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Adjunct Pool Anthropology/Archeology - AY 2024-2025

Portland State University
Portland, Oregon
Closing date
Jul 22, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Portland State University's Anthropology Department invites applications for local Adjunct Instructors with expertise in core areas of Archeology and teaching experience to teach the following science-center archaeology courses, including;

ANTH 350/L Archaeological Method and Theory + Lab

A survey of current techniques, and theories applied in the discovery and analysis of archaeological materials. Learn and practice archaeological research design, interdisciplinary skills, field survey,

excavation, dating, and other analytical techniques. Four hours of lecture and 1 hour lab (350L) each week.

ANTH 364U The Archaeology of the Pacific Northwest

An examination of Indigenous societies in the Pacific Northwest of North America through time, starting from the earliest archaeologist evidence over 16,000 years ago to today. Students are introduced to scientific approaches to reconstructing the past. Major topics include the shift to sedentism; the formation of structural inequalities; and the development of complex and varied approaches to organizing labor, political, and economic systems.

ANTH 452/552 Archaeological Lab Methods

Students learn and practice archaeological lab methods and techniques through analysis of common materials (e.g. lithics, ceramics) recovered from archaeological sites.

ANTH 453/553 Archaeological Field Methods

Students learn the theory, methods, and practice of archaeological field work. Topics include research design, survey and reconnaissance, site excavation, sampling and recording techniques, mapping, and cultural resource management.

ANTH 455/555 Analysis of Faunal Remains

Student learn and practice recovery, identification, quantification, and interpretation of archaeological faunal remains. Seminar component involves discussion and critical review of recent faunal studies. Laboratory component introduces student to skeletal anatomy of vertebrates (with focus on fishes and mammals) and basic procedures used in faunal analysis

ANTH 456/556 Cultural and Heritage Resources Management

An introduction to the preservation, conservation, and management of cultural and heritage resources in North America, including the legal and regulatory frameworks. Topics include agency and private-sector archaeology, laws affecting antiquities trafficking, consultation with American Indian tribes and other stakeholders, traditional cultural properties, and landscape.

ANTH 460/560 Public and Community Archaeology

Reviews ways archaeology contributes to the modern world as a science and a humanity through addressing issues such as community heritage, social justice, and conservation biology. Students will develop a project that shares the benefits of archaeology with the public.

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