Saturday, October 6, 2018

Dr. Yaw A. Frimpong-Mansoh's New Book!

Dr. Yaw A. Frimpong-Mansoh (NKU Associate Professor of Philosophy) just published his book, Bioethics in Africa: Theories and Praxis (https://vernonpress.com/book512 and https://www.amazon.com/Bioethics-Africa-Theories-Yaw-Frimpong-Mansoh/dp/1622734599/)!

Dr. Monica Wakefield Featured in American Scientist

Our own Dr. Monica Wakefield (biological anthropologist) was featured in the summer issue of American Scientist (see third column of second page)!



Friday, September 14, 2018

Assistant Professor of Anthropology


Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy Department
Northern Kentucky University

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence      
 
Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position         

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology with a specialization in cultural medical anthropology, beginning August 2019. This position is part of a cluster hire with preference given to those whose research has been or will be focused on impacting under-served populations and competency with diversity-related issues.

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy has 17 full-time faculty members, three major programs, 11 minor programs, and three micro-credentials. The Anthropology Program has approximately 95 students split among the B.A. major, minors (disciplinary and multidisciplinary), and focus. NKU is a comprehensive regional university of 14,500 students located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati, OH in an area offering an outstanding quality of life. It is near a variety of natural areas and is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. For additional information about the Anthropology Program at NKU, visit http://nku.edu/anthropology.

Primary Responsibilities             
 
Geographical area negotiable, with preference given to Africa, Middle East, and Native America. Candidates should be prepared to teach introduction to cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, ethnographic methods and research, and a culture area course. In addition, candidates must be able to teach upper-division courses in their area of expertise and both face-to-face and accelerated online courses.

Qualifications    

Candidates must have Ph.D. in anthropology completed by time of appointment, preferred candidate will have evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, a current research project, completed professional papers and/or publications, experience in contributing to the writing of grants, willingness to involve undergraduate students in research, and willingness to participate in civic engagement.

Applications should include a cover letter, current vita, and names and email addresses of at least three references. Please include your personal philosophy on diversity and inclusion and why they are important in higher education. Letters of recommendation will be requested upon narrowing the candidate pool.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education       Ph.D

Preferred Education        Ph.D

Assistant/Associate Professor of Sociology


Assistant/Associate Professor of Sociology
Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy Department
Northern Kentucky University

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence        

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position         

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor of Sociology with a specialization in social psychology, beginning August 2019. This position is part of a cluster hire with preference given to those whose research has been or will be focused on impacting under-served populations and competency with diversity-related issues.

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy has 17 full-time faculty members, three major programs, 11 minor programs, and three micro-credentials. The Sociology Program has approximately 90 students split among the B.S. major (one face-to-face and another online), minors (disciplinary and multidisciplinary), and focus. NKU is a comprehensive regional university of 14,500 students located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati, OH in an area offering an outstanding quality of life. It is near a variety of natural areas and is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. For additional information about the Sociology Program at NKU, visit http://nku.edu/sociology.

Primary Responsibilities               

Research interests are negotiable, but preference given to areas of the environment and criminology. Candidates should be prepared to teach introduction to sociology, social inequality, and social psychology. In addition, candidates must be able to teach upper-division courses in their area of expertise and both face-to-face and accelerated online courses.

Qualifications    

Candidates must have Ph.D. in sociology completed by time of appointment, preferred candidate will have evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, a current research project, completed professional papers and/or publications, experience in writing grants, willingness to involve undergraduate students in research, and willingness to participate in civic engagement.
Applications should include a cover letter, current vita, teaching philosophy, and names and email addresses of at least three references. Please include your personal philosophy on diversity and inclusion and why they are important in higher education. Letters of recommendation will be requested upon narrowing the candidate pool.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education       Ph.D

Preferred Education        Ph.D

Online Application: http://jobs.nku.edu/postings/7361

Monday, September 10, 2018

NKU Alum Kim Fender reflects on her long career and retirement as head of Cinci, Hamilton County libraries

NKU Alum Kim Fender reflects on her long career and retirement as head of Cinci, Hamilton County libraries, "...anthropology is a pretty useful degree for understanding how people work as groups, and you gain some good observation skills,” Fender explains. “They use anthropologists a lot of times in processing things to find out the best flow for projects. That’s been helpful for looking at our kind of work and seeing how we can make the process smoother and easier, and eliminate unnecessary steps." - https://www.nkytribune.com/2018/09/nku-alum-kim-fender-reflects-on-her-long-career-and-retirement-as-head-of-cinci-hamilton-county-libraries/