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Adjunct Faculty - Anthropology

Ferris State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) in Grand Rapids, MI, prepares artists and designers to have impact through practice. Responsibilities for a KCAD adjunct faculty member include syllabus and class preparation, instruction during scheduled course time, providing reasonable availability to students for consultation and assistance with respect to assigned course(s), and evaluation of student performance.

The KCAD General Education program offers courses in a range of areas within the liberal arts and sciences, including writing, narrative studies, cultural studies, and philosophy. The program is currently seeking candidates to teach courses in Anthropology. Courses are to be taught in person on KCAD's campus in Grand Rapids, MI. The candidate(s) selected for the position must reside in Michigan after acceptance of employment. Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing Required Education: Master's degree in a related field to content being taught


Master's degree in unrelated field and additional minimum of 18 graduate credits in a field related to the content being taught


A bachelor's degree in a related field to content being taught, a minimum of six years of experience working in the field of industry of the content area being taught, and a combination of:
  • Evidence of recognized accomplishment in area being taught, including awards, bibliography of publication referencing design or art work or scholarship or;
  • Evidence of scholarly/creative accomplishment in terms of completed design work, patents, exhibitions, presentations, publication, and juried recognition at the regional, national and international level or;
  • Evidence of service to the field in terms of memberships on committees or boards of professional organizations and other contributions to the field Required Work Experience: Minimum of 1 year teaching experience at the college or university level as the instructor of record. Required Licenses and Certifications: Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Sitting
  • Standing

Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Ph.D. in relevant field Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Prepare syllabus and class according to college standards and distribute syllabi.

Teach appropriate course(s) as assigned.

Assess and evaluate student learning and provide formative feedback throughout the course.

Provide reasonable availability to students for consultation and assistance with respect to assigned course(s).

Evaluate student performance.

Contribute to the college's continuous improvement.

Maintain effective communication with students and colleagues.

Work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff throughout the college.

Demonstrate an understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Perform any other duties assigned within the position classification area. Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity and inclusion. Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcrip 1

Optional Documents: Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1(Required): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts of degree as described in the Required Education section. Transcripts must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, and degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Candidates that do not have a Master's degree will be required to have a combination of experience and accomplishment as outlined under the Required Education section. This combination must be clearly documented in your curriculum vitae/resume and application materials in order for the search committee to determine if candidates meet the required qualifications. For example, in order to determine if there is a minimum of six years of experience in the area being taught, the curriculum vitae/resume must clearly list dates of employment and all applicable experience should be listed. Evidence of recognized accomplishment, scholarly/creative accomplishment and service in the field must be detailed. Initial Application Review Date:

April 30, 2024 Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes Posting Close Date:

EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence. Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University's Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit:Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.

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