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Instructor of Anthropology (Archaeology)

Western Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Instructor of Anthropology (Archaeology)

Category: Faculty       
Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Mar 31, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: August 2021

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach the program's primary recruitment courses, Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology and Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, as well as other 200-300 level topical courses within the current course offerings. Candidates with expertise in the archaeology and cultures of the Americas are especially encouraged to apply.

RANK & SALARY: Full-time, non-tenure-track faculty appointment. Teaching load of 4/4 within Anthropology is required. Salary commensurate with Instructor/Associate Faculty. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ABD in Anthropology. Demonstrable expertise in anthropological archaeology. Commitment to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment for both on-campus and fully-online students. Record of or evidence of potential for excellence in undergraduate instruction.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD is preferred. Evidence of ability to teach at the university level and commitment to scholarly/research activities. Demonstrable experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Experience with online, face-to-face, and hybrid course delivery formats and the associated technologies. Noteworthy teaching experience in an academic setting is preferred.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The Anthropology Program is part of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, located on the Macomb campus. The program offers students training in the four-fields of Anthropology and is the first fully online BA in Anthropology program at an Illinois public college/university. We have long-standing relationships with regional institutions including the Field Museum of Natural History and Dickson Mounds Museum. Students also participate in short term study abroad programs, our Archeological Field School, and federally funded research. Anthropology majors may also pursue an Integrated Master's Degree in either Liberal Arts & Sciences or Museum Studies. For more information, please see

THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

More than 66 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate programs and two doctoral programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. Outside the classroom at Western, concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more are performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, as well as a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,432): A traditional, residential four-year campus offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,192): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) A letter of application

2) A detailed curriculum vitae including list of courses taught, grants awarded, and publications

3) Copies of unofficial academic transcripts; official transcripts will be required for the selected candidate

4) A teaching portfolio with sample syllabi, teaching evaluations and a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy

5) Names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

6) A separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on April 22, 2021.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Dr. Davison Bideshi at

For assistance with the online application system contact Human Resources at (309) 298-1971 or via email at


To apply, visit

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