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Anthropology/Sociology Tenure Track Faculty Instructor

Southwestern Oregon Community
Coos Bay, Oregon
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type
Primary Purpose

Join our team and enjoy a work-life balance like no other! With paid holidays, sick leave, personal leave and time off between terms,you'll have the time to recharge and thrive. We invite you to join Southwestern Oregon Community College in fulfilling our mission by supporting the cultural and educational needs of our diverse communities.

We also offer exceptional insurance plans, including contributions to an HSA, affordable medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, Long Term Disability and AD&D. Apply now and experience the benefits of a caring community college that values your time and well-being.


To teach anthropology and sociology courses as assigned and to provide suitable instruction to other programs and transfer students. Opportunity to assist the Office of Institutional Effectiveness with qualitative research.

First Consideration Date for Applicants is June 10th, 2024

Description of Essential Functions

Instruction (80% of Time)
  • Teach a range of social science classes, which may include a range of anthropology and sociology courses: marriage and family, cultural anthropology, racial and ethnic relations, and Native American and Indigenous Studies.
  • Teach course information to students in groups and individually using instructional methodology appropriate to the audience and to the subject (e.g. lecture, demonstration, group discussion, technology-enhanced delivery, computer-assisted delivery, and distance delivery). Must be able to explain and deliver materials in a variety of ways to meet the needs of a broad range of learning abilities.
  • Curriculum development and modification by working with the Instructional Dean and other department faculty members in developing or modifying course content, course objectives, standards and instructional methods, degree and certificate programs.

Other Institutional Duties (20% of Time)
  • Demonstrate continued professional growth by staying current in and expanding knowledge of subject area(s) and teaching techniques through a plan of professional development. Attend conferences and professional meetings.
  • Participate in committees and other institutional duties as described in the faculty collective bargaining agreement.
  • This position may assist the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in qualitative research. These duties would be guided by the Director of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the Vice President of Instruction. This will require knowledge of research design, sampling, modeling, statistical analysis and data interpretation, which may include creating reports and presentation of results and recommendations and require experience analyzing and preparing data sets for IPEDS and other required official college reporting. Strong analytical and organizational skills will be required for these duties. Additional release time may be granted for this service to the institution.
  • This position may advise students as assigned. In this case, the faculty will meet with advisees at least once each term to assist students in determining goals, inform students of program and degree requirements, review student schedules and progress, and refer students to needed services. The faculty will maintain records of advising sessions to include dates of meetings, student major or goals, student progress, and other pertinent information.
  • All faculty are expected to participate in and provide information necessary for the recruitment and retention of students into their programs, the marketing of courses, programs, and the college. This may include travel and working with students and faculty in high schools, colleges and other institutions, and public and private agencies.
  • Support College leadership in developing departmental goals and objectives as part of the institution's continuous improvement cycle; this includes participating in the college wide accreditation process by preforming departmental planning, assessment, and improvement to meet core theme objectives and contribute to mission fulfillment.
  • Attend student convocation ceremony at the end of each academic year.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Master's Degree in anthropology, sociology, or closely related field.

A minimum of two (2) years teaching experience.

Successful applicants for this position must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation:
  • Mastery of the subject area at a sufficient level to instruct and coach students in the knowledge, skills and attitudes requisite for success in the courses and programs at Southwestern. Ability to evaluate student programs both empirically and holistically and to prescribe and develop curriculum materials for individuals and classes.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn teaching methods to instruct students of a variety of ages, backgrounds and learning abilities. Ability to adapt to various audiences, to find various explanations and to facilitate various learning styles.
  • Ability to work with and cooperate with college faculty and staff at all levels, as a team member with the Vice President of Instruction, Instructional Dean, other faculty, staff, and related industry/businesses in developing course content, objectives, standards, program curriculum, grading and instructional methods.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in writing using the English language with or without the use of auxiliary aids of services.
  • A level of computer literacy sufficient to use software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases to produce correspondence, document, and reports as required by the position and the ability to access student information for the purpose of advising and keeping student records.
  • Willingness to travel and/or teach/coach at various hours as required.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and carry out activities independently. Possess strong time management skills to support efficient work production and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform data entry and access various files in college-wide information system, word processing, and spreadsheet applications. Exhibit a high level of computer literacy, sufficient to use software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases to produce correspondence, documents, brochures, flyers, and reports. Accuracy in database management essential. A comfort level with advising using video and online technology a plus.




Applicants for this position possessing one or more of the following knowledge, skills and abilities with receive preferred consideration through the selection process.
  • Teaching experience at the college level or the equivalent.
  • Demonstrated learning and success in adult instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and professionally in areas of instruction, course and curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students with a wide range of ages, backgrounds and academic preparedness.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring students.
  • Preferred area of research or coursework in Native American and Indigenous Studies and/or in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Additional Job Information

JOB TITLE: Anthropology/Sociology FacultyLOCATION: Coos and Curry CountiesFTE: Full-Time

10-month/175 days, Per Federation ContractDEPARTMENT: InstructionSALARY SCHEDULE AND INITIAL PLACEMENT: Per Federation ContractEXEMPTION STATUS:ExemptPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: EnclosedREPORTS TO: Dean of InstructionCLASSIFICATION: Tenure-Track Faculty

REVISION DATE: May 2024EVALUATION: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with the faculty union contract and administrative procedures.


Southwestern Oregon Community College only accepts applications through this online application system. We want you to be successful in applying with us. We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application in advance of the deadline.

For assistance with this, please email For technical assistance with your application, please call (855) 524-5627.

Please note: We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them. Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum/special qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position. Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration.

Required documents must be provided at the time of application. Please remove any personal information such as photographs, date of birth, gender, social security number, and other protected information from your documents. Documents containing protected information will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Positions are subject to budget consideration and approval. For the candidate who is hired into this position, salary placement will be based on guidelines in administrative policies and procedures or collective bargaining agreements (as applicable). For this reason, please be sure to include everything in your application that you want the college to consider towards placement.

The college does not sponsor employees in the visa application process if they intend to use this as their means to work in the United States. This means that all required work visas must be in place and supported by appropriate evidence to be employed by Southwestern.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.
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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

This is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract nor is it intended to describe all responsibilities, skills, effort, or work conditions associated with the job someone in this position would perform. All employees of Southwestern Oregon Community College are expected to perform tasks as assigned by Southwestern Oregon Community College supervisory/management personnel regardless of job title or routine job duties.
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Applicants are eligible to use Veteran's Preference when applying with Southwestern Oregon Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will only be given if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.

  • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) - OR - Letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating a non-service connected pension.
  • Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at:

For information regarding Veteran's Preference qualifications, visit the following website:


It is the policy of Southwestern Oregon Community College Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, political affiliation, parental status, veteran status or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact Vice President of Administrative Services in Tioga 512. Phone 541-888-7206 or TDD 541-888-7368. All other issues, concerns, and complaints should also be directed to the Vice President of Administrative Services for referral to the appropriate Manager.

Annual Campus Crime/Annual Fire Safety (Clery Act) Report

The "Jeanne Clery Disclosure for Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" (formerly the Campus Security Act) is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information, including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding area. As a current or prospective Southwestern student or employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information. You may review this information here: Annual Campus Crime/Annual Fire Safety (Clery Act) Report. You may also obtain a hard copy of this information upon request by contacting Administrative Services at 541-888-7206.

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