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Anthropology Temporary Pool

Commonwealth University
PA, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type
Position Title Anthropology Temporary Pool Posting Number F078 College/Area College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Department Anthropology, Criminal Justice and Sociology Bargaining Unit APSCUF Position Type Faculty - Temporary Pools Type of Appointment Part Time Complement Type Temporary Home Campus FTE% varies Work Location Home Campus Salary Per Collective Bargaining Agreement If Other, please list Appointment Start Date Start dates will vary based on department needs Benefits

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education provides a comprehensive package of employer benefits to eligible employees and their enrolled dependent(s), which include*:
  • Medical and prescription drug benefits.
  • Generous retirement plans, two options:
  • Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP)
  • State Employees' Retirement System (SERS)
  • Tuition benefits for employees and dependents.
  • Paid time off.
  • Employer-paid dental and vision benefits.
  • Employer-paid life insurance.
  • Voluntary insurances and additional retirement programs.
  • Specific benefits may vary based upon university, employee group and/or collective bargaining unit. Visit: for additional information regarding benefits.

To be eligible for most benefits, you must be a permanent, full-time employee (including temporary, full-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) or a permanent, part-time employee (including temporary, part-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) who is scheduled to work every pay period for at least 50% of full-time hours.

Position Description Summary

Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania invites applications for temporary faculty positions (full-time one semester, part-time one semester or part-time academic year) as needs arise in the Anthropology program, which is part of the Department of Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Sociology.

The Anthropology program has four full-time, tenured faculty specializing in the Archaeological, Biological, and Cultural subfields. Degrees offered include Anthropology BA major, Anthropology minor, and Archaeology minor.


Based on the specific needs of the department at the time of appointment, a successful applicant must be qualified to teach introductory and/or upper-level courses from the required sub-fields of Archaeology, Biological, and Cultural Anthropology.

The location for this temporary position is multi-campus within Commonwealth University, with the expectation of serving at Bloomsburg University, Lock Haven University, or Mansfield University within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Qualifying Experience and Education (Minimum/Preferred)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

Candidates must have, at the minimum, a Master's degree in anthropology. College in-person and on-line teaching (distance education) experience required. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations is required.


ABD or Ph.D. preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application includes letter of introduction, resume/CV, evidence of teaching quality (student evaluations preferred), contact information for three professional references.

Applications must be submitted online by hard deadline 3 years from date of posting. Questions may be directed to Search & Screen Committee Chair, Dr. Chris Podeschi, at

Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process. Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time department faculty. Completing this search is contingent upon student enrollment and available funding.

Supplemental Information

Recommendation for hiring is needed for a majority of the regular, full-time department faculty.

Completing this search is contingent upon student enrollment and available funding.

Background Clearances

Offers of employment are conditional, pending successful completion of the background clearances mandated by Act 153 of 2014 and Board of Governors Policy 2014-01-A: Protection of Minors. In order to qualify for a provisional appointment, the Applicant Acknowledgement Consent Form, Provisional Hire Form, Pennsylvania State Police and Justifacts portion of the clearance process must be successfully completed prior to your start date. The remaining PA Child Abuse History Clearance and FBI Clearance must be successfully completed and returned as soon as possible within the first 90 days of employment.

Diversity Statement

At Commonwealth University we recognize our responsibility to continuously support a living, learning, and working environment that values the diverse contributions from all members of our campus community. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion enriches our campus community and is instrumental to our institutional success. Commonwealth University strives to cultivate a campus climate that allows all members to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion as we achieve success both in and out of the classroom, in our work responsibilities, and in our professional lives beyond Commonwealth University. We uphold our commitment to DEI by:
  • Actively supporting and promoting the intellectual and personal growth of our students, inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Providing workshops, trainings, programs designed to broaden the knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion within our campus community.
  • Ensuring that all learning and living environments throughout our campus are welcoming and capable of serving all individuals.

Title IX/Clery

The University prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability in any decision regarding admissions, employment, or participation in a University program or activity in accordance with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

The University also complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Title IX prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination. VAWA imposes additional duties on universities and colleges to investigate and respond to reports of sexual assault, stalking, and dating or domestic violence, and to publish policies and procedures related to the way these reports are handled. The University has designated the Title IX Coordinator (Jennifer Raup, Elwell Hall, ORL, 570-389-4808, or, to coordinate the University's compliance with Title IX and VAWA and to respond to reports of violations. The University has directed the Police Department to coordinate the University's compliance with the VAWA-related Clery reporting requirements. Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East - Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

About Commonwealth University of PA

The Power of Three Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities have joined forces to boldly transform higher education in our region and beyond. While we are uniting as Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, you can expect a college experience that is anything but common.

We're Honoring our History by preserving the founding principles of each campus and continuing our vibrant on-campus student experience, serving as pillars of our communities, supporting students and our neighbors alike.

We're Investing in Today by answering the greatest challenges facing higher education: accessibility, cost, quality, and relevance through the combined strength of our storied institutions.

We're Building a Powerful Tomorrow by boldly changing the trajectory of public education to position ourselves for growth, increased access, and to meet economic and workforce development needs in our region, across Pennsylvania and beyond.

Anticipated Start Date

as needs arise between now and spring 2026

Anticipated End Date

Posting Detail Information

Open Date mm-dd-yyyy 10/09/2023 Close Date mm-dd-yyyy 10/09/2026 Open Until Filled No Quick Link

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