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Faculty - Assistant/Associate Professor-Anthropology

Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah
Closing date
Apr 3, 2024

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Faculty - Assistant/Associate Professor-Anthropology

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: FT Faculty

Job Number: FY2402299

Closing: 3/22/2024 11:59 PM Mountain

Location: 800 W University Parkway, Orem

Division: College of Humanities/Social Science

Position Announcement

Utah Valley University Behavioral Science Department seeks an anthropologist for a tenure-track position to join in building a growing anthropology program. Area and theoretical focuses are open. Preference will be given to socio-cultural anthropologists. However, we will consider archeologists, linguistic, and biological anthropologists if their work engages with contemporary theories and approaches of sociocultural anthropology.
UVU emphasizes excellence in pedagogy, and this position is teaching-heavy. The successful applicant will join an undergraduate program focused on teaching, although research and publication are encouraged. The division of workload responsibilities is as follows: 80% teaching, 10% research, and 10% service.

UVU provides accessible, equitable, and culturally diverse learning experiences and resources for students of all backgrounds. We value diverse perspectives and seek to provide an atmosphere of respect, safety, and inclusion in our program. The candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to ethical, anti-oppressive practice, teaching excellence, teaching diverse learners, and modeling inclusive practices. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a cover letter stating research interests and experience as well as history as an instructor, a CV, and a 1-2 page statement of effective teaching experience and philosophy. We will also ask for a writing sample (not necessarily of published work), syllabi, and further evidence of teaching effectiveness at a later phase of the application process.
The review of applications will begin on the 15th of March.

Minimum Qualifications

• Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with a doctorate degree in a related field to the coursework being taught.
• Background in Socio-Cultural Anthropology (Preferred)

Documents Needed to Apply

• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Teaching Experience and philosophy Statement
• Writing Sample
• Syllabi

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

• Knowledge of subject matter and course content.
• Knowledge of Canvas or similar learning management systems.
• Knowledge of current online instructional strategies and pedagogical techniques.

• Skills in effective instructional strategies and techniques.
• Effective interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
• Skills in modifying course content, developing original course content, and delivering course content in person, online, or hybrid formats.
• Skills in conducting and disseminating original research in publication and presentation format.
• Skills in developing, leading, and maintaining committees and work groups.

• Ability to manage, motivate, and evaluate students and instruction.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Ability to relate to students in and outside of the classroom.
• Ability to facilitate the growth and development of the program.
• Ability to maintain a spirit of collegiality with colleagues, students, and administrators even in stressful times.

EEO Statement:

UVU employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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