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Temp Parttime Faculty: Anthropology

University Of New Mexico
White Rock, New Mexico
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Temp Parttime Faculty: Anthropology

Posting Numberreq28505 Employment TypeFaculty Faculty TypeAdjunct Hiring DepartmentLos Alamos Branch Academic LocationLos Alamos Branch CampusLos Alamos Benefits EligibleAdjunct faculty may be eligible to receive certain UNM benefits in some cases. See the Benefits home page for more information. Position Summary

UNM Los Alamos anticipates hiring Temporary Part-Time faculty to teach online and/or face-to-face Anthropology courses at the 1000 or 2000 level. This is a continuous recruitment beginning in the Summer 2024 semester. Positions are contingent upon the need of each semester as determined by student enrollment levels and current course offering. Positions may be filled or eliminated each semester up to the deadline for students to drop or add courses. Applicants hired from this requisition will be considered for the next requisition.

Anticipated openings include the following subjects: Anthropology

UNM-Los Alamos is a two-year branch campus of the University of New Mexico located approximately 90 miles northwest of Albuquerque. UNM-Los Alamos emphasizes teaching excellence and offers academic transfer courses, as well as vocational and technical courses to the citizens of Los Alamos County and northern New Mexico.

UNM-Los Alamos is seeking qualified temporary part time faculty members to teach lower division classes in various disciplines as specified above. UNM-LA instructors are responsible for all aspects of any class they are teaching including but not limited to meeting with the class during assigned times, content delivery, assignment development, grading assignments, reporting of grades, and assessment of student learning as outlined by the Program Coordinator. Strong preference is given to candidates who reside in New Mexico. Classes may be offered on-line or in person, depending on circumstances.

Further details of employment can be found online in the UNM-Los Alamos Faculty Handbook:

Positions are contingent upon need each semester as determined by student enrollment levels, current course offering matrix, and demand driven by graduation requirements. Positions may be filled or eliminated each semester up to the deadline for students to drop or add courses. Candidates who are selected for these positions will report to the Program Coordinator overseeing this curriculum area.


Adjunct Faculty in the UNM LOS ALAMOS CAMPUS are currently compensated on the basis of their credentials and credit hour course loads, as follows:

Credentials Rate per Credit Hour

Masters $912.00

PhD $975.00


Minimum Qualifications to teach or develop courses in Anthropology for which you are applying are determined by Higher Learning Commission's accreditation requirements for faculty, and must be met by one of these ways:
  • Master's Degree in the discipline or subfield for which you are applying OR
  • A master's degree or higher in a discipline other than that for which you are applying, and successful completion of at least 18 graduate credit hours in an accredited program in the discipline or subfield for which you are applying

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Successful teaching experience in a post-secondary institution
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
  • Online teaching experience
  • Terminal degree in the discipline or subfield (Ph.D., MFA, etc.)
  • New Mexico residence

  • Application Instructions

    Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

    In order for your application to be considered, please submit all of the following materials in UNMJobs at 1. All unofficial academic transcripts; 2. Resume or CV. Please include the names and contact information of three professional references; 3. Letter of Application that explains: a) how your credentials and experience meet the minimum and preferred qualifications listed in this posting; b) your teaching philosophy; and c) your availability to teach face-to-face and/or online classes. For best consideration please apply by this date: For Summer and Fall Semesters 2024, March 15, 2024; For Spring Semester 2025, September 15, 2024.

    Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

    For Best ConsiderationThis posting will remain active until 3/15/2024. Anyone who applies for a position under this posting will automatically be considered for openings in subsequent semesters unless they indicate in their cover letter that they are not interested in teaching in specific semesters.

    The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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