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Anthropology Tenure Track Faculty (f)

Edmonds College
Eastmont, Washington
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
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Position Overview

Edmonds College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. Edmonds College is an equal-opportunity employer. Edmonds College invites all individuals to apply, and as an equal-opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.


SALARY: $81,219 - $82,551

LOCATION: Lynnwood, Washington

DESCRIPTION: Edmonds College is seeking an Anthropology Tenure Track Faculty member. This position is enabled by the Our Colleges, Our Future Act of 2021 to guarantee equitable access and educational success for all, particularly for students from communities of color and low-income communities. The college seeks faculty who demonstrate enthusiasm for learning, can adapt to a variety of teaching situations, can employ student-centered approaches and instructional technology effectively, and work collaboratively with students, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity, equity, inclusion, and student learning and success.

As an Anthropology Faculty, you will be responsible for teaching and providing leadership in various Anthropology courses, including, but not limited to Survey of Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Bioanthropology.

In this role, you will be responsible for developing an inclusive and equitable curriculum, preparing teaching materials, developing and assessing learning outcomes to evaluate student work, assigning grades, maintaining required records, academic advising, and consulting with students. Other responsibilities include department head duties; participating in achieving the college's mission and goals; upholding the college's values; college governance via department and division work; committee assignments; required professional development and college in-service activities (including employee orientation and college compliance training); and personal and program evaluation. The teaching assignment may include early morning, late afternoon, evening, weekend, or online classes. This is a tenure-track position reporting to the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and has an anticipated September 2024 start date and will have a 9-month service period.

The college is especially interested in recruiting applicants with diverse backgrounds to teach our diverse student population.

Please see the "Application Procedures and Required Documents" section below for application information. Applications received by April 8th, 2024 will receive priority consideration.


Expertise in the field

Demonstrate subject matter expertise, technological competency, and utilization of evidence-based teaching practices that actively engage all students in the learning process regardless of class modality.

Cultural Competency

Demonstrated ability to create a learning environment that fosters student belonging and engagement by employing an inclusive and equitable curriculum that promotes cross-cultural connection and commitment to reflection, training, and collaboration to improve teaching.

Commitment to Equitable Access and Educational Success

Demonstrated experience providing equitable access and educational success for all students; particularly underserved populations, those who are low-income, and students of color.

  • Master of Arts or Sciences degree from an accredited institution in Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Archaeology, Bioanthropology, OR related discipline with substantive graduate level course work, teaching, and/or research in Anthropology.
  • Evidence of successful college-level teaching experience in Anthropology courses with students from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of preparation.
  • Demonstrated ability to address differences among learners (e.g. ability, race, and gender) as evidenced by research, teaching, mentorship or service, and experience in addressing inequalities in access, learning, and achievement.


Work is typically performed in a classroom, office, or online from home and requires standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time. The ability to communicate effectively is essential. Instructors are required to use a computer in the work environment.


The salary is based on the current faculty salary schedule; placement is based on education. The current range is $81,219 to $82,551 annually for a 172-day appointment with progressive increases to $98,518.56 annually. The college provides an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, life insurance, and a retirement plan.

  • You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire.
  • Criminal background check. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • All new positions are contingent upon funding.
  • At this time, Edmonds College does not sponsor H1-B Visas.
  • Complete, sign, and submit Declaration Regarding Sexual Misconduct


Your online application must include the following to be complete:
  • Thorough responses to supplemental questions.
  • Current résumé or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) - Scan and attach them to your online application.

No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted.


The following questions will help the committee gain insight into your teaching, learning, and service "mind." The committee will review your responses in conjunction with your online application and your CV as part of the application screening process. Please answer each question in no more than 300 words per prompt; responses such as "see resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient.
  • Discuss your approach to making anthropological concepts relevant to today's and engage students with those connections. As you do, describe your experience using High Impact Practices (e.g. undergraduate research, service-learning,fieldwork, community outreach or global service projects), creative program and curriculum development, or other ways to enhance and apply student learning in Anthropology and, if applicable, across the campus curriculum. Provide specific examples.
  • Edmonds College serves an increasingly diverse student body that includes international students and recent immigrants. Provide examples of your work that demonstrate your commitment to inclusivity and respect for a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Discuss how you've adapted your instructional approach to maximize student success and ensure that course outcomes are met for a diverse student body with a wide range of experiences, educational attainment levels, goals, challenges, and responsibilities. Please provide specific examples.

Important, if this posting is on an external website other than or Edmonds College Job Opportunities please select one of these links to apply. Applying via an external webpage will not enter our application system.


Established in 1967, Edmonds College is a public, four-year, state college. It focuses on academic excellence, student success, and engagement, which reflect the three aspects of its mission: Teaching | Learning | Community. It serves about 20,000 students annually, including more than 1,000 international students from more than 60 countries. The college offers nearly 70 associate degrees and 60 professional certificates in about 30 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts. The college is located in the center of the growing south Snohomish County communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, and Woodway. For more information, visit


Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.


In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of Edmonds College's commitment to safety and security on campus, the College reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. Edmonds College's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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