 courses over two semesters. Because it is a joint position, this individual will report to the Chair of the Department of Psychology and the Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology.
For full application instructions and position description, visit https://apptrkr.com/1413050