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Instructor - Anthropology

Southeast Missouri State University
Missouri, United States
Posted date
Oct 18, 2018
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Instructor - Anthropology                                                                                                                Department of History and Anthropology                                                                                              College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 The Department of History and Anthropology at Southeast Missouri State University invites applications for a renewable non-tenure track position in Anthropology to begin in August 2019. Our small but growing anthropology program seeks an engaging and energetic instructor to teach a range of introductory anthropology classes, with the possibility of developing new courses based on the candidate’s expertise. We are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrable dedication to undergraduate education and with an appreciation for the regional service mission of a mid-sized university. The successful candidate will clearly communicate a vision for contributing to a rigorous four-field anthropology curriculum while providing individualized student support and opportunities for student success. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach face-to-face and online undergraduate classes
  • Recruit and advise students
  • Maintain a schedule of office hours
  • Attend meetings and engage in service
  • Supervise student use of Archaeology Laboratory 

Required Qualifications 

  • MA, MS, PhD, or ABD in Anthropology (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university).
  • Regional specialization that does not duplicate the specializations of current faculty
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of introductory anthropology courses at college/university level, including cultural anthropology courses
  • Archaeological fieldwork or laboratory experience
  • Demonstrated ability to teach both face-to-face and online courses.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and vision of Southeast Missouri State University as a regional institution of higher education
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities 

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model.  Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.  Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. 

Application Deadline:
The position is available August 1, 2019 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2018. 

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online by clicking on the position you wish to apply for at the below link, then click on the APPLY button at the top of the page: 

  • Letter of interest addressing position required qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • A sample course syllabus based on area of expertise from a class taught or would like to teach
  • Contact information for three professional references 

University Facts:  Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, over 11,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100.  Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri.  Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000.  Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

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