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Sociology/Anthropology/Humanities Lecturer Position

University of Minnesota Crookston
Crookston, Minnesota
Closing date
Feb 24, 2024

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Non-Tenure Track
General Anthropology
Full Time
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Anthropology & Sociology Lecturer position
Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Department
The University of Minnesota Crookston, one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system,
invites applications for a full-time, 9-month Lecturer in Anthropology & Sociology in the Humanities, Social
Sciences, and Education Department. This position is for individuals with a master’s degree and/or a terminal
degree with an interest in teaching and service.

Lecturer of Anthropology & Sociology {Class #)

Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Department

INSTITUTION: The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) is dedicated to equitable and inclusive
education as well as to its access mission as a land-grant university. With an enrollment of 1,800 degree-seeking
students spanning on-campus and online programs, UMN Crookston serves the highest proportions of first
generation, low-income, rural, and adult learner populations within the University of Minnesota system. The
racial diversity of the student body is significantly higher than that of the region, and UMN Crookston is
strategically committed to expand this advantage by further diversifying its faculty, student affairs staff, and
student body. As a part of its commitment to comprehensive equity and inclusion, UMN Crookston is a leading
educational provider for college students from rural communities, and the university partners with several
regional high schools to offer non-degree dual-enrollment courses for high school students.
Located in the small college town of Crookston, Minnesota, UMN Crookston proudly carries on a tradition of over a
century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota. UMN Crookston delivers educational programs that build
upon a broad academic foundation and combine theory, practice, and hands-on experimentation. Since 1993, UMN
Crookston has equipped all on-campus students and faculty with laptop computers. UMN Crookston has received
national recognition for the value of its education, affordability, and impact on social mobility. U.S. News recently
named UMN Crookston as its top Midwest Top Public Regional College.

POSITION: Full-time, nine-month, annual-renewable, Lecturer position in Anthropology & Sociology areas in the
Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Department based at the Crookston campus of the University of
Minnesota starting August 15, 2024. This position involves teaching both on-campus and online courses. The
normal teaching load for this position is 15 credits per semester during the academic year. Salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered. Lecturers are eligible for
professional development support. Final job offer is contingent upon completed background check and receipt of
official transcripts. Individuals must be willing to locate to the Crookston/North Grand Forks region before
commencing employment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Deliver high-quality instruction to undergraduate students in coursework in the fields of
Anthropology, Sociology, and Humanities. This position will assist in the development of department goals and
objectives; advise students; contribute to student recruitment and retention initiatives; and support research and
community outreach in the areas of discipline. The responsibilities also include developing and maintaining strong
ties to the other scholars in the field, enriching the student experience and supporting student employment
opportunities. Service to the Department, University and/or community is also expected. The position requires
regular office hours and engagement in service activities on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus.

Minimum Qualifications
• Masters degree in Anthropology, Sociology, or related Social Science degree;
• Three (3) years of professional experience within the field;
• Strong commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate level in both the on-
campus and online environment;
• Effective communication skills;
• Record of effective teaching both in on-campus and online environments;
• Ability the ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences and to draw upon cultural and
community-based knowledge in teaching;
• Possess a commitment to an experiential education philosophy within the scope of the land grant
• Ability to read, write and understand English;
• Final job offer contingent upon receipt of official transcripts, complete background check, and
authorization to work in the United States. The final job offer is contingent upon a complete
background check and receipt of official transcripts.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Anthropology, Sociology, or a related field in the Humanities
• Three-Five (3-5) years of professional experience within the field area;
• Campus and online teaching experience;
• Research experience in an academic institution;
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly publication;
• Experience creating collaborative partnerships for joint university/community projects;
• Experience with externally funded projects and grants.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin March 15, 2024 and will accepted and reviewed until
the position is filled. Application materials will include a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and a list of 3-5
professional references. In addition to addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications, the cover letter must
address indicators of the candidate's ability to promote equity and inclusion at a small campus in a rural context.
Visit for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Please include a copy of
college transcripts. Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. Shawn Boyne, Associate Vice Chancellor for Business,
Arts, and Education Division, by phone: {218) 281- 8180 or email:

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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