Introduction to Biological Anthropology Adjunct Instructor - Fall 2017


MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE
invites applications for the position of:

*Introduction to Biological Anthropology Adjunct Instructor - Fall 2017

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 07/13/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

DESCRIPTION:
Monterey Peninsula College is currently accepting applications to establish a pool for future part-time teaching assignments in this discipline.

FALL 2017
Course:ANTH 2 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Scheduled:Friday 12:30 -3:20 pm
Location:Marina Education Center
Description:This course introduces the concepts, methods of inquiry, and scientific explanations for biological evolution and their application to the human species. Issues and topics will include, but are not limited to, genetics, evolutionary theory, human variation and biocultural adaptations, comparative primate anatomy and behavior, and the fossil evidence for human evolution. The scientific method serves as foundation of the course. Also offered online.

Course:ANTH 2L BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY LABORATORY
Scheduled:Various
Description:This laboratory course is offered as a supplement to Introduction to Biological Anthropology either taken concurrently or in a subsequent term. Laboratory exercises are designed to introduce students to the scientific method and explore genetics, human variation, human and non-human primate anatomy and behavior, the primate/hominine fossil record, and other resources to investigate processes that affect human evolution.

Course:ANTH4 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Scheduled:Various
Description:This course explores how anthropologists study and compare human culture. Cultural anthropologists seek to understand the broad arc of human experience focusing on a set of central patterns; how they organize themselves socially, politically and economically; how they communicate; how they relate to each other through family and kinship ties; what they believe about the world (belief systems); how they express themselves creatively (expressive culture); how they make distinctions among themselves such as through applying gender, racial and ethnic identity labels; how they have shaped and been shaped by social inequalities such as colonialism; and how they navigate culture change and processes of globalization that affect us all. Ethnographic case studies highlight these similarities and differences, and introduce students to how anthropologists do their work, employ professional anthropological research ethics and apply their perspectives and skills to understand humans around the globe. Also offered online.

Course:ANTH4 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY AND PREHISTORY
Scheduled:Various
Description:This course is an introduction to the study of concepts, theories, data and models of anthropological archaeology that contribute to our knowledge of the human past. The course includes a discussion of the nature of scientific inquiry; the history and interdisciplinary nature of archaeological research; dating techniques; methods of survey, excavation, analysis, and interpretation; cultural resource management; professional ethics; and selected cultural sequences.

Course:ANTH 8 PRIMATE BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY
Scheduled:Various
Description:This course provides a concise introduction to nonhuman primate biology, comparative behavior, ecology, and conservation. Portions of instruction may be offered online; also offered fully online.

Course:ANTH 20 NATIVE PEOPLES OF NORTH AMERICA
Scheduled:Various
Description:This course is an anthropological survey of the cultures of native peoples of the United States and Canada before European contact. Also offered as Ethnic Studies 20; credit may be earned only once.

Course:ANTH 21 ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS OF MESOAMERICA
Schedule:Various
Description:This course traces the development, form and history of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilization, surveying the achievements of the Maya, the Aztec, and their neighbors. Also offered as Ethnic Studies 21; credit may be earned only once.

Course:ANTH 30 GENDER IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Schedule:Various
Description:This course explores gender categories, experience, and history from a transnational feminist perspective, examining diverse global locations, geo-politics, and cultural contexts. Also offered as Ethnic Studies 30 and Gender and Women's Studies 30; credit may be earned only once.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
POSITION DEFINITION:

Under the general supervision of the Division or Department Chair, the adjunct instructor will provide instruction in accordance with course descriptions, outlines, class schedules, and Governing Board policy; evaluate progress of students concerning educational matters, and perform other instructional related duties as assigned. Instructor may be assigned to the Monterey campus and/or Marina Education Center.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Meet each scheduled class and teach or conduct learning exercises for the entire period.
• Contact the appropriate division chair or administrator in advance to make arrangements for unavoidable absences.
• Provide each student at the beginning of the course with written information about the course, to include a full description of the grading system and how the student will be evaluated.
• Accurately keep required class records on attendance, withdrawal and grading.
• Submit when due, all necessary reports such as attendance and grade reports, roll books, and class information sheets, and certify as to their accuracy.
• Comply with all institutional policies and procedures.
• Give careful attention to all bulletins, memorandums and emails from administrative offices.
• Check faculty mailbox and MPC email frequently.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master's degree in anthropology or archaeologyOR
• Bachelor's degree in either of the aboveANDmaster's degree in sociology, biological sciences, forensic sciences, genetics or paleontologyOR
• The equivalent.Applicant must submit equivalency form.
AND
• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

WORK SCHEDULE / SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
During the application process, you will be asked to submit the following items:
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Transcripts
◦ We require unofficial copies showing all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the applicant's expense.Click here for a list of Foreign Transcript Evaluation Services.

• Equivalency Form (optional, based on minimum qualifications)
◦ If you do not meet theminimum qualificationslisted in the job announcement, but you believe you possessminimum qualifications that are equivalent, you will need to complete an equivalency form.Click here for forms.

Please do not upload any items not listed above (such as letters of recommendation), as they will not be forwarded to the hiring committee.
• Teaching assignments are part-time and temporary in nature. Assignments are subject to Governing Board approval, adequate enrollment size, and assignment to a contract instructor.
• Offer and assignment of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credentials, transcripts, fingerprint check, and tuberculosis examination as required.
• Hourly Rate: $44.44-$55.63 (per classroom teaching hour) based on education.

Monterey Peninsula College actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants interested in working in an environment which values flexibility, openness to change, collaboration, respect for others and their points of view, and involvement in College activities, all with the goal of meeting the needs of our diverse student population. The District does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

For full application instructions and position description, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mpc/jobs/1291377-0/substitute-pool-library-immediate-openings

The District is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.


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