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Anthropology Adjunct Instructor Pool

Appalachian State University
Perkinsville, North Carolina
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Title Anthropology Adjunct Instructor Pool Department Anthropology - 250050 Working Location (City, State) Boone, NC Position Number 045272 Description of Department

With 13 full-time faculty members and more than 150 majors, the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University is committed to a comparative and holistic approach to the study of the human experience. Our program provides a broad understanding of the origins as well as the meaning of physical and cultural diversity in the world - past, present, and future, and it offers the opportunity for understanding world affairs and crafting solutions to problems within the total context of the human experience. Please visit our website for more information about our academic programs, faculty, students, and facilities.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Position Summary Information

Minimum Qualifications
  • MA in Anthropology or related discipline.

Essential Job Functions

The Department of Anthropology seeks to hire multiple adjunct Instructors for various courses for Spring 2024 and the academic year 2024-25. Instruction may be face-to-face or online, depending on need. Essential job functions include course preparation and delivery, grading, student engagement, and weekly office hours. Instructors are expected to submit materials for departmental and/or General Education assessment as requested by the department chair.

Courses taught may include:
  • ANT 1414 Understanding Culture
  • ANT 1420 Archaeology and the Human Past
  • ANT 1430 Our Primate Heritage (Labs)
  • ANT 2420 Gender, Race, and Class
  • other courses depending on department need and instructor expertise

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in Anthropology or related discipline
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Experience teaching online asynchronous courses
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate General Education courses

Number of Hours Per Week Varies based on course schedule (maximum 5 courses per academic year) Number of Months per Year 9 Hiring Range Commensurate with qualifications and equity

Posting Details

Posting Date 10/03/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled: Yes Proposed Date of Hire Evaluation of Applications Begins 10/16/2023 Search Chair Name Susan Lappan Search Chair Email Applicant Pool Preference External (Post on the Web) Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's job board:
  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter - the letter should include a list of which departmental courses you would be qualified to teach and what your approach to those courses would be.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of references with contact information
  • Example teaching materials (syllabi, assignments, previous teaching evaluations) are encouraged but not required upon initial application.

Official transcripts will be required at a later stage of hire consideration.

UNC System Code (Section 610(2)) Special Faculty Hires

The continued employment of a special faculty member during the term appointment may be made expressly contingent on items such as the continued availability of funding from any source, on enrollment levels, or any other contingency established by the institution.


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