The Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs seeks candidates for a non-tenure-track instructor position in cultural anthropology, to begin in August 2019. This position is expected to be ongoing. We are a vibrant four-field undergraduate department that focuses on applied anthropology and decolonizing approaches.
We seek a dynamic teacher with the versatility to cover sections of Intro to Cultural Anthropology, History and Theory of Anthropology, Ethnographic Methods, Anthropology of Religion, and upper-division electives in cultural anthropology related to the candidate’s areas of interest and specialization. Teaching load is 24 credits per year, typically divided into 4 three-credit courses per semester.
Area of specialization open but should not replicate those of current faculty within the department. Candidates with experience outside the Americas strongly preferred. Please note that candidates whose focus is primarily biocultural or medical will not be considered. The department also prefers candidates who can demonstrate familiarity with approaches to decolonizing anthropology.
In the letter of application, candidates should identify what they value about undergraduate teaching and guided student research at the undergraduate level. Additionally, candidates should address teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of ability to work well with people, including those of diverse backgrounds.
Applicants must submit:
Letter of application that specifically addresses the job requirements and qualifications
Current curriculum vitae
The Department of Anthropology is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and supports diversity of faculty, staff, and students. Integrating creative and robust research with outreach to students and the community through teaching and service, we provide our students with rich opportunities to learn and collaborate both in and out of the classroom. We are engaged in strong interdisciplinary collaborations both within our department and with colleagues in several related fields, from psychology, geography, sociology, biology, and nursing to Women’s and Ethnic Studies, museum studies, theatre, and history. We offer a strong program integrating undergraduates into a broad array of applied anthropological work, from hands-on training in curation, preservation, public outreach, laboratory techniques, field methods, and cultural resource management to participation in local and international field schools, internships, and community-based research opportunities. Our department 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.? For more information about the department, please visit our website: http://www.uccs.edu/~anthro/
UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
Applications received by April 17, 2019 will receive full consideration.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications submitted by April 17, 2019 will receive full consideration
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Special Instructions to Applicants Section 2
Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information.
Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
MA in Anthropology with demonstrated success and extensive experience teaching anthropological theory and ethnographic methods
PhD in Anthropology
Internal Number: 16056
The Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado is a comprehensive baccalaureate university with selective admissions standards. In addition to the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, the campus has Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering, Public Affairs, and the Beth El College of Nursing. These Colleges offer a full range of undergraduate degrees and a selected number of masters and doctoral programs. As of Fall 2011 there were 9300 on-campus students, including 1470 graduate students. It is one of the fastest growing universities in Colorado and in the region. The Department of Anthropology currently has five tenure-track faculty, two full-time instructors, and a half-time staff position in curation. There is currently no graduate program. As of Fall 2011 there were 110 majors.