Instructor of Anthropology

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Instructor of Anthropology

The following position requires familiarity with the community college philosophy, and the ability to work within a culturally diverse college population.

Date: February 14, 2019

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Department of Social Sciences / The School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

TITLE OF POSITION/RANK: Instructor of Anthropology (Tenure Track)

RESPONSIBILITIES: The School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences seeks a dynamic full-time instructor with the versatility to teach a variety of introductory anthropology courses. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in cultural anthropology, archaeology, as well as biological/physical anthropology. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate the ability to teach introductory courses in all subfields of anthropology, an ability to engage introductory students in fieldwork, laboratory, or active learning opportunities, and willingness to assist in assessing, reviewing, and developing the anthropology curriculum. In addition to a teaching load of 15 contact hours per semester and 5 office hours per week, faculty member is expected to actively participate in departmental, school, and college-wide committees and activities, as well as demonstrate continuous professional development and commitment to the college culture.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree in anthropology and one year of college teaching in anthropology. Demonstrated innovation and enthusiasm towards student-centered teaching and mastery of instructional technology. Strong organizational and communication skills. All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Anthropology (or closely related field) preferred. Community college teaching experience in anthropology also preferred. Program or project development experience preferred. Assess student learning – Demonstrate reflective practice, including assessment of student learning. This includes ongoing formative assessments, as well as official departmental assessment. Manage classes and learning environments – Foster a positive classroom-learning environment by presenting information in a way that is inclusive to all learners. Support learning through student engagement – Incorporate pedagogical strategies such as active learning, authentic and problem-based activities, and other successful teaching strategies into classroom instruction.


SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $64,841 plus excellent benefits.

TO APPLY: Candidates should send a cover letter expressing interest in this position, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, sample course syllabus, copies of graduate transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. You may upload your documents by clicking “here” or send documents to: [email protected]. Please indicate: “Instructor of Anthropology (Tenure Track)” in the subject line of the email or mail to: Director, Human Resources, Westchester Community College, Administration Building- Suite B42, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595; Fax: (914) 606-7838.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Priority will be given to applications received by March 22, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence and lifelong learning.




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Posted: 5/4/2019
Application Due: 8/29/2019
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