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Internship Coordinator

Texas State University, Department of Anthropology
Faculty office in the Department of Anthropology, Texas State University, San Marcos Texas
9 month salary, $52,000-$55,000 depending on experience
Closing date
Nov 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
General Anthropology
Full Time
Applied Anthropology
Organization Type
Level of Experience

Job Details

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a non-tenure track lecturer to coordinate the department’s internship program. Position to begin Fall 2023. 

The successful candidate will coordinate the department’s internship program at the undergraduate and graduate levels and teach classes related to professional development. These duties are integral to the department’s focus on training students for their future careers. We are particularly interested in someone who is enthusiastic about helping students understand, and learn, how anthropological methods and theories can be applied in a variety of circumstances and settings. 

The responsibilities of the position include: 

1. Expanding internship opportunities for students. 

2. Developing and maintaining a pipeline of internship opportunities (i.e. commitments from organizations that will take student interns every semester and/or every summer). 

3. Promoting the internship program within the department, especially among undergraduates. 

4. Supervising internships in the BA, BS, MA and PhD programs in the fall and spring semesters. This can also be done in the summer for additional pay.

5. Teaching other classes such as the undergraduate course Professionalization in Anthropology during the fall and spring semesters as assigned. 

Required qualifications: 

1. At least an MA in anthropology at the time of appointment (either June 1 or August 1, 2023). 

Preferred qualifications: 

1. PhD in anthropology.  

2. Experience organizing and managing an internship or related program. 

3. Current or past employment as an applied anthropologist. 

4. Familiarity with applied opportunities in central Texas. 

5. Experience teaching in a university setting. 

6. Experience supervising undergraduate and graduate students. 

7. Experience with and/or ability to build relationships with non-profits, corporations, and government offices. 

8. Experience with and/or ability to work with students and faculty across the department’s subdisciplines: archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. 

9. Experience with and/or ability to advance diversity. 

For full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 30, 2022. Interested applicants should submit: 

1. A cover letter detailing the how the applicant meets the position’s required and preferred qualifications.  

2. A detailed curriculum vita. 

3. The names and contact information for three references (references of candidates invited to visit campus will be asked to provide written letters of recommendation at that time). 

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities. 

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Beth Erhart ( For information about the department and our baccalaureate degrees in anthropology, MA in anthropology, and PhD in applied anthropology, please visit  

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 



Our mission is to educate and train students to practice anthropology in the 21st century. Our department offers two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a in Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Anthropology, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology, and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Anthropology.

The Department of Anthropology is part of the College of Liberal Arts at Texas State University. The department averages about 300 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. Our 21 full-time faculty members offer a wide variety of courses and projects to support our departmental mission and educational goals, including local research projects or in-country and out-of-country field schools.

All faculty members in the department are actively involved in research and other scholarly activities including fieldwork in the United States, Mexico, Belize, Peru, Madagascar, and the Republic of South Africa. The department houses the following research centers: the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS), which is home to the CAS Archaeological Repository, the Center for the Art and Symbolism of Ancient America (CASAA), and the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS).

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