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Part-time Instructor: Anthropology

Pikes Peak State College
Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado
Closing date
Mar 11, 2024

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Position Type
Part Time
Organization Type

Part-time instructor positions (as defined by State Board Policy, BP 3-10) exist to create and maintain a teaching and learning environment that empowers students to be successful. Part-time instructors work under the direction of their respective Department Chair, Associate Dean, or Division Dean.

Pikes Peak State College maintains a pool of qualified part-time instructors. Part-time instructors will be selected to support departmental requirements. Part-time instructors may be employed to teach courses, conduct presentations or other service activities when current instructors and faculty are not available.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Anthropology OR Master's degree in a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Anthropology or a related field.
  • Ability to demonstrate or articulate a commitment to serving underrepresented populations or populations affected by societal inequities.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Anthropology or a second Master's degree in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate, college-level courses in Cultural Anthropology and topics related to Anthropology.
  • Fieldwork experience related to Anthropology or traveling, working or living experience outside of the United States.
  • Familiarity with a language other than English.
  • Demonstrated ability and/or experience with alternative delivery systems such as online classes, multimedia, and using technology (e.g., Desire2Learn, Blackboard, computer software applications) in the classroom.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the mission and role of the community college and its focus on student success and meeting community needs.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with people of diverse backgrounds, e.g., faculty, administrative staff, students, minorities, economically disadvantaged students, learning disabled students, non-traditional students, etc.


$67.58 per contact hour. Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.


Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Special Note:

For CTE Programs: Applicants must possess or be eligible to receive the relative Colorado State Career Technical Education Teaching Credential in order to qualify for CTE Programs. Information on credentialing requirements can be located online at

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Meeting all scheduled classes/labs/clinics and providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the college and the Department Chair's approved course outline.
  • Using teaching methods and media designed to reach students of varying educational and experiential backgrounds to allow each student the opportunity to master the objectives of the course.
  • Informing students of course requirements through a course syllabus, including: specific objectives, means of attaining objectives, and methods of instruction and grading.
  • Evaluating students on a continuing basis to allow them to be aware of their own progress.
  • Participate in department and/or college level assessment of student learning outcomes in general education and career/technical courses and programs as required.
  • Recommending instructional materials, textbooks, appropriate instructional equipment, and the Library supportive reference materials.
  • Maintaining and submitting records as required by policy and procedures.
  • Promoting affirmative action equal opportunity concepts within the scope of assigned responsibilities.
  • Maintaining required credentials, licenses, certification as appropriate, and proficiency and up-to-date knowledge in the subject matter area.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Demonstrates ability to plan, organize, and deliver appropriate curriculum.
  • Demonstrates ability to employ qualitative and quantitative analytical skills in the classroom.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain accurate written student records as required by policy and procedure.
  • Demonstrates ability to inform students of all course requirements.
  • Demonstrates ability to evaluate students and offer feedback on a continuing basis.
  • Demonstrates ability to relate to student concerns and maintain open communication.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak State College's best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak State College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution. We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging. Pikes Peak State College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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