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Anthropology Instructor - Adjunct

Green River Community College
Lake Tapps, Washington
Closing date
Jun 7, 2023

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Position Summary


Green River College's student body is made up of approximately 41% Academic Transfer students, 34% Professional-Technical, 15% Adult Basic Education, 3% Applied Bachelor degrees. Green River College has four campuses, including the main campus in Auburn, with satellite campuses in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw. Green River programs serve high school graduates, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students, students learning English, and Continuing Education students. Green River's service areas are increasingly ethnically diverse, comprising African Americans, African immigrants, Asian Americans, Asians, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Middle Eastern Americans, among other communities.


Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, social class, disability, religion, veteran status, immigration status, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service areas, we encourage applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.


The Social Science Division is accepting applications to be considered for Anthropology instruction for the 2023-2024 school year. Adjunct positions are hired quarter to quarter based on student enrollment. Applicants may apply to teach one or both of the hybrid courses for Fall Quarter 2023 listed below and/ or apply to be considered to teach hybrid courses in the 2024 Winter and Spring Quarters. Possible hybrid courses that could be available to teach in the 2024 Winter and Spring include: ANTH& 100: Survey of Anthropology, ANTH& 204: Archaeology, ANTH& 205: Biological Anthropology, ANTH& 206: Cultural Anthropology, and ANTH& 207: Linguistic Anthropology. Please indicate in your cover letter the hybrid course(s) you are applying to teach in Fall 2023 and the course(s) you would be interested in teaching as hybrids in the 2024 Winter and Spring Quarters.

Position Responsibilities

Course: ANTH& 100: Survey of Anthropology

Days/Time: TTh 11:00 - 11:50 am

Course Description: Provides a basic understanding of the four sub-fields of anthropology: Physical anthropology, archeology, linguistics, and sociocultural anthropology. Units of study include evolution, culture, human biological and cultural origins, primate behavior, pre-history, language acquisition, and cultural development.


Course: ANTH& 205: Biological Anthropology

Days/Time: TTH 1:00 - 2:20 pm

Course Description: Study of human evolution including the theories of evolution by natural selection and other means. Examines human evolution through the fossil record, the comparison of human and non-human primates in behavior and morphology, and modern human variations and their implications to human adaptation.



Master's Degree in Anthropology, experience teaching Anthropology courses within higher education


Successful community college teaching experience, successful experience teaching an Introductory Anthropology course and/or Biological Anthropology, experience teaching courses in varied modalities (online, on-campus, hybrid)

Supplemental Information

Attach the following with your completed on line application and responses to the Supplemental Questions (located under the tab titled "Supplemental Questions") to be considered for this position. Should you have any difficulties uploading the below documents, please contact Neogov tech support at 1-855-524-5627 Mon-Fri 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. pacific time.
  • Cover Letter: Maximum 500 words highlighting your qualifications.
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Green River College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, age, marital status, religion, disability, genetic information or on any other unlawful basis. The college is committed to preventing and stopping discrimination, including harassment of any kind and any associated retaliatory behavior.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of Human Resources, 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092-3622, (253) 351-3350. To receive this information in an alternate format, please contact Disability Support Services at (253) 833-9111, ext. 2631; TTY (253) 288-3359.

More than Just a Paycheck!

Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package.

Health Benefits:

Adjunct faculty may become eligible for benefits if they work two (2) consecutive quarters at 50% or more of full time academic load in order to qualify for benefits (based on instructional hours only).

Newly-hired adjunct faculty are eligible for PEBB insurance benefits when they have taught 50 percent or more of a full-time workload* for two consecutive quarters at one or more public higher education institutions, going on benefits the start of the second quarter at 50% or more. Medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under the Public Employees Benefits Board.

Adjunct faculty who initially meet the State Board Retirement Plan Eligibility criteria after June 30, 2011 are given the option to participate in the State Board Plan (TIAA-CREF) or to participate in TRS 3, and have 30 days to make a choice. The eligibility threshold for participation in the State Board Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF) is 50 percent of a full-time workload* at one or more college districts or the State Board for two consecutive quarters. There may be other options available under limited circumstances.

Leave accruals and usage are governed by the faculty master contract.
  • Half time is defined as one-half of the full-time academic workload as determined by each institution, except that half time for community and technical colleges faculty employees is governed by RCW 28B.50.489.


We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively interact with a diverse population of students and staff at Green River Community College. Our effort is to create a climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Describe what diversity means to you.


Describe your experiences with diverse populations.


Describe how you apply these experiences to the learning/working environment.


Did you complete all the work history and education fields within the online application? Did you upload your cover letter and resume/cv? If you did not complete these fields or attach these required documents, your application will not be considered for further screening.
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Address 12401 SE 320th Street

Auburn, Washington, 98092


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