Anthropology Assistant Professor

Job description


Folsom Lake College


Anthropology Assistant Professor

Job Posting Number: F00282P

Salary: $46,470 to $77,043 annually. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends. 

Closing Date: 03/14/2018


Complete job description and application available online at:


The Institution

Folsom Lake College (FLC) was established in 2004 as the fourth college in the Los Rios Community College District and serves over 8,800 students each semester. The college and its centers, the El Dorado Center in Placerville and the Rancho Cordova Center, primarily serve students from the diverse and rapidly growing areas of eastern Sacramento and western El Dorado counties, forming a dynamic learning community committed to academic excellence and innovation. The Harris Center for the Arts, a regional visual and performing arts center located at the college’s Folsom campus, offers tremendous teaching and learning opportunities and brings the arts, culture, and entertainment to both the college and the surrounding communities.


FLC offers educational opportunities and support for students to transfer to four-year institutions, to improve foundational skills, to achieve career goals, and to earn associate degrees or certificates.


The college mission is focused on a rigorous educational program with a strong focus on student success. To this end, the college provides a broad range of academic programs, comprehensive student support services, a variety of learning modalities including online and hybrid courses, a number of scheduling formats including short term “fast-track” options, as well as numerous opportunities for student engagement and leadership. The college also incorporates the newest technologies for innovative classroom instruction.


FLC is an educational organization that embraces change, values diversity, and focuses on creativity and personal enrichment. The college is also committed to an interest based approach to solving problems and addressing issues.


Position Summary

General Responsibilities:

The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.


Assignment Responsibilities

The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching courses in:

● Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

● Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

● Ethnographic Film

● Heritage Interpretation


In addition to the above core classes, assignment responsibilities may include teaching courses in:

● Introduction to Archaeology

● Introduction to Physical Anthropology

● Physical Anthropology Laboratory


The instructional assignment may include day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend, and/or off-campus courses.


Work Year 164 days


Minimum Qualifications

1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by August 23, 2018, in Anthropology or Archaeology; OR, have a bachelor’s degree in either of the above, AND have a master’s degree in Sociology, Biological Sciences, Forensic Sciences, Genetics or Paleontology; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*


2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.


*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.


Application Instructions

Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Faculty position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:


1. The Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application

2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (“graduate advising documents and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.

3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae

4. Two letters of recommendation

5. Letter of Interest


Note: Applications submitted without all of the required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.


Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here


Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.


Physical Demands

Salary $46,470 to $77,043 annually. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and experience. Candidates not holding a master's degree may start at a salary lower than posted above.



The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.




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Job No: F00282P
Posted: 2/8/2018
Application Due: 4/9/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $46,470 to $77,043 annually