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Part Time - Anthropology - Adjunct Instructor

Penn State University
University Park, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type
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Approval of remote and hybrid work is not guaranteed regardless of work location. For additional information on remote work at Penn State, see Notice to Out of State Applicants.


The Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences at Penn State Altoona invites applications for part-time instructors in Anthropology to teach entry level courses in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and/or archaeology.

Teaching opportunities include:
  • ANTH 1 - Understanding Humans
  • ANTH 2N - World Archaeology
  • ANTH 8 - Aztec, Inca, and Maya
  • ANTH 9N - The Rise of Civilization in the Old World
  • ANTH 11 - North American Archaeology
  • ANTH 21 - Introductory Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 22 - Humans as Primates

Undergraduate course descriptions are available at: Anthropology (ANTH) | Penn State (

Requirements and Qualifications
  • Candidates must hold a minimum of a Master's degree in Anthropology or a related field, and/or hold advanced certification/expertise in a related, specialized field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all vacancies are filled. Part-time teaching is for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. To apply, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Candidates should be prepared to provide the names, titles, and contact information (telephone, email, and mailing address) of three (3) professional references, if requested.

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