Adjunct Faculty in Cultural Anthropology
Webster Vienna Private University
Deadline for Applications: 5 May 2017
For over 35 years Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) has provided its students with an
internationally competitive, American-based liberal arts education in the heart of Europe. Our students hail
from 70 different countries, and are taught by researchers committed to a student-centered and
intellectually rigorous undergraduate education. As part of an international network of campuses based in
St. Louis, USA, WVPU offers a learning environment that is both global in scope and individual in its
attention to student needs. At the undergraduate level, the university offers 6 bachelor’s degree programs
in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as a broad liberal arts education via the university’s Global
The Global Citizenship Program invites applications for the position of Adjunct Faculty Member in Cultural
Anthropology for Fall Term I 2017 (August 21-October 13). Candidates interested in teaching the following
course are invited to apply:
Course Title: Cultural Anthropology 2500: Peoples and Cultures
Meeting Times: Mondays and Thursdays, 14:00-16:00
The above course is an introduction to the ways in which specific cultures and geographic regions respond
to problems characteristic of the contemporary world: from violence to environmental degradation, from
economic injustice to cultural imperialism, from human rights to the role of government. Further specification
of course content to be determined in consideration of the adjunct faculty member’s particular research
strengths, and in cooperation with the department head.
The Adjunct Faculty Member in Cultural Anthropology will join a Global Citizenship Program faculty
composed of researchers in philosophy, cultural anthropology, sociology, history, literature, science and
the arts. To advance the university’s mission of preparing student-scholars for an increasingly globalized
world, Webster Vienna students pursue a liberal arts-based training in the human sciences alongside their
respective major and/or minor field of study in the departments of Business & Management, International
Relations, Media Communications, and Psychology. The Global Citizenship Program seeks to advance the
liberal arts by supporting its students and faculty in developing new approaches to the most pressing areas
of contemporary research in the human sciences.
The interested applicant is expected to:
be either an advanced doctoral student or hold a PhD (or equivalent) in cultural anthropology or
related fields, and have a professional track record in the field.
have demonstrated achievements in academic research.
be a dedicated and innovative teacher interested in joining a student-centered learning
possess full professional fluency in English.
have the legal right to work in Austria.
Conditions of employment
Webster Vienna Private University offers a competitive salary for adjunct faculty members that range from
€3.200 to €4.750 gross per course, depending on course length. This compensation covers the full range
of teaching responsibilities, including course preparation, classroom instruction and assessment.
Applicants are kindly asked to submit online both a CV, as well as a cover letter detailing the applicant’s
research profile and pedagogical philosophy, to Human Resources ([email protected]). For
questions relating to the position, please contact the Global Citizenship Program Department Head, Dr.
Ryan Crawford ([email protected]).
Webster Vienna Private University
Praterstrasse 23, 1020 Vienna, Austria