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Adjunct Instructor of Anthropology, Beginning Academic Year 2024-2025 (POOL POSTING)

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Full Time
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Job Description:
Ohio University Regional Campuses are seeking part-time instructors to teach online courses at the undergraduate level in anthropology. The exact number of Instructors needed is undetermined at this time as it is primarily dependent upon enrollments and changing programmatic needs. When a need arises, the department will select qualified candidates from this pool.
Positions will include teaching from 3 credit hours to up to 11 credit hours per term. Future possibility for various delivery modes including in person/face-to-face, hybrid or via technology.
Specific course needs are:
ANTH 1010 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Students learn about the core concepts used in cultural anthropology and how anthropologists study human cultures and societies. Consideration is given to the relevance of anthropological theories, methods, and ethics in the context of contemporary culture change, taking into account processes of colonialism, globalization, and development. Students gain an appreciation of the broader goals of cultural anthropology to record cultural patterns and behaviors, represent a variety of voices and perceptions, explain cultural processes, and demonstrate a fundamental understanding of human diversity.
ANTH 2010 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
This course covers topics on human evolution and modern human diversity, focusing on humanity's biological roots and modern appearance. To understand the present human physical and social condition, we must understand our evolutionary past. This course reconstructs this past utilizing data from the primate fossil record as well as comparative evidence from modern monkeys and apes. This is a science course based on evolutionary biology. At the end of the course, students will better understand where humans fit into the animal kingdom, as well as how those characteristics that make humans unique may have evolved. The course addresses: the place of humans within the mammalian evolutionary lineage; evolutionary theory; human population genetics; behavior of monkey and apes; and human evolution and modern human diversity.
This is a part-time position eligible for sick leave and retirement benefits.
Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. (or ABD with Ph.D. dissertation research completed) at the time of application, and an established record of teaching effectiveness.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience teaching undergraduate courses preferred.
Planning Unit: Regional Higher Education
Department: ZNSVL Arts and Sciences
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Gail Hayes/
Employment Type: Temporary (for group 3 ONLY)
Advertised Salary:
Standard rates for per credit compensation.

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