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Adjunct Instructor - Anthropology

Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type
Adjunct Instructor - Anthropology


Depends on Qualifications


800 W University Parkway, Orem

Job Type

Adjunct/Overload Teaching

Job Number



College of Humanities/Social Science


Behavioral Science

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Closing Date


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Continuous Search

This position is posted on a continuous recruitment basis. This means that applications are accepted even though there may not be a position currently available.
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Position Announcement

The Behavioral Science Department at Utah Valley University is currently seeking an adjunct professor of anthropology. The successful candidate may teach upper and lower-division courses in anthropology.

Working under administrative direction from the program coordinator, department chairperson, and dean, individual shall perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Designs and teaches assigned courses in field of study;
  • Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught;
  • Prepares instructional materials (course outlines, syllabi, exams, mock-ups, visual aids, and instruction sheets) as necessary;
  • Instructs, manages, and supervises individual and groups in classrooms, laboratories, and shops through using appropriate teaching methods;
  • Evaluates instruction and learning by means of appropriate testing methods;
  • Maintains a student-oriented approach to education;
  • Recommends students for advancement and graduation;
  • Maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up;
  • Coordinates cooperative work experience programs and students as assigned;
  • Complies with university policies, procedures, guidelines, and standard operating procedures;
  • Assists advisors, department chairperson and or program coordinator, faculty, and department staff in maintaining an effective program;
  • Is thoroughly familiar with the academic freedom and professional responsibility statement and adheres to these policies;
  • Maintains desirable and safe classroom conditions.

Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to cultural diversity in its people and programs. As such, we have implemented an inclusion-based mission, incorporated inclusion within strategic planning, and actively participate in inclusive programs, such as ElevateHER. Thus, UVU encourages the applications of individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups in academia.

This position is posted on a continuous recruit basis. This means that applications are accepted even though there may not be a position currently available.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in the subject matter or a closely related area and two years of teaching or closely related professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in the subject matter or a closely related area AND one year of teaching or closely related professional experience.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content.
  • Skill in effective instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Effective interpersonal, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to manage, motivate, and evaluate students and instruction.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

EEO Statement:

UVU employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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