Lecturer - Anthropology

Location
Cheney, WA
Posted
May 17, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of Social Sciences at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a Lecturer in the Anthropology program within the Department of Geography and Anthropology; position may be appointed to begin September 2018, with possible delay until January 2019. This is a full-time non-tenure track position. Contract is renewable annually dependent on performance, need, and funding.

The Department of Geography and Anthropology offers undergraduate programs in anthropology and geography as well as a graduate program that includes tracks in public anthropology, cultural resource management, and critical GIS. Our department seeks a candidate whose research and teaching interests are at the intersection of biological anthropology and archaeology, particularly in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. The ability to lead lab-based demonstrations and courses in biological anthropology, osteoarchaeology, and/or forensics is essential, and experience working in the Pacific Northwest is highly desirable.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lecturers at EWU are expected to devote 100% of their effort to teaching activities;
  • Teaching activities include the following related responsibilities:
    • Typical workload for this position will involve 45 quarter hour credits per academic year, subject to Department needs, and primarily at EWU's main campus in Cheney, WA
    • Teach courses in program including introductory level and upper level undergraduate physical anthropology and archaeology and related labs and/or other courses that fulfill the needs of the Department and Program; teaching may also include graduate offerings
    • Faculty may be expected to teach face-to-face classes, hybrid or blended classes and/or online classes according to the needs of the department

Although not expected, there may be opportunities for summer quarter instruction.

Other Responsibilities:

A workload plan will be developed and included as part of the faculty contract. Teaching normally will comprise 100% of the workload, 45 credits in a 3-quarter year. Teaching includes the following additional responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:

  • Meet all scheduled classes
  • Plan, organize and inform students of course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance expectations and methods of evaluation including grading scales
  • Schedule and attend office hours
  • Turn in grades according to established deadlines
  • Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.
About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.




Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or higher in anthropology, archaeology, or related field
  • Background in bioarchaeology, bioanthropology, forensic anthropology, or related field
  • Minimum one year teaching experience in higher education as instructor of record or lab assistant
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in anthropology, archaeology, or related field.
  • Experience teaching and leading lab and/or field-based course work in physical anthropology and archaeology or forensic anthropology
  • Experience with bioarchaeology, bioanthropology, forensics, and/or archaeology in the Pacific Northwest or Great Basin




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