Instructor - Anthropology

DescriptionThe Department of Anthropology at the University of ColoradoColorado Springs seeks candidates for a non-tenure-track instructor position incultural anthropology, to begin in August 2019. We are a vibrant four-field undergraduate department that focuses onapplied anthropology and decolonizing approaches.

We seek a dynamic teacher with the versatility to coversections of Intro to Cultural Anthropology, History and Theory of Anthropology,Ethnographic Methods, Anthropology of Religion, and upper-division electives incultural anthropology related to the candidate’s areas of interest andspecialization. Teaching load is 24 credits per year, typically divided into 4three-credit courses per semester.

Area of specialization open but should not replicate thoseof current faculty within the department. Candidates with experience outsidethe Americas strongly preferred. Please note that candidates whose focus isprimarily biocultural or medical will not be considered. The department alsoprefers candidates who can demonstrate familiarity with approaches todecolonizing anthropology.

In the letter of application, candidates should identifywhat they value about undergraduate teaching and guided student research at theundergraduate level. Additionally, candidates should address teachingphilosophy and experience, and evidence of ability to work well with people,including those of diverse backgrounds.

Applicantsmust submit:

  • Letter of application that specificallyaddresses the job requirements and qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts
The Department of Anthropology is committed to fostering anenvironment that welcomes and supports diversity of faculty, staff, andstudents. Integratingcreative and robust research with outreach to students and the communitythrough teaching and service, we provide our students with rich opportunitiesto learn and collaborate both in and out of the classroom. We are engaged instrong interdisciplinary collaborations both within our department and withcolleagues in several related fields, from psychology, geography, sociology, biology,and nursing to Women’s and Ethnic Studies, museum studies, theatre, andhistory. We offer a strong program integrating undergraduates into a broadarray of applied anthropological work, from hands-on training in curation,preservation, public outreach, laboratory techniques, field methods, andcultural resource management to participation in local and international fieldschools, internships, and community-based research opportunities. Ourdepartment also houses both the world-renowned Center for Cognitive Archaeology,which fosters interdisciplinary initiatives in human cognition and evolution,and the Seyhan Dwelis Curation Facility, which serves southern Colorado. Formore information about the department, please visit our website:

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative actionemployer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of itscommitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity,the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexualorientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, politicalaffiliation, or political philosophy in its programs or activities, includingemployment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of thisad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Officeof Human Resources at (719) 255-3372. All qualified individuals are encouragedto apply.

Applications received by April 17, 2019 will receive fullconsideration.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefitspackage. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

Reference checking is a standard step in our hiring process.You may be asked to provide contact information, including email addresses, forup to five references as part of the search process for this position.

TheUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in theUniversity of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the stateand is consistently ranked as oneof the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Reportand has earned recognition as one of the “Great Collegesto Work For” in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

ColoradoSprings, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers manyrecreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.
The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safeand productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achievingthis goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicantsbeing considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminalhistory record check and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehiclehistory check.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires thatverification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees bythe end of the third day of work.

QualificationsRequired:MA inAnthropology with demonstrated success and extensive experience teachinganthropological theory and ethnographic methods

 Preferred:PhD inAnthropology

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 5, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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