AJ - Adjunct
Anthropology - Adjunct Faculty
School Of World Studies
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Anticipated Hiring Range
$1,200 per credit hour
Monroe Park Campus
Adjunct - Teaching
Normal work days
Normal work hours
Adjunct - Teaching
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Description of the Job
The Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities and
Sciences is recruiting adjunct faculty for the Fall 2021 semester
within the Anthropology Program of the School of World Studies. The
program is specifically looking for one or more instructors to
teach three Fall 2021 Anthropology courses (see course descriptions
below). The program may also need an Anthropology instructor for
the Spring 2022 semester. Your application will remain active for a
year; you may resubmit your application for subsequent years. Only
those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Position duties include:
- Instruct students in four-field Anthropology and/or Biological
- Meet all designated course instruction guidelines, including
course preparation, assessments, grading, records management and
submission of the course syllabus.
- Grade assignments and exams in a timely manner based on
- Respond to student inquiries within 24 hours.
- Submit final grades according to College/Department
Course description: ANTH 103. Introduction to Anthropology. 3
Hours. 3 credits. A general survey of anthropology with emphasis on
learning about and from global cultures, and on the four fields of
anthropology. NOTE : For Fall 2021, this course is completely
online and asynchronous.
Course description: ANTH 210. Biological Anthropology. 3 Hours. 3
credits. Prerequisite: ANTH 103. Explores the disciplinary subfield
of biological anthropology. Emphasis on the history and study of
humans as biological organisms. Topics include genetic, social and
ecological determinants of variation in human growth and biological
diversity, as well as human adaptation and adaptability, disease,
diet, and nutrition. NOTE : For Fall 2021, this course is
completely online with synchronous lecture times TR 9:30 –
Course description: ANTH 301. Human Evolution. 3 lecture and 2
laboratory hours. 4 credits. Introduces the range of human
diversity as well as a broad understanding of evolution and
evolutionary biology, particularly as it applies to hominid
evolution. Specific topics include basic genetics, primatology,
paleontology and the hominin fossil record. Crosslisted as: BIOL
341. NOTE : For Fall 2021, this course is completely online with a
synchronous lecture times TR 11:00 – 12:15 and four synchronous lab
periods; T 2:00 – 3:50, W 10:00 – 11:50, W 12:00 – 1:50, W 2:00 –
- EDUCATION : Master’s degree in Anthropology or a related
- COMPETENCIES / EXPERIENCE : Demonstrated teaching experience at
the university level. Demonstrated ability to use modern
instructional technology. Demonstrated experience teaching in
online formats. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a
diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do
so as a faculty member at VCU .
- Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or other terminal degree in
Anthropology or a related discipline is highly preferred
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Special Instructions to Applicants
For consideration, please upload a current CV, cover letter and
contact information for three references as an “other”
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Optional & Required Documents
- Do you have experience teaching online?
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Other Document
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)