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Estrella Mountain Community College
Litchfield, Arizona
Closing date
May 4, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type
$49,725 - $95,728/annually, DOE

Work Calendar

9 Months

Maricopa Summary

Are you looking for a place to work where you can make a real difference in the lives of over 200,000 college students every year?

Would you like to be part of an organization that adds $7.2 billion dollars to the economy and supports nearly 100,000 jobs in the fastest growing county in the United States?

Whether you're teaching, working, or learning Make It Happen At Maricopa County Community Colleges!

About Us

What's Currently Happening at Maricopa
  • Many of our campuses have received grant awards through the National Science Foundation to improve undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving institutions program (HSI Program).
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and employee groups to create an environment of shared governance
  • One of the largest community college systems in the country
  • 2020 Healthy Arizona Worksites Program recipient
  • Named 19th Best Employer for Women by Forbes
  • 2019 No. 42 in Arizona's Best Employers


The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is committed to providing you with a competitive, comprehensive benefits program that provides the care you and your family need to lead healthy and productive lives. Our benefits are designed to provide support for every life stage and lifestyle in our community.

Benefits & Perks Options:
  • 16 paid observed holidays
  • Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) & 12% Employee Contribution Match (Pension, Long Term Disability, and Health Insurance)
  • Paid, sick, and personal time (if applicable)
  • Maricopa Employee Store: Perks & Gears (exclusive discounts and offers for Maricopa Community Colleges faculty and staff)
  • $4,000 Annual professional development growth funding (if applicable)
  • Tuition reimbursement for employees and dependents (if applicable)
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Maricopa Employee Health & Wellness Program:
  • Sight-On-Site Eye Care Services
  • Diabetes Empowerment Education Program
  • Mobile On-site Mammography Screenings
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wondr online program that teaches clinically-proven, healthy habits that lead to less stress, better sleep, weight loss, and more
  • Pre-Retirement Events
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (may forgive the remaining balance on a federal student loan made directly by the U.S. Department of Education after qualifying).
  • 10+ Maricopa Affinity Resource Employee Groups (Celebrates diversity, embraces inclusion, and supports employees, students, and community!)

Job Summary

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is hiring an Anthropology Residential Faculty to work under the Behavioral Sciences department. This position will provide instruction in anthropology courses to a diverse student population; engage students and motivate student success while teaching classes in a variety of modalities using a variety of instruction and assessment methods and technologies.

Please note this position is for Fall 2024.

Essential Functions
  • Teaches a diverse population of students by incorporating multiple methods of instruction and assessment in a classroom and/or lab setting, online or hybrid, accelerated, and other alternative schedules and formats.
  • Develops written syllabi/course materials, evaluates student knowledge of subject matter taught and maintains course grades, prepares and grades exams and other assignments.
  • Maintains office hours to assist and advise students; develops and enhances knowledge of subject matter taught and individual teaching skills required to maintain current with new trends and developments in the field of Anthropology through attendance at conferences, courses, seminars and/or workshops or through personal study and journal review; participates in developing new courses within the division and district; participates in Division, Campus and Districtwide committees and activities; participates in divisional activities; performs related duties commensurate to the level of the position.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master's Degree or higher in one of the following fields: Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Archaeology, Social Cultural Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Classics, Classical Archaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology, Egyptology, Maritime Archaeology

  • OR
  • A Master's Degree in any field with 18 graduate-level credits in these prefixes/subjects: Anthropology, History, Sociology, Biology

  • OR
  • A Master's Degree in any field with 18 graduate-level credits in courses with these keywords: Global, Ancient, Prehistoric, Precontact, Culture, Precolumbian, Biology, Evolutionary, Anatomy, Religion, History, Women, Gender, Queer, Indigenous, Ethnography, Ethnographic, New World, Old World, Near East, Africa, African, Mythology

  • Desired Qualifications
    • Teaching experience or evidence of sufficient preparation to teach in one or more of the following courses at the undergraduate level both in-person and online:
    • Old World Archeology (ASB222)
    • New World Archeology (ASB223)
    • Comparative Religion (ASB214)
    • Introduction to Biological Anthropology ((ASM104)
    • Gender and Culture (ASB211)
    • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology ((ASB102)
    • Experience using assessment strategies at the institutional and classroom levels to enhance student learning and to improve instruction.
    • Experience using innovative teaching techniques in the classroom and evidence of how it positively impacted student success.
    • Experience with undergraduate research in a college environment.
    • Experience engaging students in the field of anthropology at an educational institution, within the local community, or in the workplace.
    • Experience working with peers in a collaborative environment to support student engagement in the field of anthropology.
    • Demonstrated commitment to facilitate the success of individuals of diverse abilities and backgrounds, particularly those from under-represented populations.

    How to Apply

    Applicants are required to submit unofficial transcripts, resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a cover letter showing how the applicant meets the minimum and desired qualifications. All minimum requirements must be met at the time of the application. If your master's degree is not in the teaching field, then please list the 18 graduate semester hours completed in the teaching field in your application materials.

    MCCCD accepts unofficial transcripts for U.S. schools at the time of application. Unofficial transcripts are submitted as an attachment to the application. Transcripts from non U.S. institutions must be translated and evaluated and provided with application material.

    Additional materials will not be accepted after the job posting has closed.

    Missing materials or incomplete employment history will not be considered.

    Please ensure your materials clearly provide the following information.
    • Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.
    • Indicate whether former or current employment is Full-Time or;
    • Part-Time employment (must include number of hours worked or load)
    • Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11) including job title, job duties, for each position held and name of employer for each position.
    • Three professional references, preferably current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon application, they will be requested at time of interview.

    Posting Close Date

    Open until filled

    First Review Extended to March 4, 2024

    Must apply on or before 11:59 P.M. on March 3rd to be considered

    If unsuccessful in finding a candidate during the initial review a subsequent review date will be determined

    EEO, Title IX, & Clery Act

    Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

    The policy of the MCCCD is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of gender discrimination. Incidents of misconduct should be reported to the college Title IX Coordinator, as outlined in policy, contact information is available at this link Title IX Coordinators.

    The Clery Act is a Federal law requiring United States Colleges and Universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Crime reporting data for each of the Maricopa Community Colleges, as required under the Clery Act, is available at this link Clery Act.

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